July 13, 2011
Habitat for Humanity opens new officeCongratulations to Habitat for Humanityof Gaston County on the opening of their new facility at 1840 East Franklin Boulevard. Offices and their ReStore now have have more than 20,000 square feet of space, over three times the size that Habitat had been in for 11 years. The ReStore collects donated new and gently used household goods, furniture, appliances and construction materials and sells them to the general public at affordable prices. While providing a service, it also serves as a funding platform, brings in volunteers and serves as a place that chosen Habitat families can do their required “sweat equity” volunteer work.Congratulations! To learn more about Habitat for Humaity of Gaston County click here.
January 12, 2011
Have a Heart for Hospice
Get your ticket today for an evening of wine tasting and food pairings to benefit Gaston Hospice. This wonderful event takes place Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Mount Holly Citizens Center. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To purchase please contact Ann Davis at 704-861-8405 or visit gastonhospice.org.
December 30, 2010
DellPest Exterminating celebrates 10 years of serving customers!
Owners Glenn and Robin Dellinger are please to announce DellPest's 10th anniversary in business on January 8th. To celebrate they are offering 50% off of all new services purchased on January 10-11, 2011. To learn more please call 704.922.5500 or visit their website at www.dellpest.com.
December 1, 2010
Titan has Exciting News!!! We are MOVING! This move will help us in several ways including road traffic for our new showroom.
So we have two things to share with Gaston Chamber Members.
1. We are having an Auction – December 4th at 10am – checkout this link for some of the things we are selling. There are other items that are not on the list.
2. We are going to have a separate sale – starting immediately following the Auction (about 11am). This will include some office furniture, décor and miscellaneous items.
These are things that we will not have room for at our new facility or no longer need. Everything will be priced to go. Please bring trucks – and take your treasures with you! We look forward to seeing everyone at 10AM at 1801 Bradbury Court, Gastonia, NC 28052
If you have any questions please call our office at 704-864-7403 or feel free to email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 1, 2010
Holy Angels – A Best Places To Work Finalist
Holy Angels has been named as one of 25 Best Places to Work - in the Charlotte Region - Medium Business category for 2010. During the Charlotte Business Journal’s annual luncheon, held at the Charlotte Convention Center, businesses were honored that have found innovative ways to keep their employees happy and engaged.
The work at Holy Angels is demanding physically and emotionally. It is important to include fun on a frequent basis in the daily schedule – and we do! There are regular social activities with staff and residents including monthly employee luncheons, Spirit Week, a Haunted Greenhouse, summer concerts and boat rides at Holy Angels Camp Hope.
Holy Angels is dedicated to recognizing the employees for their outstanding commitment to the mission of unconditional love and unlimited possibilities for the 75 children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities who call Holy Angels home.
According to Regina Moody, Holy Angels President/CEO, “we work very hard to keep communication open between administration and our dedicated staff. . . through our intranet, emails and face to face meetings, especially during our monthly Employee Meal Days. We also offer our employees the opportunity to participate in a web based training program – “College of Direct Support” in order to enhance their knowledge in the field of intellectual disabilities and the certificate they receive is nationally recognized. Without our staff, Holy Angels would be unable to provide the quality program & services for our residents.”
Quantum Workplace, an independent human-resources survey company based in Wichita, Kan., conducted a detailed survey of Holy Angels employees and all of the over 200 nominated companies. A company must be nominated to be considered for this recognition.
In the confidential survey, one Holy Angels employee wrote, “Holy Angels is one of the best work places that I have ever worked. The residents always come first and that speaks highly of Holy Angels. Holy Angels is excellent in all areas and I am proud to be a part here in the mission.”
Another staff member responded, “We provide unconditional love in a fun, loving, living environment, where team work is important in providing top quality care. Each resident is treated with dignity as we help them to be as independent as possible.”
Over 200 businesses were nominated for this prestigious award. The top 25 companies in the small-business and midsized-company categories were recognized as Best Places to Work, and 10 businesses were honored in the large-company category.
Holy Angels was founded in 1956 by the Sisters of Mercy – beginning a much needed specialized service for children from Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland and Mecklenburg counties as well as children from throughout the state of North Carolina. The private, nonprofit corporation located in Belmont, NC, provides residential services and innovative programs for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities, some of whom are medically fragile.
The CARF accredited programs include Holy Angels Morrow Center, the McAuley Residences (Fox Run ICF/MR group homes (three six-bed), Belhaven ICF/MR group home (15-bed), Moody Place ICF/MR group home (15-bed), four community group homes, Little Angels Child Development Center, Great Adventures, Camp Hope and Cherubs Café & Candy Bouquet (vocational program) in downtown Belmont. To learn more about Holy Angels, or to volunteer, please call (704) 825-4161 or visit Holy Angels’ website at www.holyangelsnc.org.
November 29, 2010
Chamber member, Christi Falls Photography has a new website! Click here to check it out.
October 29, 2010
Carolina WebPros the Internet Services Division of local PR and full-service advertising firm, The Sumner Group, has recently acquired several new projects.
The agency was selected to complete a rebranding campaign for
Wilmington-based New Hanover Radiation Oncology Center; the result is Coastal Carolina
Radiation Oncology, allowing the practice to grow. In addition to creating the new name and logo, the agency
designed signage, a full range of advertising materials, and a website launched
by Carolina WebPros at www.ccradonc.com.
