Biz Briefs 6/18/17

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 18, 2017

JKK Helmet Foundation invites you to a celebration of life

On Saturday, June 24, at 3 p.m., the JKK Helmet Foundation is hosting a celebration of life at Cauble Creek Vineyards — 700 Cauble Farm Road in Salisbury. The event is held in honor of Jonah King, who was not wearing a helmet when he lost his life five years ago in a skateboarding accident. All proceeds from this event will go toward purchasing helmets for children who would be otherwise unprotected while riding their bikes or skateboards.

Food will be served and Jonah’s older brother, Noah King, will be performing.

Even if you cannot attend the event, donations can be made at

If you have questions, please contact Jonah’s father, Kenneth King, at 980-234-2473.

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Council meeting

On Tuesday, June 20, at 9 a.m., the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Council will host Rocky M. Cabagnot.

Rocky M. Cabagnot is a legal educator and attorney licensed to practice in both North Carolina and Florida (inactive). In June 2017, he will begin a position as the Executive Director of the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, a federally funded community based nonprofit, which provides vital social services in five counties, including the Head Start and Family Services Programs.

From 2012-2017, he supervised the Charlotte School of Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic and Entrepreneurship Clinic.  Under his supervision, upper level law students provided direct legal aid to nonprofits, community groups, and small businesses. In 2005, he founded the the Revitalize Our Communities Project (ROCP), a collaborative partnership between Legal Services of North Florida (Tallahassee, FL) and Three Rivers Legal Services (Gainesville, FL). For six years, the ROCP provided pro bono legal services to nonprofit community-based organizations spanning 32 counties in Florida.

Rocky obtained his J.D. with Honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  He also has a Masters of Mass Communication from the University of Florida College of Journalism and a B.A. in political science and communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is also a proud graduate of Salisbury High School, Knox Middle School and Sacred Heart Catholic School.

The event is free and will be held at the Gateway Building –204 E. Innes St.

Diane M. Goodnight receives certificate from NC Commissioner of Labor 

Cherie Berry, North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, presented Diane M. Goodnight, vice president of Diversified Graphics, Inc,. a certificate and bar for nineteen consecutive years of having a safe work record. The award is presented yearly and the company’s no-lost-time record dates back to 1998. The award was presented at the Lexington Event Center in Lexington, NC on June 16, 2017.

Diversified Graphics, Inc. is a Salisbury-based corporation specializing in design, printing and publishing throughout the Piedmont of North Carolina. They are also celebrating their 43rd year in business.

Same great care with a new name: Kindred at Home

Gentiva Home Health’s name has been renamed Kindred at Home to best reflect its participation in the nationwide Kindred Healthcare network of home health and hospice providers, nursing and rehabilitation centers and transitional care hospitals. The management, ownership and staff have not changed.

As part of this network, patients and referral partners benefit from proven experience, clinical systems and cross-continuum collaboration that helps provide continued enhancements in quality care.

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-90 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky, with annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion. As of Dec. 31, 2016, Kindred, through its subsidiaries, had approximately 100,100 employees providing healthcare services in 2,654 locations in 46 states, including 82 long-term acute care hospitals, 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 91 nursing centers, 17 sub-acute units, 635 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 102 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,708 non-affiliated sites of service.

Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for eight years, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder it serves.

Kindred at Home’s experienced nurses and therapists use medical interventions, including wound care and rehabilitation therapy, and work with each individual to maximize physical abilities, and improve health and well-being, all in the comfort of a patient’s own home. The aides assist not only with bathing, but also with a variety of daily activities all under the directions of a nurse or therapist.

Contact Kindred at Home:

1834 W. Jake Alexander Blvd

Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

704-636-3334 phone

704-639-0070 fax