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2018 Top Women Nomination Form

Do you know any ‘Top Women’? Nominate your boss, a friend or yourself. All of us at Business Today are proud of you and honored to be able to recognize women leaders across Cabarrus County, Lake Norman and University City. Business Today has honored women leaders since 2005. More than 75 women from all walks of […]

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Balancing act: Sales management includes knowing when to cut

Managing a sales force is tough—-note the word force, as in source of power, influence or strength. But if the energies of an individual sales professional are weakening your team or draining you of time and wasting your own energy, you need to redirect that person’s force in a more appropriate direction or release it […]

LKN Chamber Expo moving from Davidson to Huntersville

Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla says he is excited to have the Lake Norman Chamber Expo come to the new Huntersville Recreation Center in November. A mainstay of spring, the Lake Norman Chamber Business Expo is moving from Davidson College to the $6 million facility in Huntersville Oct. 11, as first reported by Business Today back […]


Will self-driving cars put a dent in transit plans?

By Kate Stevens. As the I-77 commute to Charlotte grows longer and traffic around the suburbs increases, driverless vehicles, along with shared mobility strategies including driverless ride-shares and buses, will change how we travel. But experts are unsure when and how quickly autonomous vehicles will be integrated into everyday life “It’s still sometime out there and […]


It’s summertime, so why not read a book to build your sales team?

By Cheryl Kane. Getting everyone in an organization pulling in the same direction can seem like an insurmountable task. A leader works from department to department encouraging, instructing, and keeping the strategy alive.  Within a department a manager interacts person by person to create a collaborative team working contiguously on a multi-part plan to achieve […]

Workers line Marigold Place in the Blume subdivision in Harrisburg, NC.  150 homes have been built since construction began in 2013.  With 297 lots planned multiple homes are under construction with lots selling quickly. Photo by Marty Price

Finding solutions to workforce housing crisis

By Erica Batten. A “tidal wave” of rising home values is pricing housing out of reach for a wide range of ordinary people—everyone from musicians to teachers to firefighters. Case-Schiller says Charlotte single-family home prices rose 6 percent over the past year. Some neighborhoods are considerably higher, but the homes that rank and file workers want […]


Serial entrepreneur Lemonis will open Gander store in Mooresville

May 31. None other than Marcus Lemonis, the star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” will be at the grand opening of Gander Outdoors in Mooresville. Lemonis bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017. On “The Profit,” the serial entrepreneur lends his expertise to struggling businesses in various industries while using his People/Process/Product principle. […]


A great experience steers sales your way

Identify the destination Tell the customer where you will take them. Define your core competencies in your customer’s language vs. your internal terms to ensure all sales interactions are in ‘you-view’-directed toward their needs. Example: If one of your goals is excellent service quality, internally you may train staff to deliver, “97% of all service […]

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North Carolina women make progress toward parity

By Melissa Atherton American women have come come a long way in the past 236 years: Deborah Gannett, the first female soldier in the US Army, enlisted in 1782 because she disguised herself as a man. And in the past three years, North Carolina has risen from the worst third in the nation to the […]

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Former Burlington Mill converting to millennial-friendly office

By Dave Yochum. Look for more retail space to be converted to office space—a growing trend in commercial real estate. Indeed, some 60,000 square feet of space that was Merino’s Home Furnishings near downtown Mooresville will be turned into office space after the end of this month. “The conversion of retail to office is a […]

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