China Grove’s Kangaroo Express open 24 hours, seven days a week

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 13, 2014

CHINA GROVE — The Kangaroo Express at 513 N. Main St. in China Grove is now open 24 hours, seven days a week.
The Kangaroo Express strives to meet the daily food and fuel shopping needs of guests around the clock. The store offers hot and cold beverages, snacks, fresh foods, gasoline and an assortment of merchandise and services for on-the-go lifestyles.
The Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee will host the Rowan Grown Farm Tour on May 22.
The educational bus tour of western and southern Rowan County farms will offer the chance to network with farmers, agriculture students and business leaders to learn more about the economic impact of farming in Rowan.
Tickets are $22 for chamber members and $32 for nonmembers. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch provided by Emma’s.
Sponsorships are available by calling Darrell Blackwelder at 704-216-8970.
Register by May 10 at 704-633-4221 or .
ROCKWELL — SupplyOne Rockwell (formerly Packaging Services of Carolina) has announced an expansion of nearly 10,000 square feet in the receiving area.
This is the sixth expansion of the packaging company since its inception in 1988.
“We have enjoyed unprecedented growth over the last several years” says Kevin O’Brien, SupplyOne president. “This expansion will greatly help us to handle our incoming material and provide much needed room for our work in process and an additional converting machine that we just relocated.”
SupplyOne Rockwell is primarily a corrugated packaging converter but is also heavily into other packaging materials and food packaging supplies and equipment. The company serves the Carolinas and Georgia.

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Belk on Klumac Road will host a Lancome Parisian Chic Event on April 23.
The store will host national makeup artist and HSN star Ricardo Costales and his team, who will give skin-care consultations, make-up lessons, a French facial application and how-to advice.
The event will include light refreshments. Reservations cost $50, which can be redeemed for products.
Book an appointment by calling 704-636-5241, extension 268.
Belk also will hold the annual Spring Charity Sale on May 3. The event provides an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts of 20 to 70 percent off of purchases made during the four-hour event from 6 to 10 a.m.
The Salisbury Belk has 12 local charities participating and is looking for more. Nonprofit groups can sign up and receive tickets to distribute by calling 704-636-5241, extension 210.
In return for purchasing a $5 ticket, customers get discounted merchandise and other items throughout the store. Plus, customers receive a $5 credit on Charity Sale purchases completely offsetting the cost of the ticket. Charities get to keep 100 percent of the proceeds from each $5 ticket sold.
The first 100 customers in each store on the morning of Charity Sale will receive free Belk gift cards ranging in value from $5 to $100, and a chance to win one of three $1,000 Belk gift cards awarded company-wide.
Spring Charity Sale tickets are now being sold by participating nonprofit organizations, and beginning Friday, April 25, tickets may also be purchased at Belk stores.
All revenues from in-store ticket purchases are equally divided among participating charities and schools in the area.
The Fall 2013 Belk Charity Sale raised more than $5 million for nearly 8,000 schools and community nonprofits.
 You and your loved ones have an opportunity to learn how to have your wishes for end-of-life care known and honored at the National Healthcare Decisions Day on Wednesday, April 16. 
Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care will host the event at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd.
Two workshops, at no charge, will be held. One session is from 7:30-10 a.m. and the other is 2:30-5 p.m.
Register online at or Register by phone 704-637-7645, ext. 4100.
A senior financial and legal workshop sponsored and presented by Estate & Elder Planning Center of North Carolina will be held Thursday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.
 This free information workshop offers topics including 2014 update of income taxes, probate and federal and state guidelines to protect you from nursing home expense, keeping assets and investments safe, advantages and disadvantages of bank CDs and more. Both spouses will benefit by attending and seating is limited.  RSVP your reservation by calling 800-445-1157.
Dusty Mason, an award-winning Gold’s Gym franchisee and Pfeiffer University graduate, is the featured speaker for the university’s free Lunch and Learn Series.
The event is set for noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pfeiffer’s Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Road. He will present “Achieving Business Excellence.” Registration is required at .
Mason owns three Gold’s Gym locations through his company, Carolina Fitness Group Inc., in Albemarle, Harrisburg and Epicenter-Uptown Charlotte. A fourth location in Rock Hill is set to open in September 2014.
Selected by Gold’s Gym International to develop the Charlotte metro market, he will lead the development of five additional sites over the next five years.
Mason was named 2013 Visionary of the Year by Gold’s Gym International.
 WASHINGTON – Aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and others are invited to attend the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week events held May 12-16.
Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week.   
Activities will include forums and panels discussing trends in small business, innovation, financing, networking opportunities and award ceremonies. National Small Business Week will culminate in Washington, D.C., where the 2014 National Small Business Person of the Year will be named. 

CHARLOTTE — The Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a Regional Caregiver Education Conference on May 6 at the First Baptist Church of Mooresville from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This educational opportunity is aimed for family caregivers, health care professionals and anyone interested in receiving the latest information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The conference will also identify community resources to help meet the needs of caregivers and care recipients.
Continuing education hours (5) are available for health-care professionals. Pre-registration is required, and the cost of attendance is $10 for caregivers and $40 for professionals. For more information, visit or call 800-272-3900.
Carolina Bank’s Gunnar N.R. Fromen, who has served 43 years in the financial services industry, is retiring.
He returned to his banking roots when he joined Carolina Bank 16 years ago, serving as an executive vice president and senior loan officer. Carolina Bank President and CEO, Robert Braswell, said “Gunnar not only has been an outstanding contributor to Carolina Bank’s success, he has also been a good friend and a strong leader, both within and outside of the bank.”
His retirement is April 30. For further information, visit
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