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Enterprise offers help cleaning storage areas

Mitchell Gibson is offering a service for those who need help tackling overwhelming storage spaces.
Gibson has started a new business, Gibson Enterprises, in his 840 Stoner Morgan Road home. He and wife Fannie will clean out basements, attics, storage buildings and garages and haul off unsold yard sale items.
Gibson studied industrial management at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, has janitorial building cleaning experience and retired as a custodian for Cabarrus County Schools.
The Gibsons have four children and are members of New Zion Baptist Church.
They can be reached at 704-633-7957 or 704-433-3772.
Breast health position
Julia Merrill Jones has joined Carolinas Medical Center n NorthEast as the Breast Health Coordinator at the Breast Health Center.
She will report to Donna Gebhardt, radiology operations manager.
She graduated from Vanderbilt University and got her master of science in nursing at Yale University.
She lives in Huntersville.
RCCC seminars
The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering a seminar series to help small businesses expand their knowledge of exporting and become export ready.
“Tools for Trade” is scheduled 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays April 3-May 22 at the 660 Parkway Ave., North, Concord, center. The registration fee is $75.
It is designed to help companies be competitive in the global marketplace.
Topics include: should you export, country and customer risk assessment, methods of payment, letters of credit, international commercial terms, credit insurance, harmonized codes, role of the international freight forwarder, developing an international marketing plan and support network of service providers.
One session will include a virtual trade mission, with a live video conference with a U.S. embassy. The embassy personnel will provide the same kind of briefing they provide U.S. businesses in that country. Seminar participants will be able to ask questions.
Instruction will be provided by the Carolinas Export Assistance Center, N.C. Department of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business & Technology Development Center N.C. District Export Council and the Minority Business Development Agency.
To register, contact Dan Holt at 704-333-4886 or dan.holt@mail.doc.gov. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Trane honors
S.A. Sloop Heating & Air Conditioning received several awards during a ceremony in Myrtle Beach, S.C., earlier this month.
The Landis company earned the 2007 Top Gun Award, 2007 Residential Sales Leader, 2007 Volume Sales Leader, XL Sales Person of the Year and Clean Effects Top Sales Award for 2007. The awards were for the Charlotte Trane district.
S.A. Sloop is located at 705 W. Ryder Avenue in Landis. Stanley and Brenda Sloop are co-founders and owners of the company, which started in 1997.
Thrivent honor
Boyd M. Hough of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has qualified for the organization’s Summit Circle for 2007 achievements.
Hough is with Thrivent Financial’s Southeast Regional Financial Office and serves Lutherans and their family members in the surrounding communities.
Fewer than 200 of Thrivent Financial’s 2,600 representatives qualified for the Summit Circle. Hough has been with Thrivent Financial and its predecessor organizations for 26 years and has been recognized for his performance 26 times.
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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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