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Wells Fargo predicts strong 3Q rebound

June 15. The US Dept. of Labor’s most recent Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims data shows advance claims of more than 1.5 million during the week ended June 6. The numbers show initial claims have begun to decline, but they remain elevated above historic levels. The four-week moving average: Just over 2 million. Jobless claims declined […]

Harold Rice new CEO at Ada Jenkins

Harold E. Rice Jr. has been named CEO os the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. He replaces Georgia Krueger who previously announced her retirement following a 12-year career with AJC. Rice, who began his career as a social worker, is currently vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of Community Link Programs of Travelers Aid […]

Prime Beverage investing $68 million in new plant in Cabarrus

June 9. Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will spend $68 million on a new manufacturing facility in Kannapolis, creating 231 new jobs. Prime contracts with brand name beverage companies to mix and package their canned drinks. Formed by beverage industry leaders, Prime Beverage will establish a full-service state-of-the-art production facility in Kannapolis. […]


NC still sorting out how to manage through COVID-19

June 8. By Dave Yochum. As businesses assess their ability to operate with social distancing, one of the biggest challenges will be figuring out how people will spend their money. More people have become comfortable with online shopping; the trend could create shortfalls in local sales and even hospitality taxes. “Rethinking how services that rely […]


Even with COVID-19 in the background, a human touch is important

There is no substitute for brain power to solve problems, humanize service levels, or to discern the idiosyncratic needs of a customer. When misused or over-used, technology can dissatisfy, irk, and alienate them to the point they vote with their dollars elsewhere. Use technology to drive sales to you, not away from you. I know. […]

On the Record: New corporations

These businesses have registered with the N.C. Secretary of State. Cornelius 4/15/20 Hemprenity LLC, Shannon Smith, 9327 Portage Dr. Unit 104 4/15/20 Keeves and things LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 19145 Celestine Ln. 4/16/20 GF Holdings LLC, Chad Glover, 20619 Torrence Chapel Rd. Ste. 116 #531 4/16/20 Lewis Two LLC, Melissa G. Lynch, 16215 […]

Ames Copper plans expansion in Shelby

June 4. Ames Copper Group, a joint venture of Prime Materials Recovery and the Cunext Group, will invest at least $26.3 million to expand its copper manufacturing facility in Shelby. It means 46 new jobs for Cleveland County. Ames Copper will ultimately invest more than $50 million in infrastructure, equipment and working capital over the […]

Food Lion acquiring 62 BI-LO and Harveys stores

June 3. Food Lion will purchase 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers for an undisclosed amount. Food Lion officials in Salisbury said the new stores will “deepen the company’s ability to serve more customers with fresh and affordable products.” Food Lion, which has more than 630 stores […]


Survey: More than 75% think job numbers won’t return to normal until end of ’21

June 2. Forty percent of Americans won’t feel comfortable getting on an airplane until there is a vaccine, according to a new WalletHub study. More than a quarter won’t feel comfortable staying in a hotel and 21 percent won’t feel comfortable dining out. The findings suggest consumer perception of their safety will be a big […]


Don’t let a pandemic affect customer service

June 1. By Cheryl Kane. For many businesses, these are unique times to sell in. Trying to conduct business as usual may be challenging to accomplish when your selling environment has dramatically changed. As you put effort into critical new protocols for social distancing, lower capacity limits on people in a space, face masks recommended […]