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YEARS Business Intelligence for the Golden Crescent: Lake Norman • Cabarrus • University City

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A Harrisburg area development will mimic Page 6 Birkdale Village


A venerable supplements maker moves into the Page 8 NCRC


A used 3,000 HP locomotive costs only Page 9 $2.15 million


Social media confronts mainstream leaders B​ Y KATE STEVENS With local election primaries only two months away, online groups promoting political activism and levying criticism on Davidson, Cornelius and Mooresville leaders have never been more popular. But whether these online forums, convenient places to complain, cajole and promote change, can affect the region’s economic development process is still largely unknown, several local political and economic experts said. ​ “I don’t think we can answer that one yet,” said Susan Roberts, associate professor of political science at Davidson College. “It is something to consider. I do know that this brouhaha has influenced decisions to run for spots on the boards.” This “brouhaha” includes outrage over government transparency and the positions of local elected officials—and those running for office—on issues like Interstate 77’s toll roads and construction problems along with the impact of future residential and commercial growth. These issues are regularly discussed on Facebook pages like “Exit 28 Ridiculousness,” “Stop Lake Davidson Rezoning,”

“Save Davidson” and “Paradise Lost.” But the tone of these pages, as with any online forum, can take nasty turns. On several Facebook pages dedicated to protecting the town of Davidson from

out-of-control and high-density growth, one member pleaded for civility and respect.

BY KATIE PICCIRILLO SHERMAN Whether it’s the decline in gas prices or the spike in air fare, local meetings and conferences are becoming the goto venue, according to Meeting Planner International (MPI) and the Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA). Planners expect to organize 28 percent more meetings in 2017 with only 2 per-

cent expecting to plan fewer. The Lake Norman and Cabarrus County areas are not exempt from this current trend. The MPI survey projected that attendance at live and virtual events is expected to grow 1.8 percent and 2.7 percent respectively this year. The PCMA analysis further established that, the attendance of 2017 conventions is running 4.9 percent ahead of 2016.

The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau tracks hotel room demand and rates, which include meeting and convention business. In 2016, room demand grew by 6 percent, according to Donna Carpenter, president and CEO of the Cabarrus CVB. So far this year it’s increased 3 percent,


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Local tax rate just part of the eco-devo sales pitch BY DAVE VIESER ​ ith local tax rates set for the new W fiscal year, will the lowest municipal rate help recruit the most new businesses? Not necessarily, say local economic development officials. “Municipal tax rates are, for sure, one of the factors in determining the cost of operations for businesses” said Russ Rogerson, ​e​xecutive ​d​irector of Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development. “However, each prospective business has specific cost factors related to their operations so raw material, utility costs, transportation costs, proximity to customers, workforce availability and costs, are also important. A low tax rate is not the only answer.” With a tax rate of 25.5 cents/$100 assessed value, Cornelius has the lowest​ municipal rate in Mecklenburg County. Huntersville’s rate is 30.5 cents, while Davidson’s town tax rate is 35 cents. I​ n Iredell County, M ​ ooresville is 58 cents​; in Cabarrus, Kannapolis is 63 and Concord, 48.​ Rates vary, based on services and ​ other factors. Iredell and Cabarrus ​don’t provide the same level of services as Mecklenburg​, but Concord and Mooresville are exceptional performers when it comes to business recruitment.​ ​Davidson has scored big-time with companies like MSC Industrial locating on shovel-ready property adjacent to Exit 30 on I-77. Similarly, Lowe’s corporate headquarters ​is adjacent to I-77, while plenty of distribution cen-

ters have migrated to sites near exits on I-85 in Cabarrus. ​Local t​axes represent b ​ etween a quarter and half of the​property ​tax bill with the remainder set by c​ ounties. That reduces the differences between towns. ​In Cornelius, ​Mayor Pro Tem Woody Washam h ​ as been on an EDC board for the past 25-plus years. “Cornelius has consistently had over 50​percent​of the local Lake Norman EDC total projects for the majority of my term on the town board. However, there are over a dozen factors which companies consider when they evaluate where to locate their business. Things like transportation and access are at the top of the list too​,” he said.​ Other factors which business executives often evaluate include available work force, appearance and desirability of an area, cost of living, local education system and the overall quality of life. ​T​here’s also ​a positive​ ​“​spillover​”​ effect among municipalities​when a company moves into the town next door. ​Office and industrial parks in Huntersville are an economic engine for Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville,​ “​and actually for North Charlotte as well​,​” said Ryan McDaniels, Lake Norman Economic Development ​ e​ xecutive ​d​irector. “The important factor is to be overall cost competitive with the other communities vying for a project​,” Rogerson said.

Charlotte Observer pulling plug on Lake Norman Magazine BY DAVE VIESER It looks like one of the mainstays of Lake Norman publishing has been scuttled. Lake Norman Magazine will cease publication before the end of the year, a​ccording to advertisers. South Park Magazine , which is owned by the Observer, will increase its presence in Lake Norman, advertisers said. The ​slick m ​ onthly​was founded ​as an independent publication i​n 1983, and ​is now owned by the Charlotte Ob-

server. ​Publisher Ann Caulkins could not be reached for comment. Despite the continued growth ​of​the​ Lake Norman market, i​t’s​a challenging time for publications which have not found a specific niche or adapted to digital. Currents Magazine, founded in 2008​ in direct competition to Lake Norman Magazine​, bills itself as “the only magazine created by and for the people who call Lake Norman home.”​Mac Smith purchased Currents late last year.

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4 August 2017

Dirk Vanderleest lands at Concord Airport

Following a nationwide search, Dirk Vanderleest has been selected as Concord’s new aviation director and will begin supervising Concord Regional Airport in early September. The airport is a key economic generator for the city and county. Vanderleest brings extensive experience in aviation, management, and economic development. He retired in 2014 as the CEO of the Jackson (Mississippi) Municipal Airport Authority, responsible for the daily operations and management of both Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field (HKS). Following his retirement, he has worked for an engineering company, focused on business develop-

Dirk Vanderleest has been selected as Concord’s new Aviation Director

ment and strategic planning. Concord Regional Airport has a strong general aviation focus that recently has been enhanced by the availability of scheduled passenger service

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to five destinations. There are more than 40 city employees who provide aircraft fueling, hangaring, tie-down, parking, and customer services. Other aeronautical services such as aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, and flight instruction are offered through private operators leasing space on-site. CRA also has an on-site, staffed fire station operated by the Concord Fire Department and a control tower operated by contracted staff. The annual budget for the airport currently exceeds $9.3 million. Vanderleest will take over from Deputy Director Susan Green who has been interim aviation director since April when Concord’s previous aviation director, Rick Cloutier, went on to become the assistant director of airports for Horry County, SC. The position is also accountable to the City Manager for the management of the business functions of airport, the negotiation and supervision of all airport contracts authorized by the City, fiscal aspects including the development and recommendation of budgets, grant applications, and related financial reporting, the implementation of capital improvement projects, the management of real estate and lease interests, and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations. “It’s a real honor and privilege to have been chosen as the City of Concord’s Aviation Director. I am looking forward to joining the City’s staff leadership team and working with the air-

port’s professional staff,” said Vanderleest. “Though Concord Regional Airport has already grown successfully in the corporate and general aviation markets, I am excited to partner with others to take it to the next level.” Concord has one of the busiest airports in the Carolinas. Many of these operations are related to the motorsports industry as most NASCAR related teams are located in the Charlotte region, several with facilities adjacent to or near the airport. Allegiant Airlines also operates commercial flights out of CRA.

Brown to serve on Housing Finance Agency board


Realtor Leigh Brown has been appointed to the board of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. She is the founder of Leigh Brown & Associates in Concord.

MD looked like a winner at Aesthetic Show Dr. Stephen Giordano took home the award for Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation at The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas on July 8. This was Giordano’s first nomination at the annual medical education conference focusing on the expanding field of aesthetic medicine. The show highlights new procedures, products and technologies. Giordano’s practice, Carolina Age Management Institute, is in Huntersville.


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6 August 2017

Cabarrus County

​ own-center style project straddles T Cabarrus/Mecklenburg county line​ ​BY KATE STEVENS A new 180-acre mixed-use development featuring residential units, retail, office and medical space along with entertainment options in a village center-style layout is coming to Cabarrus County. I​t will take seven to 10 years to build out.​ The Farmington development, by Charlotte-based MPV Properties, will split the Cabarrus and Mecklenburg County line at Rocky River Road and I-485 and is planned to become a gateway corridor to Harrisburg. The project moved forward July 10 when the Harrisburg Town Council approved an amendment to the site plan’s conditional zoning for the 109 acres within the town, said Harrisburg Planning Director Josh Watkins. The Charlotte City Council approved its own zoning amendment for the development’s remaining acreage in Mecklenburg County earlier this summer.

Jim Merrifield, MPV Properties managing partner

According to MPV Properties, the Farmington development includes the phased construction of up to 50 single-family homes, 430 townhouses and 275 apartments.

