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Loan program for women, minority entrepreneurs expected to launch in spring

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For local women and minorities struggling to borrow funds to kickstart a small business, an additional resource is on ... Read more

1 day ago by Natalie Anderson.

Circle of ceramics: former Pottery 101 employee now selling her own work in gallery

SALISBURY — Standing in the gallery of Pottery 101, Rachel Gunsch felt like a professional for the first time. It was far from the first ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Application process now open for grant program to help small downtown businesses

SALISBURY — Applications are now being accepted for the “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program. Main Street America has teamed up with Brother International to ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

CEO of Economic Partnership details state’s economic development future with Rowan Chamber

SALISBURY — When the reality of the pandemic set in about 10 months ago, Chris Chung was worried about what it would mean for the ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

From a home office to a global company, Integro Technologies celebrates 20th anniversary

SALISBURY — From a one-man operation in Tom Campion’s home in Pennsylvania to a nationally recognized company anchored in downtown Salisbury, Integro Technologies has grown ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

‘It pays for itself:’ Study shows economic impact of Mid-Carolina Regional Airport

SALISBURY — The Mid-Carolina Regional Airport may not be the biggest airport in the state or in the top tier, but a recent report shows ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Chamber prepares for January Power in Partnership program

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning will host its January Power in Partnership program. The virtual event will start at ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Complaints to BBB up 36% in 2020

CHARLOTTE — Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont and Western North Carolina released its 2020 annual report this past week, detailing consumer activity related to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Paycheck Protection Program opens for community banks, larger lenders next week

SALISBURY — After opening earlier this week for financial institutions dedicated to underserved and minority small businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program application portal will be ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Revamped Paycheck Protection Program opens for first-time borrowers and some lenders

SALISBURY — Aid is on the way for businesses who are still dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Paycheck Protection Program ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis honored for communications work regarding downtown revitalization project

KANNAPOLIS — The North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers has awarded the City of Kannapolis first place for its work in the branding and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Theresa Pitner realizes dream of opening dog training center in downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY — Theresa Pitner watched patiently as Hayley Morgan walked her 11-month old Australian Shepherd around the room. Pitner, clearly in her element, offered helpful ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Aid for the Arts: Local venues, cultural organizations could benefit from Save Our Stages

SALISBURY — To say that Ed Norvell appreciates the arts is an understatement. Not only is Norvell a former board member of the Piedmont Players ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Apartments planned for second, third floors of Bell Block Building, but Thread Shed remains

SALISBURY — As Dave Loflin recorded his commentary for his portion of last year’s virtual October Tour, he wasn’t shy about sprinkling in a few ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Three Rivers Land Trust conserves 200 across two counties

Three Rivers Land Trust announced the conservation of a 147-acre property located in Davie County. The landowner, Grover McNair, placed a permanent conservation easement on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Working from home prompts some to make office upgrades, forces others to adjust

SALISBURY — Even though Glenn Dixon worked from home before COVID-19 forced many employees to clock in from their houses, the improvised office he’d set ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

‘We thought it was a blessing:’ local businesses thankful for grant program

SALISBURY — When Ricky Smith learned karate in the early 1970s, he was taught how to roll with the punches. The ability to react and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan awards grants to local businesses; checks may be picked up today

SALISBURY — Just a few days before the new year, some local businesses will be getting a belated Christmas present. Businesses that were awarded funding ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Chamber to host CEO of NC Economic Development at January Power in Partnership

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host Chris Chung, chief executive officer of North Carolina Economic Development, as its January Power in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

At the Salisbury Emporium, there’s always something new on the shelf

SALISBURY — Mickey and Betty Black have owned the Salisbury Emporium for almost 20 years, but almost every time they walk through the store, they ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Cooper’s mixed drink executive order receives mixed reaction from locals

SALISBURY — In an effort to give restaurants and bars a boost while ensuring public health safety, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week that mixed ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

‘She always brought a smile:’ Dickert leaves behind positive legacy at Rowan EDC

SALISBURY — Most kids relish the long days of summer when they’re out of school and can spend every minute of free time playing. During ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

COVID-19 relief package could be a ‘bridge’ for some local businesses, others might be left behind

SALISBURY — After months of negotiations, Congress on Monday came up with a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill that could provide direct payments to people ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Biz Roundup: Chamber announces new leadership for 2021, updates plans for gala

SALISBURY — With the end of 2020 just a few weeks away, the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce has named its chair of the board and ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Moving Forward: Economic Development Commission’s new initiative already leading to progress

SALISBURY — Just a few months after the Rowan Economic Development Commission launched the Forward Rowan campaign, the initiative is already making an impact. “We’re ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Cookies and cakes: Dewey’s Bakery Holiday Store helps nonprofit raise money, spread Christmas joy

SALISBURY — When Sharon Frankenfield is craving the buttery flavor of a Moravian sugar cake made by Dewey’s Bakery, she doesn’t need a GPS to ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Custom T-shirt shop owners seek to inspire others through creativity

EAST SPENCER — The first time that LaChelle Hines attempted to create a custom-made T-shirt was almost her last. LaChelle’s husband, Steven Hines, is a ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Through humor and song, Patrick Henry delivers message about connection at Power in Partnership event

SALISBURY — In a typical year, Patrick Henry speaks over 60 times to live audiences at conferences and company events around the country. But since 2020 ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

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