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Rocky Top Hospitality to Host Mad Men Martini Mixer for Mentoring Event

Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, has announced that Bogart’s American Grill will host Mad Men Martini Mixer for Mentoring event on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ABC 11 Eyewitness News Anchor Barbara Gibbs Serves As Emcee for “Auction for the Animals"

ABC 11 Eyewitness News has announced that news anchor Barbara Gibbs served as Master of Ceremonies for the Second Chance Pet Adoptions’ 10th Annual Auction for the Animals event, held July 31 at Casper’s Delightful Inspirations.

The Chef’s Academy Names Regional President

The Chef’s Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 107-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 30 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced Jayson M. Boyers as the regional president.

CAI Hosts 2010 Compensation & Benefits Conference Sept. 16-17

Bruce Clarke, president and CEO of CAI, Inc., a human resource management firm that helps organizations maximize employee engagement while minimizing employer liability, has announced that the company will host the 2010 Compensation & Benefits Conference

Royal Oaks Building Group Begins Village of Lexington Expansion

Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC, has announced that the company has begun building its first phase of homes in the Village of Lexington.

North Carolina Theatre Releases Little Shop Of Horrors Podcast

Kristin Buie, communications manager of North Carolina Theatre, has announced the release of a podcast presenting information about Little Shop of Horrors, a rock musical that will run Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 26.

Raleigh Regional Association Of REALTORS to Host Safety Seminar

Theresa Clark, president of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) (, has announced that the association will host a free safety seminar on Friday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m., with free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The seminar is available to Wake County REALTORS® and will be held at RRAR’s office at 111 Realtors Way in Cary. Leigh Woody, senior trainer of Citizens Against Crime, will teach real estate agents how to protect themselves at work and home by reacting appropriately to dangerous situations, being aware of their surroundings and empowering themselves with careful precautions. Other issues that will be discussed include open houses, vacant properties, unfriendly dogs, unsafe property and threatening phone calls. To register, e-mail Sonya Yankoglu at or call (919) 654-5400.

Fuentek Names Doug Foster Technology Transfer Consultant

Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC, has announced that Doug Foster has joined the firm as a technology transfer consultant. In this position, Foster performs market-based technology screens and assessments.

Michael Dean’s Seafood Grill And Oyster Bar Honored by OpenTable

Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, has announced that Michael Dean’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar has been recognized by OpenTable’s 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards.

Raleigh Artist Vinita Jain’s Work Featured In Kudos International Art Competition

Vinita Jain, a local artist specializing in acrylic and pastel painting, has announced that her pastel painting “Fire in the Sky” has been chosen as an exhibition finalist for Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition.