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Friday, November 18th 8:30AM with Dana Simpson, Partner and Chair Gov’t Affairs Lobbying, Smith Andersen

This month’s Focus Friday will feature Dana Simpson, Partner and Chair for Government Affairs Lobbying, Smith Andersen. The program will be held Friday, November 18th from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

BIll Russell, CCE IOM

Tuesday, November 22nd 11:45 am until 1:15 pm at the Chamber

The Lake Norman Chamber’s Diversity Council will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, November 22nd from 11:45 am to 1:15pm at the Lake Norman Chamber Marion Board Room – 19900 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius. The program is Presented by Famous Toastery with Lake Norman locations in Huntersville and Davidson

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Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville 2022 Public Safety Officers of the Year

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2022 North Mecklenburg Public Safety Officers of the Year at a sold out luncheon presented by Wells Fargo

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Annual Public Safety Luncheon Recognizes The Best of the Best

Three local police officers were recognized by the Lake Norman Chamber at the Annual Public Safety Luncheon held at Northstone Country Club.

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Public Safety Luncheon to be held Thursday, October 20th 11:45 am until 1:15pm Northstone Country Club

The Lake Norman Chamber will honor the most outstanding Police and Fire Officer selected by their respective Department Chiefs along with the 2022 Crime Stopper of the Year at the Lake Norman Annual Public Safety Luncheon

BIll Russell, CCE IOM

Virtual Program Friday, Oct 21 8:30-9:30 am

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Reginal Business Alliance are hosting a statewide Zoom Webinar “Insights and Conversation on Medicaid Expansion and Certificate-of-Need (CON) Reform.”

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Barber has served as Women's Conference Chair for 2021 and 2022

2022 Board Chair David Keith and Diversity Chair Dan Houston recognized Cheryl Banks Barber for her efforts to make our community and region a more inclusive and better place to live and work.

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Wednesday, October 12th 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Cornelius Town Hall Community Room

The Lake Norman Chamber will host a candidate forum for North Carolina House District #98, Mecklenburg County District #1, and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools District 1. A two-hour forum will be held at Cornelius Town Hall Community Room 21445 Catawba Ave. in Cornelius 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. The event will be moderated by Paul Cameron – former News Anchor at WBTV.

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Lake Norman Chamber recognizes Clinic for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices

The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic was selected as the 2022 Nonprofit Diversity Champion by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.

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Lake Norman Chamber Selects the Center for Its Diversity Equity & Inclusion Practices

The Davidson Center for Learning and Academic Planning was recognized by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce as its 2022 Small Business Diversity Champion at the Annual Diversity Luncheon held at Northstone Country Club.

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Junior Leadership Lake Norman Kicks Off Retreat at Rural Hill in Huntersville

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has accepted fourteen area High School Juniors in its 2022-2023 Junior Leadership Lake Norman program

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Huntersville Corporation cited by Diversity Equity & Inclusion Practices

Microban International LTD was recognized by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce for promoting Diversity Equity and Inclusion in its corporate culture. The Huntersville Corporation was named the 2022 Corporate Diversity Champion at the Annual Diversity Luncheon held at Northstone Country Club on Thursday, September 15th

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Class of 2025

The Nominating Committee has recommended a slate of chamber members for the Board of Directors - Class of 2025.

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Virtual Program Held Thursday, July 29th 9-10:00 am

Ken D. Haynes, MSHA, MBA, FACHE, Enterprise Executive Vice president and President of the Greater Charlotte Region for Atrium Health, will provide a healthcare update in a virtual presentation to the Lake Norman Chamber on Thursday, July 29th at 9-10:00 am.

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TTI Success Insights Awards Scholz & Associates with Bill J. Bonnstetter Lifetime Achievement Award

TTI Success Insights (TTI SI), a leading resource for research-based assessments and talent management solutions, announced Chip Scholz of Scholz & Associates as the recipient of the Bill J. Bonnstetter Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Awards Presented During 2022 Small Business Week

Recognized by the Chamber was Ansel Brown – Juan Loco (Cornelius), Jason Dibble - Boomerang Water (Davidson), Steve Genenbacher – Christian Brothers Automotive (Huntersville), and Steve and Lisa Bograd – Shred South (Iredell County).

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Hamme Receives The McIntosh Law Firm Passion to Succeed Award

At a sold-out Annual Meeting of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, David Hamme, Founder of Lost Worlds Brewing Company in Cornelius, was recognized with the Chamber’s McIntosh Law Firm Passion to Succeed Award. The award is presented annually to the Chamber’s Entrepreneur of the Year by McIntosh Founder and Managing Partner Robert “Bob” McIntosh.

