Business roundup

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 14, 2012

Two Salisbury BP gas stations will be giving away 10 cents off the price of each gallon for up to 20 gallons on Friday.
The locations are 601 Jake Alexander Blvd., from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 929 Jake Alexander Blvd., from 3 to 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 21, the BP station at 1517 Innes St. will offer the same deal from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The discounts are part of BP’s new Pump Rewards program with 33 Charlotte-area BP gas stations giving drivers 10 cents off the price of each gallon on a purchase of up to 20 gallons at participating BP stations this month. Those at selected stations will receive a one-time use card to receive a rebate at the pump the same way they would redeem earnings on the BP Visa and BP Card with Pump Rewards.
The Pump Rewards event runs through May 4. Visit for a list of all participating stations.
Comadoll offering minimally invasive knee replacement
Dr. James Comadoll of Pinnacle Orthopedic Associates is now offering Makoplasty partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement. This is a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.
It is performed using Rio, a highly advanced, surgeon controlled robotic arm system.
The procedure allows surgeons to treat patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis at earlier stages and with greater precision.
The system enables a surgeon to complete a pre-surgical plan using a CT scan of the knee or hip. It creates a three-dimensional, virtual view of the patient’s bone surface and correlates the image to the pre-programmed surgical plan.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Kari Ennis, Pinnacle Orthopedic Associates, at or by calling 704-216-5633.
Chamber’s legislative breakfast set
The Rowan County Chamber Of Commerce’s legislative breakfast is Friday, April 27, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn of Salisbury.
All three legislators Sen. Andrew Brock, Rep. Fred Steen and Rep. Harry Warren, have confirmed their attendance.
Each legislator will have 10 minutes to present legislative issues they feel are important to the business community followed by a Q&A session.
Submit questions for legislators by email. Reservations are required, so RSVP by Wednesday, April 25, or call the Chamber at 704-633-4221.
Cost is $17.50 per person for buffet breakfast.
Ameriprise cutting ribbon on office
A ribbon cutting ceremony of the newest Ameriprise Financial office starts at 9:30 a.m. on May 9 at 127 N. Fulton St.
It is owned and operated by Stephen L Kidd, who has served individual and business clients in Salisbury since 1999.
Refreshments and information will be offered. Contact or visit stephen.kidd for more information. You can also call him at 704-603-4114.
Murtaugh small business banker
SALISBURY — Bank of America has announced David Murdaugh is the small business banker who will serve Salisbury, providing more personalized attention to small business owners.
Bank of America has hired 45 new small business bankers across North and South Carolina to provide guidance and counsel to local small business owners. It’s part of its strategy to hire more than 1,000 new small business bankers nationwide by mid-2012. Twelve bankers have been hired in the Metro Charlotte area.
Internet raffle site event May 7
Giraffles, an Internet raffle site, will host a business networking event at O’Charleys on Monday, May 7, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
William Boyd owns the Salisbury-based business. Contact Boyd or call 980-643-0056.
Hoffman part of Tastefully Simple
Tara Hoffman of Salisbury has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods.
Hoffman offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for meals.
Contact Hoffman at for more information.
Kinzey talks crisis communication
Salisbury’s Ruth Kinzey, founder and president of The Kinzey Company, was a panelist as communication executives gathered at the College of Charleston’s Department of Communication Advisory Council forum titled, “Every Minute Counts: The Many Faces of Crisis.”
The 90-minute program April 2 at the College of Charleston campus in South Carolina included discussions on crises that have occurred in the sports, corporate and nonprofit sectors.
Stout awarded Top Ten Award
SALISBURY — Trane Residential Solutions, a division of Ingersoll Rand, has announced Stout Heating & Air of Salisbury has been awarded the Top Ten Award by the Trane Charlotte/Greensboro Dealer Sales Office.
The Top Ten Award is based on Trane purchase volume in the replacement, new construction and light commercial arenas. The Top Ten winners are the companies that have attended all the technical and business training and have implemented sound business growth strategies. This is the second time Stout Heating & Air has won the award.
Realtors golf tourney set for June 14
SALISBURY — The Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors will host its seventh annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. June 14 at the Country Club of Salisbury.
For a $200 contribution, four-member teams will get meals, beverages, snacks and goody bags. Registration is open to all golfers.
Call 704-636-1811 for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
All entrance fees from current members of the Realtor’s group are direct contributions to NCRPAC. All entrance fees from non-members are direct contributions to the Leo Wallace Jr. Realtor Education Fund. Wallace was a founding members of the association and a Realtor for 57 years. He passed away Jan. 7, 2010, at the age of 97.
New AT&T manager at Faith Road location
SALISBURY — AT&T has announced the appointment of a new manager at its 247 Faith Road location.
Joey Adkins has more than 15 years of communications and sales experience and will develop and lead a team of about 10 professional retail consultants. He is responsible for customer service and sharing AT&T’s wireless and wireline services.
Steakhouse auction for military families
Outback Steakhouse customers can own a piece of the Outback while supporting military families through Operation Homefront on Monday, April 16, from 5-7 p.m.
Outback is remodeling the Salisbury restaurant and hosting a silent auction where the community can bid on Australian décor. All of the money raised from the auction will go to the local Operation Homefront. Customers can also enjoy complimentary Aussie-tizers during the auction.
Call Outback, 1020 E. Innes St., at 704-637-1980 for more details.
Get rid of old medication April 21
The Salisbury office of Home Instead Senior Care has joined Rufty-Holmes Senior Center and Salisbury Police Department to schedule Operation Medicine Cabinet for April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.
You can dispose of any expired or no longer used prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
Seniors and their family members can drop medicine at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., where the Salisbury Police Department will oversee the project.
Medications collected will be destroyed.
Cintas also will be on-site to collect and shred up to one box of any personal documents you have.
The first 100 cars will receive a free gift bag.
Sponsors helping are Holmes Ambassadors Club, Salisbury-Rowan Senior Games, Rufty-Holmes Computer Club, Rowan County Council on Aging, Salisbury-Rowan AARP Chapter, Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild, TOPS Chapter 139 and The Medicine Shoppe on West Innes St.
For more information, contact Ashley Sheley at Home Instead Senior Care, 704-636-2010.
New laminate floor cleaning system
MOORESVILLE — Estate Carpet Cleaning, a family-owned floor cleaning company, now offers a new product to keep your laminate floors in showroom condition.
David Bregoli says the new system cleans floors and protects them too. “This product protects their investment and makes future cleanups easier,” he said.
Estate Carpet Cleaning, 234 Fremont Loop, Mooresville, is offering a discounted monthly laminate floor-cleaning program. The service costs $1.50 less per square foot than competitors, Bregoli says.
For more information, call Bregoli at 704-254-9127.
Krispy Kreme offering new flavors
Krispy Kreme Fruit Stand Flavor doughnuts now include strawberry cake with cream cheese icing and strawberry Kreme Pie doughnuts, available through May 20 at participating locations.
Krispy Kreme Frozen Chillers include berry flavors and frozen lemonade.
You can visit www. for more on the products.
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