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March 2016 Published monthly Business Intelligence for the Golden Crescent: Lake Norman • Cabarrus • University City

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By Marty Price Big corporate relocations are down, but local moves are climbing. Challenger, Gray and Christmas, the big national outplacement firm, says the strength of local job markets has driven down worker relocations. That suits Huntersville resident Eric Snider just fine as he would rather be home where he can spend time with his family. The 28-year old owner of Moving Simplified says “long distance moves are one and done.” He prefers the local moves because that customer refers friends and family members and “that has helped my business grow,” he said. Snider found his passion for moving as a high school Eric Snider, left, owner, and Preston Humphries, manager, pose for a picture with one of the trucks for Moving Simplified at their warehouse in Charlotte on Feb. 24

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Business sales at a brisk pace By Dave Friedman Across the country small business transactions declined slightly in 2015. However, in the Charlotte area performance was brisk. This region’s economy continues to move forward despite several reasons for hesitancy. Experts agree that demographics, cost of living, and a business friendly environment are key factors for continued prosperity. Nationally, the number of small businesses changing hands in 2015 declined by 3.6 percent compared to 2014. The small dip is actually good news. It suggests there is not a tidal wave of businesses owned by retiring baby-boomers flooding the market. In Charlotte the median asking price for a business is $350,000, up from $250,000 a year ago, according to Biz. Buy.Sell.com. Median revenue of listed businesses rose from $500,000 to $580,000. Cash flow, the amount of money that comes out of a business during the course of a year, jumped from $105,229 to $132,157. According to Biz.Buy.Sell, restaurants sold at a .43 multiple of annual revenue; retail, .29; service, .63; and manufacturing, .55. The average of all businesses was. 54. In Charlotte, 32 percent of businesses that sold priced out at $100,000 to $300,000; 30 percent priced out at $300,000 to $1 million; and 14 percent sold for more than $1 million. Paul Wetenhall, president of the nonprofit VenturePrise, an organization helping start-ups and early stage companies based at UNC Charlotte, said Baby Boomers are indeed helping drive business sales. “There are a certain number of people in their 60s who see the economy in reasonably good shape,” said Wetenhall. “The future is uncertain. This is a good

time to exit the market. Their business might be worth $1 million now after being valued at $800,000 two years ago. There is some pressure to act.” Offerdahl At Viking Mergers & Acquisitions in Cornelius, Jay Offerdahl says there are several people looking for a business opportunity for every person pondering retirement. “Individual buyers are younger now than 10 years ago,” said Offerdahl. “Then people were waiting for kids to be out of high school or college. After the downturn, people looked for opportunities out of necessity, they lost corporate jobs. Now people are saying ‘I was just a number, now I’m young, I can try it now, if I fail there will be time to recover.’ Seventy percent of buyers are in their 40s or 50s, 10 years younger than a decade ago.” Sunbelt Business broker Bill Law in Cornelius says things could be slowing down. “Things have been so good, but manufacturing may be slowing down,” said Law. “There is a lot of activity, but manufacturing would be the first to slow. History shows that if you can’t get goods, that’s an indicator. If we see a significant slow-down, corporate buyers will slow too.” Law also is seeing some companies keep a lid on growth because of Obamacare. “I see and hear all the time how companies don’t want to create jobs because then they’ll have 50 employees and be forced to pay for Obamacare. It is having an ef fect on growth. They’re holding back so as not to reach the threshold,” he said.


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NC Rep. John Bradford III considers bid for Congress By Dave Yochum N.C. Rep John Bradford III may throw his hat in the ring for the newly drawn 13th U.S. Congressional District which includes parts of Rowan, Iredell and Guilford counties, as well as Davie and Davidson counties. “I will make a business decision,” Bradford said. “I’m seriously taking a look at it but just like I do at Park Avenue, I will make a business decision, not an emotional one.” Filing opens March 16 and closes March 26. Bradford, the founder of Park Avenue Properties in Cornelius, said there is a “serious misalignment” with the goals and issues of Lake Norman voters with “what’s going on in Charlotte.” The NC District 98 legislator, who is in the middle of his first term in Raleigh, lives in Cornelius. The former Cornelius Town Board member who replaced Thom Tillis in the state legislature said he has not consulted with the U.S. Senator about running for Congress. A federal court ordered the new districting, which puts Mecklenburg County just across the border of the new 13th Congressional district. Bradford, who emphasized he has not made up his mind to run, says Park Avenue does business in every part of the new district. N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock was the first candidate to publicly declare his intentions to seek the new 13th District seat. State Rep. Harry Warren, R-77, is also being discussed as a possible candidate, as are Rep. Julia Howard and veteran Iredell politician Robert Brawley who is opposing Pat McCrory in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Indeed, at least a half-dozen names have been discussed in political circles. “Every county will have one if not multiple favorite sons and daughters,” one political expert said. But Bradford has deep pockets and the ability to raise money. A Congressional race could easily cost $1 million to $1.5 million Bradford said, explaining that he has the ability to fund a “significant amount.” He said the same frustrations that made him want to run for N.C. District 98 would make him want to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Bradford is using the same political consulting firm, Strategic Partners Solutions, as Tillis. Bradford said his goals in Washington, if he chooses to run, would be the same as when he first ran for the legislature: A business-friendly environment that supports job creation for everyone. “I’m someone who wants to get up every day and chase the American dream,” Bradford said. “I’m a perfect example, I didn’t come from money... my mom and dad said your work ethic is everything.” Last year, Inc. magazine ranked Park Avenue Properties No. 2614 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastestgrowing private companies. It was the second consecutive year Park Avenue Properties has ranked on the list. In 2014, the company was No. 1352. Among North Carolina companies, Park Avenue was No. 83 out of 145, and No. 105 out of 159 companies real estate companies nationwide. Federal law doesn’t require that candidates live in the district. Candidates may retain their existing seats. The primary is June 7. Political pundits say this will be an unusual contest, partly because the timing is so short. At the same time, federal courts still have to decide that the hastily redrawn 13th District abides by the law. “I’m not sure if being able to spend a boatload of money matters because the time is so short. I have a feeling a lot of people will vote for the hometown boy or hometown girl,” one observer said.

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Julia Kirby named partner with Church Watson Law Attorney Julia Kirby

was recently named a partner with Church Watson Law. Kirby offers clients family law services related to separation, divorce and child Kirby custody issues. She is a graduate of the Honors College at Clemson University. She planned to become a tax attorney, but while in law school her experience as an intern with a family court judge inspired her to pursue family law. During her career, Kirby has litigated many cases and has represented clients before most of the family law judges in this region. She also volunteers with Safe Alliance, an organization that supports victims of violence, abuse and sexual assault. “I consider it an honor to now be a partner with Church Watson Law,” said Kirby. “In the area of family law, we’re helping people who are going through incredibly emotional times. We’re here to be problem solvers, whether that involves reaching a settlement out of court or going to trial.” Watch a video interview with Julia Kirby at: http://churchwatsonlaw. com/video-julia-kirby/. Church Watson Law was established in 2013 by former district attorney Rush Watson and board-certified family law attorney Kary Church Watson. The legal team includes partners Julia Kirby and Seth Glazer, and paralegal Robert Carter. Church Watson Law offers services in the areas of family law, criminal law, traffic law and appellate law. The firm has offices in Cornelius and Charlotte.

Aquesta hires branch manager in SouthPark

Julia Stuckey has joined Aquesta Bank as the branch manager for the SouthPark branch. A nine-year veteran of Fifth Third Bank and its predecessor, First Charter, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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new CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, effective Feb. 16. Dunlap, who comes to the mentoring organization after 20 years in DUNLAP leadership roles with XEROX and Microsoft, is an active board member with organizations like YWCA Central Carolinas, Girl Scouts Hornet’s Nest Council and the Levine Museum. Her mother was a Big Sister and her father was actively engaged in the community assisting at-risk children. “The opportunity to lead the organization is an honor and privilege,” Dunlap said. “I take it as my personal responsibility in working with colleagues, donors and volunteers to ensure that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte continues to make great strides toward achieving indisputable impact on the lives of children through our proven staff-supported, long-term mentoring model.”

Chief Ray Allen honored in Concord

Helping students to develop critical thinking skills is integral to Keith Powell’s instructional style. Powell, the chair of Central Piedmont Community College’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration program, has written a new textbook, “Carpentry,” published by Pearson Education. The Mooresville resident has penned what may be the first residential construction textbook to integrate principles of green building with a complete set of house plans and International Code Council-vetted building codes. “Carpentry” has been adopted at several schools, including Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, and Surry Community College. The book includes the real house plans—perhaps the biggest departure from traditional texts—so that students can understand how the concepts in the text translate into real-world construction.

There are step-by-step, three-dimensional, color-coded instructions so that students can visualize how floors, walls, and roofs come together. Powell says the book helps students “consider the environment and how materials and site selection, waste control and other factors impact communities locally and nationally,” Powell said. “My whole concept is that the science is being applied here. You don’t do these things that hurt us all.” For example, sourcing materials locally has a much smaller environmental impact than using materials that have travelled a thousand miles or more, Powell said. Powell logged more than 13,000 hours developing his textbook, adding personal touches along the way. The house plan is a modest ranch design incorporating many of Powell’s own preferences. — Erica Batten

The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs has recognized the Concord Fire Chief Ray Allen as its 2016 Fire Chief of the Year. The award was announced in Concord on Saturday, February 6 at the association’s annual mid-Winter conference, which has been hosted at the Concord Convention Center since 2011. The 2016 conference had over 700 attendees and vendors in attendance. This award was conceived to recognize outstanding fire chiefs whose actions and leadership in their profession, home, community, and country serve as an example and challenge for all other chief fire executives throughout the southeast. His nomination for the award cited his leadership in regional cooperation in the form of the Concord Fire Department’s recruitment and training partnerships with surrounding jurisdictions, which allow more frequent and efficient opportunities for all involved. Additionally, the nomination praised his development of automatic aid agreements that benefit thousands of local residents and visitors.