The project will also have walking and biking trails along the Fuda Creek greenway, a movie theater-anchored entertainment center with restaurants and retail shops, medical offices, a YMCA with sports complex and a hotel, according to MPV Properties. “I think mixed-used development, in the last 15 or 20 years, has become seen as a much better solution to the older style of having very distinct separate uses,” said Jim Merrifield, MPV Properties managing partner. “I think the reasons for that is because of the way that it promotes walking and bicycling. It reduces trips, it reduces traffic congestion and maybe most importantly, creates more of a community opportunity for people to be together.” MVP Properties is responsible for various commercial and mixed-use projects in the area including the construction of Redstone, a 310,000 square-foot retail center in Fort Mill,

S.C., and Riverbend Village, a proposed mixed-use development in northwest Charlotte. Development of the Farmington property has been in the works for at least a decade, in congruence with Harrisburg’s master plan, Merrifield said. Around 2002, MPV Property intended to turn the land, owned by Charlotte’s prominent Blumenthal family, into commercial office space, said Watkins.​ The economic downturn came in 2007 and two years later, Merrifield approached the town council again with a revised plan to turn the land into more of a shopping center with commercial space in Harrisburg and new residential units in Mecklenburg County, Watkins said. That plan was approved in late 2009 or early 2010 by town of Harrisburg and City of Charlotte officials. But Merrifield, responding to changes in market conditions, again approached municipal officials in 2016 with a revised plan featuring a more balanced, village-center model, Watkins said. This latest plan has “incorporated that small town feel Harrisburg is so proud of,” Watkins said. Instead of having the county line divide the residential and commercial aspects of the project as in the previous plan, the current plan is better designed for the area, Watkins said. The previous plan included 654,000 square-feet of commercial space with 130 speciality houses for seniors on the Harrisburg side, Watkins said. The current plan for Harrisburg’s side of the project reduces commercial space to about 350,000 square feet with up to 240 residential units not limited to senior living, Watkins said. The commercial side of the development is next to Rocky River Road and I-485 while the residential side sits further north where Harrisburg already has residential units in place, Watkins said. MPV Properties will be responsible for extending the Farmington Ridge Parkway from Rocky River Road through the site to Tom Query Road and Caldwell Road, Merrifield said. The phased project will be completed in seven to 10 years with the first buildings up in 2019, said Merrifield. “We’re really excited about seeing it move forward,” said Watkins.


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8 August 2017

Nutrition supplements maker moves into NCRC A nutrition supplements maker based in Palmyra,​W​isc., will open a​ “​Center of Excellence​”​at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The center will​occupy​more than 10,000 square feet on the first floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NCRC​this fall​. The center will c​onsolidate ​ Standard Process’ development​efforts​in nutritional therapy, developing solutions for health​-​care professionals and patients while advancing the science of whole food nutrition. ​Supplements are big business, and largely unregulated. ​According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly​ 20 percent of US adults use botanical supplements and other non-vitamin, non-mineral dietary supplements, such as fish oil/omega-3 fatty acids

and probiotics​. Chief among them are​ black cohosh, bitter melon, chasteberry, fenugreek, grape seed extract, hops, maca, milk thistle, resveratrol, licorice and valerian​.​ Standard Process o​perates out of a​ 280,000-square-foot office and manufacturing plant​in​Jefferson County​ , Wisc. Its products range from ashwaganda—the “smell of a horse” in Sanskrit—to wormwood complex, a gastrointestinal cleanse which contains wormwood, black walnut hulls, stemona root and clove bud essential oil. According to a report recently published by Grand View R ​ ​esearch, the global dietary supplements market is expected to reach $278.02 billion by 2024. John Troup, vice president of clinical science, education and innovation, will head the center.

Aquesta announces 2Q results Aquesta Financial Holdings reported unaudited net income during the second quarter of 2017 fell to $482,000 (15 cents per share) compared to second quarter of 2016 net income of $623,000 (20 cents per share). Total assets were $356.6 million at the end of the second quarter vs. $353.1 at year-end. “The primary reason for the decrease during this quarter was that this year we did not recognize any SBA (Small Business Administration loans) gains or security gains unlike the same period last year. With increasing interest rates, we strategically chose to keep the variable rate SBA loans we originated to benefit our long-term net income in a rising rate environment. Even with this strategic decision, second quarter net income was up an annualized 10.0 percent compared to the first quarter of this current year,” said Jim Engel, CEO and president. He said second quarter loan growth was more than 20 percent annualized. Key Highlights Loan growth of $17.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 (annualized 13.8 percent). Core deposit growth of $13.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 (annualized 13.0 percent).

Solid Balance Sheet Growth At June 30, 2017, Aquesta’s total assets were $365.6 million compared to $353.1 million at December 31, 2016. Total loans were $268.1 million at June 30, 2017 compared to $250.8 million at December 31, 2016. Core deposits were $218.7 million at June 30, 2017 compared to $205.3 million at December 31, 2016. Strong Asset Quality Asset quality remains very strong. Nonperforming assets as of June 30, 2017 were at $1.8 million compared to $1.7 million as of December 31, 2016 Aquesta had $291,000 in nonaccrual loans as of June 30, 2017 compared to $122,000 in nonaccrual loans as of December 31, 2016. Other real estate owned was $1.5 million at the end of the second quarter 2017, as well as at the end of the fourth quarter 2016. Aquesta only has two pieces of OREO property. Net Interest Income Net interest income was $5.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $5.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016. This is an increase of $711 thousand or 13.6%. The increase in net interest income continues to be directly associated with the Company’s continued loan growth.

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Railroad ties locomotive to founding of Kannapolis North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper helped christen Locomotive #1984 for use in North Carolina’s daily Piedmont passenger service yesterday at the N.C. Department of Transportation Locomotive and Railcar Maintenance Facility in Raleigh. Its name: “City of Kannapolis.” NCDOT names its locomotives for the cities along the Charlotte to Raleigh passenger rail corridor. Each locomotive’s number corresponds to the incorporation or charter date of the city after which it is named. The #1984 “City of Kannapolis” is painted in the NCDOT Piedmont paint scheme, which incorporates the colors and symbols of North Carolina’s state flag. It began service in July.. “Trains have played a significant role in the economic success of our City. It is a pleasure to have this locomotive named after Kannapolis and to honor the accomplishments that have been achieved by our residents since we became an incorporated City in 1984,” Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant said. The locomotive was originally built in 1990 for Toronto’s GoTransit sys-

NCDOT paid $2.15 million, less than the cost of a Bugatti Chiron, for a 3,000 horsepower locomotive

tem. As part of NCDOT’s Piedmont Improvement Program funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the locomotive was completely rebuilt mechanically, upgraded electrically and received car body repairs. In addition, the 3,000 horse power engine was upgraded to EPA Tier 0+ emission standards.

All rebuild work was completed at the Norfolk Southern Juanita shops in Pennsylvania. The cost of purchasing and rebuilding the locomotive was $2.15 million, vs. the $6 million to $7 million cost of a comparable new passenger locomotive. Through the Piedmont Improvement Program, NCDOT is investing

more than $500 million in rail improvements between Raleigh and Charlotte. The program also paid for construction of a new canopy at the Kannapolis train station to protect passengers from inclement weather while waiting on the platform. The station served over 18,000 passengers in 2016.

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10 August 2017

Growth Strategies

How To: Avoid growing pains when you expand Selling is always exciting—especially when you feel ready to expand to sell more products or services. While it is rewarding to realize you can grow, if the expansion is not done well it may not pay off in higher revenue. Growth should be done with the same care you used to establish your existing successful business; if done as an afterthought or as something left to inexperienced or disinterested employees, your efforts won’t realize the sales you hope for. Make every location you have sell well.

Be consistently honest, believable, and dependable

Well-developed policies when transparently communicated and reliably upheld, help your customer enjoy their decision to buy from you, even in remote offices. When you don’t hold up your end, you lose. Example: A new client was told to arrive 15 minutes early to their appointment, only to find the business door locked; they could hear staff talking inside. When the client knocked louder to let them know they had arrived at the ‘appointed time’, staff only talked softer—not opening the door for 10 more minutes.

Solution: Manage remote staff and policies as well as you do at the home location to replicate the image you want conveyed.

Organize your customer operations with the customer in mind

Be easy for customers to access. When expanding in highly creative ways make it easy to understand. Tough Example: A service provider recently changed their hours, touting it as “expanding our hours.” However, when they went from 5 to 6 days a week they adjusted the hours of their traditional days of operation by: hours of the day, segregated the services they provide by day, using a rotating sixth

day opening, and adding a new onerous rule of twohour blocks in the middle of the day when they won’t even schedule a future appointment, even though they are open during those times for services. This was communicated in thickly worded 10-12 line paragraph. If customers become bewildered they may look elsewhere.

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nonchalantly told to, “...just wait, they will probably be there soon.” At the actual appointment staff was ill-trained on the organization’s protocols and customer service quality, important documentation on the product purchased was photocopied in poor quality on unevenly hand cut paper and without appropriate professional identification.

Solution: Paying a CHERYL KANE skilled graphic artist to create an at-a-glance graphic to quickly identify availability and services may ultimately save your sales. Outcome: Rather than a well-managed, capable service provider, the impression given was sloppy and tranCommunicate sient.. Their competitors likely see meaningful information only this poor quality start-up as protecting Example: Sending useless, non- their own sales. sensical email messages that annoy Solution: Don’t get so big you don’t the customer trains them to not read care. your messages. I don’t like wasting my time reading birthday cards to my Closing thought: pets, or repeated new-client solicitations when I’ve been a long-standing Grow thoughtfully to grow strong loyal client. I only want helpful infor- sals mation. Solution: Match your messages to your customers to sell more. Take time-and spend money on software or experts that can fit your clients’ interests and needs to the messages you send them; it will train them to read your communications and truly keep you at the top-of-mind, not in the “blocked message” file.

