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Welcome Newcomers and Chamber Members: The Rowan Chamber enthusiastically encourages everyone to “Buy Local!” One of our best resources is the Rowan Chamber’s 2022 Membership Directory and Talent Attraction Guide. The 2022 Directory is organized into three main sections: 1. Talent Attraction Guide 2. Alphabetical list of Members 3. Business Category list of Members

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CHAMBER POPULAR PROGRAMS ARE: Leadership Rowan Power In Partnership Breakfast Meetings Business After Hours Mixers Ambassadors Candidate Forums Washington, D.C. Trip Raleigh Trips Women In Business Minority Business Council Total Resource Campaign Disney Institute Annual Gala Dragon Boat Festival

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The Talent Attraction Guide is specifically designed to provide valuable information which will help you relocate successfully to our community. There are numerous opportunities for you to get involved in the Chamber. The Chamber has peer-to-peer networks like the Young Professionals, Women in Business, Minority Business, and Agri-business groups. We also offer Business After Hours mixers and Power in Partnership breakfast meetings for all our Chamber members. If you are a new to our community, we welcome you with open arms! The Chamber contracts with the Salisbury Post to produce this Directory. We are grateful to our community partners who have worked with them over the last several months to ensure the timely production and distribution of this publication. We especially appreciate the Chamber Member firms who advertise in this publication. By using this Directory for business referrals, you can rest assured that you are doing business with companies that are the best in their industry and are good corporate citizens. Please contact the Chamber for any additional information, (704) 633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com or www. rowanchamber.com Sincerely,

Brad Walser Brad Walser Walser Technology Group 2022 Chair of the Board Rowan Chamber of Commerce

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What's inside: 8 'A full circle': How Rowan Countians came together to craft a truly local brew 37 Rowan-Salisbury School

Teachers Excel 45 How to Start a Small Business

15 Top places for young professionals in

Rowan County 21 Rowan Chamber’s Minority Business Council 28 Donating time, talent and treasure to community is best investment for all 29 Say "hello" to KIVA 30 Municipalities 31 Welcome to the gateway to Rowan County, North Carolina – Spencer, North Carolina. 33 “The Future is Bright” is our tagline in Landis.

46 Tips for How to Buy a House 47 Leadership Rowan

Celebrates 30 Years 48 Relocating to Rowan County Rowan County Stats 49 Quick Reference 50 How to join the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. 51-98 Business Directory

ADVERTISERS INDEX Atrium Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Auto Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Bean Realty Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Beaver Brothers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ben Mynatt Nissa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Cannon Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Catawba College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Cathy Griffin - Century 21. . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cloninger Auto Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Conterra Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cozart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Don Fortner DMD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 El Patron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 F&M Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Fisher-Greene Insurance Agency . . . . . 39 Fleming Candy Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Godley’s Garden Center & Nursery. . . . 45 Griffin’s Guitars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Hood Theological Seminary . . . . . . . . . 41 Imperial Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Lazy 5 Vets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Livingtstone College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Monica Poole Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Bell Tower at the Bell Tower Green Park. photo by Salisbury Post

North Carolina Transportation Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Novant Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Osterhus Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Outdoor Power Equipment. . . . . . . . . . 44 Rowan County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 & 7 Rowan EDC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 & 35 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. 36 Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board. . . . . . . 13 Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. . . . . . . . . 33 S.A. Sloop Heating & Cooling. . . . . . . . .45 Salisbury Motor Company. . . . . . . . . . . 23

Salisbury Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Sharp Transit, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Snow Benefits Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Superior Walls of North Carolina. . . . . 27 Teijin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 TMR Realty, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Town of Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Trellis Supportive Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Trinity Oaks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Walser Technology Group Inc.. . . . . . . . 44 Windsor Galler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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A message from the Rowan County Board of Commissioners

Back Row: Mike Caskey, Jr., Judy Klusman, Craig Pierce

Front Row: Greg Edds, Jim Greene

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners is committed to serving and representing Rowan County through responsive and effective leadership. We are honored to serve our residents and guests and are working hard to provide a wonderful quality of life for all who live, work and play in our community. We believe in working together to promote a cooperative, unified spirit as we address the key issues that impact our families, our businesses and our quality of life. Providing competitive opportunities for industry is accomplished through the ready availability of land, buildings, infrastructure and a modern, highly-trained workforce. Whether you are looking for a place to raise a family, locate a business or enjoy your hard-earned retirement, opportunity abounds here. By working together we can show others how great it is to call Rowan County home.

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'A full circle': How Rowan Countians came together to craft a truly local brew

W of faith.

hen Ray Horton planted the first crop of barley on his western Rowan County farm in the fall of 2017, he was taking a leap

And he wasn’t jumping alone. Horton was one of several local farmers who were planting barley in anticipation of Carolina Malt House beginning its oper-

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ations the following spring. The idea was for the farmers to have the barley ready to harvest in May, at which point the startup Carolina Malt House would be ready to turn it into malt to sell to craft breweries for beer production. Malted barley is one of the key ingredients in beer, giving the beverage flavor, color and the sugars needed in the brewing process. At the time Horton put the barley seeds in his field that fall, the Carolina Malt House was only an idea in the mind of Aaron Goss, a lawyer who fell in love with the beer-making process through

Mark van Wagenberg holds a handful of germinating grains. His golden malt probe is resting in his other hand. Variations in the germinating and kilning process help give the malted barley its different flavors. Photo by BEN STANSELL/Salisbury Post

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Carolina Malt House often hosts breweries for tours of its malting operation and the local farms from which it receives its barley. In this picture, farmer Ray Horton explains the intricacies of grain to brewers from 13 Stripes Brewery, which is located in South Carolina. Photo courtesy of CAROLINA MALT HOUSE

Carolina Malt House CEO and co-founder Aaron Goss turned his passion for brewing into one of the largest malting operations in the southeast. Photo courtesy of CAROLINA MALT HOUSE

home brewing. “When we planted the first barley crop, they were just starting the grading process on site,” Horton said. “Nothing was there. It took a mutual leap of faith for everybody involved.” Four years later, Horton is glad that he decided to risk it. Carolina Malt House has become one of the largest malting operations in the southeast, sending about 300,00 pounds of malted barley and wheat per month to over 100 breweries throughout the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee. “It’s pretty amazing to see the success that’s happened out of Aaron’s crystal ball that he looked into years ago,” Horton said. What’s even more impressive is that all of the barley and wheat in Carolina Malt House's main product lines is grown in Rowan County, most of it in a 10 mile radius of the malt house’s facility on Statesville Boulevard in Cleveland. “We are the only malting operation (in the southeast) to use 100% locally grown grain,” Goss said. While a majority of the grain used by Carolina Malt House is sent to breweries in cities like Asheville or Charlotte, some of it never gets past the Rowan County lines. A portion of the malt is delivered directly to local breweries such as New Sarum, where it is transformed into beer. The spent barley, leached of its natural sugars in the brew process, is given www.RowanChamber.com

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A trailer deposits its load of grain at Carolina Malt House. Photo courtesy of CAROLINA MALT HOUSE

back to Rowan County farmers who use it for animal feed. “It’s a full circle event that benefits everyone involved,” Horton said. The barley-to-beer circle wouldn’t be possible if each link in the chain hadn’t committed years ago to the idea that local is better.

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Andy Maben's New Sarum desk hangs several used Carolina Malt House bags, which is how they arrive at breweries across the southeast. Photo by BEN STANSELL/Salisbury Post


Most of the barley malted by Carolina Malt House is delivered during several busy weeks after the crop is harvested in May. Photo courtesy of CAROLINA MALT HOUSEe

Goss, who is more into suds than he is chardonnay, believes the same is true for beer. “Coors Brewing Company actually did a study where they show the terroir of the barley matters,” Goss said. “Thankfully, in this area, we have really good terroir for beer.” It was Goss’ belief that the best beer is made with local ingredients that led him to launch Carolina Malt House. Although Goss was an experienced home brewer, he had to do a deep dive on the malt-making process. Goss read any book he found about malt making and went on trips to tour malt facilities across the U.S. Relying on his German language education, he even deciphered old Germanic academic articles on the topic. Once he studied the malting process, Goss started to put together plans for a facility. With no professional engineering training, Goss designed most of the malting equipment now used at Carolina Malt House, in only a month's time. “The steel doesn’t work any differently for me just because there’s no ‘PE’ after my name,” Goss said.

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Aaron Goss might not have earned a professional engineering license, but he used his own ingenuity and research to design and build most of the malting equipment used at Carolina Malt House. Photo courtesy of CAROLINA MALT HOUSE

The malting process itself Carolina Malt House bag and can be broken down into a few shipped off to a brewery. main steps. The first is receiving “Your typical malt used in and grading the barley brought a brewery will have traveled to the Carolina Malt House by about 3,000 miles versus our farmers, which takes place in average being less than 100 just “a busy few weeks” at the miles," Goss said. end of May. Carolina Malt House works with about 14 Rowan County farmers, including Horton, who produce a few different varieties of barley. After the barley is weighed and graded, it’s stored in grain elevators behind the malt house’ production facility. When it’s ready to be malted, the barley is cleaned and soaked in a While most breweries receive steep tank. Once it’s sufficienttheir Carolina Malt House shiply wet, the barley is left to germents on a truck, New Sarum minate in a 22-ton pneumatic head brewmaster Andy Maben germination and kilning vessel picks his load up in person. under the watchful eye of head After all, it’s only a 26 minute maltster Mark van Wagenberg. drive from the North Lee Street Once it’s at the right stage of brewery to Carolina Malt House. germination, the malt is kilned Plus, it allows Maben to visit the and then transferred to a “decompany he’s been a customer culmer,” which removes the rootlets growing on each grain. of since day one. “The minute they were able to It’s then packaged in a brown 12  Rowan County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Talent Attraction Guide

make malt, we started working with them,” Maben said. Maben and Goss knew each other before Carolina Malt House launched, which is one reason why Maben was first in line for Goss’ product. Another reason is that Carolina Malt House gives New Sarum a local malt supplier, which isn’t exactly easy to find. There are only a handful of malt houses in the entire state of North Carolina. “Our guys go out there, we talk about the state of the industry with them and we’re able to have some tangible connection to that part of the industry, which is somewhat segregated,” Maben said. “More often than not, you see that driver from UPS or FedEx dropping off this stuff. For us, we’re able to physically go and pick it up.” Having a nearby malt supplier has been especially paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic as malt, like many products, has become more difficult to source. Grain for brewing has increased in cost too, but thanks to its local supply chain, Carolina Malt House has been able to keep its prices down. “The malt industry has an-

nounced 15-18% price hikes and we are relatively unaffected by all of that freight stuff because of our hyperlocal supply chain,” Goss said. “You can go drive to our farms. Fuel costs could go up 10 times and it won’t affect us all that much because we don’t use that fuel compared to our competitors.” Carolina Malt House's quality, too, has continued to be superb. In its first year in business, Carolina Malt House took home third place in the Craft Brewers Guild Malt Cup. Even as the business has grown, its emphasis on good ingredients and malting process has remained sharp. That's good news for brewers like Maben. “There’s just four ingredients and that’s one of them, so 25% of whatever you’re doing is malt,” Maben said. “It’s a huge factor. Quality malt directly affects profitability as well. If it’s able to convert properly and your efficiency is higher, your profit margin is higher because you have to use less.” New Sarum uses Carolina Malt House malt in many of its beers, and its Yadkin River Lager is made with 100% pilsner malt produced at the Cleveland facility. Maben estimates that New Sarum uses a couple tons

