Biz Roundup: Salisbury’s Green Solution Group awarded a $50,000 grant from NC Idea Foundation – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY – NC Idea A private organization committed to supporting entrepreneurship Ambition and Economic Empowermentawarded a total of $450,000 in grants to nine North Carolina startups, including Salisbury’s Green Solution Group.

Since its inception in 2006, the NC Idea Seed Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $8.5 million in grants to 187 innovative companies across the state, with these recent 33 awards beingresearch and development Program cycle.

This group of companies shows that the potential for entrepreneurship is not limited to specific regions of the country Thom Ruhe, CEO and President of NC Idea said in a press release. “From the mountains to the coast, this group It descends from large metro areas to Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas in the state; With each one of them being either female, black, or veteran and in some cases, combinations of them. After another competitive cycle, we We are confident that these companies are on the right track towards making a lasting impact on the country’s economy.”

Scholarship recipients were selected after a three-month selection and selection process.

Green Solutions Group has created a groundbreaking formula for The first and only non-toxic tissue preservation and embalming solution used in the $52 billion medical treatment Education, funeral and laboratory markets, providing better results and a safer alternative to Formaldehyde.

NC Idea Seed grants provide early stage companies the critical funding they need to expand faster. Grants of $50,000 are awarded to startups with a proven concept, even if they are not yet profitable. Funds, along with mentorship and mentorship, move companies forward and reduce the risks associated with these startups.

Rowan Arts and Ag Tour showcases China Grove farms and art

CHINA GROVE – The fourth annual Rowan Arts and Ag Tour is scheduled for June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Roan County Extension Office organized.

The free, self-guided family tour features 10 compatible farms, businesses, and school gardens with more than 20 artists to showcase the best agricultural and artistic communities in Roanne County. Participants will see firsthand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, learn more about farm life and purchase farm produce and art.

“We are excited to be a part of this year’s Arts & Ag tour to highlight the rural origins of Roan County and educate people about farming and what it means for Roan County,” said Tara Fore, Head of Marketing and Communications for current sponsor Roan County Tourism. . “We are committed to the continuity of this tour and will be the sponsor for the coming years.”

This year’s tour focuses on the China Grove area in Roan County. Each year, the Chamber’s Ag Committee selects a different part of Roanne County for its presentation.

With the addition of Roanne County Tourism as the presenting sponsor, the commission added an interactive children’s activity, “Little Sprout.” Kids will collect stickers on each farm and learn unique facts about each farm.

The stops on this year’s tour are:

• LLGoodnight and Sons, 605 Saw Road, China Grove – Celebrating 75 years as a farm/forage warehouse and greenhouse. “Pie in the Sky” Food Truck and Bluegrass Music will be shown at noon.

• Circle D farms, 350 Saw Road, China Grove – Rotary grazing with sheep and cows.

• China Grove Main Street – Three official art and AG stops and several businesses/restaurants opened:

• China Grove Roller Mill & Farmers Market, 308 N. Main St., China Grove – Learn about the rich agricultural history of Roan County. Buy local produce at the farmers market.

• Goodman Farm Supply, 338 N. Main St., China Grove – A vintage equipment and feed store.

• Mainstreet Market Place and Meeting Place, 306 S. Main St., China Grove – Aquatic Vegetables and Entrepreneurship Development Programs.

• Millbridge Elementary Outdoor Garden, 155 Ed Deal Road, China Grove – Visit the school’s Discovery Garden.

• Ranchside Veterinary Clinic, 2365 Brown Road, China Grove – farm animals.

• Patterson Farm, 3060 Millbridge Road, China Grove – A behind-the-scenes tour of a family farm distribution and packaging house.

• John Weddington Greenhouses, 1975 Miller Road, China Grove – Flowers and plants for your garden.

• Douglas Vineyards, 7696 Friesie Road, Kannapolis – Local Wine and Big City Bites Food Truck.

“We encourage residents and visitors to support Rowan Farms and agricultural businesses with this educational and fun ‘peek’ into the talents of the working farmers and artists who make Rowan County truly authentic,” said Amy Lynn Albertson, county extension director and extension agent. Agriculture, Horticulture.