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LKN Chamber takes a regional approach By Bill Russell Recently I had the chance to watch the sun set over our beautiful Lake Norman. The bright orange skyline kissed the rippling waters. Teased by the wind, it skipped across the expanse that touched my soul and I was reminded of a passage in a book by Norman Maclean that read, “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” In the early 1980s, long before I joined the Lake Norman Chamber, my mom moved to Huntersville. I was struck on my first visit to North Meck with the rural countryside. Considered a suburb of Charlotte, Huntersville was largely pasture. Cornelius, just to the north, was a former mill town and surprisingly the real population seemed to reside in the little college town of Davidson. Before the end of that decade, Huntersville businessman John Cherry would share a vision of what we could accomplish as a region by creating

what was known at the time as the North Mecklenburg Chamber. The Chamber was composed of businesses in Huntersville, Davidson, and Cornelius with Town Board representation by all three towns. John created an opportunity for businesses to network and support each other. The organization quickly grew with the population, as did it’s greater voice in the county and state. In 1996, I was hired to serve as the Chamber’s president and one of the primary challenges we faced was the shortage of classroom space. North Mecklenburg High School had the largest enrollment of any school in the state. Yet, Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board Members refused to acknowledge the desperate need for a new High School in north end of the county. I still vividly recall a group from the Chamber going to a CMS meeting to passionately advocating for the new school. We orchestrated the collective

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voice of the towns, community, and Both were initiatives of the chamber. business leaders and through determi- Community leaders recognized the unnation and a commitment to our kids, bridled opportunities when you partner we were successful in getting Hopewell the towns together with the chamber of commerce. High built. John Cherry told me that it was difSoon we saw our communities begin to grow together. Folks living in Hunt- ficult early on to recognize the sum of ersville, working in Cornelius, employ- parts was greater than anything we ing staff from Denver and Mooresville, could have accomplished on our own. and shopping in Davidson. The name Even today, almost three decades later, of the Chamber was changed to reflect some think that progress means going back to where we our more regional QUOTABLE started - working sepaidentity - Lake Norman rately, rather than to- but our commitment “Before the end of gether. I think the past remained steadfast that decade, Huntthirty years prove that in our roots to North ersville businessman is not the sound stratMecklenburg. egy. When we work The Chamber John Cherry would hard, work smart, and stretched its ability to share a vision of work together, there advocate for business is no limit to what we when we successfully what we could aclobbied for an access complish as a region can accomplish for our communities, commanagement study for by creating what was merce, and citizens. Hwy 73. The NC DOT countered such an unknown at the time as The Lake Norman Chamber has indeed dertaking had never the North Mecklenbeen a catalyst to bring been done. It took the burg Chamber.” our communities tocollaborative efforts of gether and accomplish three chambers, three —Bill Russell, so much that each counties, and several CEO, Lake Norman Chamber could not have done inmunicipalities but it dependently. We have resulted in what is known today as the Highway 73 Council grown our business community and we are working to meet the challenges and of Planning. It was the Lake Norman Chamber that opportunities that lie ahead. Standing on that dock, watching anfirst brought the three North Mecklenburg towns together at quarterly dinner other day end and a new one set to take meetings to share ideas and opportu- its place, I realized our North Mecklennities. That process evolved into four burg communities have indeed merged towns as Mooresville was invited to join. into one. Eventually, the vision has become reThe Lake Norman Chamber also gave birth to two other outstanding or- ality and the energy and passion of our ganizations serving our region - Visit people run through it. Bill Russell has been CEO of the Lake Lake Norman and the Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation. Norman chamber for 20 years.


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New chamber’s board leader will work with other chambers A new Huntersville Chamber of ative marketing efforts and exposure Commerce is forming, with for- to what this area has to offer. Rotating mer Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain our meeting locations has been great at the helm of the organization. for keeping our participants informed. How political it is is anybody’s guess, but board members in- Q: Do you have a ‘critical mass’ clude former Town Commission- in mind for this year? er Jeff Neely. (See related story, Page 15.) RC: Our goals for membership are The new chamber, a registered simple at this point: We want to trannon-profit, comes out of the Hunt- sition slowly while we maintain the ersville Connection, a roundtable foundation we have. We made sure group organized for area destina- to stress to our surrounding Chamber tions and venues. leaders that our intent is to work toAsked if she will run again for gether. We believe strong Chambers inpublic office, Swain said: “I just dicate a strong economic environment. don’t know how that applies to this Q: What will dues be like? at all. You need to RC: Our Board of Directors is finalknow that giving back is something izing the dues structure, but our objecI believe in. That tive is to have a cost-effective structure is what is impor- that will be amenable to small businesses and a good investment to larger tant overall.” In addition to corporate entities. We want to be able CRESPO Swain and Neely, to provide our members with services, board members include Raquel exposure and assistance. Crespo, assistant general managQ: Is your target market er of Birkdale Village. Swain directed that Crespo re- retail, or venue-driven, or spond to Business Today’s questions “because she is president B2B or a combination of of the Huntersville Connection the three? Board.” Crespo reRC: Because we QUOTABLE sponded in very have been successful general terms.

Q: What is the purpose of the new chamber?

“You need to know that giving back is something I believe in. That is what is important overall.”

RC: The purpose of the new Chamber is to continue the trajectory of Huntersville Connection. In the past eight years, Huntersville Connection has —Jill Swain, been meeting monthly Former Huntersville Mayor with small business owners and other entities with the objective of developing relationships and partnerships. We have focused on a sense of community, cre-

with a mix of entities, we will continue to grow in that direction. There is a value to businesses learning from other entities about best (and worst) practices. And there are so many partnership opportunities when there is a large variety of business entities.

Q: What role will advocacy play in the new chamber’s mission?

RC: The Huntersville Chamber has been and will continue to be an advocate for business. What we have found is that information and access to resources are the best weapons for business in future planning. SWAIN

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RCCC would also dedicate an additional $1 million for Phase II of the Fire & Emergency Services Training Facility, including building a fivestory fire training tower, JOHNSON a law enforcement and emergency services tactical training center an outdoor classroom shelter and modern restroom facilities. Fire training programs have grown 13 percent between 2012 and 2014. In Cabarrus, the college would allocate another $3 million toward expansions to the South Campus and Cabarrus Business and Technology Center facilities, including the remodel of the South Campus student center and property for future campus expansions. “The passing of this bond would mean significant savings to the people of Rowan and Cabarrus counties,” said Trustee Dakeita Vanderburg-Johnson. “The bond would fund ongoing, muchneeded improvements for the College that may otherwise have to come out of the budgets of both counties.”

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student, when he and his brother, looking to raise money for college one summer, printed up 100 fliers and distributed them door to door. Two weeks later, they rented a UHaul for his first move. “Even after splitting the profits with my brother, I saw I had made more money than I could in two or three weeks at my Pizza Hut job,” he says. An entrepreneur was born. Snider started his moving business in Lake Norman in 2007, just before the housing market failed and the beginning of the recession. As his name spread through local customers, his small company began picking up more cross countr y moves. Between 2011-2012, his company was crossing the nation about ever y other week, with 2-3 long hauls a month, but he said he noticed a decrease in 2015. The latest data on corporate relocations shows that, on average, 11 percent of those finding new jobs moved for their new position. That’s down from 16.3 percent in some prior quarters during the recession.

“It is typical to see these small windows of relocation surges. They tend to occur at the beginning of recessions and then again as the economy moves from recover y to expansion,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. “Last year definitely marked a

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turning point in the recover y. We finally regained all of the jobs lost as a result of the 2008-2009 recession and, by the end of the year, the national unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent. Even with the struggles in the oil industr y, the number of metropolitan areas throughout the countr y with unemployment rates below

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the national average continued to grow,” said Challenger. The improving housing market, however, means relocation is a major job search consideration, according to Challenger. “In a good economy people are moving to newer, larger houses and in a bad economy people are downsizing, moving to smaller houses or relocating for jobs,” Snider says. “In a bad economy ever yone tries to cut costs, doing what they can, like packing and unpacking themselves. In a good economy the customers tend to choose the complete package and that is what is happening now.” Pam Stanley, the executive director of North Carolina Movers Association, says the biggest problem the industr y is facing is finding enough truck drivers. People are spending more on moving, opting for a total move package, as opposed to packing their own dishes, for example. “We have one customer that has us get her Christmas decorations down from her upstairs storage for her each year,” Snider says.

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The hotel group is 25 years old and is currently owned by Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm. InTown bought 50 existing properties in 2015, bringing their total number of hotels to 189 in 22 states. Concord is at the intersection of growth and expansion. “We looked for cities with the highest forecasted job growth and the highest forecasted population. Where those two metrics intersected gave us the top 10-15 locations in our search,” Pertchik said. “When we found the town of Concord continued on page 11


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using ad blockers,” says Ginger Griffin, founder and principal of Ginger Griffin Marketing & Design in Cornelius. Indeed, there’s a strained but symbiotic relationship among consumers, online publishers, and marketers as online and print publications continue to evolve. Users of ad-blocking software, such as Adblock Plus, a free extension that blocks web ads and disables tracking, want fewer roadblocks and pit stops on their way to content. Whether they’re navigating via desktop, mobile browser, or mobile apps, savvy users understand that pop-ups and other ads not only interrupt content; they also slow page loading and use up data. But publishers need ad revenue to pay for content. Consumers are attracted by content, not advertising. Marketing professionals want to help clients reach customers without annoying and alienating them. To put it in social-media relationship terms: It’s complicated. “More news sites are requiring paid subscriptions to avoid pop-up ads altogether. The free sites vary as to the

degree of ads you’ll encounter. Some are quite tolerable while others are extremely irritating to the point that I, like many, just find another news source,” Griffin said. Speaking of social media, in February Facebook introduced a new menu of “reactions” to complement its seven-year-old “like” button. Not only do these emoticons provide Facebook users with a wider variety of options to respond to friends’ posts without actually commenting, they also provide advertisers with a treasure trove of marketing data when users respond to product- or service-related content. Powerful data-collection practices can lead to ads that are so hyper-targeted as to appear creepy, especially when the same pop-ups follow users as they navigate the web. Last fall, Apple responded to consumers’ concerns about overt advertising by allowing content blocking for Safari in iOS9. The Washington Post is trying a different tack. It offers readers a choice of either accepting ads or paying for a subscription. Many sites are finding ways to combat this issue. Websites have started

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blocking content to viewers who have ad-blockers installed, Griffin said. “If it means the viewers can’t access content, or that to do so requires paying for it, then they might stop using ad blockers. People are most likely to switch off their ad blocker only for their favorite or most frequently-used sites, or forgo free versions of app for paid ones. “It’s a delicate dance for both advertisers and consumers and something I think we’ll be hearing more about in the years to come,” Griffin said.

Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have brokered deals with Adblock Plus to have their ads whitelisted by default. Perhaps more than any other approach, their use of muscle highlights the armsrace mentality that typically ends in defeat for one or more sides. Then again, Google and Microsoft may be picking up on consumers’ willingness to accept a controlled amount of advertising content. A recent JP Morgan survey found that two-fifths of people are willing to whitelist ads for sites they trust.

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munications that seemingly super- and gives you time to evaluate your charge your efforts. Peter Drucker, information, numbers, and approach Stephen Covey, Jim methodically before the Collins and so many deadline. other clear thinkers Be clear in your and eloquent writstrategy. Know what ers tell us this, and your long term mission yet only some of us is and put it in front of apply it to our roles you ever y day. This with vigilance. helps you make deciAim for zero desions that keep you on fects. Developing track to achieve sales mental heuristics are goals by allocating your a natural way to ‘go efforts in a balanced apthrough the motions’ proach toward what is of tedious tasks that truly relevant. can save time. But Use tried and true if you don’t create methods. Know that work carefully, proof the organization of your your work well, and calendar by day and CHERYL KANE choose your words hour, matter. Map out precisely, errors may individual component seem trivial and easily correctable- steps to projects (sales calls, relationbut they mark you as careless and ship networking, project analysis, willing to do things twice to get it proposals) on your calendar. When it right. People grow tired of hearing feels like you should be doing someyou apologize for mistakes in ordi- thing you are forgetting it is probably nar y work products. true-because you did not document it. Actively listen. It keeps you movEnjoy what you do. Highly sucing progressively in a straight line to- cessful sales professionals don’t ward higher levels of sales success. scowl, fret, or whine. They are genSpecific words, slight hesitations, and erally happy and content even when changing tones from customers are running at full speed. It is because subtle cues that a keen obser ver will they rest well knowing what they are identify as a reason to adjust, adapt, doing now and will be doing tomorprobe, pause, or move onward from. row, how they will get things done, Missed cues are costly missed sales and that they will be successful in it opportunities. all. Keep your word. Reliability is a Yes, you are busy. Just make sure you characteristic held in high esteem. are busy putting forth your best ef forts The person was right who said, “It is all the time. Doing the right things, the better to under-promise and over-per- right way the first time, you will build form.” Be judicious in what you offer your confidence and enhance your repto do and dates you commit to. The utation, as you also build your sales more important the issue the faster portfolio. people gravitate toward those they Cheryl Kane, MBA, is a strategic know they can depend on. Plan to succeed. Don’t procrasti- business consultant, sales trainer, and nate, start projects early. Sales pre- professional speaker specializing in sentations and proposals need to be service quality. If you seek assistance done with care-which takes time. in growing your business, need a business speaker, or have a question, CherBeing able to ask critical thinking yl welcomes your communication at questions early allows you to clarify (704) 795-5058 or through her web site, what you should do without rushing www.cherylkane.net.

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Are you being disruptive enough? Too many businesses, in business that leads the an effort to compete, miss the charge towards advocating mark in what it takes to truly change. When you are willdifferentiate themselves. If ing to step up and be heard you are using your competias a voice for others who tion as a template for what you may not be able to or don’t think your should be doing, have the confidence to lead then you will always be followthe charge, you are demoning, and will more likely get strating that you care about left is the dust of “not knowing more than just your bottom what you didn’t know.” line. Companies that truly excel Build a Bridge: What against competition are willif your industry is suffering ing to put their offerings and as a whole? Be the business how they approach doing that rallies the industry to business on the line. These collaborate and cooperate SHERRE DeMAO businesses are willing to be in order to collectively endisruptive, and do the unexgage in identifying ways to pected or disregarded because their focus see forward and beyond the current state of is first and foremost on their customers and affairs. Share with your customers how you being a resource unlike any other option out are taking the lead in evolving the industry there. for its greater good and to better serve its How can you be more disruptive within markets. your industry or against competition to Leverage Integrity: Are you in an indusdemonstrate your business is different and try where it seems everyone is believed to worth patronizing? be a low-life, fast-talking, untrustworthy, Raise the Bar: If you are in business unreliable, all-about-the-sale mentality? Or because you believe you can do it better, has a recent crisis, that has received mediafaster, smarter, or at a higher quality, then frenzied attention, resulted in a shift in trust make this a key focus in all your messaging related to anyone doing business in your inand how you operate your business. Get dustry? If you are willing to draw a line in specific on how you are raising the bar of the sand about what is acceptable and not excellence and what this will mean to and acceptable, then challenging the integrity of for your customer. Be willing to call out your industry as a whole can be a hotbed of practices of competitors that are not serv- opportunity for differentiation. Whether its ing customers well. You can do this without guaranteeing your work, a call back within a naming a specific competitor. Merely being certain period of time, or being more transwilling to put the challenge out there sets parent in how you conduct business, you you apart from everyone, because you were are allowing what everyone else is doing willing to do it first. wrong to confirm how you do it right. Take a Stand: Just because everyone in Being strategically disruptive is the most your industry is doing things a particular important thing to understand when attemptway doesn’t mean it is the right or only way. ing to raise the bar, take a stand, advocate Those businesses that determine that status change, build a bridge or leverage integrity. quo, or “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” just isn’t If it is not strategically thought through, then cutting it any more are the businesses that it may appear like lip service, or worse yet, grab attention and market share. How can no one will see the value in your disruptive you demonstrate that your business has stance. Make sure the why and why it matevolved beyond the norm into a new strato- ters is clearly communicated, and then build sphere of consciousness and competency a solid strategy behind it to give it true wings when it comes to serving your market and to help your business soar against competitors. operating? Advocate Change: Is there something Sherré DeMao is an author and founder occurring in your community, industry or of SLD Unlimited Biz Growth Inc. Demarketplace that is having or could have Mao can be reached at 704.483.2941 or a concerning or negative impact? Be the sherre@sldunlimited.com.

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New Huntersville mayor aims to make his town business friendly By Dave Vieser. Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla, who upset incumbent Jill Swain in November, wants to make his town more business friendly. Aneralla who was the guest speaker at Business Today’s February Newsmakers Breakfast also believes efforts to form a new chamber of commerce in the town are not necessary, labeling them “strictly politics.” Swain is one of the driving forces behind the new chamber. Aneralla expressed his support for the Lake Norman Chamber, which has taken a regional approach to business advocacy for two decades. On a separate note, he said the Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission will be disbanded and reconfigured as a different entity, with a more staff-driven approach. The Cornelius Town Board votes on leaving or staying in the LNTC at a 3 p.m. meeting today. Aneralla is chairing the Kiwanis Splash Park fundraising for the Smithville Park. “We need to set a tone that our town and our region are open for business,” Aneralla said. “We can do that by injecting a business viewpoint into the daily

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Aneralla thanks all the companies who raised money for North Meck Kiwanis’ Splash park in Cornelius

Newly elected Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla at Business Today’s Newsmakers Breakfast

operation of our town. Business people look at issues differently than government.” As an example, Aneralla revealed that his town’s parks and recreation department recently met with officials from Cornelius and Davidson to explore bulk purchasing. “We have over 700 vendors in our town, and some of them overlap with the other towns, so there may be a significant savings potential.”

Lake Norman Chamber’s CEO, Bill Russell, poses a question to Mayor John Aneralla

Aneralla, former president of the Lake Norman Kiwanis, also wants to explore why certain regulations are on the books in his town. “I know of a funeral home which was required to spend thousands of dollars to build a bike rack. Do we really need such a requirement?” In response to a question from the audience, Anarella said he continues to support the Lake Norman Chamber of

Commerce, and sees no reason for another chamber in the town. He also sees the I-77 toll lanes and CMS future school goals as two major issues which the region must address and he called upon the business community to make their views known. “In the past we’ve heard mostly from individuals, but we need to hear from our business owners too.”

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Organizers plan Huntersville chamber Feb. 16. Jill Swain, the former mayor of Huntersville, is the new executive director of Huntersville Connection, a 501c6 organization that voted today to transiSWAIN tion to the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce. In addition to Swain, board members include Jeff Neely, a former Huntersville town commissioner, and Raquel Crespo, assistant general manager of DDR, the real estate management company behind Birkdale Village. The organization is effective as of the vote today. The group is working toward completing a business plan and sharing with participants. Bill Russell, CEO of the Lake Norman Chamber, said he was not concerned about the new chamber in the midst. “The Lake Norman Chamber was formed 28 years ago to be a regional chamber of commerce serving the businesses of Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius, and, as we grew, we included Denver, and even Charlotte. This announcement has no impact on the Lake Norman chamber because we will continue to be the chamber that services the communities Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius,” Russell said. Much of the chamber business today has to do with perceived value. Where businesses almost automatically joined chambers years ago, simply on the basis of geography, that’s not the case any more, Russell said. “The uniqueness of Huntersville Connection has been our ability to create

partnerships among our participants that benefit each entity. Our goal has been to give a sense of community to the local businesses, so that everyone works together toward overall benefits. When the business community understands that they are each other’s cheerleaders, we’ve seen that customers respond,” said Crespo, board president. The organization has grown since its inception. Originally intended as a roundtable for area destinations, organizers added businesses as well. Meetings have been held on the third Tuesday of each month at rotating locations and participation has been free. The organization will NEELY move to a fee-based model with “affordable” membership dues. Planned are a website and more events, like the Fall Into Huntersville festival held annually and discussion forums. “Huntersville’s population is now over 54,000 and it looks like that the growth will continue. Creating the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce, which will work with other area Chambers of Commerce, effectively moves our business community into a more proactive growth position for the future,” Neely said. Swain is in charge of transition plans, including membership recruitment, website development and name change issues. More info: HuntersvilleChamber@gmail.com or HuntersvilleConnection@gmail.com, on Facebook at Huntersville Chamber.

