For more than 70 years, Triangle Family Services (TFS) has helped families in need by working to eliminate family violence, improve financial stability, and promote emotional well-being.
The non-profit coordinates diverse programs, including consumer credit counseling services, individual and family counseling, and medication management.
Numerous volunteers and partner organizations
help keep TFS running, along with the patronage of the general public during special events such as the family-centric Tea with Santa, taking place on November 29 at The Umstead Hotel and Spa from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and an adults only evening gala located the same night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wines for Humanity's professional wine advisers lead in-home tastings that teach guests the finer points of a five-point wine-tasting technique, all while raising funds for local charities. As students sip several exclusive vintages, they learn to judge wines' colors, aromas, and voting records, as well as pick out suitable food pairings. Before the tasting event, Wines for Humanity will bring glasses to the home while selected wines will be delivered by a local retailer and hosts are encouraged to prepare complementary cheese and crackers. Wines that are selected for tasting run at an average of $21 per bottle.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
On Time Signing specializes in not only the client, but handling time sensitive documents with a sense of urgency. Contact On Time Signing I9 verifications, providing witnesses for documents signings and much more.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
On Time Signing was created out of my desire to put my bachelors degree to use and no longer be an employee while providing much needed service to the community during the most crucial times.
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting so many new people and hearing the positive comments from the clients. I've had so many referrals from past customers.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
" ......it was so refreshing to see you pull up, I never knew there was a service like this that existed".
Steven Zanella and Ron Hines didn't just want to start a cafe. They wanted to create a neighborhood gathering spot where friends might share a laugh over a muffin still warm from the oven. Cafe Carolina and Bakery creates ample opportunities for this kind of connection at all four of its locations. The bakery keeps the air suffused with the aromas of fresh bread and cookies, inviting guests to linger over their morning coffee with a chocolate croissant or one of the cafe’s signature blue-swirled cupcakes. Meeting friends for lunch at Cafe Carolina can spare you the cruel choice between the hawaiian BBQ pork flatbread or the grilled chipotle chicken panini; just order both and share. The kitchen also hand-tosses salads to order and ladles hearty soups into edible sourdough bread bowls. Cafe Carolina’s sense of community extends beyond its walls, too. The restaurant donates food and supports local charities.
Toxic Free North Carolina provides education about pesticide hazards and aims to change the way communities view and use toxic chemicals, with the goal of reducing pesticide pollution. In addition to combating pesticide exposure among the general population, the organization focuses specifically on farm workers and their families, who are at a particularly high risk for pesticide exposure, with programming that aims to reduce their risk and address hunger in that population.
A small group founded 2PawsUp in 2007 to help transport animals from the local shelter to potential adopters. After a few months of this service, 2PawsUp expanded into an adoption agency. Today, it rescues animals from high-kill shelters, provides medical care, and helps find them loving, permanent homes. It also spays or neuters animals to limit the growth of the stray-animal population.