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Cabarrus College of Health gets grant from NorthEast Foundation

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences was recently awarded a $23,997 grant from the NorthEast Foundation to purchase 3D printer technology for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT). Nancy Murphy, program chair of the MOT program, authored the grant after seeing first-hand the difference 3D technology can make when providing occupational therapy services to clients. In […]

NC Tech award nominations are open

June 19.  The North Carolina Technology Association has opened the nomination and application period for the annual NC Tech Awards. Winners will be announced during a gala celebration on Nov. 9 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham. The awards, known as The Beacons, will be presented to two dozen companies and organizations, as well as several […]

New eatery in downtown Concord

June 15. A new restaurant featuring French pastries and cuisine is opening in downtown Concord this weekend. Chez Francois is opening on two levels of the historic 9 Union St. S. building. Downstairs, the storefront will feature a French creperie, said Francois Bouali, who co-owns the business with Pam Tolen. The downstairs specialty will be French breads and […]

Topgolf not in the rough but neighbors are restive

​Topgolf Charlotte is teeing up a second venue in ​the Cabarrus/​University City area, near I-85 and West Mallard Creek Church Road. The new venue would be part of a multi-use​ project that would also contain apartments and retail and restaurant uses. ​A public ​h​earing on the rezoning request was held ​in May; Charlotte City Council […]

Aquesta annual meeting June 29

Aquesta Financial Holdings, the parent of Aquesta Bank, will be held in the second floor board room at the main office on Jetton Road June 29. Three current directors are expected to be re-elected to the board, including founding chair Ginger Griffin, owner of Cornelius-based Ginger Griffin Marketing; Charles Knox, a commercial real estate broker […]

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Alcohol: Raise glass for NC business

By Erica Batten. ​With a growing population and a business climate that is increasingly favorable to beer, wine and distilled spirits production, North Carolina, once known worldwide as a center for tobacco production, may have found a new ​economic ​drug of choice. And like the large, leafy plant that once dominated the state’s economy, the ​alcohol​ […]

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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 […]

LKN Chamber Expo June 7

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s signature event, the Business Expo at Davidson College, on June 7 will bring more than 2,000 people to the trade show. They will visit more than 150 businesses, as well as a variety of non-profits. Over the course of 16 years, it has become the largest business-to-business expo in the Charlotte region. An […]

UNC-Charlotte gets boost from Duke Energy Foundation

May 29. The Duke Energy Foundation is committing $2 million to the University’s Exponential Campaign, specifically to support the Charlotte Engineering Early College and the Women in Computing Initiative. As part of the gift, the Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC) will receive $900,000. The funds will support the Duke Energy Summer Bridge Program, the Duke Energy […]

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Alcohol: Raise glass for NC business

By Erica Batten. With a growing population and a business climate that is increasingly favorable to beer, wine and distilled spirits production, North Carolina, once known worldwide as a center for tobacco production, may have found a new ​economic ​drug of choice. And like the large, leafy plant that once dominated the state’s economy, the ​alcohol​ […]

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