EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS: Check out Kendale Lanes at open house

Oct. 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

After changing ownership some months ago, Kendale Bowling Lanes is inviting the public to an open house Saturday for bowling, a raffle, the chance to compare different kinds of bowling balls and more.

Owner Kay Choosakul said there will be wine and other drinks for the parents, plus kid-friendly beverages and food for all. The celebration starts at 2 p.m. and continues into the evening, after which the traditional Saturday midnight bowling will last from 11 p.m to 1 a.m.

People who want to find more information about Kendale Bowling Lanes, which is located at 139 Rand Street in Sanford, can visit the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kendalebowlinglanes.

In other news...

* She’s the belle of the ball and chain. Laquita Belle, a local bond agent, has opened a new bail bonds business in Sanford. Based in Sanford at 1500 Horner Boulevard right across from the court house, Belle’s Bail Bonds specializes in helping people in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties and is open 24/7, according to its website www.bellesbailbonds.com. Belle can be contacted at agentbelle@yahoo.com, (919) 498-0998 or (919) 708-2440.

* Agriculture is still North Carolina’s largest industry, and young people in Chatham County are working at preserving that status. The Future Farmers of America club at Jordan-Matthews High School placed first in the state in a team competition earlier this month — and Sarah Thomas, a sophomore at the Siler City school, came in first overall among 163 individual competitors. The school’s team is now eligible to represent the state at the 2014 national FFA convention.

* Starting Nov. 8, U.S. Cellular customers can buy an iPhone. If they’re your carrier and you want one of the snazzy devices, visit www.uscellular.com or the Sanford store at 3274 Highway 87 for more info.

* Looking for a job? Try Wake County. Robotic tools manufacturer ATI Industrial Automation is expanding its Apex plant and will reportedly be hiring 200 people. Or, if you can wait a few years, you can apply for a job at the recently announced Cabella’s in Garner. It’s the first North Carolina location for the outdoors store and is expected to hire 225 employees. Finally, one recent study named SAS, a software company in Cary, the second-best place to work in the U.S., and another study recently listed the Raleigh area as the seventh-best place in the country based on median pay, cost of living, number of jobs and the unemployment rate.

* ALDI, a discount grocery store, is opening a new Moore County location, at 1500 North Sandhills Blvd. in Aberdeen.

* Business fluctuations: In the past week, five new corporations formed in Lee County — Jeff Brafford Inc., Lee Pools, Ly and Associates, Nystrom’s Ballroom Dancing and Saint Peter’s Holiness Church — and four were dissolved or revoked: Panificadora y Pasteleria D’Lupita, Primis OldCO-AD, Sunshine Structures and Tigrent Enterprises.

Have business news? Contact Will Doran at wdoran@sanfordherald.com or (919) 718-1217.