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Local company hiring hundreds - focused on new college grads

Local company hiring hundreds - focused on new college grads | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Recent college graduates have had a tough time finding employment since the recession, but hundreds of them have found work this year at this Ballantyne based business called XPO Logistics.
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I can attest to the new hiring of college grads as my son was recently hired by this company - wonderful benefits and a great work environment for these new grads.

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Challenge Nation - Charlotte Challenge

AUGUST 25 - Don't miss Charlotte's 4th annual CHARLOTTE CHALLENGE!  Register NOW for teams of 2 or more!

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"The Charlotte Challenge urban adventure race is returning to the Queen City for our fourth season on Sunday, August 25th!  
 

The Challenge is a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city.
 

Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun--we guarantee you’ll have a blast!"

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Improving housing market boosts Electrolux North American earnings

Improving housing market boosts Electrolux North American earnings | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
A steadily improving housing market meant big gains for Electrolux, the Swedish appliance maker, which on Friday reported strong sales and earnings growth in North America.
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Keep the housing market in recovery and the rest of the puzzle pieces fall into place!  Great numbers for the Charlotte-based Electrolux company, who showed solid 9$ YOY gains.

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Charlotte named among Forbes’ best cities for jobs - Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte named among Forbes’ best cities for jobs - Charlotte Business Journal | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Forbes has released a ranking of cities that have “momentum in the job-creation...
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Another top-10 list that includes the Queen City!  This one is huge, not only for jobs, economy and housing but, for our recent college graduates - Charlotte is the place to be!  Metros that are adding jobs in technology and energy among the big winners. Charlotte placed at No. 8 in the big-cities category of Forbes’ list, called Best Cities For Jobs 2013.

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50+ free things to do this week in Charlotte

50+ free things to do this week in Charlotte | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
These free events take place in the Charlotte area from Monday, July 1st, 2013, through Sunday, July 7th. Plenty of 4th of July events are on the list, including fireworks, festivals and parades.
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Happy Independence Day!

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Phillips Place Showcase | Fashion and Food Event: 6/21/2013, 6:00pm at Phillips Place

Upcoming Charlotte Events: get information about Phillips Place Showcase | Fashion and Food Event, including maps and driving directions.
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Savor fabulous fashion boutiques and award-winning Charlotte restaurants - all in one evening (JUNE 21)!  Proceeds benifit Carolina's Breast Friends All Access Pass - $20.00

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Streetcar gets boost from city manager

Streetcar gets boost from city manager | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Charlotte’s controversial streetcar extension appears to have a good chance of being approved after new City Manager Ron Carlee said Monday the city could pay for it without a property tax increase.
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Perhaps having our Mayor in DC will help expedite this?

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The 10 Cities With The Best Employee Engagement

The 10 Cities With The Best Employee Engagement | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
These are the 10 cities where employees are most engaged at work, according to a new survey by Quantum Workplace.
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Professional growth and career development opportunities propelled Charlotte to the top of this most recent #1 ranking for the city in this survey.  37 key factors were surveyed including trust in co-workers, job satisfaction and benefits.  Denver was #2. 

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Charlotte Rescue Mission gives out more than a meal on Easter

Charlotte Rescue Mission gives out more than a meal on Easter | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- The Charlotte Rescue Mission is offering more than a meal for Easter this year. It's teaming up with Samaritan's Feet to wash the feet of community guests, and give out 400 pairs of shoes.
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Samaritan's Feet and Charlotte Rescue Mission join efforts to feed and provide a new pair of shoes to those in need on Easter Sunday.  Bring your homemade desserts to 907 W 1st Street Saturday and early Sunday if you'd like to contribute.  Approximately 45 volunteers will be on hand to give of themselves for this wonderful cause on Easter. 

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25th Annual Festival of Tables

25th Annual Festival of Tables | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Each year The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte's Women's Auxiliary hosts the Festival of Tables - this year is the 25!
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I have attended the Festival of Tables several years now and it is truly a well organized event.  This year, it will be held on Friday, April 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Myers Park Country Club, located at 2415 Roswell Avenue.  A great cause sponsored by the Women's Auxilary of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte.  Don't miss it this year!

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Job details emerge in MetLife move

Job details emerge in MetLife move | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
A more detailed picture emerged Friday of how many jobs could be created by insurance giant MetLife in Charlotte – and how many could stem from relocations from other parts of the country.
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"MetLife is expected to bring 1,300 jobs to Charlotte, and as many as 40 percent might be filled by company employees transferred to the region.

 

N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker told the Observer that 30 percent to 40 percent of the 2,600 jobs MetLife plans to add to the state might be made up of MetLife employees brought to North Carolina through consolidations."


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/08/3901934/many-metlife-jobs-might-not-go.html#storylink=cpy

 

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Charlotte Chamber - In Perspective: The Dallas Morning News Analysis of US Airways/American Merger

Charlotte Chamber - In Perspective: The Dallas Morning News Analysis of US Airways/American Merger | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
The Charlotte Chamber works to grow the economy, serve as a voice for business and to deliver value to our members.
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Relocating to Charlotte? Check out one of Charlotte's fantastic neighborhoods i...

Relocating to Charlotte?  Check out one of Charlotte's fantastic neighborhoods i... | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Relocating to Charlotte? Check out one of Charlotte's fantastic neighborhoods in a great, close-in location - Cotswold...Discover Charlotte NC Neighborhoods | COTSWOLDDiscover Cotswold in Charlotte NC - a fabulous inner-city community with great...

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Charlotte Knights end 24 years in Fort Mill with Monday’s season finale

Charlotte Knights end 24 years in Fort Mill with Monday’s season finale | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Charlotte Knights hitting coach Brandon Moore had some history with Knights Stadium before joining the team’s staff at the beginning of this season.
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Coming soon to Uptown....Knights Baseball!!  A sad end for Fort Mill but, an exciting beginning for Knights baseball in Uptown Charlotte.

