Business Roundup: Pet portraits with Santa in Kannapolis Dec. 7

Published 12:05 am Sunday, November 30, 2014

KANNAPOLIS — Irresistible Portraits has announced their partnership with The Splashpaw Foundation Inc. for their second annual Pets With Santa event on Dec.7.

The Splashpaw Foundation was founded to assist and improve the research, treatment, and care of children and pets in our community, most specifically those dealing with cancer.

Photo by Irresistible Portraits.

Photo by Irresistible Portraits.

A special day of fun has been scheduled on the afternoon of Dec. 7 at Irresistible Portraits at 1418 S. Main St. in Kannapolis. For each $50 donation benefiting The Splashpaw Foundation, pet parents will receive a portrait session of their pet with Santa Claus, one digital image, and two Facebook Images.  Pet portrait sessions with Santa are by appointment only.

The Splashpaw Foundation provides financial assistance with veterinary medical bills (all doctor or rescue referred) and provide pet food to Meals on Wheels as well as other organizations such as the puppy rescue or the humane society.

For more information or to schedule your pet’s session contact Irresistible Portraits at 704-933-5600.

OrthoCarolina opens second location in Moorseville

MOORESVILLE — Northshore Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has joined OrthoCarolina, adding a second Mooresville location for the orthopedic group. With the addition of the new office, OrthoCarolina has more than 144 physicians at 34 locations across North Carolina.

“Mooresville and the Lake Norman region are an important area that continues to grow in population and size. Northshore has expertise and a reputation for excellence, and we’re thrilled to have them on board,” said Dr. Dan Murrey, CEO of OrthoCarolina. “By collaborating and continuing to build our practice in community locations close to home, we are making top-quality, innovative orthopedic care more convenient and easily accessible to our patients.”

Northshore Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center has four physicians, one physician assistant and two physical therapists that will transition to OrthoCarolina’s existing Mooresville practice, treating general orthopedics needs as well as subspecialties.

The two OrthoCarolina Mooresville locations are at 150 Fairview Road, and 124 Welton Way. For more information, visit

OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving

North Carolina and the Southeast since 1922. OrthoCarolina provides compassionate and

comprehensive musculoskeletal care including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging

Scott named assistant manager at The Cleaning Authority

The Cleaning Authority has announced the promotion of Madison (Mattie) Scott to the position of assistant manager. Scott has been with The Cleaning Authority for nealy four of the five years it has been in operation. She started as a professional cleaner, then certified trainer followed by quality inspector. She has taken care of hundreds of families, and although they are very happy about her promotion they are very disappointed they will not see her on a weekly basis with her cheerful personality coming to clean their home.

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Scott understands the importance of customer satisfaction and the fact that the services The Cleaning Authority provides are personal. “We clean their homes. We know their children, their parents, their pets, and take care of their most precious things.”

Although she doesn’t spend much time cleaning these days with her new responsibilities, her visibility with the customers remain high.  She still performs quality inspections, meets new customers during estimate meetings and never hesitates to pick up the phone to check in with the customers ensuring each of them she remains ever dedicated to their continued satisfaction with The Cleaning Authority.

The Cleaning Authority is a locally owned company providing professional residential cleaning services to families in Rowan, Davidson, Cabarrus, Davie and Mecklenburg counties since 2009 and currently employs 26 professional cleaners.

 Rockwell Farms using robots 

Rockwell Farms, which grows patio plants to be sold in supermarkets, was recently featured in the publication “Greenhouse Management” in a story about the farm’s four small robots.

The robots are less than 2 feet tall and move plant pots using robotic arms, the article said. adding the robots can move plants at a maximum rate of 240 pots an hour.

According to the article, Rockwell Farms “purchased them in January from Harvest Automation, a material handling company that develops robots for the agriculture industry.”

“Ultimately, the robots are a tool to help employees be more efficient — which is what drove the company toward this innovation in the first place,” the article said.

Visit and search keywords “Rockwell Farms” to read the article.