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Spotlight On: Timothy O’Brien, Studio Manager, LaBella Associates

2 min read November 2021 — Timothy O’Brien sees the influx of new residents and businesses into Charlotte as an opportunity to continue growing LaBella...
Federal grant will go toward redeveloping Charlotte’s transportation center
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read November 2021— Now that Charlotte has the money to rebuild its transportation center, just how will it spend those...
Brick and mortar banking
Brick and mortar banking is still part of the plan
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read November 2021 — While technology and digitized banking have taken center stage for the...
Invest: Charlotte 2022 to showcase transformation to a post-pandemic era
Writer: Capital Analytics 2 min read October 2021 — After successfully releasing a comprehensive business intelligence report for the region...
Charlotte real estate
Reimagining real estate: Charlotte is re-imagining space and how it’s used
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read October 2021— The pandemic placed every industry in a once-in-a-lifetime position and, as a...
America needs housing. Lots of it.
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2021 — There is a housing crisis in the United States. Unlike the...
Rodgers Builders
Rodgers Builders and its biggest build: community
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read September 2021 — As construction firms across the United States break ground on both...
Johnson & Wales healthcare
Johnson & Wales expanding presence in Charlotte with new college
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read July 2021 — Known as a world-leader in culinary, food science and hospitality management...
Nil policies
Name, image and likeness rule changes mean entrepreneurial opportunities for student-athletes
Writer: Felipe Rivas  2 min read July 2021 —  While college sports have historically been a lucrative business for educational...
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Some banks go big on branches while others reconsider
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read July 2021 — With the United States slowly beginning to close the door on...
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The Queen City gears up for a strong event season
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read June 2021 — From hosting a music legend on his farewell tour to rock,...
Fidelity Investments and Credit Karma plant flags North Carolina
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2021 — Though lampooned by Saturday Night Live as the “the regional banking...
Industry leaders consider the future of work
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic simultaneously created disruption in the workplace in terms...
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Regional leaders bullish on future of Queen City
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2021 — Optimism, innovation and a vision of long-term success for the Queen...
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How pandemic-born innovation is reshaping and influencing real estate development
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2021 — The decade leading up to 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic was a booming...
What’s next for one of the nation’s preeminent banking hubs?
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2021 — Though induced by the ongoing health crisis, the pandemic-led economic recession...
Kendall Alley
Spotlight On: Kendall Alley, Regional Bank President, Wells Fargo
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read April 2021 — Charlotte’s reputation for growth takes effort from the whole community. Wells...
Charlotte skyline
Regional leaders to provide insights on Charlotte’s future
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2021 — A year into the pandemic, showcasing the strength and overall resilience...
Roy Cooper
Gov. Cooper lays out vision for state’s recovery, long-term future
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — Could a more than $55 billion budget over the next two...
Charlotte skyline
AvidXchange considers IPO as Charlotte financial sector grows
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 minute read March 25 - Charlotte is flexing its financial muscle as locally-based business-to-business (B2B) payments...
Martin White
Spotlight On: Marty White, Managing Partner, Johnston Allison & Hord
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read March 2021 — The Queen City’s legal sector anticipates an uptick in litigation as...
Spotlight On: Rick Manley, NC/VA Regional President, First Horizon Bank
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — For First Horizon, 2020 was a year of growth and deepening...
Home prices on the upswing in North Carolina
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2021— The housing boom happening in Sun Belt cities is a bright spot...
Spotlight On: Brannen Edge, Managing Partner, President & Chief Executive Officer, Flagship
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read March 2021 — Flagship Healthcare Properties is a fully integrated commercial real estate firm...
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What does a Biden administration mean for Charlotte’s industries?
Writer: Felipe Rivas 3 min read March 2021 — The presidential election season throughout 2020 added yet another layer of...
Brent Gore
Spotlight On: Brent Gore, Head of Commercial Banking – Carolinas, JPMorgan Chase
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read February 2021 — Solving the issue of “banking deserts” requires banks to make a...
