We are so elated that 2020 is finally arriving not only because this is the start of a New Year but also because we are celebrating 40 years in business!! Dr. and Mrs. Lane started their first practice in 1980. Lane & Associates has since grown to over 30 general practices with 10 specialty locations! We are proud to say that we employ over 450 amazing dental professionals in North Carolina including over 60 doctors.
It is amazing to see how far we’ve come in the last 40 years and the incredible relationships we’ve been able to develop with our patients. Some of our patients have been with us since day one & we thank you for the loyalty you’ve shown us. We are also incredibly thankful to be a part of so many communities throughout North Carolina & consistently give back through volunteer work, sponsorships, & so much more.
Again, thank you to all of our friends and family in the dental community and beyond. We are incredibly thankful to be apart of your lives.
Happy 2020! Let’s make this the best year yet!
Written by: Kaitlin Painter, Digital Marketing & Content Manager
Family Day 2019
Ever wondered what fun it is to be apart of the Lane & Associates family? Well here’s an inside scoop at our Annual Family Day which typically happens every Fall or Winter for the entire company. As part of the marketing department, I have a behind-the-scenes look at just how much work, planning, and creativity goes into each Family Day celebration.
What is “Family Day”?
Well, I’m glad you asked! Each year Lane & Associates and NCOSO’s Corporate team get together to plan an extravagant Employee Appreciation day for our employees and their families. We give away prizes ranging from Amazon Gift cards to Free Vacation Days to Trips to destinations like Italy! There is also a Cash Jar for employees and their family members to write their name on a dollar bill (or multiple bills) and whoever’s bill is picked from the jar wins the entire pot.
We truly believe the spirit surrounding Family Day is to bring everyone in the company together for fun and fellowship – games, food, prizes, our Doctor Bake-off, kids prizes, and tons of entertainment. It’s an event you wouldn’t want to miss!
This year our company Family Day was held outdoors on November 9th, a beautiful sunny Saturday at Phillips Farms in Cary. This is no ordinary farm though. Phillips Farms is filled to the brim with activities for the entire family and they have a knack for repurposing farming equipment into games that is one for the ages. Take a look at this musical instrument station that used to be farm tools and this seesaw made of John Deere parts.
About Phillips Farms
This Cary farm also offers different produce and adventures throughout the seasons. For example, this winter they will be selling Christmas Trees at the farm. They also offer Strawberry Picking in the summer and an adorable Pumpkin patch in the Fall. On top of that, this is a family-owned and operated farm. As sponsors of their Family Fun park, Lane & Associates is happy to collaborate and support another fantastic local business.
Our 2019 Family Day Theme
Now back to Family Day. This year we decided our theme would be geared more towards Fall and Thanksgiving due to the timing of the event and our marketing team came up with the idea to give each employee (and their family members) a Hoodie with our family day logo! Check out this family sporting their matching hoodies while feeding the fish at the pond.
Activities at Family Day 2019
After all 400+ employees and their families checked in, there were activities like the Corn Maze, human foosball, a haunted house (for the brave ones out there), Wagon ride, Cow Train, Pumpkin slingshot, Candy Cannon and more! Some of the little ones loved wading through the corn kernels and pretending it was a ball pit while also getting photos with characters that we brought in. Here’s a photo of one lucky little man with Peppa Pig! We also had Spider-Man sliding down the slides, some Minions up to no good, and Ninja Turtles roaming around near the pizza truck.
For the rest of us kids (and let’s face it, we’re all kids at heart) there were activities like the inflatable jumping pillows, race cars, a photo booth, feeding the goats, carnival games, and even the Pumpkin slingshot. Not gonna lie, the pumpkin slingshot was a favorite of mine. I didn’t go through the haunted clown house but I heard it was creepy and thrilling for those who dared to enter.
Now onto the good stuff…Food!
That’s right. The food at Family Day 2019 consisted of 7 amazing food trucks from around the area. We had BBQ, sweet potato fries, tacos, arepas, dumplings, hotdogs, pizza…you name it! The farm also had its Ice Cream station for each attendee and a Kettlecorn station for every family to get a bag full of delicious popcorn. Yum!
Speaking of yum, our Doctors had a pretty sweet competition going on during the event as well. We had 13 doctors enter our Doctor Bake-Off for a chance at winning one of three cash prizes. Random employees were picked to be our Bake-off Judges and given two pennies to place in jars next to their top two choices. Our winners were…
Each doctor received a cash prize and a custom wooden spoon with their prize place listed. Check out those winning smiles!
Our doctors were kind enough to share their recipes with us below but, of course, they kept a few winning secrets to themselves. Click on the photos to see an enlarged recipe. Thank you to all of our doctors who participated this year!
Prizes at Family Day
You saw me mention a few prizes earlier but I wanted to highlight the other amazing prizes for this year’s drawings. We had gift card drawings for restaurants, Starbucks, Target, TJMaxx, Home Depot, Spa Finder, Kohls, and many many more. There were also themed gift baskets like our Date Night basket, Girls Night Out basket, and even a Spa Gift Basket. The gift card tree is shown below and our Spa basket winner took a shot of her goodies for us as well!
