Biz Briefs 11/05/17

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 5, 2017

New business in Concord to serve area seniors

CONCORD — Home Instead Senior Care will open a new office Wednesday in Concord dedicated to helping families in the area.

Officials at Home Instead, a provider of in-home care services, said they saw an urgent need in the region for the services the company provides. The new office is an expansion of the current office in Salisbury and means Home Instead will be able to serve families in all of Cabarrus and Rowan counties.

Sid Jay, owner of the new location, started the local business in 2003, providing care to seniors in Cabarrus and Rowan. Along with providing services to local families, the new business also means additional jobs and continued economic growth for the area. The office is currently hiring caregivers.

The media and community members are invited to join Concord Mayor Scott Padgett, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Home Instead staff members at a special event at 11 a.m. Wednesday to officially open the new office and community training center.

Home Instead Senior Care offers a variety of in-home care options for seniors and their families, allowing the senior to remain independent and safe in their own home.

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N.C. State Veterans Home Salisbury named one of top picks for Best Nursing Homes

U.S. News & World Report has reported that the N.C. State Veterans Home Salisbury is one of the top picks from 2017-2018 for Best Nursing Homes.

N.C. State Veterans Home Salisbury is a five-star nursing facility which is located locally on the V.A. campus, offering short-term rehab and long-term care.

Panera Bread to offer free meals to honor veterans

Central and Western North Carolina — Panera Bread’s largest franchisee, Covelli Enterprises, will salute those in uniform with free meals on Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day at its 15 Panera Bread locations in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Kernersville, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Boone, Hickory, Salisbury and Mooresville.

The company has made it an annual tradition to honor all veterans and military service members with free You-Pick-Two meals at its participating bakery-cafés and has exceeded $1 million in food and monetary donations since 2011.

Free meals for veterans and service members began in the Covelli-owned Panera Bread cafes in 2011 and, since then, the company has given away more than 100,000 free meals to service men and women and veterans.

To participate, service members and veterans need only wear their uniform or show their valid Military I.D. or discharge papers at participating Panera Bread locations.

“Although it’s important to us to honor our veterans and military every day, this is a uniquely special opportunity for us and for each of our communities to say thank you,” said Sam Covelli, owner and operator of Covelli Enterprises. “This is our chance to give something small back to those who have given so much and sacrificed so greatly for us and for our freedom.”

The complimentary You-Pick-Two meal will be honored all day Nov. 10 — the day prior to Veterans Day — and includes a combination of any two half-portions of soup, salad, sandwiches, flatbreads or mac and cheese.