Job fair, fresh produce delivery among upcoming options

  • Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:52 a.m.

The Catawba School of Business Career Services and Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Alliance will host a job fair at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Tom Smith Auditorium in Ketner Hall at Catawba College

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Correll Farm in Woodleaf delivering produce right to your door


Correll Farm, located in Woodleaf, will be offering a produce delivery program this year.

A regular at the Salisbury-Rowan Farmers Market, the Corrells are offering home delivery of fresh spring and summer vegetables to the Salisbury area for 15 weeks beginning this week and ending July 30. 

Recipes and a product list will be included with each week’s box.

 You pay for 14 weeks and decide which week you don’t need delivery (if you’re on vacation, for example)

If total is paid by April 15, cost is $350.

If you make two payments, $190 is due by April 15, and $190 is due by June 1, for a total of $380.

 If you pay for 15 weeks and receive delivery every week, the total due by April 15 is $375.

If you make two payments, $200 is due by April 15 and $200 is due by June 1, for a total of $400.

 Correll Farm will make a $10 donation to Bread Riot for each home delivery.

Crops include arugula, asparagus, beets, bok choi, broccoli, broccoli raab, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, bell pepper, cucumbers, cantaloupe, eggplant, garlic, green beans, sweet corn, tomatoes and more. 

For registration or questions, email or call 704-278-3114.

Parsons wins sales, marketing club’s contest for best idea

The Salisbury Sales and Marketing Club of Salisbury held its second annual Best Marketing Idea contest in March. The contest allows marketing professionals to share their best marketing ideas.

The winner was Lauren Parsons, account representative for Restoration Plus Services. The idea she presented was a food drive event sponsored by Restoration Plus Services that generated more than five tons of food for Rowan Helping Ministries. She worked with insurance offices in surrounding counties to participate in the food drive just before Thanksgiving. Lauren wins a membership in the club for a year, $100, and $1,000 in online advertising from

Other contestants this year were:

Paula Dibley with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Karen Alexander with KKA Architecture, Dale Wagstaff with Refining Minds Inc., Robin Scharding with Home Instead Senior Care, Renate and Keith Moore with Lady Ren’s Nook and Bobbie Taylor with Rodan Fields Dermatologists.

Tyson will speak to real estate investors on social media options

Carl Tyson will speak at the Rowan Real Estate Investors and Associates meeting Tuesday, April 23. 

 Tyson will show how to effectively and efficiently use social media in business.  He will provide shortcuts, tips and tricks.

The group meets at China Buffet in Salisbury at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.  (China Buffet is on Arlington Street behind O’Charleys near Interstate 85 exit 76)

For more information, call 704-762-1117.

Old Stone Winery wins gold in International Wine Competition

SALISBURY — Old Stone Winery recently won four medals at the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

The winery’s 2011 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Reserve won a gold medal, the Sweet and Red Muscadine wines took home silver medals, and the 2010 Cabernet Franc won bronze. Old Stone’s 2011 Chardonnay was one of only two North Carolina wines to win gold.

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is the second largest wine competition in the United States. The 2013 competition was judged by 70 of the world’s top wine judges from 14 different countries and featured more than 3,500 wines from 20 countries.

Visit or call Old Stone at 704-279-0930.

Food Lion offers chance to win new washer, dryer in promotion 

SALISBURY — Food Lion is offering a $1,500 gift card for a washing machine and dryer, as well as a year supply of Home 360 detergent to the grand prize winner of its “Take a Spin” contest this month.

 The promotion, which ends April 30, will award 41 participants various prizes for testing Food Lion’s new private brand detergent. To enter, customers must leave a review of on Food Lion’s website, along with their MVP card number and additional contact information.

 Other prizes will be given away each week.

In addition to the online entry option, customers may mail in their entry for the sweepstakes. Customers can view full details of the promotion online at

Small Business Resource Fair set for May 15 in Concord

CONCORD — Small business owners, start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs will have a chance to connect with dozens of local and state business assistance providers at the Small Business Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cabarrus Government Center, 65 Church St., in Concord. 

The free mid-day event, in celebration of Small Business Week, includes lunch, and brings to one location business assistance representatives and government agencies to answer questions and distribute information about what business owners and prospective owners need to start, grow and succeed.

 “Since most small business owners and potential owners are unaware of all the free resources available to them, the fair will make it convenient to gather as much business information as possible in one day,” said Barbara Hall, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Small Business Center director, one of the organizers.

 Several short presentations around the fair’s theme, “Refining Your Edge,” will highlight the event. Joe Recomendes with the Charlotte-based marketing firm Command Partners will discuss crowdfunding, the popular trend that has already raised billions of dollars for startups alone.

Marilyn Carpenter, director of venture development with Ventureprise, Inc. along with Fran Koster, author of “Discovering the New America,” will present strategies for small businesses to compete, grow and survive.  

 The fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is being organized by the Business Resource Roundtable, a group of local business assistance providers that meets regularly to address issues pertaining to the success of area businesses.

Members participating in the fair include the Rowan-Cabarrus Small Business Center, Cabarrus EDC, city of Kannapolis, Cabarrus Council for a Sustainable Local Economy, Small Business & Technology Development Center, SCORE, Centralina Workforce Development Board, Charlotte Research Institute and Self-Help.

Pre-register to ensure that adequate food is provided for lunch. Call Amy Boger at 704-216-3941 for more information.


Adams is new administrator for Trinity Place in Albemarle

ALBEMARLE — Courtney Adams of Charlotte has been named the new administrator for Trinity Place in Albemarle.

A native of Merrimack, N.H., Adams earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, where she went on to get a master’s degree in speech pathology. She is 27. 

 Trinity Place, formerly Lutheran Home-Albemarle, is a skilled care nursing home operated by Lutheran Services Carolinas.

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