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June 16, 2021

Business Roundup: Caldwell named to Women in Business list

CHARLOTTE — Dari Caldwell, president of Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, as been named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Women in Business list. Caldwell joins 24 other women from around the region who are on the list. A reception honoring the women will be held Monday at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel.

Caldwell came to Rowan Medical Center in 2010. “Under her watch, the hospital has implemented initiatives to expand access to care, boosted clinical quality and innovated patient care,” The Business Journal said.

Kinzey to be adviser for College of Charleston

Ruth Kinzey, president of The Kinzey Company, was named an executive adviser to the College of Charleston’s Communication Advisory Council. Kinzey served six years on the council prior to this appointment.

Kinzey’s career spans more than 35 years in the corporate and consulting communication arenas. She owns a reputation management firm, The Kinzey Company, which is headquartered in Salisbury. She is a published author and a professional speaker. Kinzey teaches for Rutgers University in its online communications master’s degree program. She also is on the global editorial board for CW (Communication World) magazine and is a guest blogger on subjects of sustainability and corporate social responsibility for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center.

Dr. Beth Goodier, associate professor and chair of the Communication Department at the College of Charleston, said “Ruth has been an invaluable member of our Council. From her classroom visits to the mentoring of our students, she always gives 100 percent to the work that we do. Her contributions to Council deliberations are thoughtful, creative and on point”

Belk hosting jewelry designer

Effy jewelry will have a trunk show at Belk in Wallace Commons Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Discounts for Effy are 50 percent off show price, plus 20 percent off for customers who make a reservation/or mention the flyer when they come into the store. Call 704-636-5241 ext. 281 for reservation appointment.

Senior Safari is Friday

KANNAPOLIS — Transitional Health Services of Kannapolis is hosting a Senior Safari Expedition on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Co-sponsors are Morningside Assisted Living, Kindred Healthcare and Gentiva Home Health. This event is planned for seniors and their families. Door prizes, petting zoo, live music and a free lunch will be provided. Reservations are required. RSVP to Susan Wear at Gentiva Home Health 704-433-7587.

Legal Aid Society seminar

KANNAPOLIS — Comfort Keepers and Whitley’s Funeral Home will hold a Caring Connections seminar Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Whitley’s Annex Chapel at 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd.

Shazia Keller, attorney with the N.C. Legal Aid Society, along with other professionals in the area, to discuss concerns people may have on elder abuse, senior fraud and various aspects of assistance available through the Legal Aid Society.

Lunch will be served.

Real estate group will talk strategy

The Rowan Real Estate Investors and Associates will meet on Tuesday and the topic will be “Investor Marketing and Strategies.”

The group will meet at Ryan’s Steakhouse on Jake Alexander Boulevard near Interstate 85. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., but feel free to come early and enjoy dinner with other investors.

The purpose of the group is to provide information regarding real estate investing in Rowan County by meeting regularly and exchanging ideas regarding how to buy, sell, rent and rehab properties. At times, a speaker will present information that will be valuable to investors as well as homeowners or even prospective homeowners.

Call 704-762-1117 for more information.

Fowler joins Fidelity Bank

FUQUAY-VARINA — Fidelity Bank has announced Lynn Fowler has joined its team as vice president and business solutions officer.

In her position, Fowler will be responsible for analyzing the need of Fidelity’s business customers and providing cash management solutions to create efficiencies and simplicity in their daily operations. Lynn will be responsible for the Fidelity Bank’s central and western territories that includes Alamance, Cumberland, Montgomery, Iredell, Moore, Forsyth, Lee, Randolph, Davidson, Rockingham, Cleveland, Guilford, Caswell, Richmond, Hoke, Chatham, Rowan and Gaston counties. She will also be responsible for Franklin and Henry counties in Virginia. Her office will be located at the Fidelity Bank branch at 1035 Randolph Street, Thomasville.

Fowler has 34 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Fidelity Bank, she worked at NewBridge Bank as senior vice president in treasury services. She has also held IT and operations management positions at NewBridge Bank.

She attended Walters State Community with a concentration in English and is a member of North Carolina Treasury Management Association. Lynn and her husband, Chris, reside in Lexington and have a son, Travis.

Brady selected by Thrivent

Eric Brady of Salisbury, a Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial, qualified to attend the Summit Circle conference by providing outstanding financial guidance, solutions and service to members of the organization in 2014. Only 232 of Thrivent Financial’s 2,300 financial representatives qualified for this honor.

Brady is with Thrivent Financial’s Eastern Regional Financial Office, serving members in Salisbury and surrounding communities.

Brady was recognized by his peers from across the country at Thrivent Financial’s annual conference in Boston. He has been with Thrivent Financial for 24 years. He has been recognized for his performance 19 times.

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