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Visit LKN lands top industry awards

Nov. 5. Visit Lake Norman, the convention and visitors bureau based in Cornelius, was honored with four awards for achievement in destination marketing at the recent North Carolina Tourism Leadership Conference. VLN received a Gold Award for best Community Relations for the Ambassador and Internship Program that recruits ambassadors and interns to work in the […]

Spec development continues as local demand stays strong

By Erica Batten.  With decreasing vacancy rates, rising rental rates and a net industrial absorption rate well above historical averages, the Golden Crescent—Lake Norman to Kannapolis and the Speedway area—is a promising locus of investment for speculative development. According to the 2018 third-quarter report from Colliers International Group, a global real estate services and investment […]

CPCC, Mecklenburg County partner on accelerator program

Central Piedmont Community College and Mecklenburg County have partnered to launch Get Up and Grow, an accelerator program that gives businesses access to professional consultants, a peer network and 30.5 hours of training with subject matter experts. The program focuses on helping local business owners build upon their success and develop a plan to expand […]

Matt Anderson is new BB&T Lake Norman market president

BB&T has promoted Matt Anderson to senior vice president and Lake Norman market president. Anderson will lead BB&T’s commercial banking team in Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Mooresville, Huntersville and part of North Charlotte. Anderson joined BB&T in 2003 as an associate with its Management Development Program located in Winston- Salem. From 2003 through 2005 he held […]

FY 2018 SBA loans reached $800 million in NC

The U.S. Small Business Administration guaranteed over $30 billion in loans during FY 2018—in North Carolina there were 1,355 loans for over $800 million to small businesses of various types. Nationwide, in FY18 there were approximately 60,353 7(a) loans made, with a total dollar amount of $25.37 billion. The 7(a) program is SBA’s flagship program, […]

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Women’s Business Expo with champagne, piano

Champagne, cars, a pianist, chocolate and interesting businesses will greet women leaders when they arrive at Business Today’s Top Women Champagne Reception and Expo at River Run Country Club Oct. 17. It’s the only business expo in North Carolina with champagne. Expo partners include the Cain Center for the Arts, Christmas Decor, Freedom Boat Club, […]

183,000 minority enterprises in NC

Oct. 15. In conjunction with Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, Gov. Roy Cooper has declared October 2018 as Minority Enterprise Development Month. The proclamation acknowledges the achievements of minority businesses, corporations and financial institutions that support minority businesses throughout the state. “Supporting the development of a diverse business community ensures that we have the best […]

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Big increase in third-quarter net at blueharbor

Third-quarter net income at blueharbor bank rose 26 percent to $661,152, compared to $523,794 during the same quarter last year.  On a per-share basis, earnings at the Moresville-based bank rose to 22 cents vs 17 cents per share. For the nine-months ended Sept. 30, blueharbor reported net income of $1.89 million, up 45 percent from […]

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15 vie for Top Women Awards

Fifteen successful women will be recognized Oct. 17 at the Top Women Awards, one of the oldest and largest events honoring women in Lake Norman and Cabarrus County. This year’s Top Women finalists are a diverse group, ranging from small business owners and entrepreneurs to distillers and brewers. Business Today’s Top Women awards have a 14-year-long history of recognizing […]

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 […]

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