NC Senator Jeff Tarte to address local business leaders at monthly Focus Friday


N.C. Sen Jeff Tarte

N.C. Sen Jeff Tarte

North Carolina Senator Jeff Tarte, District #41, will give a Legislative Update to Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members at the monthly Focus Friday, this Friday, April 26, 2013.  The event will take place at 8:30 to 10 am in the Randy Marion Board Room located at 19900 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius.  Focus Friday is sponsored by and


Senator Tarte is expected to touch on issues ranging from I-77 widening to tax reform.  Tarte will also speak on a local bill he recently introduced to give the lake municipalities jurisdiction to enforce ordinances on Lake Norman.  Senator Tarte who is serving his first term in the Senate is a Cornelius resident and former Cornelius Mayor (Serving three terms).  He is Vice Chair of the Senate Health Care Committee and a member of six other committees including Commerce and Finance.


Bill Russell, president of the 950-member chamber, stated the business organization looked forward to hosting the Senator, providing local businesses an opportunity to engage in dialogue on a variety of business and community issues.  “Specifically Gov. McCrory recently announced a new plan for prioritizing and paying for transportation projects. The “strategic mobility formula” would select projects based on objective data and local input.  We would like to hear Senator Tarte’s perspective on that program as well as tax reform which would include SB394-Lower Tax Rates for a Stronger NC Economy and SB363-Business Tax Reductions & Reforms.”  Russell cited both bills were recently a point of discussion at the Chamber’s recent Board of Directors meetings.


While the meeting is intended for Lake Norman Chamber members, it is open to the public.  Guests are encouraged to RSVP with the Chamber at 704-892-1922.  For more information about this event or the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce visit

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