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Rowan roundup: HD Supply in new location

HD Supply has moved from its former location at 2211 S. Main St. to 408 Long Meadow Drive.
The company has served area plumbing and HVAC contractors for more than 50 years.
“We hope to continue that service for years to come from our new location which offers a larger product selection and a 5,000-foot kitchen and bath showroom,” says Branch Manager Keith Taylor.
Erica Lail is the sales consultant. Hours at the new location are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.
S&D recognition
S&D Coffee, a coffee roasters in Concord, was recently honored as McDonald’s 2007 U.S. Supplier of the Year. 
S&D Coffee supplies Premium Roast Coffee and Iced Tea for McDonald’s.
The award was presented at the recent U.S Supplier Summit, an annual gathering at McDonald’s Oak Brook, Ill., headquarters. The award recognizes commitment to quality and food safety, innovation and customer service.
Ron Hinson, S&D president and CEO, said, “I am honored that we have been recognized as their top supplier for 2007. We are also justifiably proud of our hard-working sales team that makes all this possible.”
New sales consultant
Barbara Grimm of Salisbury has joined Touchstone Crystal as an independent sales consultant.
Touchstone Crystal is owned by Amazar Holding, a subsidiary of the Swarovski Group. It is based in Rhode Island.
Grimm will offer create-your-own jewelry at in-home parties. For more information, call Grimm at 704-798-0185 or visit www.touchstonecrystal. com.
Summit Circle
Eric D. Brady, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the organization’s Summit Circle for 2007 achievements.
To qualify for the Summit Circle, Brady demonstrated outstanding sales and service to members. He is associated with Thrivent Financial’s Southeast Regional Financial Office. He has been with Thrivent Financial and its predecessor organizations for 17 years and has been recognized for his performance 12 times.
Fewer than 200 of Thrivent Financial’s 2,600 financial representatives qualified for the Summit Circle in 2007.
RCCC classes
The Customized Training and Development Office of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering Microsoft Access and Microsoft PowerPoint classes for beginners and intermediate-level users as well as performance management and OHSA general industry classes.
Classes begin in April, with all being completed by early June. Many are multi-week courses. All are offered at RCCC’s Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, 660 Concord Parkway North, Concord.
Classes include:
– Managing the Performance of Others, 1-5 p.m. Mondays, April 7-28
– MS PowerPoint-Basic, 8 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, April 16-23
– MS PowerPoint-Intermediate, 8 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, April 30-May 7
– MS Access-Basic, 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, May 14-21
– MS Access-Intermediate, 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, May 28-June 4
– OSHA General Industry (10-hours), 8 a.m.-1 p.m., May 1-2
– OSHA General Industry (10-hours), 8 a.m.-1 p.m., June 5-6.
The classes are open to adult learners. Seating is limited, and advanced registration is required. Class fees range from $50 to $55, plus a text/materials fee. Call 704-216-3598 for more details.
President’s Elite
Mary Moose was recently appointed to “The President’s Elite” of Advantage Capital Corporation for the second consecutive year.
Advantage Capital is a subsidiary of AIG. The recognition is for top advisers.
Moose was the No. 1 ranked woman in her division and No. 2 overall in Advantage Capital’s largest division.
An independent financial planner since 2000, she is the founder and president of Victory Wealth Management Inc. in China Grove and is a registered principal with her broker dealer, Advantage Capital Corp. She is a registered financial consultant and a senior advocate who serves on the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center board of directors.
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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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