Biz Briefs 3/4/18

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 4, 2018

Winsome Hanger works with Kitchen Store for wedding registry service

SALISBURY — Melissa Hammer-Grubb of Winsome Hanger and Dennis Lunsford of the Kitchen Store have teamed up to cross-advertise to brides- and grooms-to-be.

Hammer-Grubb has recently inherited formal wear from The Thread Shed. She both now sells and rents men’s formalwear in addition to her other men’s and women’s clothing wares.

“It’s been crazy. We’ve had at least five appointments every Saturday,” Hammer-Grubb said.

Hammer-Grubb said she didn’t meet Lunsford until her mother and aunt were in town and went shopping at the Kitchen Store.

“And they thought, what a great idea to do a wedding registry,” Hammer-Grubb said.

When Hammer-Grubb gets wedding clients at Winsome Hanger, she refers them to the Kitchen Store to set up a wedding registry.

“Any time people come in to make an appointment…we let them know that, if they haven’t made their registries yet that this is a perfect opportunity to keep it here in Salisbury,” Hammer-Grubb said.

Lunsford offers wedding guests 10 percent off items that are on a couple’s registry.

Lunsford said he started the registry service around the same time that Hammer-Grubb inherited the formal wear service.

“I never saw the opportunity to do it until this,” Lunsford said. “It helps a lot if you have some help with it, that they’ll help bring traffic in instead of me just trying to do it alone.”

Winsome Hanger is located at 103 North Main St. and can be reached at 704-310-5707.

Kitchen Store is located at 106 North Main St. and can be reached at 704-245-6887.

Trinity Medical Care earns national distinction

SALISBURY Trinity Medical Care recently earned the distinction as a nationally recognized Patient Care Medical Home, as awarded by the Nation Committee for Quality Assurance.

Employees Jessica Dixon and Paula Gobbel were recognized for their hard work and dedication to high-quality patient care and cost-effective medicine.

Trinity Medical Care was founded by Jeff Taylor in 2011. Taylor has over twenty-six years of clinic practice in Rowan County and focuses on all aspects of family medicine, including but not limited to acute and chronic care, wellness, acute injury, sports medicine and occupational medicine.

The practice is located at 1509 E. Innes street and can be reached at 704-738-2245.

Gander Outdoors announces grand opening in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM — Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, is now open in Winston-Salem.

The grand opening event was March 3. The newly branded store will occupy the former Gander Mountain location at 1950 South Stratford Road and the 42,000 square-foot building will employ more than 70 part-time and full-time staff.

Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017 and is beginning to reopen many of the chain’s stores to serve customers who are passionate about hunting, fishing, marine and water sports, camping, and active and shooting sports.

Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings and will provide outdoor enthusiasts with regionally and seasonally relevant products and services that are competitively priced.

“The Winston-Salem store is one of six Gander Outdoors locations planned in the state of North Carolina and we have seen an overwhelming, positive response to the opening of the Winston-Salem location, which offers customers one-stop shopping to serve all their outdoor recreational needs,” said Lemonis. “We are excited to continue expanding our outdoor industry footprint and reinforce our brand’s presence while supporting economic growth across the country.”

Power Curbers Companies CEO inducted into AEM Hall of Fame 

SALISBURY — At its recent annual conference, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that Dyke Messinger, President and CEO of Power Curbers Companies, has been inducted into the AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in the off-road equipment industry.

“The AEM Hall of Fame honors the dedicated individuals who have invented, managed, built and led the off-road equipment industry, and we are pleased to welcome Dyke Messinger into this elite group,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “Their innovation and creativity inspire the next generation of leaders to continue our industry’s commitment to enhancing productivity, sustainability, and economic and social prosperity.”

An independent panel of industry experts evaluates potential inductees on five criteria considered vital to the health of the off-road equipment manufacturing industry: innovation, industry contributions, leadership, corporate citizenship/social responsibility and sustainability.

More than 55 industry leaders have been inducted into the AEM Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993.

