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Local firm lands 2 awards from American Association of Political Consultants

May 17. RepublicanAds, a self-service digital advertising platform launched by Huntersville resident Andy Yates, has won several Pollie Awards from the non-partisan American Association of Political Consultants. The awards include: Gold — Best Ad Technology For their work on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s campaign. He used RepublicanAds.com to run 23 campaigns with a […]

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760 Craft Works open in downtown Huntersville

May 8. By Jason Benavides. 760 Craft Works is the Huntersville craft brewery that the locals have been waiting for. “I think it’s a great addition to downtown. It has a fun atmosphere,” said Marisa Gast, of Huntersville. Originally planned for Cornelius , owners Wagner Ramsey and his son Trey fell into fate when the […]

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Entrepreneur: John Bradford is Ernst & Young finalist

May 3. John Bradford III, the founder of Pet Screening Inc., is a Southeastern finalist in the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year competition. The Cornelius resident, who is also a North Carolina assemblyman, was selected by an independent panel of judges. Bradford started PetScreening in 2017 based on his belief that pit […]

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NC cities score high in nationwide entrepreneur ranking

April 24. By Dave Yochum. North Carolina has four cities—Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh and Winston-Salem—on WalletHub’s 20 Best Cities to Start a Business. WalletHub compared the relative startup conditions and opportunities that exist in 100 cities. They used 19 key metrics, ranging from the five-year business-survival rate to labor costs to office-space affordability. Durham ranked 5; […]

Entrepreneurs: Coffee shop with bakery anchors growing chain

By TL Bernthal. Sean Flynn has the entrepreneurial spirit. He’s half of the Cornelius team that opened Main Street Bakery & Coffee on West Catawba Avenue this week. It’s a soft opening to work out any kinks and get a handle on foot traffic. It’s the fifth shop for Sean and Kalea Flynn, who live […]


Mecklenburg new corporations

Jan. 24. These businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 11/16/22 Busby Group Inc., Julie Busby, 17914 John Connor Rd., Cornelius 11/17/22 6 Pack Properties LLC, Robert B. Newkirk III, 7632 Norman Island Dr., Cornelius 11/17/22 Black Arrow PSG LLC, C. Christopher Clark, 9606 Bailey Rd. Ste. 240, Cornelius 11/17/22 FreightLander LLC, […]

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Bailey Road start-up has 1,200 retail customers nationwide

ENTREPENEURS | By TL Bernthal Dec. 15.  Friends who don’t eat meat miss the camaraderie of a shared meal when pulled pork barbecue is served at a party or celebration. And in the Carolinas, BBQ is served a lot. A solution? Barvecue. Barvecue is a plant-based smokehouse operation in Cornelius that opened a year ago […]

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Mecklenburg new corporations

Nov. 28. These businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 9/16/22 Ultimate Pool Plastering LLC, Thomas C. Jeter III, 18525 Statesville Rd. Unit D-2, Cornelius 9/19/22 Good Works Brewing LLC, Matthew John Glidden, 10620 Bailey Rd. Ste. E, Cornelius 9/19/22 KML Group Inc., Kayla Marie Logue, 20041 Floral Ln., Cornelius 9/20/22 Alpha […]

Coffee-preneur Tony Vo of Waterbean

Tony Vo has more brewing as Waterbean continues to expand

Aug. 22. Cornelius-based Waterbean Coffee, which opened its first Winston-Salem location just last week, will open a new store in the Quail Corners Shopping Center this coming weekend. A 13th store will open in Concord soon, according to founder Tony Vo. Background Vo launched Waterbean less than nine years ago on Jetton Road just outside […]

The entrepreneur next door: The Evora’s have an affinity for business

Aug. 8. By Dave Vieser. Affinity Energy, a Charlotte firm whose president is Cornelius resident Allan Evora, is celebrating 20 years in business this summer. The company provides design controls for solar farms, data centers and medical campus energy plants, and Evora is thrilled. “We’ve always remained committed to providing the best service to customers […]