Business Roundup: Chalkline Barber Shop opens in Spencer
SPENCER ó The Chalkline Barber Shop has opened in Spencer with master barbers Dwon and Larry Chalk.
Dwon Chalk owns the shop, and his uncle, Larry, serves as manager.
“Dreams do come true,” Dwon said of his first business.
The shop is located at 618-A N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, next to The Business Connection.
Shop hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
Dwon Chalk is a graduate of North Triad Barber School in Winston-Salem. Larry Chalk graduated from Winston-Salem Barber College.
Combined, the Chalks have many years of barbering experience, including stints at White’s Barber Shop in Salisbury.
The Chalkline Barber Shop opened June 5.
A grand opening celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m. June 20 at the shop. It will include free hot dogs, soda and chips.
Bayada Nurses open house June 18
Bayada Nurses will host an “Open House/Welcome Home” celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, to welcome the community, clients and prospective employees to its newly renovated office at 130 Arlington St., Salisbury.
The event, featuring up to $500 in giveaways, starts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and features music and family fun activities with refreshments provided by the Red Lobster of Concord.
“Bayada Nurses only hires caregivers who share in our commitment to deliver care with compassion, excellence, and reliability ó our core values,” said Client Services Manager Megan O’Shields. “Our industry is growing at a rate of 10 to 15 percent a year, and we have many rewarding opportunities throughout Cabarrus, Montgomery, Rowan and Stanly counties.”
Bayada Nurses provides in-home medical and non-medical support for adults and children experiencing a wide variety of conditions or recovering from surgical procedures.
Services range from assessment and teaching visits to 24-hour high-tech nursing care, featuring collaboration with families and physicians to develop and implement individualized plans of care.
“More and more caregivers are discovering the advantages of home care with Bayada,” said Director Ali Genthner. “We offer a lot of independence with flexible schedules, career advancement opportunities, and exceptional clinical support.”
For more information about the Bayada Nurses open house or services, call 704-797-2993, or visit the Web site at www.bayada.com.
Food Lion earns Better Health honors
Food Lion has earned Produce for Better Health Foundation’s (PBH) Supermarket Retail Role Model honors for its support of the “Fruits & Veggies ó More Matters” national public health initiative.
The company was formally recognized for this honor during the foundation’s annual board of trustees meeting April 3.
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, was one of only four grocery chains recognized nationwide, and the only chain with headquarters in the Southeast.
“Throughout 2008, Food Lion exhibited a true commitment of support to Fruits and Veggies ó More Matters and to distributing the message that everyone should be eating more fruits and vegetables for their better health,” said Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, president and chief executive officer of PBH, the nonprofit entity behind the program.
“We’re extremely proud and appreciative of the efforts contributed by Food Lion to spread the word that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is important to good nutrition.”
PBH selected Food Lion from the more than 60 licensed PBH retail member companies because of its efforts and commitment to promote the Fruits & Veggies ó More Matters brand and increase the fruit and vegetable consumption of their customers.
“Participating in the PBH Fruits & Veggies ó More Matters initiative is important to Food Lion,” said Gaines Chamberlain, Food Lion’s produce merchandising manager. “Food Lion wants to provide healthy and nutritious meal solutions for our customers.
“Our focus on health and wellness, for example, includes providing more nutritional educational materials and offering our Guiding Stars in-store nutritional navigation system, which is a simple and convenient way our customers can make nutritional product selections. We’re honored PBH has recognized us for our efforts.”
Food Lion strengthened its marketing efforts to better promote healthy eating of fruits and vegetables and, for example, included the PBH information on its Web site’s Kid’s Section.
“Food Lion has taken great strides to revamp our program to provide our customers with a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to meet the ever-growing need for more nutritional offerings,” said Jim Corby, Food Lion’s vice president of produce merchandising.
“Food Lion offers customers many ideas for easy-to-fix, inexpensive, meal solutions that incorporate plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables in weekly ad circulars, on the web site at www.foodlion.com and in the store.”
The Fruits & Veggies ó More Matters Web site is www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.
The Web site also features a new Video Center that outlines proper storage methods and demonstrates healthy, fast recipe preparation step by step. It offers other fun and useful tidbits of produce information and makes adding more fruits and vegetables to meals and snacks easy and delicious.