Chiropractic center for pets, people relocating
Dr. Karla Christy, who has operated Peak Performance Chiropractic Rehab Center for Horses/Health Source Chiropractic Wellness Center for the Entire Family in Kannapolis for eight years, is moving the practice to 7620 Jones Road in Salisbury.
The new location is also named D-K Ranch a Lil’ Peace of Heaven.
Christy treats adults, children and pets and helps keep show and rodeo horses and bulls at peak ability. She does spinal adjustments on dogs and cats and especially athletes so they can perform at their highest potential. She also has experience adjusting pregnant women and newborns as well as the elderly.
She was trained at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic and did her specialty training for animals. She is a member of the Federation of Straight Chiropractic Organization.
Peak Performance hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Health Source hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. The phone number is 704-633-3456.
Seven join PBH
Francesca Paladino has joined Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare as care manager. Paladino will perform clinical reviews of service plans and request for services to ensure consumers receive what they need.
She will work at the Utilization Management/Access office, 845 Church St. Commons, Concord.
Eilene Pierce has joined PBH as administrative assistant to the finance department. She will be working at the Area Administrative Offices at 245 LePhillip Court, NE, Concord.
Danielle “Niki” Andrews, Bridget Edwards, Tiffany Mills and Kristine Best are new support coordinators for People Driven Supports, a division of PBH. They will work with people who have developmental disabilities within PBH’s five counties.
Melissa Stefanski will work with the geriatric/adult specialty team as staff therapist. She will train staff in nursing facilities/adult care homes on aspects of geriatric mental health.
Teresa Steen of China Grove has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products.
As a consultant, Steen offers the company’s gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties. Guests receive samples, meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions.
For more information, contact Steen at 704-754-0141.
UPS honors Moore
Huber Moore was recently honored by UPS for completing 30 years of service with the company.
Moore, a feeder driver with UPS in Salisbury, was recognized for his loyal service contributions. He began his career in 1977 as a full-time car washer with the company.
He and wife Tanya live in Granite Quarry and have a son, Greg, 34.
New photography shop
EAST SPENCER ó Keepsake Images, a new photography shop, has opened at 499 Welder St.
Formerly Charles Christopher Studio, it is relocated from 117 W. Innes St. in Salisbury.
Charles Ramsey, the new owner/ manager, has a bachelor of fine arts degree in commercial art and illustration from East Carolina University’s School of Art in Greenville.
He has been a photographer for the Clark College Journal in Atlanta and campus photographer at East Carolina. He was also a studio photographer at the former Charles Christopher Studio. He is married and has four children.
The new location can be reached at 704-636-6057.
Food Lion donation
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic has received $5,000 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation.
The organization will use the gift to record five textbooks for N.C. students who have print disabilities.
“We are appreciative of the Food Lion Charitable Foundation’s support of this project,” said Lynn Toms, acting North Carolina state board chair. “By adopting the recording of five middle school science books, students with visual impairments, dyslexia and other learning disabilities will have the opportunity to achieve educational equity.”
Rick Anicetti, president of Food Lion, was elected first vice president of the Carolinas Food Industry Council for 2007-08 at the group’s annual convention July 27-29 in Myrtle Beach.
More than 1,200 grocers attended the session featuring seminars, networking, golf and water activities.
Randy Gettys of Spencer has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The accreditation is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Gettys, facilities director at Percival McGuire Commercial Real Estate Management in Charlotte, is also a Licensed General Contractor, OSHA Certified Instructor and member of the International Facilities Management Association.
Name change for shop
CHINA GROVE ó K L M Treasures has dropped one line of products and it now sells soy candles made by Pat Doby.
The shop, owned by Leesa Eller and Wanda Huffman, is at 1760 S. Main St.
Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
SBC Real Course
The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer “Real Course 2007: Steps in Starting and Running a Small Business” Monday evenings starting Sept. 10.
