SALISBURY – The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the Disney Institute’s nationally renowned expert enhancement system to Salisbury.

Disney’s Method to Worker Engagement will be held on Thursday, May perhaps 5 at the West Close Plaza.

“We are quite enthusiastic to provide the Disney Institute again to Salisbury,” Disney Institute Chair Jess Vess (Crosby Scholars) said in a information launch. “The Disney Institute application in 2019 was a substantial success and we appear forward to serving to companies deal with the present-day labor shortage concerns with this innovative application to retain and recruit staff.”

This just one-working day celebration will aid location professionals start out to have an understanding of the electrical power of leadership values, find how staff loyalty can be proven and acquire insight into how organizational lifestyle is strengthened. Participants gain an consciousness of the techniques and processes that can make excellent buyer assistance achievable and find out how to combine personalized creativity and organizational processes to support constant advancement within their group.

This day of Disney Institute training works by using organization insights and time-examined examples from Disney parks and resorts globally to encourage persons and businesses to boost their individual purchaser encounter using Disney principles as their guideline.

Early bird registration by April 18 is $249 for Chamber users and $349 for non-users. Registration features all system materials as nicely as lunch, parking, and many others.  For extra info or to register, contact 704-633-4221, e mail [email protected], or visit

Contact a Truck established for April 9 in Salisbury

SALISBURYThe 200 block of South Lee Street and 100 block of East Bank Road in Salisbury will be shut from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on April 9 for Downtown Salisbury’s Contact a Truck truthful.

The occasion will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for interactive activities with firetrucks, law enforcement autos, helicopters and extra.

The City Hall lot will be shut from 5 p.m. April 8 until eventually right after the function on April 9. Signage and barricades will be in area.

Salisbury queries for vendors to take part in Health and fitness and Wellness Reasonable

SALISBURY — The city of Salisbury Wellbeing and Wellness Committee are wanting for sellers to take part in the personnel Health and fitness and Wellness Expo on May possibly 4.

Organizations that slide under overall health, wellness or security in Downtown Salisbury are invited to take part. The committee is asking suppliers to convey a door prize in lieu of a price. If sellers are not able to attend, a standard downtown table with information and facts can be arranged, manned or empty.

For queries and programs, e mail the town of Salisbury Wellness and Wellness Committee at [email protected]

The deadline to signal up is April 8.

Austrian Trade Fee Awards EGGER Group for Lexington Investment decision

LEXINGTON — EGGER, a single of the world’s main wood-primarily based products suppliers, announced it has acquired an award from the Austrian Trade Commission for its financial investment in its Lexington, N.C. facility, the company’s 1st plant situated in North America.

The a few-phase, 15-calendar year greenfield challenge signifies a complete financial commitment of $700 million and an estimated 770 work.

EGGER was nominated in the classification of Expenditure for the 2022 US-A-BIZ Awards which recognizes excellent achievements by Austrian businesses in the U.S. current market. The winners and nominees are evidence of Austrian entrepreneurship, innovation and motivation in one of the most competitive markets in the entire world. 

“We are extremely happy of our investments in the Lexington facility, and the constructive effect on Davidson County and surrounding regions. We glance forward to continuing our investments here for several years to occur,” Gerald Jobst, plant manager for finance and administration at EGGER Wood Products, said in a information launch. “Whether working with nearby suppliers or selecting from the nearby workforce, contributing to the regional economic system carries on to be a precedence for EGGER.”

Construction on the 1 million-sq.-foot facility, which focuses on raw particleboard producing and particleboard lamination, started in April 2018 with generation officially setting up in September 2020 despite challenges from the ongoing pandemic.

Stage two of development, which will emphasis on finishing strains for added output value, is set to commence in 2025 with an additional 300 jobs planned about the next 10 – 15 several years. Currently, the plant employs far more than 450 workers, which include apprentices.

Past yr, EGGER introduced an further $50 million stage one investment decision for a 3rd lamination line and a new recycling centre. The additions are established to be full by the finish of 2022 and early 2023, respectively, and create 35 to 40 new positions in excess of the upcoming calendar year.

The US-A-BIZ awards ceremony was held on March 25 in Santa Monica, California.

Kannapolis to profit from pedestrian and bicycle security application

KANNAPOLIS — For the fourth 12 months, the city of Kannapolis is just one of 22 communities that will reward from participation in Watch for Me NC, a detailed pedestrian and bicycle safety plan aimed at lessening bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities in North Carolina. 

Now in its ninth 12 months, the Watch for Me NC software presents instruction for legislation enforcement officers on methods to boost safety for street customers in their locations. Teams also will get specialized guidance, resources and acquired media promotion such as radio commercials to carry notice to driver awareness and pedestrian and bicycle basic safety.

“As the city’s populace, specifically in downtown Kannapolis, grows, it is really essential for law enforcement officers to teach pedestrians and motorists on how to safely share the roads,” Kannapolis spokesperson Annette Privette Keller claimed in a news release.  “All people requirements to be mindful of each and every other when driving, going for walks, jogging, biking and so forth. Education and learning about the appropriate guidelines for driving, employing crosswalks, bicycle paths, and additional are all element of the Look at for Me NC Plan. Last yr, the department also acquired a grant for children’s bicycle helmets that were being dispersed to the public.”

The method leverages the strengths of legislation enforcement and community schooling to stimulate safe and safe spots to stroll and bicycle. 

The 2022 partner communities and counties are:
• Apex (Wake)
• Beaufort (Carteret)
• Bogue Banks Coalition (Carteret)
• Carrboro (Orange)
• Chapel Hill (Orange)
• Cornelius (Mecklenburg)
• Creedmoor (Granville)
• Davidson (Mecklenburg)
• East Carolina University (Pitt)
• Elizabeth City (Pasquotank)
• Forest Metropolis (Rutherford)
• Fuquay-Varina (Wake)
• Greensboro (Guilford)
• Greenville (Pitt)
• Kannapolis (Cabarrus)
• Kinston (Lenoir)
• Destroy Devil Hills (Dare)
• Morrisville (Wake)
• Murphy (Cherokee)
• Shelby (Cleveland)
• Sparta (Alleghany)
• Wendell (Wake)

The UNC Highway Basic safety Exploration Middle delivers technical aid with program implementation and analysis. For much more facts about the application, stop by


Jay Efird

Kannapolis indigenous Efird honored for income accomplishment

Jay W. Efird, a consultant of Modern Woodmen of The us in Concord, has been named to Contemporary Woodmen’s President’s Council.

This distinction recognizes the Kannapolis native’s higher achievement in the product sales of monetary items to satisfy families’ safety, personal savings and retirement requirements.  Efird ranks between the organization’s associates nationwide. Established in 1883, Contemporary Woodmen of The united states is a fraternal financial providers organization supplying money goods and fraternal member rewards to individuals and households during the United States.

The Modern-day Woodmen business is situated at 860 Craigmont Lane NW, Concord and the phone variety is 704-244-8353.