Ivester Jackson joins Christie’s global real estate network

CORNELIUS – Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties has become an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, a network of luxury brands.

The company will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand in the Charlotte/Lake Norman region.

“Representing Christie’s International Real Estate not only gives us a competitive edge in the marketplace, but furthers our international reach.” said Lori Ivester Jackson, owner/principal broker for Ivester Jackson. “Through this coveted affiliation, we look forward to bolstering our reputation as one of the region’s leading boutique brokerages for luxury real estate.”

Ivester Jackson annually manages more than $250 million in luxury and investment property and closed more than $1 billion in real estate transactions since established in 1998. 

“The firm’s indisputable foothold in the market and overwhelming success has made it an industry standout and a welcomed addition to our global network,” said Rick Moeser, a senior vice president of Christie’s International Real Estate.

Christie's International Real Estate is represented by 136 affiliates in 46 countries.


Impact Plus Promotional Products donates duffel bags to charities

CORNELIUS – Impact Plus Promotional Products, in conjunction with Roush Yates, will donate more than 150 new sport duffel bags to Room In The Inn for Christmas and to the Cornelius Police Department.

Room In The Inn is a faith-based charity that offers assistance to those in need by providing a place to sleep, laundry facility, new clothes and toiletries. Families will be able to use the bags to carry their items.

The Cornelius Police Department would like to have these bags available at a moment’s notice, stocked with daily necessities to help victims of domestic violence.

“We want to be able to reassure them that everything is going to be OK,” Sgt. George Brinzey said. “The program will be funded by local businesses, and we can say it started with the help of Impact Plus and Roush Yates.”

In April, Impact Plus Uniforms donated more than $2,000 in new business attire to the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte.


Buscemi’s Pizza opens in Cornelius

CORNELIUS – Buscemi’s Pizza opened in December at 18059 W. Catawba Ave.

They serve Sicilian pizza and many kinds of sub sandwiches. Owners Dawn and Marc Lovisa brought the method and recipes of Buscemi’s with them from Detroit, where it originated in 1956.

Buscemi’s is available for catering and parties.

Details: 704-892-0043.


Surgical offices move to lake area

HUNTERSVILLE – North Charlotte Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the office of Dr. Erik Miles, opened in 2008 and recently moved to 9735 Kincey St., Suite 104. 

Miles specializes in surgery of the face, breasts and body.

Details: 704-896-5556.