Classes will meet 6-9 p.m. through Nov. 12 at RCCC’s Cabarrus Business & Technology Center in Concord. Tuition is $55.
The 10-session course will allow participants to gain and improve the skills needed for a successful business start-up.
Participants will go step-by-step through the process of developing a business plan, an important document that helps business owners test the feasibility of their business ideas and required by most lenders for business loan approval.
Session titles are:
– Am I Cut Out to Be a Small Business Owner?
– Do I Need a Business Plan for a Small Business?
– What Does It Cost to Start and Run a Small Business?
– How Do I Price Products and Services?
– How Do I Market My Small Business?
– What Are the Legal Considerations for My Small Business?
– How Much Bookkeeping Does a Small Business Require?
– What Are the Operational Demands of a Small Business?
– How Do I Find Funding for My Small Business?
– Am I Ready to Be a Small Business Owner?
To register, call 704-216-3512.
Tychicus Wilson, formerly with HeadStart in Salisbury, has opened a franchise of SafetyNet4Kids in Rowan County.
Wilson has worked in the early childhood education field for more than 10 years. As a wife and mother of three in China Grove, she understands the stresses parents have in making sure their children are safe and is excited to help in that effort.
She says that in SafetyNet4Kids, “we partner with schools, child care facilities, kid organizations and corporations to provide parents with much needed valuable tools that they should have on hand in case their child went missing.”
SafetyNet4Kids is a franchise that offers solutions to aid in recovering a missing child and provides access to medical treatment in the absence of a parent. This solution consists of a credit card-sized CD-ROM containing the child’s digital pictures and fingerprints as well as other information.
It also provides a medical waiver/ID card with the child’s photo, parents’ names and address and medical insurance information with the parent’s signature authorizing treatment. Parents give the card to any caregiver.
Parents can visit www.safetynet4kids.com or call her at 704-232-3402 for more information.
Sleep emporium opens
Vicki Briles has opened Vicki’s Emporium Home of Sleep & Health Mattresses at 1808 E. Innes St. in the East 52 Center.
“I have a large line of mattresses ó from mismatched sets, great for college dorms, to our top of the line Royalty series. I think I have something for everyone with very competitive prices,” Briles says.
The store also carries instock furniture and a catalog for ordering.
The telephone number is 704-636-8842, and hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Money Mailer’s latest franchise will serve the Statesville/ Salisbury area.
Doug Cunningham of Winston-Salem and Steve Gilliland have opened the franchise, which will be part of the $59 billion direct mail industry.
A motivational speaker and author, Gilliland was a keynote speaker at a Money Mailer’s event. He presented the business opportunity to his friend, Cunningham, who was working in sales in the commercial printing industry.
“I have built my own business on direct mail and saw this as a huge opportunity to help businesses in Statesville and Salisbury,” Gilliland said.
According to the Promotion Marketing Association Coupon Council, someone who spends as little as 20 minutes per week clipping coupons can save up to 20 percent each week ń which can add up to $1,000 in savings each year.
Money Mailer ships coupons for local restaurant, repair shops, hair salons and other businesses. The company serves more than 195 categories of local businesses, mails more than 170 million envelopes to 21 million homes and services over 30,000 advertisers annually. Money Mailer also recently introduced a product to reach specific customer groups in a highly customized fashion.
Eric D. Brady has qualified for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ Sierra level for 2006 achievements.
Brady is with Thrivent Financial’s Southeast regional office, serving Lutherans and their family members in the surrounding communities.
Fewer than 300 of Thrivent Financial’s nearly 2,500 financial representatives qualified for the Sierra level. Brady has been with Thrivent Financial and its predecessor organizations for 16 years and has been recognized for his performance 11 times.
Linda Braswell compiles the Rowan Roundup of companies, organizations and individuals. You can submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to her at the Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639; fax it to 704-639-0003; or e-mail lbraswell@ salisburypost.com.
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