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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 […]

Brendan Duffey retiring from Uwharrie in January

April 22. Brendan P. Duffey, chief operating officer of Uwharrie Capital Corp and president & CEO of Uwharrie Bank will retire effective Jan. 2 of next year. Duffey, who joined the company in 2004, were said to be an instrumental member of the senior management team during  the depths of the great recession. Roger Dick, […]

Lake Norman Realty recognizes agents

Lake Norman Realty recognized a number of associates for their outstanding achievements in 2018: Beth Preston in their Mooresville Office was recognized for her exemplary volunteer service with the James A. Jennings Community Spirit Award for her service Walt and Emilie Davis from the Cornelius Office received the Service Provider of the Year for her […]

New fire chief will direct $22.5 million budget

Jake Williams is Concord’s newFire Chief, effective May 1. He has 20 years of experience with the City of Concord and will lead the Fire Department after Chief Ray Allen retires. City Manager Lloyd Payne said Williams has a distinguished record that “will ensure the Fire Department is ready for the current and future needs […]

O’Hara gets SCORE top volunteer award

The National SCORE office in Washington, D. C. has presented SCORE Charlotte Chapter’s Mike O’Hara with its Platinum Leadership Award and Certificate. The Award was given for his 14 year record of leadership and service to SCORE.  He was Charlotte chapter president  from 2006-2008, heading numerous chapter committees including new member and marketing and serving […]