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from the publisher


Welcome to the July issue.


There’s not much I can say about July Fourth that hasn’t already been said. It is certainly one of our most important holidays as this nation celebrates the anniversary of our independence. This independence came with great sacrifice and struggle as our forefathers endured numerous

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hardships in those early days, yet built the foundation for a democracy that has lasted for over two centuries. July is typically our hottest month of the year with temperatures climbing into the 90s on most days. If you’re going to be outdoors either working or playing in this heat, remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, wear loose fitting clothing, take frequent breaks, and wear sun

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go inside where there is air conditioning to cool off for a few minutes every couple of hours. Until next month, happy July Fourth to all, and thank you for reading the July issue of Iredell Living Magazine!

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Happy July! By Kathy Wheeler

July is filled with loads of summer fun, beginning with the Fourth of July festivities and fireworks. Most will gather with friends and family for cookouts, music, and end the day viewing a spectacular show of fireworks. With all the beautiful lakes in our area, I can say from experience that being on a boat watching the sky light up, while reflecting on the water, is absolutely beautiful! A trip to the many scenic lookouts on the Blue Ridge Parkway can offer a different viewpoint of fireworks in the cities below and is just as amazing! In Iredell County, you can view fireworks in July at the following places: MOORESVILLE Lowes YMCA, 170 Joe Knox Avenue Monday, July 3 • 4PM to 10PM Kids Games • Inflatables • Live Entertainment • Vendors • Food Trucks • Fireworks STATESVILLE Monday, July 3 • Presented by City of Statesville Recreation and Parks Department • Signal Hill Bike Trail • 310 Signal Hill Drive (Signal Hill Mall area) • Fireworks at 9:30PM TROUTMAN Saturday, July 1 • Independence Day Parade begins at 11AM at the Iredell County Fairgrounds and ends at the American Legion Hall • Fireworks held at the Iredell County Fairgrounds at 9:30PM July is the most popular month for vacations. Having traveled throughout most 8


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of the United States and a few countries, I can truthfully say that North Carolina is one of the most beautiful locations. North Carolinians don’t have to leave the state to find a wonderful vacation spot. Any location near water, or that offers relief from the heat, seems to be a huge attraction. It’s a busy time for tourism in the cooler mountain regions with many hiking trails, streams, and waterfalls. There are 59 lakes in our state that are perfect for boating, water skiing, and fishing, and just a short drive to the coast will land you an ocean breeze and sand between your toes. Take some time this

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month to visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife that our state offers. As we celebrate the birth of our nation this month, let us not forget those who have fought for our independence and those who have given their lives to preserve our rights and protect our freedom. It is our responsibility to teach the generations who follow that it is a true privilege to live in the United States of America and to respect and honor those who serve to keep us safe. We at Iredell Living Magazine wish everyone a happy and safe July!

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Urgent Care With A Personal Touch By Kristie Darling | Photos by Shane Greene Photography

Urgent care is a specialty area of medicine that meets an important need in any community: to provide a wide variety of short-term treatment services, typically by physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners trained in family medicine or emergency medicine. Piedmont Healthcare’s Express Care in Mooresville is there for you when you need them, with convenient hours and quality, compassionate care. 12


Maybe you’re worried that you broke your ankle after a Sunday afternoon tag team game, or your toddler is sent home from daycare with a bad earache. We understand that life happens all the time, not just Monday through Friday from nine to five. If you feel you can’t wait to be seen by your primary care physician for symptoms that concern you, but don’t think it’s serious enough for an emergency room visit, let the providers and staff at Express Care take care of you and get you on your way. Piedmont HealthCare’s Express Care is an affordable and convenient option, no appointments necessary! AFFORDABLE CARE WHEN YOU NEED IT “It’s very important to us that we provide our patients with continuity of care and exceptional customer service,” says Jeff Taylor, director of operations at Piedmont HealthCare. “We know from multiple studies that much of the care provided by a hospital emergency room can be, and perhaps should be, managed in an urgent care facility. We see ourselves as a place between the primary care doctor’s office and the emergency room in a cost effective, easily accessible, and more efficient manner. We want people to get the care they need when they need it.” Express Care treats patients whether or not they have a primary care physician, and they work with most health insurance programs, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. A prompt-pay discount is offered for self-paying patients. CONTINUITY OF CARE Express Care, and its partner clinic, Statesville Urgent Care, are a good point of entry into a more comprehensive health care system. And, if you already see a Piedmont HealthCare provider, your medical records are available to the staff in each urgent care office, and your provider will have access to them to ensure continuity of care. Express Care also offers

