Lake Norman Realty celebrates 35 years

CORNELIUS – Lake Norman Realty associates and executives recently celebrated the company’s 35th anniversary at its annual awards breakfast.

Co-owner Jane Getsinger recognized President Abigail Jennings for her leadership, as well as environmental and social responsibility, for the last 15 years as head of the company.

Jennings announced promotions of Shantae Brown as general manager and Sherri Hodge as chief financial officer. Several members of the staff received awards, including:

• Bob Campbell, Service Provider of the Year;

• Carol Laney, James A. Jennings Community Spirit Award;

• Eric McCauley, Success Award;

• Ann Scott, President’s Award;

• Debbie Monroe, Top Sales Associate;

• Nancy Hucks, Top Listing Associate.



CEO appointed to NC Data System

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory recently appointed Cornelius resident Del Arrendale to the N.C. Longitudinal Data System.

Arrendale is the CEO of Arrendale Associates Inc., which provides software and technology solutions to the health-care industry. He served in the U.S. Navy and has volunteered on several town boards, including the Cornelius Strategic Planning Committee and the Parks Performance Review Committee.

The statewide data system enables the exchange of student data among agencies, along with generating information about student performance.


Fuller makes N.C. Super Lawyers list

DAVIDSON – Attorney Jim Fuller, of the McIntosh Law Firm, has been named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list for the ninth consecutive year.

Super Lawyers identifies candidates through a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation and peer reviews by practice area.

No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in North Carolina are selected.

Fuller’s primary areas of practice are personal injury and general civil litigation.

He is a town commissioner for Davidson and a former N.C. Appeals Court judge.

Details: or 704-892-6688.


Boileau joins Christie’s International

CORNELIUS – Pam Boileau recently joined Ivester Jackson/Christie's International as a broker/Realtor.

She is working with the real estate firm's clients on both buying and selling residential properties in the Lake Norman area and Charlotte region.

“I am looking forward to working directly with clients as they make one of the most significant buying and selling decisions in their lives,” Boileau said. “My decision to join Ivester Jackson was based on my personal experience with the firm as they sold my Lake Norman home much faster than I had anticipated.”

Boileau has been the owner of The Marketing Consortium for more than 27 years. Twenty-two of those years include overseeing branding programs, public relations efforts and web-based campaigns for the firm's real estate clients.  


Joe Gibbs Racing promotes staff

HUNTERSVILLE – Joe Gibbs Racing recently re-organized its management structure.

Dave Alpern has been named chief marketing officer, in which he’ll oversee the team’s three primary business units: sponsorship, communications and marketing.

Todd Meredith has been named chief operations officer, in which he’ll manage all departments involved in the racing operation.

“This is something that we believe will make us more efficient in all aspects of our organization,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. “Todd and Dave have been with us from the beginning of our organization and have had a tremendous impact on our growth over the past 20 years. Their leadership will help guide JGR for years to come.”

Also announced were promotions of Heath Cherry, vice president sponsorship; Chris Helein, vice president of communications, and JJ Damato, vice president marketing services.


Alton's Kitchen wins Souper Bowl X

DAVIDSON – Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails was voted the overall winner of the 10th annual Souper Bowl cook-off hosted by the Davidson Housing Coalition.

The sold-out event took place Feb. 1 at Davidson College and raised $9,000 for Hands Around Mecklenburg/Mooresville Making Emergency Repairs Safely, which provides emergency home repair for residents in need.

Attendees tried a dozen soups before picking their favorites from five categories.

Winners were Campania Café and Trattoria’s Tuscan Ribollita for Best Chunky; The Pearl Wedding and Event’s Smoked Yukon Gold Potato for Best Creamy; corn chowder by Fork! with local ingredients for Best Farm to Spoon; Toast of Davidson’s roasted butternut squash, corn and chipotle bisque for Best Vegetarian; and seafood chowder by Armin’s Catering for Most Creative.


College recognizes business-savvy alum

HUNTERSVILLE – Jackrabbit Technologies was recently recognized by University of Georgia alumni in the 2014 Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses list.

Jackrabbit Technologies provides online class management software for youth activities centers.

Mark Mahoney, president of Jackrabbit, is a 1983 graduate of the Terry Business School at the University of Georgia. The company has made the list for four consecutive years. 


Advisor nominated for top 100 list

BRANSON, Mo. – The International Financial Leadership Association named Huntersville resident James Farrell to the Top 100 Nominees for the 2013 Advisor of the Year Award.

The award recognizes leaders who have served their clients by faith, with professionalism and through a commitment to transparency, truth and service.

The top 10 finalists will be announced after voting ends in March by host Rodney Ballance on his radio show, “Ballancing Your Budget” and on the IFLA website.



Realtors: Home market favors sellers

CHARLOTTE – January real estate sales were on pace with this time last year, up 0.4 percent over January 2013, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association reported based on Carolina Multiple Listing Services data.

In January, 2,169 properties sold compared to 2,161 properties in 2013,

Prices continued to show year-over-year gains with the median and average sales prices up 11.8 percent and 15 percent, respectively. The average list price in January increased 7.6 percent over January 2013.


Green Drinks welcomes Huber Technology president

DAVIDSON – Dana Hicks, president of Huber Technology, will discuss advancements in sustainable wastewater/water treatment at the next Green Drinks Lake Norman meeting.

Huber Technology is a global manufacturer of stainless steel machines and systems for the treatment of wastewater for municipal and industrial customers.

Prior to joining Huber, Hicks was managing director and partner with a German strategic management consulting and innovation management software firm.

The discussion will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 27 in The Business Center at Kaleidoscope Conference Center, 442 S. Main St.


Salzmans celebrate Gastonia dealership

GASTONIA – Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will celebrate its new ownership with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Jack and Robin Salzman recently took over ownership of the dealership. They also own Lake Norman Chrysler, Jeep Dodge, Ram in Cornelius.

The event starts at 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the dealership, 2339 E. Franklin Blvd.