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Jeweler scores $2,500 from SBA ‘Pitch for Growth’

Nov. 21. Sydney Miller of The Nomadic Jeweler of Cornelius was one of two runners up presented with a check for $2,500 in SCORE Charlotte’s live Pitch for Growth competition held at the Mint Museum in Charlotte. Magloire Lubika of Surefire Neighborhood Market in Rock Rock Hill landed the top award of $5,000. Rachael Price […]

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Pickleball/Top Golf/restaurant complex coming to Cornelius

Nov. 20. Local Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists Jack and Robin Salzman plan to build a pickleball, restaurant, café and Top Golf complex on a 6.3 acre site on Chartown Drive south of Life Fellowship Church fronting I-77 in Cornelius. The independent recreation amenity will feature semi-private pickleball, a restaurant, a café and community non-profit concept featuring […]

Huntersville CEO is the first female chair of NC Private Protective Services Board

Oct. 18. Tamara Rabenold, CEO of Huntersville-based Vaudra International, is the new chair off the NC Private Protective Services Board. A licensed private investigator since 2004, she is the first woman to serve as chair since the noard was created 50 years ago. The PPSB is under the Department of Public Safety and helps regulate […]


Mecklenburg New Corporations

Sept. 18. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 7/17/23 Advantage Pros Financial LLC, John G. VanderVoort II, 20526 Rio Oro Dr., Cornelius 7/17/23 The Bougie Leopard LLC, Ileana Osborne, 19825-B North Cove Rd. Ste. 1054, Cornelius 7/18/23 Badger Properties LLC, Erica Meinen, 20901 N. Main St., Cornelius 7/19/23 Artisan […]

ConvergeSouth, a 2-day conference for start-ups and investors, coming in October

Aug. 28. ConvergeSouth 2023, a two-day Expo and Conference featuring startups and investors will be held Oct. 5-6. The event, which is produced by the Flywheel Foundation, will be held at the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “Converge South will expose local entrepreneurs to resources and knowledge they can use to scale their business […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Business is ballooning for local decor company

Aug. 16. By Jason Benavides. Lake Norman Balloon Co. is a passion project for founders Julie McLaughlin and Meghan Belmont. “We were looking for a creative outlet and a way to connect with our community,” they said. What started off as decorative garlands for friends and family ballooned into a new business and in December […]

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Mecklenburg New Corporations

July 12. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 5/16/23 Allison Family Franchising Inc., Aundrae Allison, 9606 Bailey Rd. Ste. E, Cornelius 5/16/23 Ambeclayvon LLC, Tim Clayton, 20726 Rio Oro Dr., Cornelius 5/16/23 Chico & The Man LLC, Timothy Ryan Heider, 19329 Watermark Dr. Unit 551, Cornelius 5/16/23 Pinpoint Markets […]

Denise Shields Ernst & Young 2023

Local firm is E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year/Southeast

July 6. Denise Shields, CEO of Nych Brands, is the new Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Southeast at the regional awards celebration in Atlanta. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies worldwide. Shields was selected from a […]