Business roundup: Consignment store opens on South Central Avenue
LANDIS ó Sherry McGee and Nancy Williams are owners of Carolina Consignment at 208 S. Central Ave, next to Jandira’s Subs and Bakery Shop.
The store carries a wide variety of items, including boys and girls clothing, men and women’s shoes, baby equipment, books and many odds and ends.
“We sell for less and have name-brand clothing,” McGee said.
Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
For more information, contact the store at 704-857-6303.
R3 Center workshops
KANNAPOLIS ó The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in June for adults in Cabarrus and Rowan counties.
All of the programs are free. The center has expanded its workshop schedule to include class locations in both counties.
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 strongly encourages clients to call the center in advance at 704-216-7201, and reserve a seat. Call also for specific workshop locations.
The center’s June schedule of workshops includes the following Cabarrus County 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 people who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.
– Identifying Your Career Options ó 6-8 p.m. June 11; 2-4 p.m. June 16; and 9-11 a.m. June 25;
– The ABCs of Computer Use ó 9-11 a.m. June 5 and June 12;
– Interview Techniques ó 6-8 p.m. June 10;
– It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Meet ó 6-8 p.m. June 17;
– Looking for Work at 50+ ó 6-8 p.m. June 23;
– N.C. Research Campus Careers 101 ó 6-8 p.m. June 24;
– Looking for Work with a Criminal Record ó 2-4 p.m. June 24;
– Stand Out From the Competition ó 6-8 p.m. June 25;
– On-line Job Hunting ó 9-11 a.m. June 26.
The center’s June schedule of workshops includes the following Rowan County sessions. The R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call the center in advance at 704-216-7201, and reserve a seat. Call also for specific workshop locations.
The R3 Center also will offer a number of free resume clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from start to finish. Please call to reserve a seat. Clinics are scheduled for 6 p.m. June 4; 9 a.m., June 9, 27 and 30; and 2 p.m., June 17.
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 provided free-of-charge. The center’s office hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m- 5 p.m. Friday.
The R3 Center partners with other workforce development agencies, including the Centralina Workforce Development Board, JobLink Career Centers of Cabarrus and Rowan counties, N.C. Employment Security Commission and other area community colleges.
For more information about the R3 Center and its services and programs, call 704-216-7201, or visit the center’s website at www.rowancabarrus. edu/r3center/.
LEXINGTON ó Cunningham Brick Co. Inc. has announced that its Cleveland County brick plant is the first in the United States to earn a third-party certification of the pre-consumer recycle waste contents of its products.
An audit and verification process was performed by the National Brick Research Center of Clemson University to confirm recycle content and reduced use of natural resources at the brick plant located in Kings Mountain.
Cunningham Brick produces products with a low of 7 percent to a high of 85 percent certified recycle content by incorporating pre-consumer waste clays and other recycled natural resources.
The use of pre-consumer recycled waste in brick manufacturing helps architects and builders comply with design and construction sustainability efforts to qualify for points under the LEED rating system, as well as reducing the use of virgin raw materials.
Cunningham Brick, the state’s oldest family-owned brick maker, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
RALEIGH ó Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) has added Mark Wilkinson to its Central Piedmont Advisory Council, which comprises Davidson, Davie, Iredell, Rowan and Stanly counties.
Wilkinson, fitness director for the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center, will be part of LGFCU’s volunteer-driven initiative to educate people on the benefits of credit union membership and relay feedback to management regarding available products and services, delivery of service and member needs.
Advisory Council members, who represent the philosophical character of the credit union and contribute their time without compensation, function as LGFCU’s eyes and ears throughout the state, serving as liaisons between credit union members and non-members and LGFCU management.
Local Government Federal Credit Union serves North Carolina’s local government employees, elected/appointed officials, volunteers and their families. The $944 million federally chartered credit union is a cooperative of more than 175,000 members associated with various facets of local government in North Carolina’s 100 counties and 546 cities, towns and villages.