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Business Roundup: Chamber Business Show is Thursday

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Show on Thursday from 1-5 p.m. at The Event Center, 315 Webb Road.
The showcase of almost 70 Chamber member businesses features goods and services from throughout Rowan County. Parking and admission are free and the show is open to the public. Door prize drawings will be held throughout the day.
“We encourage all Rowan County citizens to come out to the show and see what products and services these fine businesses have to offer. It’s all about keeping our dollars in Rowan County and supporting local business,” said Tom Loeblein of Healthcare Management Consultants, chairman of the board for the Chamber of Commerce.
Lunch will be available for purchase at the show from noon-1:30 p.m. and a Chamber “Business After Hours Membership Mixer” for chamber members only will be held from 5-6 p.m.
Cathy Griffin (Century 21 Towne & Country), chair of the Chamber’s Business Council, said, “The economy is driven by growing business locally. Highlighting the impact of the Rowan County business sector is a good way for us to promote local companies and give them the exposure necessary to grow.”
Presenting sponsor is The Salisbury Post. Major sponsors are Community Bank of Rowan, The Event Center, Rowan Regional Medical Center and Windstream.
Glass Direct retail branch now open
Glass Direct has opened as a retail branch of Custom Glass Products at 824 Corporate Circle off Julian Road.
Greg Herzog of Glass Direct offers glass replacement, shower enclosures, replacement windows and mirrors. He also provides aluminum doors, storefronts and hardware for commercial customers.
Mobile service is available for installed products.
Call Herzog at 704-638-2299 or email gherzog@cgpglass. com.
Arthritis program at Kannapolis Y
David Pfeufer, Gentiva’s Home Health rehab specialties director, will present an educational program on the signs and symptoms of arthritis at the Kannapolis YMCA at 11:30 on Thursday.
He has a masters in physical therapy and is an orthopedic credentialed specialist.
Lunch will be provided. For reservations, contact Susan Wear at Gentiva Home Health 704-933-1001.
Green smoothies on display
Dr. Christopher Nagy will give a demonstration on preparing green smoothies Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at Simply Good Natural Foods.
When Nagy gave this demonstration in March, 50 people attended and were treated to green smoothies and walked out of the demonstration energized and changed about maintaining healthy lifestyle habits.
Nagy says they are “the best thing for health”
This demonstration and conference is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Freightliner honored among Daimler plants
GAFFNEY, S.C. — Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. earned top honors from parent company Daimler AG, which recently chose the company as its global leader in the human infrastructure component of its lean manufacturing processes.
Freightliner won the award for work over the past two years against key performance indicators in areas such as product quality, labor efficiency, environmental impact and lead time.
Freightliner achieved that progress despite facing a challenging industry environment shaped by changes in heavy-duty emissions regulations.
“The global recognition of FCCC’s lean manufacturing processes and our team’s efforts reflects our commitment to improvement, and our desire to serve our customers more efficiently and effectively,” said Bob Harbin, president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., which had a 55 percent improvement on delivery days; 11.4 percent improvement in direct labor efficiency; 45 percent improvement on 30-day in-service claims; and a 39.5 percent improvement in environmental impact.
Human Resources Association receives award for 2010
The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Rowan County Human Resources Association, the Excel Silver Award for 2010.
The Rowan group welcomes visitors and potential members to attend meetings as a guest. The next meeting, “Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace,” will be Thursday, June 16, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the City Council Building at 217 S. Main St.
A half day “Lean and Green” workshop will be Thursday, Aug. 18, in the same location from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $35 and it is open to the public. If interested in attending or in learning more, visit http://rchra.shrm.org/home.
The society, founded in 1948, is the largest association devoted to human resource management.
May time to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month
GOLD HILL — May is National Scrapbooking Month, a time to spotlight scrapbookers who generated $2.8 billion in sales in 2010, which is $100 million more than they did in 2009.
“Scrapbooking is the best way to preserve your memories and a fantastic way to spend quality time with family and friends,” says Glenda Trexler of Stamp with Glenda. “It’s never too late to start scrapbooking your important events and fun times. Scrapbooks also make wonderful gifts for friends, family and graduates.”
For more information, call 704-202-3527 or email glenda@ stampwithglenda.com.
Leadership Rowan applications due May 15
The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will take applications through May 15 for the 2011-12 class of Leadership Rowan.
The program offers the following:
• Improve your leadership skills and knowledge of Rowan County.
• Learn how Rowan County functions—politically, socially, economically and culturally.
• Develop relationships with community leaders.
• Build outstanding friendships and business contacts with other participants.
Enrollment is limited. Applications are available by contacting the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com. Applications may also be completed and submitted on the Chamber’s website www.rowanchamber.com.
BNC Bancorp profit upslightly for quarter
THOMASVILLE — BNC Bancorp, parent company for Bank of North Carolina, reported a profit of $917,000 in the first quarter, a slight increase from $886,000 a year earlier, according to its earnings report.
Net income available to common shareholders was 9 cents per diluted share.
“We are pleased with the results for the first quarter. While earnings are still significantly below an acceptable level for our company, the trends in our net interest margin, net interest income, pre-tax pre-credit operating earnings, loan and core-deposit growth, and expense control are all very positive for core earnings power,” said W. Swope Montgomery Jr., president and CEO.
Citizens South has quarterly dividend of 1 cent per share
GASTONIA — Kim S. Price, president and chief executive officer of Citizens South Banking Corp., announced a cash dividend of one cent per common share for the quarter.
The company has paid cash dividends in each of the 52 quarters since converting to public ownership.
At the end of March, the company had assets in excess of $1 billion, total loans of $724.7 million and total deposits of $832.8 million.
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