Expand carefully, not frivolously. Be a serious competitor

Example: A licensed service provider appears to have expanded their highly successful practice to a new location on a frayed shoestring budget in an intensely competitive area with several long-established competitors. A new client at a mid-morning appointment was greeted by locked doors and a dark office—though the sign said they should have been open a long time that day. When the office number was dialed the call rolled to the main location where they were

Make every location an excellent location, just like the successful business you have. Be diligent in planning, setting it up, and then remember to manage it well, too. Satisfied customers will find you and reward you with growing sales.

Cheryl Kane, MBA, PHR, GPHR, SHRMSCP, is a strategic business consultant, sales trainer, & professional speaker specializing in strategic planning and service quality. If you seek assistance in growing your business, need a business speaker, or have a topic you would like to see in this column, Cheryl welcomes your communication at (704) 595-7188 or through her web site, www.cherylkane.net.

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UNC-Charlotte launches masters program in management July 26. A year from now, the first class of 50 students will kick off UNC Charlotte’s new Master of Science in Management program. Beginning in July 2018, program enrollees will be able to earn their master’s degree after just 10.5 months of full-time study. This fast-track program will deliver business fundamentals that prepare graduates to solve complex issues, evaluate and sell ideas and lead teams across a wide variety of functions and industries. Classes will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City. UNC Charlotte’s M.S. in Management will fill a critical gap for recent college graduates who desire a professional career, yet lack a business foundation. This new opportunity gives a unique alternative to students to add relevant business acumen to their resume before starting a career, versus an MBA that typically requires prior work experience. “For students who majored in areas outside business, this program gives

them an opportunity to achieve a master’s degree in less than a year, immediately following their undergraduate studies. It will improve their job prospects with the addition of sought-after business skills that are demanded in the professional arena,” said Dolly King, associate dean for graduate programs in the Belk College of Business. “In addition, they will receive

personalized career coaching and professional development training to become more desirable in a highly competitive job market.” The program requires a total of 30 credit hours and will be delivered during the daytime, five days per week. Students will be trained in the fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing and management. They will de-

velop an understanding of individual and group dynamics that affect and shape organizations and understand the role and effect that management decisions have on an organization. “Employers see value in hiring graduates from liberal arts, sciences and engineering,” said Steven Ott, dean of the Belk College of Business. “These degrees develop students with skills and perspectives that are valuable and in demand. The M.S. in Management degree will then add comprehensive business skills to the students’ current base of knowledge, while also adding an understanding of the role and structure of business so they are able to immediately contribute to and add value to any organization.” The M.S. in Management degree program is the only one of its kind offered in Charlotte, and the only program at a North Carolina public institution — providing a high-quality degree at an excellent value. In-state tuition for this program is approximately $31,000, less than similar programs at private institutions. Out-of-state tuition is lower than similar programs, too.

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Business Today

14 August 2017

On The Record


REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS These are recent property transactions recorded by the county Register of Deeds in Cabarrus, Iredell and Mecklenburg.

Cabarrus County 06/23/17 $336,000 Bradley & Shannon Laatsch to Robert & Lindsay Leece, 1105 Anduin Falls Dr., Charlotte 28269 06/23/17 $412,000 Weekley Homes, LLC to Eric & Monique Befidi, 11420 Fluuerton Pl., Huntersville 28078 06/23/17 $333,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Melvin & Rosemary Whitlow, 2248 Prairie Rd., Concord 06/23/17 $336,000 HB22, LLC to Sherlock Bruce, 4515 Ideal Dr., Harrisburg 06/23/17 $314,000 Mark & Patricia Arndt to Bradley & Melissa Canipe, 5657 Berry Ridge Dr., Harrisburg

06/23/17 $358,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Stephen & Chesetta Tucker, 2024 Topaz Pl., Davidson 28036 06/23/17 $343,000 Robert & Barbara Nay to Richard & Hope Hudson, 1526 Chadmore Ln., Concord 06/23/17 $352,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Clayton & Courtney Smith, 1978 Smokey Quartz Rd., Davidson 28036 06/23/17 $350,000 Kenneth & Tracy Staley to Charles & Mary Shea, 8574 Mallory Ln., Harrisburg 06/23/17 $339,000 Thomas & Allison Laciano to Ferris & Elizabeth Way, 5909 Moray Ct., Concord 06/26/17 $681,000 Ralph Stoner to Robert & Jennifer Erdin, 5945 Water St., Concord 06/26/17 $295,000 Mattamy Carolina Corp. to Francis & Nidia Hoerner, 10083 Castlebrooke Dr., Concord 06/26/17 $350,000 John, Christine, Harry, Sharon & David Vanpelt and Deborah Fox to Matthew & Mandy Selmer, 7031 Tuckaseegee Rd., Kannapolis 06/26/17 $300,000 Michael & Ann O’Connell to Brian & Sarah Mahiques, 6225 Providence Ct., Concord 06/26/17 $437,000 Weekley Homes, LLC to Madelyn Cousin-Johnson, 11425 Fullerton Pl., Huntersville 28078 06/26/17 $358,000 William & Amy Jenkins to Derrick & Tavia Jackson, 8804 Savannah Rd., Harrisburg


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06/26/17 $360,000 Johnny & Aline Graterol to Pratheesh & Malathi Venkatraman, 9847 Darby Creek Ave., Concord 06/26/17 $418,000 Dean & Crystal Hood to Keith & Nicole Henry, 4376 Abernathy Pl., Harrisburg 06/26/17 $289,000 JPO Peach Orchard, L.P., Ptnrp. to Lewis & Christina Knox, 11426 Rising Star Ct., Charlotte 28215 06/27/17 $270,000 Robert & Julie Lavook to John & Rhonda Zvara, 5000 St. Stephens Church Rd., Gold Hill 06/27/17 $435,000 Meritage Homes of the Carolinas, Inc. to Carl & Stephanie Westine, 8381 Breton Way, Harrisburg 06/27/17 $312,000 George & Brooke Rowell to Spadana Moram & Ramakrishna Seetamraju, 7299 Mill Ruins Ave., Concord 06/27/17 $310,000 Joseph & Michele Depa to Alan & Sarah Walker, 3619 Burnage Hall Rd., Harrisburg 06/27/17 $347,000 Robert & Sarah Bono to David & Amy Dancy, 9822 Aragorn Ln., Charlotte 28269 06/27/17 $268,000 Priscilla Johnson to Michael Plaisted, 2254 Jon Chris Dr., Harrisburg 06/27/17 $306,000 Ajaj Land Investments, LLC to Jessie & Leslie Dancy, 1615 Duchhorn St., Concord 06/27/17 $348,500 Niblock Homes, LLC to Bryan & Lori Kiker, 2408 Ashbourne Pl., Concord 06/27/17 $290,000 Eric & Rachel Zuccaelli to Eric & Rachel Zondervan, 10937 Tailwater St., Davidson 28036 06/28/17 $305,000 Victor Cuti Estate & Victoria Ramazzotto to Mohammad & Nisreen Zaghari, 9561 Golden Desert Ct., Concord 06/28/17 $270,000 Matthew & Tiffany Benton to David & Kimberly Scopel, 1294 Gambel Dr., Concord 06/28/17 $442,000 Nancy McDowell to Richard Hastings & Sandra Cusack, 909 Allison Mews Pl., Concord 06/28/17 $324,000 JPO Peach Orchard, L.P., Ptnrp. to Brian & Susan Musselwhite, 11415 Rising Star Ct., Charlotte 28215 06/28/17 $357,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Arnab & Arupa Som, 10664 Skipping Rock Ln., Concord 06/28/17 $387,500 Jeffrey & Angela Dorton to Matthew & Tiffany Benton, 688 Georgetown Dr., Concord 06/28/17 $300,000 Dogwood Partners I, LLC to Carnousti Investments LLC, east side of Stanley Dr., Kannapolis 06/28/17 $410,000 Sunilkumar Kanukuntla & Swathi Perna to Manan & Diptiben Patel, 8454 Rosemary Way, Harrisburg 06/28/17 $375,000 Dwayne & Keona Griffin to Amit Shejekan & Vani Marayana, 9614 Harvest Pond Ave., Concord 06/28/17 $360,000 Richard & Janet Calloway, Rowen & Pamela Barefoot and Daniel & Kimberly Blackwelder to Christopher Criner & Kristy Westbrook, 1226 S. Union St., Concord 06/28/17 $259,000 Vicki Roth and Matthew & Hope Jordan to Grandin & Litaker LLC and Lantana Hill LLC, 161 S. Union St., Concord

