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Huntersville Chamber CEO apologizes to mayor

Dec. 6. By Dave Yochum. [UPDATE 3pm] Two heads are better than one, but not if the heads are the same. At least that’s what CEO Jill Swain learned after the Huntersville Chamber e-newsletter went out. In a Frankensteinian example of photoshopping, someone removed Mayor John Aneralla’s head and put another guy’s head in its […]

McIntosh Law adds new business attorney

Jillian Swett has joined The McIntosh Law Firm as a business and corporate law attorney. A Lake Norman native, she received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and her J.D. from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA. She will focus on business and corporate law, including trademark and copyright matters.


Be the leader who surprises your team

Leading with Grace By Ginny Mackin. Max Goodwin, the fictitious medical director on “New Amsterdam,” is terminally optimistic. He jogs the halls of the hectic TV hospital looking for opportunity and purpose. “How can I help?” is his mantra. How can he help the burned-out emergency room docs who are working accident victims? How can […]

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SOLD OUT: Economic Outlook/Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 13

  Two top-ranking business leaders—one a nationally known economist, the other a nationally regarded CEO—will be the featured speakers at the Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 13 at The Peninsula Club. The Q&A over breakfast will focus on regional and national trends in the economy. Mark Vitner is the managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, where he […]

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FDIC data shows bank deposits soared in Cornelius, Huntersville

By Dave Yochum. New market share reports from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. show big gains in bank deposits in North Mecklenburg, particularly in Cornelius and Huntersville. Between June of 2015 and June of 2019, deposits in Huntersville soared 56.7 percent to $1.29 billion. In Cornelius deposits rose 35.9 percent to $1.098 billion. Davidson banks—there […]

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For sellers around LKN, upward climb continues

Dec. 10. By Dave Yochum. Here’s something new for Charlotte residential real estate: We were among the Top 3 US cities in terms of highest year-over-year gains in home resale prices. Charlotte real estate has not been prone to the stunning rises or declines in the past. After a long period of decelerating price increases, […]


New office suite product offers flexibility, image

Dec. 10. Commercial real estate office brokers say the open floor plans, entrepreneurial tenants and flexibility of co-working space encourages collaboration and connections with like-minded professionals. A recent Yardi Matrix report found that co-working spaces grew almost 62% in the top 20 office markets from 2017 to 2018. Most don’t look like offices. Co-working space […]


Don’t be a holiday HR Scrooge

Dec. 9. Business owners and managers may see increased stress levels among employees around the holidays. We all know they can be stressful, and sometimes the stress shows up at work. You might not have any control over what happens at home, but you can help team members to remain focused and productive at work. […]

New Corporations Dec. 2019

Mecklenburg County 10/30/19 McErickson Enterprises Inc., Michael T. Koster, 210 Delburg St., Davidson 10/30/19 Pip & Grow LLC, Kate Barr, 329 Catawba Ave., Davidson 10/31/19 Applejack Properties LLC, Ralph L. Burt Jr., 5428 Cashion Rd., Huntersville 10/31/19 Beech Grove LLC, Ralph L. Burt Jr., 5428 Cashion Rd., Huntersville 10/31/19 Eminent Esthetics LLC, Cassie Peters, 17115 […]

Real Estate Transactions Dec. 2019

Mecklenburg County 11/22/19 $260,000 Charles Higgins to Iris Ethington, Lot 143 Summers Walk, Davidson 11/22/19 $404,000 Mark & JoEllen Halteman to Gavin & Nicole Suggitt, 11920 Willingdon Rd., Huntersville 11/22/19 $403,000 Heather & Ronald Garsik Jr. to Michelle & Aurello Husmillo Jr., 8112 Bytham Castle Dr., Huntersville 11/22/19 $450,000 Danielle & Gans Wilson Jr. to […]