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Biz briefs — Nov. 11

Salisbury attorney recognized for client satisfaction

The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has accepted Ryan Stowe as one of its 10 best criminal law attorneys for client satisfaction in North Carolina for 2018.

Stowe, the principal attorney at Polaris Law Firm, was rated on his relationships and reputation among his clients.

The institute puts emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of criminal law without sacrificing the service and support they provide clients. 

Attorneys are selected by nomination, research and evaluation by the institute.

Chamber president continues on board of Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Elaine Spalding, president of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, will continue on the board of directors of the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Spalding, a former president of the association, will serve as immediate past president on the 2019 executive committee.

Dean Faile of the Lancaster County, South Carolina, chamber is the new president.

The association is a professional development organization for chamber of commerce executives and staff members in North Carolina and South Carolina. It equips chamber professionals with leadership skills and tools to build their chambers.

Business After Hours is Monday

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce members can network with fellow members Monday for this month’s Business After Hours mixer.

It will be held at Trellis Supportive Care Rowan at 301 S. Main St., Suite 105.

Members are encouraged to bring business cards to exchange and to enter door prize drawings.

The mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.

To make a reservation, email the chamber at info@rowanchamber.com.

Pool Scouts to franchise in Salisbury, greater Charlotte area

Based in Virginia Beach, Pool Scouts is looking to the greater Charlotte area to expand.

President Michael Wagner said the company is searching for someone to head the franchise in the area. Anyone interested in becoming a franchisee can participate in webinars and meet representatives of Pool Scouts at its Virginia Beach office.

“We don’t want to find someone that isn’t super-excited,” Wagner said.

Wagner said the perks of being a franchisee include a “work for yourself, not by yourself” attitude, working from home and building the business year by year.

Pool Scouts provides services to residential pool owners, including assisting with opening and closing pools for the season.

For more information, visit www.poolscoutsfranchise.com

Sheetz to offer freebies for veterans

Sheetz will offer a free meal and free carwash to veterans and active-duty military personnel today in honor of Veterans Day.

Sheets is offering 6-inch turkey subs and a fountain drink at its locations. A military ID or proof of service is required.



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