Business roundup: EnergyUnited officials honored

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2011

STATESVILLE — Two officials from EnergyUnited have been recognized for their years of service and dedication to the electric cooperative. N. Mack Shoaf and Dr. W. Max Walser were each honored for 35 years of service.
The commendable service awards were presented during the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (NCAEC) annual meeting April 6-7 in Raleigh. The association honored 35 individuals for their commitment and dedication to 17 of the state’s electric cooperatives. NCAEC is the trade association for the state’s 26 electric cooperatives, including EnergyUnited.
“This recognition is well deserved and demonstrates the level of dedication and leadership these gentlemen have provided to our cooperative and to our members,” said H. Wayne Wilkins, EnergyUnited’s chief executive officer. “We are very fortunate to have Mack Shoaf and Max Walser serve on our board of directors. They personify EnergyUnited’s core values of integrity, commitment and excellence.”
Shoaf has served on the EnergyUnited Board of Directors since 1998, the year Crescent Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and Davidson EMC merged to form EnergyUnited. He is a retired executive from R.J. Reynolds and Carswell Distributing Co. Shoaf and his wife, Peggy, live in Winston-Salem.
Walser has also served on the EnergyUnited Board of Directors since the cooperative’s inception in 1998. A retired superintendent of Davidson County Schools and past chairman of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners, Walser and his wife, Peggy, live in Lexington.
Putnal joins One Property Source as broker in charge
KANNAPOLIS — Pat Putnal has joined One Property Source as the new broker in charge.
Putnal’s role is to support and ensure compliance of the 12 agents. She has worked in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Rowan counties for more than 26 years.
“Having known Pat Putnal for some time and admiring her skills as an experienced broker, I was extremely pleased to welcome her to the OPS team,” Ed McAfee, CEO of One Property Source, said.
Putnal’s duties include overseeing agents, checking and processing all listing and sales paperwork, handling earnest money deposits, answering questions about real estate transactions, and handling any issues that arise on transactions.
OPS and sister company Locus Real Estate Advisors, a commercial firm with a large presence in Cabarrus County, now have 13 brokers.
For more information contact Paul Bessent, Chief Operation Office of One Property Source at 704-934-2227 or visit
Green Goat Gallery offers Mother’s Day photo session
SPENCER — Award-winning photographer Sean Meyers will offer Mother’s Day mini-photography sessions at the Green Goat Gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. May 1. Each May Day photo mini-session will last about 30 minutes and cost $75. Reservations are required.
Since earning his photojournalism degree in 1991 from the University of Florida’s School of Journalism, Meyers has worked for daily newspapers from Florida to Ohio to Missouri, including the Salisbury Post.
A 2009 recipient of the North Carolina Regional Artist Grant, his work has been exhibited at several regional art centers, including Waterworks Visual Art Center, the Bascom and Iredell Museums’ Court Street Gallery. He lives in Salisbury with his wife and their newborn daughter.
The Green Goat Gallery is located at 516 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer. For more information and to reserve an appointment, call 704-639-0606.
KidsBloom at Salisbury Academy on April 30
KidsBloom at Salisbury Academy is Saturday, April 30, from 4-7 p.m.
The school at 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., North, will have a silent auction, games, book fair, vendors and a chance to win items such as an electric scooter, Xbox 360 with Kinect or a gift certificate to the Apple store for an iPad2.
Raffle tickets are $10 or three for $25 and proceeds will go to seating and sound system in the gym.
Admission is $5 and children under 3 years get in free. Call 704-636-3002 for tickets.
Mooresville Business After Hours at law firm
MOORESVILLE — Homesley & Wingo Law Group PLLC will host its first Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 26, at 5 p.m. at the firm’s office in the historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St.
This event will allow businesspeople throughout our community to network with members of the public, as well as Chamber of Commerce members and prospective members.
First Bank in Albemarle in on Teach Children to Save Day
ALBEMARLE — First Bank’s branch office in Albemarle recently joined others in the Teach Children to Save Day, a project of the ABA Education Foundation. The bank partnered with area schools and youth organizations to give local students important lessons on financial literacy.
The bank offers a Looney Tunes Savings Club for children 12 and younger. It requires at least a $10 opening deposit and encourages good savings habits by rewarding children with a special account opening package, birthday cards and a treasure chest prize each time they make a deposit.
To learn more, visit
The Albemarle branch is at 2317 N.C. 52 N.
Thorlo donates to Soles4Souls for Japan relief effort
Thor-Lo will donate nearly 4,000 pairs of socks to Soles4Souls, an international shoe charity that is working on relief efforts after the devastation in Japan in March.
“We wanted to stand with the Japanese people in their time of sorrow and need. Thousands of families are homeless due to the earthquake, tsunami, and their aftermath, and our donation is a gesture of sympathy and fellowship,” Thorlo spokesperson James Jesserer
said. Soles4Souls has partnered with other organizations in Japan to transport and distribute aid. For more information, visit
Freightliner recalling 50 workers in Gaffney
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is recalling 50 workers to its manufacturing facility in Gaffney, S.C.
The hourly assembly line workers will return in two phases beginning May 2, and will be fully in place by mid-May. Daily build rates are rising due to strong 2011 order activity for delivery vans, RVs and buses. The recall will boost total employment at the plant to approximately 550.
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC.
Funeral home support staffs certified for volunteer efforts
The volunteer support staffs of Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary in Statesville and Clyburn and Bigham Mortuary in Mooresville have teamed with the White House to become a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service.
Established in 2003, the award was created by President George W. Bush to give recognition to individuals, families and groups meeting requirements for volunteer service, measured by the number of service hours performed over 12-months.
The group honored 72 volunteers Thursday at a banquet.
For more information about volunteering, contact Bernardeane H. Moton, at 704-873-3611.
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