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Rutherford County

Chamber of Commerce FROM THE Chamber Director ................

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Chamber Content From the Chamber Director...35 Horsehead Gives to Community...36

Well! Another year has come and gone. What did you think of 2013? I suppose there many varied answers to that question and it is important how we answer that question. So much of our success or failure is determined by how we view our role in shaping the future. I would suggest that we have everything to do with how our 2014 turns out. I would like to suggest just a few things we might do consistently to shape a successful 2014: •

Always believe in yourself

Always remember that you’re not always right

New Chamber Members...38

Always be a team player (sometimes the best leadership is following)

Carolina Chiropractic Plus Business After Hours...39

Always find the best in others

Never give up on your Vision

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I believe the rose is the most beautiful flower there is; but even in that beauty there are thorns. Sometimes we have to look past the thorns to appreciate the beauty. Let’s all resolve to make this County a better place for all its citizens and always believe that we make a difference. Let’s not give up on one another or our vision and 2014 will be the best year we could ever imagine.

The Reverse Raffle...37

Ribbon Cutting - The Epicenter...40 Ribbon Cutting - The Genesis Group... 41 Ribbon Cutting - King’s Court...41 Ribbon Cutting - The Hope House...41 Ribbon Cutting - Mi Pueblito... 41 Ribbon Cutting - Great Clips... 42 Ribbon Cutting - Revenue Office...42

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Staff Photographer: Everette Murray

Contributing Writers: Clark Poole

It’s a NEW YEAR! Let us spotlight you. Send us an article about your company. it lets people know what service you provide and where you are located. Email article and logo to

Ribbon Cutting Shiloh Livestock... 42 Spotlight on: Integrity Health Options...43 Spotlight on: Genesis Group LLC...43 Chamber Board of Directors ...44

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162 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Phone: 828.287.3090 Fax: 828-287-0799 Rutherford Chamber• Volume II, Issue 12 • January-February 2014 •


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HORSEHEAD GIVES TO COMMUNITY Horsehead conveys property; the existing Hicks Grove Baptist parsonage property to the Cliffside Area Volunteer Fire Department. Jim Hensler, President & CEO of Horsehead Corporation stated, “This is an excellent example of neighbors working together for the common good of their community. We appreciate the warm welcome thus far from the Hicks Grove Community and are pleased to be able to make this significant contribution toward the enhancement and safety of its residents.” Rutherford County Commission Chairman Julius Owens said; “Horsehead Metal Products, Inc. continues to invest in the Hicks Grove Community, Rutherford

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County and our great residents. I want to extend the appreciation of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners and the community for your continued investment in our county.” Rutherford County Fire Marshal, Roger Hollifield added; “The addition of this station will provide the property owners within six miles of the station a quicker response time to fires and other emergencies and a reduction in home owner’s insurance premiums. This is a great partnership between Horsehead Metal Products, Inc and the Cliffside Area Volunteer Fire Department.”

We celebrated the 24th Reverse Raffle on December 6th, 2013 at the Foundation of the Performing Arts on the Isothermal Community College campus. We want to thank the many people who made this evening so very special; the committees that worked behind the scenes to make this a special night. Of course, we thank all patrons who purchased tickets in support of the Chamber. Our $10,000.00 Grand Prize winner this year was Mr. Kenneth C. Appling. We hope you had a great time and hope to see you again next year.

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NEW CHAMBER MEMERS IEM & Automation Contractors PO Box 354 Shelby, NC 28151 828-447-8356 *Industrial Electrical & Mechanical

The Epicenter Church 131 Countryside Drive Forest City, NC 28043 828-229-3033 *Multicultural Church

Lakeside Mills 398 West Main Street Spindale, NC 28160 828-286-4866 *Cornmeal

Redline Audio & Performance 152 Tennessee Street Spindale, NC 28160 828-286-3633 *Car Audio

COHESION Phenomics 230 Spindale Street Spindale, NC 28160 828-375-0145 *Genetic Testing

Great Clips 145 Plaza Drive Forest City, NC 28043 *Hair Salon

The King’s Court 151 North Central Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 828-288-3630 *Restaurant

JAG Publishing PO Box 8284 Morganton, NC 28680 828-219-4250 *Advertising/Publisher

Wells, Jenkins & Wells Meat Processing 145 Rollins Road Forest City, NC 28043 828-245-9898 *Meat Processing Plant

Melaleuca – The Wellness Company Debbie Fields Rutherford County, NC 646-418-2183 *USA Made Products

