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Gov. Cooper reinstates job search requirements

May 24. Gov. Cooper has reinstated work search requirements for anyone seeking unemployment benefits will be required to fulfill work search requirements beginning June 6. Existing claimants will be required to register with a jobseeker account on Under the Order: —Claimants must make contact with at least three different employers each week and keep […]


CLT chamber opposes a Duke break-up

May 19. The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance is coming out strong in favor of Duke Energy  remaining intact in Charlotte. The regional chamber said Duke, one of the top economic development influencers here, has shown an ongoing commitment to the 15-county bi-state region. “As the voice of the Charlotte Region’s business community, we oppose any […]

United Community acquires investment advisor

May 13. United Community Banks has acquired FinTrust Capital Partners, a 13-year-old employee-owned investment advisory firm headquartered in Greenville, SC. As of March 31, FinTrust had assets under management of $2.0 billion. United has $18.6 billion in assets and 161 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Local offices are in Huntersville […]

Fidelity adding 500 customer service positions

May 12. Fidelity Investments will add 500 new jobs at a new regional center for its personal investing business. Hiring begins immediately; candidates do not need to be a licensed financial professional to be hired. “We’re increasing the number of customer-facing employees to support not only unprecedented client growth and engagement, but also our associates […]

Mooresville new corporations: March 17-April 16, 2021

These businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State  Mooresville 3/17/21 EJ’s Goodies & Florist LLC, Emily Ramseur, 101 J C Circle Apt. 2 28115 3/17/21 Frontline Family Foundation Inc., Carl Ubinas, 199 Canterbury Place Rd. 28115 3/17/21 MaryRose Hawthorne LLC, Rondreka Richardson, 119 Landings Dr. Ste. 210 28117 3/17/21 Ocracoke 8:56 Inc., Paula […]

LKN Chamber opioid discussion May 11

May 10. The Lake Norman Chamber will host a presentation May 11 “The Painful Truth About the Opioid Crisis – A Mothers Story.” The speaker, Debbie Dalton, lost her son to an accidental overdose. To attend via Zoom or in-person at Brick Row, register here. The event will run from 8:30 am to 10 am.


Will Colonial Pipeline interruption affect gas prices?

May 10. By Dave Yochum. Colonial Pipeline’s gasoline recovery and environmental remediation efforts in Huntersville are not impacted by the cybersecurity attack on the Georgia-based company. “Because some IT systems are affected, we may be slower to respond to some informational requests, but the most important aspect of our response — which is protecting public […]


Mecklenburg new corporations: March 17-April 16, 2021

These businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State  Cornelius 3/17/21 Complete Nurture LLC, Lee Vantine, 22531 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius 3/17/21 PeopleSuite Ops LLC, David Lee Preston, 18509 Doves Crest Rd., Cornelius 3/17/21 Royal Building Company LLC, Kenneth Ronald Studdard Jr., 7536 Mariner Cove Dr., Cornelius 3/17/21 Runnoft LLC, Andrew Fulton, 21203 Harken […]

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Apple announcement highlights NC business climate

April 27. By Dave Yochum. With Apple announcing a $1 billion investment in North Carolina that includes a new campus and engineering hub in the Research Triangle, it’s no wonder that three of the Top 10 US cities in which to start a business are located in North Carolina. WalletHub used 21 key metrics, ranging […]

United Bank 1Q earnings more than doubled

April 26. United Bankshares reported record earnings for the first quarter of 2021 of $106.9 million, more than double earnings during the first quarter of 2020. Record earnings were primarily due to higher income from mortgage banking activities, the impact of the Carolina Financial acquisition and a lower provision for credit losses primarily due to […]