06/28/17 $297,000 Eastwood Construction LLC to Timothy & Jessica Flieger, 4291 Falls Lake Dr., Concord 06/29/17 $415,000 Calatlantic Group, Inc. to Jeffrey & Angela Dorton, 2667 Stonewood View, Kannapolis 06/29/17 $278,000 Paul & Cheryl Dubon to Chad & Amy Grout, 5957 Heartwood Ct., Harrisburg 06/29/17 $450,000 Chad & Amy Grout to Paul & Cheryl Dubon, 9220 Kensingston Forest Dr., Harrisburg 06/29/17 $292,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Thomas & Mary Ulrich, 2212 Prairie Rd., Concord 06/29/17 $296,500 Chad & Emily Thomas to Donald & Kathie Douglas, 3247 Lock Erne Ave., Kannapolis 06/29/17 $448,500 Meritage Homes of the Carolinas, Inc. to William & Rebekah Weisgerber, 4491 Buckskin Dr., Harrisburg 06/29/17 $248,000 Charles & Colette Knox and Antonio & Alison Aiello to Jerry & Tresha Dunlap, 505 Peacehaven Rd., Kannapolis 06/29/17 $297,000 Stephan & Shana Smith to Joseph & Janet Ernst, 3632 Curtland Pl., Concord 06/29/17 $298,000 Gregory & Michele Waterman to Robert & Sandra Chisholm,602 Cloverhill Pl., Concord 06/29/17 $421,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Vivek Yellampallekidambi, 9743 Colts Neck Ln., Concord 06/29/17 $355,000 Charles & Tiffany Constable to Andrew & Annika Schneider, 10033 Travertine Trl., Davidson 28036 06/29/17 $291,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Prem Rajasekar & Milkalshalini Kalaiselvan, 10704 Sky Chase Ave., Concord 06/29/17 $287,000 William & Catherine Lawrens to Steven Hartsell and Angela Pender, 2651 Danbury Dr., Concord 06/29/17 $344,000 Christopher & Joy Snyder to Harriet Pinion, 2517 Bellingham Dr., Concord

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Mecklenburg County 6/27/17 $415,000 Linda & Eddie Finch Jr. to Kyle Steinhauser & Lindsay Johnston, 21427 Harken Dr., Cornelius 6/27/17 $928,000 Sarah McKay to Kevin & Susan King, 17723 Spinnakers Reach Dr., Cornelius 6/27/17 $445,500 Jennie & Cecil Clifton Jr. to Marvin & Pattie Bethune, 225 N. Faulkner Way, Davidson 6/27/17 $385,000 Brett & Angela Blazevich to Sean & Alison Garvey, 16133 Cranleigh Dr., Huntersville 6/27/17 $429,000 Robert & Wendy Matthews to Jeffrey & Jessica Kochiss, 225 Chambers St., Davidson 6/28/17 $256,000 Derek & Laura Purvis to Willard & Donna Baker, 11903 Snapping Turtle Ln., Huntersville

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On The Record 6/28/17 $329,500 Pulte Home Co. to Claudia & Jonnatan Soto, 15214 liberty Ridge Ln., Huntersville 6/28/17 $435,000 Donald & Lynette Farmer to Laura Blablo & Robert LaScala, 12014 Ulsten Ln., Huntersville 6/28/17 $560,000 Robert Kaveny II & Barbara Borvoets to Adam & Leslie Olmstead, 10931 Lakeview Cir., Cornelius 6/28/17 $440,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Kelly & Suzanne Robinson, 8816 Bur Ln., Huntersville 6/28/17 $291,000 Bryan & Tracey Rose to CSHP One LP, 13309 Banner Court Ln., Huntersville 6/28/17 $380,000 Warren & Mandy Vigus to Steven & Ann Brickman, 12439 Kane Alexander Dr., Huntersville 6/28/17 $450,000 Chesmar Homes to Joao & Mariana Barbosa, 18820 Bailey Springs Dr., Davidson 6/28/17 $406,000 South Creek Construction to Peter Veldhuis, 17011 Morgan Evans Ln., Cornelius 6/28/17 $551,000 South Creek Construction to Don & Linda Snyder, 17015 Morgan Evans Ln., Cornelius 6/29/17 $615,000 Amy & Elmer Stamper Jr. to Gordon Johnson, 16242 Sasanoa Dr., Cornelius 6/29/17 $339,000 Pulte Home Co. to Bryan & Heather Rodgers, 12831 Stella Belle Dr., Huntersville 6/29/17 $680,000 Fred & Penelope Finnell to Kenneth & Carrie Lowe, 20720 Rio Oro Dr., Cornelius 6/29/17 $438,000 Patrick & Lisa Hosmann to HP North Carolina I, 17120 Players Ridge Dr., Cornelius 6/29/17 $290,000 Trustees of Davidson to Melody & Douglas Meyer, 125 Morrison Hill Rd., Davidson 6/29/17 $463,000 Bruce & Julie Fulton to James Chandless & Manisha Parekh, 15731 Glen Miro Dr., Huntersville 6/29/17 $446,500 South Creek Construction to Christopher & Barbara Clay, 14114 Boden Ct., Cornelius 6/29/17 $305,000 Paul & Amanda Dueitt to Karen Hater, 19124 Juanita Ln., Cornelius 6/29/17 $265,000 Ryan & Allison McKinney to Dylan Spangenberg & Kelsy Kraus, 16527 Spruell St., Huntersville 6/29/17 $492,500 Epcon Huntersville to Green Parrot Homes, 17601 Spinnakers Reach Dr., Cornelius 6/29/17 $362,000 Erich & Marcie Gram to Bernadette Strianese, 19722 Charles Towne Ln., Cornelius 6/30/17 $322,000 Roderick & Jeanne McLeod to Hardip & Surinderpal Dhingra, 11113 Skytop Dr., Huntersville 6/30/17 $373,500 Theodore & Vicki Fillmore to David & Mary Cameron, 13307 Hazelbrook Ln., Cornelius 6/30/17 $468,000 South Creek Construction to Theodore & Vicki Fillmore, 17031 Morgan Evans Ln., Cornelius 6/30/17 $105,000 Bailey Forest Develop-

ment to South Creek Construction, Lot 21, Bailey’s Forest, Cornelius 6/30/17 $258,000 Southern Point Homes to Chaddrick Blanchard, 12228 Huntersville Concord Rd., Huntersville 6/30/17 $283,000 E2 Properties to Kristen Wallace & Michael Perri, 1302 Torrence Cir. Unit 3, Davidson 6/30/17 $338,000 Pulte Home Co. to Nelson Anez-Varela & Diana Lugo-Contreas, 15136 Liberty Ridge Ln., Huntersville 6/30/17 $1,420,000 Theodore & Ann Suggs to Stuart Ross, 16520 Belle Isle Dr., Cornelius 6/30/17 $555,000 Peter & Bettann Murphy to Roger & Donna Robertson, 18582 Carnegie Overlook Blvd., Davidson 6/30/17 $1,499,000 Jimmy Lummus to Michael & Lisa Arena, 22354 Country Club Ln., Cornelius 6/30/17 $403,000 Rafael Martinez-Corredor & Alba Garavito to Kyle & Kimberly Carpenter, 15705 Agincourt Dr., Huntersville 6/30/17 $329,000 Pulte Home Co. to Casey Ricks, 12032 Windy Rock Way, Huntersville 6/30/17 $374,000 Seth & Ashley Lytton to Garrett & Shannon Wilcox, 15429 Barnsbury Dr., Huntersville 6/30/17 $320,500 Lee & Andrea Guidetti to Andrew & Karen Hollingsworth, 15021 Hugh McAuley Rd., Huntersville 6/30/17 $710,000 Kendrick & Aubri Knight to Jason Doak & Larissa Neifield, 21227 Island Forest Dr., Cornelius 6/30/17 $328,000 Lisa & Aman Armin to Kenneth Hurley & Mary Becker, 16505 Spruell St., Huntersville 6/30/17 $478,000 Kenneth & Emily Jones to Michael Wilhite, 20328 Turnbull Way, Cornelius 6/30/17 $483,500 Patrick & Tiffany Zeszutek to Bret & Shelley Cianfoni, 16122 Chiltern Ln., Huntersville 6/30/17 $420,000 Alicia Ruch to Ruch Properties, 21002 Lakeview Cir., Cornelius 6/30/17 $305,000 Matthew & Colleen Varnum to Jong Pyon & Yoon Song, 8110 Cottsbrooke Dr., Huntersville 6/30/17 $350,000 April Buttner to Baron & Carolyn Russell, 18120 Coulter Pkwy., Cornelius 6/30/17 $321,500 Epcon Huntersville to Patty Lou George, 7913 Parknoll Dr., Huntersville 7/3/17 $533,000 Epcon Huntersville to Herman & Angela Opperman, 8205 Parknoll Dr., Huntersville 7/3/17 $400,000 Donald & Vickie Payne to Ruben Garcia Jr., 7429 Mariner Cove Dr ., Cornelius 7/3/17 $880,000 David & Angela Edmondson to Muge & Levent Aygen, 13612 Robert Walker Dr., Davidson 7/3/17 $262,000 Ruth Mitchell to Thu Ahn Le, 19330 Yachtman Dr., Cornelius 7/3/17 $350,000 Mary Hart to Meghan & Jonathan Stamper, 20208 Riverchase Dr., Cornelius Continued on page 16

