Lake Norman Members and Stakeholders
Property Owners & Small Businesses Sound Off Regarding Property Taxes
Thank you to the businesses who participated in today’s Focus Friday on the Mecklenburg County Tax Revaluation. Past Chairman John Hettwer facilitated a meeting with county representatives including Commissioner Karen Bentley representing District 1. We have heard from quite a few Property Owners whose county revaluations seemed to be in extraordinary conflict with independent appraisals as well as small business tenants whose rent has increased dramatically with CAM (Common Area Maintenance) charges.
We are continuing to ask businesses with concerns to email me at Russell@lakenorman.org Next month’s Focus Friday on May 18th 8-9:30 am will speak to how businesses can appeal revaluations. In the meantime, a group of local property owners (both commercial and residential) will be addressing the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night (May 1) at the Government Center 6 PM (600 East 4th Street Charlotte, NC 28202) Attendance is encouraged to show your support. Commissioner Bentley has a resolution on the agenda to authorize an externally conducted audit to identify and correct issues with the 2011 revaluation and to address other issues so that a new revaluation could be done effective 1/1/2014.
The Chamber respectfully asks that you consider e-mailing the County Board encouraging Mecklenburg County to adopt the resolution. Specifically the At Large County Commissioners: Chairman Harold Cogdell Jr., Commissioner Jennifer Roberts, and Commissioner Jim Pendergraph.
All of the Mecklenburg County Commissioners can be found on the County Board website. I would be happy to address specific points in the emails for anyone requesting it. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat Fundraiser to Benefit Chamber Habitat Build
The Lake Norman Chamber encourages you to attend a special Business Build 2012 Habitat fundraiser Friday, May 4th from 5:30 to 10 PM at Pelican’s Patio located at 19930 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius. The event is: Partido un Dia Temprano– for those who do not speak Spanish “Party A Day Early! We will have Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Music, and a Cash Bar with a $20 donation at the door. The event is sponsored by the Lake Norman Chamber and Wells Fargo Bank. Please come out and support Habitat for Humanity and our chamber project in a fun and relaxing way. We are approximately $5,500 from our goal of $71,500. Hope you can join us!
U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick to be honored by Chamber
Luncheon Scheduled for Friday, May 11 at NorthStone Country Club
U.S. Representative Sue Myrick(NC-09) will speak with business leaders from the Lake
Norman Chamber to update our members on business-related legislation and to get input on creating private-sector jobs for hardworking Americans. This discussion on May 11 at the Chamber’s PowerLuncheon will highlight the importance of small businesses as job creators and House Republicans’ current agenda to create a more competitive business environment. In addition, the Lake Norman Chamber will honor Rep. Myrick for her 18-years of service to our district, state, and nation. RSVP your attendance by downloading the registration form or call the Lake Norman Chamber at 704-892-1922 The luncheon is sponsored by Business Today and Carolinas HealthCare System.
Huntersville Festival to be Held May 12
Lake Norman regional businesses can showcase their business by sponsoring, participating, or attending the Hello Huntersville celebration in a one-day event that will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 10am-2pm in downtown Huntersville. The event showcases local artists as the town brings the arts to the streets of Huntersville! Accompanying the local artists will be local businesses, music, food, rides, and fun for the entire family. The Huntersville Market will be hosting its grand opening as well starting at 7am!
The stage will host music preformed by West Boltz from 10am-noon then followed by Polyester Apocolypse until 2pm. The Civic & Cultural Art Center team of CHALK IT UP/Charlotte has been invited to create a chalk drawing performance during the event. The performance will be led by artist Lee Baumgarten. Kids of all ages will also have fun making expressive drawings on the sidewalk as well. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or need more information, please contact Michelle Amendolare at 704-766-2253 or email@example.com.
National Small Business Week Scheduled for May 21-25
In recognition of Small Business Week (May 21 – 25), the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will honor a Small Business of the Year. The business will be recognized at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Lake Norman Chamber. The reception is sponsored by The Lake Norman Citizen and Park Avenue Properties. Several other events and seminars are being planned for the week. If you would like to nominate a business, or your own business, please download and email back the Small Business of the Year Nomination Form no later than Friday, May 18.
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