City and county officials will honor local companies this week as part of the 2004 Business Appreciation Week.
This event will be a week-long celebration to thank business and industry for their presence and commitment to the community.
Both the city of Lincolnton and Lincoln County have officials declared this week as Business Appreciation Week by adopting resolutions.
The week is marked by unique opportunities.
Tuesday and Thursday have been selected as industry open house days. Those attending the open houses will get the rare opportunity to view the manufacturing and distribution processes of locally made products.
Blum, Inc., 7733 Old Plank Road, will hold an open house at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Blum is an international company that manufactures high-end hinge, drawer and roll-out systems as well as assembly devices for cabinetry.
Robert Bosh Tool Corporation, Lincolnton Distribution Center, will host Thursdayâ€™s open house, which starts at 2 p.m.
This tour will give people the chance to view the packaging and distribution operations of hand tools and power tool accessories.
The facility is located at 1980 Indian Creek Road.
The tours of Blum and Bosch are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members are invited to honor their staff at the annual Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The lunch, held from noon till 1 p.m., will feature guest speaker Lin Mitchell. Mitchell will speak on a â€œA Positive Attitude â€” Your Most Priceless Possession.â€
Reservations are required and available by calling the Chamber at 704-735-3096 by Monday.
The Lincoln Economic Development Association has been working to plan this yearâ€™s Business Appreciation Week. LEDA and the Chamber, a co-sponsor, encourage everyone to participate in the weekâ€™s activities.