Harold’s Blog: The Incident at Wachovia, Town Planning Priorities

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 13, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Business Meetings

This week was busy with two Chatham County meetings, a join meeting in Morrisville, and a council meeting. Read more

Harold’s Blog: State of the Town, School Reassignment, Waste Water, Land Use

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 30, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This week was a busy week for me. I was especially anxious about the State of the Town address to the chamber on Wednesday since it is one of my biggest presentations of the year. Read more

Video: State of the Town 2011

Cary, NCorth Carolina, Wednesday January 25, 2011 – This morning, Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht delivered the State of the Town address for 2011 to a packed house at Prestonwood Country Club. The annual event is sponsored by the Cary Chamber of Commerce. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Schools, Roads, a $1000 Check and a Town Zoo?

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 23, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This week was highlighted by a several intergovernmental events and meetings. Read more

Council Staff Retreat, Part 1

Story and photos by Brent Miller

January 14, 2011 CARY, NC – Embassy Suites in Cary was the host for he two-day Cary Town Council/Staff retreat, an annual meeting that enables Cary’s elected officials and senior staff to discuss vision, strategy and hot topics in an informal setting. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Local Mayors Meet, Town Council/Staff Retreat

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 16, 2011.

This was a busy week which was highlighted by a short council meeting and the staff/council retreat. Read more

Harold’s Blog: State of the Town Now and Planning for the Future

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 9, 2011.

Wastewater, Chatham County and Red Light Cameras

On Tuesday I met with the town manager to go over current issues. We discussed the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities, the new Chatham County commissioners, and red light cameras. Read more

2011 Economic Forecast for Cary

 

Story by Matt Young. Charts from 2011 Economic Forecast by Michael Walden. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, N.C. – Wednesday, the Cary Chamber hosted the 2011 Economic Forecast at Prestonwood Country Club. The featured speaker was Dr. Michael Walden, Wm Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, N.C. State University.

The breakfast event drew about 200 people – a robust turnout. Dr. Walden remarked that the strong attendance in Cary was a positive economic sign. Read more

Video: Science & Math are Cool, Kids

Cary, NC – For America to maintain a top quality workforce in the coming decades, science, technology and math education needs to be a priority.

Toward that end, 100 top U.S. CEOs have banded together to form ChangeTheEquation.org. In their own words, “Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of our nation’s young people.”

Part of the challenge is make those subjects attractive to the current generation of students. In the parlance of our children, growing up to be a scientist, mathematician or engineer has to be a “cool” career choice.

Change the Equation challenged its member companies to produce brief videos featuring an employee or group of employees who use math or science in exciting or unexpected ways. Many companies answered the call.

SAS won.

Congratulations to a Cary company and a flagship of the technology industry. Show this video to your kids.

Yes, Virginia, it’s cool to be a scientist, mathematician or engineer. In fact, it rocks.

You can also see this video on YouTube.
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