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Biz Briefs 12/3/17

Food Lion offers complimentary movie tickets from Fandango during its ‘Hollywood Holidays’ gift with purchase promotion through Dec. 19

SALISBURY — Now through Dec. 19, Food Lion is giving customers the opportunity to receive movie tickets from Fandango, the nation’s leading digital destination for all things movies, during its “Hollywood Holidays” promotion.

To participate, customers must:

• Purchase five participating items
• Scan their MVP card at checkout
• Receive a reward code via printout at the register
• Visit www.FoodLion.com/hollywoodholidays to activate the code and receive their movie ticket, up to a $12 total value.

Participating items are clearly tagged on store shelves and can also be found on an in-store shopping list. The promotion is running at all participating Food Lion stores.

See www.foodlion.com/hollywoodholidays for full details.

Edward Jones earns new honor: Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance

SALISBURY — Edward Jones has been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work, ranking as the No. 4 large company.

Rankings for the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance were based on feedback from more than more than 62,000 people working at leading financial firms. Employees at recognized organizations report high levels of trust in their management and greater loyalty as well as camaraderie and pride in what they do.

Edward Jones associates also rated the firm highly on issues of leadership strength and integrity, opportunities for professional growth and support for work-life balance. In 2016, Edward Jones ranked No. 6 on the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance list.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Visit the firm’s website at www.edwardjones.com and its recruiting website at www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

Panera Bread partners with Toys for Tots for 2017 holiday season

CENTRAL AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Panera Bread’s largest franchisee, Covelli Enterprises, is set to partner with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation for the month of December. The partnership will include fundraising through the Change Roll Up program and Community Bread Boxes in all Covelli Panera Bread bakery-cafes.

Customers in the North Carolina cafes in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Boone, Salisbury and Mooresville can choose to roll up their totals at the end of their transaction to donate their change.

In conjunction with raising cash donations, all participating Covelli markets will send volunteers to purchase and distribute toys alongside Toys for Tots representatives. The North Carolina bakery-cafes participated in a purchasing day at the Toys ‘R’ Us in Greensboro on Nov. 20 and helped to purchase more than $5,000 in toys for area children.

For the past 35 years, Covelli Enterprises has donated nearly $500,000 to Toys for Tots in Youngstown, Ohio, where the Covelli organization is headquartered.  Covelli is proud to expand this partnership by raising funds for the organization in its other participating markets this December.

“It is a true privilege to be able to partner with Toys for Tots in our Panera Bread bakery-cafes,” said Sam Covelli, owner and operator of Covelli Enterprises. “We continually strive to give back to those in need in our communities, especially during the holiday season.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Panera Bread as a national corporate sponsor of the 2017 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for nearly 70 years through our Toys for Tots Program.”

Silvester concluded, “With their generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten.”

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