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SALISBURY — Lauren Dendy and Sara Bethea have opened Elevation Cheer Co., a new cheerleading and tumbling facility.
“Our mission at Elevation Cheer Co. is to elevate athletes of all ages and ability levels in a safe and fun environment,” Dendy said. “We place a strong emphasis on elevating our athletes by providing quality instruction that teaches life skills through athletics.”
The facility is at 746-A Long Meadow Drive off Camp Road.
The program will promote self-confidence, teamwork, dedication, leadership, respect, goal-setting and responsibility. Participants will gain a love of the sport, life-long friendships and sportsmanship, Dendy said.
Elevation Cheer offers Salisbury and the surrounding area all-star cheerleading and dance programs, recreational tumbling classes, preschool tumbling classes and more. Visit www.elevationcheerco.com to learn more.
Dillon joins Carolina Insurance
SALISBURY — Joshua Dillon has joined Central Carolina Insurance Agency (CCIA) as its newest agent in its Salisbury office.
He is a graduate of West Rowan High School and Appalachian State University. Most recently he had been working as an agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance Co. in China Grove.
Dillon is married to Kristi Freeman Dillon and they live in Concord. He has a black belt in tae kwon do and is an Eagle Scout. In 2007, he was presented with the Citizen of the Year award for Civitan International.
The Salisbury office is at 317 Jake Alexander Blvd S. and the Mooresville office is at 283 N. Church St. Visit www.centralcarolina. com for more information. Busby joins Blue Eye Yoga
SPENCER — The Blue Ewe Yoga Studio welcomes yoga instructor Bonnie Busby.
Busby teaches her popular balance and strength yoga class Fridays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Certified by YogaFit, Bonnie has been teaching yoga and fitness classes in the Salisbury area for more than a decade.
“Her calm, steady guidance coupled with her years of experience combine to make her an excellent teacher for newcomers to yoga as well as for seasoned yogis,” studio owner Anne Waters said.
The Blue Ewe Yoga Studio is located at 516 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer. For more information, call 704-639-0606. The studio has a new website at www.blueeweyoga.com .
Analytical Testing sale complete
CHARLOTTE — The sale of Analytical Testing Consultants of Kannapolis, 1630 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., has been completed. Details of the sale were not disclosed.
Founded in 1981, Analytical Testing Consultants is an environmental emissions testing and consulting company that is focused on air emissions sampling and testing for industry. Diane L. Kissel is CEO/owner and Bill Kissel is president of Analytical Testing Consultants.
VR Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions Charlotte represented the sellers in the transaction.
Sheetz in on Special Olympics
Thirty-two Special Olympic athletes from Rowan County are scheduled to compete in the Summer Games in Raleigh. Sheetz convenience restaurants is providing more than 2,800 lunches during the event and has contributed more than $2.5 million to Special Olympics since 1991.
When the Salisbury store on Old Concord Road opened last year, Rowan Special Olympics received a $2,500 check. Sheetz has contributed more than $20,000 to Special Olympics in the Rowan County area since then.
“Special Olympics North Carolina relies on corporate sponsors like Sheetz to accommodate all our programming needs,” Jenny Buchanan, coordinator for Rowan County Special Olympics. “From the uniforms to the venues, sponsors provide what our athletes need. The Special Olympics athlete inspires greatness in all of us.”
Military veterans hiring event at speedway June 7
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will collaborate on a hiring event for military veterans at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, on Thursday, June 7.
This event, a Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo, will be part of a nationwide initiative to increase the hiring of veterans by producing special career fair hiring events.
Academi will sponsor the event, which will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
RecruitMilitary is inviting veterans who already have civilian work experience, those who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses and other military family members.
RecruitMilitary and the Chamber expect more than 40 employers, franchisors, educational institutions and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the expo.
‘Most Lovely Hat’ winner named
Avia Long (above) won the inaugural Badin Inn High Tea “Most Lovely Hat Award.”
The 3-year-old is from Salisbury. She was with her mother and grandmother, and she received lunch for two at the inn’s restaurant.
Job fair in Stanly County
A community job fair sponsored by Stanly County Joblink Career Center and North Carolina AMVets Career Center 1 will be held at the Department of Social Services auditorium Thursday, June 21, from 2–4 p.m. in the Stanly County Commons, 1000 N. First St., Albemarle.
Dress appropriately, bring a pen and your resumé with employment history.
For more information, call 704-982-2183 or 704-463-3026.Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to bizbriefs@salisburypost.com. Include a daytime phone number.

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