North Carolina Gov Roy Cooper
Easing of restrictions is a step forward for hospitality recovery
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read February 2021 — The pandemic has wreaked havoc on Charlotte’s hospitality industry. However, industry...
Cheryl Richards
Spotlight On: Cheryl Richards, President – Charlotte Campus, Johnson & Wales University
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read February 2021 — Johnson & Wales University Charlotte President Dr. Cheryl Richards discussed with...
Clark Goodman
Spotlight On: Clark Goodman, Charlotte Office Managing Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas   2 min read February 2020 — Womble Bond Dickinson is now enjoying the benefits of its...
Gardner Webb
Incentives propel student enrollment at Gardner-Webb
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Last March, the onset of the pandemic catalyzed changes in the...
Fred Whitt
Spotlight On: Fred Whitt, President, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read February 2021 —As a smaller, private school, Lenoir-Rhyne University has been able to respond...
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2021 outlook for the Charlotte region
3 min read January 2021 — The vaccine roll will be a major component in stopping the spread of COVID-19...
Andy Brincefield
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Andy Brincefield, President & CEO, Consolidated Planning
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read January 2021 — One outcome of the 2020 pandemic is that it pushed people...
Charlotte Homes
North Carolina extends modified stay at home order through end of February
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2021— Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday the extension of the current modified stay-at-home...
Matt Snow
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Matt Snow, CEO, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG)
By: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read January 2021 — Dixon Hughes Goodman is a leading professional services firm offering assurance,...
Catawba County
Making decisions with sustainability in mind
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2021  ⁠— The COVID-19 health crisis stressed the importance of outdoor space, health,...
Rhett Brown
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Rhett Brown, President, Wingate University
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2021  ⁠— Wingate University is a comprehensive, independent and growing university. Founded in 1896,...
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Beth Jones, County Manager, Iredell County Copy
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2020 — Businesses, industry, education and well-being are the four pillars that Beth Jones,...
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Edward Doughty, Managing Partner, Epic Capital Wealth Management
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read December  2020⁠— COVID-19 has stressed the importance of innovation and sustainability when it comes to...
Holiday Party Remote
The holiday party goes remote for 2020
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read December 2020 ⁠— The business community knows how to throw a party, especially during the...
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Face off:
Maximizing the value of a liberal arts foundation
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read December 2020 — Charlotte’s popularity as a destination city for people and businesses alike is...
Cares Act
Experts applaud stimulus packages but eye long-term impact
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2020–2020s ever changing landscape has been a roller-coaster ride for companies, small businesses, families and...
Roy Cooper
Cooper wins reelection, voters approve Charlotte city bonds
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2020 — While the nation awaits the outcome of the presidential vote, North Carolinians...
Charlotte Skyline
North Carolina remains paused in Phase 3
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read October 2020 — North Carolina will remain paused in Phase 3 coronavirus reopening restrictions for...
South Florida Development
Claro Development has a clear picture of the Charlotte market
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read October 2020 — While the national real estate and development sector continues to adjust to the ever-changing...
Capital Analytics Shines a Spotlight on Charlotte
Invest: Charlotte to highlight key investment opportunities in the city September 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Seasoned media firm Capital Analytics...
His Airness bullish on NASCAR
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read September 2020 — After conquering every imaginable feat on the basketball court, His Airness is ready to...
Invest: Charlotte 2020 Post Event Press Release
By: Felipe Rivas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 11, 2020 Charlotte’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges, recovery efforts...
Invest: Charlotte 2020 Press Release
By: Felipe Rivas Charlotte’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight the launch of the inaugural edition...
Charlotte provides relief now while thinking about the future
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read August  2020 — From a census count, to civil unrest, to the health and...
Financial recovery for businesses and individuals in Charlotte
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read August 2020 — As the summer wanes, Queen City businesses and residents face major...
