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2018 Top Women Nomination Form

Do you know any ‘Top Women’? Nominate your boss, a friend or yourself. All of us at Business Today are proud of you and honored to be able to recognize women leaders across Cabarrus County, Lake Norman and University City. Business Today has honored women leaders since 2005. More than 75 women from all walks of […]

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Balancing act: Sales management includes knowing when to cut

Managing a sales force is tough—-note the word force, as in source of power, influence or strength. But if the energies of an individual sales professional are weakening your team or draining you of time and wasting your own energy, you need to redirect that person’s force in a more appropriate direction or release it […]

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A tale of two markets: New Sotheby’s BIC is industry leader at 35

Lake price points higher,but it takes longer to sell. By Dave Yochum.  The new Managing Broker at Sotheby’s in Cornelius grew up in modest circumstances in Elkin. An industry leader, he gets his work ethic from his father,  a truck driver who still puts in 40 hours a week at the age of 71. Jason […]


Public meetings remain before path for Hwy. 73 is finalized

By Dave Vieser.  Development along ​Hwy. 73 near Beatties Ford Road is stuck in the slow lane ​awaiting ​a decision on the​ ​preferred ​path for widening the​ key east-west connector. ​The road—much of it two lanes—supports commerce and commuters from Lincolnton to Huntersville to Concord and points east.​ The ​NC​DOT and local towns have talked […]

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Home prices continue their upward climb in Charlotte

  July 10. By Dave Yochum. Home-price gains moderated just a little in April, a sign that the hot, hot market for mid-priced homes may be one-word hot, thanks (or no thanks) to rising mortgage rates.A new Case-Shiller report says Charlotte home prices rose .8 percent April over March, vs. 1 percent March over February. […]


Behind bars: Distiller doubles 2017 output

July 9. By Dave Yochum. Southern Grace Distilleries in M​t. Pleasant is adding a second shift to handle the increasing demand for ​the award​-​winning​ ​Bourbon​ it ​distills in ​an old state ​prison​​. ​And half​-​way through 2018, ​Southern Grace​ revenue this year has already surpassed all of 2017​, says Leanne Powell, CEO of Southern Grace.​ ​The […]


Aquesta Financial sells insurance unit

July 2. NFP,​ one of the nation’s​ largest​ insurance broker​s​​, has acquired Aquesta Insurance Services. It is estimated the sale will result in an after tax gain to Aquesta’s parent company, Cornelius-based Aquesta Financial Holdings, of approximately $1.7 million or 43.1 cents per share. NFP will continue to operate from the current Aquesta Insurance locations, […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast ​July 11 taps into business side of beer

Lake Norman’s economic developer in chief, along with two beer industry leaders, will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker​s​ ​July11 at The Peninsula Club.​ ​Joining LKN economic developer Ryan McDaniels are Andrew Durstewitz, founder of D9 Brewing Co.and​ Ray Hutchinson, Head Brewmaster at 11 Lakes Brewing​. Both craft breweries are located in Cornelius.​ ​Craft breweries are […]

LKN Chamber Expo moving from Davidson to Huntersville

Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla says he is excited to have the Lake Norman Chamber Expo come to the new Huntersville Recreation Center in November. A mainstay of spring, the Lake Norman Chamber Business Expo is moving from Davidson College to the $6 million facility in Huntersville Oct. 11, as first reported by Business Today back […]

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BB&T Leadership Institute: $35 million facility is a jewel in world of corporate retreats

June 21. When it comes to offsite corporate retreats, places like the stately Graylyn Conference Center have some new competition. The BB&T Leadership Institute officially opened its new 60,000-square-foot campus in Greensboro. The $35 million campus has “immersive spaces” for learning, as well as 48 individual guest rooms, a “tree house” meeting room, dining and […]

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