small business

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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 […]

Mecklenburg New Corporations

July 11. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 4/17/23 LSG I LLC, Jim Kittridge, 20619 Torrence Chapel Rd. Ste. 116, Cornelius 4/17/23 Rapp’s Custom Renovation LLC, Rickie Charles Rapp Jr., 8340 Viewpoint Ln., Cornelius 4/17/23 The Snack Barge LLC, Matthew Latino, 18726 Nautical Dr. #302, Cornelius 4/18/23 Iron & […]

Small business

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 […]

Deborah Young receives the Chamber award from Mayor Woody Washam as, (l-r) Bill Russell, husband Rick, Michael Osborne and Colin Furcht look on

Deborah Young lands small business award from LKN Chamber

June 8. By Dave Vieser. Deborah Young, who has operated a photography studio in Cornelius for more than 30 years, has been named Small Business of the Year in Cornelius. The award, which is given by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, was presented to the veteran photographer at the Cornelius Town Board meeting this […]

Long-time Cornelius attorney scores top small business award

June 5. Retired attorney Catherine Bentz received the 2022 Outstanding New Mentor from SCORE Charlottee. The business law and estate planning lawyer practiced in Cornelius for more than 20 years. The award recognizes the volume of mentoring sessions she undertook in 2022, her follow-up rate with clients she mentored and her consistent support in promoting […]

LKN Chamber honors 4 small businesses

May 15. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized several local small businesses during Small Business Week. Recognized by the chamber were: —Deborah Young, owner of Deborah Young Studios in Cornelius, was traveling and will receive her award in June during a meeting of the Cornelius Town Board. —Todd Olson, artistic director of the Davidson […]

John Kepner to chair oldest association of independently owned funeral homes

May 14. John Kepner, CEO of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, is the new chairman of the board of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the world’s oldest association of independently owned funeral homes. Selected membership has been a long-standing tradition in the Kepner family. “It feels good to be selected as Board Chair. It’s been in my family […]


Ada Jenkins Juneteenth event features vendors

May 8. The Ada Jenkins Center will observe Juneteenth with a Black-owned business marketplace on Saturday June 17. Spaces, which must be reserved by May 26, are $20 More info: Josh Kiser at 704-896-0471 x 131 or [email protected]. Interested vendors must bring their own table. The event, which runs 4 pm to 7 pm, includes […]

Small Business Week includes ‘Event of the Year’ May 3

May 2. Lake Norman’s small businesses are the fuel for our economy, Bill Russell, CEO of the Lake Norman Chamber said at the start of Small Business Week. “Our small businesses here at the lake are the absolute foundation of our regional economy and while we take this week out to recognize small business, every […]

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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; […]