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Cornelius architect joins NC Licensing Board for General Contractors

Oct. 16. Cornelius resident William Rakatansky has been appointed by Gov. Cooper to the NC General Contractors Licensing Board. The board is responsible for contractor licensing, education and regulation of all contractors in the state. Rakatansky is a licensed architect in North Carolina and five other states, and was elected as a Fellow of the […]

Stuart Madow is new GM at Visiting Angels

Oct. 10. Stuart Madow is the new general manager at Visiting Angels Lake Norman, an in-home care provider in Cornelius. He is the founder and facilitator of the South Iredell Healthcare Forum, which for 16 years has been Lake Norman’s largest monthly education and networking event for healthcare providers. From 2007-2020 he chaired the planning […]

Scott Stimson on Forbes ‘Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors’ list

Sept. 18. Local Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Financial Advisor Scott Stimson was rnamed the No. 18 advisor in North Carolina by 2023 Forbes “Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors Best-in-State” list. Stimson, who lives in Huntersville and attended North Carolina State University, is a first vice president at The Lake Norman Group of Merrill Lynch.

Bob McIntosh received ‘Citizen Lawyer’ award from NC Bar

Aug. 4. Robert G. McIntosh, managing partner of The McIntosh Law Firm in Davidson, has received the Citizen Lawyer Award from the NC Bar Association at their recent annual meeting held in Wilmington. The award recognizes McIntosh’s “outstanding contributions to the legal profession and his unwavering dedication to public service.” Cornelius resident A Cornelius resident, […]

New executive director at Davidson Community Players

July 27. 2007 Davidson College grad Steve Kaliski is the new executive director of Davidson Community Players (DCP). He spent an “amazing” 11 years in New York where he worked on two Broadway musicals, wrote and produced several of his own plays, got a directing MFA from Brooklyn College and founded a theatre company. “When […]

New managing broker at Premier Sotheby’s

July 17. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has named Champ Claris as the managing broker of its Cornelius and Mooresville offices. The North Carolina native and second-generation real estate broker has been involved in the real estate industry for over two decades, 10 of them as a top-producing agent. He previously served as the vice president […]

Christina and Titus Bartolotta are the chef-owners of the new operation named Rise Cafe

Local entrepreneurs buy cafe near Birkdale; it’s now called Rise Cafe

July 10. A well-known Lake Norman husband-wife team, both business and life coaches, have taken over the Egg Cafe in Birkdale. They have changed the name to Rise Cafe and plan to put their background in food services to good use. Christina and Titus Bartolotta are the chef-owners of the new operation named Rise Cafe. […]

Denise Shields Ernst & Young 2023

Local firm is E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year/Southeast

July 6. Denise Shields, CEO of Nych Brands, is the new Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Southeast at the regional awards celebration in Atlanta. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies worldwide. Shields was selected from a […]

Mayor Miles Atkins will not seek re-election in Mooresville

July 5. Miles Atkins will not seek re-election as mayor of Mooresville in 2023. The six-term mayor was first elected to the Mooresville Commission in 2007. “After an ample amount of introspection, I feel now is the time to explore new possibilities,” he said. “I plan on enjoying the on-going celebration of Mooresville’s 150th anniversary, […]

Bissells donate $5 million to Atrium Health Foundation

June 28. Atrium has announced a $5 million gift from a Charlotte real estate titan to the Atrium Health Foundation’s Giving Hope campaign. The gift from Margaret and Smoky Bissell will establish The Gragg Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and The Gragg Center for Cardiovascular Performance. Also being introduced is The Siverling Endowed Chair in […]