Posted on 26 March 2015.
Posted in Business, Huntersville, Top stories
Posted on 11 March 2015.
A screenshot of the Quality of Life Dashboard. Click to view.
Mecklenburg County’s Quality of Life Dashboard provides a way to compare area neighborhoods at a glance, based on economics, health, education, housing, and other criteria. At the Lake Norman Chamber’s next Focus Friday issues session, speakers Rebecca Hefner of Charlotte Neighborhood Business Services and Bill McCoy, of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, will discuss how the Quality of Life Dashboard can be used to help attract and recruit business. The program is Friday, March 20, at 8:30am at the chamber office in Cornelius.
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Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Events
Posted on 06 March 2015.
From left, Mary Barone, and Ada Fitzgerald, new owners of Main Street Books; former owners Betty Reinke and Barbara Freund; and new assistant manager Catherine Hamilton-Genson.
By DAVID BORAKS
Main Street Books changed hands on Friday, when its longtime owners sold the store to Adah Fitzgerald of Mooresville and her family. Fitzgerald and new assistant manager Catherine Hamilton-Genson say they want to continue the shop’s “commitment to quality book selections and fostering a vibrant community of readers.”
The sale price wasn’t disclosed. [Former owners Barbara Freund and Betty Reinke had an original asking price of $200,000.] It includes the business and inventory, but not the building at 126 S. Main St., which Reinke and her husband own.
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Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Small business spotlight
Posted on 04 March 2015.
Posted in Business, Calendar
Posted on 24 February 2015.
Frank Jordan has been in the limousine business for 29 years (Jonathan Cox/DavidsonNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
In 1986, Davidson town staff told Frank Jordan the town didn’t need a taxi service. He tried anyway, and 29 years later he is still operating Lake Norman Airport Transportation, a taxi and shuttle service that drives passengers to and from the airport.
Today no one would dispute that the Lake Norman area needs shuttle services. And the options are now many – from limos to sedans to 15-passenger vans. While some offer amenities such as bottled water and suited chauffeurs, there also are no-frills options for travelers in need of a ride.
The number of shuttle services has expanded as new businesses have opened in the Lake Norman area and more people move to the region. Demand keeps these shuttles busy ferrying travelers along I-77 to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, which has become the sixth-busiest airport in the country. Read the full story
Posted in Aviation, Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Transportation