Invest: Charlotte 2020 Press Release
By: Felipe Rivas Charlotte’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight the launch of the inaugural edition...
Capital Analytics Highlights Charlotte’s Business Growth
By: Felipe Rivas Capital Analytics Highlights Charlotte’s Business Growth Invest: Charlotte offers economic insight in a time of uncertainty July...
Fourth of July weekend in the Queen City
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read July 2020—Independence Day traditionally marks the peak of summer travel, events and large gatherings....
The Post-Pandemic City
By: Abby Melone, President & CEO, Capital Analytics It’s a truism in today’s hyper-connected world that people go where the...
Charlotte: Toe to Toe with Coronavirus
By: Felipe Rivas 4 min read June 2020—The tenacity of the coronavirus has challenged, and at times highlighted, the economic...
Spotlight On:
Tom Finke, Chairman and CEO, Barings
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020 — Charlotte is strongly positioned to capitalize on the investment diversification push...
2020 Hurricane season in the face of coronavirus
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—A few days shy of the official start of the 2020 hurricane season...
Spotlight On:
John Aneralla, Mayor, Town of Huntersville
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020 — Developing a sense of community through a revamped downtown is the...
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Michael Praeger, CEO and co-Founder, AvidXchange
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—Charlotte-based AvidXchange is looking to reduce paper for middle-market companies by providing a...
Charlotte begins reopening process, Altanta ramps up COVID-19 testing
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—Southeast metro areas like Charlotte and Atlanta have been a popular destination for...
Spotlight On:
Saad Ehtisham, President, Novant Health Greater Charlotte Market & Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read April 2020 —Novant Health is an integrated nonprofit organization with 15 medical centers and...
Taking the lead: Atrium Health mobilizes to combat COVID-19
By: Felipe Rivas Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive Scott Rissmiller details Atrium Health’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak...
Let’s get virtual: Six must-read tips for engaging online
By: Abby Melone It’s a brave new world for everyone. Quarantine, lockdown, self-isolation and sheltering in place characterize the new normal...
Staying connected: Hosting digital events during the coronavirus
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2020 — The novel coronavirus forced a global halt to major international, regional and...
Spotlight On:
Kevin Poet, Charlotte Vice President of Operations, Siemens
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April — Companies across sectors are fervently working to reduce emissions, switch to renewable energies...
Face off:
How Concord is planning for sustained growth
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — The city of Concord is setting its sights on securing high-quality...
Spotlight On:
Bill Simerville, Managing Director, Foundry Commercial
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — Charlotte’s construction industry has boomed in the last few years as evidenced...
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Richard Battle, Shareholder, Elliott Davis
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020—Technology and the changing economic landscape is forcing accounting firms to look beyond traditional...
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Darryl Dewberry, CEO, The Spectrum Companies
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — Charlotte has recently become the new headquarters for several national corporations, with...
Coronavirus: Gov. Roy Cooper declares state of emergency
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — There are now seven confirmed coronavirus cases in North Carolina, prompting Gov....
Spotlight On:
Bruce Cohen, CEO, OrthoCarolina
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — Shifting from the traditional fee-for-service environment prevalent in the U.S. healthcare...
A look at American Airlines’ Charlotte operations: 700 daily departures and counting
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read Feb 2020 — From its strong headquarter relocation culture to its growing population and...
Spotlight On:
Tom Mitchell, Managing Partner, Moore & Van Allen
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Diversity encapsulates the evolution of Charlotte’s legal sector. Diversity in legal...
Spotlight On:
Danny Jackson, City Manager, City of Mount Holly
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Situated west of the Catawba River, the city of Mount Holly in...
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Dan Rajkowski, Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Knights
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — The Queen City is teeming with sports activity. It is host...
Rock Hill crystallizes its future with new development and capital projects
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — About an hour south of Charlotte, in South Carolina, a city...
