First Bank promotes three
First Bank has announced the promotions of Richfield Branch Manager Ruby Fraley to vice president and Salisbury Branch Officers Connie Hubbard and Ann Walters to assistant vice presidents.
“I am pleased that their contributions are being acknowledged through these promotions,” said Dick Clayton, senior vice president and regional executive.
Fraley, a member of the American Institute of Banking, has more than 30 years of banking experience. She has studied at Stanly and Montgomery community colleges.
A graduate of Richfield High School, Fraley lives in Richfield, where she is a member of New Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. She and husband John have two daughters, Debra and Angela.
Hubbard has more than 13 years of banking experience. She joined First Bank in 1995 and has worked as a teller manager and customer service representative at the Salisbury branch.
A graduate of North Rowan High, Hubbard is active with the March of Dimes. She and husband Brian attend Franklin Baptist Church.
Walters joined First Bank in 2000 and has more than 30 years of banking experience. She has worked as head teller, customer service representative and loan processor.
A Rowan county native and graduate of South Rowan High, Walters has completed banking courses at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She lives in China Grove with husband Rick.
Eye Center relocates
The Eye Care Center is now open in a new office at 2120 Statesville Blvd., the former Rack Room Shoes building.
The center, in operation in Salisbury since 1982, is owned by Dr. Rick Bartlett, Dr. Robert Grigsby and Dr. Keith Boan. It was at 2141 Statesville Blvd. for 16 years and then in Professional Center West at 2440 Statesville Blvd. for 10 years. It also has locations in Statesville and Hickory.
The Salisbury staff includes Bartlett, Grigsby, Dr. Joseph Sie and Dr. Ashely Bowers. Gladys Dillon is office manager. The center specializes in eye exams, fitting of contact lenses and can make many glasses the same day.
Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. other weekdays. The phone number is 704-626-0559.
Sandra Miller has been named Caregiver of the Month for March at Home Instead Senior Care, 625 W. Innes St.
This award is given to an employee who goes above and beyond the call of duty in caring for seniors. Miller joined Home Instead in December, 2006. She lives in China Grove.
“Her clients love her for her thoughtfulness and thoroughness in their care,” said Maxine Lang, office manager. “They know they can trust Sandra, and above all they feel protected.”
Farm Bureau award
Meredith Horton, an agent with Rowan County Farm Bureau, was recognized in the top 75 agents at North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance’s annual sales conference March 10-11. Horton was selected from more than 800 agents in the state.
CONCORD ó NorthEast Foundation celebrated the successful conclusion of its three-year fundraising campaign for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital and the launch of a new project for breast health at its annual meeting.
Dr. Linny Baker, chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, announced the campaign raised $9.35 million, well over its $5.9 million goal.
Jim Monroe, Foundation executive director, introduced Giving Hope, a three-year campaign supporting the Breast Health Program. A $5.5 million campaign will seek to create awareness and improve treatment opportunities for breast health patients.
Diane Honeycutt will chair the new campaign. Early contributions include $1 million from the Cannon Charitable Trusts, a grant of $181,555 from the Susan G. Komen for Cure and $260,500 from CMC-NorthEast employees.
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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.