Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:21

Pedaling a party

Rob Bennett, owner of My Aloha Paddle and Surf in Cornelius, is also now the proud owner of Charlotte Cycleboats. Bennett recently launched his first cycleboat — a pedal-powered party barge that will hold more than a dozen people — on Lake Norman and was joined by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce to celebrate and cut the ribbon on his new venture. Groups can rent the cycleboat for everything from party cruises to company gatherings or team-building events. Cruises or individual seats can be booked online at charlottecycleboats.com, or call 704-360-3030 to get the full details on available cruises, mixers and packages.

The numbers are in for July’s residential real estate market, showing continued upticks in both sales and home prices for the Charlotte region.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:18

Vendor apps open for local fall festival

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The annual Fall Into Huntersville Festival hosted by the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce is set for Saturday, Sept. 23, and applications are now available for businesses, vendors and candidates for political office who would like to participate.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:16

Chamber offers peek at upcoming golf tourney

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and Business Leaders United will host their first-ever combined golf tournament in October at Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:15

Mission accomplished for HOHT network

Pointing to an improving local economy and job market, the folks at H.O.H.T. (Helping Others Help Themselves) have decided to wrap up more than seven years of operations of their Lake Norman-area job bank, monthly job seeker workshops and networking events.

Founding member Joe Carbon says the group will, however, maintain its website at lknjobsearch.com, adding, “Since economies are cyclical, H.O.H.T. may be called upon again in the future by the Lake Norman community to ‘Help Others Help Themselves.’ Maintaining our website ability will be important should a restart ever become necessary.”

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:14

Non-profits 101 at Mitchell CC

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Are you thinking about starting a non-profit or are you working with an organization that is just getting off the ground?

A free workshop next week offered by Mitchell Community College will provide participants with a comprehensive checklist of things that must be done in the organization’s first three years to lay a foundation for success. Attendees will learn about resources to ensure that their organization is in compliance with state and federal laws as well as a greater understanding about the key components of development that impact sustainability.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:10

Serve up a sponsorship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The 3rd Annual Compass Draw Invitational Tennis Tournament will be held Oct. 6-8 at Charlotte Racquet Club North on Browne Road just outside of Huntersville, and Compass Draw Tennis President Tom Polk says the tournament is seeking community partners interested in marketing their businesses to the Lake Norman area tennis niche.
Polk says he anticipates about 120 players will compete in this year’s event.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:45

Davidson taking steps to preserve tradition

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Downtown Davidson isn’t like most small town downtowns and its economic development group intends to keep it that way. The sense of tradition and charm is what brings people to the area, and they’re very careful about approving business ventures that seek to keep the town’s unique atmosphere intact, without the spoils of too many modern chains or cookie-cutter storefronts.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:44

‘SCORE’ know-how with biz basics class

Is starting a business right for you? The volunteer business mentors at Charlotte SCORE can help you find out next week.

Budding entrepreneurs are invited to the next installment of SCORE’s “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” on Thursday, Aug. 17. To be held at the University City Regional Library in Charlotte, the free two-hour seminar begins at 5:30 p.m., at 301 E. WT Harris Blvd. A second offering of the seminar will be held the following week on Thursday, Aug. 24, this time at the Small Business Administration offices at 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, in Charlotte. It will begin at 12:45 p.m., and run until 3.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:43

Women’s networking conference in M’ville

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Showcase your business at the upcoming 2017 Professional Women’s Network Conference on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
The keynote speaker will be award-winning radio broadcaster Sheri Lynch of the nationally syndicated morning show, Bob & Sheri, heard locally on FM 107.9 The Link. Panel discussion topics include “How Do I Stand Out,” an entrepreneur workshop, and “Taking it to the Next Level” moderated by business leaders.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:41

MSC closes deal on DECO purchase

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- MSC Industrial Supply, co-headquartered in Davidson and Melville, N.Y., has acquired DECO Tool Supply Co., an industrial supply distributor based in Davenport, Iowa. The transaction was completed on July 31.