The Genesis Group PO Box 428 Bostic, NC 28018 828-919-9640 *Consulting

Gregory’s Original 161 Park Lane Drive Rutherfordton, NC 28139 828-287-2171 *Restaurant

We are proud to introduce these businesses as our newest members in the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to serve our membership in promoting the prosperity of our citizens. We welcome any business that would like to become part of our mission; call the Chamber office at 828-287-3090 or email us at


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Carolina Chiropractic Plus held a Business after Hours on December 12th. It was impressive to see the many toys that have been collected. It has become a tradition to make this collection every Christmas. We were treated to refreshments, massages, alignment evaluations and shared a great time with Dr. Sarah MerrisonMcEntire and staff.

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Ribbon Cutting: Cohesion Phenomics Opens High Tech Laboratory

On November 7th, 2013 Cohesion Phenomics held a ribbon cutting to officially open a molecular diagnostics laboratory at 230 Spindale Street in Spindale. Dr. Sumy Joseph, President of Cohesion Phenomics, is keen on working with local schools and community colleges to develop programs that foster scientific curiosity and expand employment opportunities. Walter Dalton, Isothermal Community College President, states: “The Announcement of Cohesion Phenomics opening in Rutherford County is exciting news and Isothermal Community College stands ready to educate and train students in this and related fields. It is indeed a 21st century business with 21st century jobs and it has significant growth potential.” Mayor Mickey Bland welcomed Cohesion Phenomics to the town of Spindale and the opportunities this company brings to provide diversity to our workforce and community. Julius Owens, chairman of Rutherford county commissioners, thanked Dr. Joseph for her investment in Rutherford County. Cohesion Phenomics has partnered with Harvard Medical School and Mission Hospital in genetic testing for heritable disorders. Re

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Ribbon Cutting: The Epicenter

The Epicenter, located at 131 Countryside Drive, Forest City, N.C. is a multicultural church engaged in the community. Their service times are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Their lead pastors are Dr. Joseph & Lynette Dutton. For more information, you may call 828-229-3033 or visit their web site at Please note: Christopher Patterson has found a great use for the Chamber scissors.

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Ribbon Cutting: The Genesis Group LLC

Ribbon Cutting: King’s Court

We welcome The Genesis Group LLC to our county. John Gregory Vincent-CEO and Deb Fortin-COO are prepared to assist you in maximizing your talent. From executive to front line associates we assess, coach, train, develop and guide organizations to new levels. The Genesis group is located at 179 W. Main St., Forest City, N.C. For more information call 828-919-9640.

We had ladies, knights and medieval lore welcoming us to King’s Court. Scott Bland has done a wonderful job of transforming his restaurant. Pleasant décor, great food and a wonderful staff invites you to a great evening of pleasant dining.

Ribbon Cutting: The Hope House

Ribbon Cutting: Mi Pueblito

It was an honor to cut the ribbon for The Hope House, sponsored by the Element Church of Forest City. The Element Church congregation felt a calling to assist the needs of the homeless. This dream developed into the Hope House and a program to go along with it. Dennis Tarleton, Mayor of Forest City said; “ It is great to see faith put into action.” I think that statement says it as well as it could be said.

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Same owner and staff; however a Brand New Building is what we experienced at a great event as we celebrated with Cindy and her family and staff the long awaited completion of the all new Mi Pueblito. Yes, it was all new and beautiful and the service was great; I still had #12 and it’s just as great as it was in the old building. RUTHERFORDCOC.ORG | RUTHERFORDEVERYDAY.COM •


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Ribbon Cutting: Great Clips

Great Clips has come to town. Great Clips is the world’s largest Hair Salon Brand. The Salon is located in the Walmart Plaza in Forest City. Their hours are: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Noon to 6:p.m. Their phone number is 828-288-2061.

Ribbon Cutting: Shiloh Livestock Educational Facility

Ribbon Cutting: Revenue Office

On November 4th, 2013, we were treated to the grand opening of your brand new Revenue Office. The county officials, the revenue staff and many support personnel should be proud of their accomplishment. The new offices are certainly beautiful; but this is just the icing to the cake. All of the invisible things that have been enacted will help the staff serve the tax payers more efficiently. A job well done.

It is truly amazing what a dedicated group of individuals and organizations can accomplish. After many long hours of volunteers and contributions from lots of folks; we now have a working livestock center to sell from and an education center that will serve us well. The Cattle Mans Association has worked tirelessly to make this a reality. For more information, contact Jeff Bradley at the address below. Jeff Bradley County Extension Director Rutherford County NC Cooperative Extension Service 828 287-6010


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other health problems can be traced to the spine. We offer several therapies to accompany chiropractic adjustments including Cold Laser, Ultrasound, Interferential, trigger point/ massage therapy, and hot/cold pack therapy.

