Biz roundup: Tech-Zone opening in Kannapolis

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 18, 2015

KANNAPOLIS – The first-ever Tech-Zone, a walk-up technology support center, has announced the launch of its prototype store location in Kannapolis, and will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 19.

A new support concept from information technology services company CompuCom, Tech-Zone is designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with expert technology and security services, in addition to business-class hardware and software.

With businesses increasingly dependent on technology to power their operations and few technology support options custom-designed for small and mid-sized businesses, a dedicated solution like Tech-Zone is essential to their growth, according to a release from the company.

“Kannapolis, Concord and the greater Charlotte region is such a vibrant and burgeoning area where small and mid-size businesses abound, making it an ideal location to introduce Tech-Zone before rolling out the concept nationally,” said Dan Stone, Tech-Zone president. “We’re thrilled to put down roots in North Carolina with this brand new concept and immerse ourselves into the local business community. We hope this market finds a tremendous partner in Tech-Zone,” he said.

Enterprise-level technical support – from everyday issues and security to networking and mobility – is delivered on demand or by appointment, in store or onsite with transparent, flat-rate pricing. Additionally, business customers with a valid tax ID have access to ongoing support services such as Tech-Zone Pro support, Tech-Zone print, hosted private cloud and wireless talk, text and data plans for smartphones, tablets and IOT devices.

Customers are assisted by Tech-Zone technology specialists who are full-time employees with an average of 15 years or more of support experience. They are trained and certified on all of the latest hardware and software platforms and are background-checked for customers’ security and peace of mind.

To ease the decision-making and shopping process for customers, Tech-Zone will be offering customized “suites,” which will be made up of the devices, peripherals and accessories from leading manufacturers bundled for specific job types. Each will have base and premium options to meet diverse budgets.

Tech-Zone, located at 2217 Roxie St NE, Kannapolis, will celebrate its grand opening on Oct 19 at 10 a.m.  Regular hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. For more information, visit

Kluttz Reamer law firm adds 12th attorney

Elizabeth “Liz” Lyons has joined the Salisbury law firm of Kluttz Reamer Hayes, Adkins, & Carter, LLP, and will concentrate in the practice areas of family law and personal injury. She was sworn in to the North Carolina Bar on Sept. 29.

A native of Providence, R.I., she is a 2015 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and a 2010 cum laude graduate of Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif., with a degree in political science. At Pepperdine University, she was a varsity athlete on cross country and track teams. During college, she also studied in Buenos Aires, where she learned to speak Spanish.

Before attending law school, she received a Fulbright Scholarship for two years to South Korea where she taught English as a Second Language and studied Korean.

As a student at Wake Forest University, she participated in in the Litigation and Child Advocacy Clinics. She was also an intern for North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert Edmunds.

Randy Reamer, senior partner at Kluttz Reamer, said that Lyons brings the firm expertise in languages, including Spanish and Korean, as well as serving clients in family law and personal injury cases.

Kluttz Reamer’s areas of practice include real estate law, estate and trust planning and administration; civil litigation, state criminal defense, federal criminal defense, bankruptcy, business law and collections.

Kluttz Reamer, as currently constituted, dates back to 1954 when Clarence Kluttz and Lewis Hamlin took over the Salisbury office of Craig and Craig, a firm that originated in Rowan County in the 1830s. Reamer has been practicing with the firm since 1972. Other partners are Glenn Hayes, Michael Adkins and Jeremy Carter. The firm’s 12 attorneys regularly practice in the district and superior courts of Rowan, Cabarrus, Iredell, Davie, Stanly and Davidson counties, as well as the U.S. District Courts in the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina.

Counseling service, business support group opening

Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Corry announces the establishment of NSC Behavioral Concepts,  LLC (NSC) and WEE — Women Embracing Excellence to the Piedmont area.

Sherrill-Corry is a  professional who helps her audience through envisioning their changes. She helps women to embrace their unique qualities while encouraging their growth.

NSC can help provide or coordinate support for people who are struggling with addiction diseases. Sherrill-Corry and qualified staff can conduct multiple types of needs assessments. The group also offers intensive care management, crisis intervention and prevention planning, individual, group and family therapy, substance abuse education and flexible payment options.

Sherrill-Corry said, “We strive to provide person-centered services while promoting self-reliance, and independence for personal outcomes.”

Women Embracing Excellence is a group of professional and business women and business owners who assist others in learning new ways to reach their goals.

“It is our great pleasure in bringing these needed services of NSC, LLC, and WEE to the Piedmont area and are delighted to share the services that we provide with the area.”

The opening of NSC Behavioral Concepts and Women Embracing Excellence will be on Friday, Oct. 23, 4-8 p.m. for a drop in. The address is 121 W. Council St., Suite 201 and 203. The phone number is 704-603-6156.

Women Embracing Excellence will host its first annual women’s achievement gala on Oct. 24 from 5-9 p.m. “Take Flight” will recognize and award women excelling in four prominent areas: trailblazing, innovation, empowerment and spirituality. The event will be at Livingstone College Chapel, 800 W. Thomas St.

WEE challenges women to think outside the box to elevate their dreams. The cost of this event is $40. The fee will include the evening meal.

There will be a silent auction, vendors, entertainment and networking. For more information, please contact Sherrill-Corry at 704-603-6156. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.