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Novant recognized by UN

May 11. Novant Health has been granted “special consultative status” by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It means Novant can actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as on the international stage in the areas of women’s and children’s health, poverty and food security. Programs include women’s heart health, domestic and […]

3 Kannapolis employees on top boards

Three City of Kannapolis employees have been elected to serve in leadership positions for their respective professional organizations. Gary Mills, director of Parks and Recreation, has been elected to serve as president of the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. Tina Cline, director of Human Resources, has been elected to serve as an officer on the board of […]

Credit Suisse expansion means 1,200 new jobs

May 9. Credit Suisse will expand its Research Triangle Park campus operations, creating 1,200 new jobs in North Carolina over the next several years. Now that HB2 has been repealed, the company plans to invest $70.5 million at its current campus in RTP to accommodate this expansion. “We opposed HB2, which was at odds with these […]


Wilson spices up Small Business Week

May 5. The water’s fine in the Lake Norman small business community, but you have to be willing to get your feet wet. That was the takeaway message at the fifth annual Small Business Week Lunch and Launch, held Tuesday at The Peninsula Club. Tricia Sisson, co-owner of The Range in Cornelius, said she had […]

Cabarrus lands financial reporting award

May 3. Susan Fearrington, Cabarrus County’s finance director, has announced that the county has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for its annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement recognizes a high-level of transparency and full disclosure.  The report was judged by an impartial panel and was found to demonstrate […]


Cabarrus CVB unveils new destination guide

  April 30. Just in time for the May races, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new destination guide for visitors. The new guide, published quarterly, will feature four “strategically thematic” covers. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Lenny Batycki appears on the first quarter cover. The second quarter cover emphasizes family travel with an image […]


Anti-toll protest: ‘Now more than ever’

April 26. Anti-toll leaders from business, politics and ordinary walks of life are planning to protest on the I-77 overpass on Catawba Avenue. Set for 5 pm Friday, this will be the third time toll protesters have met on the bridge to express opposition to the $650 million, 50-year Cintra contract. Organizers say the third […]

Uwharrie annual meeting is May 9

Uwharrie Capital Corp, parent company of Uwharrie Bank and Uwharrie Investment Advisors, will hold its annual meeting  Tuesday, May 9 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle. Dinner and fellowship will begin at 4:30 p.m. Shareholders are invited to the business meeting at 6 p.m. which will include the election of directors to the Uwharrie Capital […]

Former CEO of McCormick keynotes small business event

Alan Wilson, the former chairman and CEO of McCormick & Co., will be the featured speaker at a small business conference May 2 at The Peninsula Club. The event, which gets under way at 11 a.m. with networking, includes lunch. The cost to attend is $30. Wilson was CEO of the spice company from 2008 […]


New sundeck dawns at Speedway

April 21. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s newest modernization project is the “Turn 4 Sun Deck,” a 42,000-square-foot deck that will include food and beverage service, restroom facilities, picnic and high-top tables and a wide concourse with room for live music acts, corn hole and other entertainment. It will resemble the mingling areas at the newest ball […]

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