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Leadership Lake Norman is accepting applications

July 1. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2024 – 2025 session of Leadership Lake Norman. In addition to Chamber members, the program is also open to non-members wishing to expand their knowledge of the region. Leadership Lake Norman, in its 28th year, helps develop informed, committed, and qualified individuals […]

Focus Friday: No. 1 regional issue is traffic

June 28. By Dave Vieser. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce welcomed top officials from Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville to their June Focus Friday event. It didn’t take long for moderator Beth Cashion to ask what’s the most frequent concern the town officials hear about from their residents. The unanimous response: Traffic congestion. “Many residents […]

Foxcroft Wine open in Birkdale Village

June 26. Huntersville native Conrad Hunter opened Foxcroft Wine Co.’s newest location in Birkdale Village Wednesday. The company’s fifth location has a prime spot overlooking the community gathering space, more than 40 wines available by the glass and a food menu is inspired by wine-driven cultures. “Elevated classics” like House-Ground Burger and Truffle Fries, charcuterie […]

Homegrown Nucor will build $20 million fabrication facility

June 26. Nucor Rebar Fabrication, a division of the largest steelmaker in America, will invest more than $20 million in a new rebar fabrication facility in Davidson County. The construction services company fabricates, installs, and distributes rebar to a variety of infrastructure and building projects. The new rebar fabrication facility in Lexington will be adjacent […]

Hazardous waste fees reduced Wednesday for small businesses, schools, organizations

June 25. Small businesses and other organizations can drop off hazardous waste for a reduced fee this Wednesday. Federal law restricts the County’s recycling centers to residential hazardous waste, so the County hosts special collection events for schools, businesses, and other non-residential organizations. The hours are 8 am to 2 pm Wednesday, June 26. Organizations […]

New statewide office will support music industry

June 24. A new statewide office to promote and celebrate North Carolina music, musicians and the music industry is being established within the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The new North Carolina Music Office will facilitate a multitude of music-based programming and investments across the state; enhance economic development spurred by creative economies; […]

Economic development agency on ‘strategic pause,’ executive director is out

June 21. Ryan McDaniels is out as the head of the Lake Norman Economic Development Corp. (LNEDC) after 11 years at the helm of the regional business retention and recruitment organization. He could not be reached for comment. Meanwhile, the LNEDC will undertake a “strategic reevaluation” under the direction of its board which includes elected […]

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Novant quits plan to acquire Lake Norman Regional, Davis Regional

June 19. After a year of trying—and a favorable federal court ruling earlier this month—Novant got a big “no” for their plan to acquire the Lake Norman and Davis Regional Medical Centers from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems. “Despite our vision to restore services the area has lost and deliver high quality, remarkable care, we […]

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Mecklenburg New Corporations

June 18. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 4/16/24 A&G Renovations LLC, Adriana Chrestler, 19228 Betty Stough Rd., Cornelius 4/16/24 Boss Modular Homes LLC, Thomas C. Jeter III, 18525 Statesville Rd. Unit D-2, Cornelius 4/16/24 Heartyhaven-Enterprise LLC, Leasha Cramartie, 20619 Torrence Chapel Rd. Ste. 116-1179, Cornelius 4/16/24 Legacy Pointe […]

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Lack of child care is a billion-dollar problem for the NC economy

June 17. [Updated] A statewide report estimates that insufficient child care availability is costing North Carolina $5.65 billion in lost economic activity each year. The U.S. Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the NC Chamber Foundation and NC Child, commissioned a survey of 517 North Carolina parents with children under the age of six. Survey results […]