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Carol Houle joins Aquesta board

Carol Houle, a Managing Director within Dell Technologies, has joined the Aquesta Board of Directors member. She was previously on the Aquesta Advisory Board. She has led global organizational transformation efforts at multiple Fortune 500 companies, enabling sustainable organizational change. Jim Engel, President and CEO, said the bank is fortunate to have herl join the Aquesta […]

Aquesta acquires insurance agency

Aquesta is buying the assets of Paladin Insurance Group in Murrells Inlet, SC. Aquesta Insurance President Kenneth McGee said Paladin Insurance has a 14-year track record of “focusing on client service and a commitment to their community.” The business is run by Nancy Wilson who will continue to lead her team “while tapping into the expanded resources Aquesta […]


Aquesta Bank plans new branch in S. Mecklenburg

Cornelius-based Aquesta Bank plans to open a branch on Ardrey Kell Road in a fast-growing upscale area of South Mecklenburg. The full-service branch, pending approval from the Commissioner of Banks as well as the FDIC, will likely have about 3,000 square feet. “We are expanding in south Charlotte to capitalize on the terrific growth we […]


Thirty Years: Top 10 Lake Norman Chamber Accomplishments

By Bill Russell. Recently I was asked by one of our Chamber members what I considered to be the most significant accomplishments since I was hired as its CEO in 1996. While changing the name from the North Mecklenburg Chamber to the Lake Norman Chamber certainly helped brand the association and buying property for an […]


The Lake Norman Chamber: On a mission since day one

In August of 1987, businessman John Cherry gathered approximately 50 people together at the old Home Federal Bank building at Exit 28 in Cornelius to discuss the formation of a North Mecklenburg Chamber of Commerce. The 20 to 25 businesses represented elected John president and created a board with 12 members. The initial 12 were […]

Hundreds attend anti-toll meeting in Mooresville

​B​y Dave Vieser. If there was any ​doubts t​hat people in Iredell County have significant concerns ​about​ the I-77 toll lane​s, they were erased ​in August​ ​when ​more than ​300 people showed up at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. The event was a community meeting on the controversial issue hosted by Widen I-77, ​the original​ […]


Top Women In Business 2017

Nominations for Business Today’s 13th Annual Top Women leadership awards closed Thursday, August 31. The prestigious awards honor the Golden Crescent’s most dynamic women in business, community service, education and politics. To be eligible for this awards program, women leaders are based in Cabarrus County or Lake Norman—a business region we started calling the “Golden […]


If your abode truly is a castle, it takes time to sell

Patience is a virtue when it comes to multimillion-dollar properties. The average DOM for $2 million-plus ​properties in Cornelius is 147, down 11 percent from same time last year. ​Nevertheless, Cornelius has a 9-month supply of inventory priced at more than $2 million, but that’s down 53 percent from this time last year. Spoken in […]

Home Transactions – August 2017

Business Today home sales in the Golden Crescent recorded by the Register of Deeds in Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Iredell. Cabarrus 07/25/17 $332,500 Broadstreet Homes, Inc. to Mark & Traci Schadler, 4151 Green Park Ct., Harrisburg 07/25/17 $324,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Vishnu Vedula & Naga Neti, 9895 Travertine Tr., Davidson 28036 07/25/17 $332,500 Michael & […]

New Corporations – August 2017

These businesses have registered with the N.C. Secretary of State. Cabarrus 7/26/17 CS & R Transport LLC, Shana Nicole Ross, 426 Ithaca Dr., Concord 7/26/17 McAteer Consulting LLC, Shannon McAteer, 2651 Bedford Pl. NW, Concord 7/26/17 Raging Bull Charlotte LLC, John Edward Littlefield, 175 Davidson Hwy., Concord 7/27/17 Bird Nest Properties LLC, Gloria R. Hawks, […]

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