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April 2016 Published monthly Business Intelligence for the Golden Crescent: Lake Norman • Cabarrus • University City
What Silvia says
Wells Fargo economist John Silvia is our Newsmakers Breakfast speaker April 13 Page 3
In an election year, it may be hard to find common ground with fellow Americans. But if you start your day with a cup o’ joe, you’re among the 100 million Americans who do, too. The coffee industr y around Lake Norman and Cabarrus is claiming quite a share of that market. Whether it’s a small hometown coffee shop or a national provider, coffee is a hot prospect. During the past several years, a number of successful independent coffee providers have opened their doors, while the region is also home to one of the largest coffee manufacturers in the entire nation. S&D Coffee & Tea in Concord, which opened in 1927, See COFFEE Page 16
Real estate deals and manufacturing are on Pages 6-7 the up and up
Baby Boomers have a complex relationship with renovating and home improvement Page 8
Entrepreneural approach puts golf on the upswing By Dave Yochum Sharp golf course operators and country club owners are keeping their eye on the ball by paying attention to non-golf activities, sprucing up their banquet facilities and catering to a younger de-
Up Your Sales
Columnist Cheryl Kane has seven tips to sell like a pro Page 12
Summit Coffee, which opened in 1998, does a brisk business out of a 100-year-old building in Davidson
15401 Jetton Road
mographic. Ryan Brickley, PGA director of golf at Rocky River Golf Club at Concord, said
See GOLF Page 10
Win by breaking the mold By Erica Batten Imagine eating dinner at your favorite Chinese restaurant, opening the fortune cookie in hopes of a kernel of wisdom, and instead reading this: “About time I got out of that cookie!”
“Don’t wait for the fortune cookie,” for guidance, said executive coach Amy Clement at the annual Lake Norman Women’s Conference held The Peninsula Club.. See WOMEN Page 11
RECORDS Transactions Cabarrus 18 Mecklenburg 18 Mooresville 18 Foreclosures Cabarrus 20
Mecklenburg 20 Mooresville 20 Corporations Cabarrus 20 Mecklenburg 22 Mooresville 22
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By Erica Batten In March, the North Carolina Secretary of State and the UNC School of Government released a new edition of the Notary Public Manual. It’s the first update to the guide in 10 years. In the arcane world of notary, it does not get any bigger than this. North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall said state law requires every single notary to have this new edition. “This new book will have all the prior supplements and will give them a great amount of new material aimed at helping each of them to be a great notary public in this complicated 21st century,” Marshall said. Unlike other parts of the legal process—from autopsies to trials—notaries are not the stuff of TV dramas. Indeed, notaries are officers of the court and, as such, verify and witness signatures of documents such as car titles, powers of attorney and affidavits. They’re high-integrity people. Take Anil Sanade, a licensed notary at The UPS Store in Cornelius. “This is a legal process. A lot of people don’t understand that,” said Sanade, who worked as a notary in California, where, he said, the laws governing notaries were stricter. “It’s a do-it-wrong-and-they-can-sueyou kind of state,” Sanade said. Still, even in Hollywood, notaries haven’t caught the attention of HBO or AMC. Pat Horton, regional president for retail banking at Uwharrie Bank, says notary services are “very important.” For one thing, notaries help non-customers
start banking with Uwharrie. “And as always our bank uses caution and proper documentation to provide this important service,” says Horton, a veteran banker. Notaries serve as our first line of defense against those who would commit document fraud or attempt forgery. Notarization is important because it ensures that documents are authentic and that signatures are genuine. Furthermore, the process verifies that signatures were provided without intimidation and that the signers intended the document to be fully effective. “The rest of us certainly owe the people willing to do this work a real debt of gratitude,” Secretary Marshall said. According to the National Notary Association, notaries have served an important function in society for centuries. Notaries accompanied early explorers like Christopher Columbus, when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain wanted detailed records of any treasure he discovered. In more recent history, baseball great Pete Rose was required to swear and sign before a notary that he’d eaten Wheaties since childhood before he was allowed to appear on the cereal box. The need for notary services is significant enough that the UPS Store in Cornelius has a notary available almost all the time, Sanade said. Because customers are often there for copies or other print services, the notary funccontinued on page 3
Top economist at April 13 Newsmakers Breakfast John Silvia, the chief economist at Wells Fargo, will be the featured guest speaker at the Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast April 13 at The Peninsula Club. The well-known economist is frequently quoted by news organizations, not just around the country, but around the world. He has held his position since he joined Wachovia, a Wells Fargo predecessor, in 2002 as the company’s chief economist. Prior to his current position, Silvia worked on Capitol Hill as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Before that, he
was chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments. Newsmakers Breakfasts are an open-forum discussion with SILVIA people in the news; questions are asked by the audience. The presenting sponsor is Financial Independence Group, based in Cornelius. The Breakfast Sponsors are Dixie Dean, with Allen Tate in Cornelius, and The McIntosh Law Firm in Davidson. The Coffee Sponsors are Davidson Wealth Managment, James Funeral Home and Master Title Agency.
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tion just makes sense. Notarization costs $5 per document. Notarization not only prevents fraudulent breakfast-cereal endorsements. It also deters forgery that would ultimately dissolve the network of trust in civil society. The notary public prevents fraud and protects personal rights and property. Take Operation Wax House. In the world of notary, that one is a doozy. The investigation by the FBI in Charlotte brought down mortgage fraudsters ranging from real estate agents and “bank insiders” to promoters and—you guessed it—notaries. Out of roughly 90 people involved in the scam, two were notaries. According to the FBI, witnesses testified that an unscrupulous real estate agent arranged for builders of luxury real estate to pretend to sell said real
estate at an inflated price–called the “gross price”–in order to get an inflated mortgage loan from a bank. In reality, the builders accepted the true, lower price—the “strike price”—while the difference between the two was paid as kickbacks. Such kickbacks were funneled through sham companies and disguised to look like payments for work actually done on the real estate. It’s one reason why the notary manual was strengthened. In order for a notary public to notarize a document, the person whose signature is being notarized must sign the document in front of them. The person can’t sign the document ahead of time and then bring it to the notary, Secretary Marshall says. The new manual, Marshall says, will “assist notaries in making the right call when dealing with difficult situations.”
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CPCC receives NSF grant to combat counterfeiting Central Piedmont Community College has landed a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new certificate program focused on anti-counterfeit printing and packaging technology. CPCC will use the NSF Advanced Technological Education grant to support a number of project activities, including course development and ad-
aptation leading to a new technician certificate program offered at the twoyear college, as well as a continuing education course for incumbent workers, faculty professional development, and cultivation of business and industry partnerships. The project will be led by Zachery Blackburn, instructor and chair of CPCC’s Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program.
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New mortgage leader Dean Stein has joined Fairway Independent Mortgage in Cornelius leading the Reverse Mortgage Division.
Attanucci returns to NewDominion Bank 20-year retail banking executive Jay Attanucci is returning to NewDominion Bank as director of retail banking. Attanucci served as the bank’s retail banking executive from 2011 to 2014. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the retail, premier banking, and client service center teams. This includes enhancing the client experience, managing the future branching strategy, and exploring alternative ways to deliver products and services. “Jay’s return to NewDominion Bank is timely and yet another indi- ATTANUCCI cation of our continued progress and focus on the future,” said NewDominion Bank CEO Blaine Jackson. “Retail banking is a major growth area for us and Jay is the best person to lead this effort as we continue to pursue our goal of doubling the size of the bank in the next five years.”
New director of business development Chris Younger has joined the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corp. as director of business development. According to an MSIEDC press release, he will have “a strong focus” on existing industry.
Slow food movement comes fast thanks to super-hot ovens
he new Novanta 90 Pizzeria Napoletana is in the fast lane of the slow food movement. Novanta means “ninety” in Italian, which is how many seconds it takes to bake a pizza— at 900 degrees—in the restaurant’s wood-fired ovens. “The speed is not really the important part,” said Vincent Caminiti who, along with his wife, Lucia, opened Novanta at LangTree in November. It is their third restaurant in the Lake Norman area. The Caminitis, including Vincent’s brother Keith and his wife, also own Brooklyn Boys Pizzeria in Mooresville and Brooklyn South in Cornelius, which opened in 1998. They have around 75 employees. The three locations all utilize family recipes and fresh ingredients. But the upscale-casual Novanta best represents the slow food movement’s emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and traditional preparation. “Our methodology goes back to the
thentic Neapolitan pizza to this area. Vincent Caminiti calls them “the Ferrari of pizza ovens.” Weighing 6,000 lbs. each, they required days of curing before taking on the pizzas, breads and calzones on the restaurant’s menu. The restaurant’s name is tiled in a mosaid over the ovens which pop up on the restaurant’s Facebook page, sometimes in fun ways. Posts range from tantalizing photos of hot-from-the-oven dishes, videos of mozzarella being made, and tongue-incheek snaps of employees recreating famous works of art, such as the “Creation of Adam” from the Sistine Chapel. In their Facebook version, one of the outstretched hands is wielding a slice of pizza. The Caminitis invested between $1 million to $2 million at LangTree, a mixed-use development at Exit 31 on I-77. The 5,000-square foot space seats 75 guests in the main dining area, 45 in a private dining room, and 40 in the pizza bar. “You can sit at our pizza bar and literally have a conversation with the pizzaiolo making your pizza, almost like a relationship with a bartender,” Caminiti said. “So it’s a direct connection to the people making your food.”
simple things in Italian cooking of hand making fresh mozzarella, making ricotta cheese, making our own dough,” said Caminiti. The chefs are certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, or True Neapolitan Pizza Association, an Italian organization that upholds - Erica Batten the standards of traditional Neapolitan pizza. The restaurant imports soppressata, San Marzano tomatoes and Antimo Caputo flour from Italy. Regional farms provide many of the other ingredients, and the bar’s 20 taps dispense local beers. And then there are the ovens. Two custom woodburning ovens, crafted by third-generation builders in Naples, were the result of the Caminitis’ research and desire to bring au- Keith and Tara Caminiti, Lucia and Vincent Caminiti
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By Marty Price Cabarrus County started 2016 with several multi-million dollar investments in January and February. The three largest totaled more than $28 million. The largest transaction, $13.45 million, was the purchase of Transitional Health Services of Kannapolis Feb. 10. The 107 bed nursing home/rehabilitation center, located at 1810 Concord Lake Road in Kannapolis, changed owners, from Diamond Senior Living, a Delaware limited liability corporation, to FC Encore Kannapolis LLC, a NC limited liability corporation. As part of a three-property deal, LIV Apartment Partners, an apartment investment company out of Alabama, purchased the Mission Place Concord Apartments, a 62-unit complex off highway 73 in Concord, for $8.25 million on Feb. 2. LIV acquired the property as part of a larger deal with Mission Charlotte,
DST, a Delaware statutory trust company that owned the three apartment complexes. Mission Harris Pavilion, a 249-unit complex off University City Boulevard and I-485, and Mission Reedy Creek, a 207 unit complex located on East W.T. Harris Blvd., were included in the $38.1 million purchase. Large investments in undeveloped properties increased as well. SunCap Charlotte LLC purchased 56.579 acres in the International Business Park from the Nolin Group for $4.24 million on Jan. 20. SunCap will be working with FedEx to build a 343,000 square foot speculative building on Fortune Avenue. FedEx plans to take over the building and projects hiring 55 full-time employees and 309 part-time employees within five years of the building’s completion. Carter Critz, commercial real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in Kannapolis, said he sees the commer-
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Multimillion-dollar transactions point to strengthening economy
“I believe that we are positioned well in Cabarrus County and we will continue to see growth in the commercial sector. ... The continued widening of I-85, a qualified workforce and a relatively low cost of living make this area attractive to residents and businesses alike,” —Thomas Propst, South Central Properties cial market growing steadily this year. “Projects are all over the county but the hot area seems to be from Kannapolis Parkway/George Liles, over to Concord Mills,” he said. Several retail, restaurant and multi-family projects are in the works—two that he is working on. “Single-family developers are very interested in this area of the county as well. I am currently working with twosingle family developers trying to find potential sites. They ideally want to be in the Cox Mill school district,” he said. Homebuilder D.R. Horton bought 70.567 acres of farm land along Kannapolis Parkway from Sarah B. Austin LLC for $1.55 million on Jan 29.