With more than 40 operating farms in Roanne County, agriculture is the county’s second largest economy.

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Kannapolis hosts a virtual housing seminar on fire safety

Kannapolis – The City of Kannapolis will host the Fair’s Virtual Housing Symposium from noon to 1 p.m. on May 24. The event will feature speakers from the Kannapolis Fire Department.

Topics discussed will include fire safety, fire laws, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

To respond to the invitation to attend and receive the virtual link to the symposium, contact Sherry Gordon at 704-920-4332 or [email protected]

The Roanne County Literacy Board awarded a $5,000 grant from the Dollar Public Literacy Foundation

SALISBURY – The Rowan County Literacy Board is among 46 organizations in North Carolina to receive grant funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The money is part of nearly $8.2 million awarded in all 47 states in which Dollar General operates to support adult, family, and summer literacy programs.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to serving teachers and students across the country,” said Denin Tohr, executive director of the Dollar Public Literacy Foundation. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation believes that everyone should have access to programs that help promote reading and build basic literacy skills, and teachers should have the tools to get a quality education in the classroom. We are proud to provide grants to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations that help increase access to education and inspire innovation, helping build a brighter future for all families.”

A comprehensive list of scholarship recipients can be found online at Grants to North Carolina organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 9,088 individuals.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is currently accepting applications for youth literacy scholarships through May 19 at 10 p.m. local time. These grants are intended to support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center in implementing new literacy initiatives or expanding existing ones. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials, or software to enhance literacy programmes. Grant applications can be found online at

“Reggie: A Millennial Depression Comedy” Available for Digital Presale

Salisbury – The heartwarming comedy tale of how a man struggling with his mental health finds help in a miniature horse therapy animal, Reggie: A Millennium Depression Comedy, is now available for pre-order and will be released digitally on June 1.

A portion of all sales of the film will benefit mental health nonprofits Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and Stampede of Love, the 501c3 organization where baby horse Kiwi lives and works.

Filmed almost entirely in County Roanne, Reggie had its world premiere in Salisbury at the historic Meroni Theatre. Writer/director Jack Bellevue toured the country last fall with screenings in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Raleigh, Los Angeles, Seattle and more, and was met with rave reviews for the film.

“Reggie: A Millennial Depression Comedy” follows Mitch (played by Jack Bellevue), whose best friend steps in after another breakup, directing him toward therapy as an option to break his various cycles of self-sabotage. Fighting his communication issues, fear, depression, and anxiety, Mitch reaches a breaking point and in a moment of impulsivity adopts Reggie (Kiwi the Mini-Horse), a young horse with dwarfism and anxiety issues. As his relationship with Reggie grows, and with the help of his therapist, Mitch struggles to forget his past, forgive his mistakes, and grow into the person he longs for while also building relationships with the people in his life who have always seen that person inside of him. Also starring Nominee Gary Busey and Gold Award selling hip-hop artist Spose, REGGIE explores stigmas around mental illness and the power of seeking help.

REGGIE pre-orders are now available at

Deadline approaches for Rowan Chamber May Power in Partnership

SALISBURY – The Rowan Chamber of Commerce’s May Power in Partnership breakfast is set on May 19 at 7:30 am at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury.

This month’s keynote speaker introduces Helen Little, media personality, writer, speaker, coach, model, meditation educator and life lover with a professional journey spanning more than forty years. She began her career at a radio station in Chapel Hill, when she was a student at the University of North Carolina. She later joined the staff of WSTP and WRDX here in her hometown of Salisbury. She’s now filling homes and cars across the Northeast as the midday personality of 106.7 Lite FM in New York and the country’s most-listened to unaffiliated radio personality. Little can also be heard on iHeartRadio, a digital network that serves millions and is home to The Public Library Podcast of which it is its creator, host, editor, and producer.

The ceremony will also witness the graduation of Class of Room No. 29. To register, visit and go to the calendar under the ‘Events’ section.

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