Tim Newman will remain CEO of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority without a contract, CRVA board members said today in a letter to Mayor Anthony Foxx and other city officials. Until today, it was unknown what would happen to Newman, ...Read More »
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When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced unionization rates for each state in January, North Carolina was once again dead last with a rate of 3.2 percent. Yet it is a union — Local 322 of the International Alliance ...Read More »
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament set an attendance record when it was held in Charlotte last month. According to figures released today from by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, the 66th annual men’s and women’s tournament had 190,000 attendees. During ...Read More »
When Charlotte officials are marketing the city, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is usually one of the top features touted as helping boost economic development and tourism in the region. While airports in bigger cities, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los ...Read More »
The 2008 Democratic presidential primaries took a crucial turn May 6 when North Carolina voters chose then-Sen. Barack Obama over then-Sen. Hillary Clinton by almost 15 percentage points, giving him an edge in a tightly contested campaign. Obama would go ...Read More »
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 »
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 ...
Tagged with: Charlotte Area Hotel Association Charlotte Center City Partners Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Employment Security Commission of North Carolina Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance Mohammad Jenatian Sid Smith Tim NewmanRead More »
When the NASCAR Hall of Fame opened in May, David Montgomery, sales manager at the Westin Charlotte Hotel, thought the museum would generate travelers taking weekend trips to see the new attraction. But so far, NASCAR-driven hotel guests are more ...Read More »
Shannon Binns’ message isn’t new, but he’s hoping how he delivers it and who helps him will make people take notice. But first he has to get the Charlotte community, particularly the business community, to financially back his vision, a ...
Tagged with: Anthony Foxx Bill Gupton Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority David Merryman Ernie McLaney George Dunlap Jennifer Roberts Shannon Binns Sierra Club Sustain Charlotte Tim NewmanRead More »