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7/3/17 $355,000 Timothy & Elisa Considine to Joseph DeRosa, 16422 Spruell St., Huntersville 7/3/17 $280,000 Charles & Mary Jackson to Deborah Bueno, 18909 Ruffner Dr., Cornelius 7/5/17 $525,000 Epcon Nantz Road LLC to Garrett & Jeanne Kroll, 15020 Courtside Cove Ln., Cornelius 7/5/17 $300,000 Elizabeth Kitts to Roderick & Jeanne McLeod, 11134 Skytop Dr., Huntersville 7/5/17 $270,000 Justin & Kathryn Englar to Stefan & Halina Ignaczak, 16145 Spruell St., Huntersville 7/6/17 $299,000 James & Brooke Harris to Matthew & Brittany Teefey, 8907 Deerland Ct., Huntersville 7/6/17 $710,000 Robert & Kim Ahearn to Thomas & Kelly Steen, 13801 Penick Pl., Davidson 7/6/17 $760,000 Bayview Building Group to Robert & Kim Ahern, 908 Naples Dr., Davidson 7/6/17 $262,000 Caroline Fache to Seth & Katie Beamer, 18020 Bluff Inlet Rd., Cornelius 7/6/17 $305,000 William & Courtney Elam to James & Allison Spillane, 15628 Troubadour Ln., Huntersville 7/6/17 $222,000 Brett & Barbara Olson to AMH NC Properties, 18702 Victoria Bay Dr., Cornelius 7/6/17 $310,000 Thomas Hurst to Steven Bulger & Caterina Facchinetti, 15807 Cordelia Oaks Ln., Huntersville 7/6/17 $258,000 Deborah Loughner to Ross & Melissa Atherton, 1329 Jacemans Way, Cornelius 7/6/17 $394,500 Jim & Arden Cooke to Matthew & Kristin Miller, 1522 Lovers Lawn Trace, Cornelius 7/7/17 $340,000 Kurt Pugh to Cecilia Myers, 19600 Galleon View Dr., Cornelius 7/7/17 $288,000 Jason & Alisa Weigandt to CSHP One LP, 15907 Oxford Genn Dr., Huntersville 7/7/17 $239,000 Epic Homes to Charlies Property Holdings, 22026 Satilla Dr., Cornelius 7/7/17 $321,000 Rence Poteat to Alison Smith, 17029 Carlton Way Rd., Huntersville 7/7/17 $256,500 Tamara Hager to Aldo & Lorissa Figallo, 8315 Townley Rd., Huntersville 7/7/17 $279,000 Southern Point Homes to Jonathan Dymond & Shuo Yang, 12224 Huntersville Concord Rd., Huntersville 7/7/17 $254,000 Nadjim Hammouda & Aicha Oudjet to AMH NC Properties, 7305 Stillbrook Bend Ct., Huntersville 7/10/17 $385,000 American International Relocation Solutions LLC to Randy & Amanda Herrin, 8813 Branchside Ln., Huntersville 7/10/17 $387,500 Sharon & Keith Floyd Sr. to American International Relocation Solutions, 8813 Branchside Ln., Huntersville 7/10/17 $302,500 Robert Georger to CSHP One, 8728 Oakham St., Huntersville 7/21/17 $170,000 Miguel & Elizabeth Diaz to Anthony Botti, 10394 Shelley Renee Dr., Cornelius

7/21/17 $275,000 Richard & Jennifer Govern to Alon & Olivia Mantel, 17315 Hampton Trace Rd., Huntersville 7/21/17 $1,485,000 Thomas & Mary Nolan to Michael Wholley & Joann Turrentine, 22519 John Gamble Rd., Cornelius 7/21/17 $380,000 Douglas & Kathleen Bauer to James Read & Allison Krisza, 9615 Cockerham Ln., Huntersville 7/21/17 $375,000 Rebecca & Michael Drzal to Jeffery & Elizabeth Browning, 127 View Lake St., Davidson

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Mooresville 6/26/17 $410,000 Essex Home Southeast to Tamela & Travis Majors, 141 Shinnville Ridge Ln. 28115 6/26/17 $255,000 Joshua & Jennifer Bender to Blandine Carton, 317 Elysian Dr. 28117 6/26/17 $255,000 Tamela & Travis Majors to Joseph Heffner, 362 Brook Glen Dr. 28115 6/26/17 $1,201,000 C&H Investment Holdings to Robert & Jennifer Connor, 143 Mayfair Rd. 28117 6/26/17 $271,000 Christopher & Adrienne Dalton to Michael Nelson, 134 N. Wendover Trace Ave. 28117 6/26/17 $300,000 BMCH North Carolina to Kay Marie Clune, 128 Boxtail Way 28115 6/26/17 $337,500 Richard & Jacqueline Casper to Paul & Cinthia Wilson, 169 Montrose Dr. 28115 6/26/17 $368,000 Matthew & Elise Jenkins to James & Heather Anderson, 149 Eagles Landing Dr. 28117 6/27/17 $639,500 Meritage Homes of the Carolinas to Dean Rossi, 323 San Agustin Dr. 28117 6/27/17 $377,000 Robert & Susan Joosten to Chad & Karon Hyatt, 140 Broadbill Dr. 28117 6/27/17 $257,500 Johnie & Diane Cane to Hunting Creek Farms, 118 Timber Rd. 28115 6/27/17 $460,000 Billy & Kellie Hopper to Timothy & Destiny Andrews, 177 Laurel Glen Dr. 28115 6/27/17 $367,000 D.R. Horton to Brad & Juanita Baker, 197 Blueview Rd. 28117 6/27/17 $428,000 Forrest & Pamela Frazier to Richard & Debbie Dunlop, 124 Marietta Rd. 28117 6/27/17 $769,000 JBR Custom Homes to James & Yvonne Kelly, 141 Castle Dr. 28117 6/28/17 $275,000 David & Terry Davis to Lounce & Keturah Rucker, 209 Pleasant Grove Ln. 28115 6/28/17 $415,000 Timothy & Diana Stout to Brian & Julia Carr, 227 Beaten Path Rd. 28117 6/28/17 $259,000 Byran & Kacie Blaszczyk to CSHP One, 112 Waterlynn Club Dr. 28117

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Foreclosure actions have been started on the following properties. Items show the date foreclosure documents became public, owners, property address, lien holder, lien amount. After required notices are published, the property is sent to auction. The property then can be sold, not sold (examples: bankruptcy files or action dismissed without prejudice) or the sale postponed.

Cabarrus County 06/21/17 Todd Childers, 402 Ford St., Kannapolis, State Employees Credit Union, $44,800 06/28/17 Robert Burrell & Noel Kuznicki, 6762 Fox Ridge Cr., Davidson 28036, Federal National Mortgage, $255,200 06/28/17 James & Jean Gibson, 135 Northchase Dr., Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $416,250 06/28/17 Robert & Amber Satterfield, 6407 Old Wagon Wheel Ln., Concord, $49,900 06/29/17 Mark & Tonya Safrit, 497 Splicewood Dr., Concord, PennyMac Loan Services, $104,342 06/30/17 Samuel & Erica Stephens, 11618 Macallano Dr., Charlotte 28215, CitiMortgage, Inc., $275,793 07/05/17 Alisa McLendon, 405 Old Centergrove Rd., Kannapolis, SunTrust Mortgage, $45,500 07/10/17 Phillip & Heather Drye, 6805 Blake Brook Dr., Concord, Bank of New York Mellon, $154,378 07/10/17 Eric & Carlotta Jones, 14900 Northgreen Dr., Huntersville 28078, Wells Fargo Bank, $95,000 07/10/17 Karen Love, 887 Anchor Way, Kannapolis, Bank of New York Mellon, $123,424 07/12/17 Eric & Jody Weidemann, 11425 Mount Olive Rd., Gold Hill, Ditech Financial, $59,920 07/12/17 Ronald & Beverly Cox, 40 Todd Dr., Concord, Regions Bank,$53,000 07/18/17 Mark O’Dell, 3315 Brickwood Cr., Midland, Wells Fargo Bank, $149,940 07/18/17 James & Tiffany Sloan, 7049 Merrymount Ct., Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $164,531 07/19/17 Kenneth Pender Estate, 4200 Pebblebrook Cr., Concord, Ditech Financial, $76,000 07/19/17 Jonathan Mance, 3059 Clover Rd., Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $154,500 07/24/17 Jorge Adames, 402 Denver St., Kannapolis, Deutsche Bank National Trust, $48,960

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Mecklenburg County 7/11/17 William & Jill Bogage, 16620 Cobbleview Ln., Huntersville, First-Citizen Bank & Trust Co. $417,000 7/21/17 Peter Brown Jr., 17418 Tuscany Ln., Cornelius, TPM Properties Limited Partnership $136,482 7/21/17 Barrett & Beverly Hill, 6602 Latta Springs Cir., Huntersville, USAA Federal Savings Bank $296,235

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5/30/17 Diane & Michelangelo Fortuna, 6/28/17 Jon S. Allen, 234 Canvasback Rd. 28117, Charlotte Metro Credit Union $396,000 6/28/17 Roselea Millis, 951 Mazeppa Rd. 28115, Green Tree Servicing LLC $87,700 7/3/17 Patricia & Michael Pickard, 224 Laurel Glen Dr. 28115, People’s Choice Home Loans $225,600 7/6/17 Corey A. Bentley, 274 Kistler Farm Rd. 28115, American Security Mortgage Corporation $164,866 7/13/17 Jonathan & Sheariahzard Linker, 195 Brookfield Cir. 28115, Mortgage Investors Corporation $162,600 7/21/17 Lorie D. Harrell, 636 East Iredell Ave. 28115, Davidson Mortgage $84,000Harbor Rd. 28117, Wells Fargo Bank $151,096

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NEW CORPORATIONS These businesses have registered with the N.C. Secretary of State.

