biz roundup

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ted Williams, owner of the Spencer Subway, was elected president of the Spencer Business Association at its recent annual meeting.
Other officers elected are Tracey Aitken, Pinocchio’s Restaurant owner, vice president; Marlene Minshew, North Carolina Transportation Museum, secretary; and Steve Surratt, The Little Choo Choo Shop owner, treasurer.
The 2007 report of accomplishments included a town board candidate forum, Website highlighting local businesses (, formation of relationships with local government, the North Carolina Transportation Museum and Spencer Partnership.
The association meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Spencer Town Hall. For more information, call Ted Williams, 704-638-9799 or Marlene Minshew, 704-636-2889, extension 225.
New B&R agent
Debbie Barnhardt has joined B&R Real Estate.
Born and raised in Spencer, Barnhardt has been in the jewelry industry for 25 years and has owned Debbie Barnhardt Jewelers for 17 years. She is a member at Calvary Baptist Church, the Spencer Women’s Club and Spencer Business Association.
She and husband Gary Basinger have three children, Joshua Barnhardt of Durham, Brandon Basinger of Salisbury and Candie Basinger of Charlotte.
Technician course
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer a pharmacy technician training course March 11-July 3.
The class will meet 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays in Building 100, Room 100 on the salisbury campus. Registration fee is $65, with text books costing approximately $150.
Students must have a high school diploma or GED and complete a career readiness assessment at the college. Prospective students are encouraged to register and schedule the career readiness assessment no later than March 1.
The course trains students to work as assistants to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings.
For more information, call 704-216-3512 or email
Sonus summit 
Dr. April Pittman, an audiologist at Salisbury Audiology and Hearing Aid Services, attended the Feb.7-10 national Sonus Network Business Summit in Austin, Texas. 
Pittman attended sessions on the newest hearing aid technologies, ways to provide exemplary patient care and advanced business techniques to implement in her private practice.