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Education spending: A tale of three counties

July 16. By Debbie Griffin. As each county completes its budgeting process and sets a tax rate, companies throughout Cabarrus, Iredell and Mecklenburg counties have the tax data they’ve been missing and needing to plug into various business-finance formulas. Each county had until June 30 to approve a budget, including a tax rate for the […]

2019 Top Women Nominations

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 15th consecutive year! More than 75 women from all walks of life—from attorneys and educators to elected  officials […]

Sam Leder funeral is Wednesday

UPDATED Funeral services for Concord business leader and City Councilman Sam Leder will be held 11 am Wednesday, July at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, 460 Branchview Drive NE. Leder, who passed away Sunday, was managing partner at Potter & Co., a prominent regional accounting firm. He had served on the City Council since 2015. Leder […]

Sam Leder, business leader, council member passes away

Sam Leder, a partner at Potter & Co. and a member of the Concord City Council, passed away on Sunday. A business leader and friend to many, he was first elected to the City Council in 2015 and served as Mayor Pro-Tem since December 2018. Leder was chairman of the Cabarrus Chamber in 2010. He […]

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In the event of fire, insurance is key to business survival

Review your policy before a fire. It was the phone call that Matthew Platarote, property manager for Cedar Management Group feared the most: Police said that flames were shooting from the roof of one of the buildings he managed. It was the devastating Admiral’s Quarters fire in Cornelius. He was soon on scene. Miraculously, there […]


Charlotte ranks high for start-ups

By Debbie Griffin. The Charlotte area ranked 6th in a recent, nationwide, WalletHub study on 100 large cities and how they rate as places to start a small business. The same study placed us at the top of the list for “highest average growth in number of small businesses.” The study ranked Orlando, Oklahoma City, […]

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Dealer donates van to Mooresville shelter

Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has donated a van to Lake Norman Humane that was up-fitted with graphics, a spray bed-liner and adjustable racks for pet crates. The climate-controlled vehicle will be used for spay/neuter transports, animal intakes and emergency and disaster relief efforts. The vehicle already brought five dogs from New York that […]

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Workforce development team gets community college award

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Castle & Cooke and the City of Kannapolis have been named the NC Community College System’s 2019 Distinguished Partners in Excellence. It’s a big feather in their cap as the partnership begins its second decade. The goal: Training the workforce of the future. “By working together, we are able to create new […]

Medical marijuana is subject of Newsmakers Breakfast June 19

Dr. William F. Wright, a psychiatrist with Atrium Health, will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker June 19 at The Peninsula Club. The subject is medical marijuana and CBD oil. WILLIAM WRIGHT, MD The Q&A over breakfast will take an unbiased, scientific look at the growing use and sale of cannabis-derived oils and medical claims. Wright, one […]

Cornelius Bromont changed the name of the Village of Lake Norman to  Augustalee in 2008. The $515 million project included 655,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space, 810,000 square feet of office space, two hotels and 400 residential condominiums.

Augustalee property is under contract

June 11. By Dave Yochum. One of the most significant development sites in Lake Norman is under contract, years after the original project—known as Augustalee—flamed across the economic development sky into foreclosure. The sale price and buyer likely won’t be disclosed until after a 150-day due diligence period is completed. Executives at Concord-based ACN purchased […]