Retail Notes

Aquesta Bank has announced positive earnings for the second quarter of 2010. It was Aquesta's seventh consecutive profitable quarter, with unaudited net income of $124,000, compared to $90,000 for same period in 2009.

For the six months ended June 30, net income was $349,000, a 38 percent increase from the $253,000 for the same period in 2009.

Net interest income for the second quarter was $1.70 million, compared to $1.35 million for 2009, an increase of 25.9 percent, despite an increase of only 4.9 percent in total assets.


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer a free seminar, "Setting Up a Home Office," at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at its Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, 660 Concord Parkway N., Concord.

Semone Brisson, a certified public accountant, will teach participants how to save time and money when operating a home-based business. She will share ways to organize your home office; ways to save on taxes while making sure requirements are met; the latest technology that will help you run your business smoothly; and more.

Reserve a seat at or call 704-216-3512.

The violin shop All Strings Attached celebrated the grand opening last week of its new location at 416-C S. Main St., Davidson, in the town's arts district.

The shop sells, rents and repairs violins, violas and cellos and a wide variety of accessories specific to the violin family of instruments.