Sept. 17 On Sept. 29, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s South Campus will host the Cabarrus Jobs Now fall luncheon at 12 pm. RCCC President Carol Spalding will speak on the college’s future plans and proposed Advanced Technology Center. The luncheon will be at 1531 Trinity Church Road in Concord in room 106 of building 1000. The cost is $18 per person.
The International Trade Administration reports that exports of merchandise from the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metropolitan area totaled a record $10.7 billion, an increase of 69 percent or $4.4 billion from 2012 to 2013. This growth helped Charlotte to remain a top export region in 2013.
Sept. 17 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Division of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a regional Power Luncheon on Sept. 18 to discuss education in North Carolina. Allen Tate COO Pat Riley will be master of ceremonies and BEST NC President and CEO Brenda Berg will speak. Both will share what businesses in the state are doing for education. The event is sponsored by Business Today and Cornelius Today.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has organized “compelling course offerings” into a schedule that will allow students to only come to campus on Fridays to earn an associates degree. It can be done in as few as 64 Fridays.
RCCC says the degree is transferable to any of the four-year state universities in North Carolina. The one-day-a-week plan has appeal for business owners who employ students.
Nightmare on Catawba Ave.: UNCC prof says DDI traffic flows decrease 7.6 percent during afternoon commute
|West Catawba Ave. Congestion|
By Dave Yochum
While some Cornelius business owners are looking for heads to roll at Town Hall because of the troubled Diverging Diamond Interchange construction, town officials are privately saying the NC Department of Transportation and Blythe Construction have them over an orange and white traffic barrel.
Approaching a start-up with a diva attitude is a great way to fail before you even begin. To launch a successful start-up you need to be willing to work harder, longer and for less (usually nothing at the beginning) than any other person out there to make your idea become a reality. Essentially, you need to be the anti-diva. All attention and energy should be focused on your startup, not you. If that sounds contrary to your ideal life scenario, you may want to take a pass on entrepreneurship, sister.
Sept. 11 Four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. endorsed Natasha Marcus in her bid to fill the open NC House District 98 seat. Hunt, who served as governor from 1977-1985 and 1993-2001, endorsed the Democrat from Davidson in her first bid for public office. She is running against John Bradford III, a Republican from Cornelius who is also a town commissioner.
Sept. 11 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Chamber will host Brenda Berg, president and CEO of BEST NC and Pat Riley, President and COO of Allen Tate Cos. Sept.18, 11:30-1:00 at Pine Island Country Club. The "Power Luncheon" is sponsored by Business Today and Cornelius Today.
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