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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority given only $2.5M in face of concerns about agency

The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...

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Organic Plant Health shops products with Lowe’s

Organic Plant Health founders Billy Styles and Alan Talbert said they are trying to get their company’s products into Mooresville-based home improvement retailer Lowe’s stores. OPH is based in Charlotte. Styles and Talbert said they met with Lowe’s representatives last week as part ...

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In enemy territory (access required)

Last week, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce made its annual trek to another city to learn some economic development strategies. This year, the trip was to Seattle, which also has a Microsoft campus. While on the campus, Natalie English, senior ...

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Southern-fried romance (access required)

Bojangles’ does more for the world than deep-fry chickens, and the company wants everyone to know that. It turns out that Charlotte-based Bojangles’ is responsible for marriages, too — at least one marriage, anyway. In a press release, the company ...

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Mall alcohol (access required)

With summer’s arrival, Charlotteans are looking for ways to beat the heat. So it might be good timing for a new business that’s opened at SouthPark Mall. Robert Horner is the owner and operator of the new Sunset Slush Classic ...

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