Cabarrus County 6/26/17 Restore Everything Homes and Business Construction LLC, Timothy G. Hennessey Jr., 1082 Burning Embers Ln., Concord 6/26/17 YdB Global LLC, Anjali Nath, 773 Franklin Tree Dr. NW, Concord 6/27/17 Advantage Hearing Center PLLC, Edward Hill, 8410 Pit Stop Ct., #129, Concord 6/27/17 B.G.W. Virtual Services LLC, Kellique Jackson, 4210 Kellybrook Dr., Concord 6/27/17 Christy Stone Group LLC, Laura Stone, 1411 Prestbury Rd. NW, Concord 6/27/17 Top Cut Landscaping Services LLC, Tanner Varley, 4485 Triumph Dr., Concord 6/27/17 TPPY Investment LLC, Tun Oo, 318 Marlow Dr., Concord 6/27/17 Venture Complex LLC, Martin R. Williams, 8230 Poplar Tent Rd., Ste. 101, Concord 6/27/17 VIP Hauling Inc., Dimitri Marquis Hunter, 403 Riverwalk Dr. NW, Concord 6/28/17 Swift Empire Athletics LLC, Jaspen Gray, 15204 Delaney Dr., Concord

6/30/17 North Carolina Digestive Health Network LLC, Laura Henry, 1070 Vinehaven Dr., Concord 6/30/17 Our Daily Bread RT LLC, Rafael Cartagena, 2684 Woodcrest Dr. SW, Concord 7/1/17 Kluttz Masonry Inc., Benjamin C. Karb, 300 McGill Ave. NW, Ste. 100, Concord 7/3/17 Krazy Flip LLC, Jessie Keziah, 2657 Gold Ball Cir., Concord 7/3/17 Nance Bookkeeping & Accounting Services LLC, Rebecca B. Nance, 504 Brown Lee Dr. SW, Concord 7/5/17 3D Solar USA LLC, Karen Soares, 145 Cabarrus Ave. W, Concord 7/5/17 Hunter’s Lawn & Landscaping LLC, Hunter Weikle, 156 Wilson St. NE, Concord 7/5/17 Ladyz of Armour, Kristen Thomas, 778 Candlestick Ct. SW, Concord 7/6/17 Charlotte Mar Thoma Congregation, Johnson P. Athial, 509 Geary St., Concord 7/6/17 Gladiators Reno LLC, Stephanie L. Cooper Esq., 5620 Concord Pkwy., Ste. 203, Concord 7/6/17 Maid for More LLC, Christine Adams, 13016 Eastfield Rd., Ste. 200-252, Huntersville 7/6/17 Mindful Matter LLC, Caroline Burton, 95 Brumley Ave. NE, Concord 7/6/17 Parkhurst Performance Inc., Harley Daniel Parkhurst, 2501 Eva Dr. NW, Concord 7/6/17 Smart Graphics LLC, Tapan R. Javiya, 760 Cloister Ct. NW, Apt. #24, Concord 7/7/17 Aqua Adventures LLC, Dawn-Marie Victoria Anderson, 7122 Rock Bass Ct., Concord 7/7/17 Charlotte Business Advisors LLC, Antonius J. Hendrix, 11076 River Oaks Dr. NW, Concord 7/7/17 Derick Hemphill LLC, Arthur C. Blue III, 2235 Stone Pile Dr. SW, Concord 7/7/17 Harris & Abrams Investments LLC, Barbara A. Abrams, 455 Branblewood Ct. SE, Concord 7/7/17 RRT Habitat Holding LLC, Zachary M. Moretz, 300 McGill Ave. NW, Ste. 100, Concord 7/7/17 S H & J Properties LLC, Christy H. Jiang, 168 Poplar Woods Dr., Concord 7/7/17 The Valcarol Missions LLC, Tara Velardi, 7322 Mill Ruins Ave. SW, Concord 7/7/17 Youth of DRC Africa Inc., Nadine Musikumu Ayinuana, 299 Cabarrus Ave. East, Concord 7/10/17 Earnest Peach Transportation LLC, Nichlos Bowman, 7367 Mill Ruins Ave. SW, Concord 7/10/17 Miranda’s Tile LLC, Erick E. MirandaMartir, 1325 Bostwood Ln., Concord 7/10/17 Versifier LLC, Stephanie L. Cooper, 5620 Concord Pkwy., Ste. 203, Concord 7/11/17 Above Level Inc., Ibrahiim Muhammad, 178 Rosehaven Ct. SE, Concord 7/11/17 ADB Company LLC, Audrey D. Bennett, 2311 Fairport Dr. SE, Concord

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: I have bought property in other states, and my closing was not conducted by a real estate attorney. Why does North Carolina require that an attorney conduct a real estate closing?


: Many aspects of real estate law are State specific. North Carolina has a somewhat unique system that involves a real estate attorney searching and opining on the state of the property’s title to an independent title insurance company or agency. The title insurance company then issues the title insurance commitment or policy, while the real estate attorney conducts the closing, handling of funds, and recording of the documents. A few advantages of the North Carolina JACKSON approved attorney system are:

1. Cost – Involvement of an attorney in the process keeps the overall cost of the transaction down 2. Legal Representation – Attorneys are able to provide legal advice during the closing process 3. Oversight of Attorneys - Attorneys are closely regulated by the State Bar and General Statutes, and most carry malpractice insurance. 4. Oversight of Attorney Trust Accounts - Attorneys’ trust accounts are regulated by both the State Bar and the North Carolina Good Funds Settlement Act These are just a sample of the many benefits to closing your real estate transaction with an approved real estate attorney.

Contact Patrick M. Jackson President, Master Title Agency 8640 University Executive Park Dr., Charlotte

704-348-2866 www.mastertitleagency.com

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Mecklenburg County 6/26/17 Just One More Story LLC, Rebecca S. Henderson, 18909 Mountainview Dr., Cornelius 6/26/17 Mph Brand Solutions LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 16316 Kelly Park Cir., Huntersville 6/26/17 RRCap-SFR III LLC, River Rock Capital Partners LLC, 8015 W. Kenton Cir., Ste. 100, Huntersville 6/26/17 Socialteigh LLC, Trina Goodman, 9911 Rose Common Dr., Ste. E771, Huntersville 6/27/17 Apostle ‘Que LLC, Joshua O’Briend Jones, 13409 Meadowmere Rd., Huntersville 6/27/17 Bayo’s Salon LLC, United States Corporation Agents, 21345 Catawba Ave., Cornelius 6/27/17 Davidson Vineyard & Winery LLC, Jesse C. Jones, 19432 Kistler Farm Rd., Davidson 6/27/17 Doggett-Johnson Enterprise LLC, Stacey L. Doggett, 12411 Es Draper Dr., Huntersville 6/27/17 First Float LLC, Estelle M. Carr, 12010 Journeys End Trl., Huntersville 6/27/17 Lake Vista RE LLC, Erika M. Erlnebach, 10224 Hickorywood Hill Ave., Ste. 101B, Huntersville 6/27/17 Meat for Dessert LLC, Jacob Teske, 14108 Cedar Pond Cir., Huntersville 6/27/17 Morse Home Builders Inc., Terry W. Morse, 6905 Dunton St., Huntersville 6/27/17 R.E. Intel Inc., Josh Phillips, 10230 Drake Hill Dr., Huntersville 6/27/17 Restaurants & Entertainment LLC, Richard Lazes, 19401 Old Jetton Rd., Ste. 101, Cornelius 6/27/17 Tony A. LLC, Lee Kirk Ballard, 20115L Henderson Rd., Cornelius 6/27/17 West Ashley SC Fitness LLC, Alan Huggins, 21323 Baltic Dr., Cornelius 6/28/17 Autobuy NC LLC, Syd Howell, 9233 Magnolia Estates Dr., Cornelius 6/28/17 Eagle Corp USA LLC, Eric Picone, 6512 Torrence Trace Dr., Huntersville 6/28/17 NOA Nails Spa at Arboretum LLC, Cuong Q. Nguyen, 7642 Horseshoe Creek Dr., Huntersville

6/28/17 O2 Solar Holdings LLC, Adam Will Foodman, 20035 Jetton Rd., Unit D, Cornelius 6/29/17 EMG Industrial Sales and Services LLC, Eric Gundlach, 7513 Chaddsley Dr., Huntersville 6/30/17 Belton Street Owners Association Inc., Bryan Kuester, 705 Griffith St., Ste. 204, Davidson 6/30/17 Coffeemixers LLC, David Butcher, 19842 Coachmans Trace, Cornelius 6/30/17 Elisabeth Rose LLC, Elisabeth Connolly, 202 South Main St., Ste. C, Davidson 6/30/17 Harrisburg Holdings LLC, JWJW Investments LLC, 568 Jetton St. Ste. 200, Davidson 7/20/17 Pipeline Commercial Realty Group LLC, Paul G. Harnett, 18807 Halyard Pointe Ln., Cornelius 7/20/17 Sun-Raised Foods LLC, Adam Foodman, 19720 Jetton Rd., Ste. 200, Cornelius 7/21/17 Chase Electric LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 13444 Glenwyck Ln., Huntersville 7/21/17 DLB Wealth Management LLC, David L. Bublick, 8936 N. Pointe Executive Dr., Ste. 190, Huntersville 7/21/17 Emily Duke LLC, Jesse C. Jones, 209 Delburg St., Ste. 203, Davidson 7/21/17 Farmers Sales LLC, United States Corporation Agents, 13810 Hill St., Huntersville 7/21/17 Jayme Hennel LLC, Jayme Hennel, 14325 Promenade Dr., Huntersville 7/21/17 Lucky Dog Steele Creek Inc., Kelly E. Waugh, 9007 Satinwood Ln., Huntersville

