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Sen. Vickie Sawyer recognized by NC Chamber

Nov. 14. The NC Chamber named NC Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell, Mecklenburg) a “Jobs Champion” in its 2023 “How They Voted” report, which details state legislators’ voting records on bills that support North Carolina’s position in the global race for jobs. Cornelius is represented by two state senators: Sawyer on the west side and Natasha […]

Nominate a small business for a ‘Crown’ award

Nov. 13. Nominations are open for the 2024 Crowns of Enterprise Awards, sponsored by Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte. The Crowns of Enterprise Awards recognize small businesses that demonstrate exemplary leadership and sound business strategies. The awards committee specifically recognizes firms that grow and strengthen the local economy, as well as welcome and […]

United Bankshares reports 3Q earnings

Oct. 25. United Bankshares Inc. reported third-quarter earnings of $96.2 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, as compared to earnings of $92.5 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2023. Earnings for the third quarter of 2022 were $102.6 million, or $0.76 per diluted share. “Third-quarter results saw accelerated growth and […]

Allen Tate partners with Royal Properties in Troutman

Oct. 9. Allen Tate is partnering with Royal Properties of the Carolinas in Troutman. The Allen Tate Troutman/Royal Properties office, located at 445 N. Main St. in Troutman, serves the greater Lake Norman region, including Troutman, Statesville, Mooresville, Sherrill’s Ford, Catawba, Cleveland and Denver. Royal Properties was founded in 2002 by Mike Todd, Joan Green, […]

SCORE announces ‘Pitch for Growth’ contest

Aug. 24. SCORE Charlotte’s Pitch for Growth 2023 competition, which begins Sept. 5, offers small business owners a unique opportunity to pitch their future growth with assistance from SCORE Charlotte members and local business professional experts. Owners can also compete with other local entrepreneurs to win cash prizes. To participate, small business owners need to […]

Housing manufacturer will bring 263 jobs to New London

Aug. 23. Clayton Supply will bring 263 jobs to a new facility in New London, east of Concord. Clayton Home Building Group’s project in Stanly County will support the growing market demand the company is seeing in the housing industry. The new facility represents a capital investment of $46.6 million, The state’s Economic Investment Committee […]

Sully’s Steamers grand opening Aug. 25

Aug. 17. Sully’s Steamers, a fast casual steamed bagel sandwich franchise, will have a grand opening for its Davidson location next Friday Aug. 25. The second location in North Carolina—Brevard was the first—is at 721 Jetton. Franchise owners Andrew and Amber Payne approached Sully’s Steamers about opening in Davidson, said Robert Sullivan, the founder and […]

Southern Tide rolls into Birkdale Village, Monkee’s will next week

Aug. 11. Southern Tide, an upscale “coastal” clothing store for men, women and children, has opened adjacent to Eez Fusion in Birkdale Village. Next up is Monkee’s, a boutique offering women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. The Birkdale Village store will be the 14th location for the business which is owned and operated by Huntersville resident […]


Mecklenburg New Corporations

Aug. 4. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 6/16/23 DWRE LLC, Daniel Keith Willis, 20012 Oakbranch Ln., Cornelius 6/16/23 Lake Norman Overlanding & Jeep Club LLC, David S. Allen, 10924 Heritage Green Dr., Cornelius 6/19/23 ARC Asset Management LLC, Antoinette Cialdella, 19843 Henderson Rd. #L, Cornelius 6/19/23 Smile Landscaping […]

United Bankshares announces 2Q earnings

Aug. 1. United Bankshares reported second-quarter earnings of 2023 of $92.5 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $98.3 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2023. Earnings for the second quarter of 2022 were $95.6 million, or $0.71 per diluted share. Richard M. Adams, Jr., United’s CEO, […]