"25% of whatever you're doing is malt"

Bags full of malted barley ready to be sent out to breweries. Photo by BEN STANSELL/Salisbury Post


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Mark van Wagenberg holds a handful of germinating grains. His golden malt probe is resting in his other hand. Variations in the germinating and kilning process help give the malted barley its different flavors. Photo by BEN STANSELL/Salisbury Post

of Carolina Malt House malt every month. The brewery will likely use even more when Carolina Malt House finishes construction on its new roaster, which will allow it to make malt for darker beers, such as stouts and porters. When the brewery is finished leaching the sugars from the grain, it doesn’t dispose of what’s left. Maben has built relationships with several local farmers who pick up the spent malt and take it home to their livestock. Rowan County Commissioner Jim Greene, who raises cattle on his farm, visits New Sarum a couple times each month to pick up the used grain. Greene said his cattle are always happy to see him when he returns with a truckload. “It’s like candy to them,” Greene said. For Maben, giving the grain to farmers is not only a good way to get rid of a brewing byproduct. It’s also a sustainable practice. “Throwing it away seems like a waste,” Maben said. “Let’s try to repurpose this stuff. It’s like recycling.” Sustainability is a constant theme in the barley-to-beer circle of life. Horton grows his barley in fields that haven’t been tilled

in decades, which maintains good soil health and prevents erosion and runoff. “We’re very conscious of being sustainable to preserve this soil for the next generations,” Horton said. When Carolina Malt House removes the rootlets from barley grains, they are given to local farmers and also used as feed. “We’re actually a zero waste facility,” Goss said. “All of our waste goes to feed the cows down the hill or to a farmer up the road. All of our water is recycled onto the property. We grow grass to feed the cows.” The sustainable nature of how the malt is produced is another reason for consumers to feel good about drinking a New Sarum beer. The consumer is, after all, the most important piece of the puzzle. “We make a niche product,” Maben said. “I’m expecting you to want to use your hard earned dollars to buy my product instead of the one that costs a little bit less.” Even if a Yadkin River Lager might cost a few bucks more than your typical light beer, the drinker can take solace in the fact that they’re supporting farmers and entrepreneurs solely in Rowan County. 

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Shug’s at Brooklyn South Square 201 South Lee Street, Salisbury

Opened in August of 2020 by Tiffany Day and company, the eclectic eatery, bar and venue combines art, music, food and drink under one roof. Shug’s motto is “eat music, drink art,” and it's a creed that the restaurant follows strictly. In addition to the musicians who deliver intimate performances on a small indoor stage each weekend, Shug’s has a rotating list of local painters and creatives that are features on its walls and tables every month. The artwork is not only for decoration. It can be purchased too. The music and art might be enough of a draw, but Shug’s also

has a full-service kitchen captained by a creative chef who uses locally raised meat and produce to compose dishes ranging in flavor. Sandwiches, salads and egg rolls are mainstays on the menu, with each item named after a song and containing one or two surprise ingredients. There are several vegan friendly options as well. The homey, wooden bar at Shug’s has a number of local craft beers on tap, but bartenders are happy to mix up cocktails too. Day envisions Shug’s as a place where someone might come and stay a while, and with plenty of music, food and drink available, it’s not hard to see why.

Shug's offers mimosa "flights," which gives patrons a chance to try four different varieties of the brunch beverage. In line with the bar and restaurant's theme, the flight boards are made to look like a painter's palette. Photo by BEN STANSELL/Salisbury Post

The "Brass Monkey" is one of the many music-themed dishes at Shug's. Found on the "warm up" section, this menu item is four mini meatball sandwiches topped with mushrooms and monterey jack cheese. Photo by BEN STANSELL/Salisbury Post

Atrium Health Ballpark Downtown Kannapolis

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Great view of Atrium Health Ballpark. Photo courtesy of KRISTA JASSO

The Cannon Ballers finally got the chance for baseball games. It remains accessible to play ball at their $52 million downtown year round for locals to walk around, buy a ballpark in 2020 after the team’s inaugural hot dog, or purchase some Cannon Ballers season was canceled due to COVID-19. The gear. The team's hat was one of the best team celebrated opening night with fire- selling items in Minor League Baseball last works, but the fun didn’t stop there. The year. Cannon Ballers hosted a number of famWhen the Cannon Ballers are playing, ily-friendly festivities throughout its first fans can arrive early to check out one of the season and will likely have more planned new downtown restaurants or shops. Old for year two. The ballpark isn’t just open Armor Beer Company, located just across 16  Rowan County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Talent Attraction Guide

the ballpark, has become a popular place to grab a pint before first pitch. With Kannapolis instituting a social district along West Avenue, fans can finish their pregame beers while walking down the streetscape. Sabor Latin Grill and Chophouse 101 are just a stone's throw from the ballpark. The Cannon Ballers will kick off their 2022 home schedule on April 8.


Cherry Treesort

1920 Flat Rock Road, China Grove For those looking for a unique weekend getaway that combines nature with childhood whimsy, Trent Cherry has just the place. Cherry and his wife bought some farmland near China Grove in April 2015 and decided to build a treehouse fit for adults on the roughly 26-acre property. The venture soon became a lucrative rental business,

attracting guests from across the country. Cherry primarily rents the treehouses on AirBnB and has earned the reputation as a “superhost.” Cherry finished construction on his seventh treehouse in November, which is named “Tracy’s Treasure” for his sister. Each of the treehouses are named for Cherry's family members and each has a differ-

ent design and construction. All of them feature amenities such as TVs, kitchenettes and air conditioning for the ultimate “glamping” experience. Cherry has not limited his building to the treetops. He’s also constructed two “hobbit homes” that are partially buried in ground with only one side exposed to the outside world.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Welcome sign carved from a tree. Sleeping loft above the kitchenette. The beautiful woodwork of the treehouse’s interior. Limbs form supports for the staircase Treesort is complete with a tin roof and a cozy porch for relaxing in the woods. Photo by JON C. LAKEY/Salisbury Post

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Backcountry and Beyond 322 South Main Street, Salisbury

Backcountry and Beyond might have made a move to downtown Salisbury, but it's still the place where locals can go to stock up on their outdoor gear or buy a new grill. Jeff Moose and DeWitt Brown, friends from their college days at the University of South Carolina, opened the store at 1301 E. Innes St. about three years ago. The shop quickly became a go-to spot for people in need of a new pair of Costa Del Mar shades, a Yeti cooler, or anything else someone might need for a weekend on nearby High Rock Lake or camping at Dan Nicholas Park. Backcountry and Beyond’s new location increases its space from about 2,800 square feet to 20,000 square feet, which means Moose and Brown will be able to stock even more inventory. Moose and Brown plan on making the store a destination, perhaps even opening an in-store coffee shop. Patrons can soon get their caffeine fix while shopping for their next outdoor adventure.

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Backcountry and Beyond is now open on Innes Street. Photo courtesy of Backcountry & Beyond

Jeff Moose and DeWitt Brown are outdoor enthusiasts and are the founders of Backcountry and Beyond, an outdoor store opening on Innes Street. Photo courtesy of Salisbury Post


The new bar at Water's Edge is equipped with a beer cooling machine that keeps draft beer at 31 degrees. Photo courtesy of SALISBURY POST

Waters Edge Dock and Grill 257 Boat Club Lane, Salisbury

Despite opening in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Waters Edge Dock and Grill has quickly become a destination for food, drinks and good times on High Rock Lake. The restaurant is a joint venture between two of Salisbury’s restaurateurs: Mikey Wetzel, owner of Go Burrito! and Todd Littleton,

owner of City Tavern. The friends and business partners enjoy High Rock Lake and created Waters Edge with the idea of giving fellow lake goers a place to hangout and get a delicious meal. Pier parking is available if customers want to get their meal to go and eat out on the lake. For those looking for a late night snack,

Waters Edge stays open until midnight five days a week. It’s also known for its brunch on the weekends, where patrons can start their day with a Bloody Mary or specialty mimosa. Waters Edge also hosts local artists, DJs and events such as music bingo. The restaurant has several party rooms that can be rented for larger gatherings.

Vibez Lounge

127 South Main Street, Salisbury A former Salisbury High basketball star has brought a new vibe to downtown Salisbury. Shi-heria Shipp and her mother, Tonya Rankin, have teamed up to open Vibez Lounge, an eatery and entertainment venue on Main Street. Shipp, who played basketball collegiately, was inspired to open the establishment through her athletic-related travels. Vibez serves up almost 10 flavors of wings, seafood mac and cheese, glazed salmon and other tasty entrees for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the lounge becomes a place for late night gatherings. The restaurant’s main dining area and bar is bathed in gold and black, but there’s also a “selfie wall” toward the back

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Shi-heria Shipp stands behind the well-lit bar at Vibez. Shipp said the restaurant and lounge offers a food and drink menu with something for everyone. Photo by BEN STANSELL/Salisbury Post

that gives patrons a place to take the perfect picture. Above all else, Shipp wants Vibez to be a place where people can unwind and have a good time. 

