Business roundup: Electrical retail, wholesale supply business opening on South Main Street

  • Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 12:55 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, March 3, 2013 1:18 a.m.
Toni Bolt
Toni Bolt

SALISBURY – An electrical retail business and wholesale outlet is under construction at 2301 S. Main St.

Yorkridge Properties, based in Orlando, Fla., plans to open the 5,990-square-foot facility this spring, assuming good weather. The business has yet to be named.


Synergy Resources in Concord is the general contractor.

Hoffman on top financial advisers list

Kim Hoffman, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Wilson since 1994, has been named to Barron’s magazine’s list of the “Top 1,000 Financial Advisers in the United States.” She ranked No. 23 among North Carolina’s top advisors.

She is married to Charles A Hoffman, who grew up in Salisbury, and the daughter-in-law of life-long resident and business owner Al Hoffman.

Caregiver Bolt honored for 10 years of service

 Toni Bolt, a local caregiving professional, has been recognized for 10 years of service with Comfort Keepers, a growing international franchise offering in-home care services for aging adults and others needing assistance.

 “Comfort Keepers is very fortunate to have Toni as a caregiver for our Salisbury office,” said Lori Eberly, owner of the Salisbury Comfort Keepers.  “Toni’s hard work, tenacity, and commitment to her clients truly deserve to be recognized and applauded.  Toni is our first caregiver to reach the 10 year milestone and she is a true inspiration for dedication and care to all Comfort Keepers employees and caregivers.”

Comfort Keepers opened in Salisbury in 2001 and provides in-home care and skilled nursing for seniors and disabled adults. The agency employs 225 caregivers, CNA’s, and RN’s and currently provides care for over 300 clients. For more information, visit www.comfortkeepers.com. or call 704-630-0370.

Southern States poultry app

Southern States Cooperative has released Poultry Pal, its first mobile application. It is designed to help small-flock producers manage their layers, broilers, turkeys and other types of poultry.

While commercial software is available for large poultry operations, this is one of the first mobile applications designed specifically for small farmers and hobbyists. Compatible with both iPhone and Android devices, Poultry Pal allows backyard breeders to track their birds; store information like hatch dates, health notes, photos and more; upload and share flock photos with others; find articles on raising and caring for poultry; connect with blogs and other poultry-related posts on the Internet; and create shopping lists for supplies to maintain their flocks.

Poultry Pal is available for free download at www.southernstates.com/apps .

Bayada hosts community can drive

Bayada Home Health Care is hosting a community can drive to support Big Elm Ministries’ effort to assist the people of Rowan County.

Non-perishable food drop-offs will be accepted at 130 North Arlington St., The Loflin Center, Suite A, Salisbury, through Friday, March 15.

Donations will be delivered to Big Elm in Kannapolis.

Call 704-797-8000 for more information.

National Hire a Veteran Day is March 20

The AMVETS Veterans Center at Pfeiffer University is promoting March 20 as National Hire a Veteran Day with a virtual career fair from 1-4 p.m.

You can meet live with employers from around the World at www.vetcareerfair.com.

The AMVETS center at Pfeiffer is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stokes Student Center.

Women in Leadership Forum

The Salisbury branch of the American Association of University Women and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will host “Rowan Women in Leadership Forum & Networking Event” on Thursday, March 14, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A panel of prominent female community leaders from government, nonprofit and business sectors will speak on the most significant event in their professional lives and provide a range of information about building success as a professional woman.

Speakers include Maggie Blackwell (government and community sectors, City Council member), Carol Spalding (education sector, RCCC president), Kyna Foster (nonprofit sector, Rowan Helping Ministries), Starling Johnson (business sector, Johnson Concrete), Maia Smith (business sector, Maia’s Fashions), Carol Hallman (pastor First United Church of Christ).

Those who attend can ask questions and speak with panelists individually. Light refreshments will be provided by AAUW Salisbury.

The forum is free and open to the public.

It will be at RCCC’s North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, 200 Building, Room 251 A&B.

For more information, contact Holly Czuba at holly.czuba@gmail.com or 919-923-6416.

Bojangles’ muscular dystrophy fundraiser

Bojangles’ is supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association through its Shamrocks Against Dystrophy fundraiser.

Customers can purchase a green shamrock for $1 or gold shamrock for $5 through Sunday, March 17. 

Money raised will help children attend MDA Summer Camp. 

The cost of sending one child to MDA Summer Camp for a week is $800, and MDA depends on corporate supporters to raise funds.  Last year, Bojangles’ raised a new Shamrocks record of over $423,000, sending more than 530 children to MDA Summer Camps.

Visit www.bojangles.com or www.mdausa.org for more information. 

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