About Us

Planning a fun, relaxing weekend and need to know what’s going on in our area? Pick up a copy of O&A or view our most recent edition online at GAPub.com to get the latest information on where to “eat, shop, and play” in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties, including Salisbury, Concord, Kannapolis, and more!

This convenient, digest sized magazine has all the info you’re looking for, from shopping and restaurants to festivals and historic sites. You’ll find entertainment ideas for people of all ages, whether you’re planning a family outing at one of our beautiful parks or checking out the local theater and  nightlife. With dynamic graphics and a beautiful full color format, this is one little magazine you’ll want to look at again and again to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Included in O&A is a center fold-out map of Rowan County and Downtown Salisbury as well as Cabarrus County and Downtown Concord and Kannapolis. Also included are calendar of events pages. Visitors and residents alike will not only know what is going on in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties but they will know how to get there as well.

O&A is not only a residents guide, but also a guide for tourists and visitors to our area. With distribution in the local Visitor Centers and Chamber of Commerce’s, O&A Magazine reaches those new to our area and those searching for information about the community.

If your business could benefit from all the exposure that O&A provides to our many visitors and residents, shouldn’t you be advertising in the next edition of O&A? Call us today for more information on how your business can reach thousands of potential new customers.
 
Cindy Hart

Owner and Publisher of Great American Publishing, Cindy is married to Tim Hart and they have four adult children-Melissa, Michael, Chad and Jason, as well as three grandchildren, Anna, Ava and Emilee Anne.

A graduate of East Rowan, Cindy earned a degree in Commercial Art from Central Piedmont Community College. Her career began in the advertising department of the local newspaper but after starting her family decided that she needed more flexibility. Cindy decided to use her experience and creativity to start her own business.

Cindy has served on the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and served as Chairwoman in 2013. In 2007, Great American Publishing was chosen as Chamber Champion Small Business of the for the Year. In 2008 Cindy participated in Leadership Rowan and in 2010 was selected as the Chamber's Paul E. Fisher Volunteer of the Year.
 
 
Sandra Ketchie
Graphic Designer Great American Publishing Married to Michael VanVoorhis with two daughters. Jordan, graduated from Carson High School in 2014 and attends UNCW, and step-daughter Andrea, which lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

After graduating from East Rowan High School, she continued her education at Central Piedmont Community College with an Associate Degree in Commercial Art / Advertising. Employed nine years by Sam Bass, the official artist of Charlotte Motor Speedway, where she worked along side such greats as Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace and Jeff Gordon to design their NASCAR race cars, transporters and uniforms. Country music crossed over into the NASCAR industry and gave her the opportunity to design team graphics for Brooks & Dunn, and Mark Collie for special charity events. Sam Bass Illustration & Design, Inc. designed anything from logos up to collectible poster and print designs.

In 2000, Sandra started her own gift basket company as she continued to work as freelance graphic artist for three years. Then, after working part time for a while with a design firm in Salisbury, she sold her company and took a full time position for five more years. The design firm specialized in print, web and event management. On top of her regular design tasks, she was in charge of mass printing on a Biz-hub and several large format printers. She also attended corporate events to help with stage composition and design elements.

In February of 2008, she brought many years of experience to Great American Publishing where we produce two monthly, one bi-monthly and one quarterly publications. GA Designs was created to offer more design capabilities. We can help you with anything from developing your corporate identity logo up to designing all elements needed for a trade show booth.

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