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Biz briefs — Taylor responsible for new Farm Credit Express program

STATESVILLE — Vance C. Dalton Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, announced that James Taylor recently assumed responsibility for the new Farm Credit Express program.

Farm Credit Express is a new dealer credit program that provides financing through Carolina Farm Credit at local equipment dealerships. Taylor’s territory will consist of the 54 counties in Carolina Farm Credit’s territory.

With over 33 years of experience with Farm Credit, Taylor began working as a loan officer in Statesville in 1981, moving to Salisbury in 1982. He was promoted to branch manager of the Salisbury office in 1985 and served in that role for 21 years until he was promoted to vice president/senior relationship manager in 2007.

Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College and is also a graduate of the North Carolina Bankers School at Chapel Hill, the Agriculture Finance School at Georgia Southern, and the Rowan Chamber Leadership Program.

Taylor lives in Woodleaf with his wife Kim. They have two children, Adam and Brooke. Taylor is a member of the Salisbury Lions Club, having twice served as president, member and past president of the Woodleaf Civitan Club, and member and deacon at Enon Baptist Church. He also enjoys attending West Rowan athletic events.

Cabarrus chamber to host event at zMax

The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce will host regional business professionals and local community leaders Thursday, Oct. 16, at the zMax Dragway from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a fun evening featuring Jim N Nicks BBQ, drinks and great networking. The zMax Dragway offers a laid-back atmosphere that is perfect for making new business connections and reconnecting with old friends. Ticket sales are going on now and are available for members at $30 and non-member guests at $40. Tickets include dinner and two beverages. For information regarding a sponsorship or attendance, call 704-782-4000.

Volunteer Auxiliary is hosting Village Craft Sale

MOORESVILLE — The Volunteer Auxiliary of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is hosting a two-day special Village Craft Sale event in the hospital where all proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s scholarship and community charitable giving programs.  This is the first event of its kind for the Auxiliary members where merchandise consists mainly of home-crafted items made by Auxiliary members and friends.  The sale will be held in Community Rooms A and B Oct. 17, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Oct. 20, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cabarrus Senior Resource Link monthly meeting

KANNAPOLIS — The Cabarrus Senior Resource Link, professionals who work with the senior population, will be having their monthly meeting on Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Elder law attorney Marjorie Brown will be the guest speaker. For reservations and additional information, please contact Susan Wear at Gentiva Home Health 704-433-7587.

Faggart promoted to CEO for Saurer

W. Scott Faggart, formerly of Salisbury and a graduate of South Rowan High School and Appalachian State University, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Saurer Inc. in Charlotte. Saurer Inc. has a European based parent and distributes products and services to the North American textile machinery market. Scott is married to the former Lisa Harrington, has two daughters, and lives  in Gastonia. He is the son of Norma Faggart Burgess and the late William E. (Bill) Faggart.

Dog adoption event Oct. 18

Hot Diggity Dog, 125-A W. Kerr Street, will have a dog adoption event Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in partnership with Lab Rescue of North Carolina and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.

Fesperman named manager of the year

Gary Fesperman of Salisbury was recently named the Manager of the Year for Jared, The Galleria of Jewelry, at the Signet Jewelers Leadership Meeting at Disneyworld. Gary is currently the general manager of the Winston-Salem location. Signet operates over 2,000 stores across the United States under eight different logos.  With the award, Gary wins a crystal award, a ring, and an incentive trip to the Kapulua resort in Hawaii.  Gary has been with the company for over 30 years, and this is the second time he has won this award.

RCCC, chamber offer free business-counseling seminars

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, in partnership with the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, is offering free business-counseling seminars. Sessions will be held at the Rowan Chamber at 204 E. Innes Street. Visit www.rccc.edu/sbc/free-confidential-counseling/ to learn more and sign up.

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