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Business roundup: Auto repair shop opening on Main Street

SALISBURY – Owner and operator Shunta Cowan has opened Run Right Auto, a new auto repair shop at 1518 S. Main St. in Salisbury.
The shop will host a grand opening starting Monday and running through November. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
“Our goal here is to give customers the best service possible,” Cowan said. “We are are certified techs who specialize in minor and major repairs.”
To contact the shop, call 704-431-6075.SALISBURY – Whimziggy will host three kids holiday workshops at the One-O-Nine gallery , 109 W. Fisher St.
On Nov. 10, parents can drop off their little artist and do some downtown shopping. All supplies are provided for a take-home holiday art project.
Light snacks and drinks are provided for the elementary-aged
artists, and dinner is provided for middle school artists.
Workshops include:
• 9-11 a.m. K, 1st and 2nd graders $35
• 1-3 p.m. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders $35
• 4:30-7 p.m. 6th, 7th and 8th graders $40
There is a 12-student maximum for each class for a 2-to-6 teacher-to-student ratio. Payment is required in advance to secure your artist’s reservation.
Contact whimziggystyle@gmail.com.Southern States Cooperative is asking its top 1,000 horse feed customers to donate proof of purchase seals from bagged and bulk feeds to any of more than 400 nonprofit horse associations and clubs who participate in the Southern States S.H.O.W. (Special Horse Organization Winner’s) Program.
Local organizations participating in the S.H.O.W. Program receive cash rewards for proof of purchase seals. The funds are used to support equestrian activities and events that specifically benefit the horse industry.
Rewards of 25-five cents for each proof of purchase seal and $10 for each ton of bulk feed are paid by the cooperative to the organization.
For more information, visit www.southernstates.com/SHOW or your local Southern States feed dealer.
Southern States also is joining with local food banks to promote the second annual Southern States Holiday Food Drive.
Beginning Nov. 12 and continuing through Dec. 16, many Southern States locations will be working with area food banks to help fill the shelves.
Customers can bring in canned goods and non-perishable items, and Southern States will make regular deliveries of the donated items to the food banks.RALEIGH – North Carolina was ranked as the nation’s “Top Business Climate,” according to Site Selection magazine. It is the 10th time in the past 12 years the state has taken the top honor in the annual ranking.
“North Carolina is a great place to do business and a place where companies and their employees can thrive,” Gov. Bev Perdue said in a statement. “We have a long history of making critical investments in education and customized training programs to build the workforce of tomorrow. We have a low cost of doing business, we encourage innovation.”
Over the past year, executives from some of the world’s most respected corporations that chose to locate or expand in North Carolina identified the state’s wealth of talented and skilled labor, the outstanding custom training programs, a solid transportation infrastructure, the low cost of doing business and a high quality of life as competitive advantages found in North Carolina.
The article about North Carolina’s No. 1 ranking can be found at: www.siteselection.com.GREENSBORO – Ward Black Law, a personal injury firm owned by Greensboro attorney and Kannapolis native Janet Ward Black, has been named a Best Law Firm in America for 2013 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.
Ward Black is the daughter of the late Baxter Franklin Black Jr. and Fran Black Holland of Kannapolis.
The firm has been ranked Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs and Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions for Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2013.CONCORD – The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Annual State of the Region Summit at AMC Concord Mills 24 Theatres.
The summit speakers will give information that addresses issues important to the business community such as the economy and economic development, education and workforce, legislation and outlooks for our individual communities.
The summit will begin at 7:45 a.m. with a networking breakfast and conclude at 11:15 a.m.
Cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for non-Chamber members.
Keynote speaker will be UNC Charlotte Chancellor, Phil Dubois. Senior Economist, Rick Kaglic, with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte Branch, will provide an update on the economy and what to expect in the coming months..
A panel of local chief elected officials will discuss priorities for their respective areas.
This business event is sponsored by local businesses that include Horizon Coach Lines NC Division, Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships, Cabarrus Business Magazine, CMC-NorthEast, Potter & Co. P.A., Tarheel Media Systems, Panera Bread and S & D Coffee and Tea, Inc.CONCORD – Walker Marketing received a bronze National Health Information Award for its radio campaign for Delaware Hospice.
The 19th annual National Health Information Awards program reviewed nearly 1,000 entries submitted. Walker Marketing joined the ranks of health care communication specialists including the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and John Hopkins University.
Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to bizbriefs@salisburypost.com. Include a daytime phone number.

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