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Business roundup: MyGeek Computer Services grand opening Saturday

MyGeek Computer Services has opened its doors and will celebrate with an official grand opening event Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
MyGeek Computer Services will offer free pizza, free computer security checks and half-off virus removals.
It is located at 7940 Bringle Ferry Road, behind Hill’s Minnow Farm, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Mondays and Tuesdays are reserved for business clients only.
The owner, Adam Sewell, has been working in technology for more than 10 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in information technology and has experience in education and commercial sectors.
“Technology is an important factor in our day-to-day lives. From the cell phone you carry in your pocket to the workstation you may use at your day job. When it breaks down, it can be a hassle to get fixed,” he said. “Our goal is to provide quality services for fair prices.”
He offers web development services through WordPress. “I’ve been working with e-commerce sites for the last several years… and WordPress can be used for anything from just a basic website to a full blown web store, blog, or even social community.”
For more information, visit www.mygeeknc.com or call 704-762-1224.
Insulation a new pest control solution
SALISBURY — Bill’s Exterminating/Peeler Environmental has added pest control insulation to its list of services. The company is now a certified installer of T*A*P Thermal, Acoustical, and Pest Control Insulation.
T*A*P insulation is the first product to add pest control to the thermal benefits of stabilized cellulose insulation.
“Studies have shown as much as 30 percent in energy savings as a result of having Pest Control Insulation installed,” says Kip Peeler, CEO of Bill’s Exterminating/Peeler Environmental.
The material used is a cellulose insulation made from defiberized wood fiber that is then treated to produce a fire-retardant, environmentally friendly pest control insulation.
It can be used in new construction and existing structures.
Boric acid is the active ingredient in the insulation, which is permanent and never requires retreatment.
Only licensed pest management firms are allowed to install this product.
Bill’s Exterminating/Peeler Environmental staff includes a five-year veteran of the insulation industry, Dennis Horning, who has also been a North Carolina Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Division certified pest management professional of five years.
For more information, visit www.PeelerEnvironmental.com or call 704-636-0674.
New manager for Encore on Main
Encore on Main’s owner Scottie Davis has named Alex Storey as manager.
Storey, the former Alex Abernathy, has been an associate at Encore since June of 2008. She is married to Eric Storey. She graduated from South Rowan High School with honors in 2004. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in economics in 2008.
Storey spent three years as a teacher’s assistant in the Kannapolis City Schools, working with autistic children.
Call 704-857-1584 for consigning appointments or visit Encore’s Facebook page.
Encore is a member of NARTS, National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops.
Freightliner Trucks NASCAR calendar
Freightliner Trucks has released its 2012 Official Hauler of NASCAR calendar, which showcases teams and their fleets.
Freightliners transport cars, supplies and equipment to races across North America, and the calendar showcases a variety of snapshots that highlight the best, including the men and women who drive the trucks.
“Not only are these great-looking trucks, they also play a vital role in their teams’ successes,” said Stacey Premo, motorsports marketing manager for Freightliner Trucks.
The calendar will be packaged with October 2011 issues of TruckersNews, Overdrive and Commercial Carrier Journal. Go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com/motorsports to order a copy.
Sivers named new manager at maurices in Concord
The Concord maurices fashion store with a 20-something attitude has named Catherine Sivers as manager.
She is responsible for day-to-day operations, including sales performance, visual presentation and personnel recruitment and training.
Southern States starting holiday food drive Nov. 14
Southern States Cooperative is joining with local food banks to promote the first Southern States holiday food drive.
“Farmers in the United States lead the world in producing quality meats, grains, fruits and vegetables,” said Southern States President and CEO Tom Scribner. “Essentially, American farmers feed the world, so it’s just not right for families right here in the U.S. to go hungry, especially at this time of year.”
Beginning Nov. 14, Southern States locations will be working with area food banks to help fill the shelves with food that will go to families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Participating retail locations will serve as collection centers for customers who bring in canned goods and non-perishable items, and Southern States will make regular deliveries of the donated items to the food banks.
Contact a Southern States retail location or visit www.southernstates.com for more information.
Duncan Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast holding open house Nov. 18-19
KANNAPOLIS — The Duncan Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast/Tea Room, 803 Ebenezer Road, will hold an open house Nov. 18-19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments, gift baskets, tea, baked goods and more.
Call 704-938-7817 for more information.
Food Lion helps raise $4.2 million for Children’s Miracle Network
Food Lion associates and customers raised more than $4.2 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the company’s campaign, a 43 percent increase over last year.
“This organization makes a tremendous difference in our communities. At Food Lion, we are passionate about children’s health and wellness issues, and we are fortunate to have partnered with this incredible organization for the past 20 years,” Food Lion President Cathy Green Burns said.
CMN Hospitals recently recognized Food Lion during its annual celebration in Orlando, Fla., as the top grocery store chain for funds raised this year.
“Our partners at Food Lion are prime examples of how every dollar can make a difference,” said John Lauck, CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Food Lion has raised more than $40 million — mostly one dollar at a time — for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during two decades.”
Kerr Drug in Spencer part of Thanksgiving Food Drive
Kerr Drug is holding a Thanksgiving collection drive by putting collection bins at the front of stores so customers can purchase non-perishable food items to put in them.
The Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation has identified organizations in the community to distribute food items to families in need. The bins will be set up through Nov. 15. Kerr Drug is at 317 Salisbury Ave. in Spencer.
NC Research Campus featured at biotechnology conference
KANNAPOLIS — Seven leaders from the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) spoke or participated on panels at the 10th Annual Charlotte Biotechnology Conference, held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Oct. 27.
As one of the leading organizations in the Charlotte region’s life science cluster, the NCRC’s participation supports the conference goal of presenting the latest trends and opportunities in the area’s growing biotechnology sector.
Clyde Higgs, vice president of Castle and Cooke North Carolina, the developers of the NCRC, provided opening remarks for the panel on Biotechnology in the Charlotte Region — Past, Present, and Future.
“The Charlotte biotech community is maturing and gaining in prominence on a national and international level,” Higgs said. “The North Carolina Research Campus is proud to be a critical driver in the growth of that part of our regional economy.”
Lynne Scott Safrit, president of Castle and Cooke North Carolina, gave closing remarks for the conference.
Also representing the NCRC at the Charlotte Biotechnology Conference were:
• Dr. James L. Oblinger, president of the David H. Murdock Research Institute.
• Dr. Susan MacIsaac, Monsanto NCRC Site Lead.
• Dr. Lane Johnson, director of agricultural research for General Mills.
• Dr. Mary Ann Lila, director of the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute.
• Dr. Sheetal Ghelani, associate director of business development for DHMRI.
Gambill joins Carolina Farm Credit board of directors
STATESVILLE — The Carolina Farm Credit board of directors appointed Susie J. Gambill of Sparta to fill the seat of her late husband, Bobby Joe Gambill, who served as director for 15 years.
Susie Gambill will serve as a member of the board of directors until director elections take place next September.
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