July 21 Bethany Welch has joined Aquesta Bank as the AVP/Branch Manager for the new Huntersville location. The branch is scheduled to open this fall, and will be located on Sam Furr Road in the Northcross Village Shopping Center in front of Marshall's.
Welch will be responsible for the development of new client relationships with a focus on growing deposits, loans, and referrals in the Huntersville market and managing the day to day branch activities and staff.
July 14 On Thursday, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) released the 2014 Digital Counties Survey winners. The award recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.
Cabarrus County earned its highest ranking on the survey and outranked all other counties in North Carolina by placing 2nd in its population category, 150,000-249,999. Cabarrus previously ranked 8th among its population size in both 2012 and 2013.
July 18 The City of Concord is breaking ground on a new City Hall. This facility will consolidate the majority of Concord's administrative services, most of which currently function out of three Downtown buildings. The current municipal building has been in use since 1986, with the structure itself dating back to 1950. The event will take place on Friday, July 25 at 4 at the corner of Cabarrus Avenue West and Market Street Southwest.
July 11 With traffic bogging down on both sides of the I-77 bridge, Cornelius officials are bracing for even more delays when school goes back in session next month. Meanwhile, criticism is coming from all over, from residents and businesses alike.
July 16 At a place known for birdies and eagles, the City of Concord hopes to provide safe haven for turkeys, butterflies, deer and other wildlife.
The city-owned Rocky River Golf Club is now a nationally Certified Wildlife Habitat. This designation by the National Wildlife Federation places the course on a roll of more than 150,000 habitats across the country.
July 10 On July 24 at Cornelius Town Hall, Widen I-77 will present their analysis of recently released information for the proposed I-77 High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane project. The presentation will also cover opportunities for public involvement. The meeting starts at 7 pm; a question and answer session will follow. Widen I-77 is a citizen's group dedicated to widening I-77 with general purpose lanes and educating the public about problems in the HOT lane approach.
July 14 Aquesta Financial Holdings, parent company for Aquesta Bank, has a new board of directors: Craig Larsen of Revita Medical (Chairman); Jim Borders of AC Controls Co. (Vice Chairman); Jim Engel, the CEO of Aquesta Bank; Ginger Griffin of Ginger Griffin Marketing & Design; Paul Dougovito; Brian Fletcher, Abaci Capital Advisors; Charles Knox of the Knox Group.
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