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many ancillary services on-site, including x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, EKGs and laboratory services. Of course, when a patient comes into Express Care who really should be seen in an emergency room, the staff will make sure that patient is stabilized and transferred to the hospital immediately. Referrals to specialists or primary care physicians are often made to ensure the patient gets the specific care and follow-ups they need for continued good health. CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS Jeffrey Smith is the chief executive officer of Piedmont HealthCare. As in any complex system that provides a critical service to the community, his role is to make sure it all works. “What’s important to me is that when we see opportunities or challenges, we assess those and find solutions. That’s what we did at Express Care. The Patient Advisory Committee at Piedmont HealthCare, a group of patients who meet on a regular basis with our leadership and offers suggestions and provides feedback about their experiences, played a valuable role in bringing to our attention that the wait times at Express Care were excessive and that the building could use some updating. We listened, and as a result, we have hired additional experienced staff, and today more patients are being cared for with much shorter wait times. The building has also been remodeled in several areas, with a wellness entrance added so that sick patients are separated from well patients in the waiting area. Patients are better served and outcomes are improved.”

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• Providers perform minor emergency procedures on site • In addition to sick visits, PHC Express Care offers sports physicals, DOT and work physicals. • PHC Express Care’s friendly, caring staff members are ready to provide excellent service for you and your family. 14


PROVIDERS WHO CARE Dr. Robert Kimball serves as the medical director of Piedmont HealthCare’s urgent care program. “Like all of Piedmont HealthCare’s practices, our focus is working as an efficient, professional medical team to provide timely care for whoever needs it,” Dr. Kimball said. “We have the advantage of support from our entire Piedmont HealthCare medical team. Our providers can call on any of our specialists to consult on treatment planning. All of Piedmont HealthCare’s patients’ records are available to us electronically, so we are up-to-date and informed of their histories and medications. This system is linked to Iredell Memorial’s medical records, as well. The patients who come to Express Care need timely assessment and treatment for conditions that might not be life threatening, but still require immediate care. Our providers and support staff have extensive training and experience in emergency and family medicine—they can see anyone who walks in the doors.”

Providers at Express Care in Mooresville are Family Nurse Practitioner Lana Simmons, who has been with Piedmont HealthCare working in primary care and urgent care since 2007, Physician Assistant Richell Foy, who has worked in emergency medicine for 16 years and joined Express Care a year ago, and Family Nurse Practitioner Heather Davis, who worked as an emergency department RN for eight years and has two years’ experience as a family nurse practitioner before joining Piedmont HealthCare. Valerie Thomas is the office manager of Express Care in Mooresville. In Statesville, full-time providers are Dr. Robert Kimball, Paul Leonard, PA-C, and Carol LaTorre, ANP-C. Each urgent care location has on-site lab and radiology services and is open seven days a week with extended hours each day. OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE ~ SAFETY FIRST Both Express Care in Mooresville and Urgent Care in Statesville provide local employers with a range of services for their employees, including treatment of injuries at work, employment and DOT physicals, return to work exams, health screenings, workers’ compensation care, and drug and alcohol testing. Sports physicals and school immunizations are also offered. “Providing these services at a convenient location and after work hours is very helpful to the employers in our community,” Jeff Taylor said. “Our providers can also work with patients who require occupational therapy assistance, travel medicine and vaccines, osteoporosis treatments, and intravenous fluids. And, you can get your flu shots here!” PIEDMONT HEALTHCARE I’m sure you’ve noticed that Piedmont HealthCare is a generous community partner, sponsoring many events that enhance our quality of life, like Relay for Life, March of Dimes, and Statesville’s Friday after Five, to name a few. But you might not know that Piedmont HealthCare is one of the largest multi-specialty groups in North Carolina and the Southeast region. There are more than 50 convenient locations and nearly 200 providers in Piedmont HealthCare’s medical network ensuring the latest in medical advances, state of the art technology, and compassionate health care. PHC’s physicians and medical providers work together across all specialties and provide quality, compassionate, individualized care—from your family physician, to your dermatologist, your cardiologist, and all specialists you might need as a partner in your good health and your family’s wellbeing.