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THIS MONTH “I am a Realtor in Lake Norman and we as a profession come across this quite frequently. Many lenders that we work with in real estate do not require borrowers to obtain a survey when purchasing a home. Is this a good idea?”

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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 1/15/16 $255,000 AJAJ Land Investments, LLC to Preston & Jessica Shue, 1221 Hardwicke Pl., Concord 01/15/16 $255,000 Michael Anderson to Troy & Jeanna Willix, 2502 Shady Ln. Ext., Kannapolis 01/15/16 $6,625,000 8591 Concord Mills Boulevard Holdings, LLC to PEBB Concord Delaray, LLC & PEBB Concord Forum, LLC, Lots 4 & 5 of Concord Station, Phase II, Concord 01/15/16 $750,000 Arbor Lane Investments, Inc. to Coldwater Ridge Apartments, LLC., 4.2569 ac. on Coldwater Ridge Dr., Concord 01/15/16 $410,000 T.D. Feeney Construction Co., Inc. to Mark Morton, 8500 Reed Mine Rd., Midland 01/15/16 $3,300,000 Richard Petty Driving Experience, Inc. to Charlotte Motor Speedway, LLC, Lot No. 1 of Charlotte Motor Speedway Industrial Park, Concord 01/15/16 $335,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to James Petterson & Katharine Brewer, 1078 Matchstick Pl., Concord 01/15/16 $260,000 Evan & Kimberly Barna to Todd & Amy Keenan, 2820 Gibraltar St., Davidson 28036 01/15/16 $275,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Myrna Lopez & Vany Valle, 1320 McDermott Way, Huntersville 28078 01/15/16 $299,000 Barry & Maurice Wilson to Francisco & Erika Diaz, 1629 Abercorn St., Concord 01/19/16 $265,000 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Bradford & Miranda Simpson, 2144 Laurens Dr., Concord 01/19/16 $276,000 Mattamy Homes to Ryan & Susan Bell, 3133 Helmsley Ct., Concord 01/20/16 $274,000 Eric Flatley to Jeremy & Hillary Robinson, 10956 River Oaks Dr., Concord 01/20/16 $252,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to George Connolly & Honglei Li, 10392 Hillsborough St., Huntersville 28078 01/20/16 $4,243,500 Nolim Group, S.A. to Suncap Charlotte, LLC, 56.579 ac. in International Business Park at Concord, Concord 01/21/16 $374,000 Seth & Melissa Roberts to Paul & Kristin Taylor, 752 Desert Willow Ct., Concord

01/21/16 $325,000 Paul & Carol Alexander to Nathan & Lauren Yang, 5718 Windward Ct., Concord 01/21/16 $290,000 Patrick Brennan to Richard & Riana Thigpen, 4900 Riverview Dr., Harrisburg 01/21/16 $317,500 NVR, Inc. to Jonathon & Paula Roehrs, 2347 Drake Mill Ln., Concord 01/21/16 $288,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Swaroop Venkatagiri & Divya Damacharla, 1312 McDermott Way, Huntersville 28078 01/21/16 $283,000 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Veerendra Rajappa & Prathibha Nandeesh, 2148 Laurens Dr., Concord 01/21/16 $325,000 Michael & Amy Hoy to Christopher & Holly Clark, 2055 Salway Ln., Charlotte 28269 01/25/16 $263,500 Brian & Alexandra Taylor to U.S. Bank National Assoc., 1813 Wilburn Park Ln., Charlotte 28269 01/25/16 $4,000,000 Redus PDG, LLC to Quiktrip Corp., 26.974 ac. on Derita Rd., Concord 01/25 /16 $258,000 NVR, Inc. to Brian Zacharias, 2335 Drake Mill Ln., Concord 01/25/16 $251,000 Donald & Nancy Cooper to Marian Zeller, 4008 Glen Haven Dr., Concord 01/25/16 $900,000 A.T. Properties, Inc. to JRN, Inc., 509 – 511 & 521 – 531 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis 01/25/16 $290,000 Mark & Jennifer Williamson to Aaron & Kelsey Lee, 1371 Piper Ct., Concord 01/25/16 $276,000 JPO Peach Orchard, L.P., Ptnrp. to Charles & Lisa Fry, 11490 Rising Star Ct., Charlotte 28215 01/26/16 $264,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Ram Raparthi & Sandhya Burra, 10368 Hillsborough St., Huntersville 28075 01/26/16 $251,500 NVR, Inc. to Kyle & Robyn Finney, 2242 Galloway Ln., Concord 01/26/16 $300,000 McDonald Homes, Inc. to Carlton & Pamela Furr, 5126 Beckenham Ln., Concord 01/26/16 $461,000 Anthony & Deborah Hale to Shannon & Jillene Backus, 9815 Scheer Ct., Harrisburg 01/27/16 $250,500 NVR, Inc. to Bobby Pace, 2258 Galloway Ln., Concord 01/27/16 $320,000 Jamie Pilgreen to Robert & Michelle Stone, 6967 Collinswood Ln., Locust 28097 01/28/16 $305,000 John Gregg to Jeremy & Nicole Blackwell, 815 Wentworth Dr., Concord 01/28/16 $272,500 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Subramaniam & Vasudha Iyer, 2160 Lauren Dr., Kannapolis 01/28/16 $345,000 Calvin & Yolanda Johnson to James & Tara Loney, 10341 Elven Ln., Charlotte 28269 01/28/16 $387,000 Michael & Carol Kearney to David Davis, 1288 Fawn Ridge Rd., Concord 01/28/16 $850,000 Mark & Charlotte Coyle to Shawn Kennedy, 8603 Arbor Oaks Cr., Concord 01/28/16 $1,325,000 Arrowpage, LLC to Red Apple at Kannapolis, LLC, 11.40 ac. on Hwy. 3, Kannapolis

01/28/16 $950,000 Willow Oaks Crossing, LLC to Mark Oil Company, Inc., Tract 4 of Willow Oaks Subdivision, Concord 01/29/16 $390,000 Ernesta Spearman to Calvin & Yolanda Johnson, 1623 Eucalyptus Ct., Concord 01/29/16 $713,000 William & Sarah Peeler to Stanwich Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 201213, Lot 17 of Christenbury Village A, Concord 01/29/16 $540,000 Keith & Julia Rodden to Paul & Sylvia Harris, 6258 Chamar Cr., Kannapolis 01/29/16 $265,000 Kyle & Jennifer Beauchamp to Patrick & Lauren Cummings, 4643 Dunberry Pl., Concord 01/29/16 $565,000 Brian Shaw & Annette Bey to Elijah & Gabrielle Beaty, 2471 Christenbury Hall Ct., Concord 01/29/16 $290,000 Gary & Deborah Rogers to Todd & Michelle Labonte, 9553 Golden Desert Ct., Concord 01/29/16 $260,000 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Mayank & Tarika Patel, 10357 Hillsborough St., Huntersville 28078 01/29/16 $470,000 Wells Fargo Bank to Kodiak Mini Storage II, LLC, 6.7 Ac. on Pitts School Rd., Concord 01/29/16 $1,550,000 Sarah B. Austin, LLC to D.R. Horton, Inc., 70,567 ac. on Kannapolis Pkwy., Kannapolis 01/29/16 $337,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Ramesh & Lokeswari Yamanuri, 2579 Radburn Ln., Concord 01/29/16 $349,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Naga Chintalpati & Himapriya Akella, 1411 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 01/29/16 $381,500 Kyoung & Li Jang to James Coppedge, 2679 Red Maple Ln., Harrisburg 01/29/16 $355,000 William & Mary Rice to Johan & Teresa Roux, 10036 Legolas Ln., Charlotte 28269 01/29/16 $486,500 Taylor Morrison of Charlotte, Inc. to Ravi Vavilala & Rajani Madyala, 4444 Mill Landing Dr., Harrisburg 01/29/16 $360,000 Eric & Jennifer Baucom to Timothy & Erika Looney, 7759 Coachman Ct., Harrisburg 02/01/16 $287,500 Timothy & Erika Looney to Eric & Jennifer Baucom, 7226 Baybrooke Ln., Harrisburg 02/01/16 $285,500 Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Chad & Rebecca Decasas, 1316 McDermott Way, Huntersville 28078 02/01/16 $502,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Eric & Jennifer Baucom, 8322 Marigold Pl., Harrisburg 02/01/16 $363,000 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Vinaya Mandha, 10845 Edgepine Ln.,k Concord 02/01/16 $375,000 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Rajesh Kallakuri & Sindhuri Bondada, 11160 River Oaks Dr., Concord 02/01/16 $391,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Ashwin Thangamuthu & Preethi Shanmugam, 1165 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 02/01/16 $343,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Madhu Anugandula & Sujatha Abramo, 1407 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord See TRANSACTIONS, Page 18


