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Business briefs: Fowler PT now Accelerate Therapy and Performance

SALISBURY — Fowler Physical Therapy is changing its name to Accelerate Therapy and Performance (ATP).

Dr. Delaine Fowler, physical therapist, and her staff will continue to serve Rowan and Davidson counties with focused rehabilitative and wellness services.

ATP therapists teach patients how to get back to normal activities including sports, working, exercise and day-to-day activities without pain or problems.

ATP’s Industrial Injury Prevention Program is expanding nationally as its staff works with businesses to help reduce workplace injury rates, improve ergonomic practices and implement real wellness programs. Employers use these services to keep their employees healthy at work.

Accelerate Therapy and Performance has two locations. The Salisbury location at 1508 W. Innes St. and the Lexington location is at 280 N. Talbert Blvd. Call 704-754-8300, go to www.accleratehealthandfitness.com or check out their Facebook page for more information.


Ritchies to open emporium in China Grove

CHINA GROVE — A new business is coming to Main Street.

Rusty and Tyler Ritchie of China Grove plan to open Ritchie & Ritchie Home Emporium at 114 S. Main St. on April 1.

The store will carry home décor and unique gifts, many from local vendors.

Among its offerings will be custom farmhouse tables and benches, embroidered pillows and linens, custom draperies, kitchen and hand towels, monogramming, refurbished furniture, rustic signs, hand-painted cards for all occasions, handmade jewelry, personalized tote bags and more.

Ritchie & Ritchie home emporium will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

A grand opening is scheduled May 6 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

First National Bank retains Yadkin staff

SALISBURY — First National Bank in Salisbury, formerly Yadkin Bank, has an experienced local staff to go with its new name.
Seamus Donaldson is market president for the bank and continues to be based in Salisbury.
The local branch’s team includes Crystal Walls, branch manager; Alison Wilsey, personal banker; Whitney Harris, head teller; and Brandy Rye, teller.
Its community leadership council, which advises the bank on community activities and opportunities, includes M. Reid Acree, attorney; Tony Ward of Turnkey Technologies; Traci Williams of Crescent Construction Services; Franco Goodman, Goodman Millwork; Dr. Andy Jeter, chiropractor; and Doug Patterson of Patterson Farms.
A merger between Raleigh-based Yadkin Bank and Pittsburgh-based First National Bank was recently finalized.
First National Bank Corp. has more than 400 locations in eight states.



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