May 22 Metropolitan Business & Professional Women (MBPW) is the oldest professional organization for women in Charlotte. On May 15, MBPW underwent a slight change when they installed a new executive board for the 2013-14 year. This year, Audra Esposito — a counselor/instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College — is the president while April Oliver (a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial) serves as the president-elect. Other board members include: Kimberly Meton (vice president), Beth Benton (treasurer), Robyn Crigger (co-secretary) and Vilma Betancourt-O’Day (co-secretary).
May 21 Last night during the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Manager Mike Downs presented the proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Among other things, the balanced budget includes a General Fund Budget of $212,940,116, which will require the Board of Commissioners to adopt an ad valorem tax rate of 70 cents. This rate was the same in the amended FY13 budget. Maintaining this rate will yield a 2.55% increase in revenues for the upcoming fiscal year.
May 22 Green Drinks Lake Norman meets 5:30 pm Thursday, May 30 at Campania Café to discuss energy efficiency, sustainable buildings and sites. The speaker is Robert Cox, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UNC-Charlotte. His research is largely focused on developing analytics for the processes of generating, delivering, and using electric power. One of his primary areas of interest is in the development of non-intrusive monitoring for building energy consumption. Info: Kathleen Rose 704-869-0094
May 16 It’s a rare event when residents statewide chose your community for special recognition. But that’s exactly what they did for Union Street in Concord. The picturesque commercial district is the 2013 People’s Choice for Great Main Street in North Carolina. This award is part of the "Great Places in North Carolina" initiative sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.
May 21 Veterans groups from across the region will come together on Monday, May 27 for the dedication of the new Veterans Park Memorial in downtown Kannapolis. Governor Pat McCrory and other elected officials from Rowan and Cabarrus counties will help commemorate and honor the 1,700+ veterans who died in service to their country. The names of these individuals will be engraved on the granite Ring of Honor surrounding the memorial’s eternal flame. During the event, Governor McCrory will provide opening remarks, the eternal flame will be lit and there will be a presentation by Rep. Richard Hudson. The dedication begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 704-920-4343.
May 16 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will recognize the small business of the year Friday May 17 at Fireside Bar & Grill on West Catawba Avenue. The two finalists are Currents Magazine and Innovative Pest Management. Chamber Chairman of the Board Wendy Moran will present the 2013 Small Business of the Year along with the runner up. The award recipients were selected based on staying power; growth in revenues/employees; innovative management practices; and community involvement.
May 21 This month is National Stroke Awareness month and, CMC NorthEast is using this national platform to educate the public and ensure stroke patients are getting quality care. Recently, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association honored CMC-NorthEast with the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, and named CMC-NorthEast to their Target: Stroke Honor Roll. These awards set national benchmarks for stroke care throughout the country.
May 14 The 30th Annual Race City Festival will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This fun-filled outdoor street festival attracts 15,000+ people with a variety of vendors and sidewalk sales. This year the festival will feature more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment on two stages, antique sales, art exhibits, children’s entertainment including face painting and a clown; and more. The festival is open to the public and there is no admission charge. It will be held along Main and Broad streets in downtown Mooresville. Please don't bring your pets. For more information, call the MSI Chamber office at 704-664-3898.
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