Posts Tagged ‘Newton’

Ribbon cutting held at Badas Boutique in Newton

A ribbon cutting was held at Badas Boutique in downtown Newton on March 22. City of Newton officials and staff, along with merchants and citizens, were on hand to welcome owner Dawn Cooke and her family to the downtown area. The unique store was formerly located in […]

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Picadilli Emporium Opens in Downtown Newton

A ribbon cutting was held at Picadilli Emporium in downtown Newton on February 2, 2012. Newton Mayor Anne Stedman, along with other elected officials, City staff, and merchants were on hand to welcome owners Arthur “Ott” Dillingham, his wife Elaine, and their son Jason and wife Deborah […]

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Wepner honored as North Carolina Main Street Champion

Anne Abernethy Wepner was honored as a 2011 Main Street Champion at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards program in Clayton on Jan. 26. Wepner was selected by the Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA) for this special recognition in appreciation of her exceptional contributions to the […]

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O My Soap

O My Soap is a thriving small business in Newton, North Carolina. They are a family run cottage operation, celebrating 10 years of a business they love. The three employees at O My Soap are happy to work each day, and their product line is a result of their passion for their jobs.  O My Soap sells natural, handmade cold-processed soaps, shea butter products, lip balms, heat therapy pillows and a variety of other products. They have an extremely loyal customer base, who return to the Farmer’s Markets year after year to purchase their products.

O My Soap offers over 30 different types of soap, each with a different scent, and many with different ingredients. For instance, their Papaya de Savon soap is made from papaya and banana, silk, olive oil, shea butter and many other nourishing ingredients.

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Newton Awarded Main Street Solutions Grant

The City of Newton has been awarded a Main Street Solutions Grant of up to $80,830 for a project that was submitted by the City in February 2011 on behalf of Second Nature Technologies. Local small businesses are the beneficiaries of this program, but the local government, […]

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Turbocoating

Gov. Bev Perdue announced Friday that Turbocoating, a supplier of machining processes and coatings for the industrial gas turbine market, plans to bring 53 new jobs to Hickory. Project Specifics: $15 million investment over 5 years 110 new jobs over 5 years To be located in the […]

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Eckard Photographic

Jon Eckard Photography is a local photography company that specializes in commercial photography for print and digital advertising. In addition to promotional photography, Jon Eckard Photography also provides photography for products, catalogues, annual reports and events.  They are celebrating their first year in their new studio space, located in The Granary in Hickory.
Jon Eckard was raised in Hickory, but set off after high school to study photography in Asheboro, North Carolina. He then moved to New Mexico, where he worked with Michael Barley Photography for several years. It was working with Michael that instilled a love of commercial photography in Jon, and helped to develop his keen eye for detail.  He strives to understand what each client needs.  Jon has pursued only photography in the 15 years since receiving his photography degree.

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