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The Classic International Black Cinema Series - Karmen Gei

The Classic International Black Cinema Series - Karmen Gei | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
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Charlotte Chamber - Chobani Locates Sales Headquarters in Charlotte

Charlotte Chamber - Chobani Locates Sales Headquarters in Charlotte | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

Chobani Greek Yogurt, America’s #1 yogurt brand, announced at the Charlotte Chamber Board of Advisors meeting that it will locate its sales headquarters in Charlotte. The 5,200 square foot office will be located in the Charlotte Plaza building in Uptown Charlotte.

 

The company was born with an SBA loan, and in less than five years has grown into a $700 million business. The company, headquartered in New York’s Chenango County, was founded in 2005 by 40-year old Hamdi Ulukaya, who was born and raised in Turkey. He launched Chobani in 2007 with the vice president of sales, Kyle O’Brien. The pair decided on the name Chobani after a three-hour, snowy drive to buy a piece of production equipment. Chobani means shepherd, a symbol of safety and good, in several Mediterranean languages. It now tops the booming Greek yogurt segment, which grew 200 percent last year, along with the larger yogurt category.

 

“Chobani’s decision to locate its sales headquarters in Charlotte is proof positive that businesses from all industries see the competitive advantage our
city provides,” said Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber president. “We expect great things to come from Chobani, and applaud them for their rapid rise to
one of the country’s most lucrative yogurt brands.”

 

Chobani currently has 17 employees in Charlotte. With the new sales headquarters and room to grow, the company anticipates accelerated hiring and to potentially reach 60 employees in Charlotte by the end of 2013. The average salary for the new positions is $70,000.

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Hundreds wear heels and run for cancer research in 2nd annual Stiletto Sprint

Hundreds wear heels and run for cancer research in 2nd annual Stiletto Sprint | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Hundreds of people showed up in South Park Saturday, sporting stilettos and ready to face the chilly temperatures and cloudy skies.
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Search Charlotte Neighborhoods | Providence Springs

Search Charlotte Neighborhoods | Providence Springs | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Providence Springs Homes for Sale in Charlotte NC; Search Charlotte homes for sale in Providence Springs; Call your Providence Springs Real Estate agent at (704)491-3310...

 

Visit http://www.iCharlotteRealEstate.com/providence-springs-homes-for-sale-in-charlotte-nc/ for full article.


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Charlotte NC – More Great News About the Job Market

Charlotte NC – More Great News About the Job Market | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
US Cities With the Fastest Growing Job Markets Austin, San Jose, Houston, Charlotte and Nashville led the United States in job growth last year, according to an analysis of the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by Aaron Renn.  Even hard-hit...

 

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New school will offer child care, preschool

New school will offer child care, preschool | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

Parents soon will have another option in early-childhood education.

 

Providence Preparatory School - a new child-care center, preschool and more - is slated to launch in south Charlotte later this year.

 

The private, for-profit center will be on Providence Road near where it crosses Sharon Amity Road.

Providence Preparatory will offer a comprehensive array of components. The child-care center and preschool are to open in fall 2012, while a kindergarten planned for 2013.

 

After-school programs, but not school, for children in elementary grades also will be offered. Summer camps and extracurricular activities like dance lessons are other features.

 

The facility plans concierge-style amenities and services - such as arranging dry-cleaning - for parents. On-site training classrooms will meet continuing-education needs of the center's teachers, as well as other area teachers.

 

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Charlotte NC Real Estate Update – Savvy + CO eNews MAR 10, 2012

Charlotte NC Real Estate Update – Savvy + CO eNews MAR 10, 2012 | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
What's happening in the Charlotte NC real estate market this week? Just when you think it's time for leisurely Charlotte house hunting, you realize you've got to step it up in order to win the bid on that perfect home for you!
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Charlotte Real Estate Market Report | Myers Park (Single Family Homes) | FEB 2012

Charlotte Real Estate Market Report | Myers Park (Single Family Homes) | FEB 2012 | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
How is the Charlotte NC luxury real estate market doing in historic Myers Park?
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Snyder's-Lance might be likely buyer for Pringles - Charlotte Business Journal

Snyder's-Lance might be likely buyer for Pringles - Charlotte Business Journal | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
A potential bidder for Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co.'s Pringles brand told...
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Valentine's Day at The Fig Tree Restaurant

Valentine's Day at The Fig Tree Restaurant | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

"Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 14th


Spend a romantic evening at our house this year. With several intimate dining rooms, plentiful Champagne selections and our full menu, make this Valentine's Day one to remember!"

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PROMISE OF A BRIGHT NEW YEAR ON EAST BLVD, MODERN LIGHTING DESIGN RELOCATES

PROMISE OF A BRIGHT NEW YEAR ON EAST BLVD, MODERN LIGHTING DESIGN RELOCATES | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it


Charlotte, NC- No stranger to the thriving Dilworth neighborhood Liza Branch was thrilled when the opportunity arose for Modern Lighting Design to become a fixture on the front street of the much traveled East Boulevard. With 11 years in business and the most extensive selection of modern lighting offered in Charlotte, it was time to put Modern Lighting Design in the spotlight. Residents now have the opportunity to shop at Modern Lighting Design at 1315 East Boulevard, Suite 170, while they visit other familiar boutiques and restaurants such as 131 Main, Petal Boutique and East Blvd Bar & Grill. The showroom will display an array of lighting fixtures for homes and businesses.


