Nightmare on Catawba Ave.: UNCC prof says DDI traffic flows decrease 7.6 percent during afternoon commute
|West Catawba Ave. Congestion|
By Dave Yochum
While some Cornelius business owners are looking for heads to roll at Town Hall because of the troubled Diverging Diamond Interchange construction, town officials are privately saying the NC Department of Transportation and Blythe Construction have them over an orange and white traffic barrel.
Approaching a start-up with a diva attitude is a great way to fail before you even begin. To launch a successful start-up you need to be willing to work harder, longer and for less (usually nothing at the beginning) than any other person out there to make your idea become a reality. Essentially, you need to be the anti-diva. All attention and energy should be focused on your startup, not you. If that sounds contrary to your ideal life scenario, you may want to take a pass on entrepreneurship, sister.
Sept. 11 Four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. endorsed Natasha Marcus in her bid to fill the open NC House District 98 seat. Hunt, who served as governor from 1977-1985 and 1993-2001, endorsed the Democrat from Davidson in her first bid for public office. She is running against John Bradford III, a Republican from Cornelius who is also a town commissioner.
Sept. 11 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Chamber will host Brenda Berg, president and CEO of BEST NC and Pat Riley, President and COO of Allen Tate Cos. Sept.18, 11:30-1:00 at Pine Island Country Club. The "Power Luncheon" is sponsored by Business Today and Cornelius Today.
The International Trade Administration reports that exports of merchandise from the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metropolitan area totaled a record $10.7 billion, an increase of 69 percent or $4.4 billion from 2012 to 2013. This growth helped Charlotte to remain a top export region in 2013.
By Dave Friedman
More that two decades ago Jerry Schroeder was relocated from Michigan to the Charlotte area when he worked for Bozell, one of the oldest and largest advertising agencies in the United States. When he left the company in 2006 to start his own digital firm, enCOMPASS Agency, he worked alone out of his home in Cornelius. Eight years, 10 employees, and more than five times the business later, Schroeder’s technology-driven marketing company is a success in part because of his ability to navigate new technology before his competitors.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has organized “compelling course offerings” into a schedule that will allow students to only come to campus on Fridays to earn an associates degree. It can be done in as few as 64 Fridays.
RCCC says the degree is transferable to any of the four-year state universities in North Carolina. The one-day-a-week plan has appeal for business owners who employ students.
When sales goals are all being met savvy sales professionals know that is no reason to relax good practices. They realize well-planned, consistent processes created the current strong flow of sales. Thus, they keep evaluating everything they do-through the eyes of their customers.
Current feedback from customers create fresh opportunities for increasing future sales.
- The 10th year of Top Women in Business
- Lake Norman Realty hires five new associates
- Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce to appoint board of directors
- Business of selling swank homes requires deep pockets, fortitude
- Lincolnton bank plans inroads In Lake Norman marketplace
- Top-ranked Keller Williams agent joins Sotheby’s Charlotte agency
- Lake Norman Realty office to host Denver Community Appreciation Day
- Free H.O.H.T. networking event for job seekers and employers Oct. 7