Cutting recognized at state agricultural agents gathering

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 22, 2013

The North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents recognized Danelle Cutting as a recipient of the Young Agent Scholarship Award on June 19 at their annual meeting in Fayetteville. This award recognizes excellent performance of agents with less than five years of service who are active in the business of this association.
Cutting has worked with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Montgomery County for three years and started in Rowan County in August. She is responsible for urban horticulture, local foods and community gardens.
She will receive assistance to attend the National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and professional improvement conference later this month in Pittsburgh.
 Kohl’s expects to hire more than 50,000 part-time workers nationwide this holiday season to support seasonal business in stores and growth on
Kohl’s has a store in the Wallace Commons shopping center on Klumac Road in Salisbury.
The retailer anticipates hiring an average of 40 associates per store throughout the holiday season at its 1,158 stores in 49 states.
Target said it plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices. The move to hire 18,000 fewer temporary holiday workers versus last year’s 88,000 comes as the Minneapolis-based chain saw that its own permanent employees wanted to get first dibs on working extra hours for the holiday season.
Kohl’s anticipates hiring about 6,400 seasonal positions at distribution centers across the country and about 350 seasonal credit operations positions. Hiring levels at specific locations will vary depending on the business needs of each facility. To apply, visit
ROCKWELL — Thorlo Inc., the sock manufacturer based in Statesville and Rockwell, earned recognition this month for exports.
“We are committed to international expansion, and the help of the U.S. Export Assistance Center has been invaluable,” said Thorlo Vice President of Sales James Jesserer, who accepted the award along with controller Kelley Wilson.
Thorlo is the world leader in activity-specific, protective-engineered, padded sockwear. The company has headquarters in Statesville with a finishing and distribution facility in Rockwell.
The company’s sock products are designed, tested and manufactured in the United States. Thorlo has worked with the U.S. Commercial Service’s Export Assistance Center in Charlotte to expand its global distribution network and recently signed a new distributor in Germany.
The U.S. Commercial Service presented an export achievement certificate to Thorlo in recognition of the company’s  recent export success in Germany.
Glenn Baker of Innovative Design Log Homes will speak to the Rowan Real Estate Investors and Associates on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.
Baker helps customers repair their credit so they can qualify for a loan to buy his log homes. He will show some techniques that can be used to help buyers clean up their credit report.
The group meets regularly at China Buffet in Salisbury at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  China Buffet is on Arlington Street behind O’Charleys near Interstate 85 exit 76).  The purpose of the group is to provide information regarding real estate investing in Rowan County. 
Call 704-762-1117 for more information. 
CONCORD — Home Instead Senior Care will host free Alzheimer’s Care training workshops in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month. 
The training will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 at 986 Copperfield Blvd. in Concord. Families from Concord and the surrounding area are invited to attend.
The program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
To reserve a spot, call Home Instead Senior Care at 704-788-3399 .

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