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Last call for breakfast with the Chief

Davidson Police Chief Penny Dunn will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker Sept. 19 at The Peninsula Club. Only about one in 100 chiefs of police in America is female. Newsmakers Breakfasts are open-forum Q&As with people who make the news. Anyone can ask a question. Dunn started her law enforcement career in 1986 and has […]


Opioid Crisis: Critical community discussion Aug. 16

The nation’s Opioid Crisis will be front and center at an important Newsmakers Breakfast Aug. 16 at The Peninsula Club. Speakers include the Cornelius chief of police, the medical director of the Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center emergency department and the mother of a victim of the opioid epidemic. It is a national problem with business implications […]


Where will the firefighters, police and teachers live?

By Erica Batten. A sense of home is foundational to quality of life, according to Chris Ahearn, the new director of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. She was a panelist at the March Cornelius Today Newsmaker’s Breakfast at The Peninsula Club. The topic: affordable housing. Ahearn, a longtime volunteer at Cornelius-based Habitat, said that when […]


Sexual harassment in the workplace — When is a hug a good thing? When is it bad?

By Kate Stevens. A hug between two co-workers can be interpreted quite differently if the work environment is rife with crude jokes and sexual innuendos or if it is an open one with respectful communication and behavior. If the office culture is hostile, that hug could be interpreted as sexual harassment, according to human resource and […]


Affordable housing: What’s the impact of rising property values

Affordable housing—better known as workforce housing in the world of economic development—will be the topic of the Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast March 21 at The Peninsula Club. Workforce housing is a term used by planners and economic developers to describe suitable living accommodations for people like first responders, single parents, teachers and service workers whose […]