Executive women of Lake Norman names officers, board of directors

CORNELIUS – The Executive Women of Lake Norman recently announced newly named board of directors and officers for 2014.

They are as follows:

• President – Kathy Holden of Home Helpers & Direct Link;

• Vice President – Patricia Serracin of Freedom Group Inc.;

• Secretary – Tricia Sisson of The Range at Lake Norman;

• Treasurer – Erin Gee of Aquesta Bank;

• Director of Programs – Starr Miller of Starr Miller Interior Design;

• Marketing Co-Chairs – Dana Nieters of Lake Norman Woman Magazine and Kelley Daspit of Iredell Health System; and

• Past President – Cristen Inman of Lake Norman Financial Group Inc.

The Executive Women of Lake Norman consists of professional women who hold leadership positions within their organizations. They build relationships through leadership, mentorship, membership and friendship. 

The group meets at 8 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave.

Details: www.executivewomenoflkn.com or 704-516-9363.


Associates join Lake Norman Realty

CORNELIUS – Lake Norman Realty recently added seven new associates to its sales team.

The following associates will serve clients out of the company’s Cornelius office:

Justin Kennelly, of Huntersville, joins as an associate licensed by the N.C Real Estate Commission. He was a former chef and restaurant manager prior to pursuing his real estate career.

Diane Schnabel, of Cornelius, joins the sales team as a real estate professional with a background in business management and ownership. Prior to moving to Cornelius in March 2013, Schnabel lived in California and also Costa Rica, where she owned her own business for 15 years.

Sandee Balise, of Troutman, joins the sales team as a licensed real estate professional with a background in sales and interior design. Balise also worked as a neuromuscular and rehabilitation therapist, as well as in outside sales for over-the-counter medicine.

Shannon Hilton, Paul Tyson, Jackie Munday and Pam Larimer have joined Lake Norman Realty’s Mooresville office.

Details: www.lakenormanrealty.com or 704-892-9673.


Sea Life aquarium announces job fair

CONCORD – Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium is holding a job fair to fill 40 full-time and part-time positions. Hourly positions include opportunities in education, admissions, operations, cash services and retail.

At the job fair, attendees will fill out an application and be interviewed that day.

Positions will be filled by mid-February and training will start a few weeks before opening in Concord Mills Mall.

The job fair will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 18 and noon-6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center, 10175 Weddington Road.

“We are searching for people who are excited about working with underwater creatures, educating children on marine life and interacting with our visitors,” said Jack Stevenson, marketing manager of Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium.

Scheduled to be completed in early spring 2014, the 36,000-square-foot aquarium will house more than 5,000 marine creatures.

Details: www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.


Park Avenue Properties buys Barnett Real Estate, retains staff

CORNELIUS – Park Avenue Properties recently announced the purchase of the residential property management assets of Charlotte-based Barnett Real Estate.

The purchase increases Park Avenue Properties property management portfolio by 212 residential rental properties located throughout the Charlotte area.

"For the past few years, the Park Avenue Properties and Barnett Real Estate teams have admired each other's expertise and strengths in the residential Property Management industry," said John Bradford, CEO and founder of Park Avenue Properties. "Eventually, it became clear that if our two teams were to become one, we would be able to accomplish even more than we could separately."

Sam Barnett, president of Barnett Real Estate, has been named operations director at Park Avenue Properties. Additionally, Barnett's entire staff has joined the Park Avenue Properties team.

Details: jbradford@parkaveproperties.com or 888-372-7528.


Dobi Financial CEO chairs Bradford’s N.C. House campaign

CORNELIUS – Joshua Dobi has been named chairman of John Bradford's campaign committee.

Dobi works as CEO and founder of Dobi Financial Group. He’ll also work to get Bradford elected to the N.C. House District 98 seat.

“Choosing a CEO in a successful Lake Norman area business is a calculated decision,” Bradford said. “After careful consideration, it became obvious that there was no one better to lead my campaign than Joshua. He is a very well respected business owner and community leader.”

Dobi described Bradford as the strong business voice that the North Mecklenburg region needs.

“John Bradford is the only candidate with extensive business experience who also understands how to create jobs and grow our economy,” Dobi said.

Details: www.electbradford.com.


Contractor to give away free roof

MOORESVILLE – Kemp Roofing and Construction is accepting nominations for people in need of a free roof.

