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TOILET PAPER AISLE AT HARRIS TEETER

When will we get back to business?

March 13. By Dave Yochum. The coronavirus may be halting more and more events, but we’ll get through this. There’s plenty of foodstuffs on the shelves at the Harris Teeters and Publix, although bathroom tissue is an issue at the Antiquity store. The grocery manager there said a shipment comes in tonight. The shelves were […]

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Linden Mill: Still unclear when redevelopment begins

By Dave Vieser. The old Linden Mill, one of the last original buildings in the center of Davidson, is being considered for redevelopment under a plan recently presented to town officials by the State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Town officials are excited about the possibility of seeing new activity on the property just south […]

GOOD PRESS: MORE THAN 15,000 MEDIA MEMBERS WILL ATTEND THE RNC

Sally Ashworth rolls out the welcome mat

When Sally Ashworth joined Visit Lake Norman back in 2001, there were 12 hotels among the three towns of North Mecklenburg: Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville., Now there are 19 properties. The most exciting news is the upcoming Republican National Convention, slated for August this year. “We are planning and preparing for the single largest event […]

KRISTIN INGRAM:  ‘I LOVE LOOKING AT LAND AND SEEING WHAT WE CAN DO WITH IT.’

Meet the power broker behind Huntersville project

Commercial real estate broker Kristen Ingram is the developer behind Ramah Executive Park, a three-building complex under construction in Huntersville. BIT Acquisitions, which purchased the property, teamed up with Sitetec Construction and G Brokerage to develop and market the flexible business park. Ingram’s first commercial project has a high profile in a fast-growing part of […]

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Powerful sales legacies: Build them or lose them

By Cheryl Kane. Highly successful sales professionals often work very well autonomously, which means they see themselves as star players working independently. They view themselves as part of a product or service team but not as a connected team working collaboratively.  Oftentimes sales compensation is set up to create competition between sales professionals, underscoring the […]

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Debt collection mess due to bad info, agency head says

One person’s debt is another’s receivable By Dave Vieser. The owner of a sizable collection agency business has been arrested in Cornelius for violating North Carolina debt collection rules and regulations. The NC Department of Insurance filed a criminal complaint against Gordon Scott Engle, 55, charging him with operating as a debt collector in North […]

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Design Showcase opens March 14 in Davidson

The Interior Design Society of Charlotte is showcasing three new homes, each valued at well over $1 million, in The Preserve at Narrow Passage just outside downtown Davidson. The homes, built by Augusta Homes, Plattner Custom Builders and Southern Cottage, will be open for tours from March 14 through April 4. More than three dozen […]

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Are you ready to establish your value proposition?

In this third personal branding column, we work up your value proposition, which is the heart of your personal brand. By Ginny Mackin. If someone asks you about your personal or professional value, you might freeze. It’s a daunting question. And, if you are like most people, you are uncomfortable naming your attributes out loud. […]

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Chamber honors Southwire for education support

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized the Southwire Huntersville plant for “outstanding support of education” at the Education PowerLuncheon at Northstone Country Club. Southwire received the first “Inspire our Future” award at the event which featured Mark Johnson, superintendent of public instruction in North Carolina Southwire participated in Manufacturing Tours designed to enlighten high […]

FAMOUS TOASTERY IN HUNTERSVILLE

Famous Toastery will grow without Long Island stores

By Dave Vieser. Labor laws, which vary from state to state, can put a damper on expansions. The experience of Robert Maynard and Huntersville-based Famous Toastery is a case in point. He and business partner Brian Burchill grew up on Long Island and always wanted to open a restaurant there. That desire started to become […]

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