Thomas Propst with South Central Properties in Concord, said his company is very optimistic about 2016. Citing a significant uptick in raw land activity near George Liles/Kannapolis Parkway and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, he said buyers are still searching for multi-family tracts, industrial land and retail parcels. “I believe that we are positioned well in Cabarrus County and we will continue to see growth in the commercial sector. ... The continued widening of I-85, a qualified workforce and a relatively low cost of living make this area attractive to residwents and businesses alike,” he said.
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uwharrie.com The current Fed Ex building, located at 4542 Enterprise Drive NW in Concord, will eventually expand operations into the speculative 343,000 square foot building being built by Suncap Charlotte, LLC. On Jan 20, Suncap paid $4,243,500 to the Nolim Group S.A. for the 56.579-acre property in the International Business Park in Concord.
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New manufacturing jobs are coming to Cabarrus
S&D Coffee and Tea, the largest manufacturer in Cabarrus County, in terms of employment—with 800 employees—is located at 300 Concord Parkway South in Concord.
By Marty Price Manufacturing jobs are coming back to Cabarrus County, but they may never replace the thousands of jobs lost in the 2000s. Alevo announced this March that it had made its first sale of its innovative energy storage system to a municipality in Delaware. That sale will re-energize hiring and production of the Switzerland-based company, which took over the old Phillip Morris plant in 2014. The current 140 employees falls short of the 500 workers projected by the company for 2016. ETS Express, a California based-family owned business, announced it has started production at its new 152,750 square foot facility, with 40 employees, in the Concord Airport Business Park. The company, which prints logos and designs on drink ware, expects to expand to 200 employees in the next 18 months as they increase production. Familiar, time-honored, locally named companies began disappearing in 2001, including First Charter, which moved its headquarters from Concord to the UNCC area. It continued with the sale of Concord Telephone Co., with 600 employees, to Windstream Communications in 2007. July 30, 2003 was the single, largest layoff in NC history as Pillowtex closed its doors and told 7,650 workers they wouldn’t be needed anymore. More than 4,300 of those workers were employed in Kannapolis alone. Six years later another 2,500 manufacturing jobs were lost as Phillip Morris closed its Concord location in 2009. The top 10 manufacturers in Cabarrus County today, in terms of workers employed, with a total workforce of ap-
proximately 3,200, does not equal half of the manufacturing jobs that were lost. Scott Lampe, board chairman for the Cabarrus Economic Development corporation, said, “We are seeing some increase in manufacturing. But there is nothing that this county or any other can do to bring back the levels of manufacturing employment we had in the 70’s and 80’s.” Many of the lost jobs were replaced by non-manufacturing jobs in the tourism, service and retail industries. The county’s biggest employer, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, employs approximately 4,500 people and is closely followed by Concord Mills Mall with 4,000 workers. S&D Coffee and Tea, currently employing the county’s largest manufacturing workforce, was not able to absorb the displaced workers yet remains one of the last, large, home-grown manufacturers in the county. Newer manufacturers are moving to the area, however they just don’t require as many employees. “Automation is going to mean that even as manufacturing output increases, the number of jobs required will not grow as quickly as the volume of goods produced,” said Lampe. “That’s why we are focused on growing jobs in distribution, food production, retail, research, design, office, professional services and others. The future of Cabarrus county will be based on a diverse economy with a diverse workforce. Over time, this diversity will make us better able to withstand downturns in individual industries and the economy as a whole,” he said. Shoe Show, which employs approxi-
mately 800 workers, is a locally owned distribution center that has survived the change in Cabarrus County. Other distributors have moved in, needing employees as well. The addition of Sysco Foods, Gordon Food Service and most recently Amazon created further employment opportunities for the displaced workers. Lampe feels that the growth in Cabarrus County is absorbing the earlier losses and the county is on its way to recovery.
“Our community will continue to be part of the larger Charlotte region while focusing on the strengths of our county. We have great infrastructure with a regional airport and an eightlane interstate. We also have rail lines with hundreds of available acres. We have an education system with a track record of producing employees ready to succeed,” said Lampe. These amenities should continue to attract new manufacturing and distribution centers in the future.
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Renovations up as Baby Boomers depart from grandparents’ choices By Erica Batten Renovating before selling is a must for Baby Boomers looking to downsize even if they don’t plan on moving any time soon. Stephanie Gossett, regional vice president of Allen Tate’s Lake Norman region, said Boomers, identified as people born between 1946 and 1964, want the same amenities as those in the market for larger homes. “In general, many of the Baby Boomers are now looking to downsize, but retain the highend finishes they have become accustomed to in the larger, custom homes they are downsizing from,” she said. “Outdoor living areas are very popular, from patios with fire pits and built-in grills and seating areas to outdoor covered porches with full kitchens and mounted flat-screen televisions.” When Catherine Taylor started selling real estate in the Lake Norman area 10 years ago, the homes were relatively new. Taylor, an Allen Tate agent in Cornelius, said that the area’s homes are now outdated and many people are making renovations before selling their homes. She said buyers in this area insist on amenities such as hardwood flooring, upgraded cabinetry, abundant natural light, open floor plans and master bedrooms on the main floor. In some cases, undesirable features can be updated. A formal living room
can be reinvented as a home office with the addition of French doors and cabinetry. Hardwood floors, in a variety of new finishes and styles, can replace carpeting and vinyl. Walls can be removed to create a more open floor plan and facilitate traffic flow. “I think one thing Baby Boomers like more than anything is an open floor plan,” Taylor said. Energy efficiency and other “green” features are also important, she said, as are drop zones for unloading bags, shoes, and pet gear and charging areas for electronics devices. The National Association of Home Builders identifies several upgrades that Baby Boomers are choosing. These include accommodations for aging, such as wider doorways, firstfloor bedrooms and baths, and brighter lighting. Flex-space renovations allow for rooms to be used as home offices, theater rooms, guest bedrooms, or crafting spaces. The NAHB also says that this generation is choosing lowmaintenance exteriors and landscaping, also possible through renovations. David Richardson of House Boy Inc., a remodeling company based in Huntersville, has no shortage of jobs in the Lake Norman area. Among his most common projects are painting, repairs to ceilings and other structures, and bathroom remodels. Clients often refresh bathrooms by adding stand-alone continued on page 8
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tubs, higher vanities, and tile. And while Richardson, who has been in the remodeling business for more than 13 years, has plenty of work, a major challenge is a shortage of skilled labor. He currently has four employees. “I try to get people that are good at a multitude of things, but it’s hard to find them, and it’s hard to keep them,” Richardson said. “A lot of people that are in this industry move from job to job.” Richardson said applicants often exaggerate their skill sets when interviewing, which leads to a poor fit on the job. If remodeling isn’t desirable, said Catherine Taylor, homeowners choose to shop for a new home with the features they want—even if they aren’t looking to downsize. With plenty of equity in their existing homes, Baby Boomers often find this option more attractive than paying for—and waiting for—a remodel. This choice can also be a win-win for buyers looking to find a better deal and do their own upgrades after the sale.
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“In general, many of the Baby Boomers are now looking to downsize, but retain the high-end finishes they have become accustomed to in the larger, custom homes they are downsizing from,” —Stephanie Gossett, Regional Vice President, Allen Tate
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the municipally owned complex just completed a $100,000-plus renovation to the club house. “The biggest thing is we’re trying to make the venue more attractive for outside parties and wedding receptions. One of the biggest trends is trying to make sure you are marketing the venue for revenue streams other than just golf,” said Brickley, who was a business major at Miami University, Ohio. “Golf is not a growing sport at this point,” Brickley said, explaining that the Charlotte market remains overbuilt and the glory days of young Tiger Woods are over. The National Golf Foundation says about 650,000 men left the sport in 2013. But almost 260,000 women took up golf, which means there’s still a future—perhaps different from the one imagined 20 years ago— for an industry that is worth on the order of $70 billion a year and is responsible for 2 million jobs. Charitable golf events alone raise more than $3 billion a year. “The great fact is that since 2010 we have roughly 500,000 more kids in the game. We’re trying to get more women into the game, we’re trying to bring
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more diversity into the game,” said PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua. Indeed, the trend looks like a long drive champ locally. Brian Bauer, chief operating officer of Statesville Country Club, says the club is looking at turning a wooded two- or three-acre section into a pocket camp for families who might want to
stay overnight, fish in a pond and, of course, get in maybe nine rounds together. “We’re definitely gearing more toward families and making it a one-stop shop with something for everyone in the family,” Bauer said. “In order to bring everyone together, there needs to be something for everyone.”
In today’s social-media driven world, where time is at a premium—and families come together for a tweet, appealing to moms, dads and the soccer—and baseball-playing kids is good business in the golf world. Clubs are working harder to generate more revenue from different activities. The lack of interest among millennials, and to a lesser extent gen-xers, is an obstacle that can be overcome, according to Scott Knox, general manager of Verdict Ridge Country Club. The Denver-based, family-owned club just finished a major renovation, worth well into the six figures, that included dining facilities and the lobby. Phase II will cost considerably more; it will also focus on non-golf improvements. “Looking back on 18 years of history…we started out with full focus on golf, we have an award-winning course, but with a lot of demands on people, their time….spending every Saturday and Sunday on soccer fields or baseball fields, we’re trying to find ways to continued on page 11
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encourage people to play nine holes, or hit a bucket of balls, things that don’t take a lot of time,” Knox said. To appeal to a younger set, young golfers can play for free. Demographically speaking, gen-xers and millennials are also more inclined to try to stay fit, so fitness centers are de rigueur. “Private clubs as a whole have started to broaden their reach,” Statesville CC’s Bauer said. The club has recently finished a renovation which includes a fitness center that
was carved out of two things that seem like they were from another century: A men’s card room and a ladies’ tea room. Indeed, the newly renovated club house was built in the 1960s. In 2013 the club was purchased by Hickory entrepreneur Don Beaver, a man who knows his way around sports and family entertainment. Clearly, there’s plenty of upside compared to the depths of the recession, and compared to when Tiger Woods’ reputation was going into the rough. The owner of the Charlotte Knights and
the Hickory Crawdads has spent no less than $2.5 million on renovations. Membership in 2013 had dwindled to 165; now there are 225. Dues run $335 a month, with a $60 food minimum. “It’s a very affordable country club with all the amenities of a high-dollar club,” Bauer said. Golf will always be used for business, Bauer said. “There’s no place where you can spend three or four hours…and get to know someone based on how they handle themselves on a golf course,” he said.
Scott Knox at Verdict Ridge
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Hosted by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Council, the event featured inspiration from women in business throughout the region, a wine and cheese networking reception sponsored by Executive Women of Lake Norman, swag bags, door prizes, and a fashion show. The event was put on by women and all about women. Keynote speaker Cindi Basenspiler, managing director of Upshot Inc., presented “Breaking the Mold: A Non Traditional Path to Enlightened Success.” Dr. Jessie Mullen, owner of Holistic Hands Chiropractic in Cornelius and chair of the Diversity Council, defined the conference’s “Breaking the Mold”. Chamber CEO Bill Russell welcomed the 117 attendees to the conference. He said that the Lake Norman Chamber has always had a strong female membership. The chamber is an agent of change, he said, and the Lake Norman area is welcoming to entrepreneurs—men and women—who want to break the mold. The chamber itself broke from traditional membership paradigms several years ago when it began offering tiers of membership based not on the number of employees in a business, but on packages that members choose based on their goals, said Director of Membership Elizabeth Morgan. Surprisingly, the conference eschewed conversations on workplace equality, focusing instead on gender-neutral success strategies. While North Carolina ranks a dismal 30th in pay equity for women, women business owners are an important factor in closing the gap, said a recent analysis by Bloomberg Business. An American Express OPEN small business survey found that, on average, women business owners have been in business 17 years, have 12 employees, and have had nearly 20 percent revenue
growth over the last three years. While both men and women said growth is a top priority, women were less likely to report investing personal finances to grow their businesses. At the same time, most—89 percent—said they invest a significant amount of personal time. Conference attendee Trish Furino has skin in the game—literally. Furino attended the conference as a representative of both Pet Paradise, an event sponsor, and her business, Lemongrass Spa Products. She not only uses Lemongrass products, but she routinely asks women to change in an area that’s especially difficult. Lemongrass products are natural and animal-cruelty free, Furino said, but women are often reluctant to deviate from their favorite brands. “I ask women to bring their favorite product and compare it to mine,” she said. Offering first-hand experience with the product and facts to support her claims, Furino is often successful in convincing customers to adopt something new. “If the theme of the conference is breaking the mold, how can you be resilient while you’re doing that?” asked conference speaker Jessica Bronzert, founder of The Sparks Group, a change consulting firm. Bronzert outlined several keys to resilience in women’s business and personal lives: remaining positive, organized and flexible. It’s also important to build relationships in unexpected places. Jenniffer Pickerill of Wells Fargo in Charlotte attended the conference to learn about women-led local businesses and build a support network. “Even if you’re in the corporate world, it’s good to frequent women’s businesses and get to know women who run those businesses,” she said.