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Annual Gala (left to right): Candela Torres (Monterrey Mexican Restaurant), Elaine Spalding (Rowan Chamber) and Elia Gegorek (Gegorek and Associates).

Rowan Chamber’s Minority Business Council The Rowan Chamber’s Minority Business Council was organized in 2016 by a great group of local minority business leaders. Elia Gegorek (Gegorek & Associates Realty) is the chair of the Council. There are over 100 participants in the Minority Business Council. The goal of the Council is to help minority businesses grow and prosper. The Rowan Chamber coordinates meetings, webinars and networking events. The City of Salisbury is a co-sponsor of the program. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Small Business Center, Livingstone College, Catawba College and Hood Theological Seminary also provide volunteer support. The 2022 Action Plan for the Minority Business Council includes: • Monthly meetings on the Third Tuesday of Each Month at 9 a.m.

~ Two Minutes to Promote Your Business

~ Profile of a Successful Minority Business

~ Expert Speakers: CPA, Attorney, Marketing exec’s

• Promote the RCCC Small Business Center’s free counseling and seminars • Help the City of Salisbury promote the KIVA minority business loan program • Mentor minority students at RCCC, Livingstone, Catawba & Hood Theological Seminar who are interested in starting businesses • Host a Minority Business Trade Show in Spring 2022 • Assist interested persons with Minority Supplier Development Certifications • Promote City of Salisbury bid opportunities for minority business contracts • Encourage major employees to increase their minority business vendors • Produce a Minority Business Directory in conjunction with the Chamber’s Annual Membership Directory (listing follows this article) For more information on the Minority Business Council, please contact Elaine Spalding at 704.633.4221 or espalding@rowanchamber.com

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MINORITY BUSINESS DIRECTORY Women Owned & Minority Businesses

A PERFECT DRESS Brenda Neely aperfectdress01@gmail.com AARMS STAFFING AGENCY INC. Augustine Kotee augustinek@aarmstaffing.com ABIGAIL'S - A CAKE AFFAIR Abigail Young abigailsaca@gmail.com ACCELERATE THERAPY AND PERFORMANCE Dr. Delaine Fowler delaine@accelerate-pt.com ACCENTED GLORY Tonya Cross tonyacross@accentedglory.com ACROSS THE POND BED & BREAKFAST Mary Walker visit@AcrossthePondBandB.com ALCHEMY BODYWORK & MASSAGE Michele B. Smith michelebiggerssmith@gmail.com ALEXANDER'S HAM CO., INC. Kathy Teague kathrynateague72@yahoo.com

AMBITIOUZ MINDS ACADEMY Michelle Bailey ambitiouzminds@gmail.com ANDERSON DENTAL GROUP Drs. Jimmie & Luanne Anderson salisbury@andersondentalgroup.com ANDREA B DAVIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW Andrea Davis agraybryant@gmail.com AREY REALTY Mary Arey mary.areyrealty@gmail.com AVITA PHARMACY Veleria Levy vlevy2@gmail.com B & R REALTY, INC. Karen Rufty kruftyc21@aol.com BA ENVIRONMENTAL INC. Rony Euceda rony@baenviro.com BARN AT CEDAR HILL, THE Lisa Hill lisahill@gmail.com

BARNHARDT JEWELERS Debbie Barnhardt Basinger debbiebasinger@gmail.com BELLY'S SOUL FOOD DINER Linda Knight MsKnight2014@gmail.com

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BLUE COLLAR CYCLE COMPANY Brandon McNeely bluecollarcycleco@gmail.com BONNEY STAFFING CENTER Bianca Warren bwarren@bonneystaffing.com BRADSHAW FINANCIAL PLANNING, INC. Crystal Bradshaw trent@bradshawfp.com BUTLER GROUP/CUSTOM DESIGN, HYDRAULIC DEPOT, TOOL RENTAL DEPOT, THE Lynn Butler frank@hydraulicdepotnc.com CAC PLUMBING, LLC Cedric Cuthbertson cac_plumbing@yahoo.com CANDLELIGHT CONSULTANTS LLC Esther Atkins-Smith estheratkins@gmail.com CANDY SHOPPE ON MAIN, THE Rohan Banton rohan@candyshoppeonmain.com CANICHE Missie Alcorn & Lesleigh Drye malcorn@shopcaniche.com CARE TRANSPORT GROUP Angie Misenheimer angie@caretransportgroup.com CARL MARTIN & ASSOCIATES Carl Martin carlvmartin1@gmail.com

CARNICERIA LA RAZA SUPERMARKET 980-330-3103 CENTRAL CAROLINA GYMNASTICS Portia Propst ccgsalisbury@gmail.com CENTURY 21 - TOWNE & COUNTRY Ms. Dianne Greene dianne.greene@century21.com CHRISTO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT # 1 Ms. Sophia Talarantas christosfamilyrestaurant.com COFFEY, TIM PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Coffey tim@timcoffey.com COLBERT'S, INC. Ms. Lydia Colbert lyoung6326@aol.com COLD STONE CREAMERY Traci Williams decadentmixes@gmail.com COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF ROWAN COUNTY James E. Davis james@cisrowan.org COMPLETE CLEAN, LLC Talita Gilmore talitatorrence@gmail.com CORRIHER SAND AND STONE, INC. Darvia Corriher Hodge darvia@corcoinc.com

CROSS ROADS CHARTERS & TOURS Lana C. McCoy crossroadscharte@bellsouth.net DARI CALDWELL CONSULTING Dr. Dari Caldwell daricaldwell3@gmail.com DH PROFESSIONALS LLC Milla Martinez sales@dhprofessionals.com E & C PRO PRESSURE WASHING, LLC Eric Diaz ECpropressurewash@gmail.com EL PATRON MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA Jorge Morales jorge_morales82@hotmail.com ELLIS, QUINTA Quinta Ellis quintaellis@gmail.com EVENT CENTER, THE Ms. Tina Godair tina@cornerstone-church.net FIRST LEGACY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, A Division of Self-Help Credit Union Mr. Claudie Johnson Jr claudie.johnson@self-help.org FLAGSTAR BANK Dawn White dwhite@flagstarretail.com GEGOREK & ASSOCIATES REALTY LLC Elia Gegorek elia02@carolina.rr.com

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Annual Gala (left to right): Nicole Holmes Matangira and Dr. Janet Nichols Spriggs

GEMSTONES AND COMPASS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Alisha Byrd- Clark lishbyrd@yahoo.com GENTLE DENTAL Dr. Ernest Garner info@gentledentalnc.com GIRLS ON THE RUN GREATER PIEDMONT Alison Ahrens alison.ahrens@girlsontherun.org GLORIA M'S CLEANING SERVICE Rohan Banton rohan@gloriamscleaning.com GO BURRITO! LLC NO. 1 Lily Wetzel mikey@goburrito.com GOODE'S CREATIONS Sylvia Goodes www.facebook.com/goodescreations/ GREAT AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO. Cindy Hart cindy@gapub.com GREYSTONE SALON & SPA Sheila Igo sheilawigo@yahoo.com HAIRSTON FUNERAL HOME, INC. Velveeta Hairston blueroyalty75@yahoo.com HARPERS MARKSMANSHIP, INC. Carlos Harper carlosharper48@gmail.com HEARING SOLUTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, PLLC Dr. Lorin Oden Loden@hearingsolutionsofnc.com HEART OF YOGA SALISBURY Wivianny DeHaas heartofsalisbury@gmail.com HELLO Olen V Bruner olenbruner@gmail.com HINSON ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS OF KANNAPOLIS INC. Erin Banker erinbanker@hinsonelectric.com HOLMES IRON & METAL, INC. Nicole Holmes Matangira nicole@holmesiron.com 24

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Sid Jay sid.jay@homeinstead.com INSPIRU LLC LaChelle Hines hinesmiller45@gmail.com IRBY JOHNSON, MICHELLE Michele Irby Johnson michele@optimumpvs.com JAB CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Victor Alonso victor@jabconcreteconstruction.com JAYNE HELMS GROUP RE/MAX LEADING EDGE Jayne Helms jaynehelms@gmail.com JENNIFER S WEAVER, CPA, PA Jennifer Weaver jweaver@jsweavercpa.com JLT FIELDHOUSE Antwaun Thompson coacht@jltfieldhouse.com JOHNSON CONCRETE COMPANY Starling Johnson Kaklamanos sjohnson@johnsoncmu.com JONES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & REALTY INC. Rebecca Jones rebecca@jonesmgtrealty.com JUICE LIFE Ashley Honeycutt juicelifeusa@gmail.com KATHRYN C SETZER, PARTNER WITH SHELBY, PETHEL AND HUDSON, P.A. Kathryn Setzer ksetzer@leestreetlawyers.com K&D WINDOW CLEANING Demetrius Burns dburns32190@yahoo.com KENNEDY FAMILY SERVICES Walillian Kennedy Whitewalillian@kennedyservices.com KINETIC VANTAGE Markeatha Murphy markeatha@kineticvantage.com KOCO~JAVA COFFEE Arturo & Berta Therecka kocojavacoffee@yahoo.com

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KOLOR ME KREATIVE BY MONICA Monica Young www.facebook.com/kolormekreative2020/ KONNECTED ENTERTAINMENT & WELLNESS CENTER Kevan Glover, II admin@keawc.com L.A. LOEBLEIN DESIGN, PLLC Leigh Ann Loeblein leighannloeblein@gmail.com L.A. MURPH'S FINE COOKING Ms. Laura Murph lmurph@lamurphs.com LA ALCANCIA INC. Rene Mercado la_alcancia365@yahoo.com LADY BIRD FARMS WEDDINGS & EVENTS Lindsey Barnhardt LadyBirdFarmNC@yahoo.com LATIN MIX Lilliana Spears llatinamix11@aol.com LAW OFFICES OF CARRIE JOHNSON WALTERS, PLLC Carrie Johnson Walters carriewalterslaw@outlook.com LAZY 5 RANCH VETERINARY SERVICES, INC Dr. Rebekah Julian msj1012@gmail.com

