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Contorno lands national insurance award

David Contorno, founder and president of Charlotte-area Lake Norman Benefits, received the 2017 Leadership Award at ASCEND, the annual conference of The Association for Insurance Leadership (AIL), held in Nashville, TN, January 26-29. The award recognizes those whose leadership in support of improving the value and performance of employee benefits has significantly advanced the industry. […]

Bryan launches TruBlue

John Bryan​ has launch​ed TruBlue of Lake Norman​, a concierge service for a variety of home needs. A veteran landscaper, the new business, a franchise, ​specializes in providing handyman services, maid and cleaning services, lawn care, emergency repairs​ and​ home watch program​s, among others. ​TruBlue of Lake Norman serves Mooresville, Huntersville, Cornelius, Denver, Lincolnton, Maiden, […]

Concord aviation director takes flight

March 9. Concord Aviation Director Rick Cloutier, who has run Concord Regional Airport since 2012, will take a position as assistant director of airports in Horry County, SC. He will resign his position in Concord effective March 31. Notable during Cloutier’s tenure was the expansion of Allegiant Air here, as well as a new commercial service facility. City officials credited his leadership for helping grow the […]

UNCC faculty member earns top award

Anthony “Tony” Brizendine, a faculty member at UNC-Charlotte’s Lee College of Engineering, received the Construction Management Association of America 2016 National Educator of the Year Award. According to CMAA President and CEO Bruce D’Agostino, the association bestows its Educator of the Year Award on a construction faculty member as acknowledgement of exceptional accomplishments as advisors, […]

New mortgage banker

Tammy Stowe has joined Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group in Cornelius. She has more than 10 years of mortgage experience.

Aquesta hires HR Director

Aquesta has Kristen Maxwell Human Resources Director for Aquesta Bank and Insurance. She graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She comes to Aquesta from Yadkin Bank, where she was a Senior HR Business Partner. Prior to that, she served as HR Manager for Zenmonics, Inc. Kristen lives […]

Glenda Parker on NC Board of Nursing

Glenda Parker is a new board member with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. A provider for Minute Clinic, she is an adjunct faculty member at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences as well as a graduate of the nursing program. The Board of Nursing is comprised of 14 members.

Jay Reid is Top 50 golf coach

Jay Reid, director of instruction at Birkdale Golf Club and owner of Jay Reid School of Golf, has been named a Top 50 Junior Golf Coach by the Future Champions Golf organization. The award recognizes coaches who specialize in competitive players between the ages of 13 and 18. Their players compete at the highest levels […]

New CEO at Hatteras Yachts

Kelly Grindle is the new CEO of Hatteras/Cabo Yachts in New Bern. The famous yacht builder, which dates back nearly six decades, is owned by Versa Capital Management, a private equity investment firm with more than $1.4 billion of assets under management. Versa focuses on control investments in special situations involving middle-market companies where value […]

Tim Elleby on Cabarrus College board

Tim Elleby Sr. will complete the second and third years of Dr. Tom Shandley’s second term on the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Governing Board. Elleby is currently the Business Banking Manager and Market President for Wells Fargo, with responsibilities for the Cabarrus County and Stanly County regions. In this role he manages a team […]

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