Nominees must own a home in Catawba, Iredell or Mecklenburg counties and be current on their mortgage payments. Nominees are being accepted until Feb. 15.

A team of volunteers will review the nominees and select three finalists.

Their stories will be displayed on Kemp Roofing and Construction’s “No Roof Left Behind” homepage where the public will be able to vote for who they believe is most deserving March 1-29.

The winner will be announced on April 5. The installation celebration will be held shortly after.

“We wanted to let the community know just how important they are to us,” Tawney Kemp said.  “Giving away a free roof seemed like a logical way to do that.”

Details: www.kempcarolinas.com or 704-660-1022. 


Mooresville - South Iredell chamber announces board of directors

MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce recently named 19 members to its board of directors.

Those with ties to Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville include Jim Marshall of blue harbor bank, Kathy Holden of Home Helpers of Lake Norman and Sharon Simpson of Lake Norman Currents.

Howard Kosofsky, of Old Downtown Inc., will chair the board.


Bumbalooza partners with IGNITE program on employment project

CHARLOTTE – Bumbalooza LLC recently announced a partnership with IGNITE, a Davidson-based program operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina to provide employment opportunities for Charlotte-based members.

Bumbalooza has created employment opportunities for young adults with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome in its expanding food processing operation.

“It’s a win-win arrangement. The IGNITE team is focused on encouraging employment independence for its members. And Bumbalooza has employment needs due to our unprecedented growth,” said Monique Prato, a partner at Bumbalooza. “We feel lucky to have found such hard-working, friendly and skilled team members.”

Details: Holly Paeper, holly@bumbalooza.com or 704-247-4111.


Corporations form in Lake Norman

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of the Secretary of State reported the following corporations were registered Jan. 6-10. Items are listed by corporation name, applicant and address:

• Angelo Saake Consulting Services Inc. – Angelo Saake, 19924 Floral Lane, Cornelius.

• Berlin Holdings LLC – John Hanzel, 19425-G Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius.

• Carolina Med Consulting Inc. – Chad Farlow, 17422 Summerplace Drive, Cornelius.

• Grading and Erosion Construction LLC – Jennifer Starwalt, 13633 Aldenbrook Drive, Huntersville.

• Jennifer Liotino LPC PLLC – Jennifer Liotino, 903 Northeast Drive, Suite 102, Davidson.

• L.G.B. Electrical Contracting Inc. – John Hanzel, 19425-G Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius.

• McDonough Holdings LLC – Daniel McDonough, 1328 Hudson Place, Davidson.

• Mojo's Grill & Pub Inc. – Robert Newkirk III, 19810 W. Catawba Ave., Suite E, Cornelius.

• O.H.H. LLC – Gregory Harrison, 14625 Northgreen Drive, Huntersville.

• PMW Sales LLC – Patricia Wicker, 5827 Deer Meadows Lane, Huntersville.

• Rocky River Outfitters Ltd. Liability Company – Travis Morehead, 16947 Summers Walk Blvd., Davidson.

• Storm Damage Marketing Inc. – Carl Morris, 20441 Harborview Drive, Cornelius.

• TMGHRG LLC – Gail Greenough, 15014 Stonegreen Lane, Huntersville.


Whitewater center accepting resumes

CHARLOTTE – The U.S. National Whitewater Center is holding a job fair to provide prospective employees the chance to meet the managers in person, learn more about available positions and present a resume.

Departments that will be represented at the fair are guest experience, land sports, water sports, retail, youth programs, food and beverage, and facility operations.

Benefits of being an employee include free access to pass activities, paid parking, 25 percent off restaurant and retail items, and discounts and access to pro deals on gear.

The job fair will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the conference center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Details: www.usnwc.org/usnwc-job-fair or 704-391-3900.


Plinker Arms launches new magazine

CORNELIUS – Plinker Arms LLC, makers of firearms magazines, accessories and parts, has launched the new Response Magazine.

The Response Magazine is a 10-round capacity AR .556 magazine that has the look and performance of a MIL-SPEC 30-round magazine.

It’s constructed of highly durable, long-fiber polymer that makes the magazine solvent and corrosion resistant. The magazine springs are stainless steel.

The Plinker Arms Response Magazines are legal in seven states, but not North Carolina.

Details: www.plinkerarms.com.