LETTERED LILY DESIGN STUDIO Taylor Sexton Durham taylor@theletteredlily.com LUPITA'S VARIEDADES Orlando Rodriquez 704-855-3319 LUX'D NAIL BAR Brooke Corry bcorry10@gmail.com M3L GROUP Michael Brown mbrown@m3lgroup.com MAIN STREET MARKETPLACE Hope Oliphant admin@marketandmeeting.org MAMBO GRILL AND TAPAS Ariella Sanchez mambogrillandtapas@gmail.com MARIE LEONARD-HAMPTON, REAL ESTATE SERVICES Marie Leonard-Hampton marie@leonardhamptonhomes.com MARSHALL, DR. MELANIE K. Ms. Jamie Beaver mkmarshallddsmd@yahoo.com MATANGIRA BUSINESS RECYCLING AND GARBAGE DISPOSAL SERVICES Daniel Matangira dmatangira@hotmail.com

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MCLAUGHLIN'S GROCERY Harry McLaughlin mclaughlingrocery@gmail.com MEAN MUG COFFEE COMPANY Evelyn & Rigo Medina medina.rigo@yahoo.com MEDICINE SHOPPE, THE Teresa Casmus medicineshoppe445@gmail.com MONTERREY MEXICAN RESTAURANT Jorge Diaz monterreysalisbury@hotmail.com MORGAN RIDGE VINEYARDS, LLC Amie Baudoin morgan.ridge@gmail.com MORRISON'S GARBAGE SERVICE Tammy Morrison tammymorrison1@aol.com MOTHER EARTH Trina Fonville trinafonville@yahoo.com MUDDY SNEAKERS Cynthia Peedin cynthia@muddysneakers.org MUHAMMAD'S CAPITAL PARTNER, LLC Kenneth Muhammad El kennethfox577@gmail.com NAACP Gemale Black Gemale.black@salisburyrowanNAACP.org NC MUSEUM OF DOLLS, TOYS & MINIATURES Beth Morris Nance SpencerDollAndToyMuseum@gmail.com NEW POINTE REALTY LLC Karla Foster karlacfoster@gmail.com NOSTALGIA HOLLOW CO. Alicia Thompson nostalgiahollow@gmail.com NSC AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Corry, Ph.D. drcorry@nscassociates.com OSTERHUS OUTDOORS, LLC Cyndi Osterhus cyndi@rowanpools.com OXI FRESH OF THE PIEDMONT Mandral Blackmon oxifresh.pnc@gmail.com P & H CARPENTRY Pablo Martinez martinez7942@yahoo.com PALM'S CAFE Marjel Tania Marjeltani83@gmail.com PANCHO VILLA'S MEXICAN GRILL & BAR Juan Santiago nino_usa@hotmail.com PEEPLES BARK, STONE & TRUCKING, INC. Lori Peeples peeples28147@yahoo.com PELICAN'S SNOBALLS Eric Harris pelicanssnoballsofsalisbury@gmail.com www.RowanChamber.com

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PERFORMANCE PRODUCE, LLC (Vicky's Gift Baskets) Virginia Roach voroach@performanceproduce.com PINOCCHIO'S OF SPENCER Amy Ray littlepinocchiosofspencer@gmail.com PREMIER CHOICE MARKETING Shawn Blackwell shawn@premierchoicemagazine.com PRESERVATION HOME IMPROVEMENT Preston Wallace pwallace640@gmail.com PYNK MOON Sugar Williams www.pynkmoon.com QUENTIN WOODWARD- UBER DRIVER Quentin Woodward quentinwoodward@yahoo.com RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE SERVICE, INC. Renee McDaniel renee@residentialgarbage.com RICKS, P J P J Ricks apdricks@yahoo.com RODS CONCRETE & MASONRY Sara Pereira concreteneedsd@gmail.com ROMANOS RESTAURANTS & CATERING Margaret Georgiou mng_l@yahoo.com ROWAN REALTY, LTD. Debbie Miller debbiemiller@rowanrealty.net S&H YOUTH AND ADULT SERVICES, INC. La Tanya Hardy Ldhardy@shyas.com SALISBURY AUTO SPA John Thomas Branch ncautospa@gmail.com SALISBURY EYECARE AND EYEWEAR, OD, PLLC Dr. Melanie Denton Dombrowski melaniedenton@gmail.com 26

SALISBURY FLOWER SHOP Janae R. Reese janaereese@aol.com SALISBURY HOUSING AUTHORITY Stephanie Bruce stephanie@salisburyhousingauthority.com SALISBURY SALON & SPA Leslie Stopper leslie@salisburysalonspa.com SALISBURY SALT SPA Tricia Cole relaxation@salisburysaltspa.com SAN JOSE INC/MARIO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT Mario Beltran maroskybeltra86@yahoo.com SIDEKICK KARATE, LLC Ricky Smith skkarate@aol.com SIMMS MADDOX, DR. M.J. Dr. M.J. Simms Maddox mjsimmsmaddox@gmail.com SOUTH MAIN BOOK COMPANY Alissa M. Redmond yahoomailnomore@gmail.com SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE, INC. Donna Milem d.milem@spiceandtea.com STATE FARM INSURANCE - CINDY MORGAN Cindy Morgan cindy@cindymorganagency.com STITCHIN' POST GIFTS Pam Hylton Coffield pam@spgifts.com STOWE LAW FIRM, PLLC Ryan Stowe ryan@stowelawfirmnc.com SUPERIOR HOME CARE Sherry Hargrave lorettahargrave54@gmail.com SWEET COUNTRY STYLE BOUTIQUE Shelly Lowder Sweetcountrystyle@gmail.com SWEET MEADOW CAFE Heather Teeter sweetmeadowcafe@yahoo.com TECHNOCOM William Coleman wcoleman@TechnocomUSA.com

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Donating time, talent and treasure to community is best investment for all When a new business opens in Rowan County or an entrepreneur decides to settle in Salisbury, Chamber President Elaine Spalding offers them the same advice: be a good corporate citizen. That means using “time, talent or treasure” to help the local community, Spalding said. Many individual business owners, operators and entrepreneurs have done just that and have made lasting and impactful contributions to the Rowan County community. Some have sacrificed their time to serve on a nonprofit board while others have launched their own organizations. Here are a few of the many Rowan Countians who have invested in their community.

Greg Alcorn

Founder and CEO of Global Contact Services

Pete Teague

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Pete Teague has always wanted to do his part. In 1996, Teague chaired a task force that laid the foundation for what is now the Paul E. Fisher Gateway Building — the downtown building home to the Chamber of Commerce, Rowan County Tourism, Three Rivers Land Trust and Rowan Economic Development Council. Teague hasn’t stopped helping since. He remains on the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County and served as president from 2001 to 2015. The former accountant has been on a number of local boards, including the Salisbury Rotary Club and Rowan County United Way. Most recently, Teague has been involved with the KIVA initiative, a micro-lending opportunity for local small businesses owned by minorities and women. “As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe and have found that there is much more joy in giving than receiving,” Teague said. “Building and maintaining a wonderful community requires the efforts of many people, some in leadership and many serving in various ways. I want to do my part.”

After growing up in Rowan County, Greg Alcorn built his customer service business from offices in downtown Salisbury. But Alcorn hasn’t just started a company in the community, he’s also invested in it by serving on various local boards and starting ApSeed, a nonprofit dedicated to putting technology in the hands of economically disadvantaged students. “Grow where you are planted,” Alcorn said. “It’s natural to invest time after growing up here and going to school here and working here for Elia Gegorek decades. I want to stay involved because so Gegorek & Associates Realty many positive experiences happen with lifelong Having parents who did not speak English, Elia friends here. Gegorek became her mother and father’s de facAlcorn founded ApSeed in 2016. The organizato translator when she was a teenager and her tion has since distributed its touchpad devices family moved to America. Gegorek has continued to students in Rowan County schools and other to bridge the language gap between the Hispanic communities around the state. and English-speaking communities ever since. In addition to ApSeed, Alcorn has served adAs a realtor, Gegorek has not only become a visory boards for Families First and several local go-to agent for members of the Hispanic commucolleges. He recently invested in bringing a synity, but she ensures they are well-adjusted. Geringe service program to Rowan County, which gorek has done this through her efforts as chair he believes will help prevent drug users from beof the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s coming sick and will help more users begin the Minority Business Council. She has also launched recovery process. 28  Rowan County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Talent Attraction Guide

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a new outreach effort to make sure that the county’s Spanish-speaking population has the resources it needs. “As for the Hispanic community, their ambition has always been an opportunity and I have been fortunate through Rowan county and the leaders of Rowan County to serve to give them that chance,” Gegorek said.

Mona Lisa Wallace

Partner at Wallace & Graham

Born and raised in Spencer, Wallace decided to open her law practice in Rowan County and raise her family in the area as well. Along with growing her firm, Wallace and her family have become supporters of numerous community projects and philanthropic efforts, including Novant Health's Wallace Cancer Institute, Rowan Salisbury School System’s Wallace Educational Forum. Wallace also serves on the Board of Trustees for Catawba College. "I know how fortunate I have become and have always felt a calling to give back," Wallace said. "I have also been inspired by numerous philanthropists in Salisbury whom I am proud to call friends and sources of inspiration to include the Wallace family, Ralph Ketner, Julian Robertson, Fred Stanback, and my business partner, Bill Graham." Wallace's firm has also developed a giving initiative spearheaded by Wallace's daughter, Whitney Wallace Williams, called “Wallace & Graham Gives." Additionally, the Wallace & Graham firm takes on pro bono work to help citizens, including filing a lawsuit for injunctive relief to force a local nursing facility to provide appropriate health care. 


