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Alton Updike will open Table 31 in LangTree in Mooresville

By Dave Vieser. Restaurateur Alton Updike, the owner of Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails in Cornelius,  is taking his skills to the old Block & Grinder space in LangTree ​Lake Norman. The new 6,000 square foot eatery, called Table 31, will open early next year. Updike views this as a golden opportunity to grow, while at […]

Cabarrus Chamber has 24 in 2018 Leadership Class

Twenty-four people have enrolled in the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce 2018 Class of Leadership Cabarrus. The civic leadership program, sponsored by Duke Energy, is designed for experienced business and community leaders. Through a series of monthly sessions from September through May, members examine how leadership in the historical, geographical, educational, economic, governmental and cultural​ […]

Angela Yochem new chief digital officer at Novant

Novant Health has named Angela Yochem as chief digital officer. In this new role, Yochem will develop the strategic vision for how Novant Health can engage with patients through technology and improve their healthcare experience. Additionally, she will lead the implementation of digital media solutions across the system including design, development, operations and support. “I […]

Ramer new PR for Sotheby’s

Elise Ramer has joined Premier Sotheby’s International Realty as senior director of public relations. Ramer’s public relations career spans over 15 years with experience including luxury brands, residential and commercial real estate, and consumer products. “Elise’s strategic public relations background and strong media relationships developed over many years will be an important asset to our company,” […]


Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Honors 2017 Diversity Champions

Me​cklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham has won the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce​ Champion of Diversity Award for individuals. Well-known for her work for a diverse constituency—from transgender individuals to the homeless—Cotham is also a staunch opponent of the current plan for tolls on I-77. Realtor Kay Fisher was the finalist in the individual category. The […]

Sandy Godfrey new BIC at Lake Norman Realty

Sandy Godfrey is the new broker-in-charge at the Mooresville-Hwy 150 office of Lake Norman Realty.  A Realtor in Lake Norman since 1998, she was most recently with Allen Tate. Godfrey is a native of Charlotte and graduate of the UNC-Charlotte.

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 […]

Hiatt retiring next year

Brian Hiatt will retire next year after 20 years as Concord’s City Manager. He has 37 years of experience working for local governments in North Carolina. “It will be extremely hard to leave the City of Concord organization, but it is time for me to prepare to move on to my next challenge and spend more […]

MD looked like a winner at Aesthetic Show

Dr. Stephen Giordano took home the award  for Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation at The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas on July 8. This was Giordano’s first nomination at the annual medical education conference focusing on the expanding field of aesthetic medicine. The show highlights new procedures, products and technologies. Giordano’s practice, Carolina Age Management Institute, is in […]


New planning chair says mixed-use approach offers choices

  By Dave Yochum. An associate professor of architecture and urban design at UNC-Charlotte is the new chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission. Deb Ryan, who has been on the planning commission for six years, says what urban planning is about now is choices. “For the longest time we did single-family housing and we did […]

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