Business

Family business sets standard for marine construction


SHERRILLS FORD – A family-owned business with its roots planted more than 40 years ago, Lake Norman Dredging is among the premier marine construction companies operating in the Carolinas.  “We’ve evolved since then, but my dad started the business in 1978,” Lake Norman Dredging president Shannon Miller said. “Both my dad and I are lifelong watermen and that’s what sets […]

Lake Norman restaurants you can get to by land or (inland) sea


Just because you can drive to a restaurant doesn’t mean that’s the best way to get there. As the weather warms up, the lake’s residents and visitors have many options to dock their boat for a meal (and drinks) to enjoy the unique amenities of the region.   Mecklenburg County Hello, Sailor 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius Hours: 11 a.m. to […]

In new location, farmers market represents a community within a community


It’s winter of 2019. The Farmers Market has withered to four vendors and few customers. When the market was under N.C. State University’s Cooperative Extension and located at Rock Springs Elementary School, it thrived. It was shunted to Lincoln County’s Parks and Recreation Department and to Rescue Park, and the market declined. Parks and Rec didn’t publicize the market very […]

Lake Norman Economic Development among area Centralina honorees

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Economic Development (LNED) was among the area honorees at the Centralina Regional Council’s Region of Excellence program. The awards recognize outstanding achievements supporting Centralina’s mission to expand opportunity and improve quality of life. LNED earned the Cross-Community Collaboration award for its workforce development initiatives. “When I joined LNED in June 2021, I was able to hit […]

How a Lincoln County farm primes for peak berry picking


A recent weekend was the most important one to strawberry farmers across the state, according to Ethan Lineberger who, along with his family, operates Lineberger’s Farms with locations in Iron Station and Dallas. Berries are at peak production, highest quality and because of Mother’s Day recently, in greatest demand. Ethan Lineberger is the third generation of Linebergers to farm. While […]

Management team boasts food, event and ‘experience’ trifecta


MOORESVILLE – It’s completely understandable that during a rare sit-down lunch, Bouk Management partners Chris Boukedes and Steve Jordan were juggling multiple thoughts. It was a Thursday, so some potential chef touches for the evening’s menu at On The Nines Bistro was still percolating in Jordan’s head, decorating and table setting for a four-course banquet of 250 people was in progress […]

Manufacturer seeks exit from town’s electric service

HUNTERSVILLE – A dispute is simmering that could deliver a shock to the Huntersville’s municipal electricity system operations. Reynolds Consumer Products (RCP), the parent company of the Pactiv plastics operation in Commerce Station, has submitted a 284-page document – with about 250 pages of exhibits referencing previous agreements and summarizing service complaints – to the N.C. Utilities Commission in its request to […]

Mooresville festival a renewed tribute to spring and racing


MOORESVILLE – The 2022 Race City Festival will welcome food trucks and more than 30,000 people to downtown Mooresville on Saturday, May 14.  Local means everything in 2022. As the world becomes more connected again and people care more and more about their food and the environment, locally produced ingredients are making a huge impact on local restaurants and small businesses. […]

Lake Norman Chamber honors small business in a big way in May


While much is made of new corporations coming to town and the primary jobs they create, the strength of our Lake Norman economy rests in small business. There are over 930,000 small businesses with employees in the state of North Carolina representing over $20 billion in income. Our small businesses employ 1.7 million people, or 43.3 percent of the state’s […]

CEO of Champion Tire, Hyde Park named Chamber’s Business Person of the Year

MOORESVILLE  – Kevin Mahl, President and CEO of Champion Tire and Wheel and Hyde Park Storage Suites, was named Robert T. Cashion Business Person of the Year at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce annual meeting April 28 at The Venues at Langtree in Mooresville. Robert Cashion’s son, Bobby, assisted 2021 Chamber Board Chair Erika Erlenbach in presenting Mahl the […]


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