Business roundup: Lewis, Carpenter join Fidelity Bank

  • Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2013 12:52 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, June 2, 2013 12:53 a.m.
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis is the new senior vice president and business development officer of Fidelity Bank in Salisbury.

Lewis will be responsible for developing and managing business banking relationships, as well as leading the sales efforts of the branch at 2085 Statesville Blvd.


Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked with the Bank of North Carolina as a regional executive and in lending positions with CCB and Wachovia.

He formerly served three terms on the Salisbury City Council and seven years on the Salisbury Planning Board. He currently serves as the president of Downtown Salisbury, Inc., and chair of the Tourism Master Plan Implementation Committee. Lewis also serves as a board member of the Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission and is on the Congregation Council of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Lewis earned a bachelor of arts in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Originally from Findlay, Ohio, he and his wife, Maria, live in Salisbury with their daughter, Rebecca.

Kelly Carpenter has joined its team in Salisbury as customer service representative. She will be responsible for business development and for providing outstanding customer service to bank clients.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She worked with the Bank of North Carolina as a customer service representative and has also held customer service and loan processing positions with Sharonview Federal Credit Union.

She serves as finance team secretary of Revolution Church and executive treasurer of Southern Rowan Legion Baseball.

Carpenter attended Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She lives in Salisbury with her husband, Jimmy, and has two children Corey, 23, and Dylan, 17.

Fidelity Bank has assets of approximately $1.9 billion and is headquartered in Fuquay-Varina. The bank has 66 branches in North Carolina and Virginia.

Rowan Urgent Care taking Medicaid, United Health Care patients

SALISBURY — Rowan Urgent Care is now accepting Medicaid and United Health Care insured patients.

Rowan Urgent Care is a free-standing facility that provides non-emergency medical services. A team of physicians and other clinical staff care for more than 10,000 patients annually. Services include treatment of episodic illnesses and injuries, assistance with long-term care, worker’s compensation and occupational medicine.

Located at 1035 Lincolnton Road in Salisbury, the clinic is open seven days a week, including evenings and most holidays. For more information call 855-465-4068, or visit www.rowanurgentcare.com.

Tammy Mallow is corporate director of professional service management and consulting for the clinic, which is part of Schumacher Group, one of the largest emergency medical staffing and management companies in the U.S. For more information, visit www.schumachergroup.com.

Brady on Million Dollar Round Table

SALISBURY — Eric Brady, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has earned membership in the 2013 Million Dollar Round Table. He qualified for this honor based on his outstanding client service, ethical conduct and professional knowledge in 2012. The round table is an international, independent association of leading life insurance and financial services professionals.

Automobile group donates to YMCA

Rowan County new car dealers, members of the Greater Charlotte Automobile Association, presented the YMCA of Rowan County $10,000 as part of the organization’s contributions to YMCAs in the Charlotte area.

The YMCA was the charity partner for the Charlotte International Auto Show, which took place Nov. 15-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center. It included more than 400 vehicles.

A portion of the ticket proceeds, generating more than $100,000, benefited nine area YMCAs.

“We want to thank our partners from the Charlotte International Auto Show for supporting the YMCA and strengthening our communities with this donation,” said Jamie Morgan, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Rowan County.

Since the YMCA does not turn anyone away for the inability to pay, funding from other sources is needed to support those youth who otherwise could not afford to participate in YMCA programs and membership activities. The “We Build People” Annual Campaign and funds from other sources like the Greater Charlotte Automobile Association and Rowan County United Way help scholarship youth and their families in the areas of aquatics, after school supervision, childcare, mentoring, sports, Christian Outreach and Special Events.

“At the Y, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive,” Morgan said.

Weant attends ING women’s forum

Wendy P. Weant of Salisbury, an investment adviser representative with the ING Financial Partners, attended the 2013 Women’s Advisory Network Forum in Atlanta from May 13 -15. More than 120 female financial professionals gathered to expand their professional skills and network among peers and industry leaders.

According to industry estimates, between 22 and 30 percent of the current financial adviser pool are women. Cathy Weatherford, president and CEO of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), delivered a keynote address focused on how women financial advisers can empower their female clients.

Weant can be reached at 704-636-9494.

Donate items for Realtors golf outing

SALISBURY — The Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors invites businesses to donate items to fill gift bags for the eighth annual Captains Choice Golf Tournament, set for June 24 at the Country Club of Salisbury.

The association will fill 120 bags for players and volunteers and needs items like pens and pencils, note pads, magnets, company brochures, golf tees and ball markers, candy or small snacks such as crackers or granola bars. 

Drop off items at the association’s board office at 466 Jake Alexander Boulevard West or call 704-636-1811 to arrange pick-up.

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