March 2020
Spring Forward - March 8th
Daylight Saving Time
2:00AM - Sunday March 8th!
Turn clocks AHEAD one hour!
You may have noticed that daylight is sticking around a little longer these days! Welcome Daylight Saving Time! Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2 a.m., we move clocks forward by one hour to 3 a.m. (Smartphones will update automatically.) We lose an hour of sleep but we gain an hour of daylight in the evening. This is also a good day to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

“Daylight Saving Time” is dictated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which extended the period for “Daylight Saving Time” by four weeks annually. It changed the beginning of DST from the first Sunday of April to the second Sunday of March.

The time change is not observed by Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Daylight Saving Time ends November 1, 2020.
Corporate Gardening!
Gardening at Work!

The 1st day of Spring is March 19th. Is it time for your company to turn that first scoop of earth toward a corporate garden? Whether you work in management or spend your day in a cube farm, creating company gardens for employees can be a win-win proposition.

What is a Corporate Garden ? Just like it sounds, a corporate garden is an area dedicated to growing vegetables and garden-type fruit on your business property. Touted as a means to improve mental, physical and emotional health of employees, gardening at work has its benefits:

  • Physical activity offsets the negative effect of sedentary jobs.
  • Working side-by-side in a shared company garden eases the tension between upper management and employees, fostering teamwork and social interaction.
  • A corporate garden improves a company’s image. It demonstrates commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship

Adapted from the article by Lauren Miller - Gardening Know How: What Is A Corporate Garden – Learn About Gardening At Work 
N.C. Manufacturers Producing
More with Less

Losing 41% of its employment since 1997 might suggest that North Carolina’s manufacturing sector has crumbled. But the truth is that the state’s manufacturers have shown remarkable resilience in doing much more with less, reflecting the dramatic impact of automation on the factory floor. Total output has increased 59% during that period, according to the Federal Reserve.

North Carolina’s 475,000 manufacturing employees still represent 10.8% of the state’s workforce, more than any other sector except health care and retailing. 

Keeping the momentum will most likely require continued improvements in technology because manufacturers are facing serious labor shortages as an estimated 2.7 million baby boomers retire over the next decade!

From the article: N.C. manufacturers produce more with fewer staffers, Harrison Miller, January 2, 2020
Your Input Wanted:
The City of Salisbury is working with our community to create a new Comprehensive Plan for a stronger and smarter future.

Forward 2040 will establish a high-level policy framework to guide planning priorities over the next 20 years. The plan will flow from the CITIZEN's vision of how we should work together, grow wisely, and live out our fundamental values. Your input is requested . . . and important!

PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY! (You do not have to live in Salisbury!)

Salisbury Business Center Spring Art Exhibit
A new art exhibit opened in February at the SBC !
Photographers Shane Tolliver and Michael Frank display original photos and artwork in the 'Art in Nature' | Photographic Art Exhibit. Birds, bugs, & butterflies . . .This exhibit runs through the end of May and is open to the public weekdays from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
There's no time like the present!
Trellis Supportive Care Rowan is once again teaming up with Novant Imaging to provide the Mobile Mammogram Unit at the Salisbury Business Center!

When: Thursday March 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 301 S. Main Street, Salisbury NC 28144

Make your appointment: Trellis Supportive Care | 704.637.7645

Visit the Salisbury Business Center Art Exhibit while you're here and have lunch at one of the many fantastic downtown Salisbury restaurants !
Host an Off-Site Meeting for Your Team!
Gather your team at the most beautiful facility in Salisbury NC:

Two conference rooms to choose let us best meet your needs:

• The 76-seat Salisbury Auditorium
• The 14-seat Main Street Conference Room

Call 704.209.4589 to learn more!

Lease a meeting space - big or small - today!
 Competitive rates, loads of parking, catering services available.
Main Street Conference Room

The Salisbury Auditorium

Gracious Lobby & Gallery
Authored by Susan R. McHugh | Salisbury Business Center
Salisbury Business Center | 704.209.4589 |