Charlotte’s South End has an artsy — some might even say funky — vibe, with its easy access to light rail and historic buildings. The businesses the area is known for are, generally speaking, small outfits that feel at home ...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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As a member of the media, I’ve been extremely interested in the public relations campaign to get members of the national and international media to write positive stories about Charlotte. The campaign, which was announced last year and launched this ...Read More »
Charlotte’s snagging of the 2012 Democratic National Convention is expected to have an impact on many of the city’s sectors, including hospitality and tourism. The convention, expected to draw more than 35,000 attendees, will mean quite a windfall for area hotels, ...
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Bill James could be bad for business in Mecklenburg County. At least that’s the concern of some in Charlotte. James, a Republican representing District 6, has been one of Mecklenburg County’s most polarizing and talked-about politicians, offending blacks, gays and ...Read More »
From October to November, a record-high 3,500 jobs were shed in Charlotte’s leisure and hospitality industry, according to the latest unemployment data from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. It’s the most jobs lost in a single month in ...
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Katie Simon walked around uptown Charlotte Tuesday, having just finished a job interview. For the 30-year-old, the Queen City seemed like a place she could call home. “I’m really hoping this works out for me,” said Simon, who lives in ...Read More »
From expanding facilities, mergers and acquisitions and the creation of new jobs, there’s been a spate of business announcements in Charlotte recently. Some say the announcements indicate that the region’s business climate is improving, but they are hesitant to say ...Read More »
Looking to generate some buzz for their new marketing and public relations company, Trafk Media, business partners Todd Trimakas and Matt Kokenes used chalk to create about 50 temporary ads on uptown sidewalks on Halloween. “It was a way to ...Read More »
Across the nation, there has been a movement toward the development of electric smart grids. The grids allow utility customers to track and manage energy use on a near real-time basis, giving the customer an opportunity to decrease power use ...Read More »