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02/01/16 $373,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Kevin & Courtney Abramo, 1415 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 02/01/16 $355,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Rajesh Modugavalasa & Rajini Mamidi, 1395 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 02/01/16 $277,500 William & Jean Baltz to Thomas & Heather Martin, 3901 Cauble Rd., Mount Pleasant 02/02/16 $850,000 Troutman Land Investments, Inc. to Journey Investment Group, LLC, 151, 157 & 159 Brookwood Ave., Concord 02/02/16 $255,000 Christopher & Cathy Faw to Nathan Propst & Emily Vanderburg, 269 S. Union St., Concord 02/02/16 $395,000 NVR, Inc. to Fred & Gloria Maultsby, 2115 Grist Mill Dr., Concord 02/02/16 $260,000 Steven & Amanda Kunze to Juan Crayton, 4889 Keeneland Pl., Concord 02/02/16 $288,500 Live Well Homes, LLC to Michael & Allison Grant, 11367 Cedarvale Farm Pkwy., Concord 02/02/16 $255,000 Craig & Margaret Long to Nancy Protheroe, 362 S. Union St., Concord 02/02/16 $1,982,500 HB Gold, LLC to 6001 Gateway, LLC, Lot 8 in Kannapolis Gateway Park, Kannapolis 02/02/16 $415,000 Robert & Linda Fuller to Michael & Rebecca Brooks, 480 Sutro Forest Dr., Concord 02/02/16 $8,250,000 Mission Charlotte, DST to Concord W99 LAP, LLC, 12 ac. on Hwy. 73 W., Concord 02/02/16 $338,000 David & Ashley Kwon to Richard & Jennifer Barnette, 7979 Cotton St., Harrisburg 02/02/16 $1,990,000 Elizabeth Cook Family Limited Partnership & Poplar Tent Properties, LLC to Birchwood Commons One, LLC, 28.424 ac. on George Liles Pkwy., Concord 02/03/16 $279,000 Juan Martinez & Lisette Garcia to Bank of America, 1579 Duckhorn St., Concord 02/04/16 $1,400,000 King’s Way Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, Inc. to Red Apple at Cabarrus Upper, LLC 22.8 ac. on I-85, Concord 02/04/16 $269,000 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Michael Pimentel & Kristina Koral, 11111 Hat Creek Ln., Davidson 28036 02/04/16 $269,000 The Ryland Group, Inc., to Prasanth Comsaripalli, 2156 Laurens Ave., Concord 02/04/16 $638,000 Laureldale, LLC to D.R. Horton, Inc., Lots 222, 256-259, 354, 356, 357, 379, 381 & 382 of The Villages @ Skybrook North, Concord 02/04/16 $366,500 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Benjamin & Alexandra Mills, 2637 Cherry Laurel Dr., Harrisburg 02/05/16 $712,000 Daniel & Laura Burget to Franconia Real Estate Services, Inc., 9960 Charles’ View Pl., Concord 02/08/16 $675,000 Richard & Janet Fisher to Eric & Diane Overcash, Lot 20 of Pine Creek

Subdivision, Concord 02/08/16 $280,000 HB22, LLC to Roy Kee, 4507 Courtyard Blvd., Harrisburg 02/08/16 $1,100,000 Bent Pine Properties, LLC to Lower Investment Properties, Inc. 1616 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis 02/09/16 $318,000 The Ryland Group, LLC to Kenneth & Jennifer Sparks, 2630 Stonewood View, Kannapolis 02/10/16 $362,500 JPO Peach Orchard, L.P., Ptnrp. to Brian & Aliya McClendon, 3782 Cragganmore Ct., Charlotte 28215 02/10/16 $13,445,000 Diamond Senior Living, LLC to FC Encore Kannapolis, LLC, apartments on Concord Lake Rd., Concord 02/10/16 $270,000 Bennie & Rita Wood to Steven & Laura Mason, 5609 Berry Ridge Dr., Harrisburg 02/10/16 $280,000 Littlefield & Associates, LLC to Daniel Loudermek, 3380 Keady Mill Loop, Kannapolis 02/11/16 $280,000 D.R. Horton, Inc. to Suneel Addala & Deepthi Kolli, 1479 Overlea Pl., Concord 02/11/16 $325,000 Todd & Sheila Reynolds to Chad & Ashlie Miller, 5732 Woodridge Ct., Concord 02/11/16 $400,000 M/I Homes of Charlotte, LLC to Jagannadha Behara & Haritasri Dabbiru, 1391 Sandy Bottom Dr., Concord 02/11/16 $2,467,500 BACM 2006-5 Roxie Street, LLC to Retail Center Kannapolis LLC, 2202 – 2230 Roxie St., Kannapolis 02/11/16 $291,000 NVR, Inc. to Nicholas & Faith Yarborough, 74441 Green Mill Ave., Concord

Patrick & Hayden Conley, 127 Three Greens Dr., Huntersville 2/17/2016 $495,000 Brookfield Relocation to Renee Smirle-Rauch, 19615 Grand Slam Dr., Davidson 2/17/2016 $495,000 William & Dianne Beatty to Brookfield Relocation, 19615 Grand Slam Dr., Davidson 2/17/2016 $495,000 Brookfield Relocation to Renee Smirle-Rauch, 19615 Grand Slam Dr., Davidson 2/18/2016 $483,500 Thomas & Lyn Palmer to Glen DeGeorge & Nicole Storey, 125 O’Henry Ave., Davidson 2/18/2016 $271,000 Juan Arteaga & Maria del-Carmen Ortiz to Riaz Kosi, 14725 Lyon Hill Ln., Huntersville 2/19/2016 $295,000 Anthony & Jacqueline Anastasi to Brian & Megan Dillon, 15713 Glencastle St., Huntersville 2/22/2016 $477,000 Epcon Cornelius to Michael & Karen Ruff, 19427 Greentree Way, Cornelius 2/23/2016 $1,312,500 Martin & Cynthia Gaunt to Troy & Robin Pugh, 19216 Peninsuilar Shores Dr., Cornelius 2/24/2016 $1,199,000 Brian & Ana Holland to Kathryn Schembechler, 17806 John Connor Rd., Cornelius 2/24/2016 $377,000 South Creek Homes to Charles & Gloria Jones, 18338 Glenealy Dr., Cornelius 2/25/2016 $545,000 CB Urban Co. to David & Jessie Perkins, 629 Hudson Pl., Davidson 2/25/2016 $365,000 Colin Furcht to Christina McElroy, 20103 Northport Dr., Cornelius

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Mecklenburg County

Mooresville

2/8/2016 $270,000 Jonathan Strine & Stephanie King to Jason & Sumer Taylor, 9121 Rosalyn Glen Rd., Cornelius 2/8/2016 $454,000 South Creek Homes to James & Judith Lotts, 12019 Meetinghouse Dr., Cornelius 2/10/2016 $290,000 Carlos & Maureen Espinosa to Benjamin Epstein & April Burleson, 735 Amalfi Dr., Davidson 2/11/2016 $235,000 Howard Jr. & Ann Kemp to Judith Raddatz, 18940 Kanawha Dr., Cornelius 2/11/2016 $413,000 Mattamy Carolina Corp. to William Jorgensen, 12491 Blakemore Ave., Huntersville 2/12/2016 $265,000 Rene & Emanuels LeBlanc to Erin Warchol, 9632 Skybluff Cir., Huntersville 2/12/2016 $279,000 Vilay & Khanthaly Luanglath to Shuan & Amber Schaney, 6921 Church Wood Ln., Huntersville 2/16/2016 $310,000 Amy & Casey Sweeney to John & Misty Rosembaum, 9316 Magnolia Estates Dr., Cornelius 2/16/2016 $410,000 Stephen & Wanda Currin to Aron & Robyn Oakley, 16128 Northstone Dr., Huntersville 2/16/2016 $310,000 Michael Schaewe to

2/1/16 $845,000 William & Sharon Bray to William & Lisa Cullen, 700 Lakeview Shores Loop 28117 2/1/16 $2,375,000 Deborah & Heinz Little to Michael & Debbra Rogers, 111 Moor’s End Loop 28117 2/2/16 $769,000 Chad & Rebecca Deuvall to Jason & Courtney Mastor, 142 Preserve Way 28117 2/2/16 $2,649,000 Curt R. Hartman Living Trust to Ronald & Shereen Gillette, 202 Brownstone Dr. 28117 2/4/16 $535,000 Evalyn Pierce to Steven & Turi Shaw, 334 Camino Real Rd. 28117 2/5/16 $423,000 Lewis Carpenter Construction to Brian & Dana Vanhoy, 128 Orchard Farm Ln. 28117 2/5/16 $300,000 Robert & Lesley Lee to Ronald & Diane Cambria, 173 Broadhill Dr. 28117 2/8/16 $425,000 William & Sherri Counts to Carol & Richard Pace, 111 Plantation Dr. 28117 2/8/16 $285,000 Kerry & Candy McCarty to Jane Korn, 459 Sundown Rd. 28117 2/8/16 $560,000 Kevin & Cindy Cuddihy to Robert & Cynthia Weber, 208 Sunstede Dr. 28117

2/9/16 $250,000 Ann Berg to Jill Lampreau, 124 Pamlico Ln. 28117 2/10/16 $760,000 Pembroke to John & Karen Fowler, 105 Caraway Ln. 28117 2/10/16 $410,000 Steven & Trui Shaw to Joseph & Rosanne Mitchell, 177 Montrose Dr. 28115 2/11/16 $267,500 Lennar Carolinas to Tara Eller, 105 Swamp Rose Dr. 28117 2/11/16 $317,000 Standard Pacific of the Carolina to Timothy & Alicia Einloth, 201 Blossom Ridge Dr. 28117 2/12/16 $868,500 William & Cynthia Clear to Douglas Hartsema, 122 Chesterwood Ct. 28117 2/12/16 $444,000 Dave & Sylvia Spury to Michael & Barbara Fay, 233 Overhead Bridge Rd. 28115 2/12/16 $372,500 Nicholas & Katherine Eller to Christopher & Katherine Warren, 305 Bay Harbour Rd. 28117 2/12/16 $360,500 Kenneth Meyer to Daniel & Rita Preiss, 678 Big Indian Loop 28117 2/12/16 $325,000 CalAtlantic Group to Deborah & Edward Hren, 149 Oxford Dr. 28115 2/12/16 $270,000 Pulte Home Corporation to Timothy & Denise Williams, 152 Farmers Folly Dr. 28117 2/12/16 $580,000 Shea Investment Fund to Daniel & Dana Aron, 120 Hanover Ln., Davidson 2/15/16 $458,000 The Estate of Peggy Reid to Leo & Delphine Beller, 238 Lakeview Shores Loop 28117 2/16/16 $275,000 Michael & Patricia Satran to Brian & Rosa Freitas, 108 Branchview Dr. 28115 2/16/16 $339,000 Wendy & Abraham Oyola to Bradley & Ashley Burnett, 106 Barton Pl. 28117 2/17/16 $450,000 Julia & Kathy Wallace to Sarah Johnston & Harold Newfield, 392 Stonemarker Rd. 28117 2/17/16 $325,000 Brian & Anna Claspell to Kent & Nicole Jett, 117 Branchview Dr. 28115 2/18/16 $441,000 Niblock Homes to Andrew & Kathryn Coates, 136 Havenbrook Dr. 28115 2/19/16 $1,065,000 Alexander Place Shoppes to 4020MC LLC, 189 Keats Rd. 28117 2/19/16 $533,500 Nationstar Mortgage to Michael & Christine Johnson, 276 Bridgewater Ln. 28117 2/19/16 $351,524 Estate of Stephen Vose to Complete Home Improvement, 180 Shoreline Loop 28117 2/19/16 $431,000 Deutsche Bank to Keith Pickett, 112 Sunrise Cir. 28117 2/19/16 $460,000 Steven & Wendy Smith to Andrew & Angela Villalobos, 160 Herons Gate Dr. 28117 2/19/16 $678,000 True Homes to Kelvin & April Locklear, 109 Bantam Pl. 28117 See TRANSACTIONS, Page 20


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FORECLOSURES

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.