1322 West Main Street Forest City NC, 28043

Our goal in Dr. Calvillo’s office is to improve your health to optimal levels naturally. We take special care to educate our patients about the cause of disease as well as effective treatment to restore health through proper spinal function. We want to not only provide relief from your discomfort, but also teach prevention and overall wellness.

Dr. Calvillo has been in practice for 18 years. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Medicine. He then attended Logan College of Chiropractic and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in August of 1995. Dr. Calvillo is certified in acupuncture and has an extensive background in Orthopedic Rehabilitation. He has expertise in Nutrition and Herbal Remedies that he uses in conjunction with his treatments. He has a National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certification in Physio-therapy and is licensed in NC and CO. He attends numerous post-graduate continuing education seminars to stay informed of the latest research. His priority is to be of service to the community he practices in and provide quality care to individuals of all ages.

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Spotlight on: Integrity Health Options

The sooner your chiropractic care begins, the sooner spinal malfunction can be detected, reduced, and further problems avoided. Get started today! Call for an appointment, Dr. Paul Calvillo is always accepting new patients and is ready to help you enjoy better health. If you have any questions about chiropractic care call 828-245-4002. We are located at 1322 West Main Street in Forest City, NC across from the old Sara Lee Plant. Our hours provide flexibility and we will work with your work schedule.

Dr. Calvillo utilizes 6 different adjusting techniques suitable for every age. He specializes in back/neck pain, athletic injuries, sprain/strains, shoulder/arm/hand pain, hip/leg pain, headaches, and auto accidents. Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts that specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. Headaches, back pain, numbness, tingling, and

Spotlight on: The Genesis Group LLC Now in our 6th year, Genesis is clear in how we define ourselves and how we specifically benefit our clients. We are business people first, who coach, consult, assess and develop individuals and organizations, not trainers who talk business. Our unique, holistic approach to human performance allows our clients to engage a single company, Genesis, to maximize their human capital. Specifically we guide you in the following critical areas: • Clearly defining future state and or critical specific outcomes • Creation or modification of your processes to support these specific outcomes • Guidance to ensure you have the correct structure to use the processes • Assist you to ensure key personnel are placed in accordance to their strengths We accomplish this through numerous services that include: • Online and onsite assessments • Meeting facilitation • Keynote speeches • Onsite and webinar training • Lean principles and Kaizen events • Human Performance Consulting • Testing in areas such as personality, judgment and emotional intelligence • Executive coaching, both individual and team

We have clients with 10 employees and clients that are listed on the fortune 300. Public and private sector, all industries with primary schools, healthcare and local government being three of our top industries served. Some clients need assistance in all areas, some only in one or two, either way our goal is the same, produce the agreed upon result, in the agreed upon amount of time for the agreed upon fee, period. Contact us today to discuss your needs. 828-919-9640 or via the website at www. or by email at inquiry@ 179 W. Main Street Suite 122 Forest City, NC 28043 828-919-9640 resource@



Rutherford County

Chamber of Commerce Officers

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement

Jason Harrill

Helping to create and maintain a healthy business environment which will enhance prosperity and improve the quality of life in Rutherford County

President Barbara Keever First Vice President Jim Bishop


Vice President Dan Thomas

Rutherford County

Clark Poole Director


Chamber of Commerce 162 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Phone: 828.287.3090 Fax: 828-287-0799

Debbie Gettys Office Manager

Cooper Flack Immediate Past President


Laura Allen Thera-ssage

Dale Hamilton Cornerstone Realty

Dr. Janet Mason

Rutherford County Schools


Fran Anderson

Rutherford Regional Health System

Jim Bishop WCAB Radio

Walter Dalton

Nichole Dubs TD Bank

Isothermal Community College

Jason Harrill BB&T

Odean Keever & Assoc.

Blanton Miller & Moore

Debbie Martin

Deborah Mauney Staff Masters Inc.

Tim Mathis

Donna McCann

Sarah MerrisonMcEntire

Everette Murray Rutherford Everyday

Isothermal Planning & Development Commission

Barbara Keever

Northland Communications

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Carolina Chiropractic Plus

Cooper Flack

Main Street Financial Group

Joseph Maimone Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Dan Thomas

Jackson Hewitt Tax Services

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