With the grand opening celebration of Modern Lighting Design taking place in Spring 2012 business is still taking place as usual and the doors are now open at the new location. "I look forward to assisting customers in determining the best fixture choice from a task and style perspective" says Liza about her anticipation on working with new and familiar customers in the refreshed space. Store Hours are Tuesday thru Friday 11am-6pm, with extended hours on Thursday evenings, and Saturday 10am-6pm. On-site consultations are also available by appointment. Keep up with Modern Lighting Design by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ModernLightingDesign.


About Modern Lighting Design:
During Modern Lighting Design’s time in business it has brought relevant and quality modern lighting to the Charlotte market. The showroom features the largest selection of modern lighting in the Carolinas, competitive pricing and over 10 years of lighting experience from owner, Liza Branch. Clients can view such lines as Foscarini, Modern Fan, LZF, Ingo Maurer, Artemide and Harco Loor.
Modern Lighting Design Showroom 1315 East Blvd, Suite 170 Charlotte, NC 28203 704-332-0109 fax- 704-319-2600 www.modernlightingdesign.com

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Just Lin, Baby! 10 Lessons Jeremy Lin Can Teach Us Before We Go To Work Monday Morning | LinkedIn

Just Lin, Baby! 10 Lessons Jeremy Lin Can Teach Us Before We Go To Work Monday Morning | LinkedIn | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

"This isn’t just a modern-day, real-life version of the Hoosiers movie. The Jeremy Lin story is incredibly popular because we can all see a little bit of ourselves in this man’s struggles and now successes.

 

What can all of us learn from this young man — and how can we apply these same lessons to our own lives when we go back to work on Monday morning?"

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Charlotte Chamber - 7-Eleven Acquires Sam’s Mart Stores and Will Hire 120 in Charlotte Area

Charlotte Chamber - 7-Eleven Acquires Sam’s Mart Stores and Will Hire 120 in Charlotte Area | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

7-Eleven, Inc. today announced that it has commenced closing on the acquisition of 55 Sam’s Mart stores from Sam’s Mart LLC. The company has begun hiring to fill 120 store positions. 7-Eleven has made job offers to personnel working at the stores the company is acquiring. Pay and benefits will be comparable with what they had at Sam’s Mart.

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Charlotte Home Seller Tips | Walk-Through Tips

Charlotte Home Seller Tips | Walk-Through Tips | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Charlotte Home Seller Tips | Don't Miss the Walk-Through | Consult your Charlotte NC real estate agent for tips for making the most out of your walk-through...
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Charlotte Chamber - First Quarter Jobs Number Shows Economy is Improving

Charlotte Chamber - First Quarter Jobs Number Shows Economy is Improving | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

The beginning of 2012 is evidence that Charlotte’s economy is moving in the right direction. In fact, this is the best first quarter for investment since 2008. The latest numbers from the Employment Security Commission indicate that county employment is up 2.4 percent from this time last year. Retail spending also continues to rise, and the retail trade and food service industries are taking advantage. These two sectors accounted for more than one-third of the number of new or expanded jobs and firms. Overall, the first quarter of 2012 resulted in 285 new or expanding firms producing 2,058 jobs, $313 million in investment and 1.8 million additional square feet.

 

Construction on three speculative buildings began in the first quarter at Airport Commerce Center, Mallard Pointe and Northlake Commerce Center. This is one indicator that shows developers’ confidence in the recovery of the Charlotte economy.

 

The healthcare industry continues to lead the way in growth. Carolinas Healthcare System recently finished an expansion project in Pineville and announced two more free-standing emergency rooms; Presbyterian Hospital began renovating the E-wing and recently received approval to replace its orthopedic hospital.

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Companies More Upbeat on U.S. Economy, NABE Survey Shows

Companies More Upbeat on U.S. Economy, NABE Survey Shows | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Companies are growing more upbeat about the U.S. economy this year and plan to take on more workers as demand improves, a survey showed.

 

Some 78 percent of businesses, the most in a year, project the world’s largest economy will expand more than 2 percent in 2012, according to the National Association for Business Economics’ April survey released today in Washington. The share is up from 65 percent in the group’s January report.
 
Job seekers in New York on April 12, 2012. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
About four in 10 firms, the most since July 2011, said they expect employment to pick up in the next six months, showing businesses are looking beyond higher oil prices and Europe’s debt crisis. At the same time, 66 percent said they expect no change in prices in the next three months, indicating Federal Reserve policy makers will have room to keep interest rates low to nurture the almost three-year-old expansion.

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A Sign of the Times: Big Hiring is Back at US Colleges

A Sign of the Times: Big Hiring is Back at US Colleges | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

Hiring is back in a big way on many college campuses, one of several signs a recovery in the U.S. jobs market is gaining traction.

