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Birkdale moves a step closer to a Mulligan

The Huntersville Town Board has approved the zoning changes needed for an ambitious $45 million improvement and expansion plan at the Birkdale Country Club to proceed. The project covers 19.5 acres at the southeast corner of Birkdale Commons Parkway and Sam Furr Road and includes a hotel. The applicant, Romspen Investment Corp., is one of […]


Aquesta net soars 52%

April 22. Aquesta Financial Holdings, parent of Aquesta Bank, said first-quarter net rose 52 percent from $702,000 last year to $1.068 million during the three months ended March 31. Core deposits rose 30.9 percent during the same period. “We are off to an excellent start to 2019,” said CEO Jim Engel. Key highlights include loan […]


Online pet supply retailer to invest $55 million in Salisbury

April 17. Chewy, an online pet supply retailer, will bring 1,200 new jobs to Salisbury with a new $55 million fulfillment center. “Chewy selected North Carolina because from our infrastructure to our workforce, we have everything businesses need to succeed,” Gov. Roy Cooper said when he announced the expansion. The company is dually headquartered in Dania […]


Carolina BioOncology announces expansion in Huntersville

April 4. Carolina BioOncology Institute, a cancer research clinic based in Huntersville, will invest $250,000 on an expansion in The Park, not far from Novant Huntersville Hospital. The 10,00-square-foot expansion to 30,000 square feet includes space for cleanroom and lab space expansion, as well as two separate pharmacies, equipment monitoring and building automation systems. Carolina BioOncology […]

Durstewitz: Craft breweries infuse the state’s economy with more than $1 billion annually

D9 hops into Charlotte

April 8. By Katie Piccirillo Sherman. D9 Brewing has registered D9 Brewing NoDa with the NC Secretary of State, suggesting the Cornelius-based brewery has set its sights on Charlotte. Following the hugely successful opening of a larger taproom in Cornelius last fall, an expansion into a market replete with Millennials is a powerful strategic move. […]


Former Sperry Van Ness in Cornelius sold to SVN/Blackstream

April 4. It turns out SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors, a long-time Cornelius real estate brokerage, has been acquired by SVN/BlackStream, a full service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Greenville, SC. Business Today broke the news of the firm’s relocation to Charlotte in the March print edition. SVN was formerly known as Sperry Van […]

Steve Gilliland is one of the nation’s most well-known motivational speakers

Noted speaker Steve Gilliland keynotes LKN Chamber small business luncheon

A nationally renowned speaker, comedian and master storyteller, Steve Gilliland, will keynote the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Small Business Luncheon May 2 at The Peninsula Club. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., also includes Mike Mooney, a reputation and crisis management expert, as well as Mike Griffin, an entrepreneur who […]

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Hayes, others indicted by Feds for corruption, bribery

April 2. NC Republican Party Chairman and Concord resident Robin Hayes, 73, is among four people named in a federal criminal indictment unsealed today in the Western District of North Carolina. Hayes is a member of the Cannon textile family in Concord and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. On or about […]

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Dept. of Environmental Quality orders massive coal ash clean-up

April 1. By Erica Batten.  Officials from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality spent much of January traveling to areas of the state where Duke Energy operates coal-fired electric plants. The DEQ hosted six public meetings to inform residents about cleanup options for coal ash ponds. The result: An order from the DEQ that […]


Sperry Van Ness will move from Cornelius to new offices in NoDa

A mainstay of commercial real estate in Lake Norman will move from Cornelius to the trendy NoDa area in Charlotte. Tom McMahon, the managing partner of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors on West Catawba, said the brokerage and property management firm will move to Charlotte this spring. McMahon, who has spent 20 years […]