Biz briefs 8/21

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 21, 2016

K&W Cafeterias Salisbury names new general manager

K&W Cafeterias has named Tempie Wells general manager of their Salisbury location, as of Aug. 3.

Wells began working for K&W’s Salisbury location as an entrée cook on New Year’s Day in 2006. Since that time, she has worked at five different locations, most recently assistant manager in Statesville. Her son is now in management training at the Statesville location, as well.

Rob Cox, K&W regional vice president, said, “I’m very excited about Tempie’s promotion to general manager. Her enthusiasm and hard work are sure to make her a contender for K&W’s GM of the Year. Tempie treats each and every customer like family coming to dinner. She’s a winner.”

K&W Cafeterias has been headquartered in Winston-Salem since 1937. They own and operate 33 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Locations may be viewed online at

Integro Technologies ranks Inc. 5000 list

Inc. Magazine ranked Integro Technologies on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses.

Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“Being acknowledged by Inc. Magazine as part of the Inc. 5000 is a direct reflection of our staff’s expertise, teamwork and dedication to our growing and diverse customer base. This honor also reaffirms our goal to continue building a world-class engineering organization,” said Shawn Campion, president and CEO of Integro Technologies.

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands Aug. 23), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8 percent of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great — usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

Spotlight Dance Company in new location downtown

Marianna Jarrett, owner and director of Spotlight Dance Company formerly on West Corriher Avenue, is proud to announce that her new studio is now located at 120 N. Church St., behind St. John’s Lutheran Church, in downtown Salisbury.

The new location holds two large dance studios and indoor parking. Classes offered for 2016-17 include Mommy & Me, an introduction to dance designed for age 18 months to 2 years old, pre-school tumbling for ages 3-5 years old, hip hop for ages 8-12, musical theater, lyrical and ballroom.

For more information, call Marianna Jarrett at 704-232-2427.

Russell’s Unique Deals now in Rockwell

Russell’s Unique Deals, previously located on South Main Street, is now at 106 E. Main St. in Rockwell.

The bargain store moved into the former Holshouser Hardware Store building a little over a month ago, said owner Brian Russell.

Russell said the rent of his previous location was getting too high for him, plus since the building did not face the street it did not get much traffic. The previous building also did not have air conditioning on one side and did not have enough storage space.

The new building has windows spanning its facade and allows for two showrooms. There is also a separate room in the back for storage. Russell also enjoys the wood floors and shelves in the building.

Russell said he has had many new customers visit who have said they were glad to see the building filled again.