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Book Review: Building a StoryBrand

Run your marketing message through Donald Miller’s framework to create a superstar narrative. His approach casts your brand in the fundamentally human language of a story. He offers a sharp, clear process for finding a story to tell about your product or service that centers on your customer as the hero – not on your […]

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Last call for ​Top Women​ Awards Nominations

Champagne Reception & Mini Expo​ Oct. 17​… Nominations close Sept. 1 for the 15th Annual Top Women Awards, one of the oldest and largest events honoring women in Lake Norman and Cabarrus County. Prior winners will judge the contest. Nominees so far are a diverse group, ranging from small business owners to physicians and Realtors and […]

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Alexander Farms build-out worth over $110 million

By Dave Yochum. A mixed-use project planned for the last undeveloped farm on the west side of I-77 in Cornelius will resemble Birkdale, but with a twist. The residential component of Alexander Farms will target active adults—even oldsters—with a hip mix of amenities, including a food truck plaza, senior housing options, retail and restaurants—as well […]

Book Review: YouTubers

YouTube inspires people to create their own content and some of its creators attract a large following. Author Chris Stokel-Walker introduces readers to today’s YouTube celebrities, the colorful personalities who keep viewers watching. You may not know their names, but your kids do. YouTube, owned by Google, has become a global entertainment source, but it […]


LKN Biz Expo: Networking in a digital world

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is going strong at the ripe old age of 19. In a digital world, there’s still plenty of room for old-school analog—and dialog. This particular B2B expo—it’s Oct. 10 at the Huntersville Recreation Center—has held its own since the very first year when Chamber CEO Bill Russell […]


Race to finish toll lanes is on; shoulder work begins in 2020

By Dave Vieser.  As motorists who ride I-77 already know, there’s plenty of work left to be done on the toll lane project, most especially on the segment between Exit 23  in Huntersville and I-277. Even the open segment between Exits 23 and 36 still requires quite a bit of final paving. Cintra, aka I-77 […]

Rick Eveson is new EVP at Aquesta

Rick Eveson is the new executive vice president, chief operations and compliance officer at Cornelius-based Aquesta Bank. Eveson, who has led Aquesta’s consumer lending business for the past six years, will be responsible for oversight of all regulatory compliance risks as well as deposit, IT and loan operations. A graduate of State University of New […]


Record visitor spending across NC in 2018

Aug. 15. Tourism spending in North Carolina rose to $25.3 billion last year, a record. The data, which comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, has Mecklenburg County once again at the top, with $5.68 billion in visitor spending last year, up 5.6 percent from 2017. Domestic visitors spent a record $25.3 […]

Attorney will address HOA issues

McIntosh Law Firm attorney Chris Gelwicks will be the keynote speaker at a Cedar Management Group gathering in Asheville Aug. 21. He will be discussing “The ABC’s of Managing your HOA.” Cedar, with more than 600 associations under management, is one of the largest single-family and condo management companies in the Carolinas. Gelwicks will discuss […]

Blueharbor bank reports gains in second quarter

Mooresville-based blueharbor bank reported second-quarter net income rose 8% to $698,480 compared to $647,933 earned during the second quarter of 2018.  For the six months ended June 30, net income was $1.29 million, up 6% from the first half of 2018. CEO Jim Marshall net income growth for the second quarter of 2019 was driven […]