We gave away a ton of incredible electronic gifts like iPads, Airpods, and even some amazing kitchen gadgets like Ninja Food processors and KitchenAid Blenders. The final prizes were our Grand Prize giveaways in which two lucky winners received trips: one prize was a Trip for 4 on a Carribean Cruise & the other was a Trip for 2 to Rome!
We are Family
Talk about a lucky group of employees. I feel very privileged to be involved with a company like Lane & Associates Family Dentistry that truly gives back to not only the community but also to their employees. Being a part of this company is like no other & I know I’m not alone in saying.. Thank you Dr. & Mrs. Lane for starting and building this company from the ground up. We are all lucky to have you as our leaders.
Just as an inside scoop…Family Day 2020 will be even better! See you next year!
Written by: Kaitlin Painter | Digital Marketing & Content Manager | email@example.com
Lane & Associates is proud to Sponsor the NC High School Football Friday Night Rivals 2019
This year is back and bigger than ever as the toughest NC high school football teams battle it out to see who will be the Friday Night Rival Champion! Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is proud to be involved in the Friday Night Rivals for two years in a row and is excited to be attending every game during the season.
Lane and Associates’ Smile Squad will be out and about at every game this season to hand out FREE T-shirts, pop-sockets, holographic sunglasses, water bottles, and more! So be sure to stop by our booth for a chance to win even more prizes by spinning our prize wheel or tag us on social media wearing any of our gear!
Use #LAASMILE for a chance to be featured on our social accounts (and maybe win some other fun prizes)!!
Come join us this weekend on Saturday, August 10th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Cardinal Charter Academy Block Party with Lane & Associates Family Dentistry!
We will have Pizza & IceCream food trucks and a Kids Art station to take home your masterpieces! Music will be jamming and Prizes will be available on our prize wheel to spin and win. Our backyard games like Corn hole will be out. There will also be some AMAZING New Patient & Orthodontic Giveaways!!
Our Spring cleaning turned into Summer cleaning but we raised some funds along the way!
Since the original Yard Sale date was rained out TWICE, we were so happy to finally hold our Warehouse yard sale benefitting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Staff at each of our dental offices donated items ranging from clothes to toys to large kitchen gadgets to help us raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on Saturday, June 22nd. We are so thankful for the entire Fuquay-Varina community for showing up to our Warehouse Yard Sale and graciously donating to a cause dear to our hearts!
Our dental staff put out yummy snacks and drinks for sale while participants came to shop. They also helped many folks carry large items to their vehicles. Not to mention the hours of labor leading up to the event – through arranging transport from far away offices like Winston-Salem or tagging each toy with price tags. We are so grateful for our team!
Take a look at the photos from the event below! We also want you to keep a look out for our upcoming raffle in July! It’s benefitting Kay Yow Cancer Fund once again to help us complete our goal of raising $50,000! Here’s a hint…we do it every year and always sport some fabulous Summer suns on our shirts! 🌴Can you guess what it is?
Look no further than the Girl’s World Expo!! This year Lane & Associates Family Dentistry had the pleasure of being Presenting Sponsors for the Raleigh NC 2019 Girls World Expo at the Hilton Raleigh in North Hills on May 19th. Girls World Expo is a day-long event created BY local teen girls FOR local teen girls – the local Raleigh Girls Advisory Board is made up of teens from Raleigh who have created this unique show! These girls have also worked closely with their local media partner, to fill the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations, and vendors that serve needs in the Raleigh area!
Starting off the day with a bang was the welcome and Girls of Merit Award Ceremony where local Raleigh girls were recognized for their many achievements in the community. Our very own Social Media Manager, Alicia Wilson, spoke at the brunch to give our sincere congratulations to the girls. Check out the beautiful stars who were chosen as this year’s Raleigh Girls of Merit below!
Included in the day’s events were musical and dance performances by a variety of female artists, singers, and dance groups. Miss North Carolina USA and Miss North Carolina Teen USA were also in attendance along with a wonderful panel of strong female leaders in their industry. Exhibits and Workshops including Robotics, Tae Kwon Do, Wood Sign painting, STEM projects, Fashion Shows, and Vision Boards for Success were scattered throughout the expo. The attendees also had a chance to attend sessions such as “Using LinkedIn to Obtain Scholarships and Internships”, “Walking in My Womanness”, and “The Achievement Mindset” while also hearing from the Fearless Female panel. This panel included such names as Dr. Jo Allen (President of Meredith College), Carnela Renee Hill (CEO of CR Hill Design Group LLC) and Dina Schweisthal (Founder/Owner of KNACK DIY Craft Studio).
Many of the attendees also had opportunities to win prizes, interact with vendors at the Exhibitor Marketplace, enjoy the Live Music and Entertainment while also learning new & exciting trends for females! From Comic book graphics to Science & Tech, the future is female and we at Lane & Associates are proud to sponsor events such as the Girls World Expo that breathe life to the true foundation of a healthy happy journey for women at every age. Thank you for coming out to spend time with us and we hope to see you at next year’s event!
