Cabarrus County Concord
Marketing communications firm Walker Marketing has added Liberty Healthcare Companies and Generations Home Care as clients.
Walker Marketing will conduct public relations for Liberty Healthcare's home care and hospice divisions, develop a stronger Internet presence and integrate a social media initiative.
The firm will develop Generations Home Care's new Web site and a traffic-building plan.
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Iredell County Mooresville
The Hotel 4 Cats, 502 E. Center Ave., is hosting its first Cutest and Funkiest Cat Contest.
The contest is open to all cat owners in the Charlotte and Lake Norman area.
Two prizes will be awarded, one for cutest kitten and one for funkiest cat. Winners receive a free three-night stay at The Hotel 4 Cats.
To enter, send a color picture to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31. Include the name of the cat or kitten, and your name, address and phone number. The winners will be contacted by April 15.
Details: 704-664-6369 (704-664-MEOW); www.thehotel4cats.com.
Statesville Roofing & Building Restoration was recently awarded special recognition by the Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association for the company's membership of more than 50 years.
Lincoln County Denver
A candy shop, music store and café called Sweet Melodies opened recently at 2774 N.C. 16 North.
The candy shop features chocolates, old-fashioned candies and organic candy.
The music store sells such accessories as guitar strings, reeds and print music. And the café specializes in flavored hot chocolate, tea and coffee. Wireless is available.
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, closed Saturdays and Sundays. 704-483-3939; www.sweet-melodies.com.
Mecklenburg County Davidson
Owner Eric Vanetti recently opened Vantage Point Alliance, a firm that consults with mid-market and large companies on workforce solutions, organizational performance and union avoidance.
Vanetti has more than 20 years experience in human resources and work-force management.
Details: 704-987-1420; www.vanatgepointalliance.com.