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Real Estate Transactions March 2020

Iredell County 2/13/20 $590,000 Verrol & Stacey Adams to Matthew & Jennifer Madel, 235 Cove Creek Loop 28117 2/14/20 $475,000 Lakewalk Waterfront to Nest Homes, 137 Little Indian Loop 28117 2/14/20 $770,000 Brian T. Fearn to John & Donna Werner, 187 Castaway Trl. 28117 2/14/20 $487,000 Cynthia D. Botsis to Mohamed & Eina Abouzied, 109 […]


Are you ready to establish your value proposition?

In this third personal branding column, we work up your value proposition, which is the heart of your personal brand. By Ginny Mackin. If someone asks you about your personal or professional value, you might freeze. It’s a daunting question. And, if you are like most people, you are uncomfortable naming your attributes out loud. […]

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Chamber honors Southwire for education support

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized the Southwire Huntersville plant for “outstanding support of education” at the Education PowerLuncheon at Northstone Country Club. Southwire received the first “Inspire our Future” award at the event which featured Mark Johnson, superintendent of public instruction in North Carolina Southwire participated in Manufacturing Tours designed to enlighten high […]


Famous Toastery will grow without Long Island stores

By Dave Vieser. Labor laws, which vary from state to state, can put a damper on expansions. The experience of Robert Maynard and Huntersville-based Famous Toastery is a case in point. He and business partner Brian Burchill grew up on Long Island and always wanted to open a restaurant there. That desire started to become […]

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Allegiant plan calls for 66 new jobs in Concord

March 4. Allegiant Travel plans to establish a base of operations at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport in Concord. The Las Vegas-based company will invest $50 million to establish the new base, creating at least 66 high-wage jobs and housing two Airbus aircraft. Economic development incentives amount to a total of nearly $125,000 over three years from […]

Mark Vitner, Pat Riley: Net in-migration is significant

Outlook: Boom continues for CLT, suburbs; but coronavirus looms large

Feb. 29. By Erica Batten. Over the past decade, Charlotte has been among the top 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas nationwide. It looks like that will continue, with 500,000 new residents forecast in the next 10 years. But Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner and Allen Tate CEO Pat Riley say the supply of single-family homes […]


What does Black History Month mean to me?

Cherese Spand • SHE Wealth As a woman of color and entrepreneur I face different issues than my counterparts. Nevertheless, I am exceptionally proud of what I have overcome thus far. I don’t see Black history month as a month. For me it’s a daily lifestyle. The history we are taught in school does not […]

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Toll routes yet to prove they can be profitable

Part 2 of 2. By Kate Martin/Carolina Public Press. Toll routes are intended to relieve traffic congestion, but they do so at a cost, which revenues are intended to offset. The Triangle Expressway, which opened between Apex and Durham eight years ago, has been exceeding projected revenues while operating under its annual cost projections. But […]


Remove hairy knots and tangles to enhance the sales process

A nice knot can solve many problems. But an unplanned knot can render it useless. Same with purchasing decisions. Customers may feel like they are dealing with a tangled knot rather than a functional process.  And when you attempt to help them solve problems with your product or service, they might not be able to […]


Rising tide floats all boat-related businesses

By Erica Batten. The boating industry impacts the state’s economy to the tune of $5.5 billion annually, according to statistics published by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. In the Charlotte metro area, which claims a fifth of that impact, the industry supports more than 4,000 jobs. Much of that impact comes from Lake Norman. The […]