MSI Chamber awards luncheon: Bill Goodwyn, chief executive officer of The Discovery Channel, will give the keynote speech at the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrate Business Luncheon and Annual Community Excellence Awards Ceremony Jan. 31.The event will be at The Cove Church, 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. Networking will be 10:30-11:30 a.m., and the program will start at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is at noon. Awards to be presented are Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, the Duke Energy Service Award, Sara Haire Tice Women in Leadership and the Willis Barnette Entrepreneurial Award.The cost is $60 per person for MSI Chamber members and $70 for others. Sponsoring a table of eight costs $1,000. For reservations visit www.MooresvilleNC.org or call 704-664-3898. Nominate a senior volunteer: The search is on for North Carolina’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program is inviting the public to nominate a senior adult for his or her outstanding volunteer service.The program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., recognizes the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service.Nominations and voting are open through March 1 at SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national winner from among the state honorees.Home Instead Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be posted online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. The national winner’s charity will receive a $5,000 donation.To complete and submit an online nomination, and to view the official rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. Gift to domestic violence program: Nursing Leadership at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recently contributed a large donation of women’s and children’s supplies to My Sister’s House, a Statesville program that helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Hospital nursing leadership is made up of directors, clinical managers and nursing supervisors. Members of the leadership team presented their donation to Patricia Wiley, victim’s advocate with My Sister’s House, a program of Diakonos Inc./Fifth Street Ministries. Teddy Bear Parade: Members of the Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently celebrated the holidays by giving back to area police departments. During their annual holiday celebration in December, each member of the auxiliary contributed a new stuffed animal to representatives from the Mooresville, Davidson and Cornelius police departments. The stuffed animals will be used as needed for children the police encounter. In this annual event, auxiliary volunteers personally buy and donate stuffed animals to law enforcement during their annual holiday gathering, known as the Teddy Bear Parade. Pints for Pounds: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has launched its fifth annual “Pints for Pounds” campaign to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. CBCC will donate seven pounds of food for every blood donation through Feb. 28. Since the campaign began in 2009, CBCC has contributed 182,534 pounds of food to help feed the hungry. Businesses, civic organizations and churches interested in hosting a blood drive with CBCC should call Kim Jones, director of sponsorship development, at 704-972-4727. Those interested in donating blood can do so at one of CBCC’s donor centers or at a community blood drive; visit www.carolinadonor.org. Family law certification: Mooresville lawyer Ronnie D. Crisco Jr. was recently certified by the N.C. State Bar as a specialist in family law. He is one of 163 lawyers statewide to achieve the certification. Crisco, who has worked with Homesley & Wingo Law Group PLLC since 2005, concentrates his legal practice in the areas of family law, civil litigation and criminal law. He received his bachelor’s degree in public policy studies with honors from Duke University and his J.D. degree with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the N.C. Bar Association and is a past chairman and current vice chairman of the board of directors for Exchange/SCAN Child and Parenting Center of Iredell County, dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
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