Inspiration in the Studio

Labor Day....a real day of labor!

Labor Day….a legal holiday which honors labor and working people.  For me, this holiday weekend started with real labor.  For some time now I’ve been a member of the Triangle Alliance Group, a team of proven professionals that partner to grow and nurture business relationships.

Today our members joined forces to volunteer our time at a Clean Up Day for the Durham Rescue Mission’s newly opened Bargain Center.  The Bargain Center is located at 10701 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh and offers 18,000 square feet of “shop ’til you drop” bargains.  It is an excellent place for Triangle residents to recycle and reuse furniture, clothing and household items.  It also provides jobs and serves as a training center for the men and women who are residents at the Durham Rescue Mission, many of whom were once homeless.


Alliance Group members hard at work include Troy Menges with Planworx Architecture and Richard Novacek with NOVAservices.


A special thanks to Shawn Saunders with the Durham Rescue Mission and Greg Smith with Greenscape.  Although they look like they are relaxing, they were responsible for coordinating the successful day!


If your Labor Day weekend includes cleaning out closets, please consider donating to the Bargain Center (or just stop by to shop the bargains)!


My labor is complete for the week.  I’m off to enjoy the fruits of my labor and wish you all the same!