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It is hard to believe now while you sit in traffic on highway 12 to get through Duck, that until the mid 1900s this road was just a sandy path and this region was undiscovered by tourists. The only visitors were fisherman and hunters and the few residents who lived here year round. The narrow but scenic 142 mile highway running from north to south connecting one quaint old world charm village to the next still exists, but now with modern structures and conveniences mixed in on a paved road. There are still an abundance of light houses to climb, history to relive, and unspoiled beaches to explore. Corolla is located on the northern end of the outer banks. In 1895 it was given the name which refers to the petals of a flower. It is known for the Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the 12,000 acre sanctuary. Nestled between the ocean and the Currituck sound, the land was developed on Indian hunting grounds. Early settlers fished, hunted 16


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and salvaged what they could from shipwrecks. It is a picture perfect little village, but the Currituck light house and the wild horse tours are the main draw to Corolla. Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk are the most populous towns of the outer banks, and Kitty Hawk is the site of the first aircraft flight. Jockey’s Ridge is the east coast’s highest sand dune and provides a fantastic view of the Atlantic ocean. In the late 1800s, the Wright brothers searched and finally found a location that met their criteria for winds, wide open space, and sandy dunes in a non-populated area. That location happened to be on the outer banks of North Carolina. After four years of researching, experimenting and struggling, the brothers realized their dream on December 17, 1903. Now the public can view the spot where history was made 114 years ago. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, built in 1870, is one of the most recognizable in

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the world. Its light beam spans 20 miles out into the Atlantic and it is the tallest brick lighthouse in North America at 208 feet and 257 steps. In 1999 it was moved one-half mile inland to protect it from the encroaching Atlantic Ocean; the move took 23 days and was the tallest structure ever to be moved. Ocracoke is accessible only by ferry, plane or boat, but very much worth the trouble. This perfect little island is just a little more than a square mile but has 16 miles of undeveloped beach. Cottages dating back to the 1800s are scattered beneath live oaks mixed in with unique shops and restaurants. It is a step back in history. If it is reeling in the big one, kite surfing, or breathing in a little history, the outer banks of North Carolina has so much to offer for every family member. Take a week, or take two, to enjoy all there is to do there.

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edge of treating venous disease,” Dr. Thompson said. “Mechanical vein ablation is the latest vein procedure we offer. It treats the varicose veins with a small rotating ball on the end of a battery powered catheter. The catheter goes inside the vein and causes an inflammatory response inside the vein to stop the blood flow.” This procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes and requires no anesthesia. Patients walk into the office and walk out and most are very happy with their outcome. While the procedure is very effective, Dr. Thompson says the results are not immediate. “Once we treat the vein, we continue to work with patients over a two to three-month period to watch the vein gradually improve,” Dr. Thompson said.

The physician and professional staff at The Center for Advanced Vein Care offer a wide variety of safe and effective treatments for varicose and spider veins. They are one of the area’s leading experts in diagnosing and treating unappealing and uncomfortable veins.

Varicose vein procedures are typically covered by Medicare and most third party insurance carriers. Most other procedures, such as spider vein treatments, are not covered by insurance.

