Business roundup: Yoga studio's 10th year

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 5, 2011

Artemesia Yoga Studio is celebrating 10 years of bringing the practice of yoga to Salisbury.
Lewellen Padgett owns Artemesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, located at 323 W. Harrison St. between the historic West Square and Fulton Heights neighborhoods.
The studio will host an open house at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring students who have practiced with Padgett who can answer questions.
Mystery Snail will offer an eclectic mix of world, folk and indie rock music for entertainment. Performers are Elisabeth Hall, Phil Harris and Danny Resner.
Padgett is a certified Sivananda Yoga instructor and received her certification from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in 2001.
Other certifications and workshops include: Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage; Laugh-a Yoga Leader; Cora Wen’s Fluid Body, Quiet Mind; Erich Schiffmann’s Moving Into Stillness; John Friend’s Anusara Flowing with Grace; Baxter Bell’s Yoga and the Sacroiliac Joint; Paul Grilley’s Anatomy for Yin Yoga; Donna Mejia’s (Smith College) Integrity in Ethnic/Global Dance Fusion; and NIA classes.
For 10 years, Padgett has been working with VA Medical Center employees, Rowan Regional Medical Center employees and business people to help them manage stress.
She taught yoga to Rowan Helping Ministries guests through the New Tomorrows program at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, as well as to children at Nazareth Children’s Home. She now teaches kids with ADD and ADHD and offers private classes.
To learn more, call 704-637-7193 or visit
Hospital names King new chief nursing officer
Katrina King has been named chief nursing officer at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
King succeeds Edwina Ritchie, who recently became director of hospice services.
King had served as the director of professional and support services at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville. She will oversee the nursing division at the hospital and work closely with physicians, nurses and staff.
Prior to joining Novant, King worked in various clinical and management roles in the Carolinas Healthcare System after receiving her bachelor of science degree in nursing from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. King served as manager of the Elizabeth C. Stanback Rehabilitation Unit when it opened in 1999 at Rowan Regional. She serves on the board of directors for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and the Cabarrus County Chamber of Commerce.
King lives in Kannapolis with her husband and son.
Human resources group holding workshop Tuesday
The Rowan County Human Resources Association will sponsor a half day workshop on Tuesday called “Employee Engagement and Management.”
The Workshop at Salisbury-Rowan Utilities System, Water & Sewer Maintenance, 1 Water St. (the old Waterworks Museum) will be from 7:30 a.m. until noon.
Presenters will be David Washington, Washington and Company, Laura Hampton, The Employers Association and Bradley Savoy, Lean Human Capital.
The seminar will discuss topics such as workplace violence, dealing with difficult people and best practices in staffing performance management. Topics address a variety of HR and business related insights required to lead today’s workforce.
The workshop is free for Rowan County HR members. For non-members, the half day workshop is $35, which includes breakfast. The workshop has been submitted for 3.5 HRCI recertification credit hours. For more information, e-mail or call Lisa Parker at 704-636-2621.
Biggers reopens his law office in Concord
CONCORD — Fred Biggers, former Cabarrus County Clerk of Superior Court and ex-officio judge of probate, has reopened his law office at 49 Means Ave. in Concord.
The long-time trial lawyer said his firm will focus on Social Security disability, criminal defense and domestic law cases in Rowan and Cabarrus counties.
“I enjoyed public service as clerk and probate judge,” he said. “Turning that office around to provide our citizens with excellent service was very rewarding, but I am ready to get back to trying cases.”
To reach Biggers, call 704-788-4444.
Keaton retires after 37 years at VA
Hazel T. Keaton, 57, has retired from the Hefner V.A. Medical Center after 37 years of service.
Keaton, a certified nursing assistant, retired Feb. 28 from the nursing department.
Adams named associate of month at Brookdale
Annette Adams has been named associate of the month at Brookdale Senior Living Salisbury Gardens.
Adams, a certified nursing assistant, has worked at Salisbury Gardens for two years.
Simply Good hosts green smoothie discussion Saturday morning
Simply Good Natural Foods will host a free discussion at 10 a.m. Saturday about green smoothies.
Dr. Chris Nagy will talk about his passion for the green smoothie, which is a blended beverage that typically combines fruit with green leafy veggies. Nagy drinks them every day and is convinced they provide many significant health benefits.
Simply Good owner Steve Moreno agreed and said he will present the discussion in his effort to promote personal wellness.
Simply Good is located at 128 E. Innes St. For more information, call 704-636-0889.
Event Center to broadcast Chick-fil-A Leadercast on May 6
The Event Center, located at the Cornerstone Campus at 315 Webb Road, will host the Chick-fil-A Leadercast leadership training.
Broadcast live from Atlanta to Salisbury on May 6, the Chick-fil-A Leadercast is an interactive experience. The event will feature a complimentary lunch, Chick-fil-A Leadercast Journal and other event materials.
Cost is $69 per person, group rate for 10 or more is $59 per person for early registration by March 14. To learn more, call 704-855-1218 or visit
Cabarrus Senior Resource Link’s monthly meeting Tuesday
The Cabarrus Senior Resource Link, professionals who work with the senior population, will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is provided, and new members are welcome. Contact Susan Wear at Gentiva Home Health, 704-933-1001.