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Luncheon Friday, May 20 noon at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville

United States Senator Thom Tillis will be the featured speaker at the Legislative PowerLuncheon hosted by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Friday, May 20, 2022 noon to 1:15 at NorthStone Country Club 15801 Northstone Drive in Huntersville. The luncheon is presented by First National Bank. Senator Tillis is expected to address the economy, specifically inflation and fiscal policy, as well as Border Security, the War in Ukraine, and the 2022 Midterms.

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Formerly Mooresville Soup Kitchen

At a sold out meeting of community and business leaders, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, recognized an organization, that has gone the extra mile for the Lake Norman region. Outgoing Board Chair Erika Erlenbach recognized Bonnie Battalia, Development Director for FeedNC (Formerly the Mooresville Soup Kitchen), and some of her key staff and volunteers with the prestigious Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award

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Robert T Cashion Business Person of the Year

Kevin Mahl, President & CEO of Champion Tire and Wheel and Hyde Park Storage Suites, was named the Robert T. Cashion Business Person of the Year at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on April 28th held at The Venues at Langtree in Mooresville.

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Tuesday, April 19th noon to 1:15 pm at the Chamber

The Lake Norman Chamber’s Diversity Council will explore several topics over the course of the year dealing with Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion. The first of those quarterly “Lunch n’ Learns” will take place Tuesday, April 19th noon to 1:15 pm at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce 19900 West Catawba Avenue Suite 101 Cornelius – Randy Marion Board Room.

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Special "Good Friday" Program to Focus on Health Care

The Lake Norman Chamber will host North Carolina State Senator Joyce Krawiec for the April Focus Friday – Friday, April 15th at 8:30-9:30 am virtually. The program will be streamed via ZOOM for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Members and selected guests. She will address Health Care Issues and additional legislation under consideration in the General Assembly.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Randy Marion Conference Room

Social Security and You: Making an informed decision about your benefits Presented by: TJ Francomano and Scott Stimson The Lake Norman Group at Merrill Lynch Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Held at the Lake Norman Chamber: Randy Marion Board Room

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Focus on: 5G technology, Digital streaming, Data privacy, and Big tech: control, content and censorship

The Lake Norman Chamber will host Trey Rabon, the President of AT&T NC for the March Focus Friday – Friday March 18th at 8:30-9:30 am virtually. The program will be streamed via ZOOM for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Members and selected guests

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Rising Your Remote Game - Monday Feb. 28 12-1:00 pm

This two-part seminar lunch n' learn Feb 28 and March 7 will focus on the tools and resources needed to host a better virtual program on Zoom or TEAMS.

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Laura Rizzetta will serve as the the Vice President, Small Business Development & Investor Relations

The Lake Norman Chamber is pleased to announce that the 35-year old business association has hired Laura L. Rizzetta as the Vice President, Small Business Development & Investor Relations. Laura will begin her career with the Chamber Monday, February 14th.

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Friday, February 18, 2022 8:30-9:30 am

The Lake Norman Chamber will host the Mayors of Huntersville, Davidson, and Cornelius for the February Focus Friday – Friday the 18th 8:30-9:30 am virtually. The program will be streamed via ZOOM for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Members and selected guests. The video recording will be available for later viewing via the Chamber’s YouTube Channel.

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Message From Chamber President Bill Russell

On Monday, January 17th, we honor a man who became a symbol for hope and change - the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King. His words spoke loudly of hope and change, and his actions spoke louder than the words. He reminded us all that the one thing we can all be assured of is change and challenges are often brought about by change. Today is different than yesterday and tomorrow will be different than today.

W.E. "Bill" Russell, CCE IOM

Senator Newton Chairs Senate Finance & Redistricting & Elections Committees

To kick off the year, the Lake Norman Chamber has a discussion with North Carolina Senator Paul Newton – Republican District #36. Senator Newton has served three terms in the Senate and represents Cabarrus and Union County. He Chairs the Finance and Redistricting & Elections Committees. Senator Newton will give updates on the Long Session and expectations for the short session as well as focus on energy policies as they impact our region. We expect to also touch on redistricting.

W.E. "Bill" Russell, CCE IOM

All Aboard!

2022 Board Chair david Keith from Artisan Direct, lays out his goals for the Chamber Year. David encourages everyone to get involved in the Charlotte region's largest chamber of commerce - "All Aboard!";

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Huntersville Mayor Melinda Bales on Hand to Make the Presentation

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has recognized Saertex MultiCom in Huntersville for their outstanding continuous support of education and workforce development with the “Inspire our Future” award presented by the Chamber and the Lake Norman Education Collaborative.

