Editor’s Notebook

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Mr. Cooper, tear down this contract

OPINION. The fight against the managed lane project on I-77 got a subtle boost when the schedule of the I-77 Advisory Group meetings was not just enlarged, but it was changed to accommodate NCDOT Secretary James Trogdon’s schedule. An NCDOT spokeswoman said the governor’s highways boss wants to attend the I-77 meetings and hear feedback […]

Sexual harassment happens in companies big and small, well-known and obscure

By Dave Yochum. I know I was surprised Monday morning Nov. 20, when Charlie Rose didn’t host “CBS This Morning.” He was a hero of mine; his avuncular demeanor, as well as low-key approach to interview subjects appealed to me. Four or five cups of coffee, a B-complex supplement and Charlie Rose, Gayle King and […]

Philanthropy is good for you

Anya Reid, executive director of development for NC State University’s Poole College of Management, is an expert in the world of corporate and individual giving. She recently announced a $1 million gift from Chip Andrews, the retired former chairman and CEO of Raleigh-based FMI Corp., and current managing member of Andrews Ventures LLC, which manages […]

Cancel your membership in the Charlotte Chamber. Reorganize the Lake Norman Transportation Commission

OPINION. Word comes out now, thanks to the anti-toll organization WidenI-77.org, that the state attorney general’s office is asking for an array of documents from I-77 Mobility Partners, including “memoranda,” “business plans,” “presentations” and “strategic documents” pertaining to everything from press releases to the number of jobs created, from bonus allocation funds to “a copy […]


The trouble with email

If U R relying on makeshift shorthand to get your message across, it might not be the best thing. I figure I saved about eight seconds last month by typing U instead of you in emails, and R instead of are. Dumb, I think. My own email style could stand some improving. How you email […]

With April’s issue, and luck, we’re 13 years old

April’s edition of Business Today marks our 13th anniversary covering small business in Lake Norman and Cabarrus County. We coined the term “Golden Crescent” to describe our market footprint—the motorsports region from Mooresville, Cornelius and Huntersville to Kannapolis and Concord. Here are 13 things I’ve learned since April of 2002: Lake Norman and Cabarrus are different. […]