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Mooresville 6/26/17 Shaded LLC, Heather McDonough, 113 Spears Creek Dr. 28117 6/26/17 Seedcrate, Justin Alexander, 332 Catalina Dr. 28117 6/27/17 Top Trail Enterprises LLC, James Dent, 890 Shinn Farm Rd. 28115

6/28/17 Divine Designs LLC, Bhuvana Rajendran, 383 Churchwood Rd. 28117 6/28/17 KEK Corporation, Richard J. Lutzel, 542 Williamson Rd. 28117 6/28/17 RMC Universal LLC, Keith Ryland, 403 Barber Loop 28117 6/28/17 Southern Cardiology PLLC, Santhosh Devarapally, 168 Autry Ave. 28117 6/28/17 Striversity LLC, Verrol L. Adams, 235 Cove Creek Loop 28117 6/28/17 T&H Properties LLC, Erwin Tonch, 1240 River Hwy. 28117 6/29/17 Salrow Properties LLC, Mark Chichester, 110 Crosslake Park Dr. 28117 6/29/17 The Well Appointed Group LLC, Eduardo Haynes, 111 Hoskins House Ct. 28117 6/30/17 Boat Rescue LLC, Paul Sheehan, 813 White Oaks Rd. 28115 6/30/17 InVen LLC, Nicholas D. Erwin, 128 Royalton Rd. 28115 6/30/17 N2 Holdings LLC, Tommy Ngo, 142 Emerald Dr. 28117 6/30/17 Ozen Compressed Air Technology & Equipment LLC, Larry Max Cooke Jr., 194 Collingswood Rd. 28117 7/1/17 Cliff Drysdale Management Inc., Steve Valentine, 205 Overhill Dr. 28117 7/3/17 Empowered Wellness of Lake Norman PLLC, Joshua Russ, 181 Wellshire St. 28115 7/3/17 New Dimensions Home Design LLC, Debby Keriman, 629 Teeter Rd. 28115 7/6/17 Deutsche Holdings LLC, Jochen Wittgraefe, 128 Fast Ln., Ste. 202 28117 7/7/17 Empire Painting 2 LLC, Mark C. Reiman, 211 Collingswood Rd. 28117 7/7/17 Sims Dietitian Service LLC, Angela M. Sims, 302 Doolie Rd. 28117 7/10/17 110 Knob Hill Rd LLC, Todd Jason Farlow, 114 Morlake Dr., Ste. 203 28117 7/10/17 149 River Park Road LLC, Todd Jason Farlow, 114 Morlake Dr., Ste. 203 28117 7/10/17 475 Jake Alexander Blvd LLC, Todd Jason Farlow, 114 Morlake Dr., Ste. 203 28117 7/10/17 Erla Massage LLC, Vanessa E. Derilus, 112 Killarney Dr., Apt. 104 28117 7/10/17 Sistare’s Property LLC, Peter Sistare, 115 Bonner Ln. 28117

7/10/17 Teeth Whitening Distribution USA LLC, Ashley Thornton, 142 Lugnut Ln., Ste. 104 28115 7/11/17 Agcap Financing Inc., Jefferey W. Austin, 121 Kenway Loop 28117 7/11/17 Alleluia Shiny Windows LLC, Nicholas Corbin, 325 Brawley Ave. 28115 7/11/17 JKD Services LLC, James Devries, 2020 Perth Rd. 28117 7/13/17 American Pharma LLC, W. Carey Parker, 18498 Casual Cay Ln., Cornelius 7/13/17 AS Holdings NC Inc., Ellen Coulter, 119 Backstretch Ln. 28117 7/13/17 ISolarShare Bellingham LLC, Jeff Austin, 121 Kenway Loop 28117 7/13/17 Southern Truckin’ Auto Sales LLC, Randall W. Faircloth, 2757 Charlotte Hwy. 28115 7/13/17 Southern Truckin Holdings LLC, Randall W. Faircloth, 2757 Charlotte Hwy. 28115 7/13/17 Sunrise Nail & Spa LLC, Rin Rmah, 168 Norman Station Blvd., Ste. N 28117 7/14/17 STDC1 LLC, Kevin C. Donaldson, 149 Welton Way 28117 7/18/17 A&E Bonilla’s LLC, Jose A. Moreno B, 129 Canvasback Rd. 28117 7/18/17 Events by Bella LLC, Amanda L. Richardson, 157 Water Oak Dr. 28117 7/18/17 Lakeside Signature Decks LLC, Vincent Civile, 122 Sheridan Ct. 28115 7/18/17 M.A. Surety LLC, Martha Ann Marley Long, 158 Huntington Ln. 28117 7/18/17 ND Enterprises LLC, Nicholas Dimodugon, 140 Klutz Rd. 28115 7/18/17 Samantha Humphreys Studio LLC, Samantha Humphreys, 130 Oakpark Dr. 28115 7/18/17 Whitener Professional Services LLC, Mara Whitener, 228 Flanders Dr. 28117 7/18/17 Wolfpack Advantage LLC, Mark L. Needham, 256 Ponderosa Cir. 28117 7/19/17 150 Holdings LLC, Sloane Whitehead, 144 W. Plaza Dr. 28117 7/19/17 Ambika Group LLC, Kevin C. Donaldson, 149 Welton Way 28117

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“There should be no personal attacks of anyone for any reason,” wrote group member Sandy Carnegie in late July. Online civility has certainly decreased over the short time the Internet has been around, local experts said. “Social media campaigns in these groups lends itself to more nastiness and name calling because it’s easy to do that when you hide behind a computer screen,” said Andy Yates, senior partner of Red Dome Group, speaking of online forums in general. The Internet gives people a license for “reaction not reflection,” prompting some behavior people may never have thought of doing in person, said Roberts. The ease of writing an online post adds to the popularity of the medium, Roberts said. “It takes far less time to write a post then it does to attend a meeting or write a letter,” Roberts said. The public should have a voice throughout the civic planning and decision-making process, said Kathleen Rose, president of Rose & Associates Southeast, Inc., an economic development consulting group in Davidson. “Paramount to this is open and respectful dialogue on both sides, however, with civility now at an all-time low, it is often difficult to reach any sort of consensus,” Rose said in an email. “While the benefits of social media in the public realm have been positive on many fronts, it can also be non-productive and, in some cases, destructive.” For example, property developers may choose to avoid an area if community members have a reputation of being contentious, said Rose.

Social media may also not do any good if online forum members are only communicating with like-minded people and reinforcing similar ideas as in an “echo-chamber effect,” Roberts said. And just because an online Facebook group may have hundreds of members, it doesn’t mean that number will affect the polls on Election Day. “You can’t rely on social media for votes, per se,” said Bill Russell, president and CEO of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. “Just because you develop a web site and a Facebook page with 10,000 people, that’s not necessarily 10,000 people who are going to vote for you.” While local online groups may have hundreds of members, Yates said he has noticed the same few dozen people who like and comment on the majority of the posts. “I don’t think these groups can win elections by themselves,” Yates said. But newcomers—some with no ties to the business community—are certainly trying to defeat local politicians this fall. Eleven people, including four incumbents, have filed to run for positions on the five-seat Cornelius Board of Commissioners. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis decided not to seek re-election after two two-year terms as mayor and more than a decade in local government in various leadership positions. Travis faced backlash last summer when he was accused of supporting the toll-lane project on Interstate 77 with state lawmakers in Raleigh. In Davidson, 13 people, including three incumbents, will vie for the town’s five-seat board of commission-

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ers. Davidson Mayor John M. Woods faces challengers Laurie A. Venzon and Rusty Knox, Jr. In Huntersville, 12 people, including five incumbents, will run for the sixseat town Board of Commissioners. In Mooresville, Miles Atkins faces three challengers: James F. “Toodles” Ritchie; Thomas A. Tohn; and C.J. Zethof, according to town spokesman Joseph Shook. Ten people have filed for the three seats on the Mooresville Board of Commissioners up for grabs, including two incumbents, These candidates fac e critical constituents who want to know more about their plans for future growth and the demand on local infrastructure. [Local races] “are actually some of the meaner, more personal races because there’s not the sharp differences in the issues,” Yates said. And these races are standing out. “You’re absolutely seeing more single-issue folks,” Yates said. “It can be a winning strategy in a crowded race but you have to really differentiate yourself from the issues.”

That could be tough in Cornelius where all the candidates are anti-toll road, he said. “Picking one issue is much more valuable when there is sharper contrast​.​” The better test of the single-issue model may play out better in Davidson where several people filed to run for the Board of Commissioners because they are angry how current commissioners voted on the Beaty Street project, Yates said. The “Save Davidson” Facebook page generated energy and rallied people into political action, said Roberts. While the “Stop Lake Davidson Rezoning” online group declared victory over the Mooresville Board of Commissioner’s decision not to rezone a 137-acre development off Bridges Farm Road and turn it into a mixeduse development, Yates said he is unsure if there was any more anger about the Beaty Street project in Davidson which town commissioners recently voted to move forward with in July. Opponents to the Beaty Street project will certainly have more to say on the issue. Especially as politics heat back up this fall.

