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Meredyth Holdenrid joins G Brokerage

Meredyth Holdenrid has joined G Brokerage in Cornelius. She has more than 17 years of real estate experience, beginning in new home construction and ultimately working in every aspect of the business representing buyers, sellers and investors. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from UNC-Charlotte.

Michael Bonoffski lands CDME designation

Michael Bonoffski, senior vice president of marketing & communications at the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has received the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation. Bonoffski, who joined the Cabarrus CVB in 2009, leads the organization’s marketing team which has won numerous awards over the years. The CDME designation is the tourism industry’s highest individual […]

Puckett will run for his old seat on Meck County Board of Commissioners

​July 29. Jim Puckett, the well-known District 1 Mecklenburg County Commissioner, who lost his re-election campaign last year, says he will go after his old seat next year. The president of Electro Painters was exploring a run for Lt. Governor or NC Commissioner of Labor, but ​”​with the recent irrational and indefensible actions of the Mecklenburg County […]

Bob Taylor new president of AICPA Benevolent Fund

Bob Taylor, a partner at Potter & Co., has been named to a three-year term as president of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Benevolent Fund. He has been a member of the fund’s board of trustees for the past seven years. He replaces the late Sam Leder, the Concord City Councilman and former […]

Keela Shumard joins Allen Tate Relo

Allen Tate Relocation and Corporate Services, a division of the Allen Tate Companies, has named Keela Shumard as director of operations. She will oversee relocation services for Allen Tate Relocation clients as well as manage and train staff. Shumard has 25 years in the relocation business, working in roles as a relocation counselor, trainer, operations […]

Bacola new LKN market executive for Aquesta

Chris Bacola ​is the new Lake Norman ​m​arket ​e​xecutive​ and senior vice president at Aquesta Bank, which has branches in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville​ and ​Mooresville, ​as well as ​Charlotte and Wilmington​.​ He has more than 20 years of banking experience​ and previously worked for Home Trust Bank.​​ Bacola received his MBA from Lynchburg College and […]

Harris is new Cabarrus deputy county manager

Rodney Harris knows teamwork. The new Deputy County Manager of Cabarrus is one of 13 children—seven of whom are adopted. Harris, who moved to Cabarrus County in 2003, replaces Pam Dubois, who retired on June 7 after 31 years with the County. Harris’ responsibilities will include oversight of County finance, budgeting, procurement, libraries and veterans […]

New managing broker at Sotheby’s LKN

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, which has become a major player in the Lake Norman luxury market since opening in Cornelius four years ago, has a new managing broker. Karen Krotki will take over from Jason Gentry who is returning to the Charlotte office. Notably, Gentry was the president of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association last […]


Mark Bardo back at Allen Tate

Mark Bardo, a well-known name in Lake Norman luxury real estate, is back at Allen Tate. He is the new regional vice president for the company’s Upstate South Carolina region. He will also oversee Allen Tate’s luxury homes marketing program across the company footprint in North and South Carolina. Bardo has more than 30 years […]

Community banker Pat Horton is taking aim at the seat held by Cabarrus Commissioner Liz Poole

Leading banker announces bid for Cabarrus Commission

Veteran business leader and banker Pat Horton will run for the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners. The regional president for Uwharrie Bank’s retail banking division is steeped in the Cabarrus community, having been a mainstay at First Charter, which was acquired by Fifth Third in 2008. This is Horton’s first run for elected office. Her […]