Biz Buzz: Sears to Celebrate Grand Reopening Saturday
Sears has announced the new owner of the Sears Hometown Store in the Town & Country Shopping Center in Aberdeen.
"We are delighted to have Joffree Bradley and his team serving our customers in the Sandhills community," says Herman Payne, Southeast regional sales manager-Sears Hometown Stores. "Joffree has assembled a knowledgeable team that focuses on providing customers with great products, exceptional customer service, and a wonderful store experience."
Sears in Aberdeen will be having a grand reopening celebration event Saturday, July 9.
The all-day event will include an additional 10 percent off almost everything in the store plus many giveaways, including a Kenmore Elite Range valued at $2,000.
The Sears Hometown Store in Aberdeen is the only place in town where customers can find a selection of the top appliance brands such as Kenmore - the No. 1-selling appliance brand of appliance - as well as KitchenAid, Maytag, Whirlpool, Bosch, LG, Samsung, Frigidaire and GE, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman tools, home electronics, fitness equipment, mattresses and more, a news release said.
Bradley is from Sanford and is very familiar with the Sandhills. He said the team in Aberdeen is excited to provide customers with professional advice, great prices and exceptional service.
In addition, customers can now order items online at sears.com and pick them up in the store without a shipping charge.
The team in Aberdeen can also assist customers with online orders placed in the store and can have them shipped anywhere in the United States for free. The store provides the services of professional installation, assembly and delivery.
"I look forward to being actively involved with other businesses and organizations that support the community" Bradley said. "The customers in our community have been very welcoming. I'm excited about the opportunity to provide them with our great products and services."
Sears Hometown Stores, part of the retail operation of Sears Holdings Corp., comprises more than 950 stores, which are independently owned and predominantly located in smaller communities nationwide.
To Design Center
Kitchen & Bath Galleries is moving from its location in the downtown Southern Pines area into the Design Center at Village Design Group on U.S. 15-501.
"In celebration of our 30th year, we are pleased to have this opportunity to become a truly full-service design center," said Vicki Stone, president of Village Design Group. "Our showroom provides complete design services, furniture, fabrics, accessories, lighting and window treatments.
"A longtime association with Meadowcreek Tile has enabled our designers to assist with tile selection for both kitchen and bathroom renovations. Now, we will be able to offer custom and semi-custom cabinetry for all of our client projects."
Kitchen & Bath Galleries was established in 1997 as a full-service, turn-key design center for kitchen and bath cabinetry. More than 10 years later, it continues to expand by establishing a partnership with Village Design Group and Meadowcreek Tile, both of which are experienced, successful and reputable businesses - now under one room.
Kitchen & Bath Galleries offers convenient and professional design, installation and remodeling services.
"Design is what separates Kitchen & Bath Galleries from a regular cabinetry shop," company President Stephen Vaughn said. "The foundation of our success is based on our full-service capabilities in conjunction with excellent customer service. This service begins with our designers, who engineer the most important living space of our clients' homes - the kitchen.
"Our designers don't just fill a space with cabinets, but rather give special consideration to the overall form and function, cost and creativity, as well as design and durability. The designers of Kitchen & Bath Galleries turn dreams into reality."
The Village Design Group showrooms will be renovated to accommodate the cabinet showrooms and displays of Kitchen & Bath Galleries. A grand opening event will be planned for later this summer.
Anyone needing more information can contact Village Design Group at (910) 692-1000. The Design Center is at 10700 U.S. 15-501 South, next to Chili's.
Aging Outreach Services, a full-service elder care firm in Southern Pines, has named Susan McKenzie as director of public relations and marketing.
McKenzie, a longtime Moore County resident and Wake County native, brings both marketing expertise and community involvement to her new role.
"We are very excited to have Susan join our Aging Outreach Services family," CEO Amy Natt says. "She brings a wealth of experience, energy and professionalism to our team, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase this through the multitude of services we provide. Her sense of community service is a true asset, and her sincerity and dedication to the older adults in our community shines through."
With more than 24 years experience at a continuing-care retirement community in Pinehurst, McKenzie is also no stranger to community involvement. She currently serves as an ambassador for Moore County Chamber of Commerce, a board member with the Professional Women's Network, a United Way of Moore County committee member and a "bee-helper" for the Moore County Literary Council.
"Previously having worked closely the geriatric care managers, it is exciting to now be a member of their team and continue to enhance the lives of senior clients," McKenzie says. "I am looking forward to learning the ins and outs of our monthly publication, OutreachNC, and the multiple marketing endeavors of AOS. I feel blessed that Aging Outreach has given me the opportunity to remain involved in the lives of seniors in our community."
McKenzie received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She lives in Pinehurst with her husband, David, a lieutenant with the Pinehurst Fire Department, and son, Brian, a recent UNC-Pembroke graduate.
Aging Outreach Services operates as the management company for Moore Registry and Connected Care-Cary, an accredited private-duty caregiver registry, AOS Care Management, a geriatric care management firm and OutreachNC, a monthly magazine geared for people age 50 plus.
Anyone needing more information can contact Aging Outreach Services at (910) 692-0683 or www.agingoutreachservices.com.
Friend to Friend
Friend to Friend has named Bonnie JonMoore, of Southern Pines, its new community educator.
A nonprofit organization, Friend to Friend helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives.
JonMoore graduated from North Carolina State University in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in criminology. She had the opportunity to participate in a student internship with the federal probation system in Raleigh during her senior year.
As community educator, she will be responsible for developing and presenting presentations on domestic violence and sexual assault at schools, churches and civic groups. JonMoore said she looks forward to working with Friend to Friend in the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as helping to build a community in which everyone is free from the threat of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Lula's Cafe has begun delivering lunch in downtown Southern Pines.
It is available from 11 am. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For more information, call (910) 692-0951.
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