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Business roundup: Old Stone Winery wins 3 medals at competition

SALISBURY — Old Stone Winery recently won three medals at the Florida State International Wine Competition.
Old Stone’s winning wines included the 2010 Cabernet Franc (new release), 2010 Merlot (unreleased) and the winery’s top-selling Sweet Muscadine (Carlos).
The competition featured 1,067 wines in the commercial winery division. A panel of experts judged each wine in a blind tasting and awarded a total of 880 medals.
Old Stone Winery was established in 2003 as Rowan County’s first commercial winery. It offers more than 18 wines produced from locally grown grapes. The winery conducts tastings and tours daily during business hours. For more information, visit www.oldstonewines.com or call 704-279-0930. Darin Griffin is owner and general manager.
Southern States sells FFA emblems
Southern States is supporting the National FFA Organization by selling FFA emblems for $1 from Feb 24– March 18.
“FFA is proud to step alongside Southern States in this campaign,” said Rob Cooper, executive director of the National FFA Foundation, the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization. “Money raised will support FFA activities at the local and national level that promote premier leadership, personal growth and career success.”
Southern States is a proud sponsor of the “I’m Supporting FFA” fundraiser, said Thomas R. Scribner, president and CEO of Southern States.
“Every dollar collected will benefit FFA members across the area. Southern States has a rich heritage of working with FFA and hopes the public will assist with the project by supporting the effort and contributing a dollar for a personalized paper FFA emblem,” he said.
After you buy an emblem, you can sign your name on it or even the name of a child you care about. The emblems will then be displayed in the store for all to see.
Proceeds are split between the local FFA chapter, the state FFA association and the National FFA Foundation.
The local Southern States Cooperative is at 1710 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Pancake day
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and IHOP restaurants will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
IHOP will be offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to each guest.
Donations made at the Salisbury IHOP will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at Levine Children’s Hospital.
For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will take part in the National Pancake Day event to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
IHOP served 4 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children’s charities.
Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes.
Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to bizbriefs@salisburypost.com. Include a daytime phone number.

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