Biz Roundup: Texas Roadhouse opens to public after hosting events benefiting community members – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY – After hosting several pre-opening events to benefit the local community, Texas Roadhouse opened to the public on Tuesday at the Rowan Summit Shopping Center.

The location, which is just under 8,000 square feet and can accommodate around 300 people, is the premier Texas Roadhouse in Rowan County. The franchise was brought to Salisbury by managing partner David Simon. Texas Roadhouse joins Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, Five Below, Kirkland’s and several other businesses that already inhabit the Rowan Summit Shopping Center.

While training new cooks and kitchen staff ahead of the opening, Texas Roadhouse invited local police, firefighters, educators, and local shelter residents to be among the first to dine for free at the catering establishment. . Additionally, the restaurant has also held invitation-only pre-opening events to raise funds for Rowan Helping Ministries, the nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless and people in crisis by providing shelter, food and the tools to get someone back on their feet.

“Rowan Helping Ministries is an incredible resource working to lift people out of crisis, poverty, hunger and homelessness,” Simon said in a press release. “We are proud to partner with this amazing charity and other local organizations that support local families. “

Texas Roadhouse hired 230 employees, but is still hiring. Those interested in a job can apply online at

The restaurant, located at 275 Tingle Drive, will be open for dinner only Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., and for lunch and dinner Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 22h.

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce announces plans for annual gala

SALISBURY – The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host its 96th annual gala on January 13 at 6 p.m. at the West End Plaza.

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center is the title sponsor of the gala and the theme of the event will be “Our Future Shines Bright”. Cindy Hart is chairing the event and said in a press release that she looks forward to showcasing “Rowan County’s best” at the gala.

The hammer will move from 2021 Rowan County chamber chairman Bob Honeycutt with F&M Bank to 2022 chairman Brad Walser with Walser Technology Group. Awards will be presented to: Paul E. Fisher, Volunteer of the Year; Small Business Chamber Champion of the Year; and the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award.

Brad Walser, owner and president of Walser Technology Group, will chair the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce in 2022. Photo submitted.

Bob Honeycutt was Chairman of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2021. Photo submitted.

There will be a reception and dinner hosted by The Smoke Pit. Dress is professional or semi-formal. Corporate sponsorship tables cost $ 1,000 with eight premium seats. Individual tickets are available for Chamber members $ 50 per person or $ 85 per couple (two tickets) and will not be allocated a seat (first come, first served). Non-members are welcome; however, the price is $ 80 per person.

The reservation deadline for the gala is January 4th. For more information, contact the Chamber at 704-633-4221 or [email protected] or visit

Kannapolis Fire Department to host meeting for teens interested in learning more about firefighting

KANNAPOLIS – The Kannapolis Fire Department will be holding an open information and registration meeting for Explorer Post 001 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Fire Station One, 300 Firehouse Drive.

The Explorer program is open to all young adults aged 14 to 18. Explorers will learn about the expectations of firefighters, what it is like to be a firefighter, various training topics and how to become a certified firefighter. The Explorers Meetings are held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Parents or guardians must be present at this meeting to sign the documents. There is a $ 70 fee for insurance coverage which can be paid in cash or by check.

For more information, please call the Kannapolis Fire Department at 704-920-4260.

Attorney General Releases Tips to Help Buyers Avoid Holiday Scams

As Christmas approaches and the holiday shopping continues, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has posted tips to help people avoid scams:

In December, you might be thinking about your holiday plans or looking for the perfect gift for a loved one As we embrace the joys of this season, make sure you don’t get pampered. Take precautions to protect yourself and your money from scams while on vacation. The “happiest time of the year” is also a busy time for scammers, who go out of their way to steal your money or personal information.

An easy way for crooks to take advantage of you is to use online shopping scams. Beware of fake websites or apps that closely resemble a business or brand that you are familiar with. Check the URL by looking for a lock icon and making sure it begins with “https:”. Make sure you are on a reliable and secure Wi-Fi network. While he can be easy to click the “Buy” button on your phone or laptop, entering your credit card information on a public Wi-Fi network could increase your chances of falling victim to Crooks.

Keep in mind that products sold on social media platforms may not always be legitimate. Read reviews and do your research on sellers before you decide to buy whatever. Make sure you always pay by credit card and keep receipts in case there is a problem and you must be reimbursed.

Scammers can also rip you off during the holidays by mail and parcel. If you are waiting for a package, the shippers and delivery providers will provide you with package status updates. Scammers can send phishing emails pretending to be these companies. Remember that UPS, FedEx, and other shippers will not ask you to personal information by e-mail. If you receive a suspicious text or e-mail, you can always check the status of a package directly on the website of the delivery company.

Packages stacked in front of your door can make you a target for the porch poachers. Track your packages to know when they are arriving and to make sure they are are delivered safely. If you plan to be out of town but expect deliveries, consider having your mail kept at the post office until your return or ask a neighbor to collect it for youus.

For more information on common holiday scams and how to avoid them, visit And if you think you or someone you know has been scammed, file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division in my office at a-complaint / or by phone at 1-877-5 -PAS-SCAM. The holiday season is a special time of the year. I pray that yours will be safe and happy.

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