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Biz briefs: Veterans can get a free hair cut and a free meal Nov. 11

Great Clips is offering veterans a free hair cut from Nov. 11, Veterans Day, through Dec. 31. Veterans can get a free hair cut from any Great Clips location in the U.S. by showing proof of service, and other customers will receive a card for a free hair cut to give to a veteran. How it works:

• Customers come to any Great Clips on Nov. 11 and, with the purchase of a service, will receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.

• The free haircut cards are redeemable by veterans at any Great Clips from Nov. 11 thru Dec. 31, 2014. The promotion applies to veterans only.

• Veterans who visit Great Clips on Nov. 11 can receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to redeem by Dec. 31. After Nov. 11, veterans must have a free haircut card to get the free haircut.

Golden Corral is offering veterans a free beverage and buffet meal on Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at all its restaurants nationwide to any person who is serving or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves — identification is not required.

Chamber of Commerce
will salute manufacturing

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership breakfast will feature a “Salute to Manufacturing” on Nov. 20 at 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. The Chamber’s breakfast series brings top notch speakers to the community and provides high level networking opportunities.

Gene Beneduce, N.C. State University’s industrial extension project manager, will be the keynote speaker. He serves the southern Piedmont region that includes Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Iredell, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties.

There will also be “Made in Rowan” displays from local manufacturers featuring their high-tech and robotics jobs of the future. Workforce development resources will be available with training, apprenticeship,and certification programs.    

The reservation deadline is Nov. 18 by 5 p.m. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The price includes the cost of breakfast and the program. Contact the Chamber at 704.633.4221 or info@rowanchamber.com.

$tart $mart program helps empower young women

The Salisbury branch of the American Association of University Women will host an event Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Women’s Club at 1237 Old W. Innes St.

Dr. Carol Cody will present an overview of the “$tart $mart” program, a workshop designed to empower young women at the start of their working careers with the skills and knowledge required to receive fair and realistic compensation, and lead a discussion of the feasibility of bringing the “$tart $mart” workshop to Salisbury.

The “$tart $mart” program has conducted more than 100 workshops since it started in 2007, helping college women across the country learn how to negotiate salaries and benefits. Light refreshments will be provided by AAUW Salisbury.

Contact: Kathy Pulliam, president, 704-636-6082, kathy@mkpulliam.com,


Rockwell Farms celebrates 35th anniversary

ROCKWELL — Rockwell Farms celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a party at the greenhouse facility in Rockwell on Oct. 10.

Founded in 1979 by Tom and Dottie Abramowski, the modern greenhouse facility now spans 36 acres. In commemoration of the hard work and dedication of the Abramowskis and their employees, the shipping area of the facility was transformed into a decorated ballroom by Carrie Poole and the staff at Party Reflections. Employees, vendors and guests enjoyed the musical styling of Amantha Mill accompanied by food and drinks. Rockwell Farms would like to thank all of its employees, vendors and guests for a memorable occasion.

Chisolm joins Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

MOORESVILLE — Lake Norman Regional Medical Center has announced Raleifoot Chisolm, MBA-HCM, RN, has been named director of Emergency Department Services. Amy Walker, RN, has been named the Emergency Department’s clinical nurse manager, and Rebecca Moore, RN, named supervisor.

Chisolm comes to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center with over 20 years of experience in health-care management, including roles as a clinical manager and education coordinator in emergency care services and experience in telemetry care.

Walker has been employed with Lake Norman Regional for 16 years and has held various positions in Emergency Department Services.

Rebecca Moore has been with the Emergency Department for three years, serving as a staff nurse, before her promotion to supervisor.



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