Home Instead Senior Care listed among top-ranking franchises
Franchise Business Review has named Home Instead Senior Care at the top of its list of franchisors with high satisfaction for 2011.
The ranking, which reflects overall franchisee satisfaction, is based on a survey of more than 10,000 franchises representing more than 300 brands.
Founded in 1994, the Home Instead Senior Care network includes more than 900 independently owned and operated franchises in 15 countries.
This is the first time that Home Instead Senior Care, which has been ranked No. 1 in the senior care category for the past five years, has taken home the top honor overall among all categories.
Food Lion offers $10 in groceries for buying private brand products
Food Lion shoppers can earn up to $10 in free groceries every time they buy private brand products through March 29.
Each time customers buy at least four Food Lion or Home 360 products using their MVP card, they earn a money-saving coupon. Customers get $1 in coupons for the first four private brand products they purchase and 25 cents back for each additional private brand product they buy — up to $10.
“Food Lion wants to put money back in customers’ pockets by rewarding our loyal customers,” said Shavonne Clark, Food Lion’s director of retail marketing and innovation.
Details are available at
Food Lion also is planning to add more MVP Savings Center kiosks inside stores.
Since introducing MVP Savings Center kiosks in stores last year, kiosk coupons have up to five times the redemption rate when compared to coupons delivered via traditional distribution channels. Based on these positive results, Food Lion is planning to expand the service.
“We have seen a much higher coupon redemption rate among our MVP customers with the MVP Savings Center kiosks when compared to other traditional channels,” said David Palmer, director of customer relationship management and interactive marketing.
Shoppers scan their MVP Card at the kiosk and receive personalized coupons based on their household’s shopping history. The targeted offers typically expire on the day they are issued.
The kiosks can also be found at Blooms.
Food Lion, continuing a 17-year corporate partnership with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, served as a sponsor with Thompson Hospitality of the CIAA Women’s Health and Wellness Symposium.
The symposium was held at Time Warner Cable Arena during the tournament week and included free health screenings, panel discussions about health-related issues, product samples, workout sessions, giveaways and more.
Kannapolis agent Cash earns Personal Financial Rep status
KANNAPOLIS — Dave Cash is among an elite group of Allstate insurance agents who recently earned the “Personal Financial Representative” title. He will now be able to provide his customers variable annuity, variable life and mutual fund products, in addition to auto, homeowner and traditional life insurance products.
Cash passed the Series 6 and Series 63 securities license exams and completed Allstate training. He is appointed with the broker dealer Allstate Financial Services, LLC.
Cash will provide a range of fixed, variable, indexed and market value adjusted annuity products, in addition to providing variable life products through Lincoln Benefit Life, and investment products.
The Dave Cash Agency is at 6045 Gateway Center Drive, Kannapolis. He can be reached at 704-499-6445 or
Five Oaks Manor remodeling to be complete by March 17
Five Oaks Manor LLC is announcing a complete facility remodel to be completed March 17, when an open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with refreshments and tours.
Staff and visitors will enjoy giveaways, door prizes and trivia games while touring the modernized patient care areas, rehab gym, and newly renovated semi-private and private bed spaces.
A luncheon to be held from noon until 1 p.m. for all interested physicians from the community. During this networking opportunity, the medical director, Dr. Vincent Keipper, will be available for any questions.
For more information, contact Melinda Sinclair at 980-521-6252 or e-mail marketing@ Five Oaks Manor, LLC is at 413 Winecoff School Road in Concord.
Southern States selling FFA emblems for $1
Southern States is supporting FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, by selling FFA emblems for $1 through March 14. Proceeds are split between the local FFA chapter, the state FFA association and the National FFA Foundation.
“Southern States has a rich heritage of working with FFA and hopes the public will assist with the project by supporting the effort and contributing a dollar for a personalized paper FFA emblem,” said Thomas R. Scribner, president and chief executive officer of Southern States.
After you buy an emblem, you can sign your name on it or put the name of a child you care about on it. The emblems will then be displayed in the store for all to see.
Southern States is also supporting National Ag Day on March 15, which is part of National Ag Week, March 13-19.
Southern States is adding its voice to those of farmers, ag cooperatives, ag-related industries and other key stakeholders in the agriculture community, in calling for an increased awareness of U.S. agriculture and how it affects the lives of our citizens.
Southern States believes every American needs to:
• Understand how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced;
• Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy;
• Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products;
• Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, fiber and renewable resource industries.
Because agriculture provides virtually everything we eat and wear on a daily basis, and has even become a significant factor in fueling the nation, National Ag Week is a time for members of the agriculture industry to celebrate and promote American agriculture, and help educate consumers throughout the nation.
Not so long ago, most Americans were either directly involved in agriculture, or had a close association with someone who was. Today, that is no longer the case, with fewer and fewer Americans realizing the vital role that American agriculture plays. That is why Southern States is proud to join the Agriculture Council of America this year in proclaiming that “Agriculture is Amazing.”
The cooperative serves its members and non-member customers through 1,200 retail outlets, including 1720 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. and L.L. Goodnight & Sons Inc., 605 Saw Road, China Grove. Visit for more information.
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