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Benestar’s $24MM investment means 129 new jobs

Oct. 14. Benestar Brands, a snack food manufacturer, will invest $24 million to establish a new production facility in Kings Mountain. It means 129 jobs new jobs for Cleveland County. Benestar is the parent company of Evans Food Group. The rapidly growing snack food manufacturer is aiming for better access to the nation’s east coast […]


NC Tech holding virtual job fair

Oct. 9. The North Carolina Technology Association will hold a virtual job fair on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Job seekers will be able to visit virtual booths to learn more about each employer. Employers, meanwhile, can showcase their organization, post job vacancies, connect via chat or video with seekers during the event, access resumes and view […]


Atrium Health: 80 years of service

Oct. 8. The year was 1940. Edward R. Murrow was broadcasting the events of World War II  from London. North Carolina’s farmers still used livestock to pull their plows. And, post-depression Charlotte was  emerging as a budding cultural center, with a growing recording industry presence. The year also marked the culmination  of years of effort […]


Mecklenburg new corporations: October 2020

These businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State.  Cornelius 8/17/20 Heimat Properties LLC, Robert Privitera, 21112 Townwood Dr., Cornelius 8/18/20 SKIBA Consulting LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 17543 Tuscany Ln., Cornelius 8/18/20 Spire Motorsports II LLC, William D. Anthony, 19510 Jetton Rd. Ste. 300, Cornelius 8/18/20 Spire Properties LLC, William D. Anthony, […]


Mooresville new corporations: October 2020

These businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. 8/17/20 16315 Belle Isle LLC, Wei Wu, 137 Knob Hill Rd. Ste. A 28117 8/17/20 Advance Home Projects LLC, Jesus Arturo Uzcategui, 137 Galway Dr. Apt. 101 28117 8/17/20 Aqua Sea Tyche Blue Sea LLC, Jennifer Yohe Wagner, 158 Blossom Ridge Dr. 28117 8/17/20 Carrillo […]

Select launches second stock buyback in 13 months

Oct. 5. Select Bancorp, the holding company for Select Bank & Trust, has approved a new stock repurchase plan for up to 875,000 outstanding shares of its common stock. The company may repurchase shares on the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. The new plan replaces one announced in September 2019 for 937,248 outstanding […]


Hurt Hub has new director

Elizabeth Brigham, a 2004 Davidson College graduate, is the new director of the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Davidson. The Hurt Hub supports early-stage start-ups and provides opportunities for students to bridge what they are doing in classrooms with the outside world through collaborations with entrepreneurs and businesses and community partners. The […]


T-Mobile brings mid-band 5G to Cornelius

Sept. 30. T-Mobile is  adding mid-band to more cities and towns across the U.S., and 2.5 GHz mid-band 5G is live now in parts of 121 new cities and towns – including Cornelius – with thousands more coming by end of year. In places where mid-band 5G is deployed, average download speeds are already around 300 […]


NC manufacturing by the numbers

Since January of 2017, North Carolina has announced 28,791 new manufacturing jobs with more than $10.5 billion invested.  NC Manufacturing Week runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. To read the governor’s proclamation, click here. —NC has the 7th largest manufacturing economy in the US —Economic impact: $100.1 billion —Every $1 spent in manufacturing generates […]

Webinars for non-profits in a COVID-19 world

Sept. 28. The pandemic is hurting non-profits nationwide, leaving many fighting for survival. This, at a time of profound need. Since the coronavirus hit, donations have fallen for more than two-thirds of nonprofit organizations, and 10 percent have halted operations, according to a recent survey by the Charities Aid Foundation of America. More than 96 percent of […]