Motorsports industry veteran Tish Sheets has been named national managing director of Speedway Children's Charities.
Sheets, based at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, will lead the organization's fundraising and marketing.
Sheets previously was director of diversity and special projects for NASCAR for nearly a decade. Most recently she was director of business affairs at IMG Worldwide.
Shannon Johnson has joined Cabarrus County government as sustainable economy project director.
Johnson will direct the county's efforts to support small local businesses and provide staff support to the Council for a Sustainable Local Economy. The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners plans to appoint members to the council at its March 21 meeting.
Johnson has 15 years in small-business development with start-up firms and business incubators and five years in nonprofit strategy and fundraising. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from the University of Maryland and began her career with the Navy.
She has handled foundation and corporate relations for the U.S. Naval Institute and was director of the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable, chief operating officer of Moozatech Inc. and a regional director for Explore Inc.
Concord-based Thor's Elite Fitness, an in-home personal training business, invites people of all fitness levels to help raise money for charity as part of the Pushups for Charity Challenge.
Thor's Elite Fitness pits its fitness team of "regular Joes and Janes" against teams from the Concord police and fire departments to raise money for severely injured members of the military.
"Everyone is welcome to join us, regardless of current fitness level," owner Thor Colberg said. "We help you get ready for the challenge so you can do as many pushups as possible in 90 seconds. The team that does the most pushups in 90 seconds wins the challenge."
Window Nation, a national home remodeling company, opened a showroom recently at 15905 Brookway Drive in Huntersville.
The showroom features full-size displays of name-brand vinyl, fiberglass and wood windows and offers thousands of options for replacement windows. In-home demonstrations are also available.
With headquarters in Baltimore, Window Nation was founded by brothers Harley and Aaron Magden, after they worked for years in their father's window business. The company operates in the Carolinas, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Charlotte Better Business Bureau.
Details: 704-816-1720; www.windownation.com.
Cornelius-based Aquesta Bank recently opened an ATM at 103 N. Main St., Davidson, across from Davidson College and beside the former Knox Realty, now Allen Tate Realty.
To celebrate the new machine, Aquesta Bank has hidden several $50 bills in the Davidson ATM on Main Street, and customers visiting the machine through March could potentially win free cash. Winners should call Lauren Furcht at 704-439-4335.
Also, all deposits into the ATM through March will be entered in a drawing for a free Kindle.
Statesville economic developer John Marek was awarded the Jack Ervin Professional Development Scholarship at the mid-winter conference of the N.C. Economic Developers Association on March 3-4 in Pinehurst.
Marek is director of business retention/expansion and marketing for the Greater Statesville Development Corp.
The annual award is given to an economic developer whose contributions to the profession, professional success and commitment to high professional and personal standards have earned the respect of his peers and associates.
The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host a free workshop titled "How Superior Customer Service WILL Improve Sales & Profit" from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Lake Norman fishing guide Capt. Gus Gustafson will lead the workshop at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St.
Users of Microsoft Windows and Macs are invited to a free workshop titled "Computer Operations Management - Do It Yourself!" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. March 21 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Reservations: 704-664-3898; firstname.lastname@example.org.