Say "hello" to KIVA

“Watch this,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said as she held up her cell phone. She touched an app, touched an image, scrolled down, tapped another image, and then said, “There. I just loaned $25 to a minority business.” “This is Kiva,” she explained. “And look at this,” as she tapped a few more images. Here’s my history. I’ve made loans to 27 minority businesses, and 87% have repaid me so far.” Financing for minority businesses. An issue I had worked on for four years without any real success other than talking about it. In early 2016, I visited every Salisbury bank proposing a plan to create a fund for minority businesses. Only a couple were receptive. Then two things happened. First, during the 2019 city council election, Gemale Black campaigned on 40-50 minority businesses needing financing. Two months later, I plopped my materials beside Mayor Schaaf at a conference in Washington, DC, chatted casually for an hour, and was stunned with her presentation. She gave me Kiva’s contact information. And the real journey began. Kiva was founded in 2005 in East Africa with a mission to "to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.” The word “Kiva” means “unity” in Swahili. Donors provide funding to Field Partners who make microloans as low as $25. Since then, the Agency for International Development, a division of the US State Department, became engaged in expanding international support. Kiva US was launched in 2011 to provide Internet-based crowdsourcing loans to minority and woman-owned businesses which could not access bank loans because of low credit scores, lack of collateral, or not meeting bank minimum loans of $1520,000. Kiva US loans range from $1,000 to $15,000 with a national average of about $5,000. The goal serve as the first rung on the “capital ladder,” that is, to help minority businesses get started with small loans, grow their businesses, and then qualify for traditional bank loans. Currently, Kiva US is operating in approximately 20 Kiva Cities. Salisbury joined Kiva in late 2020 and is the smallest Kiva City in the nation.

On a local level, a Kiva City – like Salisbury – is organized as a “three-legged stool” including Funders, Trustees, and Hubs. Funders provide the money. A Kiva City may have more than one funder. Kiva US has an annual fee which the City of Salisbury paid and is committed to paying for by David Post three years. Kiva also allows Funders, not david.post@salisburync.gov necessarily the Kiva City, to create a socalled Managed Lending Fund which is simal knowledge about borrowers. Trustees ply a matching fund. For example, suppose a borrower needs, are also available as mentors who can prosay, $5,000. With a matching fund, if that vide borrowers with guidance both through the Kiva application process and with their business operations to help insure their success. Approximately a dozen community and business leaders in Salisbury are being organized to serve as trustees. The Hub is where the borrower meets Kiva and where the activity happens. Its “Capital Access Manager” is responsible for marketing Kiva into the community, identifying potential borrowers, helping borrowers gather and transmit the necessary information to Kiva, overseeing the borrower’s transition to the Kiva internet platform, promoting the public to make loans to the borrower on the Kiva website, and serving as the relationship manager between the borrower, Kiva, and the lenders. Of course, the system depends on Lenders, individuals and organizations, to make loans to Kiva borrowers. The minimum loan is $25. More is always helpful. Repayment rates have historically exceeded 95%. To make a real difference, non-profits, lending institutions, foundations, and individuals can also participate by creating a matching fund for borrowers. Kiva’s success been driven by many factors, perhaps the most important being the demand for capital in low-wealth communities and the high repayment rates of over 95% that encourages lenders to make more borrower raises $2,500, the other $2,500 loans. Kiva has connected over 4 million will be matched. Salisbury has already borrowers to almost 2 million lenders in committed $60,000 to a matching fund. over 75 countries. In addition, several community organizaIf you’re interested in Kiva – needing a tions and citizens have offered to create a loan as a borrower, helping a minority busimatching fund if the demand exists. ness as a lender ($25 or more), starting or Trustees -- non-profits, foundations, lo- participating ins a matching fund, or as a cal businesses, and community leaders Trustee mentor – please contact either Pete – serve several roles. Since Kiva lacks any Teague (pteague@livingstone.edu) or Dalocal or personal relationship with the bor- vid Post (david.post@salisburync.gov) or rowers, the Trustees vouch for their person- kiva@salisburync.gov.  www.RowanChamber.com

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Population: 4,434 Incorporated: 1889 Mayor: Charles Seaford China Grove's downtown farmers market is held on the grounds of what may be the town’s bestknown landmark, the historic China Grove Roller Mill which draws visitors from around the area. Now operated by the Historical Society of South Rowan as a museum, the mill used to grind corn and wheat into meal and flour. 333 North Main Street China Grove, NC 28023 (704) 857-2466 www.chinagrovenc.gov

Population: 819 Incorporated: 1903 Mayor: C.J. Moody, Jr. The annual July 4 parade and fireworks cap a celebration that stretches over several days. It’s the largest Independence Day celebration in North Carolina and always draws crowds. 100 North Main Street Faith, NC 28041 (704) 279-7500

Population: 3,690 Incorporated: 1901 Mayor: Meredith Smith Landis is also unique in the 21st century energy economy: it has owned and operated its own electrical system since 1917. The town supplies power to residents and businesses in town and around southern Rowan County. 312 South Main Street Landis, NC 28088 (704) 857-2411 www.townoflandis.com

Population: 35,540 Incorporated: 1753 Mayor: Karen Alexander Salisbury boasts a growing arts community, four colleges and a diverse group of business professionals. Visitors enjoy touring historic destinations, beautiful homes and a wide range of businesses in a flourishing downtown. 217 South Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 (704) 638-5270 www.salisburync.gov

Population: 846 Incorporated: 1883 Mayor: Pat Phifer The town turns out for annual celebrations in autumn (Heritage Day in October) and winter (the Cleveland Christmas Parade). 302 East Main Street Cleveland, NC 27013 (704) 278-4777 www.clevelandnc.org

Population: 2,984 Incorporated: 1901 Mayor: Brittany Barnhardt Granite Quarry’s best-known landmark the Old Stone House, built in 1766 was restored in the 20th century and now maintained as a museum, it’s the oldest structure in Rowan County. 143 North Salisbury Avenue Granite Quarry, NC 28072 (704) 279-5596 www.granitequarrync.gov

Population: 2,302 Incorporated: 1911 Mayor: Beau Taylor Rockwell’s featured attractions include the Historic Rockwell Museum, now in its 16th year. Housed in the town’s historic Post Office building, the museum collection was donated and is curated by local citizens. 202 East Main Street Rockwell, NC 28138 (704) 279-2180 www.rockwellnc.gov

Population: 3,308 Incorporated: 1905 Mayor: Jonathan D. Williams Today, Spencer still has a nearby connection to the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Just outside of Spencer are a number of trucking companies, traveling all over the southeastern United States. 600 South Salisbury Avenue Spencer, NC 28159 (704) 633-2231 www.ci.spencer.nc.us

Population: 1,567 Population: 52,983 Incorporated: 1901 Incorporated: 1984 Mayor: Barbara Mallet Mayor: Darrell Hinnant The Town of East Spencer is a A community that welcomes family oriented community that is new people, new ideas and new filled with a history of the South- businesses. A place where there ern Railway. Its original name was is a balance between work, fam“Southern City” because of the sig- ily, and social living. nificance of railway in the creation 401 Laureate Way and development of the town. Kannapolis, NC 28081 105 South Long Street (704) 920-4300 East Spencer, NC 28039 www.kannapolisnc.gov (704) 636-7111 www.townofeastspencer.org 30  Rowan County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Talent Attraction Guide

Move your business forward in the Town of Spencer Find out more at spencernc.gov or call 704-633-2231.

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– Spencer, North Carolina.

A Town on the Move

Incorporated in 1905, the Town of Spencer is known for its strong railroading ties. It is currently home to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, which attracts 100,000 visitors annually. With new business developments in manufacturing, distribution centers on the rise and an exciting draw for visitors, Spencer is on the right track to bring positive change to its neighborhoods and grow business development. So, if you are looking for a small-town atmosphere that offers convenience of major cities within a 30-minute drive, come explore Spencer. If you’re already a resident, know that big things are steaming up for our little railroad town.

Small Town Living Spencer Historic District

Boasting the largest contiguous historic district in the state of North Carolina, Spencer’s Historic District reflects the wealth of the railroad and is a unique example of a railroad town from the latter part of the Gilded Age. Great time and detail were put into building each house and these dwellings represent a historic era when the railroad industry was America’s money-making powerhouse. Features in the area include diamond-pane recessed windows, varied architectural styles combined to create attractive dwellings, Gothic architecture, classical architecture, stained glass, and more.

Spencer Library

The Spencer Town Library, located at 300 Fourth St. in the former Spencer Elementary School building, is independently funded by the town of Spencer. In addition to book and media access for patrons, special events for children and adults are held regularly.

Big Time Adventure North Carolina Transportation Museum

The N.C. Transportation Museum is a historic site, once home to Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast, and a museum featuring all types of transportation history — railroading, automotive, aviation and more. A visit to the museum is sure to be a fun day for families and railroad enthusiasts, alike. Historic structures include Barber Junction Depot, an authentic train station built in 1898 that serves as the museum’s Visitor Center. The Bob Julian Roundhouse is the largest remaining roundhouse in North America, it is home to locomotives, passenger rail cars, and a full-size replica Wright Flyer. The massive Back Shop, where steam locomotives were once completely overhauled, now houses rail cars, of the past, antique automobiles, fire trucks and the restoration of the Piedmont Airlines’ Potomac Pacemaker DC-3. The Flue Shop houses the museum’s Bumper to Bumper automotive exhibit.

Stanback Educational Forest

County’s “hidden gems”.

Yadkin River Park

Trails were recently approved to connect the Spencer/Grants Creek Greenway to the N.C. Transportation Museum and on to the Yadkin River and Davidson County’s Yadkin River Park. The recently opened Davidson County park spans the river via the historic Wil-Cox Bridge, now a walking trail out over the river. The 1,300-foot bridge connects Rowan and Davidson counties. The Davidson park has picnic shelters, 1.25 miles of hiking and biking trails, boat access, and bank fishing opportunities. The trails wind along wooded entrenchment and rifle pits of Fort York, a Civil War era fort built in anticipation of Union General George Stoneman’s Raid into Piedmont North Carolina and to protect the North Carolina Railroad Bridge.

