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1 Charlotte business to get ‘extreme’ makeover as part of Small Business Week

One small business in Charlotte will be given an “extreme” makeover as part of Small Business Week May 16-20, the city said. The city, Central Piedmont Community College’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the makeover, which involves ...

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When it comes to cities Charlotte competes with, Atlanta is high on the list (access required)

(Part one of a five-part occasional series on the top cities Charlotte competes with) Shortly after moving to Charlotte in 1993, Mark Vitner was talking to a female friend when he mentioned that he was originally from Atlanta and had ...

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City’s banking image proves hard to look past (access required)

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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Chamber prez points to campaign’s early successes (access required)

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 ...

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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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Four industries seen as key to diversifying Charlotte’s economy (access required)

While the seeds were already planted, the recession and the tremors it sent through the financial sector helped pave the way for new industries in Charlotte. Although the city is still known as a banking capital, some expect those new ...

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James’ divisive comments raise worries about economic impact (access required)

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 ...

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Duke merger expected to power energy hub plans

Duke Energy’s planned merger with Raleigh-based Progress Energy will energize the Queen City’s plans to become an energy capital, Charlotte officials said. This morning, Charlotte-based Duke said it is merging with Progress, in a $26 billion deal that will create ...

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