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Tijuana Flats opening Charlotte location - Charlotte Business Journal

Tijuana Flats opening Charlotte location - Charlotte Business Journal | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. will open its first Charlotte-area location in Dilworth...
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Bye-bye The Original Italian Pie, Hello Tijuana Flats!  Great new Dilworth restaurant coming this fall.  The East Boulevard location will be the chain's first in the Charlotte area.

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Charlotte Chamber - Charlotte-Mecklenburg New and Expanded Business

The Charlotte Chamber works to grow the economy, serve as a voice for business and to deliver value to our members.
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Mecklenburg County continues to outpace the nation in job growth. The past 12 months have yielded 10,700 more jobs for county residents, an increase of 2.4 percent – double that of the nation’s 1.2 percent.

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The Top 10 ‘Most Patriotic’ Cities and Historical Sites for the Fourth of July | TheBlaze.com

The Top 10 ‘Most Patriotic’ Cities and Historical Sites for the Fourth of July | TheBlaze.com | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for all good patriots to fire up the barbeque, throw some burgers, chicken, and brats on the grill, and start blowing stuff up. It’s what the Founding Fathers would have wanted.
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We love seeing Charlotte on this list as well as a second top-10 city in NC! 

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10 Ways To Turn Off A Homebuyer | Bankrate.com

10 Ways To Turn Off A Homebuyer | Bankrate.com | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Homeowners hoping to sell their homes in a tough market should avoid these 10 buyer turnoffs.
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What a difference a couple of years makes.

 

Back in 2007, homebuyers would beg to purchase your house. They would even bid more than the asking price for the privilege to do so.

 

Today ... well, not so much. Once the real estate bubble burst and foreclosures poisoned the housing pool, buyers suddenly regained the upper hand. But instead of buying, they're waiting, convinced that housing prices will continue to drop.



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Fresh Discoveries - Charlotte Magazine - June 2013 - Charlotte, NC

Fresh Discoveries - Charlotte Magazine - June 2013 - Charlotte, NC | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Farmers market finds in Charlotte
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Visit the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on Yorkmont Road to discover fresh, local produce, jams, honey and MORE!

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Source: McColl Partners in talks to be sold

Source: McColl Partners in talks to be sold | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
McColl Partners, the Charlotte investment bank founded by former chairman Hugh McColl Jr., has been in discussions with Deloitte about a possible sale, a source familiar with the matter said.

 

The investment bank was expected to inform staff of the transaction this week, but it remained possible a deal might not materialize, the source said, declining to discuss terms.

 

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Interesting...especially considering McColl Partners' expansion into the CA market appeared to be quite successful.  

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Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend Adds New Event for April 20th Kickoff

Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend Adds New Event for April 20th Kickoff | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend’s one-day Kickoff event on Saturday, April 20, has expanded with the addition of a new event.
A Champagne Tasting featuring one of the world’s greatest champagnes, Champagne Laurent-Perrier, ...
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Hosted at Bonterra Dining & Wine Room in Dilworth - 


Charlotte area charities have been selected as the beneficiaries of Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend 2013-2014 season of fundraising to be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013.  The following organizations will be the beneficiaries and designated programs for 2013 and 2014:

 - Council for Children’s Rights – Services for Abused and Neglected Children.

 - Pat’s Place Family Advocacy Program

 - Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Backpack Project for Kids

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THE APACHE RELAY at Visulite Theatre on 03/30/2013

THE APACHE RELAY at Visulite Theatre on 03/30/2013 | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
The Visulite Theatre is Charlotte, NC's premier place for live music. Featuring some of the best performers of today from a variety of genres, the Visulite Theatre offers the ultimate live music experience.
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Visualite Theatre in Elizabeth presents...The Apache Relay | Saturday March 30 | Doors open @ 8:00 p.m.  Show begins at 9:40.

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Blumenthal Performing Arts, Belk Theater, Knight Theater, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC - WICKED

Blumenthal Performing Arts, Belk Theater, Knight Theater, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC - WICKED | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte NC
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Last chance to see WICKED - Sunday,March 31 presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts, showing at Ovens Auditorium (2700 East Independence Blvd)

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Charlotte fabric store is a hit with the DIY crowd

Charlotte fabric store is a hit with the DIY crowd | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

"A Charlotte fabric store is making a name for itself turning furniture factory leftovers into eclectic do-it-yourself projects.

Modern Fabrics – started by James and Ewa Powell in January 2007 – has found its niche salvaging new fabric otherwise headed for the landfill and offering it to the public through their online store and South End shop.

James said the store does two things: It keeps thousands of pounds of fabric out of the waste stream and offers it at a discount to people who may not otherwise have access.

The Powells work with a dozen furniture factories around the state that use designer textiles that James said are typically only available to professional designers “at exorbitant prices.”

The Powells said they’ve been surprised by the number of people looking to tackle their own projects. “We thought we’d have a lot of professionals shop here, but they’re only 8 to 9 percent of our revenue. So 90 percent is soccer mom-DIY projects, and it should be,” James said.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/21/3869304/charlotte-fabric-store-is-a-hit.html#storylink=cpy

 

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Definitely something that we have seen growing in recent years...right next door in South End!

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Guess What Time It Is? Time for Queen's Feast! JANUARY 2013

Guess What Time It Is? Time for Queen's Feast! JANUARY 2013 | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Guess What Time It Is? Time for Queen's Feast! JANUARY 2013 | Enjoy fine dining for only $30 at these upscale Charlotte Restaurants Jan 18 - Jan 27, 2013
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My favorite thing to do in January!  Queen's Feast begins tomorrow at these fine dining establishments...

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