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Business roundup: Billís Exterminating/Peeler Environmental makes magazineís Top 200 listing

Billís Exterminating/ Peeler Environmental was included in Pest Management Magazineís list of the Top 200 companies in the pest management industry in a December 2010 article entitled ěPMP200 Top Guns.î
ěThis is a prestigious honor for a small business to be included in such a listî CEO Kip Peeler said. ěThis is a testament to the hard work and vision of our staff.î
Billís Exterminating Co. launched Peeler Environmental as a co-brand in 2010.
ěOur company is no longer only pest control,î Peeler said. ěWe offer conditioned and encapsulated crawl space services for moisture and mold remediation as well as mosquito reduction, lawn management, fire ant control and wildlife management, and energy conservation.î
Billís Exterminating/Peeler Environmental is a National Pest Management Association QualityPro accredited company based in Salisbury since 1968. For more information, call 704-636-0674 or visit www.BillsExt.com.
Super Bowl party at Restaurant 46 in Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS ó Restaurant 46 will host a Super Bowl party next Sunday featuring the restaurantís new chef, new TVs and new menus.
Fans dressed to show team spirit will have a chance to win fun prizes. A DJ will entertain the crowd before the game and during the post-game festivities.
The party begins at 5 p.m. and will cost $20, including a game-time buffet and beer specials.
Program coming to Kannapolis for group working with seniors
KANNAPOLIS ó The Know Your Options panel ó professionals who work with seniors ó will present a program at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cannon Memorial YMCA in Kannapolis.
For luncheon reservations and additional information, contact Susan Wear at Gentiva Home Health, 704-933-1001.
Cabarrus Humane Society selling engraved bricks for new shelter
You can donate an engraved brick and help pay off the Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus Countyís new shelter before the first mortgage payment becomes due.
Become a founding donor of Ruthís Memorial Shelter and have a lasting reminder of your contribution every time you visit the shelter. The customized, laser-engraved bricks will be installed in the main lobby as you enter the shelter.
Bricks may be in memory of a pet or in memory/honor of a family member. A donation of $100 or more will get you an engraved 4-by-8 inch brick.
Donations are tax deductible. Make checks payable to the Humane Society of Concord, C/O Ruthís Memorial Shelter. Mail them to PO Box 327, Harrisburg, NC 28075.
BB&T introduces new free iPad app for banking access
WINSTON-SALEM ó BB&T has launched a free iPad application that allows more convenient banking access to its on-the-go clients. The BB&T iPad App is one of the first of its kind in the United States thatís not just a high definition version of mobile banking. It is now available at the iTunes App Store.
ěThe iPad App leverages the unique features of the iPad to give clients a faster, more convenient way to manage their accounts and access our online services in an always-connected environment,î said Sumit Deshpande, BB&T Online Channel group manager, mobile and messaging services.
The app allows clients to:
Access BB&T OnLine Banking ń check account balances, transfer funds, pay bills, sign up for paperless statements and account alerts.
Open new accounts ń apply for checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and more. In minutes, clients can add accounts to their shopping cart, get an instant decision and fund accounts online.
Find BB&T locations ń locate the nearest BB&T financial center or ATM using GPS technology.
Learn and plan ń access an online library of financial education information and interactive calculators.
Connell elected to First Citizens BancShares, First Citizens posts
RALEIGH ó Hope Holding Connell has been elected vice chairman of First Citizens BancShares Inc. and its First Citizens Bank subsidiary by the companyís board of directors.
As vice chairman, Connell will help shape corporate strategies and assume greater responsibilities in managing First Citizensí national franchise, which operates 443 offices in 17 states and the District of Columbia. She will continue her duties as president of First Citizensí IronStone Bank division and as the companyís top business banking executive.
Connell, 47, joined Raleigh-headquartered First Citizens Bank in 1985 and came up through the ranks, serving in leadership positions from branch manager to commercial banking segment manager.
First Citizens quarterly earnings up, takes over United Western
RALEIGH ó First Citizens BancShares Inc. reported earnings for the quarter ending Dec. 31 of $30.1 million, compared to $19 million for the corresponding period of 2009.
Net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased $11.1 million, or 58.3 percent, from the same quarter of 2009.
The companyís First Citizens Bank subsidiary has entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to purchase substantially all the assets and assume the majority of the liabilities of United Western Bank, Denver, Colo.
The Office of Thrift Supervision closed United Western Bank and appointed the FDIC as receiver. Depositors will not sustain any losses. The move was First Citizensí fifth FDIC-related agreement in the last 18 months.
First Citizens BancShares Inc. has been recognized by Forbes as one of the best financial companies in the nation.
BancShares ranked fourth in the United States among the 100 largest banks and thrifts, according to Forbes. BancSharesí main subsidiary is First Citizens Bank. First Citizens Bank and its IronStone Bank division operate 435 offices in 17 states and the District of Columbia.
Forbesí rankings were based on research by SNL Financial, which used eight financial criteria to assess the 100 largest banks and thrifts:
Return on average equity.
Net interest margin.
Nonperforming loans (NPLs) as a percentage of loans.
Nonperforming assets as a percentage of assets.
Reserves as a percentage of NPLs.
Two capital ratios (Tier 1 and risk-based).
Leverage ratio.
Veterinary group to sponsor camps at zoo in Asheboro
ASHEBORO ó The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association has become the named sponsor of the four Veterinary Science Camps that the NC Zoo offers each year to young people who are interested in pursuing careers in veterinary medicine.
Chief veterinarian and NCVMA member Dr. Mike Loomis oversees these camps, each of which offers intensive, hands-on educational experiences to 20 campers. The camps engage aspiring veterinarians in activities that mirror many of the day-to-day activities that unfold in a typical veterinary practice.
The first two camps take place in May. These one-day camps are suitable for 12- to 15-year old youngsters. The remaining two camps, which extend over three days, are held in July and accept 15- to 18-year-old campers. These Senior Camps provide broader and more in-depth experiences, including, teaching the basics of delivering CPR to cats and dogs and taking campers into the veterinary hospitalís surgical suite.
NCVMA has provided a $5,000 donation to the N.C. Zoo Society. Zoo veterinarians will use the gift to purchase surgical equipment and instruments, as well as medications for use by the N.C. Zooís Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This wildlife rehab center, which was built entirely with private donations to the NC Zoo Society, is operated by the N.C. Zooís veterinary staff.
Individuals interested in learning more about the NCVMA sponsored Veterinary Camps can go www.nczoo.com and click on Veterinary Camps or call Jayne Owen Parker at the N.C. Zoo Society (336-879-7273.)
S&D Coffee splits divisions, announces promotions
CONCORD ó S&D Coffee will split its Northern Division, the largest by geography, to allow each divisionís leadership to be closer to the customers.
John Morris, vice president of the Northern Division, will lead the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Division. He has been with S&D for 23 years. The Mid-Atlantic Division will encompass the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., southeastern West Virginia, the eastern shore of Maryland and Delaware.
Rick Babineau is promoted to vice president of the newly created Northeast Division, which will include the northeastern corridor from Maryland to Maine. Babineau has been with S&D for eight years.
Marty Singleton, division manager of the Central Division, is promoted to vice president of the Central Division. Singleton has been with S&D for 18 years.
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