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So what are some unique character traits of the consummate professional sales person? What do they use to guide their behaviors so effectively that you could learn from?
you add a ‘but’ to them. Humility is priceless in relationship building.
5. Complaints are anchors, solution options are sails. Prob-
1. Build rapport to build relationships.
lems shouldn’t just be dropped off for someone else to solve. Always offer a solution option when identifying a problem and help the entire process-and your teammove ahead.
Listen acutely for what is important to other people and incorporate that into 6. Personal criticism sales pitches, solution contains personal opCHERYL KANE options, and general portunity. Reflections conversations. Frame of ourselves through the conversations in the eyes and experiences of others can be ‘you view’ of others and use the word, fair or unfair, accurate or unreasonable; “I” less often than most people. thoughtfully evaluating them can be in2. Rigidity is important in big things, structive. not in all things. Maintaining your in- 7. Graciousness is long remembered; tegrity, and adhering to policies estabso is arrogance. When interacting with lished to maintain organizational ethical customers, support staff, superiors and and fair transactions are to be adhered peers, there will always be discussions to. Holding others to unreasonable exand disagreements, problems to solve, pectations when they face extreme cirerrors to correct. Empathetic, courtecumstances is not reasonable. ous diplomacy toward others always 3. Elasticity has its limits. Flexibility leaves a better feeling with them than is valuable-yet can be lethal. The self-important behaviors that diminish world you and your customers work their value. Being right is not equivais in constant change. Closing a sale lent to being better; always leave others often depends upon your ability to be with their dignity intact. versatile. However, knowing at what Professionalism has many compopoint your willingness to adapt would nents beyond the basics of outstandbe stretched unreasonably and limit ing knowledge, skills, admirable for your or your organization’s ability character, and competency. Profesto perform effectively and profitably is sional practices and behaviors crevital. ate a solid pathway to higher sales
4. Apologies should be fast, sincere, and complete. Often while you are trying to be flexible for a customer you may also be reducing the ability of someone in operations to be fully and reasonably effective. And being human means you make mistakes. Communicate conscientiously with your team members to avoid preventable difficulties. And when you make mistakes, quickly admit your error, sincerely apologize, and never blame anyone but yourself. Apologies are not apologies if
as they improve one’s adaptability to change with circumstances and simultaneously reduce errors, improve interpersonal effectiveness, and prevent unnecessary disruptive interruptions-all of which increase efficiency. And humility is always an integral trait of a sales professional.
Cheryl Kane, MBA, is a strategic business consultant. If you have a question, Cheryl welcomes your communication at (704) 795-5058 or through her web site, www.cherylkane.net.
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Are you effectively leveraging operations in your marketing? highly professional, Too often, owners organized, and detailand managers operoriented. It also sends ate their businesses the message that you in silos that cause mean business and many opportunities take their relationto be overlooked. Acship seriously. counting focuses only Credit Referencon accounting. Operaes: A value-add to tions focuses only on having a credit applioperations. Marketcation completed by ing focuses only on customers, specificaltraditional sales and ly in a B2B situation, promotion. Safety and is that in many cases, maintenance only fothe credit references cuses on safety and provided could be pomaintenance. I could tential customers as go on and on. SHERRE DeMAO well. After your bookHigh growth compakeeper or accounting nies understand that each area of the business is a spoke department vets the reference for on a wheel that works in tandem to credit worthiness of the customer truly keep opportunities flowing that completed the application, when in and turning into profitable out- a reference could also be a prospect, comes. When all functions of your the accounting contact from your company are working in tandem, as company could confirm who would they should be, then marketing also be best to contact for consideration becomes a day in, day out initiative of your products or ser vices. Since that continuously considers ways this company is most likely to rave to leverage what is occurring in op- about the customer who submitted erations to better ser ve customers, them as a reference, they are also identify trends or pre-qualify and going to be open to considering doing business with your company. more effectively engage prospects. Purchase Tracking: If you are To follow are five ways you may be able to leverage what is happening selling an array of products, how are in operations in your marketing ef- you leveraging what is being purchased or not purchased as a marforts: Account Set Up: Do you have an keting opportunity? If certain prodofficial process to setting up a new ucts are just sitting in inventor y, how customer into your system? This can can you package them in a “trial ofinclude ever ything from confirming fer” or “bundled value” approach to specific contact information to the get customers to buy? By looking completion of a credit application or at purchasing trends with your india general terms agreement. While vidual customers, you should be able this appears to be an administrative to anticipate and proactively remind and operational function, it is also a them that it is time to re-order OR marketing function in officially es- because of a particular purchase, antablishing the new customer within other product or ser vice would be an your business, and confirming the excellent addition to what they have relationship. If your company is a already purchased. Data Mining: How are you using business-to-business (B2B) entity pursuing larger businesses, having a information about your current cusprocess such as this presents you as tomers to more effectively appeal to
them and better qualify prospects? Are you segmenting them geographically, demographically AND psychographically? Are you generating reports that can glean insight to any decision-making cycles, industr y cycles, or mentality shifts? Training & Development: Are you considering a specific soft-skill, safety or demo training within your company with your own employees? If it is something that could be of value to your customers as well, why not open it up with a special invitation to allow key contacts to participate at no charge. This has been effective as a lunch-n-learn concept as well as a partial day program, and also demonstrates to your customers that you have a genuine interest in their business’ success.
Each area of a business offers a goldmine that could be leveraged in marketing, once you take your blinders off and really see these opportunities for what they can be. Consider how you may be allowing tunnel vision in a particular area of your business to miss great opportunities for more effectively marketing. Take a step back and look at your processes and internal operations to brainstorm on how these could be a marketing or promotional initiative awaiting discover y. Sherré DeMao is an author and founder of SLD Unlimited Biz Growth Inc. DeMao can be reached at 704.483.2941 or email@example.com.
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Huntersville Chamber hosts April events
March 31. The Huntersville Chamber of Commerce is currently transitioning from the Huntersville Connection identity, expanding the mission to help local businesses grow with partnerships, networking and educational opportunities. Local business owners are invited to the chamber’s April events. North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla will hold an open dialogue on the business climate in North Carolina at 3 p.m. April 5 at Daetwyler Industries, 13420 Reese Blvd. W., Huntersville. A forum on customer relations for special demographics will be held at 11 a.m. April 6 at Kabuto Japanese Steak House, 16516 Northcross Drive, Huntersville. Daniel Svoboda, an autistic artist of Imagifriends in Raleigh, will speak on his experiences. Michele Cook of All About Seniors and the Alzheimer’s CAREs organization will speak on Alzheimer’s customers. Those interested in attending either event are encouraged to RSVP to HuntersvilleChamber@gmail.com. The chamber’s rotating monthly meeting will take place at 8 a.m. April 19 at the Huntersville Fire Department, Station 1. Attendees are encouraged to have a 30-second “elevator speech” on their business and to be prepared to discuss any upcoming events for potential partnerships.
Kannapolis pigs out May 6-7
March 31. Kannapolis will host the Jiggy With the Piggy Festival May 6-7 at the North Carolina Research Campus and downtown Kannapolis. More than 80 barbeque competition teams from around the U. S. will compete in this premier event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. In addition to barbeque, the event will feature carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks, and live music. On May 7, the YMCA will host an allyou-can-eat pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. The festival opens at 9 a.m. For more information, go to the Jiggy With the Piggy Facebook page or www. jiggywiththepiggy.com.
NEWS - e Kannapolis gets a new team owner on downtown redevelopment team March 15. There’s a new owner at the Kannapolis Intimidators. A Nashvillebased builder—and a member of the executive committee of the Southern League of Professional Baseball—Reese L. Smith III and co-investors have paid an undisclosed amount for the team. Average per game attendance in 2015 was 2,056, with a total season attendance of 135,727 – a 10 percent increase from 2014. Meanwhile, as the Intimidators begin their 22nd season in April, the City of Kannapolis is working on a new downtown development plan that would a baseball stadium. In Smith, the City has an accomplished redevelopment team mate. Smith has purchased other minor league franchises and breathed new life into them. Over the years, he has held ownership positions in around 10 minor league clubs including the Huntsville Stars, Daytona Beach Cubs, Greensboro Hornets and Salt Lake City Gulls. He is currently president and part owner of Jackson, Tenn. AA Baseball Club. A native Tennessean, Smith is president of Haury & Smith Contractors. He is senior life director of the National Association of Home Builders and is a member of the Home Builders Associa-
tion of Tennessee Hall of Fame. Smith is not related to the sellers of the Intimidators, Smith Family Baseball. The team plays in a 4,700 seat stadium that was built in 1995 by the Rowan County-Kannapolis Regional Sports Authority. Kannapolis acquired full ownership of the stadium in 2012. The team leases the aging stadium from the City. Transferring the lease from Smith Family to Reese Smith is considered an easy home run. Indeed, the City is in the process of analyzing the possibility for a sports and entertainment venue in downtown Kannapolis. Because the current facility is located within a protected watershed zone that limits development growth, the stadium property cannot be expanded nor can new restaurants and shops be built on the remaining property. “We have had the pleasure to speak with the new owners and are excited about their enthusiasm for minor league baseball and the Intimidators,” said Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg. “We look forward to working with them as we consider a sports and entertainment venue as an anchor in the soon-to-be-completed downtown plan,”
Legg said. The team is a Class A affiliate in the Chicago White Sox minor league system. There are 167 minor league baseball teams in the U.S. but only 30 are Single A. Players are generally one year out of high school or college. With the purchase of approximately 50 acres in downtown Kannapolis city officials are exploring the option of a new sports and entertainment venue in downtown which would be an anchor – a venue that would bring a significant number of people to downtown to not only attend cultural and athletic events but to shop, eat, work and live. The initial step in this effort was to commission a minor league baseball stadium feasibility study. The first phase of the baseball study concluded that with marketing and an appropriate venue, Kannapolis has the potential to double game attendance. With the expected population growth in the City and the surrounding area over the next several years, the market for professional baseball will continue to be strong. Attending a baseball game has become family oriented and a social entertainment option for people. Factors such as household size, household income, attendee ages and disposable income impact the potential market size for minor league baseball. The second phase of the study will show the recommended size of a venue, other types of uses for the facility, number and type of seats and seating arrangements and the cost of building the venue.
Cabarrus Chamber looks to sub-lease office space
March 10. As the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce gets ready for the annual meeting Friday at Great Wolf Lodge, it’s a different organization than it was not just a decade ago, but only two or three years ago. The chamber is using only about half of the space it signed up for five years ago when the 12,500 square foot building was sold and chamber officials leased back roughly 5,000 square feet. Interim Chamber CEO Terry Crawford says the chamber only needs about 2,800 square feet. The chamber is halfway through a 10-year lease. Back when the annual meeting was held at Embassy Suites, where the nowretired Crawford was the general manager, upwards of 600 people attended.
