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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 […]

Signs of the time: Kannapolis erects way-finders

​Fifty new wayfinding signs with the slogan “Discover a Healthy Life” have been erected in Kannapolis ​to help residents and visitors ​alike find key locations within the city limits. Kannapolis, the home of the North Carolina Research Campus, hopes to continue to brand the city around healthy and active lifestyles with signage for key attractions like Village Park, the […]

A toast, please, for Downtown Kannapolis

The City of Kannapolis, along with the Friends of Downtown, are hosting a local wine and craft beer tasting event,  Toast Kannapolis, from 2 pm to 6 pm, Aug. 19, in the Laureate Center at Kannapolis City Hall. A variety of local vineyards/wineries and local breweries will share a selection of their wines and beers. Tickets are for sale […]

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 […]

LKN Chamber opens applications for leadership class

The Lake Norman Chamber is accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 session of Leadership Lake Norman.  Applications have been made available to Chamber members but the program is also open to non-members wishing to expand their knowledge of the Lake Norman region.  Leadership Lake Norman, in its 21st year, is a program to develop a […]

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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