Kabuto’s rolling out expanded hours

HUNTERSVILLE – Kabuto’s Lake Norman, a Japanese steak house and sushi bar, has announced that it will begin serving lunch, and along with that, will need to hire more help.

Starting in mid-November, the restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Weekday lunches, which start at $6.95, will be served “express style” to allow a maximum of 45 minutes dining time. Sunday brunch will feature entertaining chefs.

In addition to hibachi, sushi and bento boxes, a low-carbohydrate menu called power hibachi will also be offered.

Businesses can reserve private rooms with a capacity of up to 100 people for luncheons or business meetings.

With expanded hours, Kabuto’s will be hiring for several positions. Applicants should apply in person between 4:30 and 6 p.m. through mid-November and 10 a.m. and noon thereafter.

Résumés can be sent to kabuto@kabutolakenorman.com. 


Transportation planner announces resignation

MOORESVILLE – Neil Burke, transportation planner with the Town of Mooresville, has announced his resignation, effective Nov. 15.

Burke has accepted a senior consultant position with Dye Management Group out of Bellevue, Wash. He will telecommute out of his Cornelius home, traveling to work with state transportation agencies to complete statewide asset management plans.

Dye Management Group provides professional expertise in statewide asset management for transportation agencies throughout the United States.

As a graduate student, Burke was involved with research pertaining to transportation asset management, and he said he is excited to work in this field once again.

He has held his position with the town for four years.

After Nov. 15, Allison Kraft, senior engineer, will handle transportation planning inquiries.  


Sponsors sought for A Huntersville Christmas festival

HUNTERSVILLE – The Parks and Recreation Department seeks business, organizations and individuals to sponsor A Huntersville Christmas on Dec. 14.

The town’s largest and longest running event includes pony rides, magic shows, carriage rides, carolers, a bonfire, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, games and rides for children, arts and crafts vendors, a visit from Santa and snow. The town expects more than 5,000 people to attend.

Sponsors provide donations of cash, in-kind services, gifts and giveaways. There are six levels of sponsorship:

• Santa Claus, $7,000: This is limited to one sponsor as it is the title level, the most prominent of all sponsorships available. The event will be titled “your logo’ Presents a Huntersville Christmas.”

• Christmas Tree, $5,000.

• Snow Flake, $3,000, also limited to one sponsor.

• Santa’s Elf, $1,000: The area sponsor can make selections on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Reindeer, $500.

• Candy Cane, $300.

Details: thouk@huntersville.org.


Hospital launches campaign to temper cases of diabetes

CHARLOTTE – North Carolina is the 11th most prevalent state for diabetes and pre-diabetes, and the Carolinas HealthCare System has teamed with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte to combat that number.

The “Pre-D Challenge: Reverse the Risk” launched Oct. 31 and ends Nov. 1, 2014. The hope is to engage 50,000 adults in assessing their risk and identifying 10,000 people across Mecklenburg County who are at higher risk, and then offering those people preventive services and treatment options.

The challenge involves three steps. First, participants take a brief risk assessment online or over the phone. If their score indicates a risk, participants attend an information session where they will receive a free screening to test blood sugar levels to confirm if they do have pre-diabetes. If the test is positive, the program will help participants enroll in a diabetes prevention program, which helps lower risk of developing diabetes.

Details: www.carolinashealthcare.org/diabetes.

Rouco joins McIntosh Law Firm

DAVIDSON – The McIntosh Law Firm welcomes its newest attorney, George Rouco, who will practice primarily in business and corporate law.

Rouco has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance and six years in diverse legal transactions.

Prior to joining The McIntosh Law Firm, Rouco founded The Rouco Law Firm and negotiated legal documents including vendor agreements for Fortune 1000 companies, licensing contracts for entertainment celebrities and complex capital financial transactions.

For five years, Rouco provided national security intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers in Washington, D.C. and earned Top Secret security clearance. Rouco also founded a manufacturing and distribution company, handling all business and financial plans, including its eventual sale.

Details: www.McIntoshLawFirm.com or 704-892-6688.


Lime Energy gets NASDAQ OK to continue trading

HUNTERSVILLE – Lime Energy Co. received notice from the NASDAQ Hearing Panel on Oct. 28 that the company had re-gained full compliance and would continue being listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.

“We are very happy to know that our stock will continue to trade on the NASDAQ exchange,” CEO John O’Rourke said. “It has been a tough 18 months for our stockholders, our employees and our loyal customers. Regaining full compliance with NASDAQ’s requirements for continued listing is another important step in the return to normal operations for the company.”


All aboard for business classes at The Train Station

HUNTERSVILLE – The Train Station is offering classes in November for individuals and businesses.

• The Power of Effective Communication: Choose from 8-10 a.m. Nov. 5, noon-2 p.m. Nov. 7, or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 12. $49.

• Performance Reviews: Coaching and Goal Setting: Choose from 8-10 a.m. Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 7, 8-10 a.m. Nov. 13, or 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 21. $99.

• Step Up Your Public Speaking Game: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 9, 23 and 27. $50 per session or $125 for all three.

• Thriving Through Change: noon-2 p.m. Nov. 5, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 13, 8-10 a.m. Nov. 21. $9.

The Train Station, owned by Val Daye, is located at 306 Gilead Road. Details: 704-992-1213.  q

 – Kelly Zientek-Baker