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Keeping up with Jones
New executive director at chamber
March 14. Cabarrus County resident Barbi Jones, a long-time fixture in the world of non-profits and business in Cabarrus and more recently Charlotte, will become the new executive director of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce effective April 1. Jones will be the first woman to lead the Cabarrus chamber. She was most recently the chief communications and engagement officer at United Way of Central Carolinas in their regional office in Charlotte; before that she worked for Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County and in marketing with a real estate firm. The job opening drew responses from a variety of qualified candidates across the country, said Tim Vaughn, the 2016 volunteer chairman of the board at the chamber. “The search committee felt that traditional chamber experience was not necessary as we sought to redefine the model beyond what has always been in the past,” Vaughn said. “What set Barbi apart was her steadfast community-minded spirit. In her previous positions, she has demonstrated tremendous leadership and a can-do attitude that have produced amazing results reaching every corner of the
community. When we interviewed her, it was apparent from the first moment that she was the one for this position.” Jones replaces interim CEO Terry Crawford who was brought in when CEO Patrick Coughlin was terminated last year. Coughlin lasted almost two years in the position which had been filled by CEO John Cox for more than a decade. She will have the new title of Executive Director. The chamber and the Economic Development Corp., which once operated under the same umbrella, have agreed to separate. “Since we are separating from the EDC we felt this was more appropriate of a member-serving organization,” a long-time bard member said. During its heyday—before a variety of challenges ranging from the textile industry collapse to the closing of the Philip Morris plant—the chamber had more than 1,300 members. Right now there are around 600 members. Jones said, “It’s going to be great to be home.” said Jones. Known for a teamoriented approach and her connections to the well-connected in Cabarrus and Charlotte, Jones is a “home run”for the chamber, Vaughn said.
Alevo gets order from Delaware March 17. Alevo Group in Concord will install an 8 megawatt system at a small municipal system in Lewes, Del. It is the company’s first installation of an energy storage module called a GridBank since the plant was announce with much fanfare 14 months ago. There was no word on the value of the project. Alevo worked with the City of Lewes and the Lewes Board of Public Works on the project, which involve re-
purposing of a retired oil-fired generator building once operated by the BPW. Alevo says the Delaware job is the first in a series of major commercial deployments the company has scheduled for 2016. The mayor of Lewes said the 8 megawatt battery will provide a “significant tool to manage our capacity charges, our peak demands and transmission charges.”
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Cabarrus issues limited bonds March 23. Cabarrus County has issued $73.785 million in limited obligation bonds to fund the construction and site work costs of three schools. Construction of Royal Oaks Elementary, Mount Pleasant Middle and Kannapolis Middle schools will begin on April 1 and the sites will open on or before October 2017. The average interest cost is ap-
proximately 2.84% over the 20-year term of the bonds. As part of the bond sale process, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch rating agencies reviewed Cabarrus County’s bond ratings. The agencies reaffirmed the County’s strong general obligation bond ratings of AA+/ Aa1/AA+ and limited obligation bond ratings of AA/Aa2/AA, respectively.
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is a national supplier of coffee, iced tea, and extracts. Located on Concord Parkway South, they are the largest custom coffee roaster and the largest blender of food-ser vice iced tea in America. CEO Ron Hinson says the firm now ser ves over 100,000 customers through national distribution or direct store deliver y. He’s all business. “Our primar y goal is to make products which will help businesses achieve greater profitability,” Hinson said. In addition to their distribution network, S&D has opened a retail market center where local customers can purchase a wide variety of coffee, tea and beverage products. The U.S. has approximately 15,000 coffee bars, which may be good news for manufacturers, but startups on the retail side might balk at the amount of competition. According to the American Barista and Coffee School, located in Portland, Ore., a.k.a. “Coffee Mecca,” the demand for specialty coffee continues to grow, even in mature markets. They cite as an example Italy, where a population of 60 million has 200,000 coffee bars. Concord itself boasts at least a half dozen local coffee shops, which energetically compete with major retailers such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. Dilworth Coffee, which first opened in 1989, has one of its five regional coffee shops on Poplar Tent Road in Concord. The firm was founded by Alyene and Don Keen. “After traveling around the world and enjoying some of the world’s best coffees, we decided it was time for a better quality coffee in the US,” Keen said. Tony Vo, owner of Waterbean Coffee in Cornelius and Huntersville, is successfully competing with the ‘big boys’ such as Starbucks. “We strive to be unique and different from ever yone else” said Vo. “We were the first specialty coffee shop in the Lake Norman area to offer cold-brewed coffee, pour-over coffee, and cold-brewed tea. Even though both of our locations are next to big franchises, it hasn’t affected our business because we focus on each and ever y customer who walks
through our doors. We treat all of our customers like family because we understand that we wouldn’t exist without them.” Vo has opened one location in Cornelius just off Jetton Road and a second in Huntersville on Sam Furr Road just east of Highway 21. “We’ve created a place where ever yone feels welcome, whether they are here to hold a business meeting, to go over school work, or to just hang out with their friends or family.” Vo has hit upon one of the keys to coffee success: Understanding that customers are after more than a cup of coffee. “There is the escape from a stressful office, the chance to maintain or grow a relationship, a place to get away and to do some reflective work, a chance to engage with familiar coffee shop staff at a particularly lonely time, or as a place to do business and reach an agreement,” said Peter Basker ville, founder of 20 cafes and food businesses in Australia, in a post for Forbes. Basker ville concedes that ser ving “the finest espresso” is vital, but equally important are ergonomics, line-by-line pricing, and multiple products. Summit Coffee of Davidson expanded their operations into Cornelius with a pop-cafe and tours of the roasting warehouse. While owner Brian Helfrich says it may take a few years to recover his investment, he views the expansion as a challenging foray into the competitive field of specialized coffee. “We launched this new venture in a space in Cornelius, off Bailey Road on Star Creek Drive,” Helfrich said. “A friend and customer of ours is affiliated with the building, and he led us to the open unit. It fits our needs perfectly in that we have plenty of space for production growth, and also room to build out a state-of-theart coffee training lab.” The new Cornelius building, which Helfrich rents, is slightly larger than 2,000 square feet, a combination of office and education space, and a warehouse for production. Helfrich says he spent “in the low six figures to buy the necessar y roasting equipment, and build out the facility.” Helfrich, who has owned Sum-
mit since 2011, knows it may take a while to break even, but he’s optimistic. “Without significant wholesale growth, we expect our return on investments to take approximately two years, based on the volume of coffee we sell an hour to cafés. It is our intention, however, to monetize this more through wholesale distribution and on-site sales.” Despite the growth of the coffee providers, profits aren’t necessarily as strong as one might imagine. According to Ric Rhinehart, executive director of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, the profit margin is not just the difference between a pound of green coffee and a pound of roasted coffee. There are lots of imbedded costs in between, including farm expenses, transportation from farms to har vesters, processing, roasters, packaging and sales. And that’s all before the overhead costs experienced at the cafe level for items such as utilities, rent and labor. Still, there appears to be a significant amount of money to be made if the cafe owner, such as Waterbean’s Vo, is a prudent business operator. “We are a quality-driven coffee shop and not a high volume producing one. Think of us as fine dining instead of fast food.” There is no one secret to success, said Basker ville. Instead, a combination of hard work, extensive experience, and luck will brew a great coffee business. - Erica Batten and Dave Vieser
18 April 2016
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THIS MONTH REAL ESTATE TRANsACTIONS . . . 18 FORECLOSURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 NEW CORPORATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS These are recent property transactions over $200,000 as recorded by the county Register of Deeds in Cabarrus, Iredell and Mecklenburg.
