Rowan roundup: Lucky's Grill now open on U.S. 601
Heather Everson and Melissa Cummings have opened Lucky's Grill, formerly Pop's Burgers & Dogs, at 6266 U.S. 601 North.
Both have extensive restaurant experience. They will be serving hand-patted burgers, hot dogs, homemade toppings, wings and ice cream at the drive-through restaurant.
Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The phone number is 704-633-1133.Jewelry classes
Debbie Barnhardt and Jody Dagenhart of Salisbury have completed classes at Sawtooth in Winston-Salem in precious metal clay.
Metal clay is a medium used to make jewelry, beads and small sculpture. It consists of small particles of precious metals (such as silver or gold) mixed with an organic binder and water. It was developed in the early 1990s in Japan by metallurgist Dr. A Morikawa.
Barnhardt will be using the material in her custom work in silver. Dagenhart will be designing pieces in silver. Barnhardt will carry her designs in her Spencer shop.
Barnhardt and Andrea Cornatzer have taken classes on laser welding in Florida. The shop can now do repairs that couldn't be made with a torch, including costume jewelry, pewter and eyeglass.
Power Curbers award
Power Curbers Inc. was recognized as a winner in Managing Automation magazine's fourth annual Progressive Manufacturing 50 Awards. The 50 companies were named at the Progressive Manufacturing Summit, held June 10-12 in Las Vegas.
The program recognizes companies that have demonstrated mastery of one or more of eight disciplines that will be keys to the success and prosperity of manufacturing companies in the coming years, according to the awards criteria.
The eight core disciplines are leadership, operational excellence, business model mastery, customer mastery, data and integration mastery, innovation mastery, supply network mastery, and training and education mastery.
Power Curbers is a 55-year-old manufacturer of construction machinery in Salisbury.
New B&R Realty agent
Daniela Hadley has joined B&R Realty as an agent.
Hadley recently received her Realtor/Broker license. She has an undergraduate degree with majors in math and biology, speaks German as a second language and has a background in animal health, and home renovations.
Salisbury Center Genesis Healthcare celebrated 20 years of service to the community with a barbecue lunch and live entertainment June 12.
Five employees were also recognized for their 20 years of service to the company: Toni Mauldin, Micky Stirewalt, Mary Honeycutt and Cathy Alley in nursing and Ann Spry, beautician.
"It is with great pleasure that we celebrate 20 years of service to our community," said Patrick Foley, executive administrator. "I would like to personally thank all of the residents and staff for making this celebration possible."
The center is a 180-bed skilled nursing facility on Julian Road that provides medical and rehabilitative care.
Genesis staff members were recognized for their years of service at a staff meeting:
One year: Doris Cockrell and Rebecca Kittrell, dietary department, and Sierra Rickett, Brittany Freeze, Paula Brice and Rita Caldwell, certified nursing assistants.
Three years: Geri Stang and Dana Redmon, certified nursing assistants, and Rebecca Flowe, admissions.
Five years: Margaret Okaro, certified nursing assistant, and Roxanne Davis, nursing.
20 years: Barbara Teaster.
Signs Fast opens
Signs Fast, which has been operating in Concord since 1993, now has a presence in Salisbury at 105B N. Main St.
Products include signs, banners, magnetics, screenprinted signs and shirts, embroidery, yard signs and novelty shirts.
Ron Bacelo of Concord, who has 15 years of experience in the sign industry, is the owner/manager.
Store hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. The phone number is 704-633-7746.
Aster Gold Award
Rowan Regional Medical Center's Corporate Communications Department won a Gold Award in the 2008 Aster Awards competition for its patient testimonial television series.
The awards recognize excellence in healthcare and medical marketing in the United States. Only 10 percent of the more than 2,500 entries received recognition.
A national panel of design and healthcare marketing professionals judge entries on creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness.
Rowan Regional won for its TV/video advertising series aired on cable TV last fall. The creative advertising agency of Lee Stewart's Creative Works produced the campaign, which featured four Rowan County residents who were former patients of the medical center.
Linda Braswell compiles the Rowan Roundup of companies, organizations and individuals. You can submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to her at the Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639; fax it to 704-639-0003; or e-mail lbraswell@salisburypost. com. Please include a daytime phone number.