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Mooresville’s John Amon Awarded NC Main Street Champion

John Amon has received the North Carolina Main Street Champion award for his work in downtown Mooresville. He has served on the Mooresville Downtown Commission board for more than a decade, and conceived the idea for the popular Festival of Lights Christmas show consisting of over 150,000 lights, synchronized to music. Amon has served on […]

Carol LaShombe new sales manager at Builder Services

BSI Builder Services, the new home sales division of Allen Tate, has named Carol LaShombe is a new sales manager in the Charlotte region. She will help oversee new construction sales teams for Peachtree Residential, Brookline Homes LLC, Evans Coghill Homes, Chelsea Builders and Main Street Properties. She will also work with the custom home communities […]

New dean for informatics at UNCC

Fatma Mili will join UNC Charlotte as dean of the College of Computing and Informatics beginning Aug. 1. She comes to the University from Purdue University, where she is the founder and director of the TransSTEM (Center for Trans-institutional Capacity Building and Educational Equity in STEM) at the Purdue Discovery Park. She also is a […]


Shoe retailer hires pair

Julie Barr and Kim Auman-Fanning have joined Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, sister companies owned by Germany-based shoe retailer The Deichmann Group, as human resources director and loss prevention director, respectively. Barr succeeded Susan Winstead who retired after 24 years of service. Barr was vice president of HR at Bank of America Merchant Services. Auman-Fanning succeeded Johnny […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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