Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

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2024 Leadership Lake Norman graduates

2024 Leadership Lake Norman class graduates

May 31. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce 2023-24 Leadership Lake Norman class graduated after an exploration of the Lake Norman region, encompassing historical landmarks, manufacturing and educational institutions as well as town governments, economic development, first responders and even a visit to the water treatment plant. Graduates of this year’s program included: Andy Yates […]

Joel Olsen receives Business Person of the Year award from 2023 LKN Chamber Chair Douglas Marion and Bobby Cashion representing the Cashion family. The award is named for the late Robert T. Cashion. Photo: John McHugh / Ocaid Photography

LKN Chamber recognizes business leaders

March 26. Joel Olsen with O2 Group Ventures was named the Business Person of the Year at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting last week. Olsen is the CEO of O2 Group Ventures which focuses on profitable ventures in sustainability. Joel and his wife Tonje also operate several other businesses including Sun Raised […]

Business leaders will be recognized at LKN Chamber gala March 21

March 18. At the Annual Meeting this Thursday of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce a number of individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the business community: —Business Person of the Year: Olee Joel Olsen Jr., O2 Group Ventures —Entrepreneur of the Year: Justin A. Ckezepis, WSIC —Citizenship & Service Award: Robin Smith […]


Leading educator will speak at chamber luncheon Feb. 15

Jan. 26. Christopher R. Marsicano, the Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Public Policy and Founding Director of the College Crisis Initiative at Davidson College, will speak at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Annual Education Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 15, at NorthStone Country Club. Marsicano’s presentation will focus on the “Politics of Education” and how […]

23 graduate from Leadership Lake Norman

May 17. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has announced the graduation of 23 local business leaders in the 26th class of Leadership Lake Norman. The program, sponsored by Novant Health – Huntersville Medical Center, seeks to develop informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing leadership for the Lake Norman region. Graduates Jared Wiles […]

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham addresses a LKN Chamber candidate training class

Are you interested in running for public office?

April 19. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidate training program for people interested in future elected office. The Lake Norman Academy of Political Leadership is an introduction to campaigning for local, county and state office. The program, which costs $120 to attend, will be held April 29, May 6 and May […]

LKN Chamber recognizes leaders at annual awards banquet

March 20. More than 100 business and political leaders from North Mecklenburg turned out for the 35th Annual Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Awards & Installation Banquet at The Peninsula Club. Douglas Marion officially took over the volunteer reins from Immediate Past Chair (2022) David Keith. Former NC Sen. Jeff Tarte—he is also the former […]

LKN Chamber announces community award winners

July 22. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized two Lake Norman community leaders at the annual meeting held at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. Tonya Rivens received the top community service award while Wes Choplin received the citizenship award. Rivens, who is heard on Streetz 103.3/100.5 FM, led efforts to raise $20,000 which was […]

All fun, no run

June 24. The Lake Norman Chamber “Zero-K” is estimated to have brought in well over $10,000 yesterday to help support small business programming as well as the Education Luncheon in November recognizing the Educators of the Year and the 2021 Women’s Conference planned for August. More than 100 people participated in the Zero-K which had […]


Tricia Sisson will chair LKN Chamber this year

A name from Cornelius business and local GOP politics will be front and center at the  Lake NormanChamber of Commerce in 2019. Tricia Sisson, who ran for Cornelius Town Board in 2017, will officially take over the chamber’s volunteer reins on Friday. The chamber has close to 900 members, about the same as 2017. “Our […]