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Integro recognized as System Integrator Giant

Integro Technologies has been recognized as a System Integrator Giant for the third consecutive year.

Control Engineering presented the top 100 System Integrators ranked according to total system integration revenue for the most recently completed fiscal year. An in-depth analysis was conducted, revealing not only revenue information but details about company size, engineering specialties, product expertise, industries served, and education and training opportunities offered to employees.

Competing with companies with 1,000 engineers or more, Integro Technologies, with 33 engineers, carries considerable industry acumen in system integration. Selected from over 2,300 global integrators, Integro Technologies ranked 60th on the Control Engineering System Integrator Giant List for 2014.

Integro Technologies is an Advanced Imaging Association (AIA) Certified Integrator, one of only five internationally, and is a partner of world leaders in machine vision technology. With over 2,000 installations and more than 500 clients worldwide, Integro Technologies is an innovator in machine vision and system integration providing turnkey solutions, consulting and support services for a wide range of industries.

For more information about Integro Technologies, visit the company’s Website at www.Integro-Tech.com.

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce participants in the 2014-15 Leadership Rowan class.

Class members for 2014-15 are: D.J. Barksdale (Bank of North Carolina); Curtis Walker (Catawba College); Keith Bowersox (City of Salisbury); Wendy Brindle (City of Salisbury); Jeannette West (CommunityOne Bank); Glenwood Oats, Jr. (Cornerstone Church);

Also, Jon Harding (Elium Exterminators); Rori Godsey (F&M Bank); Victoria Curran (Food for Thought of Rowan County); Shane Valley (Food Lion); Teresa Dakins (Home Instead Senior Care); Addison Davis (LandTrust); Deborah Johnson (Livingstone College);

Also, Gary Blabon (Novant Health Rowan Medical Center); Heather King (Novant Health Rowan Medical Center); Laurie Ritchie (Novant Health); Ashlee Hawkins (Partners in Learning); Thomas Cobb (NC Cooperative Extension Office);

Also, Janet Spriggs (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College); Keri Allman (R3 Center); Mary Burridge (Smart Start Rowan); Ann Pressly (Trinity Oaks); Jon Folstad (VA Medical Center) and Heather Crawford (Wells Fargo Bank).

Class members recently participated in a two-day retreat to begin their leadership class experience.

The class will attend a full-day session each month from September through May to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge of Rowan County.

Leadership Rowan is a leadership development program sponsored by the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.

Over 400 community members have graduated from the class since 1992. The program is designed to prepare committed and qualified individuals to assume leadership roles in the county and to enhance the abilities of existing leaders.

Those completing the program are expected to volunteer their time and talents for community service.

The 2014 Leadership Steering Committee chair, Dustin Wilson of Chick-fil-A, said, “This program has proven itself many times over. Graduates of Leadership Rowan can be seen serving in positions of leadership all over Rowan County. We look forward to another great class.”

Members of the Leadership Rowan Steering Committee are: John Wear (Center for the Environment), Tyler Weant (Elium Exterminator Co.), Nick Means (F&M Bank), Joey Williams (Food Lion), Greg Philpott (Novant Health Rowan Medical Center), Natasha Lipscomb (Rowan Cabarrus Community College) and Amy Smith (Rowan County Government).

FastMed Urgent Care, North Carolina’s largest urgent care network, is offering a pre-participation physical examination discount voucher of $15 to high school athletes.

FastMed has been named the official urgent care vendor for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

“FastMed has a partnership with the NCHSAA in hopes to benefit student athletes. We stand out because we have over 40 locations in NC,” Shanaye Barber, FastMed regional marketing manager said.

“It is important to get an examination to prevent illness or injury stemming from sports activity,” she added.

The physical examination is required before a student participates in any sport in North Carolina.

“All student athletes are required to have a sports physical examination prior to participating in any sport to help ensure an athlete can safely play,” said Jason Williams, the founder and CEO of FastMed Urgent Care.

“At FastMed, we provide quality sports physicals that are fast and convenient because we want to support good health and expanded access to care needed by the families and school communities we serve.”

FastMed asks students to bring their current immunization records, family health history, injury history, list of medications, corrective lenses and physical form to complete the exam. If the student is a minor, a parent must accompany them. The form can be found at nchsaa.org.

FastMed Salisbury is at 1361 Klumac Road. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To print the $15 voucher, visit fastmed.com, find the Salisbury location, and click on the Sports Physicals link. Voucher must be presented at time of visit. The voucher expires Sept. 30.

Magnolia Gardens Extended Care Community celebrated its employees’ service milestones with a pinning ceremony Aug. 22.

Employees and their families gathered at the facility in Spencer to be honored for their years of service.

Employees recognized at the event were presented with certificates and gifts by Wendy Blackwell, the administrator of Magnolia Gardens.

One employee, Sissy Story, was recognized for a 40 years of service. A news release said Story is thought of as “a team player, hard worker and exceptional employee by her managers and coworkers alike.”

“I love my job and I have always loved taking care of other people,” Story said in the news release. “It’s always been my love and passion.”

After Story, employees who have been at Magnolia Gardens the longest are Lucy Morgan with 23 years and John Morrison with 21 years.

The following employees were also recognized for their years of service:

Five years: Geraldine Fortune, Michelle Hunter, Alicia Deese, Cece Knight, Iaysha Young, Tiffany Foxx

10 years: Keshia Gibson, Kay Smith, Kimberly Miller

15 years: Tommy Barber, Jewel Brown

Over 15 years: Carolyn Thacker, Penny Russell, Surada Reid, Pamela Tate, Goldia Roberts.

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