Best in Class Education Center, a tutoring business that serves K-12 students, is looking to expand to the northern Charlotte area market.

“We’re looking at Charlotte and outlying cities like Mooresville, Huntersville, Concord, Davidson,” Best in Class’ Sharon Peterson said. “We love to target where families are located.”

Peterson, who is vice president of franchise recruitment and development, said Best in Class has opened 12 locations already this year and has more than 60 locations across the country.

Peterson said they are already working with an interested franchisee in the area but are always looking for more.



Piedmont Insurance Associates relocates

MOORESVILLE – Piedmont Insurance Associates is now in its new location across from the YMCA at 149 Plantation Ridge Drive. The business held a ribbon-cutting with the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Aug. 28.

The independent insurance agency is family owned and operated and has roots in Mooresville going back decades when Race City Insurance operated separately on N.C. 150. The two agencies merged in 2016 and, together, they service a variety of business and personal insurance policies across the mid-Atlantic region, with a high concentration of customers in the Lake Norman area.

The agency combines a blend of technology and expertise to quote and service policies for many of the state's top-rated insurers, according to a news release from the business.

For more information about Piedmont Insurance, go to or call 704-987-3901.


Realty expands Statesville office

CORNELIUS – Lake Norman Realty has expanded its Statesville branch and added three associates.

The real estate firm with offices also in Cornelius, Mooresville, Davidson and Denver has doubled the size of its Statesville location. The expansion includes the addition of a large reception room, associate offices, two conference rooms and a kitchen.

“We thank the Statesville community for choosing Lake Norman Realty for their real estate needs, and our dedication to this market is unwavering,” said Abigail Jennings, president of Lake Norman Realty, in a news release. “Since opening a small office in Statesville in 2004, we have grown exponentially through our commitment to old-fashioned customer service paired with cutting edge technology and marketing services.”


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