Business roundup: Windstream closing retail store in China Grove; Bayada nurses honored

  • Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:49 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:50 a.m.
From left are Bayada Home Health employees Alaina Demeree, home health aide, Patricia Stewart, home health aide, Rhonda Ashby, home health aide, Angela Houston, home health aide, Lori Hollar, LPN, Sonya White, LPN, and Timothy Peters, home health aide.
From left are Bayada Home Health employees Alaina Demeree, home health aide, Patricia Stewart, home health aide, Rhonda Ashby, home health aide, Angela Houston, home health aide, Lori Hollar, LPN, Sonya White, LPN, and Timothy Peters, home health aide.

CHINA GROVE — Windstream will close its retail store in China Grove on Feb. 28, the company said.

The closing does not affect services the company provides to local residential and business customers.

Windstream, which sells phone, Internet and digital TV service, said it is closing the store at 1525 S. Main St. as part of a restructuring plan for its retail operations, as more customers use alternative methods to make payments, shop for products and speak with representatives.

“As consumers continue to migrate more of their research and shopping behavior to online platforms, Windstream will continue to adjust its approach to accommodate their preferences,” said David Redmond, senior vice president of consumer services for Windstream. “Windstream remains focused on meeting the needs of our customers in the communities we serve and offers a variety of options for customers to connect with us.”

Customers can find other payment options at or call a representative at 866-445-3402.

Oden joins up with Presbyterian group

Dr. Lorin S. Oden, board certified audiologist with Hearing Lifestyles, is now associated with Presbyterian Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy.

Hearing Lifestyles will be completing all diagnostic audiological testing for Dr. Whitaker’s patients in the suite behind his office while continuing to provide services at 464 Jake Alexander Blvd. West.

Contact Hearing Lifestyles at 704-633-0023.

Bayada Home Health honors employees

Bayada Home Health Care in Salisbury recently presented seven employees with Heroes on the Home Front award.

Bayada honors employees who have met or exceeded the core values of compassion, excellence and reliability. The staff who were recognized at the ceremony are home health aides Alaina Demeree, Patricia Stewart, Rhonda Ashby, Angela Houston and Timothy Peters; and nurses Lori Hollar and Sonya White.

Each was honored for the exceptional care they deliver.

Bayada provides nursing and assistive care services, such as help with bathing and grooming, for people of all ages.

For more information call 704-797-8000.

Lowder new owner of NuWave Salon

SALISBURY — NuWave Salon has a new owner, Kim Lowder.

Stylists include Lowder, Shelia James, Darlene Seefong and Ashley Miller. The salon has one booth available for rent.

NuWave offers a variety of services including new coloring techniques, permanent waves, cutting, razor cutting, hair extensions and facial waxing.

“Because we attend continuing education classes, we are current on new cuts, coloring and styling,” Lowder said.

NuWave offers professional retail products. The salon is open Monday through Saturday with flexible hours to accommodate customers. Call 704-633-2049 for an appointment.

Dream Weaver Properties agent

Dream Weaver Properties of Cleveland has added Olga Schaber to the sales team.

Staci Maher is broker-in-charge.

Call 704-699-8563 for more information or email .

Jim Kessler joins NC Railroad Co.

RALEIGH — Jim Kessler has joined the North Carolina Railroad Co. as vice president of engineering and planning.

He brings with him a 37-year career managing and participating in major railroad and rail transit projects from their inception through design and into construction.

At NCRR, Kessler lends his engineering expertise to the organization’s capital investment program, replacing and rehabilitating bridges and tracks, employing safety measures, working with transit organizations and the NCDOT, and making sure the railroad’s corridor is protected. He also works closely with Norfolk Southern personnel who, through an agreement with NCRR, are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the railroad.

“NCRR has been an important asset for the state since 1849 and will continue to be so in the future,” he said. “A significant portion of North Carolina’s development has centered on the railroad.”

Kessler joins Glenn Hartsoe, who will continue to work with NCRR as a part time consulting engineer.

NCRR President Scott Saylor said, “Jim brings more than three decades of railroad engineering experience to NCRR, and that makes him a valuable resource for our company and for North Carolina,” Saylor said.

Before joining NCRR, Kessler worked as a principal engineer with HNTB in Raleigh, where his duties included managing the firm’s North Carolina rail practice. He retired from HNTB in 2010 after 30 years and joined Hatch Mott MacDonald as a rail engineering consultant.

Kessler graduated from North Carolina State University in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He lives in Cary. He is married and has two children.

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