Charlotte-based investment banking firm LMC Capital, LLC also tapped the agency for a rebranding campaign including logo, website and corporate ID package. Now, Sherman & Company, a final logo treatment has been selected and a redesigned website is scheduled to rollout in November.
The Sumner Group has extensive history coordinating political campaigns and is involved in the November 2nd election with 24th District Judicial Superior Court candidate Hal Harrison of Spruce Pine, NC. This nonpartisan judicial seat covers Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey Counties. The project includes campaign materials, media placement and poll research. Carolina WebPros designed and launched the accompanying website, www.votehall.com.
Closer to home, The Sumner Group was selected to design a new logo for “Taste of Gaston”, the annual fundraiser benefitting the United Way. Also, Dr. William Kelly, III worked closely with Carolina WebPros to redesign his website to better showcase the amazing restorative, cosmetic, and comprehensive dental work that he performs for patients. Visit the site at www.DrWillKelly.com.
According to Vice-president Michael Sumner, “it’s been a tough economy for everyone this year. We worked hard to secure new business and assist our existing clients with marketing efforts that incorporate emerging technology. Carolina WebPros has been so successful we are actually in a hiring mode. That’s very good news given the current job market.”
The Sumner Group, located at 223 W. Main Avenue, was founded in 1987 by Michael D. Sumner. Gaston County’s only full-service agency offers design, public relations, research, fundraising, corporate gifts and promotional items as well as web design and development. For your marketing needs contact the agency at 704-865-4613 or visit them at www.sumnergroup.com.
October 12, 2010
Bliss Therapuetic Massage has moved! Their new location is 1556 Union Rd, Suite B, Gastonia, NC 28054.
ImageMark has moved! Their new location is 141 Robins St. Lowell, NC 28098 Phone: 704.478.8988.
July 15, 2010
Lincoln Financial Group is pleased to announce that John S. Lowery of WealthPlan Financial Partners / Lowery Financial Group in Charlotte has been named a member of its prestigious Pinnacle Group. The Pinnacle Group is an elite class of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and high standards by maintaining the highest levels of membership in Lincoln Financial Group’s PREMIER PARTNERS® Program for 10 or more years. Membership in the PREMIER PARTNERS Program is awarded to the company’s top associates, and members represent less than 1% of Lincoln’s field force. John S. Lowery, CLU has been selected for Pinnacle Group membership based on consistently bringing high levels of business to Lincoln since 1999.
June 16, 2010
The Carolina Thread Trail is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsey Dunevant in the newly-created position of Capital Resource Director. Dunevant will provide key support to Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) communities by identifying local, state and federal funding opportunities to support the fifteen-county network of trails and conservation areas connecting more than 2 million people in the Carolinas. He will work closely with elected officials and community leaders to maximize the return on public funding opportunities and plays a critical role facilitating community access to public funds. Additionally, Dunevant will focus on attracting
dedicated resources for land conservation in the region.
Dunevant‟s professional and volunteer leadership experience demonstrates a lifelong commitment to public recreation and land conservation. He served as the director of Albemarle Parks and Recreation for more than 20 years and has been a Stanly County Commissioner since 2006. He is a standing board member for the Land Trust for Central North Carolina. Dunevant was active in the initial discovery process leading up to the launch of The Thread and has served on the organization‟s Regional Advisory Council since the project‟s inception in 2007.
June 10, 2010
Charles N. Lineberger CLU CEBS CFP® President of Benefit Partners, Inc. in Gastonia, NC has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame design)® in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Mr. Lineberger specializes in helping companies and individuals with financial planning and insurance planning.
May 7, 2010
Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s trusted source of non-medical services and home care for seniors has a full time position for a Community Service Representative that is capable of growing strong relationships with referral sources in the Gaston, Lincoln, & Cleveland Co. areas. Qualifications include effective communication, networking, and presentation skills as well as a proven sales history. An eldercare or medical related sales background is preferred. Mail or Fax resume & salary requirements to: Home Instead Senior Care, Attn: Personnel, 915 N. New Hope Rd., Suite D, Gastonia, NC 28054 Fax (704)864-5565.
April 28, 2010
Jennifer Davis, member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Gastonia, was elected Monday, April 26 as the Director of Connectional Ministries for Western North Carolina. She will officially begin her work on July 1.
The Conference Staff Relations Committee (CSRC) continued to reshape and reposition the conference staff in ways that will be more aligned with the vision and goals. While the more traditional title for this office remains temporarily, Bishop Goodpaster, the CSRC, and other leaders of the Conference are redefining the position to focus more on assisting and networking with the more than 1100 churches across the area. "Our hope," Bishop Goodpaster said, "is to develop the connections and the resources that will help every church fulfill the mission and achieve the goals. Jennifer will be a major part of that effort and will bring a wealth of experience to the task." In her comments to the CSRC on Monday, Jennifer said that she was very excited about being able to "marry what I have done professionally in my career with my passion for the local church. This brings my life full circle and I believe that everything I have done has prepared me for what God wants me to do now."
March 30, 2010
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., announces Stephen D. Campbell has joined its Gastonia Office, as a financial advisor. A leading nationwide financial services firm, Raymond James offers a comprehensive range of traditional financial and investment services including financial planning and asset management, mutual funds, insured CDs, stocks, bonds and more. Branch manager Chris Pridnia said, “We are very pleased to be adding Steve Campbell to our financial services team. Steve brings outstanding experience and an established track record in financial services for both individuals and small businesses.”