TRC Wins Morrisville Small Business of the Year
MORRISVILLE – The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the 2013 James M. Pugh Small Business Award to Triangle Rock Club during their Annual Meeting in February.
The award was named after one of Morrisville’s most successful businessmen in the late 1800s – James Pugh.
Triangle Rock Club (TRC), an indoor rock climbing gym and fitness center located off the Morrisville Parkway, opened in December 2007 with 6 employees. Today, they have 32 employees and are currently expanding their state-of-the-art facility, which will triple the amount of climbing terrain within their facility. When complete, TRC will host over 24,000 square feet of climbing terrain and be the largest indoor climbing gym in a five-state region.
Thanks in-part to their diverse list of program offerings, TRC has more than weathered the recent economic hardship, significantly increasing revenues each of the last three years. TRC currently offers both day-passes and climbing gym memberships, summer and track-out climbing camps, individual & group climbing instruction, climbing birthday parties, lock-ins, and teambuilding events. Their sister company, Triangle Rock Guides, also offers guided outdoor climbing trips in North Carolina and around the country.
“TRC’s growth wouldn’t be nearly as substantial without the tandem growth of the local climbing community,” said Managing Partner Joel Graybeal. “TRC has become a true community venue: from organized Meet Up group events to our Nationally-Ranked Junior Climbing Team, the Morrisville community has invested their time and interests into climbing and we, in-turn, are re-investing in them through the expansion of our facility.”
The new facility is set to break ground May and should open in early December 2013.
To learn more about the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, please visit MorrisvilleChamber.org.
Reel Rock in the Triangle
The Reel Rock 7 film tour came to Chapel Hill on Wednesday, Feb. 20th! Thanks in part to TRC’s promotion and raffle contributions, the crowd came within a handfull of seats of filling the Varsity Theater and raised close to $600 for th annual Reel Rock Film Tour will be bringing the best in climbing and adventure films to the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill. TRC was on hand along with CCC officers to toss out T-shirts and raffle a number of prizes including a $100 TRC gift card.
OTHER TRC PARTNERS
We are proud to support local and national charities that are important to us and our members. Please fill out our contact form to email us with questions, comments, additions, or requests. We know that as a responsible member of the local climbing community we must be involved and give back, when possible.
Organizations We Support As Members
Other Organizations We Support
Community Organizations To Which We Donate
(Includes schools, fundraisers, relief funds, comps, scouts, YGP, YMCA, etc.)
Alliance Medical Ministry
American Heart Association/Triangle Heart Ball
American Red Cross
A.V. Baucom Elementary
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boy Scouts of America
Cary Christian School PTA
Davis Drive Elementary PTA
Easley Elementary PTA
Fight Gone Bad
Find A Partner
Franciscan School of Raleigh
Gala for Hope
Green Hope Elementary PTA
Lerner Jewish Community Day
Morrisville Chamber of Commerce
Morrisville Elementary PTA
NC Police Benevolent Association (Cary)
Northwoods Elementary PTA
Park Village Swim Team
The Raleigh School
SPCA of Wake County
Special Olympics of NC
St. Michael School
Toast of the Triangle
Union Grove United Methodist Church
USMC Supply Co., 4th Battalion Team Brick
Weatherstone Elementary PTA
Y-Guides and Princesses