$664,905 02/05/16 Scott Radosevic, 4458 Kellybrook Dr., Concord, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, $141,327 02/05/16 Timothy & Lena Troutman, 8534 E. Franklin St., Mount Pleasant, Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, $107,658 02/08/16 F. Kevin Gorham, 9448 Grand Oaks St., Concord, Suntrust Mortgage, Inc., $30,300 02/11/16 Keith Healy, 3069 Champion Ln., Concord, Bank of New York Mellon, $83,100 02/11/16 Arthur & Sharon Dickey, 2816 Trestle Ct., Concord, Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, $120,998 02/11/16 Tawanna Usher, 1358 Haestad Ct., Concord, Bank of America, $57,620 02/15/16 David Goodson, 2234 Knowles St., Kannapolis, Wells Fargo Bank, $44,642

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Mecklenburg County

02/05/16 Anthony & Caroline Daddona, 9712 Moody Ct., Harrisburg, Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, $402,500 02/05/16 Marianna Clark & Terry DeGarmo, 12811 Brandenburg Ln., Midland, Nationstar Mortgage, $182,059 02/05/16 George & Lindsey Patton, 5833 Kristi Ln., Midland, Gary W. Laton, LLC,

2/1/16 Ethan & Sharis Van Sciver, 12032 Journeys End Trl., Huntersville, USAA Federal Savings Bank $220,000 2/2/16 Joey & Dianne Bishop, 3220 Burkston Rd., Charlotte 28269, First Residential Mortgage $109,000 2/2/16 Vincent & Susan Lagala, 20321 Bon Meade Ln., Cornelius, Countrywide Home

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Loans $108,750 2/2/16 Kesha & Regeile Jones, 3623 Sipes Ln., Charlotte 28269, CitiMortgage $133,941 2/3/16 Dennis & Barbara Florence, 9400 Guernsey Ln., Charlotte 28213, Quicken Loans $109,000 2/3/16 Chris & Kimberlee Kruger, 4523 Saxonbury Way, Charlotte 28269, Irwin Union Bank $175,000 2/8/16 William & Delayne Oates, 8523 Greenware Trl., Charlotte 28269, Wachovia Mortgage $128,000 2/9/16 Jose & Alex Velez, 4810 Avalon Forest Ln., Charlotte 28269, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage $142,759 2/11/16 Ti Keshia L. Smith, 4012 Chandler Haven Dr., Charlotte 28269, Bank of America $144,117 2/12/16 Alexander Thornton, 7122 Founders Club Ct., Charlotte 28269, American Home Mortgage $117,775 2/16/16 Timothy Quesenberry, 1923 McLean Rd., Charlotte 28213, Decision One Mortgage $256,800 2/16/16 Allen & Josephine Parker, 905 Reigate Rd., Charlotte 28262, SunTrust Mortgage $115,600 2/16/16 Hugh & June Jacobs, 4626 Cheviot Rd., Charlotte 28269, New Century Mortgage $101,250 2/17/16 Allison Pittman, 8803 Twisted Pine Dr., Charlotte 28269, First Financial Services $113,898 2/19/16 Tracy Canty & Frances Jones, 6231 Leslie Dr., Charlotte 28269, Branch Banking & Trust $139,680

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Mooresville 2/1/16 Grace Burcham, 115 Bosburg Dr. 28115, Myers Park Mortgage $142,000 2/2/16 Robin B. DeRiseis, 103 Summerbrook Ln. 28117, Wells Fargo Bank $121,000 2/5/16 Gary R. Hutchens, 240 Fernbrook Dr. 28117, Countrywide Bank $403,900 2/17/16 Randall & Sharon McGlothlin, 1073 Briarcliff Rd. 28115, First Community Bank $300,000

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

Cabarrus County 2/4/16 Matthew P. Gidaly DDS PLLC, Matthew P. Gidaly, 9619 Camberley Ave. NW, Concord 2/4/16 VER-EL Rentals LLC, Edward Jerome Little, 6996 Friskie Ln., Concord 2/4/16 We Can Do This Productions LLC, Rachel Ellen Cornett, 403 Needle Ct., Kannapolis

2/5/16 American Tax Services Inc., Claudia Martins, 1206 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis 2/5/16 My Old School LLC, Jeff McCombs, 1163 Belmont Ct. NW, Concord 2/8/16 Air Source HVAC Services of NC Inc., Karl Seger, 104 Northchase Dr., Concord 2/8/16 Prohibition Metal LLC, Michael R. Burgne, 71 McCachern Blvd. SE, Concord 2/9/16 Chip Ganassi Racing with H Scott LLC, Bruce Kempton, 8500 Westmoreland Dr. NW, Concord 2/9/16 Drake Deans LLC, John Drake Deans, 92 Miller Ave. SW, Concord 2/9/16 RLS & RLS LLC, Jason Oesterreich, 900 Branchview Dr. NE, Ste. 125, Concord 2/10/16 Aerial Media Services LLC, David A. Butler, 8344 Flowes Store Rd., Concord 2/10/16 American Data Consultant Services LLC, Jon-Michael Devine, 8611 Concord Mills Blvd., Ste. 169, Concord 2/10/16 Johnny & Theresa King LLC, Johnny E. King, 168 Northchase Dr., Concord 2/10/16 L+L Specialized Logistics LLC, Delmer L. Tate Jr., 4438 Fawnbrook Ave. SW, Concord 2/10/16 S & B Handyman Service LLC, Joseph Balog, 2460 Montford Ave., Concord 2/11/16 Last Mile Solutions LLC, Thomas Dellinger II, 8410 Pit Stop Ct. NW, Concord 2/11/16 Pulse Alias LLC, Serah Franklin, 6012 Bayfield Pkwy., #133, Concord 2/11/16 Rehab Soap Company LLC, Christopher Delair, 1438 Remington Ln. NW, Concord 2/11/16 VIP Transport Logistics LLC, Jerzy Grzegorzewski, 4475 Motorsports Dr. SW, Ste. 130, Concord 2/12/16 Center for Ancient and Modern Arts and Science, No Agent, 116 Woodland Dr. SW, Concord 2/12/16 First Choice Landscaping and Hardscaping Inc., Tyler Hough, 596 Burrage Rd., Concord 2/12/16 Home Beautiful Renovations LLC, LaSaundra Spencer, 360 Tidmarsh Ct. NW, Concord 2/12/16 MRW Service Inc., Malcolm Whitley, 4158 Amarillo Dr., Concord 2/16/16 On Demand Screen Printing LLC, Bobby Joe Sturdivant Jr., 2242 Roberta Rd., Concord 2/17/16 Air-O Seasons Heating & Cooling Inc., Suzette Millar, 664 Shellbark Dr., Concord 2/17/16 Derrick Consulting Inc., Deborah Derrick, 10160 Shanaclear Ave., Concord 2/17/16 Durand and Durand Trucking Company LLC, Durand Standback, 1530 Kingston Dr., Kannapolis 2/18/16 Cobb Creek Ventures LLC, Oesterreich Law PLLC, 900 Branchview Dr. NE, Ste. 125, Concord 2/18/16 J.A.M. Logistics LLC, Bryant Eaves, 1903 Pennsylvania Ave., Kannapolis 2/19/16 Arketype Apparel & Co., Norman Razzak Siddique, 1480 Concord Pkwy. N, Ste. 15B, Concord See NEW CORPORATIONS, Page 21


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2/19/16 C IV Driver Optimization LLC, Joseph R. Coulter IV, 2647 Bedford Pl. NW, Concord 2/19/16 GMR Protection Resources Inc., Diane Seaford, 1538 Flowerfield Dr., Concord 2/19/16 Lujene P Tax Service LLC, Brenda Propst, 777 Robin Ave., Kannapolis 2/19/16 R Garcia Construction LLC, Roni Garcia, 69 Pine St. NW, Concord 2/22/16 Carr Bros LLC, Scott Carr, 3466 Brighton Ct., Concord 2/22/16 Globenet of North Carolina LLC, David L. Middleton, 5995 Rolling Ridge Dr., Kannapolis 2/22/16 Greenpath Agronomics LLC, Jon Michael Devine, 8410 Pit Stop Ct., Ste. 120, Concord 2/22/16 Mark Plott Inc., Mark Plott, 7510 Tuckaseegee Rd., Kannapolis 2/22/16 Monk’s Gun Shop Inc., Jessica Furr, 6495 Harbor Dr., Concord 2/22/16 Purple Tree Homes LLC, Caroline Brannon Bailey, 349 Cobblestone Ln. NW, Concord 2/22/16 Premier Residential General Contractors LLC, Erik Pope, 1168 Sundance Dr., Concord

