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Rowan Roundup: DSW Shoes to open in Concord

DSW Shoes, a leading branded footwear specialty retailer, is opening a new store Thursday at Pavilion at Kings Grant, 8088 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
The store will be the second DSW location in the Charlotte area. The 14,000-square-foot store will offer hundreds of brands for women and men at great prices.
The location features hardwood floors, brick walls and accent walls marked with DSW signature phrases. Additional interior accents include modern fixtures, sleek merchandise displays and comfortable seating in a self-service format.Customers are invited to join the DSW Rewards program and receive certificates toward future DSW purchases and take advantage of member-only offers and events.
As one of the nation’s fastest-growing specialty retailers, DSW opened 37 stores in strategic markets in 2007. It plans to open at least 30 stores in 2008. It also recently launched DSW.com in response to customers’ requests to shop 24 hours, 7 days a week.
DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear specialty retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear for women and men. As of July 24, it operated 273 stores in 37 states and operated an e-commerce site, www.dsw.com.
DSW also supplies footwear to 384 leased locations (36 for related retailers and 348 for non-related retailers) in the United States. For store locations and additional information, visit www.dswinc.com.
QuickBooks courses
Small business owners looking for help with QuickBooks Pro 2007 are invited to take courses offered by the Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
All will be offered at RCCC’s Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, 660 Concord Parkway North, Concord.
“Basic Accounting with QuickBooks” will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays Aug. 19-Sept. 2. Tuition is $50, plus the textbook and other class materials.
This course is designed for beginning QuickBooks users and teaches the fundamentals of accounting and the financial principles needed to operate a business. No previous accounting or QuickBooks experience is required.
“QuickBooks and Your Business: Level 1” will be offered 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 10-Oct. 8 and 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays Oct 6-Nov. 3. Tuition is $79 plus the textbook and other materials.
Students will learn how to chart accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks using QuickBooks.
“QuickBooks and Your Business Level II” is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10. Tuition is $55 plus the cost of the textbook and other materials.
This course will cover payroll and job costing features in depth. The level I course is a prerequisite.
Brian Huber and Semone Brisson will be the instructors. Huber is a certified public accountant with Daniel Ratcliff and Co. Brisson is the owner of Brisson’s Accounting Service.
For more details, call 704-216-3512, e-mail sbc@rowancabarrus.edu or visit www. rowancabarrus .edu/sbc/
Four licensed as CPAs
Four area residents are among 122 applicants approved for licensing July 21 as Certified Public Accountants by the N.C. State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners.
They are Ryan Earle Barbour, of Salisbury, Emily Garner Taylor, of Lexington, and Patrick Ryan Kinley and Marilyn Rossetti Saunders, both of Mooresville.
All passed the uniform CPA exam and satisfied education, work experience and moral character requirements. They must renew their licenses annually and complete at least 40 hours of Continuing Professional Education, including two or four hours of ethics.
Turkey Krispy Kremes
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, headquartered in Winston-Salem, has entered into a franchise agreement to open approximately 25 Krispy Kreme retail locations over the next five years in Istanbul, the Republic of Turkey.
The agreement is with Almana Yiyecek Ve Icecek San. Ve. Tic, Ltd, STI, part of the Almana Group.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with the Almana Group, an experienced QSR franchisee that operates KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Turkey, to establish Krispy Kreme in Istanbul,” said Jeff Welch, senior vice president and general manager of global franchise operations and development for Krispy Kreme.
Approximately 75 percent of Krispy Kreme’s total stores are operated by franchisees, and half are located outside the US. Currently, the Krispy Kreme hot Original Glazed doughnut can be found in 14 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, the Philippines, the Republic of South Korea, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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.

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