Cabarrus County 03/01/16 $272,000 Live Well Homes, LLC to Terry & Lillian McIntyre, 4557 Lanstone Ct., Concord 03/01/16 $278,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Mark & Patricia Richardson, 10432 Hillsborough St., Huntersville 28078 03/01/16 $255,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Shireesha Konda & Rajesh Pula, 10343 Rutledge Ridge Dr., Huntersville 28079 03/01/16 $941,000 Ned & Farrah Gershenson to Kevin & Deborah Ledet, 3400 Rankin Rd., Concord 03/01/16 $414,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Brian & Kristin Taylor, 2698 Red Maple Ln., Harrisburg 03/01/16 $384,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Venkatapathy Pinnamaraju, 2716 Red Maple Ln., Harrisburg 03/01/16 $318,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Santhoshkumar Ramachandran & Shyama Jayakumari, 2695 Red Maple Ln., Harrisburg 03/01/16 $401,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Kenneth Forlemu & Liliane Kengne, 1408 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 03/01/16 $390,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Ramesh Alleni & Rajitha Maruru, 1101 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 03/01/16 $410,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Prakash & Kalpany Kammula, 1399 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 03/01/16 $261,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Timothy & Laura Ward, 10334 Rutledge Ridge Dr., Huntersville 28078 03/01/16 $316,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Craig & Angela Singletary, 1048 Hillsborough St., Huntersville 28078 03/02/16 $315,000 Willis & Kimberley Knox to Patrick Haight & Keiauda Tennant, 6831 Poleafox Dr., Concord 03/02/16 $1,000,000 King’s Way Baptist Church of Charlotte to Red Apple at Cabarrus Upper, LLC, 1.529 ac. off Weddington Rd., Concord 03/03/16 $499,500 Laureldale, LLC to D.R. Horton, Inc., Lots 250 – 253, 353, 377, 378 & 380 of The Villages @ Skybrook, Concord 03/03/16 $370,500 Live Well Homes, LLC to Jason & Ashley Nelson, 11371 Cedarvale Farm Pkwy., Midland
03/04/16 $553,000 David & Darise Caldwell to Jeffrey & Margaret Gilmore, 1155 Asheford Green Ave., Concord 03/04/16 $485,000 South Central Oil Co., Inc. to Lakshmi Parvati LLC, 2355 Lake Concord Rd., Concord 03/04/16 $347,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Carl Piscitello, 1169 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 03/04/16 $270,000 Julia Reeves Estate to Timothy & Sarah Lithgow, 337 Huntingwood Pl., Concord 03/07/16 $319,500 M/I Home of Charlotte, LLC to Dhandayuthapani Nallasivan & Gayathri Ramanan, 10509 Skipping Rock Ln., Concord 03/07/16 $10,500,000 Carolina Emerald, LLC to Tailwind Charlotte Retail, LLC, 940 Concord Pkwy., Concord 03/07/16 $286,000 Peter & Bridget Stipicevic to Jeffrey & Sarah Deese, 5601 Monticello Dr., Concord 03/07/16 $315,000 Jean Bost to William & Suzan Craig, 2100 Simplicity Rd., Concord 03/07/16 $564,500 Park View Estates, LLC to Eastwood Construction, LLC, Lots 19 – 25 and 76 – 80 of Park View Estates, Concord 03/07/16 $470,000 Gary & Tracy Babbitt to Joseph & Angela Shylock, 9618 Cliveden Ave., Concord 03/08/16 $54,000,000 CK GFS Holding LLC to 6200 Glen Afton LLC, Lot 8 of Afton Ridge, Concord 03/08/16 $395,000 Cheri Parker to Empowered Love Ministries International, Inc., property at Church St. & Buffalo Ave., Concord 03/09/16 $353,000 NVR, Inc. to Nevin & Sania Hayes, 7223 Green Park Ct., Harrisburg 03/09/16 $267,000 Valley Development, Inc. to Live Well Homes, LLC, Lots 272, 278, 279, 286 & 333 Cedardale Farm Subdivision, Midland 03/09/16 $312,500 Live Well Homes, LLC to Gregory & Jennifer Michaelson, 4173 Waterstone Pl., Concord 03/09/16 $268,000 Daniel & Kayla Kanary to Kenson Propertiesw, LLC, Lot 301 of Winding Walk Subdivision, Concord 03/09/16 $259,000 Richard & Natalie Zoerb to Brian & Julie McDermott, 3410 Streamside Dr., Davidson 28036 03/09/16 $317,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Jason & Katherine Ceaser, 1066 Matchstick Pl., Concord 03/09/16 $255,000 NVR, Inc. to Rodney & Shayla Paylor, 2235 Galloway Ln., Concord 03/11/16 $385,000 Weekley Homes, LLC to Mark & Kyong Allen, 10554 Sweethaven Ln., Harrisburg 03/11/16 $840,000 Jean-Marc & Kelly Corredor to Randall & Melanie Marion, 6282 Chamar Ct., Kannapolis 03/11/16 $405,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Gerard & Audrey Rudolph, 1173 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 03/11/16 $289,500 John & Susan Ahart to Lori Miller, 1160 Elrond Dr., Charlotte 28269 03/11/16 $415,000 Peter & Lisa Schmidt to Steven & Robin Gilmain, 4845 Beth Ln., Harrisburg
03/11/16 $275,000 James & Robin Clark to Mar-Meck Development Limited Partnership, 8699 & 8741 Davidson Hwy., Concord 03/11/16 $255,000 Paul & Kristin Threatt to Matthew & Raquel Greer, 3544 Allster Ave., Concord 03/11/16 $255,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Sulaiman Farooqi, 10377 Hillsborough St., Huntersville 28078 03/14/16 $317,000 Margaret Measmer Estate to Dominic Morlando,, 1560 Azalea Ave., Kannapolis 03/14/16 $560,000 Charles & Senah Andrews to Steven & Lori Solvason, 14880 NorthgreenDr., Huntersville 28078 03/14/16 $367,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Amit Nayal & Shubhra Chauhan, 1349 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 03/14/16 $430,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Swetha Govada & Venkata Yelamanchili, 1336 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord
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Mecklenburg County 3/1/16 $271,000 Gregory & Gloria Bolster to Thomas Kasper, 17811 Half Moon Ln. Unit T, Cornelius 3/2/16 $376,000 Gary & Stacy Williams to Andrew & Janice Steever, 234 S. Faulkner Way, Davidson 3/2/16 $670,000 Andrew & Janice Steever to John Jr. & Maureen Falconi, 216 Edgewater Park St., Davidson 3/2/16 $352,000 South Creek Homes to George & Kathryn Montagno, 12701 Meetinghouse Dr., Cornelius 3/3/16 $425,000 Eric & Kimberly Saltrick to Keith & Stephanie Cummins, 15712 Holyhead Ln., Huntersville 3/3/16 $333,000 Pamela Southwell to Ashley & Andrew Moore, 7213 Chaddsley Dr., Huntersville 3/3/16 $326,000 Craig & Esther Harris to Christopher & Bobbie Kempf, 15516 Stillwater Crossing Ln., Huntersville 3/4/16 $255,000 Scott Fritz to Daniel Hoppestead, 14704 Colonial Park Dr., Huntersville 3/4/16 $260,000 Kenya Jacobs to James & Karla Lynch, 15517 Gallant Ridge Pl., Huntersville 3/4/16 $250,000 River Run LP to Matthew & Angela Lewis, 17300 Gillican Overlook, Davidson 3/4/16 $280,000 Daniel & Angela Hensel to Jeffrey & Jacklin Bagwell, 18603 The Commons Blvd., Cornelius 3/4/16 $296,000 FSF-Crown Holdings to Leo & Kerri Danek, 16825 Lake Shore Dr., Cornelius 3/4/16 $378,000 Deborah Parrott to Venkata Mundru & Malika Chitturi, 15813f Agincourt Dr., Huntersville 3/4/16 $740,000 Boyd & Diane Parks to Dianne Klekamp, 17516 Cotton Baker Ct., Cornelius 3/4/16 $285,000 Matthew & Wendy Crim to
James Johnson, 18629 The Commons Blvd., Cornelius 3/4/16 $275,000 Anthony & Irene Clemente to Stever Gerber & Anna Rasiak, 8407 Westmoreland Lake Dr., Cornelius 3/8/16 $335,000 Paul & Linda Giler to Catherine Carven & MIchael Frank, 6501 Blue Sky Ln., Charlotte 28269 3/9/16 $299,500 Francis II & Lori Valone to Daniel & Caitlin Walton, 19612 Valiant Way, Cornelius 3/11/16 $610,000 Brandon & Daniela Whiteside to Nicholas Ross, Lot 431 The Peninsula, Cornelius 3/11/16 $322,500 Sidonia McPheters & Blake Sellers to Robert & Kathleen Sheets, 15909 Kelly Park Cir., Huntersville 3/11/16 $257,500 MarieFleur Dechamps to Frank & Tina Sproviero, 19148 Celestine Ln., Cornelius 3/14/16 $885,000 Doreen & Stephen Bognar to Martin & Cynthia Gaunt, 20612 Queensdale Dr., Cornelius 3/15/16 $296,000 Alfonza Jr. & Stacia Jackson to Johnny & Teresa Hall, 12708 Cheverly Dr., Huntersville 3/16/16 $470,000 Louis Good to Michael & Lauren Ross, 17937 River Ford Dr., Davidson 3/16/16 $685,000 Allen Tate Co. to Gastonia TB LLC & Wright Retail Development, 15425 Hodges Cir., Huntersville 3/16/16 $835,000 Saratoga Beaver Brook LLC to Thomas & Erica Admire, 17343 Connor Quay Ct., Cornelius 3/16/16 $280,000 Ashley & Terrrence III Hill to Max Buchanan, 16504 Landen Forest Ln., Davidson 3/17/16 $740,000 Billy & Cathy Henry to Javed Samuel & Charlene Smith, 18920 N. Beatties Ford Rd., Cornelius 3/17/16 $183,000 Justin Murphy to Katherine Price, 8727 Westward Point Dr., Cornelius 3/17/16 $285,000 Susanna Boylston to Diane & Ernest Elkins, 205 Caldwell Ln., Davidson 3/17/16 $317,000 Susan Cody to Ian & Laura Mazur, 18015 Northport Dr., Cornelius 3/18/16 $560,000 Ingeborg Appleton & Stephen Wheeler to Julie Dobler, 16602 Mizzen Ct., Cornelius 3/18/16 $465,000 Julie Dobler to Peter Lyon & Maureen Coughlin, 20416 Marblehead Ct., Cornelius 3/18/16 $320,000 South Creek Homes to Clyde & Jane Sandridge, 18207 Ebenezer Dr. Cornelius 3/18/16 $368,000 South Creek Homes to Gino Jr. & Patricia Mencaroni, 12705 Meetinghouse Dr., Cornelius
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Mooresville 3/1/16 $448,000 Gil & Christy Bernhardt to Marcia & Randy Buck, 114 Aragon Ct. 28115 3/1/16 $600,000 Meletis Family Limited See TRANSACTIONS, Page 19
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Partnership to Thomas McConnell Family, 5 Parcels Rd. 28115 3/1/16 $580,000 Peachtree Residential to Micahel & Sue Bliss, 317 Cove Creek Loop 28117 3/1/16 $438,000 Matthew & Nicole Torney to Donna Emily Nelson, 109 Windy Knoll Ln. 28117 3/1/16 $473,000 True Homes to Richard & Carrie Sheppard, 126 Wheaton Ln. 28117 3/1/16 $404,500 CalAtlantic Group to Troy & Melissa Trybom, 281 East Waterlynn Rd. 28115 3/2/16 $318,000 Gary & Leigh Shuford to James & Cassandra Helfer, 127 Lilac Mist Loop 28115 3/2/16 $474,000 True Homes to Linda & Charles Bondurant, 125 Wheaton Ln. 28117 3/2/16 $556,000 William & Patti Jones to Darrell & Nancy Bex, 239 Hawks Prey Dr. 28115 3/2/16 $263,500 NVR to Tobias & Kelly Kienle, 114 Karlyn Ct. 28115 3/3/16 $480,000 Christopher & Nicole Grindstaff to Stacy & Kelly Dunn, 160 Southwood Park Rd. 28117 3/3/16 $276,000 Charles & Staci Harbinson to Darren & Megan Greene, 147 Huntly Ln. 28115 3/4/16 $369,500 H&H Constructors of Fayetteville to David & Amanda Coble, 111 Timberfalls Ct. 28115 3/4/16 $338,000 CalAtlantic Group to Brain & Becky Kent, 236 Alexandria Dr. 28115 3/4/16 $271,000 Wilmington Savings Fund to Jessica & Mark Schmidt, 109 Swift Creek Ln. 28115 3/4/16 $366,500 Lennar Carolina to Bruce & Barbara Kwaiser, 121 Ferngrove Ct. 28117 3/4/16 $325,000 20/20 Properties LLC to Ryan & Jennifer Moore, 1073 Briarcliff Rd. 28115 3/7/16 $512,500 B.K. Barringer to Jeanph Investments, 156 Vevan Dr. 28115 3/8/16 $300,000 Lawrence & Jennifer Morgan to Marcus & Amanda Wolfe, 184 Laurel Glen Dr. 28115 3/9/16 $584,500 Shea Investment Fund to Nina & Toure Cockfield, 240 Walking Horse Trl., Davidson 3/10/16 $380,000 John & Shari Crouse to Gregory & Antouina Boyer, 136 Lynn Cove Ln. 28117 3/10/16 $890,000 Sisters Cove of LKN to Mark & Theresa Hoogendoorn, 126 Twin Sisters Ln. 28117 3/11/16 $411,000 Meritage Homes of the Carolinas to James & Elizabeth Maino, 134 Abbeville Ln. 28117 3/11/16 $285,000 Pulte Home Corporation to Cale & Angelica Bargman, 120 Edenton Ln. 28117 3/11/16 $300,000 H & H Constructors of Fayetteville to Matthew & Roanna Newton, 153 Branchview Dr. 28115 3/11/16 $349,000 Lennar Carolinas to Dina &
