The Voice July/August 2019

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president’s message All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope, and freedom. Each of these words could not be attained without the realization of the last. In 1776 we lit the fire of freedom and fought for our own country. Our own inner struggle began 150 years ago, where brother fought brother and we paid a heavy price. We fought each other in order to make sure that those inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were truly endowed to all men. The birthright of freedom that has been bestowed on us by our creator is fundamental and true. It is so simple a fact and so just a cause that we are a threat to all tyranny and to all dictators that seek to stifle the voice of freedom. No matter what cost, no matter what price, no matter how big or how fierce the fight the voice will always fight to be heard. To date we continue this fight around the world, because there is discrimination in this world, slavery, slaughter, and starvation. Those evils and the terrorists that use them, seek to bring them to our shores. That battle they will not win.

Across the globe the world still turns its tired yet hopeful eyes toward our horizon. In the distance that light still burns bright beckoning those yearning to be free, the mantle of freedom still rests here and we still pay a heavy price. On Independence Day, the fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of the greatest nation in the world. We have parades, we cook out, we have firework displays and we enjoy the greatest of patriotic days. We must remember how God has blessed America. In our Independence Day celebration, we should thank God for all His Blessings that He provided so abundantly for us. As we get together this holiday let us remember those who have fought to preserve our right to freedom and remember the scarifies they have made on our behalf. Sincerely, Kirk Ballard, President MSI Chamber of Commerce

chairman’s message Summertime is here and through the business activity does not cease, your Chamber hopes that each one of you is able to find some vacation opportunities to get away from work and spend time with family and friends. It truly benefits you and your place of business to come back into it with a refreshed perspective. It is so evident to me that the Board of Directors for this organization is devoted to your success and their leadership will continue to guide us as we move the Chamber forward. They, as well as, I seek your input and feedback on issues that you face in business each and every day. We need every member connected to opportunities provided through your Chamber so that we can help you accomplish the goals you have set for yourself, your organization, and, for our community as a whole. It you aren’t sure where to start or how you can get involved, let us know and we’ll as-

sist in identifying ways. Working together achieves so much more for everyone. The growth of our region has brought many opportunities here and by working together we can make good, solid decisions that can steer the growth in a positive sustainable direction. Get involved in your Chamber! It’s an honor to be a partner in this progressive place. Sincerely, Jim Marshall, Chairman MSI Chamber of Commerce

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board of directors

chamber sponsors Chairman of the Board Jim Marshall blueharbor bank

Top Chamber Sponsors

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board Steve Midkiff Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Vice Chair of Finance Chris Nichols blueharbor bank Vice Chair Economic Development Kevin Donaldson Jones, Childers, Donaldson & Webb, PLLC Vice Chair of Membership John Dodson NASCAR Technical Institute, UTI Vice Chair of Retail & Small Business Suzanne Meyer The Welcome Committee, Inc. Vice Chair of Community Development Leah Mitcham Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice Chair of Marketing & Communications Myron Gough Iredell Living Magazine

Adams & Associates Architecture bestco, inc blueharbor bank Carolina Auto Direct Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory Duke Energy Carolinas Iredell Health System/Iredell Memorial Hospital Iredell Living Magazine Keffer Kia Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Mitchell Community College Mooresville Ford NASCAR Technical Institute UTI Piedmont HealthCare Randy Marion Automotive Group Town of Mooresville

Vice Chair of Public Policy Mark Needham The Clusters/Bonanza Development Dr. Tim Brewer Mitchell Community College Dennis Cowardin BB&T (Lake Norman-Mooresville) Brad Harvey Brad Harvey Creative Katy Law Sweet Dreams Mattress Inc. Jeff Shoe Mooresville Ford Chris Steiner FIVE GUYS Burgers & Fries Restaurant Lisa Cernuto Mooresville Realty


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John Green Iredell Health Systems Jeff Matthews Old World Molding Co. Leslie Reid Pet Pilgrimage Pet Crematory & Memorials

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welcome new members Bob Bailey – Stage Magic/Illusions Statesville, NC 28672 704-437-6967 Contact: Bob Bailey Business Type: Magic

i6 Graphics LLC Mooresville, NC 28117 408-482-9792 Contact: Andrew Isaacs Business Type: Marketing; Web-Site Design

Tasty Town USA Mooresville, NC 28115 704-219-9456 Contact: Sarah Tuvia Business Type: Entertainment

Caitlin Wurtz Chiropractic 111 Kilson Dr. Ste. 104 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-5142 Contact: Caitlin Wurtz Business Type: Chiropractors

Lakeside Stables 117 Chuckwood Rd. Mooresville, NC 28117 980-444-6112 Contact: Bianca Wittgraefe Business Type: Farms

Clearwater Septic and Pumping, LLC Mooresville, NC 28115 980-565-1412 Contact: Reginald Childers Business Type: Septic

LKN Bowls & Blends 647 Brawley School Rd. Ste. 102 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-997—9011 Contact: Nicole Witt Business Type: Food

The MacDonald Agency – Allstate Insurance 116 Morlake Dr. Ste. 202 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-746-9776 Contact: Jenifer MacDonald Business Type: Insurance

Diversified Technology & Development, LLC Mooresville, NC 28117 619-871-8442 Contact: William H. Coon Business Type: Manufacturing Analytics Factory Canopies LLC 149 Byers Creek Rd. Unit 101 Mooresville, NC 28117 714-715-1648 Contact: Todd Davis Business Type: Signs/Sales & Service Good Soul Hot Yoga 236 Raceway Dr. #1 Ste. 1 Mooresville, NC 28117 732-890-9159 Contact: Patti Alvarez Business Type: Fitness