 

Sean Chua expected the hunt for his first job after college to be tough. After all, he watched his brother struggle to find a position when he graduated back in 2008. But his fears were unwarranted. The 21-year-old justice major at American University sent out only seven resumes before getting an offer earlier this month from IBM [IBM 208.65 0.38 (+0.18%) ] for an IT consulting job, making him a beneficiary of a turnaround in the labor market for U.S. graduates. "My mom's first position was with IBM so she is particularly proud," says Chua.

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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Get up, go out and go play in the region's many outdoor escapes.  

 

Boredom doesn’t stand a chance in Charlotte. The city takes full advantage of its sunny weather and natural beauty with a host of outdoor recreational opportunities. With an extensive park and greenway system, nearby lakes and mountains, and the largest manmade whitewater river in the world, the biggest challenge is trying to decide what to do first.

 

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Charlotte Chamber - BIG Announces Results of Entrepreneurial Growth Survey for Charlotte Region

Charlotte Chamber - BIG Announces Results of Entrepreneurial Growth Survey for Charlotte Region | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

Today, the Business Innovation & Growth Council (BIG) announced the results of the first ever BIG Entrepreneurial Growth Index, led by Terry Cox, CEO of BIG, and David Jones, CEO of Peak 10, a longtime member and advisor to BIG.

 

The study, supported by quantitative data gathered from 94 high growth companies in the Charlotte, NC region, examined the growth history and investment profile of the area’s startup and entrepreneurial business community to uncover the high growth market size in Charlotte and what their impact on the community actually is.

 

“Based upon the survey results, we believe the high growth entrepreneurial economy accounts for more than one billion dollars in revenue within our region,” says Cox. “Beyond significant revenue, they contribute to job growth, healthy payrolls, and the potential to continue helping the economy grow in coming decades. It also confirms there is little involvement from institutional investors in area business.”

 

Jones adds, “As a long-time entrepreneur, this validates my belief that there is a significant, unsung population of vibrant growth companies here that typically get little recognition for the jobs and investment they make in the region. Numbers speak louder than words.”

 

*Key study findings include:

· A 25-30% average revenue growth rate over each of the last three years.

· A projected total of $650 million in revenue for 2012 with a growth rate of 30% over 2011.

· A 25% growth rate in employment with projected 622 new jobs in 2012 for the reporting companies in total

· An average of 30 employees per company over the last three years, with an average weighted salary of $55,000 per year

· Funding sources for businesses in the survey were as follows:

o 1% Venture Capital

o 12% Private Equity

o 22% Angel Investment

o 20% Bank Financing

o 45% Self Funded

· Fifty percent (50%) of the companies reporting are less than five years old; 80% are less than ten years old.

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Walking Tours - Visitors Center

WALK CHARLOTTE


Take a self-guided walking tour of Uptown Charlotte to discover historical sites as well as artistic, architectural and entertainment interests.

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EpiCentre developer Ghazi to pay $1.5M, loses condo rights and theater in bankruptcy settlement - Charlotte Business Journal

EpiCentre developer Ghazi to pay $1.5M, loses condo rights and theater in bankruptcy settlement - Charlotte Business Journal | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

EpiCentre developer Afshin Ghazi agreed Monday to pay $1.5 million toward creditor claims under a sealed settlement in federal bankruptcy court that also forced him to transfer ownership of EpiCentre Theaters, Mez Restaurant and Kazba nightclub.

 

Ghazi also loses development rights for a condominium project on the Charlotte complex's rooftop, a site previously intended for the failed 210 Trade residential tower.

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BBB Offers Free Shredding on April 21 - BBB News Center

BBB Offers Free Shredding on April 21 - BBB News Center | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
BBB "Secure Your ID" Day - Free Shredding!

 

Date and Time: Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Three locations:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277.
Shred-It - 3421 Axar Road Charlotte NC 28208
Third location - to be announced.

 

Bring up to four large boxes or bags of personal documents to be shredded on-site at no cost.

 

Special thanks to our partners - Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept., Shred-It, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Consumer Fraud Task Force.

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I'll Bite: Food things to do in Charlotte

I'll Bite: Food things to do in Charlotte | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

"...Eat and help Johnson & Wales University's Cheerleading Club.

 

The Fig Tree Restaurant will host a seven-week course led by James Corbin of Grapevine Distribution.

 

Just as you start missing the Valentine chocolate, it will be time for the Sweet Tooth Festival, Charlotte 's first drop-in event featuring people who make cupcakes, candies, cookies and other sweets."

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Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte

Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Charlotte has a huge variety of fine dining establishments, but not all have romance on the agenda. Here is a listing of Charlotte's most romantic restaurants for the perfect date-night, Valentine's Day dinner or anniversary celebration.
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Girl's Night Out: Tapas Party at Sur La Table

Girl's Night Out: Tapas Party at Sur La Table | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Find great values for Girl's Night Out: Tapas Party at Sur La Table and other products from Sur La Table...
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