Business roundup: Salisbury to host Citizen’s Academy – Salisbury Post
SALISBURY – Following cancellation of the 2020 course due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Salisbury invites residents to apply for Citizen’s Academy Fall 2021, a 10-week academy highlighting operations from the city.
Participants will gain a hands-on, inside view of the city’s operations and gain a better understanding of how and why Salisbury provides its services. Classes will meet weekly at different facilities across the city for gatherings with local government staff. Some of the experiences will include learning how the city’s budget is created with the finance department, using the jaws of life in the fire department, and the recreational activities offered with Parks and Recreation. Dinner is served at each class.
The Citizen’s Academy 2021 will meet every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting September 2 and ending with the graduation ceremony on November 4. The course is free and open to the public, but is limited to 20 participants who must be at least 16 years old. Priority will be given to residents of Salisbury.
Applications are available online until July 30 at www.salisburync.gov/citizensacademy, by contacting the city administration office at 704-638-5233 or by email at [email protected]
Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Power Cards for 2021-2022 Now Available
SALISBURY – Rowan County Chamber of Commerce sells power cards for Power in Partnership 2021-2022 events.
The Power card allows the holder to pay in advance for participation in Power in Partnership events. The cost of membership for each event is $ 15. Members can purchase the Power Card and attend all nine events for $ 109. The cost for non-members of each event is $ 25. Non-members can purchase the $ 225 power card and attend the nine scheduled events. In addition to the reduced price, power card holders do not need to reserve their place at the events.
Anyone interested in purchasing a power card can find more information at rowanchamber.com/networking/.
Kannapolis 101 courses teach residents how city government works
KANNAPOLIS – Residents of Kannapolis curious about the city government work process are invited to attend Kannapolis 101.
Kannapolis 101 gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how your local municipal government works. This special nine-week program begins September 14 and runs every Tuesday through November 8. Classes take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at various facilities throughout the city. The program is free and priority is given to residents of Kannapolis.
Kannapolis 101 will cover topics such as an overview of municipal government, finance, public works and water treatment, planning, police, fire, economic development or city revitalization. downtown.
Places are limited and applications are already open. Applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. on August 20, application can be found at kannapolisnc.gov/Kannapolis101.
Kannapolis firefighters will organize a “Stuff the Truck” food drive
KANNAPOLIS – The City of Kannapolis Fire Department is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Christian Ministry Food Pantry cooperative. Drop off non-perishable food from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 16 at Kannapolis Town Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Meet the Kannapolis firefighters as they collect donations and “fill the fire truck” with donations.
Currently, the department needs cereals, peanut butter, soup, pasta sauce, canned beans and carrots, peas, potatoes, vegetables and fruits.
The Co-operative Christian Ministry offers food, produce and other perishable items to empower and encourage food insecure households. Donations benefit residents of Cabarrus County and Kannapolis.
To learn more about the Co-operative Christian Ministry food aid program, visit cooperativeministry.com / about / what-we-do / food-relief /
Scholarship created in honor of Ann Garver Cook
MISENHEIMER – The first annual Ann Garver Cook scholarship will be awarded to a communications student in the upcoming fall semester at Pfeiffer University.
This scholarship honors Ann Garver Cook, a Concord resident, and her distinguished career in public relations. Cook’s career at Cannon Mills Company included his roles as director of public relations, editor of “The Cannon News” and general secretary of Cannon Mills. In 1984, Cannon Mills appointed Cook as the first female vice president in the company’s 97-year history. Cook then joined the executive management of Concord Telephone Company as director of public relations and human resources.
Cook has also served numerous Cabarrus County nonprofits including United Way, Kannapolis Chamber of Commerce, Barber-Scotia College Visitors Council, and Piedmont Residential Development Center. Cook taught Sunday School at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church for 20 years.
Cook is currently a member of Forest Hill United Methodist Church in Concord. She enjoys writing and recently completed “On Shady Lane,” a collection of anecdotes about growing up with four siblings during the Depression.
The Ann Garver Cook Annual Fellowship was created by Cook’s daughter, Cathy A. Cook, and granddaughter, Jessica M. Cook.