With the main focus on veins, Dr. Aaron Thompson and his staff also offer Botox, dermal fillers, and medical weight loss solutions. Dr. Thompson is a general surgeon who has been practicing in Hickory since 1994. He has seen the treatments for venous issues greatly improve over the last few years. “We are on the cutting

Dr. Thompson also treats unsightly, embarrassing veins on the hands. “We can do cosmetic hand injections for women who have large veins on the outer part of their hand,” Dr. Thompson said. “A lot of women think their hands look older with large bulging veins. The injections



“We strive to be the best we can be for each individual patient,” Dr. Thompson said. “We have the best reputation and treat a lot of veins in this area as well as in Morganton, treating over 6,000 legs to date. We are the only vein clinic in the Unifour area dedicated to the treatment of venous disorders of the arms, hands, and legs.”

give them a younger appearance of the skin. We may also follow up the injections with some dermal fillers in the hand to make the skin more taut.” A variety of fillers are available with several different options. Some are semipermanent, lasting up to 18 months,

while others are less permanent, lasting six months or less. The filler is injected into certain parts of the body, mainly the face and around the lips. For the most part wrinkles in certain areas can be handled with a dermal filler that makes the skin in the area of the wrinkles become fuller, therefore diminishing the appearance of the wrinkle.

Last year Dr. Thompson moved to a new office location off Tate Boulevard in Eastway Plaza.

Dr. Thompson is starting to offer medical weight loss products such as protein shakes and protein bars. He plans to add more to the weight loss offerings in the near future.

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Is your business aptly marketing to the latest generation of consumers? According to Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research, “The Millennial generation is the largest in US history, and as they reach their prime working and spending years, their impact on the economy is going to be huge.” Although Millennials make up a large portion of today’s consumers, not every business correctly markets themselves to America’s latest generation of shoppers. In order to appeal to Millennials, it’s important to understand what makes them unique. Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research reported: “Millennials have come of age during a time of technological change, globalization, and economic disruption. That’s given them a different set of behaviors and experiences than their parents.” This tech savviness has presented a hardship for small businesses who feel like they have to compete with tech giants like eBay and Amazon. For instance, 57% of Millennials compare prices in store, according to AIMIA Inc.’s

“Born this Way: US Millennial Loyalty Survey.” To combat this, small businesses must offer a unique product that isn’t easily accessible online. Many retailers have turned to highlighting local craftspeople and artisans, a trend that helps both the community and the retailer. Unsurprisingly, it’s also important to have a strong social media presence. Facebook, Yelp, and Google reviews are an easy way to promote your business—and they’re free. I recently visited a salon that offered $5 off my next visit in exchange for a review. This is an innovative way to multiply the number and quality of reviews left for your business. It’s important to note that even if your business isn’t within the retail space, it’s still important to have a social media presence. Otherwise, Millennials may not trust the validity of your business. If someone were to leave a bad review about your business, it would be worthwhile to respond to it graciously, showing good character. Although reviews are important, studies have shown that Millennials also value

constant communication, and as they continue to gravitate more towards “disappearing media” like Snapchat and Instagram stories, it’s important that your business stay on trend in order to keep up with the targeted Millennial consumer. For instance, many stores, brands, and restaurants partner with local “style influencers” to have their business featured on their Instagram feeds. With shop-happy apps like LiketoKnowIt, the consumer can easily purchase items directly from an Instagram picture. It’s foolish not to utilize these free tools to promote your business. If you’re unfamiliar with how to best utilize these tools, hire a college intern. They’re likely to be familiar with your audience, and internships are currently trumping summer jobs in popularity. Since the Millennial generation is the largest in U.S. history, small businesses must speak their language to appeal to them, thinking in terms of “likes” and how best to translate them into profit. Source: our-thinking/pages/millennials/ IREDELL LIVING • JULY 2017


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More Than Natural Birth Prenatal Care By Jennifer Krawiec © | RomoloTavani

“We have hospital privileges and physicians we consult with when needed,” Ensminger explains. Natural Beginnings employs three certified nurse midwives, and has several nurses on staff. A midwife and a nurse will attend the birth, whether at the center or the hospital. At the center, there are two birthing rooms, each equipped with an inflatable pool, double bed, and any medicines or emergency equipment that may be needed.