Honorees are publicly announced and celebrated during special ceremonies at AEM’s annual conference and take their place of honor in AEM’s Hall of Fame; for more information on the AEM Hall of Fame and its inductees, visit

Power Curbers Companies is a Salisbury-based manufacturer of slip-form concrete paving equipment and has been in business since 1953.

The company produces curb and gutter machines and concrete road paving equipment and accessories under the brands Power Curbers, Power Pavers, and Anvil American along with Southern Equipment Service, the distribution channel for the Carolinas and Virginia.

Salisbury pest management professional awarded Technician of the Year honor by State Pest Association

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) awarded Salisbury’s Mark Trexler with its prestigious Technician of the Year award for his outstanding work as one of the state’s top pest management technicians in the wood-destroying insect phase.

Trexler has worked for Peeler Environmental since 2008.

“We are proud to honor the work of excellent pest management technicians such as Mark Trexler,” said Donnie Shelton, president of NCPMA. “Mark’s dedication to his work and his customers combined with his knowledge of pest management and outgoing personality make him one of the most valued technicians at his company, and we are honored to recognize his accomplishments.”

NCPMA presents two Technician of the Year awards each year to technicians who exemplify the best qualities of pest management professionals within their companies.  The two Technician of the Year awards are given each year to technicians in the pest management phase and wood destroying insects phase.

Dan Morgan with Innovative Pest Management in Denver, N.C., received the second Technician of the Year award for the pest management phase.

Winners of the Technician of the Year Award receive a $250 gift card, a plaque and one free Pest Control Technician’s school registration.

Both recipients received their awards at the 2018 Pest Control Technician’s School in Raleigh in January.

Technicians of the Year are chosen based on the applicant’s demonstration of leadership among peers, excellent customer relations, knowledge of his or her job, superior job performance and the ability to successfully handle problems on the job.

All applicants must be members of NCPMA, have at least two years of experience in either the pest management or wood-destroying insect phase and must be nominated by a person in a leadership role in his or her company.

Customers can earn up to $40 during Food Lion’s “March Into Savings” promotion through March 27

SALISBURY – Now through March 27, Food Lion customers have the opportunity to save up to $40 during the grocer’s “March Into Savings” promotion when they buy participating items using their personal MVP card. Customers may activate and track their progress on Food Lion’s website or mobile app.

To participate, customers must:

  1. Visit the Food Lion Mobile App or and activate the March Into Savings offer to their MVP account by clicking on the “Activate and Track” button
  2. Once the offer is activated, shop participating items and scan their personal MVP card at checkout

Five dollars in rewards are earned for every $25 spent on participating items, up to $40 in total rewards. Customers may access the personal rewards tracker on or within Food Lion’s mobile app to track progress and rewards achieved.

A list of participating items can be found online, via the mobile app as well as in an in-store booklet. For more information, visit

Accelerate Therapy and Performance offers new options

SALISBURY — Fowler Physical Therapy has changed its name to Accelerate Therapy and Performance.

The new name comes with a new direction, including reaching out to the community with free events to help people take hold of their own health care decision through knowledge sharing from healthcare experts.

Accelerate is focused on helping people understand how to heal naturally. With free workshops provided monthly, Accelerate is now partnering with local physicians and other health care providers to provide an opportunity for people to get their questions answered by the experts in their fields in a casual small group setting.

The workshop dates are:

• March 8 at 6 p.m. — Low Back Pain and Sciatica.

Come learn about you can reduce or eliminate your own back pain naturally without medications, injections or surgery.

• March 15 at 6 p.m. — Total Knee Replacement Recovery

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Bob Humble and Physical Therapist Dr. Delaine Fowler will be discussing how to avoid stiff knee syndrome after total knee replacement.  This is for anyone who is considering or has recently had a total knee replacement.  There are only 30 spots available.

• March 22 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Laser Open House

Come learn how laser therapy can help reduce pain and get you back to doing the things you love naturally.

If you are interested in either the March 8 or March 15 workshops, you must call 704-630-9656 to register.

The March 22 workshop is by appointment only. Call 704-630-9656 to make an appointment.

Registration is also available at Accelerate Therapy and Performance on Facebook.

Accelerate Therapy and Performance is located at 1508 W. Innes St.