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Business roundup: Southern States annual meeting set for Dec. 4

Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including a meeting Dec. 4 for members of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. – Salisbury.
“Fiscal 2012 was an extremely challenging year for Southern States Cooperative,” says President and CEO Thomas R. Scribner. “The winter of 2012 was the mildest since 1932 and the second warmest since 1895. The warm temperatures significantly impacted our earnings, as agricultural producers needed less feed related products and rural homeowners burned fewer gallons of home heating fuels.”
He said for 2013, the corporate direction will be to focus on the entire customer experience.
“It is our belief that with a customer-focused sales strategy, 2013 will be a great year,” he said.
The Tuesday, Dec. 4, meeting at 1710 Jake Alexander Blvd. begins at 7 p.m.
Local board members will be elected and retiring board members will be recognized.
Board nominees include Shane Snider and Darren Trexler.
“The annual meeting is the best single opportunity to outline our plans for the future to our membership and discuss our progress in meeting our financial goals,” said Jason Callicutt, manager of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. – Salisbury.Vance Brown has joined Peeler Environmental. He has been a pest management professional since 2002.
He is originally from Virginia, but he and his family currently live in Mooresville.
He coaches Mooresville recreational football, is part of the All Pro Dads of Mooresville City Schools and is a member of Cove Community Church.
Brown has achieved status as a North Carolina Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Division Certified Pest Management Professional. He was also earned his North Carolina Pest Management Association Wood Destroying Insect Inspector Accreditation.
Brown is a National Pest Management Association QualityPro Certified ProfessionalIndustrial Supply Solutions, Inc. has hired Vicky Murrell as materials buyer and inventory specialist.
Murrell has a bachelor’s degree in education and has worked as a teacher, paralegal and invoicing specialist and other positions in retail sales.
Industrial Supply Solutions is a wholesale distributor with operations in 10 states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas.SALISBURY – Jason M. Shell of the Raymond James Financial Services office at 430 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., was recently named a “Rising Star” in recognition of his personal accomplishments in 2012.
Reserved for those who have been with the firm for at least two years, the award recognizes advisers who have achieved exceptional growth in personal production.
Shell, who joined Raymond James in 2008, has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. He can be reached at 704-633-2714.
Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
?Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to bizbriefs@salisburypost.com. Include a daytime phone number.

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