Biz briefs 6/12

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 12, 2016

Interstate Batteries chairman recognizes Goodnight’s 51 years of service

Millard Goodnight of Goodnight’s Service located at 5213 Mooresville Rd. Salisbury was recognized by Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, for his 51 years of continuous sales and service as an Interstate Battery dealer.

Goodnight’s Service was set up in 1965 by Miller when he was calling on accounts for Walter Lentz, the distributor in North Carolina. Miller wrote, “I just wanted to write and thank you for your 51 years of continuous sales and service as an Interstate dealer. During that time, I’ve raised a couple kids who have kids of their own — I even have a great-grandson — and all the while you have been selling our Interstate batteries there in Salisbury, N.C.! WOW!

“During your time as a dealer, we’ve also grown as a company from selling about 400,000 batteries per year when I set you up in the mid 1960s to over 17,000,000 per year now all across North America and beyond. We could not have become No. 1 in sales of replacement batteries since 1990 were it not for loyal Interstate dealers like you!”

Rowan Animal Clinic welcomes new associate

Rowan Animal Clinic is excited to announce the addition of a new associate, Dr. Jonathan Wesson. 

Dr. Wesson is a native of Vale, N.C. He grew up on the family farm with a love for beef cattle and was actively involved in 4H and FFA showing cattle. Dr. Wesson is a recent graduate the North Carolina State University Veterinarian School and is practicing both small and large animal veterinary medicine.

Dr. Wesson enjoys watching and playing sports, specifically basketball and football, during his free time, as well as hiking with his wife and dog, and getting back to the family farm.