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Jeff Tarte will run for NC Auditor in 2024

Nov. 29. Former NC Sen. Jeff Tarte, a Cornelius resident, plans to run in the GOP primary for State Auditor in March. Tarte is a former mayor of Cornelius and the incoming chair of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Background As a state senator he authored legislation that required the six largest departments in […]

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A handful of booths available at LKN Chamber Expo Oct. 10

Oct. 4. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Business Expo back to the Huntersville Recreation Center on Verhoeff Drive Oct. 10. Lake Norman’s largest business trade show—it’s the chamber’s signature event—will feature more than 100 vendor booths. It was cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021. In years past, more than […]


Juan Loco among 4 businesses recognized by chamber during Small Business Week

    May 10. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized four small businesses at the conclusion of Small Business Week on Friday. They were: Ansel Brown of Juan Loco in Cornelius; Jason Dibble, of Boomerang Water in Davidson; Steve Genenbacher of Christian Brothers Automotive in Huntersville; and Steve and Lisa Bograd of Shred South […]

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Reval under way: How your taxes are determined

Feb. 11. By Dave Vieser. It may not seem possible, but a county-wide property revaluation is already under way. The last reval was completed in 2018. County officials say that a property revaluation every four years is fairer to taxpayers than longer periods since it tends to eliminate dramatic increases in values. That’s precisely what […]

Dunn deal: Free car washes for Cornelius Elementary staff

Oct. 27. Businessman David Dunn was looking for a way to celebrate the grand re-opening of LKN Car Wash on Catawba Avenue, but he wanted to do something for the community at the same time. He has donated nearly 70 free car washes to faculty and staff at Cornelius Elementary School. “This was a significant […]

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A little night music can go a long way

Oct. 5. By Dave Vieser. For close to three years, Boatyard LKN—formerly Boatyard Eats—has been walking a tightrope of sorts between providing live entertainment and dealing with noise complaints from residents. From public comments at the Town Board meeting last night, they haven’t yet found the magic balance. “Once again we had several noise complaints […]

Fast-growing app design studio Tapity moves to Cornelius

By Dave Yochum. Jeremy Olson faced a choice in 2012 while he was still a student at UNC-Charlotte: He could continue with his studies and graduate or devote himself full time to the app design studio he had started three years earlier. Olson, the lead designer at Tapity, which he incorporated in 2011, said it was […]

Huntersville getting 61 new jobs in new plant on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road

July 9. Nutec Group will build a new, 62,500 square foot advanced manufacturing facility on Mount Holly Huntersville Road in Huntersville. The industrial insulation company will create 61 new jobs. Nutec, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, has plants in Brazil, Mexico and Spain. The Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Regional Partnership, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, EnergyUnited […]