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Mooresville Chamber Expo needs exhibitors

The Mooresville Chamber’s Business & Community Expo Oct. 26 is looking for exhibitors. The event this year, which runs from 11 am to 5 pm, will be held at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. The theme is “Around the World.” More info:  Applications for booths are online at


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. […]

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 acquires insurance agency

Aquesta is buying the assets of Paladin Insurance Group in Murrells Inlet, SC. Aquesta Insurance President Kenneth McGee said Paladin Insurance has a 14-year track record of “focusing on client service and a commitment to their community.” The business is run by Nancy Wilson who will continue to lead her team “while tapping into the expanded resources Aquesta […]


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 […]


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 […]


Top Women In Business 2017

Nominations for Business Today’s 13th Annual Top Women leadership awards closed Thursday, August 31. 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 are based in Cabarrus County or Lake Norman—a business region we started calling the “Golden […]


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 […]

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