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Business Roundup: Moody to give update on schools at chamber breakfast

Moody to speak at chamber breakfast
Dr. Lynn Moody, superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System, will give a “State of the District” presentation to kick off the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s 2015-16 Power in Partnership (PIP) season on Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.
Following Moody’s presentation, the chamber has booked Christopher Chung, the new CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, for the Oct. 15 PIP. A number of nationally recognized speakers will be featured to focus on education and economic development issues.
The dates for the 2015-16 series are: Sept. 17, Moody; Oct. 15, Chung; Nov. 19, Henning Brun, Freightliner; Dec. 17, Bishop Tim Smith; Jan. 21, 2016, Economic Outlook; Feb. 18, arts speaker/new RoCo brand; March 17 , agri-business; April 21, health care; and, May 19, Dr. Jim Johnson, UNC Chapel Hill — Leadership Rowan graduation.
If you are interested in obtaining a Power Card, make your reservation by Sept. 15. The Power Card is the chamber’s frequent attender program. You receive a discounted price for the series and do not have to make a reservation each month. The cost is $96 for members, $225 for non-members.
If you are not a Power Card holder, individual reservations are welcome; however, the reservation deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 15, 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 for information on reservations or sponsorship opportunities at 704.633.4221 or info@rowanchamber.com.

Kluttz Reamer attorney named Educational Achievement Advocate by NCAJ

Michael S. Adkins, a partner in the Kluttz Reamer law firm of Salisbury, has been recognized by the N.C. Advocates for Justice as an advocate in its Educational Achievement Program.

The N.C. Advocates for Justice is a nonpartisan association of more than 4,000 legal professionals dedicated to protecting people’s rights through community, education and advocacy. Adkins serves on the education, legislative affairs and legal affairs committees and the executive committee for the autotorts section with the organization.

Adkins received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and has 23 years of experience practicing law in Rowan County. He joined Kluttz Reamer as a partner in 2005. His areas of practice include civil litigation, state criminal law, personal injury and traffic law.

He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and Rowan County Bar Association, where he has served as president; and the American Advocates for Justice. He also works or has served on the board of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Pregnancy Support Center, the Courthouse Security Committee, the East Rowan Boosters Club and the Gideons. Recently, he was also recognized as a top-rated litigation lawyer by The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. Martindale-Hubbell is an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.

Adkins and his wife, Cindy, have two grown children, Nick and Lydia. He is a member of Wyatt’s Grove Baptist Church, where he serves as church moderator and as a member of the Board of Deacons.

 

Stitchin Post 40th anniversary

Stitchin Post Gifts will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited. The evening will feature music by Tim Billotto, hors d’ouerves by Sweet Meadow Café and wine by Salisbury Wine Shop. Enter a drawing for a Brighton organizer to be given away that evening.

The celebration continues through Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19, with more than 200 door prizes to be given away from major vendors including Jack Rogers, Sanuk, TOMS, Gingersnaps, Tribal, Life is Good and more.

Mother and daughter Margaret Hylton and Pam Hylton Coffield started the business in 1975 as a needlework shop. The business has diversified over the years and now offers ladies’ fashions, accessories and specialty gifts.

For more information, contact them at 704-637-0708.  www.spgifts.com or facebook: facebook.com/spgiftsnc

 

Fowler Therapy celebrates seven years

Fowler Physical Therapy at 1508 W. Innes St. is celebrating its seven-year anniversary. Patient appreciation day will be Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with refreshments and prizes.

Dr. Delaine Fowler is chief executive officer of Fowler Physical Therapy. She has worked in the rehabilitation and wellness arena for 10 years. Fowler received her doctor of physical therapy in 2004 from Elon University.

Since that time, she has focused her career in sports and industrial rehabilitation. Her passions include helping others understand the power of moving as a part of a healthy life.  One of her biggest joys as a health care provider is helping her patients and clients get back to their passions, whether it be playing soccer, running, playing with their kids or getting back to work without hurting.

Fowler lives with her husband and two boys in Salisbury. She is active in the running and triathlon community.

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