Business roundup: Main Stream Pets opening March 1 on Main Street
Scott and Pam Hamby, who have operated Doggie Doo’s and Cats Too Grooming in Salisbury for 10 years, are opening a full line pet store at 5675 S. Main St. in Salisbury.
The grand opening for Main Stream Pets is planned for March 1.
“Our store will focus on American made pet foods and will sell as many products as we can find that are made in the U.S.,” Hamby said.
The store will also carry reptiles, birds and freshwater and saltwater fish.
It will not carry dogs or cats, but Hamby said they will work with Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary and other non-kill animal sanctuaries in Rowan and the surrounding communities.
The phone number is 704-642-0004.
ServPro makes Top 10 list
SALISBURY — Entrepreneur magazine recently announced its annual Franchise 500 rankings, naming ServPro to its Top 10 list for the fifth consecutive year.
ServPro was No. 7 overall and the top spot in its own industry for the 11th consecutive year.
According to Entrepreneur, the selection process focuses on “financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.”
Franchise owners in the Salisbury area specialize in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, helping commercial and residential customers recover from property damage emergencies.
Contact Joseph Strefezza at ServPro of North Rowan County/Salisbury by calling 704-636-1700 or emailing email@example.com
Contact Whitney Norton at ServPro of North Cabarrus County/China Grove by calling 704- 939-1944 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bellissima bridal salon honored
SALISBURY — Bellissima, a couture bridal salon located in downtown Salisbury, has been named to the Best of Weddings 2014 guide.
Published by “The Knot” magazine, Best of Weddings 2014 provides a list of the top wedding professionals across the country. Six bridal salons in North Carolina were named to the guide.
Bellissima, located at 100 W. Innes St. on the Square, also has been named a Blue Ribbon Vendor by “Southern Weddings” magazine.
“Southern Weddings” is the South’s premier publication for the modern bride. Bellissima is one of two salons in North Carolina listed as a Blue Ribbon Vendor.
Monica Wray Cameron owns Bellissima. Learn more by calling 704-754-5330 or visiting www.bellissimaofsalisbury.com .
Shat-R-Shield expansion starts
SALISBURY — Shat-R-Shield, Inc. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 15 to celebrate the expansion of the manufacturing facility.
Dignitaries from both the local and state levels were present, including Salisbury Mayor Paul Woodson, Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Blackwell, County Commission Vice-Chairman Craig Pierce, Reps. Harry Warren and Carl Ford from the N.C. House of Representatives, members of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and RowanWORKS Economic Development.
CEO Bob Nolan showed off Shat-R-Shield’s manufacturing efforts in safety-coated lamps and lighting products.
“My father, Jim Nolan, first turned the lights on here in Salisbury exactly 25 years ago,” Nolan said. “I know he would be proud to see how the business has evolved since 1989 as we continue to grow and strengthen the brand that he established.”
“We are very fortunate that Shat-R-Shield is thriving and have an aggressive business plan to ensure that it continues to do so,” said Karen Clouse, Shat-R-Shield president. “A building expansion is necessary for our company to perform to its maximum potential.”
The new facility will include additional space for research and development, production, warehousing, shipping and office space. The expansion project is being managed by D.R. Reynolds Co. of Star, N.C.
The expansion is expected to be complete by the summer.
Specialized Computer Support hires bench technician
Specialized Computer Support has hired Jennifer Gillespie as a senior bench technician focusing on repair and customer service.
She is a resident of Rowan County and a graduate of Salisbury High School. Specialized Computer Support is at 1017 Old West Innes St. and online at www.scs-service.com
Delhaize America earns top marks in corporate equality index
SALISBURY — Delhaize America, parent company of Food Lion and based in Salisbury, received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
“Delhaize America is honored to earn this top recognition again this year,” said Millette Granville, director of diversity and inclusion for Delhaize America. “This perfect score reinforces our strong commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for associates. Through employee resource groups and volunteer support, we are building a more inclusive company and stronger communities. ”
The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. Delhaize America’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria have resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
“This will go down in history as the year that corporate support for equality left the boardroom and reached each and every corner of this country,” noted Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. “Not only do fair-minded companies guarantee fair treatment of millions of LGBT employees in all 50 states, but now those same companies are fighting for full legal equality in state legislatures, in the halls of congress and before the U.S. Supreme Court.”
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