Certified Nurse Midwives Nicole Winecoff and Marcia Ensminger

Any parent will tell you that the birth of a child is one of life’s most joyous events. What they don’t always tell you is that from start to finish, the process can be intimidating and fraught with questions. Natural Beginnings Birth & Wellness Center works with their patients to answer questions, dispel fears, and bring happiness and peace to the forefront of the entire experience. A common misconception about any birth center is that they only cater to one type of patient. This is not true of Natural Beginnings, says Marsha Ensminger, certified nurse midwife (CNM). “We are about options. Whatever you want your birth to look like, we will facilitate that,” she says. The main message they like to drive home to existing and potential patients is, “We want your birth experience to be how you want it to be.” Typically, Natural Beginnings only accepts low-risk patients. If a patient becomes high-risk during pregnancy, they work with a physician to allow the patient to remain in the care of the midwives. In those cases, the midwife is present at the birth, which will take place at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville. 24


Whether you are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant and trying to decide on prenatal care, consider this: at Natural Beginnings, they perform the same kinds of prenatal tests as a traditional OB/GYN practice and have a physician available for regular consultations. Another difference is the time dedicated to putting patients at ease. “We schedule 30-minute appointments to discuss nutrition, exercise, birth options, and any questions,” says Ensminger. “We are spending more time with the patient to form a trusting relationship.” In addition to prenatal, obstetrics, and post-partum care, Natural Beginnings provides gynecological services for adolescent girls through menopausal women. “We offer much more than just natural birth prenatal care,” says Ensminger. Their nurse practitioner is building a primary care group, and a lactation consultant has office hours on-site to assist with any questions about breastfeeding your baby. If you are planning to start a family—or add to the one you have—or would like to learn more about the services offered at Natural Beginnings Birth & Wellness Center, contact their office to schedule a consultation.

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We share your love for pets and offer our support. Compassionate Personal Service On-Site Pet Cremation and Memorial Services Caskets, Urns, Monuments and Keepsakes 24-Hour Assistance

Special Event Move-In/Move-Out

We include interior windows for FREE! If we can reach them we clean them

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Member: Pet Loss Professionals Alliance (PLPA)


(800) 211-5048

492 E. Plaza Drive (Hwy 150) Mooresville, NC

The New Website is LIVE!

View it on all your mobile devices The new website allows us to provide immediate lifestyle coverage in Iredell County! It will feature local businesses, the best restaurants and events in the area. You can continue to read Iredell Living Magazine online, or pick up your free copy each month at over 400 locations in Iredell County!

The New Website Offers New Advertising Opportunities! For Availability and Pricing Contact: Ashley Stevenson 704-902-5418 or email IREDELL LIVING • JULY 2017





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Digital Advertising Media, Inc. 866.457.1329


The Solace Bed Designed by a Chiropractor with Proprietary Enhanced Lumbar Support

Meet Dr. Damien Rodulfo, designer of The Solace Bed. Dr. Rodulfo was the Ergonomic Advisor for two top American mattress manufacturers for 8 years. He is Designated Team Chiropractor for UNC Greensboro, a Five Star Sports Chiropractor, and owner of Healing Hands Chiropractic in Greensboro, North Carolina. 26


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What's Cooking?! Smoky Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Fourth of July cookouts are a must. These recipes will be a big hit with family and friends.

