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Biz briefs: March 17

Multi-million dollar project underway in Kannapolis

Affinity Living Group has announced the construction of its newest premiere assisted living community — The Landings of Cabarrus.

The community, slated for completion in late spring 2019, will offer 35 private assisted living suites and 32 secure-care beds with private and companion rooms, all new luxury accommodations, internal and external courtyards, theater with a chapel area, private dining room for family events, private nooks for visiting, large common areas and pets will be welcome. 

The Landings of Cabarrus will be secured with extra safety features like sensors and exit alarms to prevent wandering, or “exit-seeking,” behavior. “The Journey,” an ALG signature program, will provide additional care for residents with memory impairments, including special assistance with daily tasks, unique dining experiences and fun activities for people at all levels of ability.

“Providing the best life for our residents is our top priority at Affinity Living Group,” said Charles Trefzger, CEO of ALG. “Our newest community here in Kannapolis,  The Landings of Cabarrus, will allow us to do so within an environment of luxury amenities. We look forward to welcoming and caring for residents and becoming a part of the Kannapolis community.”

The Landings of Cabarrus is at 4821 Kannapolis Parkway.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Landings of Cabarrus to Kannapolis,” said Barbi Jones, executive director for the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce. “As our population ages, we often see families caring for elderly or impaired loved ones who need more care than they can safely offer. The Landings will bring that needed resource to our community, allowing families to stay close by. Additionally, the economic impact of jobs and facilities just enhances a growing and vibrant Cabarrus County.”

The assisted living community can be contacted at 704-264-7426 or 704-933-4000 or email Nicole Savaiano, the sales director, at cama.mkt@affinitylivinggroup.com.

March Power in Partnership to highlight agri-business

“Salute to Agri-business” is this month’s Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership. Linda Andrews with the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation will be the keynote speaker.

The location is moved this month and will be held at West End Plaza on March 21 at 7:15 a.m.

Andrews is the national legislative director for the Farm Bureau. In this role, she serves as an advocate for North Carolina agriculture and rural communities both locally and nationally. Prior to joining the Farm Bureau’s staff, she served as a volunteer leader in several organizations. A graduate of the UNC-Wilmington, Andrews and her family reside on their family farm in Harnett County.

Salute to Agri-business is in coordination with the chamber’s Agri-business Committee and the Rowan County Extension Office. The breakfast will feature Rowan-grown products with farm fresh eggs, Patterson Farm jams and jellies, liver mush and more.

If not a Power Card holder, RSVP by March 18 at 5 p.m.

Contact the chamber for information on reservations or sponsorship opportunities at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com.

Rowan County Farmers are admitted free and should confirm their attendance with Amy-Lynn Albertson at amy_albertson@ncsu.edu or 704-216-8970.

Thrivent named one of the world’s most ethical companies

Thrivent, a not-for-profit membership organization that helps members with money, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Thrivent has been recognized eight years in a row and is one of only five honorees in the financial services industry.

In 2019, 128 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 50 industries. The 13th class of honorees profoundly illustrates how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces, and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose.

“We’re proud to once again be named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies,” said Terry Rasmussen, president and CEO of Thrivent. “At Thrivent, we are purposeful and intentional about following ethical business practices and ensuring our actions reflect commitment, collaboration and care.”

Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich said, “Today, employees, investors and stakeholders are putting their greatest trust in companies to take leadership on societal issues. Companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy are proven to not only outperform but last. I congratulate everyone at Thrivent for earning this recognition.”

Thrivent and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer insurance, investments, banking and advice over the phone, online as well as through financial professionals and independent agents nationwide.

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