Downtown Park

The town recently received a generous private contribution to help begin the process of creating greenspace in the Park Plaza parking lot in front of our new Town Hall. Park Plaza is the heart of Spencer’s downtown business district, directly across from the NC Transportation Museum. This commitment allows us to begin the planning process and solicit input from our community to move this long-awaited project forward and hopefully begin construction for an amenity our residents and visitors can enjoy for picnics, concerts, and other events. Other Spencer parks include the 8th Street Ball Field (home to the Spencer Call Ripken baseball league), 2nd Street Park (Rowan Park), and Library Park.

The Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest, or Spencer Woods, is located at the end of 11th Street in Spencer. This 42-acre passive park is protected through a partnership with Three Rivers Land Trust and the town of Spencer. The park, which opened in 2017, contains 2.5 miles of hiking trails, two educational pavilions and a small pond with floating dock. Through partnership with Three Rivers Land Trust and funding from grants and private donations, the park is being expanded by another 50 acres. The land will be transferred to the town of Spencer for A Progressive Vision Town staff, elected officials and other maintenance of the park, which will remain a natural area and add significantly to the partners work together to enhance the town’s greenspace footprint. This park is quality of life and guide development in considered by many to be one of Rowan the community. The town partners with the Rowan Economic Development Comwww.RowanChamber.com   31


mission to foster business and industrial development in our county. Rowan County is a dynamic region in the Charlotte metro area that is well-positioned for growth and investment. With our central location in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, access to a 1.3-million-person labor pool, pro-business environment and quality lifestyle, we offer everything your business needs to be as innovative and prosperous as

you can envision it. Long-range planning helps the Town prepare for future growth, using data and tools such as comprehensive plans, small area plans and more. Work in this area is collaborative with the public, town staff, and other local and state agencies. Community development activities assist low-to-moderateincome residents while bringing positive change to neighbor-

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hoods. The town accomplishes these goals through several strategies, such as development of quality affordable housing, installation of infrastructure, and support of nonprofit organizations. In 2021, the town of Spencer received a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce to assist qualified local homeowners with needed repairs and rehabilitation.

Mission & Core Values

IMPROVE our infrastructure and services on a continual basis; ENCOURAGE healthy lifestyles through parks and recreation; SUPPORT education by promoting partnerships with local schools; CULTIVATE good relationships with local organizations and other municipalities; UPHOLD community integrity through enforcement of codes and regulations; PROVIDE a safe place to live, work, and play; SERVE the community with a talented and professional staff; ENGAGE citizens through events, education, and communication; and STAND together as a model community.

Our Mission At the Town of Spencer, we serve with effective, responsive, and collaborative teamwork to be a model community. Our Vision Through leadership, innovation and pride, we will… BUILD upon our unique culOur Core Values tural and historical identity; Communication • Diversity • GROW our economic base by Honesty • Integrity • Respect • supporting business and exStewardship • Trust • Unity  panding tourism;

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“The Future is Bright” is our tagline in Landis. By Diane Seaford We believe our community is a shining star in Rowan County because we are excited about controlled growth, providing opportunities throughout the year for our residents to come together for celebrations, having recreational services that are first in class for a town our size and offering a safe place to raise a family. We are a small town with a big heart that believes it “takes a village” to support, encourage, and celebrate each other. In May 2021, the Landis Board of Aldermen approved our 2040 Comprehensive Land Use Plan

and Land Development Ordinance. These documents clearly define how and where we expect to grow in the next twenty years. For anyone building in Landis, the expectations and requirements are clearly defined, and the community is zoned to embrace new residential, commercial and industrial growth. We are currently experiencing significant growth that is resulting in a robust, exciting environment for all of our citizens. Growth also enables us to provide additional opportunities for the town. For families and neighbors, the town sponsors a

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fall festival, the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade, Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Santa at the Park, Easter egg hunt, movies at the pool, and National Night Out. In the upcoming year, we will be bringing back the Heritage Day festival. All of these events offer a time for families and neighbors to celebrate our community and fellowship with each other. Growth and change are also coming to our uptown with the addition of a mural that reflects where we came from and shines light on the future. A blue ribbon committee has been formed to develop the town property between Central Avenue and Chapel Street into a passive park that will complete the vision D. C. Linn had for the property when he donated it to the Town over 20 years ago. In addition to leading many of the events already mentioned, our recreation team works throughout the year to maintain and grow the Lake Corriher Wilderness Park. We are working diligently to polish this hidden gem into a place that is known throughout the state. This year, we are adding two additional cabins to make a total of four cabins at the park that can be rented. Use of the park surged during the pandemic. We believe it provided an opportunity for citizens to cope and experience nature. Fortunately, we continue to see our citizens

taking advantage of the opportunity to camp, hike, fish, kayak, paddleboat and play disc golf. With the addition of six new holes, the disc golf course will be completed in 2022. The disc golf community often speaks of the existing course as one of the best in the state because of the change in terrain and forest location. Completing the course will allow us to host tournaments and bring new guests to the community. In addition to the tark, we have a town swimming pool that is staffed by our recreation department and open to the public each summer. We are fortunate to have a recreation team that brings big city activities and opportunities to our small community. The size of our town is perfect for providing a safe place to raise a family. We are a place where everyone knows and cares for each other. Last year we hired our first public safety director. Our Public Safety Department combines our fire and police into a cohesive department that works together to provide for the safety of our citizens. In addition, they respond in times of need and work to build relationships with all of our citizens. We are a town where these services are appreciated and recognized as important by citizens. Landis is a growing community with a bright future. Please come join us!  www.RowanChamber.com

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ACCELERATING OUR COMMITMENT TO ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ROWAN COUNTY.

There’s never been a more urgent need for Rowan County to come together to improve our economic prospects. And through the newly launched Forward Rowan campaign, individuals, businesses and communities have come together to forge a bold new path forward. It’s a path that builds upon recent successes and positive momentum. It imagines an economy that offers opportunity and an improved lifestyle for all. It promises better jobs, more capital investment and a more resilient economy that can sustain us through economic challenges.

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We’re working side-by-side and with others, to build a better community in which we live and work. Together, we will move Rowan forward.

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FAQ’s

The most frequently asked questions about our community. For more information contact the Rowan Chamber at 704.633.4221 or info@rowanchamber.com or www.rowanchamber.com or 204 East Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 What’s the population of Rowan County? 146,875 What’s the population of Salisbury? 35,540 How many employer establishments are in the county? 2,682 How many people are in the labor force in the county? 66,167 What’s the unemployment rate? Rowan County’s 3.7% unemployment rate in October of 2021 ranked 56th in the state. What’s the per capita income? $25,117

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Who are the largest employers? 1. Food Lion.........................................................3,500 2. Daimler Trucks North America LLC...............1,500 3. Chewy...............................................................1,400 4. Novant Health Rowan Medical Center .........1,044 5. Gildan...............................................................706 How many minority-owned businesses are located in Rowan County? 1,546 How many veteran owned businesses are located in Rowan County? 1,090 What are the cultural amenities in the community? Three community theaters, a local symphony, a historic homes tour, numerous live music events/ festivals, first-class art galleries and museums, excellent locally owned restaurants, unique shops/ boutiques, parks and more.

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What is the median household income? $49,842 What’s the average price of a home, November 2021? $236,500 How much is the median rent for housing in Rowan County? $772 How much is the median rent for housing in Salisbury? $786 How diverse is Rowan County? White..................................................................79.4% Black...................................................................16.9% Hispanic or Latino............................................... 9.4% Multi-race............................................................. 1.8% Asian.....................................................................1.2% American iIndian and Alaska Native.................0.6% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.....0.1% SOURC: census.gov, salisburypost.com, rowanedc.com s, apartmentlist.com and realtor.com


Rowan-Salisbury School Teachers Excel You are over 30 years old, working full time, have a family with three small children, and seriously considering going back to college to obtain your degree. There are a lot of people that think, “You must be crazy!” That was a summed-up version of what I thought when my husband and I decided I should take the step to go back to school. At the time, Catawba College offered an evening program for adult learners called Lifelong Learning for Adults. Naturally, this was well before the options of online learning with an accredited university or college. With the support of my husband, Tim, I jumped in headfirst and became a Catawba College full time student, while working full-time during the day as the data manager at West Rowan High School. Earning my degree so I could one day lateral-entry into an education position was my goal. Hard work is a trait that I value. Looking back, I am proud of the hard work that put me on the path to becoming an educator. However, I must admit, I did have to

apologize to my family during that time of my life for missed ball games, family meals, school events and more. I graduated from Catawba College with a bachelor's degree in business administration with concentrations in business management and communications in December 2006. I stepped into a career and technical education (CTE) business and information technology position (lateral entry) at West Rowan High School one month later. That day was exciting and scary all at the same time. At the end of that semester, I applied and was accepted to the NC Teach program to become a certified teacher. Through that program, I finished my teaching certification with East Carolina University within a year. I loved teaching and still do! While in the classroom at West Rowan High School, Dr. Jamie Durant consistently put me in leadership positions. Through the encouragement, again, of my awesome husband, and my mentor, Dr. Durant, I enrolled in the graduate school administration program at Gardner-Webb University.

by Stacey White, Principal West Rowan Middle School

Completing the program in 2010, I had three children in the West school district. My oldest, Ashlynn, was a student at West High at that time. In March 2014, I was named the new Assistant Principal at West Rowan High School. During that year, my middle daughter, Amber, was a sophomore at West Rowan High School.

