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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​ […]

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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 […]

We can dream, but it’s time to act

OPINION. By Dave Yochum. Seeing the devastation in South Texas reminds me that we’re all people regardless of race, color or creed. Eight feet of water in your house will have you in over your head no matter who you are. In a disaster, there’s no doubt we’re all created equal. If only we were able […]

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Social media confronts mainstream leaders

​By Kate Stevens. With local election primaries only two months away, online groups promoting political activism and levying criticism on Davidson, Cornelius and Mooresville leaders have never been more popular. But whether these online forums, convenient places to complain, cajole and promote change, can affect the region’s economic development process is still largely unknown, several […]

Top Women Winners: Sandi Vizner, Susan Tillis, Michelle Riley, Jennifer Parsley, Margi Kyle, Sheri Bistreich, Jan Beatty, Angie Brown, April Cook, Pam Dubois, Colleen Lloyd-Roberts

Nominations for 13th Annual Top Women now open

Nominations for Business Today’s 13th Annual Top Women leadership awards are officially open. 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 should be based in Cabarrus County, Lake Norman or University City—a business region we started calling […]

Birkdale Village inspires rebirth of Kannapolis

Downtown Kannapolis will most definitely begin transforming before our very eyes, starting this fall. The City has hired a “construction manager at risk” to help ensure on-time, on-budget delivery of the West Avenue streetscape. The first component of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Project will be Birkdale Village incarnate, with vintage buildings, plenty of brick and […]

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Milllion-dollar homes continue to sell

In Cornelius A 7,000 square foot lakefront home at 15536 Fisherman’s Rest Ct. in The Peninsula has sold for $1.175 million. The house has two master suites, as well as heated floors in the baths, a three-car garage and a deeded boat slip. Sandy Reynolds with ReMax Executive in Cornelius represented the sellers, while Bill […]

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Growth takes a highway here

By Kate Stevens. If you thought the roads seem more crowded or that new neighborhoods are sprouting up faster than ever, you’re right. Two studies released this spring have shown the Charlotte metro area is one of the most popular destinations for interstate relocations. Between 2010-16, four counties in the Charlotte metro area—Mecklenburg and Cabarrus […]

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Growing tech segment means work at home, sharing space

By Beth McLaughlin. Jobs in the tech industry grew 6​ percent in North Carolina in 2016, according to the Computing Technology Industry Association, CompTIA. “A 6 percent job growth means North Carolina added over 11,000 jobs last year,” said Steve Ostrowski, spokesman for CompTIA. “That’s the second highest percentage growth rate in the country for 2016, […]

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