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Serial entrepreneur Lemonis will open Gander store in Mooresville

May 31. None other than Marcus Lemonis, the star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” will be at the grand opening of Gander Outdoors in Mooresville. Lemonis bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017. On “The Profit,” the serial entrepreneur lends his expertise to struggling businesses in various industries while using his People/Process/Product principle. […]

Home on Jetton sells for $4 million

The highest-price transaction in North Meck so far this year is a $4 million deal for a 10,000 square foot lakefront home at 16909 Jetton Road, adjacent to The Peninsula in Cornelius. Lance Carlyle with Carlyle Properties listed the four-bedroom, five-bath estate. The house, which has a pool, a four-car garage, elevator and wine cellar, […]

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A great experience steers sales your way

Identify the destination Tell the customer where you will take them. Define your core competencies in your customer’s language vs. your internal terms to ensure all sales interactions are in ‘you-view’-directed toward their needs. Example: If one of your goals is excellent service quality, internally you may train staff to deliver, “97% of all service […]

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Golf is back on the upswing

By Elisabeth Richardson. If the annual PGA Merchandise Show is any indication, this will be another good year for an industry worth $84.1 billion in 2016—up 22 percent from 2011. It looks like more participation—especially from juniors—will help drive increases in green fees this year, as well as capital improvements and new amenities that will […]

Lake Norman Chamber supports I-77 Committee recommendations

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has announced its support for the recommendations made by the I-77 Advisory Committee and has requested DOT Secretary of Transportation James Trogdon to strongly consider the group’s suggestions.recommendations.Those include: Allow I-77 Mobility Partners to complete construction. Upon completion, NCDOT buys out the contract Road improvement projects funded by ‘Bonus’ […]

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North Carolina women make progress toward parity

By Melissa Atherton American women have come come a long way in the past 236 years: Deborah Gannett, the first female soldier in the US Army, enlisted in 1782 because she disguised herself as a man. And in the past three years, North Carolina has risen from the worst third in the nation to the […]

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Former Burlington Mill converting to millennial-friendly office

By Dave Yochum. Look for more retail space to be converted to office space—a growing trend in commercial real estate. Indeed, some 60,000 square feet of space that was Merino’s Home Furnishings near downtown Mooresville will be turned into office space after the end of this month. “The conversion of retail to office is a […]

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Canadian firm tees up redevelopment of Birkdale Golf Club

May 16. By Dave Vieser. Romspen, the Canadian company that owns Birkdale Golf Club, will invest $45 million into the aging complex. Plans include replacing the clubhouse, the addition of up to 225 apartments and a 155 room hotel. The application for the project was filed within the past week, and faces a lengthy review and approval […]

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Uber, Lyft take their toll on mass transit use

    May 14. By Dave Vieser. The Northlake Airport Connector bus has been given a reprieve. With ​Mecklenburg County cutting the subsidy for the Airport Connector Express Route from Northlake Mall to ​the airport, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) was considering eliminating the 14-mile route, which carries, among others, workers to and from CLT. ​There […]

Mr. Cooper, tear down this contract

OPINION. The fight against the managed lane project on I-77 got a subtle boost when the schedule of the I-77 Advisory Group meetings was not just enlarged, but it was changed to accommodate NCDOT Secretary James Trogdon’s schedule. An NCDOT spokeswoman said the governor’s highways boss wants to attend the I-77 meetings and hear feedback […]

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