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Business roundup: August career development workshops set

KANNAPOLIS ó The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resumé clinics in August for adults in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. All of the programs are free.
Located at 164 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist workers who are unemployed or under-employed.
The center’s mission is built on three Rs ó a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment.
Due to the popularity of its free workshops, the R3 Center encourages clients to call in advance at 704-216-7201 and reserve a seat. Call also for specific workshop locations.
The center’s August schedule of workshops includes the following sessions:
– New Client Launch ó 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 6-7 p.m. Mondays; and 2-3 p.m. Thursdays. New Client Launch is an orientation program for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.
– Is it Time for More Training? ó 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 4;
– Looking for Work with a Criminal Record ó 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 5;
– Stand Out From the Competition ó 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5;
– Identifying Your Career Options ó 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 6; 6-8 p.m. Aug. 11; and 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 19 and 27;
– Looking for Work at 50-plus ó 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 19;
– The ABCs of Computer Usage ó 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 7;
– Interview Techniques ó 6-8 p.m. Aug. 12;
– N.C. Research Campus Careers 101 ó 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 14 and 2-4 p.m. Aug. 28;
– Online Job Hunting ó 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 21;
– It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Meet ó 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26.
The R3 Center also will offer multiple resumé clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from start to finish. Call to reserve a seat. Clinics are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Aug. 3, 17, 24 and 31; 2 p.m. on Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26; and 9 a.m. on Aug. 15.
Realtors golf tournament set
The fourth annual Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors captain’s choice golf tournament is Thursday at Corbin Hills Golf Course.
Cost is $51 per player or $204 per foursome.
Fees include practice balls, beer, soft drinks, lunch, bottled water, goody bags and door prizes. Lunch is at noon, and tee off is 1 p.m.
You can sponsor a tee or a green for $100 or an entire hole for $200. All sponsors receive promotional consideration at the tournament and in advertising.
Call 704-636-1811 for more information. Rain date is Aug. 13.
Senior Link meeting Aug. 11
The Cabarrus Senior Link Resource Group, professionals who work with seniors, will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11.
Reservations are required. Contact Susan Wear of Gentiva Home Health at 704-933-1001 for additional information.
People’s Produce open
KANNAPOLIS ó People’s Produce and General Store at 5771 Old Salisbury-Concord Road (near Mount Mitchell Fire Department) offers a wide variety of produce and groceries.
The store, opened in October and owned by Ronnie and Ann Newsome and Pam and David Russ, has farm fresh organic eggs, homemade pork rinds in numerous flavors, McCombs salads, all kinds of pickled products, peanuts bagged ice and more.
A crafts section in the store includes carvings done by Ronnie Newsome, including canes and staffs.
In the spring, the store offers a wide variety of plants and flowers. In the fall and winter, it will have specials on country ham, sausages and cheeses.
People’s Produce and General Store is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The phone number is 704-933-8217.
Financial Peace starts Aug. 9
Financial Peace University, a 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, will be held at Dunn’s Mountain Baptist Church, 1350 Old Stone House Road.
Classes begin Sunday, Aug. 9, at 4 p.m. Contact Bill Little at 704-798-9090, or pastorlittle@bellsouth.net, for more information or to register.
The program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability.
The courses are available for churches, companies, military bases, financial literacy programs, Spanish speaking organizations and community groups.
Each class participant needs a kit. Special rates are routinely available online at www.daveramsey.com, or by calling 888-227-3223.
Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to bizbriefs@salisburypost.com. Include a daytime phone number.

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