New vein, vascular center opens

CHARLOTTECharlotte Radiology will open its third Vein & Vascular Center on Aug. 28 in Huntersville, offering cosmetic and interventional procedures to treat various vascular problems. Doctors at the Huntersville Vein & Vascular Center specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of various vascular diseases.

They use image guidance to apply minimally invasive therapeutic techniques to the vascular system as an adjunct or alternative to open surgery.

The Huntersville Vein & Vascular Center employs a coordinator to manage patient care and walk each one through the insurance claims process.

The office opens 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 15419 Hodges Circle, Suite 201.


Urgent Care opens in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – Novant Health Lakeside Family Physicians will open its new Urgent Care NorthPoint location on Aug. 25 within its existing office space at 16525 Holly Crest Lane, Suite 150.

As with its Urgent Care sites in Cornelius and Mooresville, the new location will provide after-hours care for patients with unexpected or urgent medical needs, such as coughs and colds, minor injuries and sports physicals. 

The office operates 8 a.m.-11 p.m. weekdays and noon-8 p.m. Saturdays.


Realtor earns Hall Of Fame Award

CORNELIUS – Michael Morgan, of RE/MAX Executive, has earned the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions.

Less than 22 percent of all RE/MAX affiliates have earned the award.

Morgan has been working in the real estate industry for more than nine years and has experience in Lake Norman waterfront homes and lots. 

Morgan earned International Rookie of the Year with ERA Knight Realty in 2005 and admission to RE/MAX’s Platinum Club in 2012.

Morgan expects to close his 500th career transaction in the Lake Norman region sometime in the next two months. 


Kumpe to oversee development

CHARLOTTE – Classic Graphics has hired Huntersville resident Ken Kumpe, senior account executive.

A 20-year span in the industry along with a concentrated focus on business development and national account management made Kumpe the right choice for Classic, the company said.


Marshall earns global designation

CORNELIUS – Aaron Marshall, a leading real estate professional with Keller Williams Realty, has earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation in recognition of his experience, knowledge and expertise in the luxury home market.

Those with the designation have documented performance in the top 10 percent of their markets.

Marshall has been marketing and selling luxury properties for more than 11 years.


Regene joins Allen Tate Company

CORNELIUS – Scott Regene has joined the Lake Norman office of Allen Tate Realtors.

Regene joins a staff of 72 licensed Realtors in the Lake Norman office.


MSC appoints chief people officer 

MELVILLE, N.Y. – MSC Industrial Supply has appointed Kari Heerdt as its chief people officer.

Heerdt will be responsible for overseeing the company’s people strategy and all aspects of community relations and human resources.

“A company’s people are its greatest assets, driving the culture and living the values of an organization, both of which are very important for a growing customer-focused business like MSC,” she said.

She was a partner at Aon Hewitt, a human resources consulting firm.


MI-Connection launches SEC Network

MOORESVILLE – MI-Connection launched the SEC Network on Aug. 14.

The new channel is part of the cable company’s digital tier on channel 246 in standard definition and on channel 751 in high definition.

The network will be operated by ESPN as part of a 20-year partnership and feature coverage of Southeastern Conference sports.


Family moves shop from California

HUNTERSVILLE – Norman Madjlessi opened I&N Electronics 20 years ago in Santa Monica, Calif.

The company buys, sells, repairs, trades and rents electronic equipment such as Sony 8mm, Hi8, digital8, miniDV, DVcam, high definition camcorders and video cassette recorders, as well as Sony VHS & SVHS.

I&N also transfers home videos of any type to DVDs.

“The average life span of a home video is approximately 20 years,” Madjlessi said. “Each time you view, rewind or fast forward, your video tape slowly breaks down."

Details: or 310-968-0555.

Davidson announces grant program

DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson has created a matching grant program to spur private investment associated with small businesses in its historic district. 

Town commissioners approved $10,000 to fund the Davidson Main Street Solutions Grant for 2014-15.

Grants can range from $1,000 to $10,000. Private funds must be committed on a 2:1 basis, meaning that $2,000 in private funds must be committed to qualify for a $1,000 grant.

Funds may be used to support the rehabilitation of properties or for new construction. Exterior or interior improvements must be permanent.

Grant applications will be accepted Sept. 1-Nov. 30. A panel of citizens and town staff will review applications.



Chamber accepts award nominations

CORNELIUS – The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce's Diversity Council is accepting nominations for businesses and individuals who promote diversity and acceptance in the community.

The council will select winners in the following categories: large business, small business (15 employees or less) and individual.

Nomination forms are available at Aug. 23 is the deadline.

Finalists will be recognized at the Champions of Diversity Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Birkdale Pavilion.