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SPRiZZi Bev-Co. moving into old Michael Waltrip facility

Dec. 11. SPRiZZi Bev-Co. will move into the former Michael Waltrip Racing building on Liverpool, bringing a potential of 250 new jobs to Cornelius. The company, which makes the SPRiZZi Drink Machine, plans to upfit the 118,000 square foot facility which began life as Movies at the Lake and years later transitioned to a race shop and […]

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Famous Toastery owners eggcited about Concord

Dec. 10. By Dave Vieser. When best friends Brian Burchill and Robert Maynard opened their first Famous Toastery’s store back in 2005 little did they know their “cozy” breakfast spot in a small house turned restaurant in Huntersville would grow into 34 busy locations throughout the US, including 21 in North Carolina. With plans for […]

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Betty Honeycutt, Ralph Hartsell get lifetime awards from peers

Two real estate icons in Cabarrus County have received awards from their peers. Betty Honeycutt, part of Team Honeycutt at Allen Tate’s Concord office, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Central Carolinas Association of Realtors. The mother of Team Honeycutt founder and Cabarrus County Commissioner Diane Honeycutt, Betty has been selling homes for […]

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Beautiful home on Belle Isle Drive sells for $1.25 million

This house at 17101 Belle Isle Drive in Cornelius sold for $1.25 million after almost three months on the market. Sandy Reynolds with ReMax Executive had the waterfront listing. Brian Fisher with Keller Williams represented the buyers.

Online work-based learning tool links classrooms with careers

Dec. 5. Gov. Roy Cooper has announced a free online tool to help connect education and careers. The new work-based learning tool, called The Navigator, links business, education, and workforce development communities online so they can post, search for and measure work-based learning opportunities. The opportunities range from guest speaking roles to apprenticeships, posted by […]

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Bid on lunch with a top CIO in North Carolina

Online bidders can win lunch with top North Carolina IT executives thanks to an auction put on by the North Carolina Technology Association aka NC Tech. The two dozen technology executives, who collectively will spend a combined $3 billion in the upcoming year, include top brass at Bandwidth, BB&T,  Cardinal Innovations, IBM, Lord Corp. and Wells […]

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Opioid crisis hits where we work

With more than 42,000 Americans dead from opioid-related overdoses in 2016—40 percent of the deaths involved prescription painkillers—prescient employers are taking steps to prevent opioid misuse and addiction. The opioid crisis cost the economy $95 billion in 2016, with $21.4 billion spent on treating patients who suffer from opioid abuse, a new analysis from Altarum found. […]

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Construction keeps building on the economy

By Erica Batten.  The construction industry is projected to grow 4.5 percent over the next few years, reaching $1.2 trillion in real output by 2020. Much of the growth is directly related to government activity. Reconstruction of roads, bridges and other infrastructure, along with the government’s plan to make renewable energy 20 percent of the […]


Ingersoll Rand lands environmental and energy awards

Nov. 20. Ingersoll Rand has won the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Award for Best Environmental Stewardship. The Davidson-based maker of commercial heating and air-conditioning systems was recognized for addressing greenhouse gas emissions in its own operations and products, and continued research for a sustainable future. The company achieved its commitment to reduce its own […]

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham acquires JRi Shocks

Nov. 15. Motorsports icon and NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham has acquired Mooresville-based JRi Shocks for an undisclosed amount. Evernham will be involved in all areas of the business, including marketing and sales strategy, new product design and operations. JRI founder, Jeff Ryan, will continue to play a key role in the organization as both […]

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