White Barbecue Sauce 1 ½ 2 1 ½ ½ ¼

cup mayonnaise cup cider vinegar tablespoons Zatarain’s Creole Mustard teaspoon prepared horseradish teaspoon McCormick Coarse Ground Black Pepper teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder teaspoon salt

Smoky Chicken 1 2 2

cup hickory wood chips pounds bone-in chicken parts tablespoons McCormick Grill Mates Applewood Rub


Sauce: In medium bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving to blend flavors. Chicken: Cover wood chips in water and soak 30 minutes. Season chicken with rub. Drain wood chips. Fill smoker box with wet wood chips. Place smoker box under grill rack on one side of grill before lighting. Close grill. Prepare grill for indirect medium heat (350°-375° F). Heat grill by turning all burners to medium. Once cooking temperature is reached, turn off burner(s) on one side. Place chicken on unlit side of grill. Close grill cover. Grill, turning occasionally, 30-40 minutes, or until internal temperature of thickest part of chicken is 165° F. Move chicken to lit side of grill with skin side down. Turn lit side of grill to high. Grill, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer, or until chicken is

charred. Serve chicken with White Barbecue Sauce.

Red, White & Blue Cake 1

package (2-layer size) white cake mix 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract ½ teaspoon Blue McCormick Assorted Neon Food Colors & Egg Dye 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons McCormick Red Food Color nonstick spray 1 white frosting (16 ounces) 1 cup raspberries ½ cup blueberries


Heat oven to 350° F. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Transfer 1 1/2 cups batter to small bowl and tint with neon

blue food color. Tint remaining batter red by adding cocoa powder and red food color. Pour each color batter into separate 9-by-5-inch loaf pans sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake blue-tinted cake 20-25 minutes; red-tinted cake 30-35 minutes. Cool cakes in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Trim cakes to remove rounded tops and edges. Slice red cake in half horizontally to form two thin layers. Place one layer on platter. Slice remaining red cake layer in half lengthwise. Slice blue cake in half lengthwise (Blue and red cakes should be same dimensions). Frost red cake layer on platter with 1/3 frosting. Top with lengthwise slices of red and blue cake side-by-side. Frost with 1/3 frosting. Repeat cake layer and frosting. Garnish with raspberries and blueberries to resemble flag. Recipe and photos courtesy of McCormick Spice. For more recipes visit: IREDELL LIVING • JULY 2017



his is a test! For the next sixty-seconds you will read the following list of reasons why participating in the Davis Regional Amazing Race is important. This is ONLY a test! However, should you want to pick up the phone and call to register and participate or volunteer, we will be glad to get you in the race.


Davis Regional Amazing Race

David Bradley President and CEO Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce



A few years back, we began an event that was designed to engage a more youthful cadre of participants. We wanted to offer a variety of physical and mental challenges to teams of four through the course of a challenging day. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel—we put our own spin on a popular travel reality show. Thus, the genesis of one of the most unique events we undertake—the Davis Regional Amazing Race. On August 25, we expect to have 25 or more four-person teams that will start their Davis Regional Amazing Race experience at the Statesville Soccer Complex. From there…it’s anyone’s guess where they will go or what they will do. Our hope (and experience proves this out) is to provide an awesome experience that builds teamwork, sends our racers to parts of the county they might never have seen, and to set up challenges that expand everyone’s capabilities.



Teams were required to develop a brand new jingle for Lowe’s, then find a random customer in the store to get on the in-store microphone and sing the jingle together.


How long has it been since you’ve played the game Operation? For some adults, it hasn’t been long! We had all team members garbed in surgical gowns at Davis Regional Medical Center and asked them to “operate.” Once they pulled out all of the ill-fated bones and organs, they had to identify actual physicians who would typically handle that actual procedure.


Wanna dance? The finale of the DRAR a couple of years ago included all team members ADEQUATELY doing the “Thriller” dance. YOW!


Sly as we can be, we marked the dominant hand of all team members at registration. In a subsequent challenge at Pla More Lanes, teams were tasked with bowling with the NONdominant hand. First strike by a team member allowed teams to vacate the property and go on to the next race location.