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while room rates are up only 1 percent an option of 5,000 additional seats, an this year, having grown by 4 percent 11 acre lawn and 150,000 square feet last year. of event space; The Charlotte MoIn addition to conferences and meet- tor Speedway, which has a variety of ings, Cabarrus caters to leisure travel- meeting space options including The ers, corporate individual business and Speedway Club, Champion’s Pavillong-stay guests. ion, and The Media Center; and Great Corporations, associations, family Wolf Lodge with 302 suites and 20,000 reunions and weddings square feet of as well as sports, tour meeting space and religious groups positioned make up the majoralongside the ity of Cabarrus meeting largest indoor and convention busiwaterpark in the ness. In fact, the CabarCarolinas. rus CVB is hosting the Lake Norman Travel Media Showcase goes after a difin August. ferent market, Some standout locabut it’s growing tions in Cabarrus Counnonetheless. ty include: The Concord With its scenic Convention Center at views, outdoor Embassy Suites, with activities and features including luxurious meet42,000 square feet of ing locations, DONNA CARPENTER space and a 28,800 Lake Norman is square foot ballroom; an obvious place The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, for upcoming conferences, according with amenities including 2,500 on-site to Visit Lake Norman (VLN) Executive parking spots, 2,300 fixed seats and Director Sally Ashworth.

Historic Rural Hill

Great Wolf waterpark

There has been an increase in small- ommend contacting their respective to mid-size meetings, largely due to the organizations if you’re planning a local advent of some local hotel properties meeting. that have meeting space, “but also due “Our team can help identify the to some very appealing off-site meet- best space for your meeting, facilitate ing space options,” Ashworth says. room block needs, and once meeting She singled out the and event planning May Davidson Hall professionals have at Historic Rural Hill selected our area, as well as the Elevathe Cabarrus Countion Church and Life ty CVB’s DestinaFellowship Church. tion Services Team The Peninsula Yacht ensures that they Club recently hosted obtain the support Google and 250 emthey need to exployees. ecute a successful Due to the noticeevent by directly able increase in the servicing them and mid-sized meeting connecting them market, VLN joined with the approprithe Association of ate local hospitality Executives of NC industry partners,” which is comprised Carpenter says. SALLY ASHWORTH of associations of Ashworth is meeting planners. ready to help, along VLN has participated in the AENC with the VLN team. “We are a complitrade show for two years. mentary resource that will partner in VLN also partners with Visit Char- the success of your meeting. Whethlotte and other regional destination er it is prospecting meeting venues, markets, to host larger events. By the securing discount hotel rates/room way, VLN is hosting the NC League of blocks to assisting in providing local Municipalities. catering/transportation contacts, we Both Carpenter and Ashworth rec- are a meeting service concierge.”

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August 2017

Hot Properties

16520 Belle Isle Drive in Cornelius has sold for $1.420 million

° ° ° A lakefront house at 16520 Belle Isle Drive has sold for $1.42 million after being listed by Emily Duke of Ivester Jackson at $1.499 million. The main level has an area of 2,010 square feet while the upper level comprises 2,290 square feet. The five-bedroom, fivebath house has a tax value of $1.14 million, according to Mecklenburg County tax records. Built in 2014, the property has a spectacular view of Lake Norman which can be enjoyed from its own sandy beach and spacious covered porch. The buyers were represented by Sandy Reynolds of Re/Max Executive.

In Cornelius

A lakefront house at 16520 Belle Isle Drive has sold for $1.42 million after being listed by Emily Duke of Ivester Jackson at $1.499 million. The main level has an area of 2,010 square feet while the upper level comprises 2,290 square feet. The five-bedroom, fivebath house has a tax value of $1.14 million0, according to Mecklenburg County tax records. Built in 2014, the property has a spectacular view of Lake Norman which can be enjoyed from its own sandy beach and spacious covered porch. The buyers were represented by Sandy Reynolds of Re/Max Executive. ° ° ° A house at 19039 Mountainview Drive has sold for $1.345 million after being listed at $1.4 million by DeAnn Scheppele of Divine Living Real Estate. The main level has an area of 2,950 square feet while the upper level has an area of 2,730

22519 John Gamble Road in Cornelius has sold for $1.285 million

square feet. The five-bedroom, fourbath house has a tax value of $1.25 million, according to Mecklenburg County tax records. Built in 2007, the house has a boat lift and deeded slip to enjoy the water, as well as a patio and pier. The buyers were represented by Carol Krug of Allen Tate Davidson. It was on the market a little over two months.

8224 Landing Court in Denver has sold for $1.195 million

In Denver

A house at 4024 Staysail Pointe Drive has sold for $815,000 after being listed by Sherylin Dlugolenski of Southern Homes of the Carolinas at $839,000. The main level has an area of 2,202 square feet while the upper level contains 1,580 feet. The five-bedroom, four-bath house has a has a tax value of $703,036, according to Mecklenburg County tax records. Built in 2016, the house has an in-ground pool and a pier, as well as a garage with room for three cars. The buyers were represented by Marta McGuire of Re/Max Executive. ° ° ° A lakefront house at 8224 Landing Court has sold for $1.195 million after being listed by Shelley Johnson of EXP Realty at $1.275 million. The 3,900 square foot home has four bedrooms and four baths in a waterfront neighborhood off Unity Church. The tax value is $816,178, according to tax records. Built in 2010, the dwelling features a gourmet kitchen with a six-burner stive and a double oven to compliment a beautiful waterfront view. The buyers were represented by Lisa Smith, also of EXP Realty.


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Editor’s Notebook

Top Women in Business nominations open BY DAVE YOCHUM​ We launched Business Today’s Top Women leadership awards 13 years ago to honor ​the dynamic women in business, community service, education and politics all over Cabarrus County and Lake Norman. Prior winners include Abigail Jennings, president of ​Corneliusbased ​Lake Norman Realty​; ​Robin Salzman, co-owner of Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep; ​Arlene Berkman, founder of Cornelius-based Foundation for Respect Ability; Cabarrus County Commissioner Diane Honeycutt; Pat Horton, market president at Uwharrie Bank; andv Cyndie Mynatt, president of Ben Mynatt Dealerships. We have an amazing list of prior winners. To maintain high standards, former winners are judges. Our goal is to recognize career achievement, community service and impact. Nominations close ​Sept. 1. Nominate online at www.businesstodaync.com.There are no advertising quid pro quos. The Champagne Reception and a mini business expo designed for women will be 6-9 pm Thursday Oct. 19 at River Run Country Club. To RSVP, please call 704-895-1335.

You are what you eat

Now that I’m over 40 (wink, wink) I’ve focused my attention on a healthier lifestyle, which means plenty of exercise, restrictions on meat and carbs and steady doses of things like B-12, B Complex, Vitamin C, a men’s multi-vitamin and fish oil. It’s one sip of coffee, one pill at a time when Charlie Rose comes on.

But does it do anything? The American Heart Association says supplements can be beneficial, but the key to vitamin and mineral success is eating a balanced diet. Generally speaking, you’re going to benefit most from a good diet. Dr. Michael Miltich, a surgeon at Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, tells me even when test subjects know they are getting a placebo instead of a real drug—the bottles are labeled placebo—half of them improve no matter what. Plenty of supplements are hawked at gyms (mine does it) where they are profit centers. “If someone goes to a gym or chiropractor to achieve better health, and while there they are convinced that this ‘natural’ pill will make them feel better, 50 percent of the time it will. And probably the more you pay for it, the greater the placebo effect,” Miltich says. I think this applies to wine, Saturday Night Live and coffee. T​he funny thing is, some people avoid taking medicines e​ ven though they have undergone rigorous​testing by the Food and Drug Administration​. I am guilty of that myself; I was told once that Americans spend more money on supplements than on their primary care visits. “​People ​willingly spend cash and will put into their mouth​or ​body a substance that is essentially untested as long as it’s labeled ​‘​Natural​‘​or ​‘​ Supplement​,’” Miltich says.​ ​I​ngredients ​in supplements ​can be changed at any time without changes to the label. ​Miltich tells this story: ​ “About 10-15 y​ears​ago, one of these

manufactures ran out of his normal supply and switched to something that was more cardiac active. I know this as a memo was sent out by the Health Dep​artment as there had been a couple of ER visits because of side effects even though the patients were thinking they were taking the same dose they had always taken before​.” ​If you are what you eat, I’m green and fishy.

Big Day at the Lake XIII

I owe a big debt of gratitude to the Lake Norman business community, private individuals, elected officials, volunteers and committee members and a great non-profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters. On one of the hottest days this summer, over 170 at-risk children from BBBS had a full day of fun Lake Norman. Littles, Bigs, Boat Hosts and volunteers came together for a joyous, fun-filled day. It’s something we don’t do enough of in Charlotte, which ranks dead last among the Top 50 U.S. metros in terms of economic mobility. It means if you’re a poor kid, you’re likely going to stay poor in Charlotte. All kids deserve a shot, which is what Big Day at the Lake and Big Brothers Big Sisters are all about. Thank you to all our friends, supporters and volunteers!

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