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I love the West community and have proudly lived in the community for well over 20 years. My family owns a small farm that we love. That 10-minute drive to West High School was one I was prepared to make until I retired from Rowan-Salisbury School System. After all, I had been making that drive for 18 years. In my last year at West Rowan High School, we exceeded growth! I cried after Dr. Durant called to share that news with me. All the hard work from the staff had paid off for our students! In the summer of 2018, my work drive increased by about three minutes when I became principal of West Rowan Middle School. This was a family decision that I did not take lightly. My youngest daughter, Mira, was going into her junior year at West Rowan High School. Never in all my career planning did I ever think I would be principal at a middle school. However, God knew just exactly what I needed. My Bulldog community is so special to me and my family. West Middle has the very best staff, students, and parents. I am proud to work alongside my team every day. When people ask why I do what I do for a living, I proudly share My “Why” with them… I want to bust through every obstacle in the way of every child who is trying to

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get through school on their own. There are so many students who have absent parents or parents who simply do not know how to help their child with school. Hard work certainly pays off. However, it’s also important

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Directory of Public Education Kannapolis City Schools 100 Denver St. Kannapolis, NC 28083 704-938-1131 www.kannapolis.k12.nc.us

Rowan-Salisbury School System 500 North Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-630-6102 www.rss.k12.nc.us

Elementary Schools Bostian Elementary School 4245 Old Beatty Ford Rd. China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-2322

Knollwood Elementary School 3075 Shue Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-857-3400

China Grove Elementary School 514 S. Franklin St. China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-7708

Elizabeth Duncan-Koontz Elementary 685 E. Ritchie Rd. Salisbury, NC 28146 704-216-0273

Enochville Elementary School 925 N. Enochville Ave China Grove, NC 28023 704-933-2534 Faith Elementary School PO Box 160 Faith, NC 28041 704-279-3195 Granite Quarry Elementary School 118 South Walnut GQ Street Salisbury, NC 28146 704-279-2154

Landis Elementary School 801 W. Ryder Ave. Landis, NC 28088 704-857-3111 Millbridge Elementary School 155 Ed Deal Rd. China Grove, NC 28023 704-855-5591 Morgan Elementary School 3860 Liberty Rd. Gold Hill NC 28071 704-636-0169

Hanford-Dole Elementary School 465 Choate Rd. Salisbury, NC 28146 704-639-3046

Mount Ulla Elementary School 13155 NC Hwy 801 Mount Ulla, NC 28125 704-278-2750

Hurley Elementary School 625 Hurley School Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-639-3038

North Rowan Elementary School 600 Charles St. Spencer, NC 28159 704-639-3042

H.D. Isenberg Elementary School C.T. Overton Elementary School 2800 Jake Alexander Blvd. 1825 Park Rd. W. Salisbury, NC 28147 Salisbury, NC 28144 704-639-3009 704-639-3000

Rockwell Elementary School 114 Link St. Rockwell, NC 28138 704-279-3145 Shive Elementary School 655 Holshouser Rd. Rockwell, NC 28138 704-279-2899 West Rowan Elementary School 480 Mimosa St. Cleveland, NC 27013 704-278-2131

Middle Schools China Grove Middle School 1013 N. Main St. China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-7038 Corriher-Lipe Middle School 214 W. Rice St. Landis, NC 28088 704-857-7946 Erwin Middle School 170 St. Luke’s Church Rd. Salisbury, NC 28146 704-279-7256

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North Rowan High School 300 N. Whitehead Ave. Spencer, NC 28159 704-636-4420 Rowan County Early College PO Box 1595 Salisbury, NC 28145 on the campus of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 704-216-3873 Salisbury High School 500 Lincolnton Rd. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-636-1221 South Rowan High School 1655 Patterson St. China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-1161 West Rowan High School 8050 NC 801 Hwy Mount Ulla, NC 28125 704-278-9233

Henderson Independent Middle School 1215 N. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-639-3134

Internship Opportunities

Knox Center for Accelerated Studies 1625 Park Rd. W. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-633-2922

Catawba College 704-637-4384

North Rowan Middle School 512 Charles St. Spencer, NC 28159 704-639-3018

Rowan-Salisbury High Schools 704-636-7500

Livingstone College 704-216-6222 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 704-216-3648

Southeast Middle School 1570 Peeler Rd. Salisbury, NC 28146 704-638-5561

High School Student Career Development Coordinators:

West Rowan Middle School 5925 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-633-4775

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High Schools

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Jesse C. Carson High School 290 Kress Venture Dr. China Grove, NC 28023 704-855-7297

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Henderson Independent High School 1215 N. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-639-3134

East Rowan High School 175 St. Luke’s Church Rd. Salisbury, NC 28146 704-279-5232

North Rowan High 704-636-4420

West Rowan High 704-278-9233 Salisbury High 704-636-1221 Carson High 704-855-7297


Directory of Early Education/Child Care Cornerstone Child Development Center 315 Webb Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-855-1218 Ext. 109 www.cornerstonecdc.com

Partners in Learning Child Development Center 519 Best St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-216-1502 www.epartnersinlearning.org

First Presbyterian Church Daycare 308 West Fisher St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-636-1321 www.salisburyfirstpres.org

Smart Start Child Care Connections Resource & Referral 1329 Jake Alexander Blvd., S. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-630-9085 www.rowan-smartstart.org

First United Methodist Church Daycare 217 South Church St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-633-7209 www.fumcsalisbury.org

St. John’s Child Development Center 300 West Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-636-6756 www.stjohns-salisbury.org

Noah’s Playloft Preschool, Inc. 305 South Link Ave. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-636-8118

YMCA/Rowan County Before/After School Care 950 Kimball Rd. China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-7011

Partners in Learning Child Development Center 2386 Robin Rd. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-638-9020 www.epartnersinlearning.org

828 Jake Alexander Blvd, W. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-216-9622

Directory of Private Education North Hills Christian School 2970 West Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144 704-636-3005 www.northhillschristian.com

Salisbury Academy 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., N. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-3002 www.salisburyacademy.org

Rockwell Christian School 401 Depot St. Rockwell, NC 28138 704-279-8854 www.rockwellchristianschool.com

Salisbury Adventist School 305 Rudolph Rd. Salisbury NC 28146 704-633-1282

Sacred Heart Catholic School 385 Lumen Christi Ln. Salisbury, NC 28147-6799 704-633-2841 www.salisburycatholic.org

Directory of Colleges & Universities Catawba College 704-637-4414 www.catawba.edu

Livingstone College 704-216-6151 www.livingstone.edu

Hood Theological Seminary 704-636-7611 www.hoodseminary.edu

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 704-637-0760 www.rccc.edu

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Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

612 Mocksville Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144 | 704-210-5000 | www.novanthealth.org/rowan-medical-center Novant Health Rowan Medical Center provides remarkable care for the entire family right in your backyard. As a leader in the health care community since 1936, we are a not-for-profit offering advanced treatments and comprehensive medical care for citizens of Rowan County and surrounding communities. As our community has grown, so have we. Twelve years ago, we joined Novant Health, a collaboration which has enabled us to provide even more advanced and critical care to our community. In late 2017, Novant Health Med Flight launched their helicopter air transport service, which is based at Row-

an Medical Center. This service connects patients to the critical care they need when every second counts. Rowan Medical Center offers a variety of healthcare services — from primary care providers and specialty care clinics to imaging, wellness, and urgent care clinics with extended hours so that you can enjoy more of your life. Rowan Medical Center is nationally accredited by the Joint Commission, the gold standard in healthcare accreditation. The hospital is nationally recognized for safety, quality and leading edge healthcare; which means world-class care for your family.

Supporting our community is about more than just providing high-quality medical care. It’s reaching out, partnering and working together with schools, businesses, and civic groups to create a healthier community — together. The newest addition to the Rowan Medical Center system is the Wallace Cancer Institute, a 34,000 square-foot facility was completed in the summer of 2020 and allows four cancer centers to be in one building. To learn more about the physicians, team members, services, and facilities, please visit novanthealth.org.

W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center

1601 Brenner Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144 | 704-638-9000 | www.salisbury.va.gov W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center (Salisbury VA Health Care System) has 439 authorized beds, including an Extended Care Community Living Center. It is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and programs in education and research. With 3,444 staff members, the health care system is one of Rowan County’s top employers. Salisbury VA Health Care System also oversees health care centers in south Charlotte and Kernersville and operates a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in north Charlotte. The health care system provides compre-

hensive health care through the spectrum of primary care, tertiary care, and longterm care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, gastroenterology, cardiology, women’s health, dentistry, geriatrics, medical home primary care, substance abuse treatment and residential post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The Extended Care Community Living Center, which has maintained a 5-star rating for quality for seven consecutive quarters, provides extended care rehabilitation, short stay skilled care, respite care, and a 12-bed hospice center.

Salisbury VA Health Care System has an ongoing affiliation with Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and other area schools and is dedicated to providing innovative and compassionate patient care.

Atrium Health Cabarrus

920 Church Street North, Concord, NC 28025 | 704-403-3000 | www.atriumhealth.org Atrium Health Cabarrus is a regional 457bed, not-for-profit hospital in Concord, N.C., serving Cabarrus, Rowan and Stanly counties. More than 4,131 hospital employees provide services through an extensive inpatient and outpatient network including a Level III trauma center, advanced pediatric care at Jeff Gordon Children's Center, Hayes Family Center, Batte Cancer Center and cardio care through the new heart and vascular tower as part of Atrium Health’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. Atrium Health, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative health care organizations, provides a full spectrum of health

care and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physicians practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Providing a range of specialized services including high-quality heart, cancer and neurological care, Atrium Health Cabarrus is recognized nationally by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for stroke care, and by the Joint Commission for excellence in multiple specialties, including diabetes, surgical care and child-

birth. Atrium Health also received the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. And was named to Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals in 2021 for providing high-quality care to mothers and newborns.

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If you are planning to open a small business in Rowan County, we are here to help! The Rowan Chamber and our community partners have valuable resources to assist you in the launch of your successful enterprise. First, contact the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) Small Business Center. They offer free one-on-one business consultants to help with your business plan. The meetings are held in our Chamber offices and will provide you with permitting and license information. You just need to schedule an appointment via www.rccc. edu/sbc or call (704) 216-3534. Second, join the Rowan Chamber. The Chamber is a private not-for-profit business

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advocacy organization. The Chamber has an active Board of Directors, volunteers and staff to assist the business community. We have peer-to-peer networks like the Young Professionals, Women in Business, Minority Business Council and Agri-business groups. The Chamber’s Business After Hours mixers and Power in Partnership breakfast meetings are also very popular. The Rowan Chamber was incorporated in 1925 and has accomplished a great deal in its nearly 95-year history. Significant accomplishments include: Yadkin River Bridge; Salisbury One Stop Shop; I-85 improvements and utility connections; Rowan Airport expansion; and, the development of the Gateway Building.

