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Benbow joins RCCC board

Marjorie Benbow has been appointed to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Roy Cooper. She will serve on the board through 2021. Benbow is a long-time entrepreneur in the high-tech space, and is currently of counsel at Moretz & Skufca and focuses on technology transfer, licensing, corporate matters and distillery and brewery law. Prior […]

Governor appoints Rankin to statewide geo council

Alex Rankin, former chairman of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce​,​ has been ​named to the North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council​ by Gov. Roy Cooper. He is the representative designated to “enhance the ​efforts of geographic information coordination​,” according to a press release from the governor’s office.

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Merino Mill will renovate another 110,000 square feet of space

  Dec. 12. It looks like there will be another expansion at Merino Mill. Mooresville-based Adams + Associates Architecture will design the 110,000 square foot renovation around office and showroom space.  Current tenants at the sprawling textile mill complex include Hitachi, Greenworks Tools, Mohawk flooring, Yotrio and the Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corp. The old […]

$38 million Corning Optical HQ under way in Riverbend

Beacon Partners has begun construction on Corning’s optical headquarters in Riverbend Village near Hwy. 16 and 485. The $38 million project will house some 650 employees who work in Corning’s largest business. The New York-based manufacturing giant is adding 410 jobs in Cabarrus and Catawba counties. It already employs more than 3,000 people at five […]

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Toll lane advisors will look at I-77 options, including ‘complete and delete’

By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. Just when it seemed as if the state has hemmed and hawed as much as it can on the I-77 toll lane debacle, the NCDOT is putting together a new advisory group “to learn the advantages, disadvantages, costs and timelines” of the options presented this fall by Mercator Advisors, […]

Record number of businesses have changed hands during 2017

By Dave Vieser. With the economy sizzling, a record number of businesses changed hands nationwide during the third quarter of 2017. According to BizBuySell’s 2017 Insight Report, 2,589 businesses had changed hands, a 24 percent increase from the same quarter last year. This puts the number of year to-date transactions at 7,491, positioning 2017 to be […]


Rusty Knox: Newsmaker speaker Dec. 14 at The Peninsula Club

  The newly sworn in Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker Dec. 14​ at The Peninsula Club.​ A Realtor, singer and the son of former Mayor Russell Knox, he defeated John Woods in the November election. Fast growth, transparency in government and social media played major roles in the intense debate leading […]


The business of local airports is taking off

By Kate Stevens​. Expansion and improvement projects are on the horizon at both Concord and Statesville regional airports due to the increasing number of passengers and services offered at both locations. In December, bids will go out for Statesville Regional’s $8 million construction of a parallel taxiway south of the airport’s existing runway, said John […]

Jim Shalvoy rejoins brother Mike at luxury homebuilder

Jim Shalvoy has re-joined the executive management team of Patrick Joseph Distinctive Homes, the Cornelius-based Lake Norman luxury home builder. Jim and his brother Mike Shalvoy co-founded Patrick Joseph in 2001. Since then, the design/build firm has built some four dozen homes valued at more than $125 million. PJDH won the National Association of Home Builders’ […]

Aquesta names Alison Smith to board of holding company

Alison Smith has been named to the Aquesta Financial Holdings board of directors effective Jan. 1. She comes with 35 years in the financial services industry having worked as an investment banker in London and the United States. She achieved her Chartered Financial Analyst CFA accreditation in 1988 and is certified in Entity and Intangible […]