Business roundup: F&M promotes Sanborn, Holt to senior vice presidents

  • Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:54 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:57 a.m.
Bruce Sanborn
Bruce Sanborn

SALISBURY — F&M Investment Services has announced the promotions of Bruce Sanborn and Jason Holt to senior vice president, approved by the board of directors on March 11.

“Both Bruce and Jason have been a key part of our success and we are thrilled to promote them to this pivotal position in the company,” said Steve Fisher, president of F&M Investment Services. “They have taken ownership of their roles at FMIS and continually commit to providing service excellence. We are very happy to congratulate Bruce and Jason on this recognition and elevation within their positions.”


Sanborn joined F&M Investment Services in 2001 and has been instrumental in helping members of our community advance their financial goals.

Holt also came to F&M Investment Services in 2001 and has shown leadership by working to gain a deep understanding of all clients’ needs and goals.

“We look forward to seeing Jason and Bruce continue with their formula of success on behalf of our organization and our clients,” Fisher said.

F&M Investment Services is a subsidiary of F&M Bank.

Outstanding women to be honored at Chamber event April 10

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s April Women In Business Event will reveal the names of five outstanding women in the medical field.

The event, set for noon to 1 p.m. April 10, will feature the results of a survey of more than 100 medical providers, patients and their families by Carillon Assisted Living, which asked who stands out in the Rowan County medical field. Carillon will host the event at High Rock Community Church, 710 Jake Alexander Boulevard West. An RSVP is required at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com.

New owners of Uptown Dogs and Cats after Griffin retires

SALISBURY — Uptown Dogs and Cats has a new owner after the retirement of Judy Griffin.

Husband-and-wife team Piero and Jenn Sciortino took over the business Dec. 1. Jenn Sciortino works as the groomer, while Piero Sciortino manages the shop at 2125 Statesville Blvd.

“I believe every dog deserves to feel as comfortable as possible,” said Jenn Sciortino, who has been a professional groomer for 25 years.

Uptown Dogs and Cats offers full-service grooming for all breeds by appointment, as well as walk-in nail trimming and a do-it-yourself pet wash. The business also sells Chicken Soup for the Soul dog food and offers a selection of treats, toys and accessories.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Reach the shop at 704-636-7260.

Hospice, hospitals urge health-care planning; events on April 16

SALISBURY — Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care, Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, along with other regional hospitals, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance health-care planning.

On April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day, Novant will host events in Salisbury and Winston-Salem for the community. At the free workshops, participants will learn about the importance of advance healthcare planning.

Salisbury sessions will be held at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd. The same workshop will be offered twice, once from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and again from 2:30 to 5 p.m. To register, call 336-768-6157, ext. 1622.

The organizations have agreed to ongoing efforts throughout the Piedmont Triad to promote the importance of conversations about advance healthcare planning. The community initiative is dubbed Got Plans? Find details at www.gotplansnc.org.

Businesses, physician practices, long-term care centers, churches and civic or social groups that would like to host a workshop should call 336-768-6157, ext. 1622 or 704-637-7645.

Main Stream Pets now open on South Main Street

SALISBURY — Main Stream Pets featuring Doogie Doos and Cats Too opened March 1 at 5675 S. Main St. near Webb Road.

Owners Scott and Pam Hamby said they are committed to the shop local movement and carrying as many made-in-America products as possible.

“A lot of people are looking for family-owned and mom-and-pop owned businesses,” Pam Hamby said. “We are trying to bring in products that are American made. We as a company have to start here to get our jobs back.”

Main Stream Pets is a full-service pet store selling all types of pet food as well as treats, leashes, collars and accessories. The business also sells small animals including mice, rats, rabbits, ferets, birds and reptiles and soon will offer fresh and salt water aquarium fish and supplies.

Four groomers will take appointments or walk-in customers. Pam Hamby has been a professional groomer for 10 years.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. No grooming on Sundays.

To reach the shop, call 704-642-0004.

B&P Antiques now offering plants for sale in Spencer

SPENCER — B&P Antiques and Collectibles at 418 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer now carries plants.

Fruit and vegetable plants including strawberries, cabbage, greens, onion and cauliflower and more are in stock, and flowers and bedding plants will arrive in two to three weeks, co-owner Bob Schmidt said.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. To reach the shop, call 704-636-6004.

