Our Membership Meetings

Our membership meetings allow us to come together as an organization and learn about our community and its members. We share news and updates from town officials, sponsoring members, nonprofits and most importantly, you. Our meetings are free to attend for members and we allow guests to attend a meeting before deciding on whether to become a member.

2020 Membership Meeting Dates

Breakfast – 7:30am to 9:00am
Lunch – 11:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: The Matthews House

January 9th – Breakfast
February 6th – Breakfast
March 5th – Lunch
April 2nd – Breakfast
May 7th – Breakfast
June 4th – Lunch
July 9th – Breakfast
August 6th – Breakfast
September 3rd – Lunch
October 1st – Breakfast
November 5th – Breakfast
December 3rd – Lunch

Sample Meeting Agenda

(adjust accordingly for Lunch Meetings with a start time of 11:30am)

7:30-8:00am Open Networking (Breakfast Served at 7:45)
8:00-8:10am Introduction to Speaker
8:10-8:30am Featured Speaker
8:30-8:40am Questions
8:40-8:50pm Town Updates
8:50-9:00am Membership Announcements

Town Updates include but are not limited to: Town of Cary Represenatives, Police Department, Fire Department, Cultural Arts Center, Town Council, Chamber of Commerce, and Sponsoring Members.

2020 Speakers Roster

(subject to change on the speaker’s availibility)

Paul Gregg Executive Director, Glenaire
Downtown Development Panel
Bill Fletcher Wake Co. Board of Education
Cathleen Turner Regional Dir., Preservation North Carolina
William D. Lewis Cultural Arts Manager, Town of Cary
Mayor Harold Weinbrecht Mayor of the Town of Cary
Police Chief Toni Dezomits and Fire Chief Mike Cooper Public Safety
Joe Millazo Executive Director, Regional Transportation Alliance
Kris Carmichael Page Walker

If you have an idea for a speaker or if you would be interested in being our speaker, please reach out to us at admin@heartofcary.org

If you’re interested in sponsoring a membership meeting, please fill out this contact form

Please contact admin@heartofcary.org
with your questions and interest.

Connected to the Heart of Downtown Cary since 1997

Our Mission is to inform, engage, support and empower merchants, organizations, and residents of Downtown Cary.

We do it by hosting membership meetings that feature speakers, announcements on current events in downtown and a meal. We also host events that bring people to downtown Cary and political forums. Members are encouraged to become involved through committees and by serving on the Board of Directors.

The Heart of Cary Association is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board oversees all committees. We have recently formed a merchants’ committee. Soon we will also form committees for nonprofits and residents. These committees will represent our three main stakeholders, and will meet to ensure that their interests are being taken into account within the Heart of Cary Association.

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