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A top flooring distributor will bring 172 jobs to Concord

Sept. 19. Haines, the largest floor covering distributor in the US, will spend $6.4 million on a new distribution center that will create 172 jobs in Concord. The new distribution center will serve as Haines’ southern hub and will house Haines’ entire stocking portfolio of floor covering, installation and maintenance products. “Haines is so pleased […]


Crescent project delayed in Cornelius/Davidson

Sept. 12. ​By Dave Vieser​. ​In a surprise development, Crescent Acquisitions rezoning request to build nine homes in Cornelius was withdrawn at the Cornelius Planning Board’s Sept. 11 meeting. About 20 residents, mostly from Davidson, were in attendance and applauded the news. “For those who are here for the Crescent Acquisitions application, please be advised […]

Tim Worley addresses Diversity Luncheon Thursday

Tim Worley, a former University of Georgia running back who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft, will speak at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Champions of Diversity luncheon at River Run Country Club Thursday Sept. 21. The Chamber will recognize people who […]


Message from the Chamber Chairman

By Jay Lesemann. From day one, the focus of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has been to provide value for our members. For some, that ​value is delivered via our many networking events while others receive ​value by attending our monthly Focus Friday meetings that address local and state political issues and concerns. Some […]


Get involved in the Chamber

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 1,000 business members, has been serving the Lake Norman region since 1987. Many people join the Chamber to network and build stronger business connections through the mixers, Business After Hours and Before Hours events. The Chamber often hosts networking events with the Charlotte, Mooresville, Lincolnton and Statesville […]

Nominate a business as a Champion of Diversity

On Sept. 21, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce we will be holding the annual Champions of Diversity luncheon.  The chamber is looking for nominations for the following categories: Corporate (20+ employees), Small Business, Non-Profit, and Individuals.  Follow this link 2017 Diversity Nomination Formto access the form:   Return it to the Chamber by Sept. 11, for consideration. […]

Kannapolis offers grants for business facades

Sept. 6. The City of Kannapolis is offering façade and site improvement grants to businesses and property owners on Cannon Boulevard, Main Street, Jackson Park Road, Lane Street, and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. City leaders recognize this area as a key gateway to those who travel to Kannapolis as well as those who live and work […]

Three in gun range robbery will go to prison

Sept. 6. Three men who burglarized The Range at Lake Norman have been sentenced to prison. Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said the business was targeted because a picture on its website showed it did not have bars on its windows. Maceo Royster, 20, Emmanuel Hargrove Guy, 19, and […]


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 […]

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