Salisbury native joins Court of the Table for financial professionals

GREENSBORO — Rondol Davidson of Greensboro, a Salisbury native and 1972 graduate of West Davidson High School, has been named to the Court of the Table.

The honor is part of the Million Dollar Round Table, an association of financial professionals founded in 1927. Davidson is a 27-year member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a seven-time qualifier for Court of the Table.

The achievement places Davidson among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry. It recognizes him for professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct.

Gardening talk at ‘Coffee Perks’ on Thursday in Kannapolis

Bethpage Presbyterian Church and Comfort Keepers will have a monthly “Coffee Perks” seminar on Thursday, April 3, at 10 a.m. at the church, 6020 Mooresville Road in Kannapolis. 

Steve Christy of Christy’s Landscaping and Nursery will speak on gardening and landscaping. 

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to annmeasmer@comfortkeepers.com or call 704-640-5152 or 704-630-0370.

Subway restaurants thanking Habitat for Humanity volunteers

SALISBURY — Subway restaurants are thanking Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work sites across the Carolinas with a free catered lunch during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and some of our affiliates are completely volunteer run,” explained Christine Odom, Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina executive director. “We appreciate Subway joining us to show our neighbors and community members we value what they do to make our state better.”

 About 2,000 Habitat volunteers working across the Carolinas will receive lunches from local Subway restaurants, including volunteers in Anson, Cabarrus, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Union and York counties.


Hospice of Davidson County’s 30th annual meeting is April 10

LEXINGTON — Hospice of Davidson County will hold its 30th annual meeting on Thursday, April 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Rittling Conference Center at Davidson County Community College. This year’s luncheon will feature guest speaker Owen Covington, healthcare reporter for The Business Journal.

Covington is a reporter for The Business Journal, which covers 17 business industries and is the leading business publication in the Piedmont Triad. Covington covers insurance, local government and law, in addition to his coverage of healthcare across the Triad. Covington grew up in Greensboro, so he understands local healthcare well. Covington attended has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining The Business Journal in 2010, Covington worked for six years in Owensboro, Kentucky for The Messenger-Inquirer. As the featured speaker at the 30th Annual Meeting for Hospice of Davidson County, Covington will talk about healthcare in the Triad and how hospice fits into the healthcare continuum.

At the annual meeting, the board of directors will also award The Founders Award, recognizing an individual(s) who has made significant contributions to the agency; and The Community Partner Award, which recognizes a business, church, foundation or organization who has made significant contributions to the agency. The Hospice of Davidson County Heart of Hospice award will be presented to an outstanding staff member, and other staff will be recognized for their years of service. A new board will be elected and members whose terms have expired will be honored.

The cost to attend is $20 per person and will cover the lunch, provided by Buttercup Café. To register, call 336-475-5444 before April 4.

Robbins leads insurance company’s benefits department

Central Carolina Insurance Agency Inc. has opened a new insurance and investment services department with   Anthony Robbins leading the new benefits department.

 Robbins is a North Carolina native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He has been living in the Mooresville area for the last 11 years.  He has more than a decade of experience as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments.

Robbins’ office is at 283 North Church St. in Mooresville.

Piedmont Natural Gas collects 648 cans of food for Rowan Helping Ministries

The Piedmont Natural Gas Salisbury Resource Center recently completed a canned food drive and delivered 648 cans on Monday, March 17, to Rowan Helping Ministries.

The canned food drive, chaired by Alice Suber, began March 3 with a goal of 200 cans and was set up as a challenge between the O&M/Measurement team and the Field Customer Service/Sales team. Winning team members would receive a $10 gift card to Subway, courtesy of PNG’s Community Relations Department. Each team member was required to bring a minimum of three cans to participate. The spirited competition ended with the O&M/Measurement team winning 344 to 256 cans. Winning team members include Tim Teaford, David Motley, David Billingsley, Jason Fain, Ray Link, Josh Witherspoon, Ken Safrit, Kevin Ennis, Zack Campbell, Brian Jones, Ben Motley and Jason Everhart.

The 648 cans collected will supply food for a number of families that seek assistance through Rowan Helping Ministries.

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