Rosedale celebrates shop openings

HUNTERSVILLE –  A boutique, salon and barbershop recently opened in the Rosedale community.

Bella Boutique is a contemporary women's clothing and accessory boutique for women of all ages. The store, located at 13131 Rosedale Hill Ave., features trendy fashions, accessories, jewelry, swimwear and denim lines such as Miss Miss, Rock Revival and Paige denim. Amanda StClair founded Bella Boutique in early 2014.  Her passion for fashion inspired her to open a spot for locals to find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces at affordable prices.

Applause! Hair Designs is an upscale salon with a signature specialty of bringing out the best in hair. The salon holds pride in versatility and diversity in regard to clientele, product and style. Malik and Katossa Glover own the salon.

Cornelius native and master barber Norris Hunsucker founded 4th Quarter Barbershop, located at 13123 Rosedale Hill Ave. Hunsucker brings at least nine years of experience to the industry and specializes in shape ups, fades, razor lines, and shaves along with regular cuts, kids cuts and eyebrow arching.  

Details: 704-699-2203.


Financial firm moves offices

HUNTERSVILLE – Cornerstone Financial Partners, a wealth management and investment services firm, recently moved its home office to Kenton Circle to accommodate its continued growth.

While the new office is less than two miles from the original office on West Catawba Avenue, it has nearly twice the space and affords room for continued growth.
Partners Andy Smith, Brian Needleman and Jeff Carbone founded the firm in 2001. Partner Craig Rubrecht joined the team in 2003.

The firm has grown to 19 advisors and 13 staff members.

Cornerstone’s core services are financial planning and investment management, but the firm has also expanded to include specialists in risk management and corporate retirement plans.

The firm recently hired Terri Fiessinger as the chief operating officer to assist the partners in managing eight locations.

Details: or 704-987-3410.


Jeter, Moore to update chamber on legislative issues

CORNELIUS – The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will hear perspectives on the N.C. General Assembly 2014 Short Session from Republican Rep. Charles Jeter (District 92) and Democrat Rep. Rodney Moore (District 99). 

Guests are invited to attend the free Focus Friday seminar 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Lake Norman Chamber Board Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave. 


Dealership asks permission to enhance its building

HUNTERSVILLE – Toyota of North Charlotte wants to enhance the aesthetics of its building.

The dealership recently requested the town allow decorative metal paneling on the front of the building visible from the street.

Town ordinances say parts of buildings that face public streets must be made with wood, stucco, masonry and similar materials. Metal paneling may not face a street front.

Toyota proposes to add to the current ordinance a statement allowing decorative metal panelings that would only provide emphasis and compose of just 30 percent of the front of the building visible from a public street.

Wes Jones, of ai Design Group, said the higher quality metal Toyota needs was not used at the time the ordinance was put together.

“We think it would be a good addition to the town,” Jones said. “We are seeing it on higher-end buildings.”


Town leaders support Helping Others Help Themselves

HUNTERSVILLE – Town leaders discussed the possibility of supporting Helping Others Help Themselves, a nonprofit with a goal of assisting Lake Norman-area residents find careers.

Mayor Jill Swain and Commissioner Ron Julian said they support HOHT’s efforts in helping others find jobs. And Commissioner Melinda Bales wants to link HOHT information to the town’s website to help spread the word.

HOHT brings in a monthly expert to educate job-seekers on how to write a resume, network and gain access to open positions. 


Sperry Van located international firm

CHARLOTTE – Barbara Brown and Paula Quickel, of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate, represented Team Creatif USA in opening its first U.S. headquarters at 227 W. Trade St.

Team Creatif, a Paris-based firm specializes in branding, marketing and packaging, will work out of 2,800-square feet in The Carillon Building.

Sperry Van Ness is located at 19901 W. Catawba Ave.

Details: 704-892-5653.