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Newsmakers Breakfast ​July 11 taps into business side of beer

Lake Norman’s economic developer in chief, along with two beer industry leaders, will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker​s​ ​July11 at The Peninsula Club.​ ​Joining LKN economic developer Ryan McDaniels are Andrew Durstewitz, founder of D9 Brewing Co.and​ Ray Hutchinson, Head Brewmaster at 11 Lakes Brewing​. Both craft breweries are located in Cornelius.​ ​Craft breweries are […]

Lake Norman Chamber supports I-77 Committee recommendations

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has announced its support for the recommendations made by the I-77 Advisory Committee and has requested DOT Secretary of Transportation James Trogdon to strongly consider the group’s suggestions.recommendations.Those include: Allow I-77 Mobility Partners to complete construction. Upon completion, NCDOT buys out the contract Road improvement projects funded by ‘Bonus’ […]

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Former Burlington Mill converting to millennial-friendly office

By Dave Yochum. Look for more retail space to be converted to office space—a growing trend in commercial real estate. Indeed, some 60,000 square feet of space that was Merino’s Home Furnishings near downtown Mooresville will be turned into office space after the end of this month. “The conversion of retail to office is a […]

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$4.5 million in scholarships target low-income students in bio-sciences

April 19. More than 150 scholarships—worth more than $4.5 million over five years—will help fund low-income students study biological sciences at UNC Charlotte, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Gaston College. The National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is expected to increase the number of students who complete both science degrees as well […]

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CPCC launches Accelerated Career Training program

April 16. Central Piedmont Community College has launched a series of free short-term training tracks designed to train under-employed adults for a variety of jobs. The program, known as Accelerated Career Training (ACT) is expected to help solve Charlotte’s economic upward mobility problem—another way of saying the American Dream isn’t necessarily attainable even if you […]

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Yokohama will open R&D shop in Cornelius

April 10. Yokohama Tire Corp. will open up a tire R&D facility​ in 27,470 square feet of space on Bailey Road​ in Cornelius​. It will be one of a handful of pure R&D facilities in North Meck. ​”Attracting an international company’s new research and development facility to Cornelius is an outstanding economic development achievement,” said […]

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Transit vote March 28 may get CATS on track

March 23. By Dave Vieser. Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla thinks he can finally put the brakes on the Charlotte Area Transportation System plans to spend more money ​to ​study a new route for the North Commuter Line. Could a new rail line be built along I​-77? ​Up Hwy. 21?​ Or some other route? No way, says […]

Allegiant Air to add additional flights to Florida from Concord Regional

Feb. 15 – Lake Norman residents will soon have another low-fare flight option when planning a summer trip to the Florida panhandle. Beginning June 7, Allegiant Air will add twice-weekly flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida for as low as $46 each way from Concord Regional Airport. “We are proud to be partnering with a […]

City of Kannapolis to hold job fair Feb. 17

Feb. 12 – Looking for a fun summer job or a career working for the city of Kannapolis? The city will hold a job fair Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Village Park in the Program Room at 700 West C Street to learn about available positions and career opportunities. Parks […]

Concord Downtown Development seeks new executive director

  Feb. 5. Diane Young, executive director of the Concord Downtown Development Corp., will step down when her contract ends June 30. The agency is working on a replacement for Young who has been executive director since 2010. A licensed general contractor and real estate developer, she plans to go back into private enterprise.  During Young’s tenure, […]

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