Workshop for Honda owners; award for technician

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:39 AM

Forest City Honda hosted a Honda Owner's Workshop Saturday, Feb. 20 and approximately 40 Honda owners attended the workshop. 

Steve Williams, service manager, presented information on Honda service and maintenance.

Representatives from BG Automotive Products and Hunter Engineering and special guest, Per Bollner, district parts and service manager for American Honda Motor Company, also attended and presented information.

Participants received handouts, free maintenance vouchers, door prizes and a complimentary lunch.

David Whisnant, technician at Forest City Honda, received his "Honda Professionals Ten Year Award."

Bollner presented Whisnant a plaque and a gift card.

  • Farmers Market vendor meeting March 4

SPINDALE — There will be a vendor’s meeting for the Rutherford County Farmers Market on Tuesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. in the Rutherford County Extension Center.

All those who plan to sell at the Rutherford County Farmers Market this year need to attend. 

The meeting will focus on the opening date for the Farmers Market, status of the relocation efforts, market operations and increased market promotions. 

For further information contact the extension center at 287-6010.

The Rutherford County Extension Center is located at 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale. 

  • Customer service program offered

LAKE LURE — The Chamber of the Hickory Nut Gorge is presenting "Creating Experiences That Rock" on March 5 to owners and managers in Rumbling Bald. The session will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will include a breakfast buffet at the Lakeview Restaurant in Lake Lure.

Todd Morse, former owner of Chimney Rock Park, will present his award-winning customer service program. He recently presented the program in Chimney Rock.

The program delivers powerful tools and reveals how the Park's outstanding customer service practices created a culture that supported service and garnered measurable success.

"During my years at the Park, we had to figure out a way to develop and sustain a competitive advantage with a limited budget — our focus on service gave us that low-cost edge," Morse said.

Although the program was created for a tourism business, its message has resonated with audiences around the country and can be applied to any business.

The cost of the class is $10 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed online at

Call the chamber office at (828) 625-2725 or email: for further information.