Aug 19 Tourism in Cabarrus County generated an economic impact of $371.87 million in 2013, an increase of 2.5 percent from 2012. Cabarrus County ranks 12th in travel impact among North Carolina’s 100 counties.
More than 3,980 jobs were directly attributable to travel and tourism. Payroll generated by the tourism industry totaled $80.08 million. State and local tax revenues from travel to Cabarrus County amounted to $27.36 million.
Aug 14 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce's Diversity Council is currently accepting nominations for businesses and individuals who promote diversity and acceptance of difference in our community. We will be selecting three Champion of Diversity winners in the following categories: Large Business, Small Business (15 employees or less), and Individual.
Aug 19 Ken Kumpe is a new senior account executive at Classic Graphics, one of the largest privately held graphic communication companies in the Southeast. The Huntersville resident has some 20 years in the industry, with a concentrated focus on business development and national account management.
Aug 13 MI-Connection, the cable and telecommunications system owned by the towns of Mooresville and Davidson, has announced it will launch the SEC Network on Aug. 14. The new channel will be part of the cable company’s digital tier on channel 246 in standard definition and on channel 751 in high definition.
The SEC Network is a highly anticipated channel offering coverage of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The network will be operated by ESPN Inc. as part of a 20-year partnership. It will feature coverage of SEC sports, news and analysis programs and other content focusing on the SEC's member schools.
Aug 18 Judy Sobo has joined G Brokerage Commercial Real Estate in Cornelius. Practicing commercial real estate since 2004, she is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. She is married to Philip M. Sobo and they have a son, Jared.
Aug 13 Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce president Bill Russell will host a free job search seminar on speaking skills from 7 pm until 8:30 pm on Aug. 27. Monthly seminars are put on with H.O.H.T. (Helping Others Help Themselves). Each seminar begins with 15 minutes on the emotional effects of being laid off with Susan Park of Insights. The seminar will be held at 19900 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius.
Aug 18 Scott Regene has joined the Lake Norman office of Allen Tate Co. The appointment was announced by Stephanie Gossett, branch manager of the Lake Norman office.
Campaign Chair Dari Caldwell (right)
with mini boat racewinners (from left)
Janet Spriggs, Ken Mowery
and Tom Loeblein
Aug 13 Rowan Chamber of Commerce kicked off its Total Resource Campaign at its most recent Business After Hours, which was attended by 120 Chamber members. Kick-off festivities included a visit from Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and a mini boat race of teams captained by Chamber members.
- Sarah Porter named United Way’s Cabarrus Community Director
- MSC hires new 'Chief People Officer' in Davidson
- JHE Production plans to acquire Charlotte events company
- High end residential deals in July
- Invest in slow sales, invest in relationships
- Construction projects abound in Denver
- New commercial projects bode well for economy
- Commissioners hope to ‘hit the ground running’ with Eco-Devo