Business roundup: New materials manager at Industrial Supply Solutions

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 12, 2011

Industrial Supply Solutions Inc. has promoted Rocky Corbett to materials manager, responsible for purchasing and inventory management.
Corbett has been with ISSI for more than 11 years, working in integrated supply management, inside sales and purchasing.
He and his wife, Mary Beth, have two children, both attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The Corbetts live in Salisbury.
Industrial Supply Solutions Inc. is a wholesale distributor with operations in 10 states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas covering North America. ISSI’s corporate office is in Salisbury.
Food Lion chief on Duke Children’s Hospital board executive panel
DURHAM — Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center has added Food Lion President Cathy Green Burns to the Duke Children’s National Board of Advisors Executive Committee. She will chair a major fundraising initiative.
Green Burns attended Duke Children’s National Board of Advisors quarterly board meeting on Nov. 3 in Durham. The meeting coincided with the 2011 Duke Children’s Holiday and All-Occasion Card Program kick-off.
She also serves on the national board of directors for the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and is a member of the national board of governors for Children��s Miracle Network Hospitals. She is co-chair of the Produce Traceability Initiative.
She lives in Davidson with husband, Ty, and two daughters.
Duke Children’s National Board of Advisors Executive Committee also includes former Food Lion executive Rick Anicetti of Charlotte
6-year-old honored for donating birthday gifts to food drive
STATESVILLE — The Cooperative Council of North Carolina recently honored 6-year-old Tatum Rhyne, of Ellerbe for her donations to the Carolina Farm Credit Food drive. Tatum is the daughter of Matthew and Jennifer Rhyne.
Rhyne asked everyone who attended her birthday party to bring non-perishable food items instead of gifts so that she could donate them to Carolina Farm Credit’s food drive. She received a special community service award for her donations at the annual Co-op Month Celebration held in Raleigh on Oct. 25. Rhyne was presented with a TV and several DVDs from the Council.
Carolina Farm Credit donated $3,750 and 4,300 pounds of food to local food banks. The Co-Op Council presented a Co-Op Community Service Award to Carolina Farm Credit at the celebration for their participation.
Carolina Farm Credit has service centers in areas that include Salisbury, Albemarle, Concord, Lexington, Mocksville and Statesville.
Retailers preparing for Small Business Saturday
Shoppers now have incentive to support small, independently owned businesses. on Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Small businesses around the country are offering special promotions, hosting events and finding ways to reward their customers. American Express is offering a $25 statement credit to a limited number of members who pre-register their eligible on, and then spend at least $25 at a small business on Small Business Saturday with their registered Card. FedEx distributed 40,000 $25 Shop-Small-branded gift cards through to drive more business to small retailers.
This year, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a nonpartisan organization that educates and advocates on behalf of women-owned businesses, will organize Small Business Saturday events in 15 cities on Nov. 26 to drive even more customers into small businesses.
Belk preparing for 3 a.m. Black Friday opening
Belk stores will open at 3 a.m. for Black Friday shopping (the store’s earliest opening hour ever) with more than 285 specials going until 1 p.m.
Also, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, customers can begin shopping for specials on Plus, Belk Rewards cardholders will receive $10 in Belk Rewards Dollars for every $100 in purchases on Thanksgiving Day.
Freightliner Trucks launches online motorsports store
Freightliner Trucks has launched its Official Hauler of NASCAR online merchandise store.
Visit for merchandise and accessories. Special offers and new merchandise will also be made available.
In its sixth year as the Official Hauler of NASCAR, Freightliner Trucks continues to expand its NASCAR presence.
Ward Black Law rankedfirst tier by U.S. News
GREENSBORO — Ward Black Law, a personal injury firm, has been ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action, Personal Injury Litigation — Plaintiffs and Defendants.
The rankings will be featured in U.S.News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands Tuesday; the national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 58,000 private practice lawyers. Ward Black Law’s president, Janet Ward Black, was also recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of personal injury and mass tort litigation.
Gentiva Home Health celebrates home care month
Gentiva Home Health, a member of the nationwide Gentiva family of home health and hospice companies, joins in celebrating National Home Care Month. Every November, this observance honors home health-care nurses, therapists, aides and administrators who make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.
“November is a time to recognize and applaud the people who help improve the lives of patients by working with them in the comfort of their own homes,” said Susan Wear, account executive.
Subaru helps with donation to Cabarrus Humane Society
Subaru Concord is supporting the Subaru “Share the Love” marketing campaign by hosting “Make A Dog’s Day” from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Activities include a holiday pet photographer, canine training demonstrations, adoptable pets and a pet food drive. All proceeds support The Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County, an ASPCA organization.
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Subaru’s “Share the Love” event runs from Nov. 19 to Jan. 3 and allows new vehicle customers to select from five charities to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America after the vehicle purchase or lease. Over the past three years, the program had donated nearly $15 million to its partner organizations. The five charities participating in the program this year are: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Special Olympics, Make a Wish Foundation, Meals On Wheels Association of America, and American Forests.
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