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KANNAPOLIS ó Bobby Parks, a tax professional, has opened On Point Taxes at 2001-D N. Cannon Blvd.
Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The phone number is 704-932-3222.
Parks completed a Certificate of Accomplishment with Jackson Hewitt in 2003 and has five years of experience. He recently completed Universal Accounting.
He is assisted by Tracy Reddick, who received an associate degree in information systems from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2003. She also received certification from H&R Block in 2003 and the Peoples Income Tax advanced income tax course in 2007. She has a son and is a member of World of Faith Outreach Ministry.
Maia’s Fashions moves
Maia’s Fashions has moved to 103 S. Main St. In business since 2005, Maia’s Fashions was formerly on West Innes Street and offers custom clothing, professional alterations and new styles from Italy, including bags and accessories. For information, call 704-267-7888.
Arey attends seminar
Steve Arey recently attended a Service Provider Safety and Compliance Seminar presented by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Health, Radiation Protection Section.
The seminar focused on safety and protection of the public from sources of ionizing radiation emitted from medical X-rays.
Each person who sells or services ionizing radiation machines (X-ray) must be registered with the state.
In 1990, Arey became the first person in the state to be recognized as a Certified Radiological Equipment Specialist. He is also a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician and is president of Best of Rowan LLC, a medical equipment service company in Salisbury.
The U.S. Patent Office issued a registered trademark on Arey’s invention, which is called the P+ Visual Image Comparison X-ray Quality Assurance Test Phantom. The device, which was designed for testing both film/screen and digital systems, is being marketed to hospitals, outpatient facilities, and physicians’ offices for reducing unnecessary radiation exposure from medical X-rays to the general public.
Steve and wife Mary live in Salisbury.
New sales associate
Trent Griffin has joined Century 21 Towne & Country, 474 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., as a sales associate specializing in residential property sales in the Rowan/Cabarrus area.
Griffin recently completed training and licensing through Superior School of Real Estate in Huntersville. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and accounting. Son of Cathy and Robert Griffin, he lives in Salisbury and is a life member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church.
CommunityOne honors
CommunityOne Bank announced winners of its annual YESPY Awards at the bank’s mid-western region meeting Jan. 31 at Gary’s Barbecue in China Grove.
The YESPY Awards were created as a compliment to the bank’s “Yes You Can” promise to bank customers. This year was the sixth for the awards, but the first time they were presented separately in each region.
Sherry McCall was named Community Office Manager of the Year, and Barbara Roberts Best-Performing Retail Services Representative. Both are in the China Grove office.
Pat Lord received the award for Best-Performing Retail Services Supervisor for her service at the Kannapolis office. And Tammy Jenkins and Kim Lambert of the China Grove office were both honored for their service as Retail Services Officers.
Additional winners include Leigh Ellington, Jack Alexander Boulevard office, Most Versatile Employee; Crystal Livengood, China Grove office, Most Referrals; Danica Koncoski, Faith Road office, Most Spirited Employee; and Bruton Allen, Jake Alexander Boulevard office, Most Likely to Go Above and Beyond in his role as business banker.
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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. Please include a daytime phone number.

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