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Insurance businesses raise $1M for local charities

Business Briefs Novant Health gives $10,000 to Operation Walk Carolinas CHARLOTTE – A medical team made up of providers from three of Charlotte’s largest healthcare organizations received a $10,000 gift from Novant Health. The gift will help send Operation Walk Carolinas to Cuba in May to perform hip and knee joint replacements. Operation Walk, founded in 2016 by OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee surgeons Bryan Springer and Walter Beaver, will take its inaugural mission to Cuba with a team of nearly 40. With medical providers including surgeons, internists, physical therapists, floor nurses, scrub techs and more, they expect to perform upwards of 50 hip and knee replacements in five days. While in Cuba the medical providers of Operation Walk Carolinas will host in-services for physicians from across the country to teach them about advanced treatments and care.

Braun earns influential title CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg Times will recognize Nancy Braun at the 50 Most Influential Women Awards on May 19 at Hilton Charlotte Center City. Braun is founder and brokerin-charge of Showcase Realty LLC. She has 20 years of real estate experience under her belt, Braun specializing in luxury homes, re-

er Commercial MECA, recently facilitated Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop, leasing a South End location at 1750 Camden Road, Suite A, in Camden Gallery. Pop the Top, which will open a 1,250-squarefoot shop later this spring, will feature craft and regular local beers, regional non-alcoholic drinks (including one tap dedicated to kombucha and one for cider). It will partner with food truck, New Wrap Order, to stock premade wraps, locally made pimento cheese, dips, chips and hummus. Ketan and Kathy Patel own Pop the Top.

24 Foundation adds 2 to board

CHARLOTTE – Community Matters: Insurance Partners of Charlotte reached its “Million Dollar Milestone of Giving” at its sixth annual dodgeball tournament on Friday, March 24. Thirty-four teams together raised $75,000 for the opportunity to dip, duck, dive and dodge balls in the name of charity. This year’s partner was the Charlotte Rescue Mission. Photo courtesy of Community Matters: Insurance Partners of Charlotte location services, residential homes, investment properties and property management.

Garrett to lead housing agency RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Pat Garrett as vice chair of the board of directors of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Garrett was president of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership for 23 years before retiring in 2013. She served as the first chair of the

North Carolina Housing Partnership, founding member of the North Carolina Housing Coalition and board member of  the Atlanta Federal Home Loan Bank. She is secretary of the board of Aldersgate.


Pop the Top opens in spring CHARLOTTE – Bryan Butler, of Coldwell Bank-

CHARLOTTE – 24 Foundation added Bryan McMillan and Justin Hage to its board of directors. McMillan became involved with 24 Foundation in 2008 with the arrival of the 24 Hours of Booty in Columbia, Md. He is managing partner of M&L Global Consultancy. Hage became involved with 24 Foundation in 2013 when he rode as a survivor with doctors and staff at IU Simon Cancer Center team. He works for the Bingham Greenebaum Doll law firm in Indianapolis, Ind.

David Weekley Homes earns Community Partnership Award CHARLOTTE – Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina presented David Weekley Homes with a Community Partnership Award during an appreciation luncheon March 23. The homebuilder was recognized for its work with the food bank during the company’s 10th annual Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive. It collected more than 67,000 pounds of food during the two-week drive. Companywide, David Weekley Homes collected 147,000 pounds of food.

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South Charlotte Weekly  

Vol. 17, Iss. 14; Apr. 7, 2017

South Charlotte Weekly  

Vol. 17, Iss. 14; Apr. 7, 2017