Scott Klein, 120 Ferngrove Ct. 28117 3/14/16 $365,000 Babak & Andrea Ranjbar to Charles & Morgan Efaw, 161 Crimson Orchard Dr. 28115 3/14/16 $273,000 Jason & Christina Shropshire to George & Cynthia Zeeks, 144 Pink Orchard Dr. 28115 3/15/16 $370,000 Keeney Builders to Jodi & Thomas Darragh, 240 Fernbrook Dr. 28115 3/15/16 $278,000 Guy & Patricia Roth to David & Diane Oliveira, 119 Elmhurst Ln. 28115 3/15/16 $769,000 Our Place NB LLC to Ronald & Lori Kormanek, 660 Stonemarker Rd. 28117
3/15/16 $255,000 Eastwood Construction to Chrissy Shotwell, 237 Elrosa Rd. 28115 3/15/16 $287,500 Standard Pacific of the Carolina to Darren Vanderley, 211 Blossom Ridge Dr. 28117 3/15/16 $323,000 Live Well Homes to David M. Ryan, 134 W. Warfield Dr. 28115 3/15/16 $297,000 Live Well Homes to Melissa & Donald Redfern, 157 Pecan Hills Dr. 28115 3/15/16 $445,000 True Homes to Lee & Claire Larson, 153 Farm Knoll Way 28117 3/16/16 $268,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte to Stanley & Cynthia Campbell, 191 Glastonbury Dr. 28115
3/16/16 $384,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Ricardo Reyes, 166 Eagles Landing Dr. 28117 3/17/16 $395,000 Mark & Diane Triller to Daniel & Amber Harvell, 308 Blume Rd. 28117 3/17/16 $279,000 Bowen & Denise Butler to Gerard Kinney, 149 Canterbury Place Rd. 28115 3/17/16 $283,500 Kiwy & Sara Garcia to John & Ashley Doremus, 166 Wood Acre Dr. 28115 3/18/16 $333,500 BMCH North Carolina to Peter & Gwendolyn Fenniger, 135 Johnson See TRANSACTIONS, Page 20
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Manor St. 28115 3/18/16 $950,000 Brian & Sharon Mann to Charles & Barbara Wilson, 135 Sumter 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 03/01/16 Jason & Angel Aguila, 7827 Fisher Rd., Mount Pleasant, JP Morgan Chase Bank, $111,734 03/01/16 Rachel Hartsell, 254 Franklin Ave., Concord, CitiFinancial Servicing LLC, $66,241 03/01/16 James Lineberger, Jr., 50 Rich Pl., Concord, CitiFinancial Servicing LLC, $77,081 03/01/16 Corey & Sabrina Combs and Betty Shipman, 1507 Burning Lantern Ln., Kannapolis, Deutsche Bank National Trust, $210,000 03/02/16 Johnny Easley, 3681 Old Airport Rd., Concord, M & T Bank, $139,055 03/02/16 John & Teresa Cochrane, 8266 Chilkoot Ln., Locust, U.S. Bank Trust, $202,906 03/02/16 Jay & Ramona Jenkins, 558 & 560 Gibson Dr., Concord, Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $77,500 03/03/16 Stephen Mundale and estate of William Mundale, 505 Cook St., Kannapolis, Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $75,050 03/03/16 Musu Kemokai, 457 Dockside Ln., Concord, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, $196,555 03/04/16 Estate of Shirley Morgan, Jimmy Morgan, Judy Reed, Donna Cook, Diane Cunningham & Cody Hopkins, 3855 Hwy. 200, Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $89,000 03/04/16 Mark & Mollie Williams, 2541 Governors Pointe Ct., Concord, JP Morgan Chase Bank, $125,965 03/07/16 Stephanie Stergis, 3316 Vista Dr., Concord, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, $115,000 03/08/16 Marcus Miller, 1303 Jackson St., Kannapolis, Farmers & Merchants Bank, $41,250 03/09/16 Carl Paxton, 1693 Old Charlotte Rd., Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $178,443 03/09/16 Sharron Brown and Michael & Brandi Johnson, 4610 Triumph Dr., Concord, Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $228,750
03/09/16 Craig & Marilyn DeGrechie and Charles Redfern, 2622 Millpond Way, Concord, JP Morgan Chase Bank, $133,472 03/10/16 David & Shirley Edwards, 10732 Paton Ridge Pl., Davidson 28036, First Horizon Home Loans, $183,500 03/11/16 James & Donna Porreca, 4594 Norfleet St., Concord, JP Morgan Chase Bank, $119,150 03/14/16 Kenneth & Leslie Trent, 4638 Barrier Rd., Concord, Selene Finance, $89,320 03/14/16 William & Deanne Haney, 494 SE Meadowlark Cr., Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $139,755 03/15/16 Wanda Mack & Laura Allister, 12788 Clydesdale Dr., Midland, Stonegate Mortgage Corp., $190,816 03/16/16 Igrain & Kasandra Padilla, 4167 Bristol Pl., Concord, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., $195,776
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Mecklenburg County 3/3/16 Edward & Jane Weir, 9208 Old Barnette Pl., Huntersville, Coastal Capital Corp. $164,600 3/3/16 Lynn & Mark Rognstad, 3517 Cliffvale Ct., Charlotte 28269, Countrywide Home Loans $115,977 3/7/16 Frank & Rebecca Binder, 12736 Cliffcreek Dr., Huntersville, NationCredit Financial Services $184,000 3/7/16 Shirley Ann Rowell, 1913 Forest Side Ln., Charlotte 28213, Nationsbanc Mortgage Corporation $124,996 3/7/16 Christine London, 20349 Queensdale Dr., Cornelius, Countrywide Bank $244,000 3/7/16 Benjamin & Charlena Tambah, 2637 Forest Grove Ct., Charlotte 28269, Wells Fargo Bank $148,131 3/7/16 Lonnie Lowry & Shannon Miller, 1355 Waterlily Ln., Charlotte 28262, Cunningham & Company $197,105 3/7/16 Ryan & Kelly Redmile, 18334 Flagman Cir., Cornelius, Thompson & Saputo PLLC $206,343 3/8/16 Harold & Virginia Davis, 3145 Grey Rd., Davidson, Advantage Title Company $203,092 3/10/16 Jeffrey & Paula Pulley, 2247 Brandy Buck Ln., Charlotte 28269, Premier Mortgage $99,108 3/10/16 Mada & Vincent Ritter, 11816 Tavernay Pkwy., Charlotte 28262, PRLAP $289,750 3/15/16 Cherise Tidwell, 5831 Kelden Walker Ln., Charlotte 28269, Master Home Mortgage $134,827 3/15/16 Amos K. Wells, 8712 Michaw Ct., Charlotte 28269, SunTrust Mortgage $123,000 3/15/16 Kenneth & Rose Stempkowski, 13412 Glenwyck Ln., Huntersville, National Title Network $180,490 3/15/16 Victor Lee & Mao Vang, 5401 Skycrest Dr., Charlotte 28269, Countrywide Title $76,000 3/16/16 Allen Mintz, 7510 Wood Ln., #37,
Cornelius, Sunshine Mortgage Corporation $87,000 3/16/16 Alfreada V. Knox, 7424 Highbury Ln., Charlotte 28213, Cunningham & Company $110,892 3/17/16 James R. Jones, 6238 King George Dr., Charlotte 28213, Wilmington Finance $156,000 3/17/16 Steve Johnson, 10151 Fieldstone Ct., Charlotte 28269, First Horizon Home Loan $191,266
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Mooresville 2/26/16 James B. Gibson, 562 Presbyterian Rd. 28115, Bank of America $125,000 3/8/16 Richard Decristan, 153 Eclipse Way 28117, Countrywide Home Loans $237,708 3/10/16 Irene E. Argeroplos, 143 Elgin Ln. 28115, Monarch Bank $157,653
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Cabarrus County 3/1/16 Alex Freightline Inc., Wilman Hernandex, 687 Gibson Dr. NW, Concord 3/1/16 Johnson & Stone Investments LLC, Trae Johnson, 530 Elizabeth Lee Dr. NW, Concord 3/1/16 Lindeza Designs LLC, Ted A. Graca, 719 King Fredrick Ln. SW, Concord 3/1/16 Zaras Nest LLC, Kazi Zahid Nasser, 9558 Heritage Farm Ave. NW, Concord 3/2/16 Apollo Mobile Home & Travel Park LLC, Fletchel Little, 4275 Morehead Rd., Concord 3/2/16 Prayer and Deliverance Ministry Inc., Brenda M. Boyce, 7 Rosedale Dr. SW, Concord 3/2/16 RQ Industries Inc., Robert Nixon, 19 Franklin St. NW, Concord 3/3/16 C&R Investments Inc., Cedric J. Moore, 366 George W. Liles Pkwy. NW, Concord 3/3/16 KMH Services LLC, Karen Hopes, 2557 Southberry Pl. NW, Concord 3/3/16 Morton Ministries, Christopher W. Morton, 7895 Waterway Dr., #403, Concord 3/4/16 Street Fare Farm LLC, Benjamin Street, 6602 US Hwy. 601 S., Concord 3/4/16 Wolverine Consulting LLC, Todd Lockhart, 6266 Chamar Cir., Kannapolis 3/7/16 Cravenâ€™s Lawn Care LLC, David T. Craven, 3880 Sapp Rd., Concord 3/7/16 Davis Exteriors LLC, Matthew Davis, 510 Gee Dr., Kannapolis 3/7/16 Do & Do Enterprise LLC, Douglas R. Doreen, 1287 Old Charlotte Rd., Concord 3/7/16 Gomez Power Solutions LLC, Guill-
ermo Gomez, 58 Robinson Dr. SW, Concord 3/7/16 J & J Home Renovations LLC, Jessica L. Dillinger, 4129 Margate St. SW, Concord 3/7/16 OP Properties Incorporated, Omar Pharr, 225 Tournament Dr. SW, Concord 3/8/16 Bridge to Integrated Living PLLC, Nathan Carter, 1028 Lee Ann Dr. NE, Ste. 60, Concord 3/8/16 Concord Family Arbitration and Mediation Services LLC, William F. Rogers Jr., 99 Church St. N, Concord 3/8/16 Hinton-Acker LLC, Nycharzeke Acker, 103 Avon Ct. NW, Apt. 14, Concord 3/8/16 MBCG Properties LLC, Jody L. Grose, 5936 Londonderry Ct. NW, Concord 3/8/16 Urbina Motosports LLC, Alexander Urbina, 9656 Capella Ave. NW, Concord 3/9/16 SpecTrain LLC, Jon-Michael Devine, 8611 Concord Mills Blvd., #169, Concord 3/10/16 4540 Fortune Ave LLC, Emmitt H. Black, 797 Davidson Dr., Concord 3/10/16 Flynn & Knusel LLC, Carlos Flynn, 5980 Zion Church Rd., Concord 3/10/16 KIST2 LLC, Ronald R. Locatis, 3147 Kannapolis Pkwy., Kannapolis 3/11/16 Broomfield Clay LLC, Sheila Broomfield, 601 Lancashire Way, Concord 3/11/16 Carolina Soccer Group Inc., Liam Shannon, 3562 Larkhaven Ave. SW, Concord 3/11/16 G2 Legal Solutions LLC, G2 Tax Investments LLC, 4263 Millet St. SW, Concord 3/14/16 Lakshmi Branchview LLC, Ruchik Mehta, 1539 Heather Glen Rd., Kannapolis 3/14/16 BGBH Group, James Devin Barbee, 796 Concord Pkwy. N, Concord 3/14/16 Infinity Property Development LLC, Monty Fagile Yow Jr., 349 L Copperfield Blvd. NE, Ste. 234, Concord 3/14/16 Lakshmi Branchview LLC, Ruchik Mehta, 1539 Heather Glen Rd., Kannapolis 3/15/16 Honeycutt Hauling LLC, Dale Honeycutt, 1108 Bethpage Page, Kannapolis 3/15/16 Mattea Leigh LLC, Martin R. Williams, 3624 Trinity Church Rd., Concord 3/15/16 PFP of North Carolina Inc., Marcos H. Acosta Pinto, 7140 Weddington Rd., Ste. 112, Concord 3/16/16 Collaboration of Liberian Gospel Musicians(Colgm), James N. Outland Jr., 3249 Elliot Jacob Ave., Kannapolis 3/16/16 East Coast Booth Maintenance Inc., Mark Berger, 291 Spring St. SW, Concord 3/16/16 Royal Orthotics LLC, Corey L. Pena, 1028 Lee Ann Dr. NE, Ste. 50, Concord 3/16/16 V Medical Group PLLC, Jon-Michael Devine, 8410 Pit Stop Ct. NW, Ste. 120, Concord 3/16/16 Zsambeky, Chaney & Associates Cabarrus P.A., Ginger Zsambeky, 10085 Enclave Cir., Concord 3/17/16 Platts and Associates LLC, Anne Platts, 3505 Kendale Ave. NW, Concord 3/17/16 Red Hill Brewing Company, Zachary M. Moretz, 37 Union St. South, Ste. B, Concord 3/17/16 Wine Down & Paint Inc., Lori Burroughs, 617 N. Main St., Kannapolis See NEW CORPORATIONS, Page 22
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3/18/16 Banks Group LLC, Bonswa D. Banks, 9675 Walker’s Glen Dr. NW, Concord 3/18/16 Campbell Farms Investments LLC, Michael R. Burgner, 77 McCachern Blvd., Concord 3/18/16 Odell 73 Investments LLC, Michael R. Burgner, 71 McCachern Blvd., Concord 3/21/16 Blue Sky 1 LLC, Gail B. Walker, 6185 Rocky River Rd., Concord 3/21/16 Green Construction NC Inc., Deok S. Seo, 272 International Dr. NW, Concord 3/21/16 Gruber LLC, Michael R. Burgner, 71 McCahern Blvd., Concord 3/21/16 nspire consulting group LLC, Steven Soles, 1280 Willowbreeze Ct. SW, Concord