We are so excited to be out and about this weekend in our Roseboro NC and Garner NC communities! Our Lane & Associates Roseboro team will be visiting the City of Roseboro’s 2nd Annual Bloom Fest on Saturday, April 27th and celebrating the beautiful history of Roseboro’s springtime fun!
When is the Roseboro BloomFest 2019? Saturday, April 27th from 10AM-4PM
Where is the Roseboro BloomFest located? Downtown Roseboro NC
How much does the Roseboro BloomFest cost? This event is entirely FREE for the whole family!
What events will they have at the Roseboro BloomFest 2019? The town of Roseboro is hosting their second annual festival with live music, entertainment, food, 40+ vendors and FREE art projects, bounce houses and Touch-A-truck exhibit for kids!!
Our Lane & Associates Garner dental team will be out and about at the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Strawberry Festival this weekend and they are BERRY excited! Our staff will be out with our amazing prize wheel for a chance to win some branded swag, treats, and other fun goodies! Don’t forget to scan our QR code at the event to enter to win a $100 Target Gift Card! You can find our tent by looking for the Blue and White stripes.
When is the Garner NC Strawberry Festival 2019? Saturday, April 27th from 9AM to 7PM
Where is the Garner NC Strawberry Festival located? Technology Drive, Garner NC 27529
Map of the Garner NC Strawberry Festival 2019:
How much does the NC Strawberry Festival cost? The event itself does not require tickets and most activities are FREE. There are some Food trucks and other vendors that will have food/drinks for sale. We are hoping for LOTS of Strawberry themed options!
What events will they have at the Garner NC Strawberry Festival 2019? The Festival will include Large Inflatables, Pony Rides, Beer & Wine Garden, many Arts & Craft vendors, Family-oriented Activities, Classic Car Show, Music and Dance Entertainment, Assorted Food Vendors, and of course Strawberries!
What is the Schedule of Events for the Garner NC Strawberry Festival?
9AM – Vendor Fair and Food Trucks, Pony Rides Open, Inflatables, Kids Games Open, Car Show Registration Opens
We want to send a very special thank you to all our Egg-ceptional attendees, Sponsors, Volunteers, and the entire Cleveland area community for joining us at the first Annual Eggceptional Easter Eggstravaganza event!
This being our first year putting on an event of this magnitude we are especially thankful to all attendees for their patience & we are taking every suggestion into consideration for next year’s event to make it even more egg-ceptional. From the Toddler Egg Hunt to our Cash Carnival to the big Helicopter Egg Drop our event was filled with fun activities for the entire family!
A Warm Thank You to Our Sponsors & Volunteers
To our host C3 Church in Clayton, NC and our co-presenting sponsor Ugly Mug Bean & Brew we want to send a very warm thank you! Without your generous participation and sacrifice of time, we could not have succeeded. From stickering 25,000 eggs to support at the event itself we are overwhelmed with the efforts that our community has given. Thank you also to all of our amazing service sponsors and vendors that either donated funds, amazing prizes, or time to ensure the event ran smoothly. We are so incredibly lucky to serve in the Cleveland area alongside each of you.
Watch as two of our amazing staff members, Alicia and Holly, walk us through the entire event below.
Watch the 2019 Helicopter Egg Drop!
The Helicopter dropped over 25,000 Easter Eggs on Saturday, April 20th at the C3 Church in Clayton, NC. Crowds were amazed by the Helicopter (and especially the pilots!) for their dexterous work in successfully maneuvering the fields and supplying eggs. Out of all of the Easter eggs, there were some special GOLDEN eggs supplied by our sponsors with goodies inside. We hope everyone loved the surprises inside!
Our favorite free event, besides the Helicopter Egg drop, was a tie between our Easter themed photobooth sponsored by Curtains Up Photobooth and the Easter Puppet show. Being able to pick out your background for each photo at the photo booth while also receiving a digital and print copy to take with you was a wonderful keepsake. Check out our Easter Puppet show that played in our Lane & Associates tent during the event below!
Easter Puppet Show Video
& More fun!
The yummy food this year was fantastic and we want to thank all of our amazing food trucks for coming out: Poblanos Tacos & More, Qspresso, Hole Mole, Baguettaboutit, Sweet Treats by Pablanos, and Frost Bite! We hope all of our attendees got to sample multiple food trucks (including the dessert trucks!) and enjoy themselves by sitting by the volleyball courts and cornhole sets.
Our vendors had a wonderful time handing out Free prizes, performing Free Invisalign® scans, painting faces, and helping kids have an awesome Easter event at the cash Carnival! We had a blowup Dragon bounce house that had the longest line but was definitely worth the wait and even some fun games like “Throw the pie” and Skee ball! From all of us at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, we hope you had a safe and happy time at our Eggceptional Easter Eggstravaganza. We hope to see you next year!!
Join us on Saturday, April 20th from 12-4pm as we drop 25,000 Easter Eggs from a Helicopter!
The Eggceptional Easter Eggstravaganza will be held at the C3 Church in Garner, NC. We will have a FREE Easter Egg hunt for ages 0-12, FREE Easter-themed photobooth for all ages, and FREE entertainment! We will also have a Cash Carnival (Bounce Houses, Face-painting, Slides, Games) and delicious Food Truck options for purchase!