March 6 Net income at Uwharrie Capital Corp and its subsidiary, Uwharrie Bank for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013 was $954,000 vs. $404,000 for 2012. Uwharrie is the parent company of the former Cabarrus Bank & Trust, which was one of three Uwharrie subsidiaries which were consolidated into a single insitution last year.
Feb. 20 Sea Life Charlotte-Concord has opened in Concord Mills. Located at Entry 7 at Concord Mills, the aquarium has more than 5,000 sea creatures, as well as displays of diverse marine life, an indoor play area and a viewing tunnel surrounded on all sides by water. The 36,000-square-foot facility holds 150,000 gallons of water. Visitors can travel from the fresh waters of the Catawba River in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean in about an hour.
Feb. 26 Christie Decker Frazier, a graduate of West Virginia University and Alpha Phi International, has joined Maya Hotels as regional director of sales, for Candlewood Suites and Holiday Inn Express in Lake Norman. She was with MI Connection in Mooresville. She is also on the board of directors for the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.
Feb. 18 Veteran sales executive Eric Habschied is the new director of sales at Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa in Concord. Habschied comes to the resort after five years as sales director at Hilton Charlotte University Place. He also spent four years as director of sales at Hilton Charlotte Executive Park and has a combined 20 years hotel sales experience in the Charlotte market. Habschied will oversee a staff of 10 and is responsible for all sales activities at the Embassy Suites property, which includes the 42,000-square-foot Concord Convention Center and Rocky River Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course.
Feb. 26 Walter L. Harvey III, an agent in Allen Tate's Cornelius office, has earned the Master’s Designation, which is given to associates who have furthered their professional real estate education through a comprehensive program of specialized, in-house coursework. The curriculum includes specialist certification in technology, finance, new home construction, relocation, marketing and communication skills.
Feb. 17 Kannapolis City Schools middle school students will visit the main campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham to attend the BRITE Futures Program, a science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational program.
Feb. 26 The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new web site for community stakeholders and media: www.CabCoCVB.com
“The business site is a platform to educate and inform local stakeholders including City Council members, County Commissioners, hospitality partners, media and area residents about the business practices of the Bureau,” said Donna Carpenter, president and CEO of the Cabarrus County CVB. “Key facts and unique stories about the destination also make the site an ideal resource for travel media.” The Cabarrus County CVB is scheduled to present the new site to the Cabarrus County Commissioners on March 3 at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center.
Feb. 17 Torrid and J.Crew Factory have signed leases at Concord Mills, as well as Janie and Jack Outlet and Buckle. Concord Mills is home to more than 200 outlet and value retail stores, plus family dining and entertainment options. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, an aquarium, will open this spring.
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