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Rendering of new Birkdale

Huntersville leaders expected to vote on Birkdale Village tonight

March 20. By TL Bernthal. The vote tonight on plans for office space and a parking deck at Birkdale Village will surely be split, but the final outcome is not apparent. Mayor Melinda Bales may need to cast a tie-breaking vote. On Friday afternoon she announced plans to seek a second term. The vocal public […]

Gordon Engle discusses the raid on his home

Business owner who pled guilty to felonies says raid on lakefront estate was excessive

Nov. 15. By Dave Yochum. A nationally prominent player in the world of debt collection—where money owed can be sold like a commodity for pennies on the dollar—said he may not have had a business license in North Carolina, but a law enforcement raid on his lakefront mansion on Green Dolphin was excessive and out […]

2 stores open in Birkdale Village

July 19. Cosmo Gypsy and Beck on Broad have joined the retail stores at Birkdale Village in Huntersville. Cosmo Gypsy has a curated selection of Bohemian-inspired offerings.  Beck on Broad offers luxury apparel, shoes, artisan jewelry and more Click here to see what is open.  

Cornelius brewer offers internship focusing on diversity

April 19. Lost Worlds Brewing has been selected to host an immersive training experience for people of color interested in pursuing careers within the craft brewing industry. Applicants must be 21 or older and available May 23 through July 30.  Apply here  and email the application to  Dave@lostworldsbeer.com Lost Worlds Brewing is located at 19700-D […]


Business incubator coming to Liverpool

Sept. 14. Aging retail can have new life in Cornelius. A local tech-preneur plans to open a business incubator in the old RJ Gators space on Liverpool. The 6,000 square foot space, which was also the home of Harvey’s Cornelius, began life as an early local micro-brewery, the Lake Norman Brewing Co. New owner/tenant Scott […]

LKN Chamber enrolls 20 high school juniors in leadership program

Sept. 7. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has accepted 20 local high school juniors in its 2021-2022 Junior Leadership Lake Norman program. Students will learn more about their community during this intensive seven-month long program. The students were selected on the basis of their previous and potential leadership ability and community involvement. This year’s […]


LKN Chamber observes Small Business Week online May 26-27

May 24. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Small Business Week with a live, two-night virtual event on May 26 and 27. “Total Business Wellness Feel Good, Work Good and Achieve International Success,” which is free to attend, includes sessions with a variety of professional coaches and a keynote speech from Steve Gilliland, […]


Why Lake Norman should support a transportation sale tax

GUEST OPINION. Last week Lake Norman Chamber CEO Bill Russell explained why the chamber is opposed to the proposed sales tax increase for transit in Mecklenburg County. Olee Joel Olsen, a business owner and member of the chamber, disagrees. Here’s why. Feb. 8. By Olee Joel Olsen. As the Lake Norman region grows, our traffic […]

Chase branch on West Catawba

Chase opens Cornelius branch today

Nov. 23. By Dave Vieser. Chase Bank’s Cornelius branch opens its doors today with full service in-person banking as well as drive through and ATM services at the two-story 3,000 square foot facility. The bank will be open Monday-Friday from 9-5 and Saturdays from 9-1. Chase officials said they are excited about the new branch. […]

June 22: Business briefs

New hires The newly opened Good Bye Body Fat Lean Life Enthusiasts Spa at exit 25  in Huntersville  has hired Marley Daniels as the healthcare / spa manager and Jeanne Blalock as the spa coordinator.   Stagioni temporary closing  Chef Bruce Moffett temporarily close dhis Italian restaurant Stagioni after one member of the staff tested positive for COVID-19. […]