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Janice Cutler of North Raleigh Florist Co-Organizes Wake County Business Alliance Job Shadowing Week

Wake County Business Alliance Chair and Owner of North Raleigh Florist Connects Local Students with Industry Professionals

Raleigh, NC, January 09, 2011 --( Janice Cutler, owner of North Raleigh Florist ( and chair of the Wake County Business Alliance, has announced that the program will host a week of job shadowing opportunities for students of Mt. Vernon Middle School from Monday, Jan. 10 through Friday, Jan. 15. During this time, students will spend a morning under the mentorship of professionals from various industries of their choosing. Participating organizations include Creech Import Repair, Bland Landscaping, N.C. State University’s Department of Biological Sciences and Clean Design. The week of job shadowing is part of the program’s annual series of events organized by the Alliance, which was preceded by mock interviews and a career fair earlier this year.

The Wake County Business Alliance is a collaborative partnership between business leaders throughout Wake County and the educators at local middle and high schools. The career and life expertise of these business leaders provides students with the relevancy between education and future careers. Through career-related events, businesses can help prepare students to be future employees of Wake County. For more information on the Wake County Business Alliance and how to become involved, visit

“I am proud of the progress made by both the Alliance and our students this year, and am grateful to all of the organizations who are opening up their doors to the kids this January,” said Cutler. “The opportunity to gain face time with professionals from specific industries of the students’ interest is a key part of our program each year.”

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- In September, Cutler was recognized with the award for Leadership and Service for her work with the Wake County Business Alliance for Mt. Vernon Middle School.

- This is Cutler’s second year as chairperson for the Alliance. She works closely with Mt. Vernon’s career development counselor to provide leadership for the Alliance, engage in the planning and organization of career-related activities for students, facilitate meetings, implement goals and encourage Alliance members to meet them, and communicate the mission and goals of the alliance to the community.

About North Raleigh Florist:
North Raleigh Florist, owned by Janice Cutler, former owner of Montgomery’s Florist from 1996-2001, is committed to providing only the finest floral arrangements and gifts. Located at 7457 Six Forks Road in Raleigh, the firm is convenient to North Hills and Crabtree Valley Mall, local businesses and a host of special-event locations. Honored by Metro Magazine with a MetroBravo! Award in 2008 and 2009, and named Best Florist by Independent Weekly’s 2010 Best of the Triangle awards, North Raleigh Florist is a full-service florist specializing in fabulous containers with elaborate designs for any occasion, and always offers the latest trends in floral design. The firm offers a variety of services including fresh flowers, silk flowers and plants for any occasion for local delivery and out of town ordering, in addition to a Sunday on-call option for sympathy work. For more information on North Raleigh Florist, please visit their Web site at or call (919) 847-3381 or (800) 447-5435.

Kathleen Mongero
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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