Sisters open custom embroidery firm in Tryon

Published 1:30 pm Monday, June 30, 2008

K2 Accents LLC is a new business located in Tryon, owned by sisters Kathy Cunha and Karen DiStefano. Their shop features custom embroidery and shirt printing, as well as apparel decorated with heat transfers. Custom orders can be made for businesses, sport teams, church groups, school events, etc. They also have caps and visors, bags and totes, to name a few.

The home-based business is located at 144 Bill Holbert Road. For more information, call 894-8021.

Business closings

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Silver&squo;s Edge Steakhouse, located at 1052 S. Trade Street, Tryon, has closed its doors. There is a &dquo;For Lease&dquo; sign on the marquis. No further details have been given.

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Dr. James Baker is introducing new chiropractic techniques he recently gained in a continuing education seminar on charrette extremity adjusting protocols. Dr. Baker received instruction on adjusting the upper and lower extremities. For more information call Baker Family Chiropractic at 859-5055. The office is located at 1053 S. Trade Street, Tryon.

Mountain 1st Bank & Trust Company has reported that it has completed the formation of its bank holding company and the subsequent reorganization of Mountain 1st Bank into a wholly trusted subsidiary of this new holding company. The holding company will be known as 1st Financial Services Corporation. Call 828-693-5008 for additional information.

The bank has also reported that Kelly A. Farr has joined the bank as senior vice president and market president. He is expected to lead the bank&squo;s expansion efforts in Hickory, Catawba County and the surrounding areas. Mountain 1st is headquartered in Hendersonville, N.C. Visit for more information.

Southern Mulch has announced that products in its organic line of Filtrexx (R) brand InletSoxx&rade; are now approved for use as Type &dquo;F&dquo; inlet filters for preventing sediment and other pollutants from washing off construction sites and into the local water supply. Southern Mulch has retail operations in Boiling Springs and Greenville, S.C. For more information, visit

The Asheville Regional Airport Authority has unveiled new Regional Boarding Ramps (RBRs) and B-Gate improvements. The $1.3 million project was constructed over the past year and will serve to upgrade the boarding process for passengers. The airport was built in 1961 and currently serves 11 surrounding counties.

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities has signed a purchase agreement on a 48-acre land parcel in Matthews, N.C. ACTS plans to add approximately 350 independent living apartments and single family homes. For more details call 704-847-4800 or visit