Entries by Lindsey Chester

History: Desegregating Cary

All photos by Brooke Meyer Cary, NC – The turbulent Civil Rights Era was experienced right here in the Town of Cary, but many of us don’t know about it. Real Life Stories Peggy Van Scoyoc, Cary’s oral historian,  recently published a book titled “Desegregating Cary” to tell real life stories about people that lived through […]

Hidden Giant: Lonesource

Lonesource is a business to business company, they do not sell directly to consumers. When they opened in 2000, they started selling to banking firms and then expanded into clinical research and architectural companies. They aim to be the “one stop shop” where a firm can buy not only office supplies, but entrance mats, water filters, stools, whatever they need to do business. They have developed an easy to use customer interface so that clients can order everything in one online space once they are a registered customer.

Hidden Giant: HCL

This is the second in our Hidden Business Giants in Cary series. In this story, we profile HCL. It’s a $5 billion business with 55,000 employees around the world.

A History of Spring Daze in Cary

Cary, NC- It’s spring in Cary and that means Spring Daze is just around the corner. This Saturday, April 24th, marks the 17th annual Spring Daze. The Festival celebrates the arts as well as the outdoors occurring when it does at Fred G. Bond Park during the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day.

Arts: Studio 123

Apex, NC- One of the things I like best about working for CaryCitizen is that I can tell stories about the local people that you, our readers, might not know about otherwise.

Hidden Giant: LORD Corporation

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. One of these Hidden Giants is LORD Corporation. We sat down with Richard McNeel, the President of Lord, a couple of weeks ago.