Spotlight On:
Christopher Lam, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Charlotte’s growth continues to attract a gamut of industries and talent...
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Gray Shell, Division President, TRI Pointe Homes
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — Creative product design and an increase in density are part of...
Face Off:
The growth of Gaston County
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — In the last few years, Gaston County, located an hour away...
Spotlight On:
Heath Campbell, Metrolina Regional President Charlotte, Truist
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — In December, the banking industry welcomed the nation’s sixth-largest commercial bank as...
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Douglas Smith, Charlotte Market Executive, First Bank
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020  — After its recent acquisition of Carolina Bank, regional North Carolina financial...
Local leaders optimistic amid Charlotte’s latest jobs ranking
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020   — The Queen City closed out the decade as one of the hottest...
Spotlight On:
Judy Wishnek, Commercial Market Executive, Truliant Federal Credit Union
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — Credit unions are growing at a fast pace across the country...
Public-Private Partners Devise Future of Queen City
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — In the last decade, Charlotte rose from the devastating effects of...
Spotlight On:
John McDonald, Charlotte Office Managing Partner, McGuireWoods
By: Felipe Rivas [caption id="attachment_16019" align="alignleft" width="300"] John G. McDonald at McGuireWoods on December 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.[/caption]...
Spotlight on:
Flint McNaughton, CEO & Founding Partner, SunCap Property Group
By: Felipe Rivas The Charlotte Metro Area offers access to capital, a talented and growing workforce, and an affordable cost...
Charlotte drops out of the Top 5 in US for tech jobs
By: Felipe Rivas In 2019, the Queen City nurtured a culture of tech company headquarter relocations with giants such as...
Spotlight On:
Philip Dubois, Chancellor, UNC Charlotte
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read December 2019 — Philip Dubois has announced he will step down as UNC Charlotte’s chancellor...
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Donna Chamberlain, Managing Principal, BDO USA
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2019 — Rapid growth in Charlotte is attracting families and young professionals, as well...
Thanksgiving in the Queen City
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2019— Gratitude, family, fellowship, outdoor activities, turkey, gravy, and shopping are some of the...
Spotlight On:
Liz Babson, Director, Charlotte Department of Transportation
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2019 — As Charlotte continues to grow, the Department of Transportation is looking at...
Big Reveal: A New Look for Charlotte’s Main Library
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2019 — In the information age, knowledge is power. As Charlotte continues to...
Spotlight On:
Brett Gray, Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2019 - In the last few years, the Charlotte Metro Area has enjoyed consistent growth,...
5 Spooktacular Halloween Attractions You Can’t Miss in Charlotte
By Felipe Rivas 2 min read October 2019 - Charlotte is attracting companies, large businesses, and families looking to enjoy everything...
Spotlight On:
Jeffrey Mylton, Charlotte Market President, HomeTrust Bank
By Felipe Rivas 2 min read October 2019 — The Charlotte Metro Area is home to a plethora of banks...
Charlotte Rising to Tech Challenge Related to Emerging Workforce
By Felipe Rivas 2 min read October 2019 - The business world was abuzz earlier in October when American conglomerate Honeywell broke...
Capital Analytics Shines a Spotlight on Charlotte
Invest: Charlotte to highlight key investment opportunities in the city September 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Seasoned media firm Capital...
Big Banks’ Long-Term Investment Vision for Charlotte
Writer: Sara Warden 2 min read AUGUST 2019 — Charlotte has long been the eastern hub of Bank of America...
Charlotte Demographics Catalyze Office-Space Boom
Writer: Sara Warden 2 min read AUGUST 2019 - Charlotte is gaining more than 1,000 new residents a week, according...

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Spotlight On: Mike Steigerwald, City Manager, City of Kissimmee
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Spotlight On: Keith Costello, President & CEO, Locality Bank IO
2 min read December 2021 — During the last year, Keith Costello, president and CEO of Locality Bank IO, realized...