Business roundup: ExpressMed buys ProMed; Nickerson CFO for Lutheran Services for Aging

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 1, 2012

SALISBURY – ExpressMed Medical Clinics has purchased ProMed Minor Emergency Center, at 628 W. Innes St.
ProMed was operated by Dr. Clifford Callaway for more than 25 years. Callaway retired in August.
“I feel very comfortable leaving my clinic in the good hands of the doctors and staff at ExpressMed,” Callaway said. “I know they will continue to provide the best and most up-to-date care the community has come to expect.”
The ProMed name will not change, and new owner ExpressMed Medical Clinics will continue the ProMed approach to urgent care, occupational medicine and worker’s compensation care on a walk-in or scheduled basis.
In addition, ExpressMed will start offering primary care and family medicine services.
ExpressMed also operates clinics in Concord and Charlotte. The bilingual clinics have onsite laboratory and digital X-ray services and can handle most non-life-threatening medical needs.
Those services, including digital X-ray, will be offered in Salisbury.
“We believe this was a great opportunity for us to expand as well as continue what Dr. Callaway has started,” said Dr. Daniel Seward of ExpressMed. “Dr. Callaway is helping us with the transition and making sure that ProMed customers continue to receive the care they expect.”
All three ExpressMed locations accept most insurance plans and offer flexible payment plans to complement the delivery of its innovative healthcare.
ProMed is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.SALISBURY – Kirby Nickerson has been named chief financial officer for Lutheran Services for the Aging (LSA) and Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas (LFS).
“We are extremely pleased that Kirby has joined us. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable assets during a time of great growth and change in the LSA/LFS organization,” LSA/LFS President Ted W. Goins Jr. said.
Nickerson holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and in business administration from Gordon College, Wenham, Mass., and a master’s in business administration from Florida State University. A licensed nursing home administrator, Nickerson has more than 17 years of experience in not-for-profit senior care with responsibilities that have included oversight of financial operations, marketing and information systems. He and his family live in Concord.
Based in Salisbury, LSA and LFS are newly affiliated social ministry organizations providing services to seniors in North Carolina, as well as foster care and adoption services, services to veterans and families at risk of homelessness, refugee resettlement services, and residential services to people with disabilities in North and South Carolina. For more information, visit and – Caprecia Sifford has earned the CareGiver of the Month award for Salisbury from Home Instead Senior Care.
Sifford is a certified nursing assistant and will celebrate one year with Home Instead Senior Care in December.
Home Instead Senior Care is the world’s leading provider of non-medical in home care for seniors, including companionship, home helper and personal care. The company has more than 900 offices worldwide, including in Concord, Lexington and Salisbury.
For more information, visit Pfeufer, Gentiva Home Health’s Rehab director, will present an educational program at the Cannon Memorial YMCA on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11:30 a.m.
His topic will be on signs and symptoms of arthritis. Pfeufer received his master of physical therapy degree in 1998 and is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. He has served as a clinical educator for several universities in Virginia and North Carolina.
For reservations, contact Susan Wear at Gentiva Home Health 704-933-1001.CONCORD – Crescent Heights, an independent senior living community in Concord, is offering educational Let’s Talk Seniors seminars on Oct. 4, 18 and 27.
Seniors and families are invited free of charge. Crescent Heights,, is located at 240 Branchview Drive NE.
The seminars include:
• Financial planning seminar for seniors with Mark Henry of Veritas Financial on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
• Understanding the Power of Attorney with Nathan Workman on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
• Protection from senior scams with Caroline Farmer, Deputy Director Attorney General on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
Crescent Heights is hosting other free activities throughout the month. For full details and a schedule of events, please call Crescent Heights at 704-794-6248.SALISBURY – Three Charlotte-area bloggers won Food Lion’s first store-brand recipe contest, according to Supermarket News.
On Sept. 12, 11 food bloggers gathered at the Flex-and-Fit health facility to compete in Food Lion’s first “Frugal Cook-Off.”
Bloggers had 30 minutes and $15 worth of private-label products to make a healthy meal for four people. The winning recipe was curried chicken and peanut sauce, teriyaki carrots with peanuts and Asian rice pilaf. The winners were Kelly Davis, author of Foodie Fresh; Wendy Bentien of Charlotte Smarty Pants; and Katie Harding of Charlotte Mom Favorites.
All three received two $250 Food Lion gift cards: one to keep and another to give away to a blog reader.
The remaining bloggers received a $100 gift card for themselves and one to raffle off to a reader.
The Frugal Cook-Off recipes will be featured on – First Bancorp, parent company of First Bank, is buying bank branches from Four Oaks Fincorp Inc., the parent company of Four Oaks Bank & Trust Co.,
The branches are in Southern Pines and Rockingham.
First Bank will acquire all deposits of each branch (approximately $64 million in total) and selected performing loans (approximately $22 million).
First Bank was advised by Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. and Four Oaks Bank & Trust Company was advised by Raymond James & Associates, Inc.Bank of North Carolina now has Preferred Lender Status, whichmeans it has independent underwriting authority that ends the days of double underwriting.
PreferredLender status takes weeks, and sometimes months, off the process. Thisenables the bank’s SBA team to service clients and referral sources withgreater expediency.CONCORD – S&D Coffee and Tea is underwriting an exhibit at Discovery Place based on the book “The Birth of Coffee.”
“The Birth of Coffee” was written by the husband-wife team of Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti.
The exhibit runs through Jan. 7, at Discovery Place, 301 North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
For Carlos Palacios, the recently hired coffee procurement manager at S&D Coffee & Tea, the exhibit has a special meaning. Hailing from Jinotega, Nicaragua, Palacios’ maternal grandfather was a landowner of coffee farms beginning in the late 1800s and his family remains in the business to this day.
“The book is a revealing window that allows you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the world of coffee production and its growers,” Palacios says. “I’m so pleased that this exhibit has come to our area and that S&D is helping to make it happen.”
“While we may enjoy it as part of our daily ritual, we don’t often look beyond our lattes to think about the ways science influences coffee production,” said John Mackay, president and CEO of Discovery Place. “From agricultural techniques to the people behind the process, this exhibition is a fantastic visual representation of how those coffee beans reach your cup. We’re thrilled to have S&D, a nationally known roaster based in our area, on board to help showcase the intriguing origins of one of the most popular beverages in the world.”
Headquartered in Concord, S&D is the nation’s largest custom coffee roaster and the largest blender of Iced Tea for the Food Services Industry.
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