Walker Marketing of Concord has been named a finalist in the Public Relations Society of America's 2011 national Silver Anvil Awards for its work on the Save Ben Mynatt Chevrolet Cadillac campaign.
The campaign helped the 33-year-old Concord car dealership keep its franchise after being targeted for closure in 2010. The campaign created prominent coverage in local media outlets and a groundswell of community support.
The Silver Anvil Awards are the profession's most prestigious award. This year's competition received more then 850 entries. Fewer than 15percent were finalists in their categories. Winners will be announced June 9.
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Concord police Detective Ron Ferrell on Tuesday will discuss how businesses can protect themselves from being robbed.
His presentation to downtown Concord businesses will be at 5:45 p.m. 51 Union St. S.
Two businesses will celebrate openings in downtown Concord with open houses.
Mud Slingers Pottery & Glass Studio, which recently moved to 3 Union St. S., will have an open house 6-9 p.m. Friday during the monthly Art Walk. Mud Slingers offers traditional and contemporary pottery, most of which is made in its studio.
The shop also has fused and slumped glass and fused-glass jewelry, and displays paintings and fiber art by Cabarrus Art Guild members.
Trashed, A Creative Recycling Studio, 38 Union St. S., Suite 204, will have an open house 6-9 p.m. April 22, which is Earth Day. Owner Jessica Garmon's public art studio uses recycled materials.
A-1 Vacuum Solutions opened recently at 9715 E. Sam Furr Road in the Northcross shopping center in Huntersville.
The store sells air purifiers, vacuums and natural cleaners. Its service center can repair to all major brands and install central vacuums.
Owner Jerry Cook started A-1 Vacuum Solutions seven years ago as Mountain Central Vacuum in the Boone area. Within a couple of years, he opened his first retail store and renamed the business. Details: 704-895 5454; email@example.com.
Local business representatives and residents can take documents for shredding to Shred Day 2011 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday outside the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, at Iredell Avenue (N.C. 3) and Church Street in Mooresville.
A $5 donation per box will benefit Mooresville's HealthReach Community Clinic.
No advance registration is required; just drive up to the Shred-South truck that will be parked in the town lot across from the chamber.
Mooresville police officers will distribute important facts and information on identity theft.
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley are sponsoring a free public information booth 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday at the entrance of the hospital cafeteria as part of National Health Care Decisions Day.
Information, including forms for advanced directives, will be available. The hospital is at 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville.
Natasha Suber was recently named communications manager at Statesville-based EnergyUnited, an electric cooperative with 120,000 customers in 19 N.C. counties.
Suber previously was director of communications at Pfeiffer University.
She has also been media relations supervisor and a district spokesperson for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She held similar positions at UNCCharlotte and UNCGreensboro. Suber also worked as a reporter for the Salisbury Post and for the Daily Courier in Forest City.
She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from N.C. A&T State University and UNCGreensboro, respectively. Suber and her husband, Darryl, live in Cornelius.
Financial adviser C. Randy Rodgers recently joined the Raymond James Financial Services Inc. office at the Peoples Bank branch in Mooresville.
Rodgers graduated from the University of South Carolina with a criminal justice degree and has been in financial services for 17 years. He earned the designation of certified financial planner in 2006. Rodgers specializes in retirement and estate planning.
Acrofitness, 179 Overhill Drive in Talbert Pointe Business Park, Mooresville, raised $3,500 for the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life through its third annual eight-hour Fit-athon.
Team Acrofitness has raised about $14,000 for the 2011 Mooresville/Lake Norman Relay for Life June 3 at the Mooresville High School football stadium.
For details visit www.mooresvillerelay.org and click on "Team Acrofitness."