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Mecklenburg County 3/7/16 Foundation Family Care P.C., Meek Law Firm, 10130 Mallard Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Charlotte 28262 3/7/16 G-$quad Records LLC, Jahid Ny Shaun Thompson, 10105 Pintail Pl., Apt. 303, Charlotte 28269 3/7/16 Just Right Interiors Inc., Philip Nor-
man Shepard Jr., 3040 Parker Green Trl., Charlotte 28269 3/7/16 New South Development LLC, Herman T. Coleman, 4833 Reinbeck Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/7/16 The Phoenix Knight Trading LLC, Teekukumar D. Patel, 6703 Pine Branch Ct., Charlotte 28269 3/7/16 Queen City Event & Part Rentals, Inc., Carlos A. Benitez, 2221 Clonmel Pl., Charlotte 28262 3/7/16 Roadstar Logistics LLC, Rogelio Herrera, 4800 Henderson Cir., Lot 17, Charlotte 28269 3/8/16 Bad Daddy’s of Olive Park LLC, Michael F. Maloney, 17220 Formby Rd., Unit A, Huntersville 3/8/16 Douglas Spencer Enterprises Inc., Douglas M. Spencer, 13621 Aldenbrook Dr., Huntersville 3/8/16 Entertainment LLC, Ana Vidal, 3200 Summercroft Ln., Charlotte 28269 3/8/16 Hanson Home Inspection LLC, Eric Hanson, 13332 Philip Michael Rd., Huntersville 3/8/16 JALand LLC, Adam Will Foodman, 20035 Jetton Rd., Unit D, Cornelius 3/8/16 Komo Cabinet Systems LLC, Frederick Glenn, 10314 Cladwell Depot Rd., Cornelius 3/8/16 Kripa Consulting Inc., Philip Thomas, 2420 Thomashire Ct., Charlotte 28262 3/8/16 No “Mower” Worries LLC, Leon R. Scott, 11320 Deer Chase Ln., Charlotte 28262
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3/9/16 Carolina Home Bargains LLC, Maria Lovella Sigmon, 15240 S. Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville 3/9/16 Charlotte Photo Booth Fun LLC, Christopher Cardo, 10130 Mallard Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Charlotte 28262 3/9/16 C&L Major Construction Corp., Ligia Dolores Alvarado, 10522 Old Bridge Ln., Charlotte 28269 3/9/16 Dotti A Inc., Tamara Allen, 30201 Prosperity Church Rd., #507, Charlotte 28269 3/9/16 Forbes Attorney at Law PLLC, Richard Forbes, 3611 Whitehill Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/9/16 The Global Grind Club LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 1403 Mumford Ln., Charlotte 28213 3/9/16 HWMJG Investment LLC, James W. Surane, 19520 W. Catawba Ave., #114, Cornelius 3/9/16 Luscious Desires LLC, Princess Sales, 5450 Datha Ave., Charlotte 28269 3/9/16 Overtop Media LLC, Victo V. Bubuioc, 9211 N. Tryon St., Ste. 14, Charlotte 28262 3/9/16 Pynk-Elephant LLC, Bianca Brewton, 2727 Wingdale Dr., Charlotte 28213 3/9/16 Sen sei Business Solutions LLC, Alfonzo Donnell Rhyne, 1914 JN Pease Pl., Charlotte 28262 3/9/16 Suffolk Sales and Service Corporation, New Fun LLC, 10110 Vanguard Pkwy., Huntersville 3/9/16 Tinbit Transportation LLC, Daniel Gebremichael, 9241 Glenwater Dr., Apt. 212, Charlotte 28262 3/9/16 Web Tech Talk LLC, Rashmi Ranjan Srivastava, 2258 Elendil Ln., Charlotte 28269 3/9/16 Wilkes Construction Inc., Laura A. Castricone, 17226 Caldwell Track Dr., Huntersville 3/10/16 141 Investments LLC, Carisse Moody, 8818 Laurel Run Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/10/16 3rd & Morgan LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 20105 Coachmans Wood Ln., Cornelius 3/10/16 A Housewife for Hire LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 18826 Bailey Springs Dr., Davidson 3/10/16 AMP Media Works Inc., Amanda Patton, 13519 Morgan Lee Ave., Charlotte 28213 3/10/16 Big Toy’s Repair Shop Corp., Felix Rodriguez, 2225 Mallard Highlands Dr., Apt. 104, Charlotte 28262 3/10/16 BKMJ LLC, Brendyn W. Sullivan, 9124 Park Grove St., Huntersville 3/10/16 Broadwell Investors LLC, Rakesh Patel, 13313 Broadwell Ct., Huntersville 3/10/16 CeroTower Management LLC, Ronnel D. Asbury, 11339 Breezehill Ln., Charlotte 28262 3/10/16 DBFM Inc., Michael Harris, 2728 Old Ironside Dr., Charlotte 28213 3/10/16 EmBe Inc., Caryn L. Kicklighter, 18737 The Commons Blvd, Cornelius 3/10/16 Emerge Consulitng LLC, Yolanda Chambers, 8406 Newfane Rd., Charlotte 28269 3/10/16 Firm Entertainment Enterprise LLC, Kyle T. Saunders, 12415 Panthersville Dr., Charlotte 28269
3/10/16 Heaven and Life Foundation, Demarquis Antwuan Griggs, 1905 Wexford Meadows Ln., Charlotte 28262 3/10/16 Hoke DMD LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 11510 Dartington Ridge Ln., Charlotte 28262 3/10/16 Law Office of LaRocha M. Moore PLLC, Larocha M. Moore, 301 McCullough Dr., 4th Floor, Charlotte 28262 3/10/16 Miller Geotechnical Engineering & Consulting PLLC, Daniel J. Miller, 7526 Lullwater Cove, Huntersville 3/10/16 PG&S Accountants and Advisors LLC, Jeffrey Kronemeyer, 21031 Catawba Ave., Ste. 104, Cornelius 3/10/16 ProReady Baseball LLC, Raphael Ahmad Turner, 5935 Swanston Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/10/16 Solu South Park Inc., Luis Moreno, 12319 Sojourn Ct., Huntersville 3/10/16 Tea Party & Paint LLC, Yong Lamax, 423 Magnolia St., Davidson 3/10/16 University Chiropractic Care P.C., Kevin Hauser, 1610 Ivy Meadow Dr., Apt. 712, Charlotte 28213 3/11/16 AAHOM LLC, John McGimsey, 70514 Northeast Dr., Davidson 3/11/16 Ally United Logistics of North Carolina Inc., Michael Muller, 14311 Reese Blvd., Ste. A2-366, Huntersville 3/11/16 BE aspiration I inspiration Incorporated, Vince C. Lanier, 5602 Branthurst Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/11/16 Castillo Flooring Inc., Agustin Sanchez Castillo, 640 Ann Elizabeth Dr., Charlotte 28213 3/11/16 EN Marketplace LLC, Hugh Franklin, 19421 A Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius 3/11/16 Music for the Soul LLC, Michael K. Elliott, 13420 Reese Blvd. West, Huntersville 3/11/16 Pektas Transport LLC, Zeki Pektas, 3828 Hedingham Ct., Charlotte 28269 3/11/16 Place of Solace Studios LLC, Valencia Brown, 3113 Burkston Rd., Charlotte 28269 3/11/16 Sunshine Factory LLC, Michael K. Elliott, 13420 Reese Blvd. West, Huntersville 3/11/16 Wise RC Inc., Eric Wise, 10515 Blackstone Dr., Huntersville 3/14/16 Aketa Mercantile LLC, Rakesh Patel, 13313 Broadwell Ct., Huntersville 3/14/16 Beebe’s Tire & Service LLC, Justin Beebe, 3416 Breezy Thorn Ln., Charlotte 28269 3/14/16 Counselor Book LLC, Ronald M. Clouse, 8728 Cliff Cameron Dr., #303, Charlotte 28269 3/14/16 Don Gonzalez LLC, Michael P. Ventura Reyes, 5327 Grenelefe Village Rd., Charlotte 28269 3/14/16 Ewrench LLC, Jeremiah Jon Pasour, 1911 Greymouth Rd., Charlotte 28262 3/14/16 Exhort Community Church, Herbert Wallace Jr., 8935 Stourbridge Dr., Huntersville 3/14/16 Fun to be Fit LLC, Frank Kaminski, 14311 Hunters Rd., Huntersville 3/14/16 Nizzo Entertainment LLC, Steve Githinji, 6303 Forest Pond Dr., Charlotte See NEW CORPORATIONS, Page 23
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28262 3/14/16 Pinna’s Fashions LLC, Amanda Heim, 5222 McChesney Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/14/16 Pioneer Health Group LLC, Tracy Ball, 15129 Oxford Hollow, Huntersville 3/14/16 Saucy Spoon Cooking, Jessica Lutz, 8112 Bramfield Dr., Huntersville 3/14/16 This is That BBQ LLC, Clayton Gause, 9410 Glenecho Dr., Cornelius 3/15/16 Abhivyakti The Handicraft Store LLC, Medha Shenoy, 730 Potenza Dr., Apt. B, Charlotte 28262 3/15/16 C&H Laundromats LLC, Jason Cochrane, 5138 Statesville Rd., Charlotte 28269 3/15/16 D & E Transportation LLC, Chanique McDaniel, 3026 Osceola Ln., Charlotte 28269 3/15/16 Generations Next LLC, Marlon Feaster, 13419 Crystal Springs Dr., Huntersville 3/15/16 Granita Asset Management LLC, Grant Campbell, 9910 Hillspring Dr., Huntersville 3/15/16 Hybrid Homes N C Inc., William O’Connell, 10316 Meadow Crossing Ln., Cornelius 3/15/16 K2 Fitness LLC, Kevin P. Barnes, 2722 Wild Berry Ct., Charlotte 28262 3/15/16 M5 Capital LLC, Matthew Lineberger, 9625 Northcross Center Ct., Ste. 303, Huntersville 3/15/16 M5 Ventures LLC, Matthew Lineberger, 9625 Northcross Center Ct., Ste. 303, Huntersville 3/15/16 Narayan Krishna LLC, Alay Patel, 5111 Equipment Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/15/16 Provisional Services Inc., Reuben Jackson, 6200 Bennettsville Ln., Apt. 107, Charlotte 28262 3/15/16 SNS Realty LLC, Sohil Shah, 6712 Branchnell View Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/15/16 Yung Plugged Ent LLC, Jason Cordaro Walker, 4201 Cerise Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/16/16 CJ Adam’s Construction Group LLC, Christopher Lee Errickson, 10621 Castlehill Dr., Huntersville 3/16/16 Clean Juice Franchising LLC, Cook & Sadorf PLLC, 17115 Kenston Dr., Ste. 203-A, Cornelius 3/16/16 Clean Juice Holdings LLC, Cook & Sadorf PLLC, 17115 Kenston Dr., Ste. 203-A, Cornelius 3/16/16 Dollface Skin & Makeup Lounge LLC, Lauren Nichols, 10923 Washam Potts Rd., Cornelius 3/16/16 Franchise Barbers Inc., Donald C. Lea, 15217 Chowning Tavern Ln., Charlotte 28262 3/16/16 The Hair Games LLC, India R. Rice, 8929 JM Keynes Dr., Ste. 40, Charlotte 28262 3/16/16 ITaaSolutions LLC, S. Kareem Salughter, 6412 Wyndham Hill Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/16/16 J.D. North America Corp., Denis Bedard, 5518 David Cox Rd., Ste. J, Charlotte 28269 3/16/16 Latasha Hodges Enterprises LLC, Latasha M. Hodges, 5806 Prosperity Church Rd., Ste. A2-184, Charlotte 28269
3/16/16 The Palace Life Church, Wayne Birts, 2213 Highland Park Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/16/16 ProMedoss Inc., Shoshana Friedman, 3521 Hatwynn Rd., Charlotte 28269 3/16/16 Robinson Lawn Care LLC, Dennis Robinson, 7317 McIlwaine Rd., Huntersville 3/16/16 Travel Partners LLC, David Whrung, 20122 Dowry Ct., Cornelius 3/17/16 360 Scopes Home Inspectors LLC, Khang Doan, 2202 Baggins Ln., Charlotte 28269 3/17/16 Class Always Choose to Think Inc., Morghana Cofield, 11017 Chrudan Dr., Charlotte 28262 3/17/16 Graves Logistics LLC, Frederick J. Graves, 5026 Eagle Creek Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/17/16 Spencer & Spencer International Inc., Jesse C. Jones, 209 Delburg St., Ste. 203, Davidson 3/17/16 Syncron Solutions LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 3834 Saxonbury Way, Charlotte 28269 3/17/16 Targeted Skin Care LLC, William P. Bray, 432 S. Main St., Ste. 200, Davidson 3/18/16 Godley Property Inc., Kathryn B. Godley, 20940 Bethelwood Ln., Cornelius 3/18/16 Healthy Green Living Inc., Shannon McKenzie-Hagen, 17931 Ragtop Day Ln., Cornelius 3/18/16 Linda Griffeth Interiors LLC, Linda T. Griffeth, 355 Pine Rd., Davidson 3/18/16 One Eyed Pirate Group LLC, Christopher W. Cook, 13539 Helen Benson Blvd., Davidson 3/18/16 PAS Enterprises LLC, Jesse C. Jones, 11330 Vanstory Dr., Ste. 103, Huntersville 3/18/16 Poetry For Entertainment LLC, Kimberly Hight, 7912 Harris Hill Ln., Apt. F, Charlotte 28269 3/18/16 Romani Heritage Foundation, Glenda Bailey-Mershon, 7240 Leaves Ln., Charlotte 28213 3/18/16 Solomon Keyes Presents LLC, Walter Boyd Jr., 4828 Shadow Pine Dr., Charlotte 28269 3/18/16 Unicus Flooring & Design LLC, Johoan De La Cruz, 8511 Davis Lake Pkwy., Ste. C6-151, Charlotte 28269 3/21/16 Carolina Premier Real Estate Services LLC, Eric N. Plummer, 10336 Willingham Rd., Huntersville 3/21/16 Got Trash? LLC, Andre Simmons, 215 Mossburn Rd., Apt. 305, Charlotte 28262 3/21/16 Home Solvers NC LLC, Greg Chandler, 16818 Hugh Torance Pkwy., Huntersville 3/21/16 Lisa D. Smith Inc., Lisa D. Smith, 13016 Eastfield Rd., Ste. 200-101, Huntersville 3/21/16 Nancy Hernandez Flooring LLC, Nancy Hernandez Aguilar, 109 A Walker St., Huntersville 3/21/16 New Beginnings Ministry Church, Annette Moton, 2801 Westbury Lake Dr., Apt. D, Charlotte 28269