Through the benevolence of Jeff Harvey, with Harvey Holdings, teams were challenged to build a bicycle out of the box, then ride it to make sure it was well put together. Those bikes were given to children at the Boys and Girls Club. There is more to the Davis Regional Amazing Race than simply having a great time, doing cool things. Providing a broader community benefit, giving back, as they say, is important in all we do. Does this sound like fun to you? We would love to have you join us, as a participant or volunteer. Just go to our website ( or call the Chamber office at 704-8732892 for more information.

is in the air

Ambassador Spotlight

Private champagne balloon flight for two–the perfect way to celebrate rValentines rBirthdays rWeddings

rAdventures rAnniversaries

Alex Corbett, originally from Big oh! Balloons

Text or call 704.880.0203 • Cool Spring, NC

New to Lake Norman? We'll help you get acquainted! Call the Welcome Committee at 704-660-1155 for a FREE welcome basket filled with valuable coupons, maps and community information.

Alexander County, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 2013, Alex worked for a corporate real estate investor as their operations director. In 2016, she transitioned into general brokerage, and is currently a realtor with Keller Williams.

Alex’s husband, Bryan Corbett, is a local attorney who first introduced Alex to the Statesville area and the wonderful members of the Statesville Chamber of Commerce. Alex joined the Chamber and became an Ambassador in January 2017, and has enjoyed meeting and supporting other members. In her spare time, Alex enjoys spending quality time with her husband, son and two cockapoos. She also loves hanging out on the lake, grilling out, reading and travel.

115 East Front Street • Statesville, NC 28677 • (704) 873-2892



Photo by Captain Gus


The Chamber– A Portal to the Community

Kirk Ballard President and CEO Mooresville - South Iredell Chamber of Commerce 30


he Chamber truly is a portal to information and services available to the public. We are the front porch of Mooresville-South Iredell where questions are met with direct answers to connect solutions to problems. A recent review of our web statistics points out that people across the community looked to the Chamber of Commerce to find various local and county government agencies. Last year over 24,000 people went to our website seeking government services. 38,000 times individuals clicked on the Chamber website looking for connections to the Mooresville Graded School District, Iredell Statesville Schools, Mitchell Community College, Gardner-Webb University, and the NASCAR Technical Institute. These educational institutions are linked to our website in a continuation of communication to help disseminate information to the public. Nonprofits within our area are shown on our website. Agencies like Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, The Christian Mission, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Goodwill Industries, United Way, Salvation Army, Selma Burke Center, Dove House, Children’s Hope Alliance, and more are nonprofits that enjoy exposure on the Chamber website. Nonprofits are so vital to the survival of our growing community that these organizations were visited 63,000 times from our website; that is up from 30,000 the year before. Our town has grown from one zip code to two, because the population has grown to over 80,000 residents. With this many people, there is a great need for government services. For those who have fallen through the cracks, there is an even greater need. Oftentimes, people look to the Chamber of Commerce for information on how to find these helping agencies. The Chamber truly is a portal to information and services available to all.

SMALL BUSINESS IS GOOD BUSINESS As an advocate for small business, we have worked with Mitchell Community College, the Small Business Resource Center, Centralina Workforce, GardnerWebb University, the Town of Mooresville, and MSI-EDC to help Iredell County become a Work Ready Community. In January, over 80 local business leaders gathered at the NC Works Certified Work Ready Community celebration in Statesville. Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber Foundation presented James Mallory, chairman of the Iredell County Board of Commissioners, the NC Works Certified Work Ready Community certificate. The NC Works Certified Work Ready Community is a collaborative effort between workforce development partners at the local and state level. The program is aimed at leveraging data and analysis tools to continue economic growth in North Carolina. The North Carolina Chamber Foundation serves as the final certifying body to designate a NC Works Certified Work Ready Community. In the last year, there were over 100 free workshops that provided small businesses with educational and technological training. The Chamber conference room was the place for the Mitchell Community College Small Business Resource Center, Score, and the Small Business Administration to hold confidential business counseling to help business owners become profitable and sustainable, with expert advice and training on how to keep their business and their business plan on track. We celebrated over 111 new business openings in 2016 with ribbon cuttings. Each small business owner invested in their dream with their own money by buying and remodeling existing vacant properties. This helps create more jobs locally and the increased sales tax revenue helps to keep property taxes down.

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