John Woodward entered the building industry eight years ago when Charlotte’s population was booming. Seduced by the influx of residents, Woodward became a licensed contractor and started a small residential construction company, Woodward Builders, in Charlotte. “There was construction on ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s population of Latinos has more than doubled over the past decade, leading a statewide growth spurt that involved nearly all 100 counties, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The state’s overall population ...Read More »
Recently retired from Poseidon Seafood, a Charlotte seafood distributor he started in 1986, Richard LaVecchia was getting antsy with his newfound freedom and decided to drive into downtown Belmont in Gaston County to look around. That was about six years ...
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The 2012 Democratic National Convention will help lure businesses to Charlotte. That’s according to a majority of voters who responded to a Mecklenburg Times’ online poll. A total of 70.5 percent of voters said the convention will bring more businesses ...Read More »
In many people’s minds, Charlotte is still Banktown. So says a survey conducted as a starting point for a public relations campaign launched this year by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Center City Partners and Charlotte Regional Partnership to ...
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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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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 ...Read More »
Looking to drum up some business during the recession-pinched construction market, Wiley Brown, director of marketing at Edifice in Charlotte, started pursuing new opportunities, namely senior living communities. That led to the commercial builder landing a contract for a major ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Fitch Ratings today rated Rowan County’s $72.7 million general obligation bonds “AA” and said the county’s outlook was “stable.” Fitch said the “stable” outlook was based on: • a stable financial profile, conservative budgeting and sound reserves; • low debt levels; • a ...Read More »