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Mooresville 3/3/16 Electromotive Consultants Inc., Stephanie White, 706 Pinewood Cir. 28115 3/3/16 jamesbry LLC, James Bryan Ward, 209 Aztec Cir. 28117 3/3/16 Newsome Realty LLC, Ashley P. Williams, 106 Moon Flower Ln. 28115 3/4/16 702 Brawley LLC, Michael R. Shott, 131 Plantation Ridge Dr., Ste. 200 28117 3/4/16 Saratoga Blue LLC, Claire Polk, 201 Mayfair Rd. 28117 3/4/16 Stingray Enterprises LLC, Sandra M. Gause, 293 West Plaza Dr. 28117 3/4/16 The Wooden Rooster Art Studio LLC, Mark T. Davis, 109 Chuckwood Rd. 28117 3/7/16 Alcove II LLC, Ronnie G. Davidson II, 134 North Magnolia St. 28115 3/7/16 Evolving Technology Integration LLC, Davies Gregory Seacrist Jr., 230 Colony Dr. 28115 3/8/16 A to Z Real Estate LLC, Jennifer M. Holt, 119 Gray Fox Dr. 28117 3/8/16 The Cuddle Canoe LLC, Jenna Lay, 108 Cherry Bark Dr. 28117 3/8/16 Jay’s Flag Car Service LLC, Jason Chas Payne, 127 Autry Ave. 28117 3/8/16 JC’s Custom Wheels Inc., Jessica Wilson, 139 West Statesville Ave. 28115 3/9/16 Carolina Stairlifts LLC, James R. Tuit, 230 Wordsworth Way 28115 3/9/16 Specialtytools.com Inc., John C. Michaels, 1307 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy. 28115 3/10/16 Brady Bunch Racing LLC, Scott W. Anderson, 1259 Shearers Rd. 28115 3/10/16 Delta Force Group Inc., Linda Doughty, 115 Standish Ln. 28117 3/10/16 Drive for a Cure, Daniel Lee Scott, 197 Paradise Peninsula Rd. 28117 3/10/16 Heathland Consulting LLC, Sara Cerminara, 162 Heathland Ln. 28117 3/10/16 McConnuighey Auto Group Inc., Antonio McConnuighey, 533 Patterson Ave., Ste. 300 28115 3/10/16 NELCO Group LLC, Garen A. Nelson, 165 Macleod Dr. 28117 3/11/16 All Generations Audiology PLLC, Diana J. Eshleman, 321 Fieldstone Rd. 28115 3/11/16 Define U LLC, Theresa H. Anderson, 140 Lightship Dr. 28117 3/11/16 iDREAMBig Performance & Fitness
LLC, Christopher People, 1068 Coddle Creek Rd. 28115 3/11/16 Institute for Reading Achievement LLC, Chaunte C. Neely, 141 Beverly Chase Ln. 28117 3/11/16 Natlis LLC, Michael P. Shalvoy, 104 Bridgeport Dr. 28117 3/11/16 Northern Lake Norman Baseball, Tracy S. Day, 163 Lake Mist Dr. 28117 3/11/16 OFE Fulfillment Inc., Gregg Sanders, 125 Trade Ct., Ste. F44 28115 3/14/16 Edge Worx Performance Innovations LLC, Cody A. Efaw, 115 Wellshire St. 28115 3/14/16 Looking UPward Lutz & Associates LLC, Ronald W. Lutz, 170 Mooresville Commons Way, Unit 306 28117 3/14/16 Organic Nails & Spa Inc., Thuy Dinh, 509 River Hwy., #B 28117 3/14/16 Spenser Grant LLC, Spenser G. Bowles, 769 E. Iredell Ave. 28115 3/14/16 What’s Up Watersports Inc., Irene Young, 141 Glenn Allen Rd. 28115 3/15/16 L&D Mathem Holdings LLC, Denise J. Mathem, 116 Danica Pl. 28117 3/15/16 LKN Solutions LLC, Angie Wyatt, 800 Lakeview Shores Loop 28117 3/15/16 SMA Group LLC, Steven M. Andiloro, 172 Williamson Rd., #4797 28117 3/15/16 Young Machine and Supply Inc., Paul Stephen Young, 2254 Coddle Creek Hwy. 28115 3/17/16 AutoMail LLC, Kent Hovey, 172 Williamson Rd., Box 4058 28117 3/17/16 Highland Group LLC, Kent M. Gruber, 124 W. Callicutt Trl. 28117 3/17/16 LIFT 4:10, Mike Sharp, 184 Plantation Dr. 28117 3/17/16 Spinnaker Visual Marketing LLC, Robert Weidinger, 111 Torrence Chapel Rd. 28117 3/17/16 Walter A. Smith III LLC, Walter A. Smith III, 148 Catawba Air Rd. 28117 3/21/16 The AdventCo. LLC, Bradley A. Maynard, 284 Milford Cir. 28117
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24 April 2016
Where the air is thinner, so are the showings 10 highest priced homes in the Golden Crescent Address
127 Thurstons Way, Mooresville
210 Yeoman Road, Mooresville
178 Mariner Pointe Lane, Mooresville
16920 Harbor Master Cove, Cornelius
185 Sunset Cove Lane, Mooresville
8275 Mount Olive Road, Concord
18394 Nantz Road, Cornelius
19125 Peninsula Point Drive, Cornelius
173 Rehoboth Lane, Mooresville
19134 Peninsula Point Drive, Cornelius
Source: Angela Standish, Allen Tate Co., Cornelius
What’s going on in the high-end market? It’s a tale of two cities—Under about $1.1 million vs. over $1.1 million. There were 1,235 total showings for homes priced between $725,000 and just under $1.1 million, according to Angela Standish, sales manager for Allen Tate’s Lake Norman and Davidson offices. For houses priced at just
under $1.1 million to $1.45 million, there were 413 showings, according to Allen Tate. Between $1.8 million and $3.26 million—the heart of Charlotte’s super luxury market—there were 131 showings. Average DOM for houses over $3 million is almost a year, Standish says. Nevertheless, the high-price abodes
210 Yeoman in Mooresville for $5.4 million
178 Mariner Pointe in Mooresville for $4.5 million
are selling, it just takes patience, marketing and the right price. In the starkest national terms, the number of houses priced below $100,000 fell 8.6 percent in January compared to January of 2015. Meanwhile the number of homes priced $1 million and above rose 15 percent.
Economists say high-income buyers are more sensitive to the stock market than entry-level buyers.
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lion after being on the market most recently for 182 days. Dixie Dean of Allen Tate Co. listed the 7,892 square-foot house for $1.99 million; the tax value is $2.24 million. The house sits on 1 acre of lakefront property, within walking distance of The Peninsula Yacht Club. Features include braided crown moldings, rounded walls and an infinity pool. There is a four-car garage, as well as a circular driveway. Cumulative days on market: 486. Dean also represented the buyers. º º º A house in Wright’s Emerald Cove, just off Bethel Church Road, sold the same day it was listed. Complete with an “outdoor resort” that includes a saltwater pool, the 4,674 square foot house was listed at $939,000 by Dixie Dean and sold for $885,000. Anita Sabates, also with Allen Tate, represented the buyers. The European-style house has a master and office on the main floor, not to mention a sports bar and billiard room. The tax value is $716,000. º º º A spectacular contemporary at the end of Jetton Road has sold for $1.55 million after being listed by Jay Martin of Martin & Company Homes for $1.725 million. The lakefront house, just around the bend from the entrance to the harbor at The Peninsula Yacht Club, was on the market for a little over three months. The tax value is $1.26 million. It has a sandy beach, a twostory great room, a unique presence and exceptional views. Lori Jackson of Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties, represented the buyers.
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Retraining is real challenge for NC ing in North Carolina has been Given Hillar y Clinton’s tradiaccompanied by the emergence tional support of international of a two-tier labor market, in trade deals, her victor y in the which many workers in offNorth Carolina primar y last shored industries—particularly month was surprising, manufacturing—are insuggested a recent creasingly shunted into report from the Institute fast-growing low-wage and for Southern Studies in low-skill occupations.” He Durham. cited examples such as More than any other Reporters food prep workers, home Notebook health aides, and cashiers, state, North Carolina has suffered the greatwhose average wages are est economic dislocation because all under $10 per hour. of global trade agreements, the Freyer pointed out that highreport said. Since the 1990s, wage, high-skill professions— when then-President Bill Clinton nurses and physicians, postsigned the North American Free secondar y instructors, and office Trade Agreement, North Caromanagers—are growing. These lina has lost more than 350,000 jobs pay $20-$45 per hour. manufacturing jobs, particularly “Unfortunately, there is little in the state’s traditional textile growth in the middle-wage, midand furniture industries. dle-skill occupations in between, Hillar y Clinton’s opponent like those traditionally associated Bernie Sanders has fought interwith manufacturing that pronational trade deals such as the vided a reasonably secure path to Trans-Pacific Partnership, claim- middle-class prosperity,” Freyer ing, as does the ISS report, that said. “As a result, offshoring has they hurt American workers. contributed to wage stagnation Allan Freyer, a public policy and limited career mobility.” analyst with the North Carolina Getting folks retrained is the Justice Center, said, “Offshorreal challenge, said Wells Fargo By Erica Batten
Senior Economist Mark Vitner. “In an age of globalization, there’s not much you can do at a local level to reverse that trend,” Vitner said about offshoring. “Many of the jobs that were eliminated through global trade were on the outs, anyway.” Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs, North Carolina has been adding jobs at a faster rate than most of the countr y. In smaller communities, where textiles, furniture, and other traditional manufacturing industries figured prominently, those new jobs are not readily available. “The overall economy may benefit from international trade, but there are significant costs that go along with those benefits,” Vitner said. And while Clinton has lately realigned her stance to more closely mirror Sanders’, both candidates may need to consider a more nuanced approach, one that, as Vitner said, “seeks to maximize the benefit of international trade and can find ways to help folks displaced by it.”
Book Review: The Power of Resilience
Interdependencies within and between national economies make global and national systems – like financial networks or the world’s food chain – increasingly susceptible to disruption. A factory fire in one corner of the globe might create a supply chain domino ef-
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