K’dale chamber honors
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year” winner and Rex Wellness Center of Knightdale is the “Large Business of the Year,” winner.
Josh Francis of Greystone at Widewaters received the Distinguished Service Award.
The chamber announced the winners at its annual banquet in February.
People Helping People comes to Zebulon
PHP of North Carolina, Inc. is opening an office in Zebulon. There is an open house beginning at noon March 15 at 700B Pony St., Zebulon. PHP provides care for individual with intellectual and development disabilities. They focus on community access and “applying basic principles for better involvement in community related activities,” according to Executive Director, Terry D. Ward. For details call 919-220-0021.
Dunn joins TrustAtlantic Bank
Justin P. Dunn is leaving Four Oaks Bank in Zebulon to become Vice President and Commercial Relationship Officer at TrustAtlantic Bank. His new position is at the Bank’s corporate headquarters in Raleigh.
Dunn will be responsible for developing business banking relationships in Raleigh and Cary.
The New Bern native is also a N.C. State University graduate with more than 12 years experience in banking, most of which has been in the Wake County market.
Dunn and his wife Callie live in Raleigh with their two children.
Big Cart coming to Piggly Wiggly
Shoppers and visitors at the Piggly Wiggly Truckload Sale in Zebulon can check out the super sized Got to Be N.C. Big Cart March 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Piggly Wiggly 506 W. Gannon Ave.
The Big Cart, equipped with a Chevrolet 396 V-8 engine measures 13 feet tall and 15 feet long. The Big Cart represents Agriculture and agribusiness, North Carolina’s leading industry. This industry generates almost $72 billion for the economy and employees a fifth of the state’s workforce.
Got to Be NC Agriculture is the state’s marketing program for products grown and made in North Carolina. The RV and the Big Cart are two tools used to promote the agriculture industry and commodities produced here.
Local residents become CPAs
Donna Gallagher of Wendell and Sarika Agarwal of Knightdale have received approval from the state board of Certified Public Accounts for licensure as CPAs.
Gallagher and Agarwal passed the CPA exam, and met the board’s licensure requirements including demonstrating “strong moral character,” according board spokeswoman, Lisa Hearne.
Each year CPAs have to renew their licenses and complete 40 continuing education hours, which Gallagher and Agarwal did.