The Small Business Center at Catawba Valley Community College will sponsor a workshop to help small business owners decide whether to hire employees or use contractors.
“Your First Hire: Employee or Independent Contractors” will be offered 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 1209 of the Job Link Center on the Catawba Valley Community College East Campus at 2760 U.S. 70 S.E. in Hickory.
The seminar is free and open to the public. Register by noon Tuesday at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.
Hickory Metro Higher Education Center and Western Carolina University will hold a workshop, “Finding Your New Life after Loss,” 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at the Hickory Metro Higher Education Center on the Catawba Valley Community College East Campus, 2760 U.S. 70 S.E. in Hickory.
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Licensed clinical social worker and life coach Chelsea Wakefield will be the keynote speaker and will facilitate the workshop.
Cost is $15. The deadline for registration is Tuesday. To register, visit primelifeed.org or call 828-324-6966, ext. 2001. Payment can be made by credit card, check or PayPal account.
For details, contact Karen Summey at 828-324-6966, ext. 2008.
Peoples Bank recently announced that Helga Callaway has been named vice president and business center manager for the company's Catawba Valley Boulevard office in Hickory.
Callaway is an 11-year veteran of the banking industry. Callaway is a native of Robbinsville and will soon graduate from Montreat College with a degree in business administration.
The Montcross Area Chamber requests nominations for citizen of the year.
The award will be presented during the chamber's 49th Annual Meeting and Banquet on Jan. 29 at Cramer Mountain Country Club.
To nominate someone who has made significant contributions to the community, send a letter describing the accomplishments, along with any necessary supporting information, to: Montcross Area Chamber, PO Box 368, Belmont, NC 28012. Material can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be received by Dec. 3.
Leonard Automatics Inc. has been named Lincoln County's Industry of the Year by the Lincoln Economic Development Association. The association presents this award annually to promote and highlight the contributions and corporate citizenship of industry in Lincoln County.
During Leonard Automatics' 39 years in Lincoln County, the company has given financial support to the community through organizations including the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, North Lincoln High School and Lincoln County agencies. .
Leonard Automatics recently completed a new facility and equipment expansion in the Balsom Ridge Industrial Park in Denver.
Bill Warren, owner of The Gold Mine Fine Jewelry and Gifts of Hudson, recently earned his registered gemologist appraiser title through the International School of Gemology in San Antonio, Texas.
Warren is a native of Hiddenite and has lived in Caldwell County for 18 years.
Dr. George Nichols of Caldwell Memorial Hospital recently received the Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award from the Commission on Cancer.
The award recognizes physicians who go above and beyond expectations to improve and provide direction to their cancer program. Nichols is one of only 55 physicians nationwide who achieved this designation.
The city of Newton has hired Serina Hinson as the city's new finance director. She was selected from a pool of 15 applicants.
Hinson has been a certified public accountant since 1994 and has more than 11 years of governmental accounting experience. She most recently was operations manager at Pride Sasser Home Furnishings in Morganton. Hinson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the N.C. Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is a graduate of South Caldwell High School, Gardner-Webb University and Broyhill School of Management.
Hinson will begin her duties as finance director on Wednesday.