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Burke-Samson opening bakery next to Kindred

Justin Burke-Samson, the manager of the Davidson Farmers Market, will open a bakery called Bonjour Y’all next door to the Kindred restaurant where he was previously executive pastry chef. Bonjour Y’all replaces Gateau on Main Bakery and Dessert Bar in 700 square feet downtown. Gateau on Main will close in early August. The menu and […]


Sprizzi not coming to Cornelius after all

Aug. 5. By Dave Yochum. Plans for the much-heralded Sprizzi Bev-Co. operation in the old Michael Waltrip Raceworld complex on Liverpool have fizzled out. An unnamed entity is buying Sprizzi for an undisclosed amount, according to Tim Goff, the president and CEO of Sprizzi. In December, Cornelius officials said they expected Sprizzi would create 250 […]

Former NC  Sen. Jeff Tarte and William Wright, MD, an addiction specialist at Atrium

Billion-dollar industry becomes more legitimized every day

By Erica Batten. The question of whether to legalize the medical use of marijuana is about more than just the health effects, but the potential for cannabis products to treat chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and inflammation, among other potential medicinal benefits, is what typically starts the conversation. Medical marijuana is already legal in 15 states, […]


Aquesta announces strong 2Q results

July 23. Aquesta Financial Holdings, parent of Aquesta Bank, said net income for the second quarter of 2019 ended June 30 was $1,188,000 compared to second quarter of 2018 net income of $2,031,000. The net income for the second quarter of 2018 included a one-time gain of $1.4 million on Aquesta’s sale of its insurance […]


2019 Top Women Nominations Form

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Lowe’s picks Charlotte for tech hub

June 29. Mooresville-based home improvement company Lowe’s will bring 1,600 new jobs to a ​new $153 million ​technology center in Charlotte.​ Fopur hundred ​employees will be relocated from Mooresville. Average annual salaries will be over $114,000.​ ​Lowe’s received $54 million in incentives​, helping Charlotte land this project over Dallas,​ Texas.​ ​The ​23-story Design Center Tower will […]

New Corporations May 2019

Mecklenburg County 5/9/19 Base Coat Nails and Spa Inc., Socheath Khuon, 19729 Feriba Pl., Cornelius 5/9/19 Global Minds United, Ridgely Chapman, 19224 Wildcat Trl., Davidson 5/9/19 Pro Tech Construction and Investors Group LLC, Hamed Musa Kargbo, 9507 Stawell Dr., Huntersville 5/9/19 TTWFO Inc., David M. Blanchard, 6140 Stephens Grove Ln., Huntersville 5/10/19 Barnabas Capital Insurance […]

Greenheck, a manufacturer, announces $58.8 million expansion in Shelby

May 30. Greenheck Group, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial ventilation equipment, will build a $58.8 million campus in Shelby, bringing 400 new jobs. Greenheck already employs more than 400 people in North Carolina. “With the addition of a campus we will be able to offer team members a variety of career opportunities and […]


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 […]