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Nonprofits expect to profit from convention (access required)

Just hours after the Democratic Party announced that Charlotte would host its 2012 national convention, the Levine Museum of the New South got a phone call. A national organization wanted to book the museum during the convention for a sit-down ...

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CIAA renews Charlotte contract

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association last week said it is renewing its contract with Charlotte through 2014. Last month, the Charlotte chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had called for major events, including the CIAA, to ...

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To land DNC contracts, businesses turn to good old networking (access required)

Many Charlotte-area businesses are turning to the national Democratic Party in hopes of landing work during its September 2012 convention in Charlotte. But for savvy business owners in the hospitality industry, it is only one part of their strategy. Charlotte ...

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How confident are businesses about Charlotte? New confidence index to provide answer

BusinessFirst, the business-retention program of the city and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, is seeking businesses to participate in its first ever confidence index survey to measure the economic climate in the city and Mecklenburg County. The Urban Institute at ...

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Foreign firms fuel Charlotte’s economy (access required)

When Hochdorf, Germany-based Single Temperature Controls approached Michael Bloomhuff in 2008 with an offer to take over as national sales manager and open a U.S. subsidiary, he immediately chose Charlotte as his base of operations. Bloomhuff, who was living in ...

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