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Mecklenburg County 2/4/16 NorthSouth Concord LLC, Robert S. Stamey, 18525 Statesville Rd., Ste. D-09, Cornelius 2/4/16 Teele Enterprise LLC, Randall J. Teele, 17010 Hugh Torance Pkwy., Huntersville 2/4/16 Thrive Wellness Group LLC, Robert B. Newkirk, 19810 W. Catawba Ave., Ste. E, Cornelius 2/4/16 Twisted C’s Cleaning Service LLC, Charles Christopher Adkins, 10224 Hickorywood Hill Ave., Ste. 201, Huntersville 2/4/16 United P C Pros Inc., Daniel Chamorro, 10400 Mallard Creek Church Rd., Ste. 330, Charlotte 28262 2/5/16 Best Towing & Storage Inc., James Best, 6600 Bells Mill Dr., Charlotte 28269 2/5/16 CentroAmericaMex Envios LLC, Laura Estrada, 118 Tom Hunter Rd., Ste. C, Charlotte 28213 2/5/16 Fernan General Services Inc., Christian Lopez, 6245 Hackberry Creek Trl., Apt. 536, Charlotte 28269 2/5/16 GioMack Consulting LLC, Benedetto Mauceri, 16331 Barcica Ln., Cornelius 2/5/16 HAZ LLC, Tony Zientek, 101 Oak Hill Dr., Huntersville 2/5/16 Murphy & Josie LLC, Martin M. Brennan Jr., 13801 Reese Boulevard West, Ste. 110, Huntersville 2/5/16 Rakes Consulting LLC, Daniel E. Rakes, 14526 Northgreen Dr., Huntersville 2/5/16 Tian Zheng LLC, Wenlei Yan, 9927 Spring Park Dr., Charlotte 28269

2/8/16 ASAP Painting Services LLC, Anglea Santos Villalobos, 4604 Poplar Grove Dr., Charlotte 28269 2/8/16 Dink’s Industrial Cleaning Services LLC, April Harris, 10111 Pintail Pl., #305, Charlotte 28269 2/8/16 GarageBrain LLC, Michael Patrick O’hara, 4232 Wynborough Ln., Charlotte 28269 2/8/16 Old Skool Komposites LLC, Laura Ouellette, 1516 April Knoll Ct., Huntersville 2/8/16 Pistos Transportation LLC, Fatriya Varita Ledbetter, 9011 Coleshire Ct., Charlotte 28269 2/8/16 Travel Excursions and More – Delgado LLC, Stacie N. Delgado, 10611 Bravas St., Charlotte 28262 2/9/16 1Motorsport LLC, Donna Moffett, 8220 Village Harbor Dr., Cornelius 2/9/16 Bell Industrial Corporation, Timothy Bell, 9236 John Hawks Rd., Cornelius 2/9/16 Bettini Property Management LLC, Gwen L. Bettini, 14601 Stonegate Ln., Huntersville 2/9/16 Bounce N Games LLC, Vivekanand Vemunoori, 11526 Dartington Ridge Ln., Charlotte 28262 2/9/16 The Casley Group Inc., Linda Olige, 2136 Priory Ct., Charlotte 28262 2/9/16 Drakeford General Contracting and Consulting Inc., Cassandra Turner-Drakeford, 2915 Wild Duck Ct., Charlotte 28262 2/9/16 New Horizon Architecture PLLC, Tracy Atkinson, 235 Grey Rd., Davidson 2/9/16 Quality Solutions by Shullaw LLC, Scott Shullaw, 12214 Farnbourough Rd., Huntersville 2/9/16 RLD Trucking Logistics LLC, Ronald Downer, 3138 Golden Dale Ln., Charlotte 28262 2/9/16 Servcon LLC, Brad Scorse, 907 Southwest Dr., Davidson 2/9/16 Tisko Holdings LLC, United States Corporation Agents, 19701 Bethel Church Rd., Ste. 103, Cornelius 2/10/16 A 2B Trucking LLC, Shamika Wright, 10402 Roundleaf Dr., Charlotte 28213 2/10/16 A Porter & Associates Inc., Alice E. Porter, 18337 Woodlands Trail Dr., Davidson 2/10/16 Boileau & Associates LLC, No Agent, 17505 Calverton Rd., Huntersville 2/10/16 D & R Management Company LLC, Debora Abercrombie, 1911 Greymouth Rd., #202, Charlotte 28262 2/10/16 Empty Fish Bowl LLC, Scott Galloway, 600 Ashby Dr., Davidson 2/10/16 Fornges Financial Group LLC, Dale Fornges, 14340 Holly Springs Dr., Huntersville 2/10/16 Go Get It Enterprises LLC, Omar Gainey, 10028 Faires Farm Rd., Charlotte 28213 2/10/16 Margarita Sales Flowers Inc., Maria Margarita Rodriguez, 10316 Bearwallow Ct., Charlotte 28213 2/10/16 Phoenix Land Group LLC, Lucas Shortridge, 8010 Evanston View Rd., Apt. J, Huntersville 2/10/16 Plateau Professional Placement LLC, Antonio O. Washington, 13216 White Moon

Ct., Charlotte 28213 2/10/16 PQRSOFT LLC, Meek Law Firm, 10130 Mallard Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Charlotte 28262 2/10/16 Renu Energy General Contractor LLC, Jeffrey Aliotta, 16213 Winnow Ct., Cornelius 2/10/16 RHMS LLC, David Harold Rhames, 4317 Easy St., Charlotte 28269 2/10/16 Shello’s Customs LLC, United States Corporation Agents, 11515 Sidney Crest Ave., Charlotte 28213 2/11/16 Adore You by Cherise LLC, Cherise Johnson, 5709 Whitegate Ln., Charlotte 28269 2/11/16 BodyworX LLC, Karrie Lawerance, 15800 Northcross Dr., Ste. 104, Huntersville 2/11/16 Charlotte Tool Repair LLC, United States Corporation Agents, 14432 Tribute Place Dr., Apt. 103, Huntersville 2/11/16 Chivana Saffron LLC, Khowaja Omar, 14235 Boren St., Apt. 201, Huntersville 2/11/16 Dianeis Services LLC, Magda Ahmed, 9810 Baxter Caldwell Dr., Charlotte 28213 2/11/16 Eightyd Cool Products LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 15711 Seafield Ln., Huntersville 2/11/16 EP320 Power LLC, John P. Gross, 18108 River Ford Dr., Davidson 2/12/16 232 Two-Thirty-Two, No Agent, 1716 Flat River Dr., 104, Charlotte 28262 2/12/16 2/8 Armory LLC, Thomas A. Upton, 11329 Trails End Ln., Huntersville 2/12/16 Aspen’s Angels LLC, Jennifer Gerhardt, 16512 Redcliff Dr., Apt. P, Huntersville 2/12/16 NF-Health & Healing Herb Inc., Barbara McLain, 10028 Mallard Creek Rd., Charlotte 28262 2/12/16 PFC Corporation, Aniema J. Udoh, 11335 Fox Hill Dr., Charlotte 28269 2/12/16 Piselli Enterprises Inc., Richard Piselli, 18045 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius 2/12/16 Redecam USA LLC, Stephen J. Wacker, 118 N. Lynbrook Dr., Davidson 2/12/16 Training Center 911 LLC, Shannon Miller, 9820 Northcross Center Ct., Huntersville 2/15/16 H Lerent Inc., Charity Baxter, 12326 Scott Creek Dr., Charlotte 28213 2/15/16 iEdapts LLC, Derrick Knox, 6235 Creek Breeze Rd., Charlotte 28269 2/15/16 Onatech-Group LLC, Doriant N. Kamsu, 4210 Sugar Stone Ln., #132, Charlotte 28269 2/16/16 Amkrish Solutions Inc., Ananthmurthy Ganesh Hassan, 1902 Wilburn Park Ln. NW, Charlotte 28269 2/16/16 Elite Consultant Services LLC, Lori Long, 1932 Interface Ln., #102, Charlotte 28262 2/16/16 IKD Supersales LLC, Imee Dinsmore, 12533 Tanners Ct., Charlotte 28262 2/16/16 Springs Elite Training LLC, Santonio Springs, 518 Pearl St., Apt. 1714, Charlotte 28262 2/16/16 Charlotte by the Lake Realtors, Steve Lappin, 9618 Brandbuck Dr., Charlotte 28269 2/16/16 KABC Enterprises Inc., Kelly Craven,

