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Business roundup: RCCC center holding ‘Pink Slip Social’ on Thursday

KANNAPOLIS ó Individuals who are unemployed or under-employed are being invited to attend a “Pink Slip Social” Thursday, hosted by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s R3 Center.
The event will give job searchers an opportunity to network and commiserate and talk with community leaders, R3 Center career counselors and employers.
The Pink Slip Social starts at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Old Cabarrus Bank Building, 201 West Ave., in Kannapolis.
The R3 Center asks those who plan to attend to RSVP by calling 704-216-7201. Casual dress is encouraged.
The event is sponsored by the Centralina Workforce Development Board, local JobLink Career Centers, the North Carolina Research Campus, Carolina Logos and the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.
The R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist workers who are unemployed or under-employed.
The R3 Center helps adult workers assess and profile their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials and future career interests to develop a plan for career growth. All R3 Center services are free.
For more information about the R3 Center and its services and programs, call 704-216-7201, or visit www.rowancabarrus.edu/r3center/. New medical director for Brian Center Dr. Chetan N. Amin has been named the new medical director for Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation, 635 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury.
Amin is a physician at Piedmont Family Medicine, located at 1710 W. Innes St.
Amin will oversee all medical care at the Brian Center.
Storey joins Carolina Oncology staff
Dr. Jonathan A. Storey has joined Carolina Oncology Associates and the medical staff of Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Along with Dr. William Black, Dr. William Brinkley and Dr. Mark Wimmer, Storey will see patients at 825 W. Henderson St., Salisbury.
Storey received his bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Florida and his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in medical oncology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Carolina Oncology will still offer on-call oncology services 24 hours a day for the benefit of their patients.
Storey is eligible for board certification in internal medicine and medical oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.
Food Lion raises nearly $3.3 million for Easter Seals
Food Lion’s Shop&Care program raised nearly $3.3 million for Easter Seals. Food Lion presented a check to the organization June 4.
“Thanks to the support of our customers, vendors and brokers, our Shop&Care program has been able to raise a great amount of money to support Easter Seals,” said Chris Blumenthal, health & wellness specialist for Salisbury-based Food Lion LLC.
“In addition, it is a great opportunity for associates to connect with customers, support our local communities and help individuals living with special needs.”
Customers donated $1.8 million this year by contributing $1 or more during checkout, and 115 participating manufacturers raised $1.1 million. Food Lion and other vendors raised an additional $263,000 through special product promotions and coupon programs.
Since 1991, Food Lion LLC has raised more than $22 million for the organization.
In 2008, Food Lion LLC donated more than 21 million pounds of food and gave more than $5.2 million through foundation and community giving.
Therapeutic Touch offering massages at Hurley YMCA
Therapeutic Touch LLC is a newly opened massage and bodywork corporation in Salisbury that is owned and operated by Travis Alligood.
Alligood is a graduate of Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy in Concord.
Alligood passed the N.C. Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy examination in January and joined the American Massage Therapy Association and its N.C. chapter.
Therapeutic Touch is operating out of the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA on Jake Alexander Boulevard.
Services available include Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage, integrated massage, chair massage and reflexology.
YMCA members receive preferential pricing, but a Y membership is not required.
A native of Thomsaville, Alligood has lived in Rowan County since the early 1970s and is a graduate of North Rowan High School.
He belongs to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where he serves on the church council. He also is a life member of the N.C. Lutheran Men in Mission.
He is available for group presentations and corporate events. Private massage sessions also may be scheduled.
Appointments are available Monday through Saturday by calling the YMCA at 704-636-0111, or Alligood can be reached directly at 980-234-3016.Brady named to 2009 Million Dollar Round Table
Eric D. Brady, a financial consultant with the Piedmont regional team of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has earned membership in the 2009 Million Dollar Round Table.
Brady qualified for the honor based on his sales excellence, outstanding client service, ethical conduct and professional knowledge. The international, independent association is for leading life insurance and financial services professionals.
Brady is associated with Thrivent Financial’s Southeast Regional Financial Office.
The Million Dollar Round Table was founded in 1927. The international, independent association includes more than 39,000 members, or less than 1 percent of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals.
Iron Horse Auction trying to sell $5 million worth of boats
MOORESVILLE ó Iron Horse Auction Company Inc. of Rockingham has been chosen to conduct a $5 million inventory reduction auction for North Point Watersports of Mooresville.
North Point Watersports sells MasterCraft Ski Boats, Manitou Pontoons, Rinker and Formula Yachts. North Point Watersports is one of the largest boat dealers on Lake Norman.
Sonny Weeks of Iron Horse Auction Company Inc. said, “This is a rare opportunity to purchase a new boat with a manufacturer’s warranty at below dealer cost.”
Some boats will be sold regardless of price and others with reserves. Ski supplies will also be sold in conjunction with the boats.
The auction will be held at noon June 27 at North Point Watersports in Mooresville. The auction will also be broadcast live on Proxibid.com.
Buyers can view the boats June 19, June 20 and June 26 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and the morning of the auction from 10 a.m.-noon. More information can be found at www.ironhorseauction.com or by calling 800-997-2248.
Stafford joins Century 21 Towne & Country as associate
Century 21 Towne & Country has added Mary Stafford as a sales associate, specializing in residential and recreational property sales in the Salisbury-Rowan County area.
“We are thrilled to have Mary join our team,” said broker Dianne Greene. “It’s an exciting time to be with the Century 21 system as we increase our market presence in Salisbury and surrounding cities.”
Stafford grew up in Ohio and recently relocated to Salisbury with her husband, Clark. She attended the University of Akron for a teaching career but took another path selling new construction for 11 years.
She received her N.C. real estate license in December 2007.
Walker Marketing’s newest client: Indiana Masonic Home
CONCORD ó Walker Marketing has added Indiana Masonic Home to its roster of clients.
Indiana Masonic Home is a continuing care retirement community in Franklin, Ind., and has more than 400 residents.
Walker Marketing will work with Indiana Masonic Home to provide the community with strategic planning and branding.
Indiana Masonic Home was founded in 1916 and has served more than 9,000 adults in that time.
Grant to let farm families use business management course
STATESVILLE ó Farm Credit has received a grant to cover the tuition and make a new e-learning financial and business management course available to N.C. farm families.
The online training will be offered statewide through North Carolina’s three Farm Credit associations. The Farm Credit University curriculum includes training geared toward business plan development, financial planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s success.
The program is funded by a $94,500 grant from the Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. The N.C. General Assembly established the commission in 2000 to help tobacco farmers, farm workers and related businesses impacted by the transition out of tobacco farming.
The commission’s funding comes from money paid by cigarette manufacturers as a result of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement.
Farm Credit’s e-learning program targets young, beginning, small and minority farmers throughout the state, with priority given to tobacco growers.
Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to bizbriefs@salisburypost.com. Include a daytime phone number.

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