Business Roundup

  • Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:06 p.m.

SALISBURY - OsteoArthritis Centers of America has opened a medical center at 108 Dorsett Drive in Salisbury.
OsteoArthritis Centers of America specialize in the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease and other musculoskeletal and pain-related conditions using non-invasive procedures to help avoid or delay joint replacement.
Board-certified physicians and physical therapists evaluate, diagnose and treat osteoarthritis with advanced, non-surgical, FDA-approved treatments for pain in the knees, hips, shoulders and back.
Roughly 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, and nearly one-third of Americans older than 65 are affected, putting the disease in the top-five causes of disability.
To learn more, call 704-893-3806 or visit www.arias-healthcare.orgSALISBURY - Farm Fresh MarketPlace will host a Food Day & Anniversary Celebration on Saturday. All activities are free and open to the public.
Located at 3402 S. Main St. in Salisbury, the celebration will include pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving and an essay contest for high school students writing about the importance of local agriculture and healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
To learn more, call 704-754-5334 or email jbarber@myfarmfreshmarketplace.com.A Rowan County Parks and Recreation employee has joined the Credit Union Advisory Council.
Carol File is a new member of the Lake Hickory Advisory Council, which includes Alexander, Davie, Iredell and Rowan counties.
File, who is the campground supervisor for Rowan Parks and Recreation, will be part of LGFCU's volunteer-driven initiative not only to educate people on the benefits of credit union membership but also to relay feedback to the board of directors regarding products and services, delivery of service and member needs.
Advisory council members, who represent the philosophical character of the credit union and contribute their time without compensation, function as LGFCU's eyes and ears throughout the state, serving as liaisons between credit union members and non-members and LGFCU management.SALISBURY - Businesses can sign up now to sponsor the 53rd Annual Holiday Caravan or register a parade entry.
Between 80,000 and 100,000 people are expected to line the main streets of Spencer and Salisbury for the parade, which will start at 2 p.m. in Spencer and 3 p.m. Salisbury Nov. 21.
The Board of Directors of the 2012 Holiday Caravan Parade has laid the groundwork for this year's event and celebration. The parade is an all-volunteer production and relies on business participation to ensure the "Carolinas' loveliest and liveliest holiday parade" will be a successful celebration each year.
To learn more, call 704-636-5335 or email info@holidaycaravanparade.com.SALISBURY - Ashley Shoaf announces the formation of Ashley's Paper Shop, selling greeting cards and giftwrap.
Shoaf said she has always had a passion for creative cards and as an independent trader for Phoenix Trading is delighted to offer unusual cards and stationery.
Ashley's Paper Shop features an assortment of cards for any occasion and will host coffee and cards parties for interested customers.
To learn more, call Shoaf at 704-640-2468 or email ashley@AshleysPaperShop.com.SALISBURY - Downtown Salisbury Inc. merchants have rolled out a new preferred shoppers program.
Called SHOP! (Save Here on Purchases), the program offers shoppers exclusive discounts and specials at participating merchant stores, as well as other benefits.
An annual membership is $36. Participating merchants will have the SHOP! logo displayed in their windows or at their checkout registers.
For more information or to join, inquire at Stitchin' Post, Just The Thing Learning, Literary Bookpost or the Salisbury-Rowan Visitors Center, or call Paula Bohland at 704-433-3778.

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