RCCC offers free seminars for small business

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer free seminars in March and April for people thinking about starting a small business or currently operating their own business.
The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kannapolis help support the seminars. They are:
– If Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, How Do I Finance My Business Idea?, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 6, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, 660 Concord Parkway North, Concord, room 9281.
– Bringing in the Sales, 6:30-8:30- p.m. March 11, Salisbury campus, Building 200, room 251.
– Sexual Harassment ń What Every Person in Your Organization Better Know, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 19, Kannapolis Train Station, 201 S. Main St., Kannapolis.
– Market Research for Your Business Made Easy, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 20, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, room 9281.
– Viral Marketing, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 25, Salisbury campus, Building 200, room 251.
– Legal Concerns of Small Business Owners, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 3, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, room 9281.
– Tax Information for Small Business, 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 8, Salisbury campus, Building 200, room 251.
– How Do I Market My Small Business?, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 16, Kannapolis Train Station.
– Computing Costs and Revenues, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 17, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, room 9281.
– Finding Your Competitive Advantage, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 22, Salisbury campus, Building 200, room 251.
For more information, call 704-216-3742 or 704-216-3512, e-mail coned@rowancabarrus.edu or visit www.rowancabarrus.edu/sbc/
Windshear names two new technicians
Windshear Inc. of Concord has hired two new specialized technicians for its 180-mph rolling-road wind tunnel that opens in April. They are Bryon Randolph and Peter Schneider.
Randolph will be the instrumentation and calibration technician, and his responsibilities include development and maintenance of electrical and controls systems.
Schneider is the mechanical maintenance technician, and he is responsible for preventive maintenance on the rolling road and all related applications, as well as mechanical maintenance aspects around the facility. Schneider also is the health, safety and environmental representative.
Randolph worked seven years at FMC Lithium as the electronic and instrumentation technician. He oversaw calibrations for the chemical plant, including documentation management, and was responsible for electronic troubleshooting plant-wide. He has more than 20 years of experience focusing on hands-on electrical and electronic troubleshooting and repair.
Schneider has more than 15 years of experience in maintenance mechanics and supervision, plus experience in training employees on safety and proper lock out procedures. Early in his career, he worked in Germany for Petri Inc. and also spent 12 years in the military.
Home Instead honor
Donna Cuthbertson has been named Caregiver of the Month for February at Home Instead Senior Care, 625 W. Innes St.
This award is given to an employee who goes above and beyond the call of duty in caring for seniors with whom they are entrusted.
Cuthbertson joined the Salisbury Home Instead team last September. “Donna sees this as a ministry, and she truly ‘ministers’ ever so gently to her clients,” said Maxine Lang, office manager. “She does for our seniors whatever it is that they may need and has the ability to sense that which they can not express, filling those needs too. Our clients trust and admire her caring heart.”
Cuthbertson and her husband have been doing street ministry for 17 years, making it a family event, including their seven children each summer, as they minister to those in need. The couple live in Cleveland and also have four grandchildren.
Home Instead Senior Care is a leading provider of non-medical in home care and companionship services for seniors.
Driver of the year
James Sloan has been named Driver of the Year for Jerry Prater Trucking Inc. of Salisbury.
Sloan was also a nominee for the National Association of Small Trucking Companies national award, and came in 15th in that competition.
A professional driver for more than 28 years, Sloan has driven more than two million accident-free miles. He has been with Jerry Prater Trucking two years.
He was presented a plaque by Wendy Wanek, safety director, and Jim Goodin, operations manager.
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.