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Cabarrus sets aside $5 million for small business COVID relief

Sept. 21. Cabarrus County is dedicating up to $5 million in American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to help small businesses deal with COVID-19. Small business owners in the county have until Oct. 15 to apply for one-time funding through the Cabarrus Recovery Grant – Small Business Support Program. Qualifying expenses […]

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Is it time for re-orientation?

BUSINESS ADVICE | By Cheryl Kane Sept. 15. As offices begin to come back to life, it’s not just COVID-19 that should be top of mind. Team members may need a workplace reorientation. Safety Working remotely, workers were removed from the safe behaviors they trained and practiced on the job. In the pre-COVID workplace where […]

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Business incubator, First Turn Innovations, ready to roll in Cornelius

Sept. 13. The owner of one of the largest employers in Cornelius is opening a business incubator in about 5,000 square feet of space on Treynorth Drive. Champion Tire CEO Kevin Mahl says First Turn Innovations will provide space for aspiring entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life through access to industry-specific development resources and […]

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Williamson Wealth building HQ on Sam Furr

Sept. 7. The LKN Chamber held a groundbreaking ceremony for Williamson Wealth Group/Raymond James which will build a new location at the corner of Norman Island Drive and Sam Furr in Cornelius. The firm, which manages $1.2 billion in client assets, has 40 employees in Greensboro, Salisbury, Lincolnton, Charlotte and Columbus.

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Local real estate: Q&A with Allen Tate CEO

Sept. 7. By Dave Yochum. It was only natural that home sales slowed down in July. The pandemic and resulting lockdowns during the spring market last year brought sales to a halt and pushed activity into June and July making comparisons  to this year almost meaningless. In Cornelius, days on market has fallen from 45 days […]

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Cabarrus cancels county fair due to COVID spread, low vaccine rates

Sept. 2. For only the second time in 68 years, the Cabarrus County Fair, scheduled for Sept. 10-18, has been cancelled. County officials blame low vaccination rates and community spread of COVID-19. The decision was made in concert with public health and emergency management officials. Up to 80,000 people attend the fair over a nine-day […]


Davidson has $15K available for small businesses via Main Street grants

Sept. 1. The Town of Davidson is offering Main Street Business Grants for the eighth year with a total of $15,000 available to small businesses. The goal is to provide direct financial benefit to small businesses, retain and create jobs in association with small businesses, and to spur private investment in association with small businesses. […]


On the upswing: Golf worth $4.2 billion to NC

Aug. 31. By Dave Yochum. Gov. Roy Cooper has declared Tuesday, Aug. 31 “North Carolina Golf Day” in honor of golf’s role in the economy, health, environmental stewardship and tourism of North Carolina. The 2022 Presidents Cup and the 2025 PGA Championship to be held at the Quail Hollow Club. On the upswing Del Ratcliffe, […]

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Med products firm will bring HQ, 175 jobs to Huntersville

Aug. 30. Safeguard Medical, an emergency medical product and training company, will establish its corporate headquarters in the Edgewater Ventures Class-A industrial building currently under construction in The Park-Huntersville. Safeguard will bring roughly 175 new jobs to Huntersville. Edgewater is partnering with Alidade Capital to develop a 159,120 square foot industrial building on a 13-acre […]

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Cornelius home sells for $3.89 million

Aug. 23. A bespoke lakefront mansion in The Peninsula has sold for $3,888,500 after being listed at $4.5 million. The house, at 18300 Mainsail Pointe Drive, has six bedrooms and seven baths in 7,384 square feet. The price works out to more than $500 a square foot. Completed in 2019, the house was built by […]