Jerome Janet thought he had found a way off the employment/unemployment merry-go-round. He came across an ad in a newspaper for a Charlotte-based company called World Wide Consulting Services for what he said looked like paid training for a sales ...Read More »
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The foreclosure crisis is bad news for some. But for at least a few Charlotte-area contractors, it’s salvation. Despite a housing slump, some contractors in Charlotte are keeping their businesses afloat repairing and maintaining foreclosed homes, which angry owners often ...
Tagged with: Bank of America Corp. Benham Real Estate Group David Benham Griffin Homes Half Moon Construction Kindberg Contract Services Michael Foess Old Towne Development Property Masters T.D. Feeney Construction Tim Feeney Wells FargoRead More »
Age: 26 Lives in: south Charlotte Family: single Education: bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from California Tech When Raquel Velez moved to Charlotte from California last year, she joined the fastest growing demographic in the Queen City: Latinos. But she ...Read More »
Patty Comer is having trouble getting her job done. Comer, president of Accrue Partners, a staffing firm in Charlotte, makes a living by matching workers with companies that are hiring. But that’s easier said than done these days. The problem ...Read More »
When Tommy Nichols told his friends he was quitting his information technology job at Central Piedmont Community College to start his own company he got some strange looks. “They asked me if I was nuts for quitting a steady job ...
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Charlotte architect David Furman was inside a room of dozens of developers and builders who city officials had asked to get together to discuss the master plan for uptown. It was the late 1990s, uptown was still growing in starts ...
Tagged with: Boulevard Centro Charles Woodyard Charlotte Center City Partners Charlotte Housing Authority Chris Branch David Furman David Furman Architecture Michael Smith Summit Properties The Boulevard Co. Todd Trimakas Trafk MediaRead More »
Between banks and NASCAR, corporate jets regularly cast their shadows on Charlotte’s landscape. With 237 private and company planes based at facilities in Mecklenburg County, the impact of such aircraft on the county last year was about $110 million, according ...Read More »
Decades’ worth of energy could be sealed up in shale in the piedmont of North Carolina. But Robert Hardison, president of Status Oilwells Inc. in Charlotte, doesn’t really care. Although some are calling for North Carolina to allow a controversial ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County commissioners approved a deal Tuesday night to allow the Charlotte Knights to move forward with plans for an uptown stadium on county-owned land. The deal passed in a 7-2 vote. It stipulates that: • by Aug. 31 the ...Read More »