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Town of Davidson opens 23-24 Main St. business grant applications

Aug. 31. The Davidson Main Street Business Grant for 2023-24 has been approved by the  Board of Commissioners with $15,000 in funding. The goals of the program are to provide direct financial benefit to small businesses, retain and create jobs in association with small businesses, and to spur private investment. The Davidson Main Street Business […]

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Lakefront mansion in Cornelius hits the market at $9 million

Aug. 30. An eight-bedroom lakefront mansion in Cornelius has hit the market at $9 million. Located on Tinker Place—a small street off Mollypop near the end of Belle Isle, the estate has over 300 feet of shoreline with wide main channel views. The house has a spiral staircase, elevator, multiple great rooms, a movie theater, […]

Labor Day By the Numbers

Aug. 30. WalletHub’s Labor Day survey provides a snapshot of the American working public and some are struggling. For example, the Writers Guild and SAG-AFTRA have been striking for months to improve pay and ensure AI isn’t used to hurt workers. Some of the findings: —Many people have started working harder. 63% of people say […]

ConvergeSouth, a 2-day conference for start-ups and investors, coming in October

Aug. 28. ConvergeSouth 2023, a two-day Expo and Conference featuring startups and investors will be held Oct. 5-6. The event, which is produced by the Flywheel Foundation, will be held at the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “Converge South will expose local entrepreneurs to resources and knowledge they can use to scale their business […]

Hiring veterans is topic of Diversity Luncheon Sept. 14 at Northstone

Aug. 23. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a Diversity Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Northstone Country Club. The topic: “Military Veterans Re-entering the Workforce.” There are several benefits of hiring veterans, according to Bill Russell, CEO of the chamber. “Veterans are goal-driven and used to developing professional goals for themselves, determining […]

Patio dining at Dressler's in Birkdale Village

Dressler’s closing in Birkdale, but parent company will open Fin & Fino in its place

Aug. 22. Owner Jon Dressler says he will close his namesake restaurant in Birkdale Village and open another Fin & Fino eatery in its place. The original restaurant, which dates back to 2003, is expected to close this fall. ‘Exciting changes’ at Birkdale “With all of the exciting changes coming to Birkdale Village, we feel […]

Meck County leads state in visitor spending, with 31% gain

Aug. 22. Mecklenburg County visitor spending rose 31 percent last year, reaching $5.3 billion, the largest among all 100 North Carolina counties. Indeed, visitor spending in 2022 was a record $33.3 billion according to county-level data released today by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. North Carolina’s urban counties registered the largest gains in 2022 […]

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NC jobless rate unchanged, with better prospects for a ‘soft landing’ nationally

Aug. 18. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in July, unchanged from June’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent. And despite multiple rate hikes over the past year, the US economy remains remarkably resilient, growing at an annualized rate of 2.4 percent in the […]

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Business is ballooning for local decor company

Aug. 16. By Jason Benavides. Lake Norman Balloon Co. is a passion project for founders Julie McLaughlin and Meghan Belmont. “We were looking for a creative outlet and a way to connect with our community,” they said. What started off as decorative garlands for friends and family ballooned into a new business and in December […]

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Hot Properties: Million-dollar deals

Aug. 14. Recent home sales over $1 million. $3,550,000 Alan & Kimberly Cunningham to Eric & Arpita Buesing, 20911 Cinnamon Tree Ln., Cornelius $1,800,000 Ryan & Louisa Stamm to Vincent & Whitney Palazzi, 20338 Christolfe Dr., Cornelius $1,675,000 Amanda Shelton & Joseph Shelton to Chad & Kathleen Keene, 16823 Reinsch Dr., Davidson $1,670,000 Christopher & […]