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LKN Chamber recognizes 4 small business owners

June 14. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized four local small businesses during Small Business Week: —Joanie Baker, owner of Lakeside Living Magazine (Cornelius) —Mariano and Caroline Doble, owners of The Davidson Village Inn (Davidson) —Sam James, owner of James Funeral Home (Huntersville) —Suzanne Meyer, owner of The Welcome Committee (Mooresville). The reception was […]

New diversity coordinator in Concord

May 19. Concord’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) coordinator is Emma Sellers. She will work with city leadership and community stakeholders to direct, coordinate, and implement programs and activities that establish DEI as a shared value throughout the community. Prior to joining the City of Concord, Sellers served as director of multicultural affairs at […]

New fire chief in Davidson

May 12. Ryan Monteith, who has been interim fire chief in Davidson since the retirement of Bo Fitzgerald last year, has been officially named chief of the Davidson Fire Dept. He will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing a variety of department activities, including firefighting, fire inspection, public education and fire prevention. Monteith currently […]

Atrium has new ‘chief experience officer’

May 7. Atrium Health has hired a first-ever “chief experience officer” who will serve as the leader and driver for the overall experience strategy. Vishal Bhalla, in addition to being head of human resources for Atrium Health Navicent, will be responsible for patient, provider, teammate and volunteer experience across the Atrium Health operation. It means […]

Urban Institute has new interim director

May 3. Lori Thomas is the new interim director of the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute. She replaces Jeff Michael, the Institute’s long-time director, who is leaving the position April 30 after serving 18 years to become North Carolina’s Deputy Secretary for Natural Resources. Thomas, who is also an Associate Professor of Social Work, serves as executive director […]

VLN’s Carreon honored by Destinations International ’30 under 30′

April 27. Rodrigo Carreon, who started his career in the tourism industry three years ago as a marketing intern at Visit Lake Norman, has been named one of Destinations International’s “30 Under 30″ award winners. Even before graduating from UNC-Charlotte, he accepted a full-time visitor services and marketing coordinator position during his sophomore year. He […]

New interim town manager in Harrisburg

April 26. Lee Connor will be the interim town manager in Harrisburg upon the departure of Town Manager Haynes Brigman effective June 1. Connor, is the assistant town manager and has previously served as the interim town manager having joined town staff in 2010 as finance director. Meanwhile, Mooresville resident Rob Donham is the new […]

Kindreds planning third eatery

April 22. Davidson restaurateurs Katy and Joe Kindred have announced they will open another restaurant called “milkbread” on Jetton Street in Davidson. A press release April 21 said they plan to feature milk bread donuts, crispy chicken, vegetable-focused bowls and salads, with order-at-the counter service, all within a “clean, minimalist design.” As to when, you’ll […]

Davidson has new Town Attorney: Mary Ann Swan

April 14. Mary Ann Swan as the new town attorney in Davidson. A graduate of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, she will provide legal guidance related to all aspects of town government, including drafting and reviewing contracts, ordinances and litigation on behalf of the town. She comes to the Town of Davidson after […]

Carol Shinn new senior VP at Peoples

April 8. Carol Shinn, a 35-year veteran of the banking industry, has been promoted to senior vice president/chief information officer at Peoples Bank. She joined the Newton-based bank in 2015. Previously director of deposit operations at Peoples Bank, she has completed the LSU Graduate School of Banking. In her new role, Shinn will be in […]

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