Biz Briefs 4/1/18

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hairston Funeral Home to hold voter registration drive
Hairston Funeral Home Inc. is sponsoring an ongoing voter registration drive that will begin April 2.

Individuals may complete a voter registration form at the funeral home, located at 703 South Main Street in Salisbury, on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Youth ages 17 and up are encouraged to register but, if a person is 17, their birthday must be before Election Day, Nov. 6.
Home visits are available by appointment. Please contact Velveeta Reid-Hairston at 704-638-6464 or 252-202-1013.
Jim’s Custom Windows wins company-wide sales award
Jim’s Custom Windows was started by Jim Goins in his garage in 1983.
Goins did business mainly with West Window Company, making quality custom replacement and new construction windows and doors.
Goins died in 2015, but his business continues through his daughter and son, Courtney Goins Burnside and Tanner Goins.
For the past two years, they have operated their father’s legacy as their own. Both Burnside and Goins have more than 15 years combined experience from working with their father.
In 2016, the siblings received an award for top sales in their region.

On March 14, the president of West Window Company presented Burnside and Goins with an award for the top sales in the West Window company.

Some of the recent jobs Burnside and Goins have completed in the last 24 months include one of the Albemarle fire departments, the Waddell Center and Cumberland County Schools.

LSC President joins officers of NCHCFA

GREENSBORO — Lutheran Services Carolinas President and CEO Ted W. Goins Jr. was elected secretary/treasurer of the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association Board of Directors at the group’s annual convention and expo Jan. 30 in Greensboro.
The NCHCFA is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 380 licensed skilled nursing homes in North Carolina.
The 17-member board represents the diverse geographic regions of North Carolina and is responsible for establishing and monitoring NCHCFA policy.
Goins, who has served on the NCHCFA board for years, is the first leader of a nonprofit to be
elected as an NCHCFA officer.
“Long-term senior services is one of the most important components of a humane society,” Goins said. “It is an honor to serve the elders and this profession through active involvement in NCHCFA.”
As a CEO, Goins has an unusually deep understanding of senior services operations. While a student at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Goins worked part-time as a certified nursing assistant — a certification he maintains to this day by completing at least one shift per year in a Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) nursing home.
After graduating with a degree in political science, Goins got his nursing home administrator’s license and was employed for several years by a large for-profit operation before returning to serve Lutheran Services as a nursing home administrator.
Goins has often noted that this experience was invaluable to him in later years as he moved into the nonprofit sector and sought to balance business and ministry in an organization with an annual budget of nearly $140 million.
Goins lives in Salisbury with his wife, Cheryl.
Carolina Farm Credit Holds 18th Annual Ag Leadership Institute

STATESVILLE — Carolina Farm Credit recently hosted its 18th annual Agricultural Leadership Institute in Asheville.

The institute, held at Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, brought together and celebrated young, beginning and small farmers. It was created to equip these farmers to meet the challenges of modern agriculture and encourage the sharing of ideas and networking within the industry.

This year’s 23 participants were couples or individuals from farms across Carolina Farm Credit’s territory and were selected for their leadership and achievements.

The dynamic and interactive three-day seminar was led by Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech and professional speaker, and Dr. Alex White, financial advisor and Virginia Tech Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics.

Kohl’s topics were designed to help participants meet the daily challenges of modern agriculture while maintaining a balance between family business, family life and personal life.

White discussed the results of the DISC personality profiles that the attendees completed online prior to the event and offered suggestions on how to work and interact with different personalities.

Other speakers for the Institute included Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit; Dr. Ted Katsigianis, Vice President of Agriculture at the Biltmore Estate; Tom Haarmann, Manager of Financial Services with Carolina Farm Credit; and Dr. Michael Hester, Director of the Pastoral Counseling and Growth Center in Asheville.

The group enjoyed a reception and dinner at the Omni Grove Park Inn on Friday evening that was attended by several elected officials and Carolina Farm Credit Board members.

A bluegrass band from the Asheville area — including David Lee, Bryan Konsler, Randy Gardner, Jeff Darnell, George Roland and Bill Yarborough — provided entertainment at the reception. The group took a tour of the Biltmore House and learned about their farms on Saturday.

“We had a very diverse and extremely hard-working group this year,” said Vance C. Dalton Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit. “It was evident from their participation and interaction throughout the weekend that this group has a passion for agriculture and is committed to ensuring education remains an integral part of their future. Their dedication to learning renews my faith in the future of North Carolina Agriculture. Additionally, the relationships established within the group will hopefully provide opportunities to network with each other and collaborate to be more successful on their individual farms. At Carolina Farm Credit, we are committed to providing educational opportunities for young, beginning and small farmers that will ensure the future success of North Carolina Agriculture and allow us to stay connected with our customers.”

Attendees of the 2018 conference were Yuliya Burbel and Gina Sadiq (Mint Hill), Thad and Nichola Gaither (Olin), Kyle and Alison Gillispie (Asheboro), Jason and Amanda Gordon (Lexington), Aaron and Anne Grier (Leicester), Hugh and TJ Harris (Albemarle), Hannah Hendrix and Justin Atwood (Advance), Reida Hudson (Shelby), Tommy and Kaitlyn Johnson (Climax), Craig and Jessica Myers (Harmony), Adam and Lindsay Pressley (Hendersonville), Philip and Lindsey Sloop (Mount Ulla), Jason and Katharine Spradling (Banner Elk), Andrew and Carmen White (Shelby), and Robert and Deborah White (Graham).

A committee of Carolina Farm Credit employees also attended the conference as hosts, including Bruce Arrington (loan officer), Rob Crain (chief credit officer), Vance Dalton (chief executive officer), Bryan Drum (credit analyst), Scott Green (regional manager), Tom Haarmann (financial planning manager), Maggie Hamm (chief marketing officer), Miles Hamrick (loan officer), Wayne Higgins (HLD manager), Will Johnson (marketing specialist), Travis Kivett (loan officer), Scott Lee (loan officer), Kevin McGee (loan officer), Matt Mintmier (regional manager), Terry Motsinger (administrative assistant), Mitchel Pridmore (loan officer), Larry Pritchett (risk administrator), Sarah Rachels (chief human resources Officer), Lee Renegar (loan officer), Mark Robertson (loan officer), Jocelyn Roten (marketing coordinator), Jacob Sawyers (loan officer), Kimberly Shoemaker (executive assistant), Suzette Smith (loan officer), Scott Smith (loan officer), Dale Stevens (loan officer), Rebecca Tarlton (loan officer), James Taylor (senior relationship manager), Libby Watson (loan officer), and Vickie Young (loan officer).