Nationwide Testing Association, Inc. PO Box 508 Mooresville, NC 28115 704-660-8600 Contact: Trevor Clark Business Type: Drug/Alcohol Testing/Programs Our Town Associates, LLC 1055 Laskin Rd. Ste. 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-621-2873 Contact: Jon Wheeler Business Type: Real Estate - Commercial Race City Electric Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-6330 Contact: Mike Wilson Business Type: Electrical Contractors

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The Ray Company, Inc. PO Box 19150 Charlotte, NC 28219 704-391-8001 Contact: Tim Lucey Business Type: Roofing USHealth Advisors (Division Office) 491 Williamson Rd. Ste. 201 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-230-1038 Contact: Mark O’Donnell Business Type: Health Insurance WHIP Radio Station PO Box 600 Mooresville, NC 28115 704-664-9447 Contact: Steve Brewer Business Type: Radio Station

Stuart Madow

Director of Professional Relations


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828.466.0466 x2366 Cell: 704.775.3624 Fax: 828.469.2229 Email:

thank you renewed members Batteries Plus Bulbs

Langtree Charter Academy

Benfield Sanitation Service

Lentz Wastewater Management

Carolina Auto Direct LLC

Lotus Chinese Restaurant

Carolina Comfort Coalition at Serenity House

Memory Lane Motorsports & Historical Museum

Carolina Rapids Soccer Club

Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory

Mooresville Dragway

Cavotec USA Inc.

OLA Design Works

Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates @ Plantation Ridge

Palmieri Dentistry, The Center for Dental Excellence Pie In The Sky Pizza & Subs

Clipper’s Flowers of Lake Norman, Inc.

Public Policy Consulting, LLC

CVS Publishing Group

Richard’s Coffee Shop / Welcome Home Veteran Inc

Daveste’ Vineyards

Rid-A-Bug Exterminating Co.

Days Inn Mooresville - Lake Norman

Rita Bhat, DMD, PA

deBotech Inc.

SERVPRO of Iredell County

Diode Technologies

Shop N Save Market, Inc.

Dudley’s Home Health, Inc.

Sun Glass & Door

Eastwood Homes

SunTrust Bank

Exit 42 Self Storage

Temperature Design

First Citizens Bank

The Gardens of Statesville Retirement & Assisted Living

First Reliance Bank

The Goddard School

FIVE GUYS Burgers & Fries Restaurant

Two Men And A Truck

Fountains Apartment Homes at Mooresville Town Square

Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center

Genesis HealthCare Mooresville Center Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville-Lake Norman HealthSmart Pharmacy Homesley & Wingo Law Group PLLC Hooters of Lake Norman Iredell County Partnership For Young Children Iredell County Register of Deeds JR Motorsports, LLC Lake Norman Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialists, PA

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Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce

Director Nominations

For Term January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022 The Nominations Committee has submitted the following list of candidates for the MSI Chamber’s Board of Directors. The newly elected directors will take office January 1, 2020 and serve a three-year term. Additional nominations from chamber members in good standing will be accepted in writing at the chamber office until the end of the July 22, 2019 business day. Additional nominations by board members will be received from the floor at the Board of Director’s meeting on June 26, 2019. In the event additional nominations are received, a ballot will be mailed to each member in good standing within 10 days of the board meeting. The ballot shall designate the nominees recommended by the Board and Nominating Committee and shall designate additional nominees and the name of the person nominating such additional nominee or nominees. Ballots must be returned within 10 days of the date of the mailing for the ballots to be counted. In the event there are no additional nominees, the slate of candidates proposed by the nominating committee shall be deemed elected by acclamation of the membership without further action. Directors whose term ends December 31, 2019 are Dennis Cowardin, Myron Gough, Suzanne Meyer, Mark Needham, Chris Steiner, Kevin Donaldson, and Steve Midkiff.

NOMINEES Michael Cook – Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory Debbie Jackson – Carolina Realty World Inc @ Keller Williams Christine Patterson – Town of Mooresville Larry Powers – Larry Powers CPA Brenda Vanhoy – Lake Country Gallery & Frame Randy Welch – Duke Energy Carolinas Our Mission: To serve as the community champion and advocate for business.

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business connections

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networking events

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Mooresville Young Professionals (MYP)

August 8, 12:00-Noon Hosted by Holiday Inn Express 130 Norman Station Blvd., Mooresville

July 2, 9:00 am Charles Mack Citizen Center 215 N. Main Street, Mooresville

August 14, 12:00-Noon Hosted by BRG Group Heritage House, 494 E. Plaza Dr., Mooresville

August 6, 9:00 am Charles Mack Citizen Center 215 N. Main Street, Mooresville

Business After Hours August 1, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm DR Horton Homes – Atwater Landing Community Preston Road or off of Rankin Hill Road Mooresville

Visit the Chamber Event Page for the latest networking events at

Professional Women’s Network (PWN) July 11, 8:00 am – 9:30 am Charles Mack Citizen Center 215 N. Main Street, Mooresville August 8, 8:00 am – 9:30 am Charles Mack Citizen Center 215 N. Main Street, Mooresville THE VOICE July | August 2019 11

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Pediatrics Physiatry Podiatry Pulmonary Medicine Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Urgent Care/Express Care Urology Weight Management/ Nutrition

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