Business roundup: Senior Resource Link

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Cabarrus Senior Resource Link, professionals who work with seniors, will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
For reservations, contact Susan Wear at Gentiva Home Health 704-933-1001.
Administrative assistant joins Hearing Lifestyles clinic
Beth M. Arey has joined Hearing Lifestyles LLC as administrative assistant at the Salisbury audiology clinic.
Arey, a Salisbury native and graduate of West Rowan High School, received her certification in office administration from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Arey was formerly employed in customer service and as administrative/executive assistant at F&M Bank for 11 years.
She obtained her N.C. real estate broker’s license in 2005 and worked for Century 21 Towne & Country until 2008.
Arey is responsible for all administrative duties of the clinic.
She and her husband, Drew, live in the East Rowan area and have two children, Hunter and Cydney. They attend St. Matthews Lutheran Church.
Arey joins Dr. Lorin S. Oden at Hearing Lifestyles, 464 Jake Alexander Blvd, West. For appointments, call 704-633-0023.
Freightliner adds aerodynamic enhancements for Cascadia
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freightliner Trucks has introduced new aerodynamic enhancements for the Cascadia that will contribute to the truck’s efficiency.
Previously introduced enhancements include the roof deflector, chassis skirts, valence panel and bumper with closures. Add the new next generation chassis side fairings and 20-inch side extenders and the result is up to 1.8 percent improvement in fuel economy over the current 72-inch raised roof aerodynamic model.
Freightliner is also displaying additional options geared at delivering even more fuel efficiency improvements, such as the powerful and economical Detroit Diesel DD15 engine, direct drive transmission, a variable speed fan and Freightliner’s proprietary RunSmart Predictive Cruise Control system.
Turner Construction seeking NC subcontractors
FAYETTEVILLE — The N.C. Military Business Center announces Turner Construction Company is seeking small businesses owned by disadvantaged people, minorities, women and service-disabled veterans to join their project teams for federal work the company is pursuing in North Carolina.
Turner Construction is teaming with the NCMBC to identify subcontractors in all divisions: general requirements, site construction, concrete, masonry, metals, woods and plastics, thermal and moisture, doors and windows, finishes, specialists, equipment, furnishes, special construction, conveying systems, mechanical, and electrical. All divisions, including specialty contractors and suppliers are encouraged to visit for more information and to fill out a prequalification form.
Founded in 1902, Turner Construction Company ranks first or second in major segments of the building construction industry.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield online rate quote tool earns award
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s “Get a Quote” online application has received an Outstanding Achievement Award from Interactive Media Awards, which is the second highest honor given by the group.
The online tool allows consumers to search for and compare health care plans specific to their cost and coverage needs, and initiate a plan purchase online.
The Get a Quote application gives consumers instant rate quotes when they enter demographic information. Consumers receive side-by-side comparisons of the costs and benefits of available plans, and access to plan details. The online tool earned this award for its design and easy-to-find information.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina provides nearly 25,000 rate quotes per month. Since its launch, nearly 750,000 people have used the application to request information about cost, coverage and savings options.
View the tool at shopper/public/quote/index.htm.
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