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"Left turns are bad!" That is the foundation of the "Superstreet" concept which the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has recommended for Cornelius between Jetton Road and Sam Furr Road. With a Superstreet design, instead of waiting for oncoming traffic to clear to make a left, or using a traditional traffic signals, all vehicles are re-routed to dedicated left lanes. These vehicles then make U-turns at a designated distance and circle back to reach a planned destination. I am convinced that it is not a street that makes a town or a region super. But rather, it is the…
This year marks the 14th Business Expo our chamber has hosted since 2001. What started as 25-30 businesses under the Business Big Top at LakeFest in the 1990's and evolved into one of the most successful business trade shows in the Charlotte region, now has 180+ businesses and nonprofits exhibiting to approximately 2,000 people. Through the years, I have worked closely with our exhibitors as well as attended shows in Mooresville, Cabarrus County, and Charlotte. Each year we host an exhibitors orientation, usually a few weeks before the show, to review the 25 or so Most Frequently Asked Questions. But…
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members: Last evening (Feb 2, 2015), I had the opportunity to attend the Cornelius Town Board Meeting. Assistant Town Manager Andrew Grant gave an update as to DDI aesthetic improvement timelines.  Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis reminded citizens who were present that the DDI is technically 1/3 completed in terms of aesthetics.  To date much of the focus has been focused on burying utility lines which will be extremely important in the inclement weather months and the mast and cables.  Below is a synopsis of Andrew Grant's report.   Bill Russell, President & CEO Diverging Diamond Interchange…
Mike Russell, a resident of Huntersville and Director of Energy Services at EnergyUnited, will serve as Chairman of the Board of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce effective January 1, 2015. Russell, a decorated Navy officer, has a degree in business administration from Norwich University and an MBA from DeSales University. Russell, who spent two years on the chamber board of directors as the Membership Programs and Services Chair, will focus on bringing added value to the 1,000+ member business organization. "I want to continue the great work of 2014 Board Chair Hilary Broadway who focused on our technology and…
The below President's Message, while addressed to and intended for Chamber Members whose businesses are located in Cornelius, it is being distributed to all Lake Norman Chamber members as a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) is being considered for the Towns of Huntersville and Mooresville. The message speaks to the efforts of the Chamber on behalf of the struggling businesses at exit 28 and also how the Chamber of Commerce is working to promote all of the member businesses throughout the Lake region. Lake Norman Chamber Members in Cornelius: Last Wednesday, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, working with the Town…
The waters at Cashion's Cove were dark and silent this past week as the grand patriarch of the Cashion family, and one of our true Lake Norman treasures, slipped quietly away. Perhaps no family has had the impact on our community since the Duke Brothers and the creation of Lake Norman in 1962.  Robert T. "Bob" Cashion has been a guiding force in shaping the business and community landscape of this region for more than fifty years. He graduated from UNC in 1956 and returned home to his parent's grocery business in Cornelius. His wife Louise joined Bob at the…
Lake Norman Chamber members: Everyone is quite aware that Exit 28 is currently undergoing construction having a severe impact on the mobility of Cornelius. Catawba Avenue is essentially Main Street Lake Norman as this transportation artery parallels much of the shoreline. The Divergent Diamond Interchange when completed will create the most efficient, functional and aesthetically designed exit in the area. Unfortunately, the construction is creating serious hardship to our retail and hospitality businesses and testing the patience of our residents and customers. For our Cornelius MembersAssistant Town Manager Andrew Grant and myself made 57 visits to businesses located on Torrence…
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