Business Notes for August 31
by Staff Writer
CORNELIUS – Seventeen juniors and seniors from five area high schools have been named to this year’s Junior Leadership Lake Norman, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has announced.
The program, presented by Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville, is an intensive, eight-month learning period that includes seminars and networking with business, government and civic leaders.
The students are William Welborne, Elissa Hayes, Sandra Trockel, Devon Hero, Sarah Echols, Alana Isbell, Anna Whelan, Madison Coffing, Madison Thomas, Olivia Samples, Sarah Fink, Olivia Seksinsky, Michael Dorsainvil, Colin Jones, Alex Badgett, Sarah Miller and Peter Fabian.
The program is made possible by the support of other business sponsors, including: Lapage/Johnson Realty, Jason Colvin State Farm, Duke Energy, Rose and Associates, Swim Club Management, Carolina Office Systems, Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, The McIntosh Law Firm, the Rotary Club of Davidson, Artisan Signs and Graphics, and graduation sponsor The Range at Lake Norman.
For information, go to www.lakenormanchamber.org or contact Bill Russell at 704-892-1922.
Uptown bank branches close for DNC
CHARLOTTE – Bank of America will close three uptown Charlotte branches for four days during the Democratic National Convention because of the hardships employees may encounter getting around Uptown during the convention, which begins Monday.
The branches are located at 100 N. Tryon St., 400 S. Tryon St., and 210 E. Trade St. Bank and ATM locations in the Lake Norman area will not be affected.
North Meck Women’s club schedules meetings
HUNTERSVILLE – The September meetings of the North Mecklenburg Women’s Club will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at Northstone Country Club, Huntersville.
Susan Andersen, founder of the Answer Scholarship Endowment, will be the guest speaker.
The scholarship program is one of the few available exclusively for mothers with school-age children. The women’s club is a philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting and supporting social, civic and educational programs. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.
For information, contact Gigi Cohen at 704-517-9445.
United Way sets increased goal for 2012
CHARLOTTE – The United Way of Central Carolinas has set a 2012 fundraising goal of $21.2 million, an increase of 1.5 percent over the previous year.
Last year, the agency beat its goal by 5 percent. During its announcement of the 2012 goal, the United Way also launched Project 1,000, a community effort to provide funds, mentors and readers for students as well as the second-year “Get Cool 4 School” uniform donation program.
For more information, go to www.uwcentralcarolinas.org.
Top adviser attends national conference
CORNELIUS – Becky L. Johnson, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, attended the company’s national conference in Denver after becoming one of the top advisors for production, client satisfaction and client service and achieving Circle of Success recognition.
Her office is at 17810 Statesville Road, Suite 322, Cornelius.
CommunityOne Bank names executive
CHARLOTTE – Greg Heaton has been named commercial banking executive and executive vice president of CommunityOne Bank.
Heaton will oversee commercial lending and be an officer of CommunityOne Bank and Bank of Granite, subsidiaries of FNB United Corp. of Asheboro.
Heaton, a native of Shelby who lives in Charlotte, previously served in management roles with Forest Commercial Bank and SunTrust Bank.
A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in business administration, he has served a volunteer for Myers Park Little League, the United Way and Park Road Baptist Church.
CommunityOne has 44 branches in 37 North Carolina communities.