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Market Place: Cyprowski joins Tryon dental practice; Brock’s Cleaners adds recycling program; state recognition for Carroll Woodcrafts

Chris Carroll of Carroll Woodcrafting works on a lathe. Carroll was featured recently in publicity materials from N.C. REAL about Project Growing America Through Entrepreneurship (GATE). (source: www.NCruralcenter.org)

Tryon dentists Dr. John W. Hooker and Dr. J. Mark McCall recently announced the addition of Dr. Jaime L. Cyprowski (Dr. Jaime) to their dental team.
Dr. Jaime is a 2010 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and a 2005 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in biology and chemistry. She recently completed advanced training in a general practice residency  at Mountain Area Health and Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, N.C.
Dr. Jaime has advanced training in pediatric dentistry, endodontic care (root canal therapy), removable prosthodontics and oral surgery. She said she enjoys the variety afforded her in a general dental practice and treating patients of all ages.

Dr. Jaime Cyprowski

She currently resides in Henderson County and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking and playing in an adult soccer league.
Dr. Jaime said she enjoys small towns and the quality of life offered in western North Carolina. She said she looks forward to serving the people of Polk and surrounding counties.
For more information, call 828-859-5839.
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Carroll Woodcrafts Unlimited of Mill Spring was featured recently in a press release from N.C. REAL about participants in the Project Growing America Through Entrepreneurship (GATE) program. The program was launched in 2009 as part of a two-year, federally funded demonstration. North Carolina was one of four states in the federal demonstration.
Carroll, who was laid off in 2009, was one of the N.C. participants in Project GATE. Today, he owns Carroll Woodcrafts Unlimited and has plans for expansion.
With the federal Project GATE program drawing to a close, the six organizations collaborating on the North Carolina project have extended it through 2012.
The program’s reach will also be expanded. Although the core program targets unemployed rural workers, state workers laid off by recent budget cuts will be eligible to participate regardless of where they live.
To read the N.C. REAL story about Chris Carroll, go to http://ncruralcenter.org/business-programs/entrepreneurship/self-employment/514-gate-chris-carroll.html.
For more information about Project Gate, visit www.ncprojectgate.org.
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Brock’s Cleaners, with locations in Tryon, Hendersonville and Landrum, has implemented a RRR program: reduce, re-use and recycle.
Wes Sessoms of Brock’s Cleaners said they already recycle any waste from the cleaning process through a firm out of Atlanta.
Sessoms said Brock’s is looking for more ways to help the environment. The business now has hanger racks in every store to accept the return of wire hangers. To aid in the process, Brock’s now offers free boxes customers can take home, use to collect their wire hangers and return to their local Brock’s location. The hangers will be re-used and save landfill space.
Sessoms has also signed up to participate in a plastic bag recycling program, through a company that sells the plastic bags. All Brock’s locations will have collection boxes for your polyethylene (plastic) bags.
Sessoms said, “Over 86 million pounds are either in your closet or our landfills. Recycling them and other plastic bags keeps them out of the landfills, off the streets and turns them into useful products. It just makes sense.”
Anyone wanting to dispose of polyethylene bags can drop them off at any of the three locations. 46 Maple St., Tryon; 121 E. Prince Rd., Landrum; 1680 Spartanburg Hwy. Hendersonville.