Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:21

How about them apples?

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Experimac in Huntersville (9832 Gilead Road) was the recent host of the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce’s June member meeting. With food and drink supplied by Experimac and Pinky’s Westside Grill, Chamber members had the opportunity to learn more about the Experimac store from owners Andy and Lisa Piatt. Members also participated in a speed networking session with quick-moving introductions. Experimac is the Huntersville area authority on Apple product repairs and trade-ins, and offers a wide selection of refurbished desktop and laptop Macintosh computers and devices. In celebration of Experimac’s business and to officially welcome the business to the community, Chamber members took an “Apple” photo in lieu of a ribbon cutting. Learn more about Experimac by calling 704-727-5333.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Next month, Kendall Heath and Debbie Chisholm will open Light House Spiritual Center, as co-founders of a personal and spiritual development center “for living an undivided life.”

The center, located in a refurbished 117-year-old house in historic downtown Mooresville, is planned as what Heath and Chisholm refer to as a center for spiritual self-care, experiential healing work and sacred practices that nourish the whole self in mind, body and spirit.

Light House will offer programs, classes, one-on-one services, retreats and spiritual fellowship on Sundays, and also will serve other small businesses with their marketing needs through its affiliate, Light House Marketing.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:17

Boat club franchise expands to Lake Wylie

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Father-and-son duo Perry and Jeff Weir, franchise owners and operators of the Freedom Boat Club at the Waterstreet Seaport Marina in Cornelius, will open a new location at Tailrace Marina in Mount Holly.

“The Tailrace location brings our ‘boating made simple’ concept to Lake Wylie,” says Jeff Weir. “This opens new markets for us in Charlotte and offers current members the opportunity to explore the area of the lake known as the river district.”

Tailrace Marina is two miles north of I-85 and is easily accessible from I-485.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:14

MI-C board to meet, asks Auger to stay

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The MI-Connection Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Davidson Town Hall board room to appoint and re-appoint board members, elect officers for fiscal year 2017-18, approve minutes from the April meeting and approve the final recast of the FY2017 budget. This meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, June 29. The meeting is open to the public.

Additionally, the MI-Connection Board of Directors has requested that David Auger continue in his CEO role for the foreseeable future, to which he agreed. Auger had been scheduled to retire June 30.

The company is a town-owned (Mooresville and Davidson) and locally operated communications system serving the towns of Mooresville, Davidson and Cornelius in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. For more information about MI-Connection, visit mi-connection.com and townofdavidson.org/miconnection.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:13

Register now for Leadership LN

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The 21st class of Leadership Lake Norman is now accepting registrations for the 2017-18 program. For more than 20 years through the sponsorship of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lake Norman has played a role in developing business and community leaders, civic club and nonprofit officers, and town staff.

The program is designed to serve a group of informed and committed individuals capable of providing visionary and progressive leadership for the Lake Norman region.

Alumni of the program, more than 410 to date, have assumed key roles in shaping the Lake Norman communities of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville and the greater Lake Norman region.

To learn more about the program or to register as a participant, visit the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce or call 704-892-1922.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:09

Faces & Places for June 28, 2017

OnQ Financial, a retail-focused mortgage company, is expanding its North Carolina footprint with the opening of a Lake Norman branch at 9624 Bailey Road in Cornelius. Scott Hastings and George Richardson will lead the branch. OnQ Financial is licensed in 26 states with more than 500 employees and 66 offices. Funded loans in 2016 were $2.9 billion.

TrueLearn LLC, an education technology company that helps physicians achieve board certification in various fields of medicine, is relocating from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Mooresville at 109 Professional Park Drive at Exit 33 (near Lake Norman Regional Medical Center) on July 1, according to CEO Jason WanderseeJeremy Katz and Charlotte Fink of Lake Norman Realty represented TrueLearn in the lease transaction.

Jaycee Henderson has joined the Savvy Salon and Day Spa’s Apprenticeship Training Program in Cornelius. A recent graduate of the Aveda Institute in Charlotte, Henderson’s favorite services to perform are color, balayage and blowouts. Services performed by Savvy apprentices are offered at a reduced rate and are performed under the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Following weeks of compiling and sifting through dozens upon dozens of thoughtful (and sometimes amusing) nominations from the Lake Norman community, as has been our practice every year, the Citizen’s esteemed panel of judges sequestered themselves recently in a stuffy room for the grueling work ahead, refusing any sustenance and determined to not surface until our 2017 Citizen’s Choice Awards winners were decided, no matter how long it took.

Okay, that’s not entirely the truth. In fact, it’s not the truth at all.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:57

A ‘bizzy’ day at Belk Arena

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- It was a full house at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Business Expo last week, held at Davidson College’s Belk Arena. More than 2,000 participants visited the 170 businesses and nonprofit organizations on display at the expo, including Business Leaders United, a local business leads group headed up by Titus Bartolotta (center, in black shirt). Bartolotta is also the founder of Lotta Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the negative impacts of poverty and sickness on families.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:55

It’s the purr-fect place for felines

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- LakeCross Veterinary in Huntersville has received the endorsement of the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a gold-certified Cat Friendly Practice (CFP), and is the first and only practice in the Lake Norman area to hold that distinction.

The group recognized LakeCross for incorporating cat-friendly features into the physical environment of the practice, including clinics for cats only, feline-sensitive examination rooms and medical equipment designed specifically for cats.

During the certification process, the practice’s veterinarians and staff were able to demonstrate their understanding of the needs of their feline patients, including how to interpret a cat’s facial expressions and body language, as well as practicing a variety of techniques to calm an anxious cat or ensure that exams and procedures don’t escalate an already anxious feline.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:53

Sales hold steady, activity remains strong

The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association has released its May statistics for the residential real estate market, based on data compiled by the Carolina Multiple Listing Service.

The data show a very slight dip in year-over-year home sales for May, down 0.3 percent, with 4,278 properties sold compared to 4,290 properties sold in May 2016. Home sales were up 18.1 percent compared to April 2017.

The average sales price of $274,957 increased 6.6 percent compared to the average sales price in May 2016 ($257,940). The median sales price showed a similar increase, rising 7.9 percent to $226,500 compared to the median sales price in May 2016 ($210,000).

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:40

Layoffs continue at DIY giant’s HQ

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Layoffs at Lowe’s headquarters in Mooresville were announced last week, this time targeting about 125 information technology employees. This is the third round of job layoffs this year.

Following mostly retail outlet employee cuts of full-time staff in January that affected approximately 2,400 people, the do-it-yourself home improvement giant cut loose 500 of its corporate staff the following month.

This latest round of layoffs is reported to be a continuation of Lowe’s efforts to streamline its IT operations.