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Business briefs — Sept. 30

Rowan Chamber launches website

The Rowan Chamber of Commerce has a new website, www.rowanchamber.com.

The website was designed to be more user- and mobile-friendly, feature chamber members and serve as a resource for Rowan County.

“The Rowan Chamber is pleased to unveil our newly redesigned website,” said Janet Spriggs, chairwoman of the chamber board. “The chamber’s website is an excellent resource for our members and the community at large with enhanced business listings and a new mobile-friendly format.”

The website has six sections: Member Directory, Chamber Information, Member Information, Visitors/Newcomers, What’s New? and Events.

The website will allow chamber members to access the member information center and post job openings, member deals and a 500-character description. Chairman, Trustee and Advisor tiered benefits members will have a web package that provides the ability to upload photos, videos, banner ads and a 1,600-character description.

For more information, contact member services director Mary Scott Norris at msnorris@rowanchamber.com or call 704-633-4221.

Food Lion to begin to-go pickup service at several greater Charlotte area stores

Food Lion will launch its “Food Lion To-Go” grocery pickup service Monday at several Charlotte area locations.

The stores include:

• 547 Winecoff School Road, Concord.

• 5233 S.C. 557, Clover, S.C.

• 7868 Idlewild Road, Indian Trail.

• 7230 N.C. 49 North, Mount Pleasant.

• 1720 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C.

Each location will host a ribbon cutting at 8:45 a.m. Monday. The first pickup will be free for shoppers.

“We are so excited to bring this option to more stores in the greater Charlotte area,” said Deborah Sabo, senior vice president of marketing at Food Lion. “This new service gives our area customers another way to make their shopping experience easier as we continue our long-standing heritage of low prices and affordability.”

With the grocery pick-up, customers will be able to shop without entering the store and schedule a pickup time. Food Lion To-Go will be available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/togo.

Carolina Small Business to offer Hurricane Florence recovery loans

Carolina Small Business Development Fund has a new loan program for small businesses in eastern North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence.

The loans will offer as much as $25,000 for operations and repairing or replacing equipment and inventory. The loan will carry no interest and require no payments for the first six months.

“We know how to help Main Street entrepreneurs find a road forward,” said Lenwood V. Long, president and CEO of Carolina Small Business. “In our initial phase, we are positioned to deploy as much as $1.5 million to the region to stabilize local economies and protect jobs.”

JPMorgan Chase committed $125,000 to the recovery effort.

“We know that many businesses face a long road to recovery and we want to help them get back on their feet as quickly as possible,” said Brent Gore, Carolinas Region manager for Chase Middle Market Banking.

Business owners can apply for the loan at www.carolinasmallbusiness.org/florence or call 919-803-1437. The deadline is Oct. 31.

The Faded Farmhouse opens in Mooresville

MOORESVILLE — Bethany Davidson Hanby, a Salisbury native, has opened The Faded Farmhouse (NC), a home decor retail store, at 162-B North Broad St.

The store, which opened Sept. 24, features “hand-selected decor and quality furnishings, unique gifts, clothing and accessories, all with a bit of southern charm,” said Hanby, owner and operator.

Hanby is a 2007 graduate of Salisbury High School and a 2011 graduate of Catawba College. She was formerly a staff member of The Forum of Salisbury and at Prairie Life Fitness in Franklin, Tenn.

Hanby, who lived in Tennessee in 2013-2016, entered into a licensing agreement with The Faded Farmhouse of Columbia, Tenn., in August.

“Our store is the perfect place for all your home decor needs or for the perfect gift for someone special,” said Hanby.

The Faded Farmhouse in Mooresville is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, see www.facebook.com/thefadedfarmhousenc/ and on Instagram: @thefadedfarmhousenc

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