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Sept. 23 Business briefs

Dollar Tree to close headquarters in Matthews

Dollar Tree announced it would be consolidate its store support centers in Matthews, N.C, and Chesapeake, Va. to its new office tower in the Summit Pointe development in Chesapeake.

“Leadership from both banners has continued to work together to integrate our two organizations and invest in future growth,” Gary Philbin, Dollar Tree’s chief executive officer, said “By bringing our teams together into one location, we will further improve our ability to support our stores more effectively through enhanced collaboration, communication and teamwork. The completion of our expanded headquarters in Virginia will facilitate the most important phase of the integration and we are excited about the opportunities ahead for the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar banners.”

Dollar Tree has told employees and expects the consolidation to be completed by fall of next year.

The headquarters in Matthews will be closed during the consolidation, but the distribution center will remain open.

They have offered to relocate about 700 associates.

“Our new 12-story, 510,000-square-foot office tower represents the anchor of a dynamic campus environment serving the needs of our associates,” Bob Sasser, Dollar Tree’s executive chairman, said. “We are eager to welcome all associates relocating to the Chesapeake area to participate in, and benefit from, the company’s next phase of growth.”

Rowan Chamber encourages community to buy local

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to buy locally, especially after the storms that impacted the business community last weekend.

Rowan Chamber president Elaine Spalding stressed the how important local businesses are to the Rowan County economy with 63 cents out of every dollar spent staying in the community and going to jobs and investments into education, municipal services, art programs, parks and playgrounds.

To learn more about how to support local businesses, contact the Rowan Chamber at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com.

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