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Apartment construction worth $5 billion statewide

                  The apartment industry and its residents annually contribute $20.3 billion to Charlotte’s economy, according to a study commissioned by the National Apartment Association (NAA) and National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). The apartment industry supports 88,132 jobs in Charlotte as well as resident spending in excess of […]

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Warrior Dash business failure presents obstacle for Rural Hill

Forbes magazine’s 18th “most promising” company in 2015 has taken a fatal spill, leaving a local non-profit out more than $30,000. Chicago-based Red Frog Events owes Rural Hill Inc., the non-profit entity that operates and works to preserve the historic farm in Huntersville, more than $30,000 from the Warrior Dash that was held there in […]

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Carvana: On the road to Concord

Aug. 29. Carvana, the e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, officially announced plans to open a $30 million inspection and reconditioning facility in the old Philip Morris plant in Concord. Over the course of a dozen years, the Carvana investment is expected to grow the state economy by half a billion dollars and […]

Book Review: Building a StoryBrand

Run your marketing message through Donald Miller’s framework to create a superstar narrative. His approach casts your brand in the fundamentally human language of a story. He offers a sharp, clear process for finding a story to tell about your product or service that centers on your customer as the hero – not on your […]

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Last call for ​Top Women​ Awards Nominations

Champagne Reception & Mini Expo​ Oct. 17​… Nominations close Sept. 1 for the 15th Annual Top Women Awards, one of the oldest and largest events honoring women in Lake Norman and Cabarrus County. Prior winners will judge the contest. Nominees so far are a diverse group, ranging from small business owners to physicians and Realtors and […]


LKN Biz Expo: Networking in a digital world

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is going strong at the ripe old age of 19. In a digital world, there’s still plenty of room for old-school analog—and dialog. This particular B2B expo—it’s Oct. 10 at the Huntersville Recreation Center—has held its own since the very first year when Chamber CEO Bill Russell […]


Race to finish toll lanes is on; shoulder work begins in 2020

By Dave Vieser.  As motorists who ride I-77 already know, there’s plenty of work left to be done on the toll lane project, most especially on the segment between Exit 23  in Huntersville and I-277. Even the open segment between Exits 23 and 36 still requires quite a bit of final paving. Cintra, aka I-77 […]


Record visitor spending across NC in 2018

Aug. 15. Tourism spending in North Carolina rose to $25.3 billion last year, a record. The data, which comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, has Mecklenburg County once again at the top, with $5.68 billion in visitor spending last year, up 5.6 percent from 2017. Domestic visitors spent a record $25.3 […]

Blueharbor bank reports gains in second quarter

Mooresville-based blueharbor bank reported second-quarter net income rose 8% to $698,480 compared to $647,933 earned during the second quarter of 2018.  For the six months ended June 30, net income was $1.29 million, up 6% from the first half of 2018. CEO Jim Marshall net income growth for the second quarter of 2019 was driven […]

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TDS plans to buy Continuum for $80 million

  Aug. 14. By Dave Vieser. TDS Broadband Services, one of the nation’s largest telephone, broadband and television services, has a tentative agreement to purchase Continuum for $80 million. Mooresville-based Continuum is the municipally owned cable system that serves customers in Davidson, Mooresville and Cornelius. The deal, which must be approved by voters in Davidson […]