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How to Buy a House Welcome to Rowan County! There are a wide range of housing options in our community – from condominiums, to downtown areas, suburban and rural houses with land. We encourage you to get out and explore all the areas of our community and find the best fit for you and your family. Here are some helpful tips to get you started: • Get pre-approved from your lender; however, never buy at your top loan amount. You’ll want to leave room for furniture/décor and travel! • Utilize a skilled Realtor that knows the local market. Your agent should be

available to communicate with you on a regular basis. • Identify what’s important to you: area, size, schools, style of home • Request a home inspection and termite inspection by reputable businesses • Obtain a copy of covenants and restrictions (homeowners association or historic districts) We know you’ll be happy living and working in Rowan County. Most newcomers are surprised by how much house they can buy in our community. The property taxes are usually lower (especially if you are moving from the Northeast). Some people ask

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The Rowan Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 30 years of Leadership Rowan in 2022. Since 1992, Leadership Rowan has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about the success of the community. “We are extremely proud of the history and success of Leadership Rowan with over 750 graduates of the program,” said Nick Means (F & M Bank), Steering Committee chairman. These talented leaders spend ten months going on exclusive tours and having handson experiences, all with area leaders who take on our community’s biggest challenges every day. Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Rowan graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders. The Leadership Rowan program begins each year with an August Opening Retreat, which focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion. From September to May, the class spends one day per month doing a deep dive into a specific area of the community, including government, business and education. Class size ranges from 25 – 30 members. Participants need to apply and be selected for the program. Members of the Leadership Rowan Steering Committee are: Lorie Aldridge (Trinity

Oaks), Dominique Bates (Rowan-Salisbury School System), Johnathon Boles (Catawba College), Kaisha Brown (City of Salisbury), Alisha Byrd-Clark (Gemstones & Compass Leadership Academy), Danelle Cutting, (Carolina Farm Credit), Shawn Edman (Prevent Child Abuse Rowan), Ken Ingle (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College),

Deborah Johnson (Livingstone College), Eric Lipscomb (Global Contact Services), Nick Means (F&M Bank) and Ellen Robertson (Fisher Realty, Inc.). For more information on the Leadership program, please contact Erica Church with the Rowan Chamber at (704) 633-4221 or echurch@rowanchamber.com. 

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RELOCATING TO

ROWAN COUNTY

Rowan County has it all — spacious

farms, historic homes with plenty of charm, new neighborhoods with all the amenities. Your Chamber Business Directory lists local real estate agencies who will be happy to assist you in finding your dream home. For now, here are a few simple trips you can make by car or on foot to start learning about Rowan’s communities.

Farms and fields abound in and around

Rockwell and Cleveland as well as to the north near the Woodleaf community. Try this excursion: from Salisbury, take Statesville Boulevard (U.S. 70) west toward Cleveland. Turn left onto NC 801 South and go south to Sherrill’s Ford Road. Turn left there to head back toward Salisbury. This loop takes you through some of Rowan’s prime farm country.

High Rock Lake is a reservoir lake located in Davidson and Rowan counties of

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North Carolina, serving as a boundary between them. It is a reservoir for hydroelectric power generation. It is the northernmost of the Uwharrie Lakes and the second largest lake in North Carolina behind Lake Norman. Its water surface covers 15,180 acres (61 km2) and there are 365 miles (587 km) of shoreline. It begins at the confluence of the Yadkin River and the South Yadkin River. The lake’s name is derived from neighboring “High Rock Mountain”, the tallest mountain in the Uwharrie Mountains. High Rock Lake is currently managed and operated by the Cube-Hydro.

History is alive in Salisbury’s downtown

historic district. Homes from the 19th and early 20th centuries, many with a story to tell, line the streets within a block or two of the city center. From the intersection of Main and Innes, take West Innes Street past the Rowan County offices. Go three blocks, then turn

left onto South Ellis Street. Make your way down this street, then turn left on West Monroe Street. At the next block, turn left onto South Fulton Street to make your way back to Innes Street. These streets close to Main Street feature historic homes as well as more recent houses with character.

Find your hometown

Most of Rowan’s smaller municipalities retain a small-town character — local businesses, close-knit neighborhoods and plenty of smiling faces. Most of what you’ve heard about “Southern hospitality” is true and you can expect to get smiles and waves as you introduce yourself to the locals. Every town has something different to offer, as well as a blend of old and new homes and neighborhoods. Pick a corner of the Rowan County map and go exploring. You just might find your new friends and neighbors waiting for you there.

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$64,271 Transportation and Warehousing 3,431 $25,117 Information 115 Finance and Insurance 668 $136,400 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 222 $236,500 Professional and Technical Services 982 Mgt of Companies, Enterprises 1,113 Employed Population By Industry, 2020 Administrative and Waste Services 2,193 Total Government 8,512 Educational Services 3,894 Total Private Industry 37,763 Health Care and Social Assistance 8,063 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 279 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 612 Mining 212 Accommodation and Food Services 3,707 Utilities 140 Other Services Ex. Public Admin 886 Construction 3,187 Public Administration 2,699 Manufacturing 5,999 Wholesale Trade 2,258

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Enjoy city lights

Several buildings on Main Street and within one or two blocks of it have been refurbished with apartments or lofts on their upper floors, perfect for those who want to be a short walk from everything. Some newer buildings also feature condos for sale. There’s no need to drive to see the possibilities — just find a convenient parking spot and take a walk down South Main Street from the center of town.

Moving Checklist:

• Be sure your mail follows you. Remember to put in a forwarding request at your local Post Office before you move. USPS.com • Contact your local cable utility providers to set up electricity, gas, water/ sewer and telecommunications service as needed. • Once you’re settled, change your driver’s license and register your vehicles. New residents must obtain a North Carolina license and register their vehicles within 30 days. 126 East Kerr Street Salisbury, NC 704-633-5312.

• A safety and emissions inspection is also required to obtain vehicle registration. Department of Motor Vehicles Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5780 South Main Street (US 29) Salisbury, NC 704-633-5873 • Register to vote! Rowan County Board of Elections 704-216-8140 • For school information see page 27.

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Quick Reference Rowan County Services:

Animal Control/Shelter 216-7768 Better Business Bureau (336) 725-8348 Board of Elections 216-8140 Building Inspector 216-8619 Clerk of Court 797-3001 Cooperative Extension 216-8970 County Manager 216-8180 Division of Forest Resources 216-8993 Downtown Salisbury Inc. 637-7814 Health Department 216-8777 Housing Authority 633-8380 Landfill 278-2211 Magistrate 797-3130 Recycling 216-8589 Register of Deeds 216-8626 Rowan County Chamber of Commerce 633-4221 Rowan County Government 216-8100 Rowan Literacy Council 216-8266 Rowan Public Library (Main) 216-8228 Rowan EDC 637-5526 Rufty Holmes Senior Center 216-7714 Social Services Dept. 216-8330 Smart Start Rowan 630-9085 Tax Collector 216-8544 Tourism Development Authority (TDA) 638-3100 Zoning Permits 638-5207

City of Salisbury Services: City Manager City of Salisbury Government Housing Authority Post Office Recycling Zoning Permits (Development Services)

State and Federal Agencies:

DMV Drivers License Office 633-5873 DMV Vehicle Registration Office 633-5873 NC Works 639-7529 Social Security Administration 1-877-405-3157

Charities and Crisis Assistance:

Adult Protective Services American Red Cross Children’s Protective Services Communities In Schools Cooperative Christian Ministry (Kannapolis) Family Crisis Council Habitat for Humanity Main Street Mission (China Grove) Meals on Wheels of Rowan Rowan Helping Ministries Salvation Army United Way

Utilities:

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How do I get involved with the Chamber? It’s easy! Just review the list of committees

below, make your selection and return this form to the Chamber. You will be notified when the next committee meeting is scheduled. Contact us at info@rowanchamber.com or 704-633-4221 if you have any questions.

Business Advocacy – Meetings held: Second

Friday of each month at 8 a.m. Develops the Priority Project for each Legislative Session; recommends positions to the Board on business advocacy issues; conducts Candidate Forums; and, serves as voice of the business community on the Local, State and Federal levels. Areas of responsibility include:

• Government Affairs • Candidate Forums • Transportation Advocacy • Trips to Raleigh • Community Forums • State Legislative Breakfast • Trips to Washington D.C. • Voter Education • International Trips • Crime Prevention

Education & Workforce – Meetings held:

Oct - May on Second Tuesday @ 8:30 a.m. The Education & Workforce area strives for excellence in our education system and mentoring opportunities for students, promotes life-long learning, encourages a strong work ethic and bridges the gap between education and business. Areas of responsibility include:

• Workforce Development Alliance • Leadership Rowan Class & Alumni Association • Webinars/Seminars/Workshops • Job Fairs / Military Talent Attraction • New Teacher Welcome/Teacher of the Year • Groundhog Job Shadow Day • NC Manufacturing Institute & Plant Tours • Agri-business • Healthy Rowan/Corporate Health Cup

Membership & Marketing – Meetings held:

Second Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the location of the Business After Hours Mixer. Steering Committee supervises Chamber membership events and marketing opportunities including Business After Hours Mixers, New Member Receptions and Power in Partnership Breakfasts. Areas of responsibility include: • Power in Partnership breakfast (3rd Thurs.) • Ambassadors – ribbon cuttings & ground breakings • Disney Institute (May 5, 2022) • Women in Business • Men in Business • Dragon Boat Festival (July 23, 2022) • Annual Meeting (Jan. 13, 2022) • Total Resource Campaign (Aug. – Sept. time frame • Business After Hours Mixers (2nd Mon.) • New Member Receptions (Quarterly) • Minority Business Council • Young Professionals

Please return form to: Rowan County Chamber of Commerce 204 E Innes Street, Suite 110 Salisbury, NC 28144 704-633-4221 e-mail: info@rowanchamber.com

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