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Aquesta’s Wilmington branch temporarily closed because of Forence

Sept. 18. It won’t be back to normal for Aquesta employees in Wilmington for another couple of days. Although there was only minor water damage from a leak in the roof, the branch will stay closed until later this week, or possibly Monday, depending on when travel is deemed safe. The 2,000 square foot branch […]

Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 26 on public, charter schools

The thinking behind the charter school debate—not the politics—will be the subject of a Newsmakers Breakfast Sept. 26 at The Peninsula Club. Thought leaders Karen Bentley, a former Mecklenburg County Commissioner, and Jim Fuller, a member of the Davidson Board of Commissioners, will field questions for the better part of an hour over breakfast. Davidson […]


Panic buying fuels gas shortage

  SEPT. 13. By Dave Yochum. Updated Friday 11 am. You don’t build a church for Easter Sunday. That’s the analogy Tom Kloza used to describe the normally adequate gasoline supply system that provides fuel from distribution centers in Greensboro and Charlotte to thousands of gas stations in and around the Golden Crescent. Panic buying […]

New ​spec multi-​t​enant ​project coming to Concord

Sept. 11. Fortius Capital Partners ​has announced plans to build Meadows Corporate Park, ​a multi-tenant industrial ​development with 192,000 square feet of space in two buildings. ​The project, on I-85 near Poplar Tent Road​, represents a​ ​$9​.9 million investment. J. Harris Morrison III of Fortius Capital Partners says the 21.5-acre site ​targets industrial users requiring […]

Charlotte home prices are on the up and up, but how long?

Like the Energizer Bunny, the upward trajectory of Charlotte home prices keeps on going. Year-over-year, prices rose 5.7 percent in Charlotte from June of 2017 to June of this year. It’s slightly less than the 20-city composite average of 6.3 percent, according to Case-Shiller, the S&P Dow Jones index for home prices. Charlotte’s year-over-year came […]


Lake Norman a hub for beer enthusiasts

By Erica Batten.  Five years ago, it would have been hard to imagine Lake Norman as a destination for beer enthusiasts. Craft brewing was not one of the target areas for growth, said Ryan McDaniels, CEO of Lake Norman Economic Development. But times have changed, and not just locally. And Tim Kent, executive director of […]

10 years of chocolate in Davidson

Ana M. Vazquez, co-owner and Head Chocolatier at Davidson Chocolate Co., observes 10 years in business this month. Special events are planned for Saturday, Sept. 29, but the 10th anniversary is Sept. 12. The business was founded by the Elliott family with a “classic, yet fun” approach to handmade chocolate. Vazquez and family took over the […]

LKN Chamber’s Diversity Luncheon is Sept. 20

On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host the Champions of Diversity Luncheon at River Run Country Club in Davidson. The Chamber will recognize the Corporation, Small Business, Nonprofit, and Individual who practices and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In addition, the chamber will host Michelle Murphy, Vice President […]


2018 Top Women nominations close soon!

Do you know any ‘Top Women” leaders in our community? Nominate your boss, a friend or yourself. All of us at Business Today are honored to recognize women leaders across Cabarrus County and Lake Norman for the 14th consecutive year! More than 75 women from all walks of life—from attorneys and educators to elected  officials […]

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA uptown skyline at Marshall Park.

Business is booming in North Carolina

By Erica Batten.  North Carolina ranked 12th in WalletHub’s recent “2018 Best States to Start a Business” report. The study compared the 50 states across 25 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile ground in which to launch and grow a business. The indicators were grouped into three key dimensions: Business environment, […]

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