9911 Rose Commons Dr., #227, Huntersville 2/16/16 Repair Guyz LLC, United States Corporation Agents, 1914 J N Pease Pl., Charlotte 28262 2/16/16 RPD LLC, Brett William Eavenson, 12632 Sulgrave Dr., Huntersville 2/16/16 Sacred Space Hypnosis LLC, Lisa Gallarini, 12014 Cheviott Hill Ln., Charlotte 28213 2/16/16 WC Landscaping LLC, Monte Devol Ware, 301 McCullough Dr., Ste. 400, Charlotte 28262 2/17/16 Bellarina Baby LLC, Bianca Ariane McClure, 9606 Cheery Meadow Dr., Huntersville 2/17/16 Borrelli Consulting LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 10950 Hat Creek Ln., Davidson 2/17/16 DataFuze Consulting LLC, Jose Garcia, 14357 Northridge Dr., Charlotte 28269 2/17/16 Easy Furniture Delivery LLC, Marie Colette Dimanche, 8511 Davis Lake Pkwy., Ste. C 6-111, Charlotte 28269 2/17/16 Greyton Properties LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 18816 Greyton Ln., Davidson 2/17/16 Japprio LLC, Philip Benjamin Trotter, 11321 Tavernay Pkwy., Charlotte 28262 2/17/16 JVC Contractors Inc., Lizbeth De La Garza Rodriguez, 107 Seagle St., Huntersville 2/17/16 Lacquers & Lattes LLC, United States Corporation Agents Inc., 6014 Spanish Moss Ln., Charlotte 28262 2/17/16 Linden Strategic Partners LLC, Dale J. Misiek, 8738 University City Blvd., Charlotte 28213 2/17/16 Made It LLC, Madison Jackson, 5306 Groveton Ct., Charlotte 28269 2/17/16 MJ and JR Transportation LLC, Marcus L. Johnson Sr., 3718 Dashiel Dr., Charlotte 28262 2/17/16 Sixtreen Feet LLC, David T. Benton, 10701 Derry Dr., Charlotte 28262 2/17/16 VRB Realty LLC, Valerie R. Belton, 12018 Prails Mill Ln., Charlotte 28262 2/17/16 Zantex Loom & Textile Parts LLC, Robert W. Cox, 17001 Cambridge Grove Dr., Huntersville 2/18/16 ArchieTech Corporation, Kevin Fauth, 14717 Lyon Hill Ln., Huntersville 2/18/16 Arthur Capel Masonry & Hardscapes LLC, Arthur Capel, 638 Portside Dr., Davidson 2/18/16 Benedizione Di Dio LLC, Ted Stefanski, 5504 Colonial Garden Dr., Huntersville 2/18/16 Han Some Inc., Charles Han, 7340 Smith Corners Blvd., 200, Charlotte 28269 2/18/16 Long Branch Estates LLC, Peter Joseph Contastathes Jr., 17229 Pennington Dr., Huntersville 2/18/16 Metrolina Courier Logistics LLC, United States Corporation Agents, 5835 Shining Oak Ln., Charlotte 28269 2/18/16 National Association for Upward Mobility, Judy Lynne Taylor, 3311 Rillet Ct., Charlotte 28269 2/18/16 New Life Credit Consultants LLC, Edward Beard, 13016 Eastfield Rd., Ste. 200339, Huntersville See NEW CORPORATIONS, Page 22


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Hot Properties

Charlotte proximity lake, weather drive market

20321 Enclave Oaks Court in Cornelius for $2.65 million

17806 John Connor Road in Cornelius for $1.199 million

The S&P/Case-Shiller index shows prices increased 5.4 percent year over year in December 2015 vs. a 5.2 percent increase the month before. A 20city composite showed a year-over-year gain of 5.7 percent in November and December. Portland led the way with an 11.4

“is the very best of all worlds – pristine and controlled by Duke Energy to keep it that way.” He said the long-term outlook is excellent as well. “Lake Norman is just 25 minutes north of one of America’s most sought-after, clean, safe cities for big entertainment, sports and foodies.

percent year-over-year price increase, followed by San Francisco with 10.3 percent and Denver with a 10.2 percent increase. Charlotte prices rose 5.5 percent, according to Case-Shiller. The outlook is good for higher-end homes in Lake Norman. Pat Riley, CEO of Allen Tate, said Lake Norman

The region is under the umbrella of an airport with easy access to the world and book-ended between the beautiful mountains and beaches. It’s all about location, location, location. Here, you can work at home, commute to WinContinued on Page 25

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127 Thurstons Way, Mooresville

$7,450,000

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210 Yeoman Road, Mooresville NC

$5,400,000

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Lance Carlyle

16920 Harbor Master Cove, Cornelius

$4,399,000

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Reed Jackson

19125 Peninsula Point Drive, Cornelius

$3,899,900

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Reed Jackson

173 Rehoboth Lane, Mooresville

$3,795,000

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Kristina Rucker

120 Barrister Bay Lane, Mooresville

$3,699,999

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Bill Ahls

18925 Kyle Lane, Cornelius

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19134 Peninsula Point Drive, Cornelius

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18394 Nantz Road, Cornelius

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17002 Freshwater Lane, Cornelius

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5700 sq. feet | 5 bedrooms 6 full and 3 half baths | 4 car garage 20927 Bethelwood Ln, Cornelius | 2.8 million

Source: Abigail Jennings, Lake Norman Realty

ston-Salem or Charlotte, or fly in and out to visit your clients while you live every day in a resort,” he said. While the upper-end market is attracting buyers from out of state, Abigail Jennings, president of Lake Norman Realty, said the majority of buyers at the high end are actually local. “Some are looking for a new high-end neighborhood for specific amenities and others are looking to make a change of house, to upsize or downsize, and stay within their same neighborhood,” she said. Although there is plenty to choose from, there’s buyer enthusiasm even at prices north of $2 million, said Lance Carlyle of Carlyle Properties. “Overall there is enthusiasm in every category including the super-luxury, but people are still looking for value and they are willing to step up and pay for it,” Carlyle said.

In Cornelius

A lakefront house at 20321 Enclave Oaks Ct. has sold for $2.65 million after being listed at $2.85 million by Dixie Dean of Allen Tate. The house, which sits on a 1.5 acre lot, has 9,000 square feet of space on three levels. The house has eight bedroom suites, a wine cellar, a music room, gym and theater as well as a screened gazebo and private dock, pool and spa. The tax value of the home is $1.886 million. Nancy Hucks of Lake Norman Realty represented the buyers. º º º A lakefront house at 17806 John Connor Road in The Peninsula has sold for $1.199 million after being on the market for 38 days. Listed by Terr y Donahue of Carlyle Properties for $1.248 million, the house has four bedrooms and four baths, as well as a pool and a hot tub.

127 Thurstons Way in Mooresville for $7.45 million

and it was on the market for only 38 days. The selling agent was Sue Nichols from Lake Realty. The tax value of the property is $920,000, according to Mecklenburg County property records. The all-brick house, which has a three-car garage, was built in 1998. º º º A 6,740 square foot house at 19216 Peninsula Shores Drive has sold for $1.3 million after being listed at $1.4 million by Anita Sabates of Allen Tate. Built in 1995, the seven-bedroom house has a basement with a second living quarters as well as a billiard room, exercise room and a wine cellar. The tax value of the house, which has a swimming pool overlooking the golf course, is $868,200. Jeannie Lytton of Allen Tate represented the buyers. The house was on the market a total of 206 days.

Hot Properties Hot Properties is all about the deal. If you’re an agent with a high-end, closed deal, usually $750,000 and above, let us know. Email us at nebiztoday@gmail. com or call 704-895-1335.

Rare opportunity for a luxurious new home in a mature all waterfront neighborhood Offered by award winning Patrick Joseph Distinctive Homes

• Oversize Estate Waterfront Lot in exclusive Cornelius waterfront neighborhood to be completed June 2016 • Expansive outdoor verandas to enjoy the sunset • Large pool and pool house for three season enjoyment • Spacious outdoor living area for optimum lake living • Luxury wide oak wood floors, custom 10’ doors, coastal trim, inset cabinets and alder paneling in study • Awe-inspiring master suite includes sitting area and custom his and her closets and carrera marble bath and shower • Private pier Contact PJDH principal Mike Shalvoy. 980-722-1188 Photos are a completed Patrick Joseph home with similar attributes to the home under construction on Bethelwood Lane

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Business Today

26 March 2016

Opinion

Philanthropy is good for you community—is gaining traction in Anya Reid, executive director of corporate America. “It’s smart busidevelopment for NC State Univerness if you support the community. sity’s Poole College of ManageThe community is your customer. ment, is an expert in the world of …It’s building your brand,” Reid corporate and individual giving. said. She recently announced a $1 million gift from Chip Andrews, Big Day at the Lake the retired former chairman and It rings true with both Presenting CEO of Raleigh-based FMI Corp., Sponsors for Year 12 of Big Day at and current managing member of the Lake: Champion Tire & Andrews Ventures LLC, Wheel, the racing industry which manages real estate service and logistics compaand venture capital investny in Cornelius, and PayPal, ments. the online payments comThe $1 million commitpany, based in San Jose. ment will create the NC Editors Big Day at the Lake supNotebook State Acceleration Fund, ports Big Brothers of Big which will award grants to Sisters of Greater Charlotte by student startup companies. providing a day of fun on the lake There’s a logical relationship befor at-risk kids, recruiting mentors tween business and philanthropy. and raising money for an efficient Companies successfully brand non-profit. themselves by giving back to their Kevin Mahl, one of communities. Banks that sponsor the owners of Chamevents at colleges and universities pion Tire, says he can develop a talent pipeline, or is impressed by the establish a lifelong relationship. effectiveness of Big Banks with a significant campus presence one day might write a col- Brothers Big Sisters MAHL over the long-term. lege loan or mortgage loan. “They have a track record and we There’s also the notion that a believe the old adage — that chilrising tide floats all boats; i.e. givdren are our future — is very true,” ing back to the community means Mahl said. there will be a broader base of consumers and end-users. John McCabe, senior vice presiReid, a Davidson College gradudent of global operations at PayPal, ate, said the concept of a triple said the company’s mission is bottom line—people, product and making it easy for consumers and

merchants reach their financial dreams. “Strong family values and strong community values are the fundamental foundation of an individual’s success. Big Day at the Lake and Big Brothers Big Sisters creates that foundation and the local PayPal team is proud and honored to help in any which way we can. Together we can enable the sucMCCABE cess of people dreams and aspirations in a way that is fun and inspiring,” McCabe said. Giving back to the community on a corporate level or an individual basis has benefits intangible and tangible, short-term and long-term. Mahl, who runs Champion Tire with business partner Jamie Rolewiscz, says they have always subscribed to the idea that every kid deserves a chance. “Big Brothers Big Sisters with the help of Big Day at the Lake lays a foundation for kids to gain a brand new perspective on the world. Who knows where that might take them. After hearing some of the stories, it seems like Big Day at the Lake provides a lot of perspective to more than just the kids as well,” Mahl said. Regardless of how you choose to give back, philanthropy is good for you.

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-

fect – halting production of finished goods worldwide. MIT engineering instructor Yossi Sheffi warns that a breach of environmental standards by an obscure, deep-tier supplier might threaten the reputation of firms further up the chain. getAbstract recommends his forward-looking overview to leaders and risk managers –

especially in large firms – who are building the response capability to deal quickly and effectively with disasters and disruptions.

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Yossi Sheffi. The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected. MIT Press, 2015. 472 pages. ISBN-13: 9780262029797.

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