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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 […]

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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. […]

Cabarrus eases up on tax deadlines, penalties

April 26. Cabarrus County has a unique approach to helping business cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The County Commission waived deadlines and penalties for occupancy taxes as well as ad valorem listings. Occupancy taxes are due and payable on the 20th day of each month. The board waived the penalty associated with missing the deadlines […]

SBA grants Cooper’s request for disaster aid

The Small Business Administration granted Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for small businesses that are suffering economic losses due to the new Coronavirus, COVID-19. Many small businesses are desperate straits right now as the virus brings business to a near halt. At the Governor’s request, the SBA granted a disaster declaration to […]


Chasing Cornelius bucks

March 12. By Dave Yochum. Chase Bank has begun demolition work at the old Rite Aid building at Jetton and West Catawba where it will build a 3,000 square foot branch with a two-lane drive through. It’s part of Chase’s entry into North Carolina, starting with a branch in Chapel Hill. Chase plans to add […]

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Colorado lawsuit names local investment advisors

By Dave Yochum. A lawsuit filed in Denver, Colo., by the receiver overseeing the assets of an alleged Ponzi artist has also named a Cornelius financial advisor and his company as defendants. The Colorado lawsuit, filed in Denver District Court, for the first time names Marlin Hershey and Performance Holdings as defendants and alleged co-conspirators. […]