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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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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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Newsmakers Breakfast: How SC is going after our freight

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett and former Lake Norman Chamber Chairman John Hettwer will be in the hot seat(s) at Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast May 17 at The Peninsula Club. The topic during the audience-driven question and answer session is South Carolina’s growing advantage in interstate commerce. Both men are active in the anti-toll leadership, […]

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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, […]

Uwharrie annual meeting is May 9

Uwharrie Capital Corp, parent company of Uwharrie Bank and Uwharrie Investment Advisors, will hold its annual meeting  Tuesday, May 9 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle. Dinner and fellowship will begin at 4:30 p.m. Shareholders are invited to the business meeting at 6 p.m. which will include the election of directors to the Uwharrie Capital […]

blueharbor reports net rose 27%

April 20. Mooresville-based blueharbor bank reported net income of $353,906, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $278,507, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2016. Jim Marshall, president and CEO, said first-quarter earnings increased thanks to a larger balance sheet in 2017. “The primary driver of our increased […]

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