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Biz Briefs 7/9/17

Integrity Auto Repair grand opening

Integrity Auto Repair is having a unique grand opening on Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include orchestral music, a free Car Care Clinic, food and prizes. Integrity Auto Repair is located at 1035 Mooresville Rd. in Salisbury.

For more information, please contact mattersofintegrity@gmail.com.

 

Leadership Rowan 25th Anniversary Class

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce has selected the 25th Anniversary Class of Leadership Rowan. All Leadership Alumni are invited to the 25th Anniversary Celebration after the Class Retreat.

Since 1992, Leadership Rowan has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about the success of the community. These talented leaders will spend ten months going on exclusive tours and having hands-on experiences, all with area leaders who take on the community’s biggest challenges every day. Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Rowan graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders.

“We are extremely proud of the 25 year history and success of Leadership Rowan with over 550 graduates of the program. Leadership graduates serve in a number of key roles in our community,” said Dustin Wilson (Chick-fil- A), Steering Committee chairman.

25th Anniversary Class

The Leadership Rowan 25th Anniversary Class will begin in August and run through May 2018. The official 29 members of the 2017-18 class are: Amy-Lynn Albertson (Rowan County Government/Ag Extension); Matt Beam (Trinity Oaks); Josh Bergeron (Salisbury Post); Mark Brown (North Carolina Transportation Museum); Nanette Buehrer (Rufty Holmes Senior Center); Jonathan Chamberlain (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College); Rod Crider (RowanWorks); Melanie Denton Dombrowski (Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear); Laura Emery (Carolinas HealthCare Systems, NE); Julie Freeze (Prevent Child Abuse Rowan); Heather “Timbs” Fulghum (Carolinas HealthCare Systems, NE); Dottie Gettinger (Dotties’ Home for Children & Elderly); Rodney Harrison (City of Salisbury); Ronda Jennings (BB&T); Tajuan Kyles (Corporate Headquarters of the AME Zion Church); Chris Lane (Southern Power); Erik Lipscomb (Global Contact Services); Libby Losey (Rowan Helping Ministries); Jeanie McDowell (Rowan-Salisbury School System); Betsy Mowery (North Carolina Transportation Museum); Crystal Reed (Brookdale Salisbury); Candace Salmon-Hosey (Rowan-Salisbury School System); Shane Short (Southern Power); Melissa Shue (Prevent Child Abuse Rowan); Sharon Singleton-Sewell, (Novant Health-Winston Salem); Jerry Stokes (Salisbury Police Department); Kristen Trexler (Novant Health Foundation); Amy Vestal (Partners in Learning Child Development Center); and Dale Wooten (DukeEnergy).

Class retreat

Class members will go on a two-day retreat Aug. 17-18 where they will participate in a Simulated Society (SimSoc) exercise and get acquainted with other class members.  After the retreat, participants will attend a full-day session each month September through May to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge of Rowan County.

25th Anniversary Celebration

The Leadership Rowan 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m., at FireWater Restaurant (127 S. Avalon Dr.). There will be a mini-SimSoc game, 25-year timeline of the community, networking, dancing and refreshments. Members of the Charter Class will be recognized and the class with the highest percentage of attendance.

This event is designed as a fund raiser for the Leadership Rowan program. Sponsorship funds will go toward scholarships for people who would otherwise not be able to participate in Leadership Rowan.

Leadership Rowan Alumni dues are $35 (includes one ticket to the 25th Anniversary event). Alumni are welcome to bring a guest for an additional $20. Dress is semi-formal or business professional.

Steering Committee

Members of the Leadership Rowan Steering Committee are: Dustin Wilson (Chick-fil- A); Kelly Baker (City of Salisbury); Wendy Brindle (City of Salisbury); Alisha Byrd (Gemstones Academy & Compass); Bob Cartner (Chandler Concrete); Danelle Cutting, (Rowan County Government/Ag Extension); Shawn Edman (Novant Health Rowan Medical Center); Deborah Johnson (Livingstone College); Nick Means (F&M Bank); Amy Smith (Rowan County Government); and, Janet Spriggs (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College).

For more information or to RSVP for the 25th Anniversary Celebration, contact Charlene Deese at the chamber at 704-633-4221 or cdeese@rowanchamber.com.

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