Cary, N.C. – We met with Cary Town Manager Ben Shivar on Friday. We sat down in the conference room in the Administration Building on Academy Street.
It was “casual Friday” and staff was scurrying around in jeans. Ben had on a sports jacket and button down. I teased him about it and he chuckled.
Ben is a pleasant, thoughtful man. “Tell me about your background”, I said. “Well, I have 33 years in local government service,” he said. We joked about whether or not that makes him qualified for the job and then we talked for an hour and a half. Read more
Cary, N.C.- Not long ago we met with Pat Bazemore, the Chief of Police. The next day, we had an interview with Allan Cain, Cary’s Fire Chief. Allan is a friendly guy, but matter-of-fact. It was obvious he is dedicated to his work. He just laughed when I asked him what he did with his free time. Read more
Cary, NC – This story is the first in what we hope to be a continuing series about large businesses that chose to place their headquarters here in Cary. We call the series “Hidden Giants” because they’re big, and somewhat unknown.
We all know about RTP and SAS, but did you know that there are many other world-wide enterprises located right here in Cary? They employ thousands of people, maybe you or one of your neighbors.
One of these Hidden Giants is LORD Corporation. We sat down with Richard McNeel, the President of Lord, a couple of weeks ago. Read more