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Boat safety: New rental regulations take aim at marine mayhem

May 30. By Dave Vieser. Water enthusiasts seeking to rent a boat on Lake Norman take note: The Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) has new Boat Rental Regulations. For the first time, firms or individuals who offer rental boats are required to adhere to a list of regulations or they will be subject to a […]

Atrium Health attendees at the 2022 Women’s Conference take part in a team building exercise |  John McHugh / Ocaid Photography

Lake Norman Women’s Conference ‘Connects the Dots’

April 25. There are still a handful of tickets for the Lake Norman Chamber’s signature event for female business owners and managers Thursday at The Peninsula Club. The theme for the 2023 event is “Connecting the Dots” and features an outstanding lineup of regional talent. This year marks the 10th year of the event which […]


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 […]

Melinda Humphreys with Mayor Woody Washam (she is holding the ceremonial scissors) and friends at a chamber ribbon-cutting

Shelf awareness

By Dave Yochum. Entrepreneurs aren’t always bookish types, but Melinda Humphreys is. The owner of Walls of Books in the Shops on the Green, taught high school English in Virginia for seven years but before that she was a bookseller with Barnes & Noble. The Antiquity resident, who hit the books at Ohio University, is […]


Alphabet soup of agencies would review new I-77 plan

  Feb. 15. By Dave Yochum. ANALYSIS. The second meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group got under way yesterday with former Chamber Chair Mike Russell announcing that there were emergency exits on either side of a packed meeting room. “Just don’t take 77,” Chamber CEO Bill Russell interjected. It was a touch of dark humor […]


Next meetings of toll group will be open to media, public

Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. UPDATED. The sun will shine at the Feb. 14 and Feb. 22 meetings of the I-77 Advisory Group at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. “The next meeting will be livestreamed,” said DOT spokeswoman Carly Olexik. “There will be some space for members of the public and media to attend as […]

Will the next meeting be open to the public?

Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. While there’s still no word on where or when the next meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group will be held, local leaders are saying it needs to be open to the public. The advisory committee, which represents what may well be the last chance to fix the toll lane project, met […]

Financial advisors office opens on Catawba Avenue

Jan. 26. Sean Travis opened an Edward Jones, Financial Advisors office at 21328 Catawba Avenue in Cornelius with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on January 24, 2018. Accompanied by Kim Pech, branch office administrator, Sean was supported by friends, family, customers and chamber members with a rousing welcome to a site that will soon […]


Hundreds march on bridge for toll protest

April 28. By Dave Yochum. More than 200 people descended on the Exit 28 bridge on a hot Friday afternoon to protest the $650 million, 50-year contract with Cintra. There was consistent support from passersby who gave a thumbs up and blew their horns on the third anniversary of the first toll protest, the first […]

Aquesta entering Greenville SC market

April 5. Aquesta Bank is expanding into South Carolina. The Cornelius-based financial company has hired a market president for Greenville, SC where it will open an office with commercial and retail lenders. Russ Williams has been hired as the new SVP Greenville Market President. He has spent almost 32 years in banking and has a record in community […]