Nov. 25 Carolina Comfort Coalition’s Serenity House of Huntersville received a $5,000 Lowe’s Community Partners grant for kitchen renovations. The Serenity House will use the grant to install new appliances, update cabinetry and fix wall coverings. Individuals, businesses and civic groups completed renovations throughout the house earlier in the year. The kitchen was the last room that needed attention. The Lowe’s Community Partners grant program is focused on improving local communities by assisting nonprofits and municipalities with high-need project.
Nov. 25 Green Drinks Lake Norman and Sustain Charlotte join together this month to build a network of sustainability by hosting a speaker from Duke Energy. The meeting will take place on Dec. 2nd at Triple C Brewing in Charlotte (2900 Griffith St Charlotte, NC 28203). The program starts at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 General Manager Shantae Brown of Lake Norman Realty’s Mooresville office and sales agents, Kay Davis and Gail Huss of the Denver office, have been elected to regional and local real estate boards. Brown was recently elected as the newest board member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Associate’s Board of Directors for the 2015-2017 term. Both Davis and Huss have been elected to the Lincoln County Board of Realtors. Davis will serve as the President for 2015. Huss is the president elect and will take the seat in 2016. Davis will also serve a second term as Secretary for the Board of Directors for the North Carolina chapter of the Council of Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) through 2015.
Nov. 24 Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast is one of Carolinas HealthCare System care locations named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The recognition is for their exemplary clinical performance in multiple specialities. The designation, released as part of the Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” recognizes hospitals for attaining excellence in using evidence-based processes shown to improve care.
Nov. 25 Wilmer Melton, Director of Public Works for the City of Kannapolis, has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council. This is a presidentially appointed, federal council. The council provides practical and independent advice to the Environmental Protection Agency on matters and policies related to drinking water, including regulations and guidance required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Melton will serve a three year term on the council.
By Dave Vieser
Secure with the knowledge that weekday lane closings at Exit 28 are finally a thing of the past, a group of some 30 local business leaders gathered Wednesday evening at Prosciutto's Restaurant to brainstorm methods of bringing customers back after long traffic delays during the summer kept customers away from the new Diverging Diamond Interchange.
Nov. 25 Cornelius-based company, O2 Energies, is building a 20 acre solar farm that costs $10 million in Rockwell in Rowan County. The 4.25 megawatt solar farm is the first of its kind in the area and it will generate enough clean electricity to offset the annual electricity usage of more than 500 average American homes.
The farm will use an innovative inverter design for the array with SMA Tripower string inverters. Instead of a few central inverters that convert DC electricity to AC electricity, the project will use more than a hundred smaller string inverters which are expected to boost energy production and reduce long term operations and maintenance costs.
Nov. 18 The Peninsula Club Foundation hosted 200 guests at The Peninsula Club Nov. 8 for its annual fundraising gala and million dollar bash. The Casino Royale themed event was emceed by WBTV news anchor Paul Cameron and featured a full casino, raffle prizes and live music by All Out Accoustical Band. The event raised over $100,000 which will be donated to local charities that serve residents of the North Mecklenburg community.
- Ingersoll Rand raises $1.27M for United Way of Central Carolinas
- Elected Officials Power Luncheon to be held Nov. 20
- Project for Innovation, Energy and Sustainability hosts Green Drinks Thursday
- State of the Region Education Summit Dec. 5
- Aquesta Financial announces cash dividend
- Rebecca Edwards is named Concord’s Human Resource Director
- Association of chamber execs names 2015 board of directors
- Veteran's Day Observance
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