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Ames Copper plans expansion in Shelby

June 4. Ames Copper Group, a joint venture of Prime Materials Recovery and the Cunext Group, will invest at least $26.3 million to expand its copper manufacturing facility in Shelby. It means 46 new jobs for Cleveland County. Ames Copper will ultimately invest more than $50 million in infrastructure, equipment and working capital over the […]

Food Lion acquiring 62 BI-LO and Harveys stores

June 3. Food Lion will purchase 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers for an undisclosed amount. Food Lion officials in Salisbury said the new stores will “deepen the company’s ability to serve more customers with fresh and affordable products.” Food Lion, which has more than 630 stores […]


Survey: More than 75% think job numbers won’t return to normal until end of ’21

June 2. Forty percent of Americans won’t feel comfortable getting on an airplane until there is a vaccine, according to a new WalletHub study. More than a quarter won’t feel comfortable staying in a hotel and 21 percent won’t feel comfortable dining out. The findings suggest consumer perception of their safety will be a big […]


Don’t let a pandemic affect customer service

June 1. By Cheryl Kane. For many businesses, these are unique times to sell in. Trying to conduct business as usual may be challenging to accomplish when your selling environment has dramatically changed. As you put effort into critical new protocols for social distancing, lower capacity limits on people in a space, face masks recommended […]


Tuesday Morning’s LKN, CLT stores remain open for now

May 29. Tuesday Morning is the latest retailer to  file for bankruptcy related to the coronavirus pandemic and announce store closings. Stores in Huntersville, Mooresville and Charlotte are not among the first 132 to close. The only NC store slated to close in this round is in Raleigh. After filing Wednesday, the off-price retailer released […]


Virtual job fair for a COVID-19 world helps employers, jobseekers

May 27. The economic development operations in Iredell County and Lake Norman will hold a joint virtual job fair June 4-5. The collaboration of Iredell Economic Development Corp. and Lake Norman Economic Development includes Centralina Workforce Development Board and NCWorks with the goal of matching employers and job seekers. Employers can sign up by clicking […]


JRi Shocks moving to new space in Mooresville

May 27. JRi Shocks is expanding and moving to to 116 Infield Court in Mooresville in June. JRi Shocks manufactures high-performance shock absorbers for various racing and street applications. The company was founded in 2007 by Jeff Ryan, a 40-year innovator in the world of automotive shocks. NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham bought JRi […]

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Homebuyers will be looking for COVID-19 precautions

May 26. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, real estate agents are meeting with buyers for home tours again, which can raise questions and concerns about safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Chelle Jeffery, a physician assistant at Novant Health New Garden Medical Associates, offers advice on how to stay safe—beyond social distancing—if you’re searching […]


Designer Showhouse moves to pay-per-view tour

May 26. The Interior Design Society Charlotte Showhouse Organization is offering a pay-per-view video tour of their three custom homes in Davidson’s The Preserve at Narrow Passage. The event was set to debut in March but was canceled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and is resurrected in the video format as a fundraiser.  The pay-per-view […]


Cornelius ad agency makes list of INC.’s Top workplaces

May 27. The enCOMPASS Advertising Agency, a digital advertising firm at 19410 Jetton Road in Cornelius, was recently recognized as one of INC. Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2020. “Our placement on this illustrious list highlights enCOMPASS as a workplace that’s long been committed to the well-being of our employees; ours is a culture where people […]