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"Six Pillars of Achieving Your Goals in 2022"

The Lake Norman Chamber will host the "Six Pillars of Achieving Your Goals in 2022" with Business Coach David Dowdy Friday, January 14th 8:30-10:00 am. The program, which will be held in person in the Randy Marion Board Room at the Chamber (Suite 201), will also be available via ZOOM and recorded for later viewing by Chamber Members ONLY. To obtain the Zoom credentials, contact the Chamber at 704-892-1922 or email Sylvia@lakenormanchamber.org

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Tuesday, January 25th 12:00 to 1:15 pm Bring Your Lunch and Learn with Us

On Tuesday, January 25th, the Lake Norman Chamber will host a Lunch n’ Learn on “Competitive Intelligence” with Thomas Torres. The professional development seminar will be held in person in the Randy Marion Conference Room (Suite 201) at the Lake Norman Chamber. The program will also be available virtually via Zoom by contacting the chamber.

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Teacher from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Lake Norman Charter, and Halton School Honored

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Friday, November 19, 2021 8:30 - 9:30 am Virtual Presentation

This month the Lake Norman Chamber has a discussion with North Carolina Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger. The Chamber will dive into the key components of dollar allocations and key policies contained within the North Carolina budget that will be sent to the Governor for his signature. We will also discuss the expected benefits and outcomes to be derived from this new budget for residents and businesses across our region and the state.

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Perspective on the 2021 Election

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bill Russell provides his perspective on the local elections in the Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville (NC) and its impact on the business community.

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Message to the Membership from Lake Norman Chamber President Bill Russell

On Tuesday, November 2nd voters will go to the polls, if they have not already participated early at Town Hall or the Library, to vote for candidates in each of our three North Mecklenburg Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville. Each town has contested elections for the Board and a contested Mayor’s race in Huntersville.

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Luncheon Presented by Wells Fargo held at Northstone Country Club October 21, 2021

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce saluted the men and women who work tirelessly to protect and serve the families and businesses of the Lake Norman region at a Public Safety Luncheon held at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville. The nineteenth annual event was emceed by Chamber president Bill Russell, who spoke to the critical role the police, fire, and first responders play in making the Lake Norman community a great place to live, work, and visit. R

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Friday, October 15th 8:30 -9:30 am Virtually via ZOOM

This month the Lake Norman Chamber has a discussion with North Carolina State Auditor Beth A. Woods who will speak about the audits of various North Carolina Departments including DHHS, DOT as well as the financials for the State of North Carolina including fraud areas, investigations, and oversite projects and issues important and relative to her office.

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Virtual Program September 24 9:00-10:00 am

The Employee Retention Credit - What is it? Who Qualifies? What do you need to gather? How does it interact with PPP/EIDL?

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The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has accepted twenty area High School Juniors in its 2021-2022 Junior Leadership Lake Norman program.

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Launching a Successful Internship Program that Embraces Diversity & Inclusion

On Tuesday, September 21 from 3-4 pm, the Lake Norman Chamber Diversity Council will host an informative webinar on launching a successful internship that embraces diversity and inclusion. The program, presented by MSC Direct in Davidson, is a program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.

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Friday September 3rd 8:30 am

The cost of doing nothing is more than we can afford

W.E. "Bill" Russell, CCE IOM

A Discussion with Earnest Winston, Superintendent for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

June Focus Friday

Paul Cameron, spent 37 years at WBTV News discussion on the roles of journalism and the media in politics.

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

James Funeral Home, Lakeside Living, The Davidson Village Inn, The Welcome Committee Singled out as The Best of the Best in Business

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Monday, May 24th Virtual Program to Kickoff Small Business week

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Rep John Bradford Provides Recap of Order which Takes Effect this Friday, March 26

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A Discussion with Dr. Mike Miltich, Chair of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization and Regional Planning Staff

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We Will be Your Family Law and Divorce Advocate. A New Era of Family Law is Here.

Allison Frazier

Wednesday, March 10th 2-3 pm at the Chamber: Limited Seating / Virtual ZOOM for remaining guests

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Lake Norman Chamber and EDC work together to Create a Virtual Career Day

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Focus Friday - Focus on N.C. Courts Friday Feb 19 8:30 am ZOOM Virtual Program

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Four new Lake Norman Business Leaders join the Board of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

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