Herald Business

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-driven concept provides shared commercial kitchen space


A fitting farewell As a former Huntersville mayor and the executive director of the Huntersville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jill Swain enjoyed promoting local businesses and sharing stories of area entrepreneurs. When asked a year ago to provide occasional feature stories about area businesses for the Citizen, she jumped at the chance. Jill died April 28, just a week or […]

EnergyUnited names executive as CEO of cooperative

STATESVILLE – Thomas Golden has been named the next CEO of EnergyUnited. The announcement was made Thursday by the energy cooperative’s board chairman and president Dr. Max Walser, following the conclusion of a nationwide search. “Over the course of his illustrious career in the energy industry, Thomas has continually demonstrated the leadership skills, business intelligence and service-oriented values that serve […]

What to do around Lake Norman: North Mecklenburg

There’s not really an “off season” in the Lake Norman area, but spring and summer are the undisputed high times for family activities. Indoors or out, options for exercise, entertainment, interactions with nature, store browsing or some basic relaxation are almost endless. In no particular order, here’s just a few of the places all around the lake ideally suited for […]

North Mecklenburg business reaches 50 years of growth in many forms

HUNTERSVILLE – One of the region’s most notable businesses and large-scale employers – one that, appropriately, keeps growing – is celebrating a milestone traced to the seed of an idea for gardening as an industry planted a half-century ago. At ceremonies held April 26, Metrolina Greenhouses, headquartered on a 800-acre-plus campus in eastern Huntersville, marked its 50th year of operations. […]


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