Celebrate Veterans Day with historical artist
CHARLOTTE – Historical artist Dan Nance participates in Duke Mansion’s annual Veterans Day celebration.
Guests can take a journey to critical times in history and see, through Dan’s cinematic vision, what it would have looked like to be there.
The event is part of the ongoing Explore History series hosted by Tom Hanchett,
The free event takes place 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Duke Mansion. RSVP required at 704-714-4453 or https://explorehistory-dan nance.eventbrite.com.
Publix launches point-of-sale campaign
CHARLOTTE – The Publix Super Markets annual Food For All point-of-sale campaign runs through Nov. 22 in all Charlotte Division stores, giving customers the opportunity to support community nonprofits.
The Publix Charlotte division distributed more than $380,000 in 2016 to regional charitable organizations. Donations will support area charities with hunger-relief and self-sufficiency missions.
Themed campaign boards are displayed at register areas and customers may participate by asking the cashier to add a $1, $3 or $5 contribution to their grocery bill.
Seniors can learn how to upgrade their finances
CHARLOTTE – South County Regional Library is offering a an AARP: Finance 50+ class for older residents.
The program empowers participants to take charge of their financial future. It’s broken into three parts:
• Part 1: Where You Are and Where You Want To Go: Goal Setting and Budget Planning. Offered Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.
• Part 2: Taking Control of Credit and Debt: Debt Reduction and Credit Repair.” Offered Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.
• Part 3: “Building and Protecting Your Assets: Saving and Avoiding Fraud.” Offered Nov 15 at 6 p.m.
The library is at 5801 Rea Road.
Registration is required.
Call 704-416-6600, option #4 or register online at cmlibrary.org/calendar.
Cotswold Springs opening in early 2018
CHARLOTTE – BSI Builder Services, in conjunction with Main Street Properties and Development, announces the development and construction of Cotswold Springs.
The 18 condominium homes, located at 935 McAlway Road, will include 10-foot ceilings; upgraded kitchens, stainless steel appliances and wood cabinetry; tile baths and laminate flooring.
Each condo includes an in-home laundry and patio or balcony.
“We are pleased to offer buyers a quality home with upgraded finishes at an exceptional market value,” said Joe Youannas, marketing director for Main Street Properties. “In addition to a very convenient location with nearby shopping and dining, these homes include many high-end amenities for the price point.”
Cotswold Springs homes range from 800 to 1,200 square feet, with one and two-bedroom homes available, priced from the low $200,000s.
Visit www.cotswoldsprings.com or call 704-419-1000 for details.
Heart Math Tutoring surpasses record
CHARLOTTE – Heart Math Tutoring wrapped up its Spring Funding Initiative with $840,342, allowing the nonprofit to grow from 12 to 17 school sites during 2017-18.
The nonprofit helps students in high-poverty elementary schools develop math skills and confidence.
Funds raised were from grants, corporate donations and community support.
Grants came from the Skeebo Foundation ($147,302), The Dickson Foundation ($25,000), TIAA ($10,000), Duke Energy/Piedmont Natural Gas ($10,000) and The Leon Levine Foundation ($40,000).
“We are so grateful for the generosity of our community partners and the financial support that will impact hundreds more students this school year,” Executive Director Emily Elliott said.
Visit www.hearttutoring.org for details.
$50,000 grant to help make roads safer
WASHINGTON – The Aetna Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Central Council of Governments to improve Charlotte’s dangerous roads conditions through demonstrations of cost-effective traffic-calming measures.
The grant will be focused improving road conditions for pedestrians and the streetscape in West Charlotte, according to a spokesman for the foundation.
Aetna awarded more than $2 million in grants to 25 nonprofits across the U.S. as part of its Cultivating Healthy Communities initiative.
CEENTA showcases Lyric technology
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates is hosting Lyric Hearing Days for people interested in trying a new hearing aid technology.
The Lyric is the world’s only 100 percent invisible hearing device. It sits in the ear canal so its wearers get clear, natural sound quality. It is worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be kept in when exercising, showering, and sleeping. The batteries do not need to be replaced; instead, the unit itself is replaced every two to three months, when it runs out of power.
The Lyric Hearing Days will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9, in CEENTA’s Blakeney office.
Patients who make an appointment will get a free Lyric screening and a risk-free 30-day trial to try the Lyric. A formal hearing evaluation is required before the Lyric fitting.
People who want further details or to make an appointment can call 704-469-5370.
Corporate real estate industry honored at CORE Awards
CHARLOTTE – CoreNet Global Carolinas announced finalists for its CORE Awards to honor the “Best in the Carolinas in Corporate Real Estate.”
Finalists, who were selected by a panel of judges in the following award categories, include:
• Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year: Donna Burnell, Fifth Third Bank; Mendy McNeel, BB&T; and Sara Nomellini, LPL Financial.
• Corporate Real Estate Service Provider of the Year: Kim Marks, ai Design Group; and Frank Wiseman, Tarkett.
• Corporate Real Estate Young Leader of the Year: John Christenbury, Cushman & Wakefield; and Courtney Fain, LITTLE; and Brett Frenier, CBI.
• Innovation Award: JLL – parking garage technology; and Sealed Air HQ Project.
• Corporate Real Estate Project of the Year (50,000 SF or less): Barnhill – Raleigh Office Renovation; Charlotte Center City Partners; and Duke Energy Empowered Productivity / ST-29.
• Corporate Real Estate Project of the Year (50,000 SF or greater): AvidXchange, Reynolds America and Sealed Air
Winners will be announced at the second annual celebration 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Tickets are $200 per person or $1,750 for a table of 10. Visit http://bit.ly/2017COREAwards for details.
Appliance store has sights for Pineville near mall
PINEVILLE – Queen City Audio Video & Appliances plans to open its seventh store at 11501 Carolina Place Pkwy., marking the second store open during its 65th anniversary year.
“We are continuing our aggressive, opportunistic plan to grow share in the face of the HH Gregg closings (eight stores) and the continued closings of select Sears stores,” said CEO Roddey Player said.
The contemporary, 20,000-square-foot, two-story building features windowed walls on three sides, a central escalator and a 500-square-foot skylight, creating a bright and airy showroom.
”Our focus will be on connected appliances and other connected home products,” Player said. “The upper level gives us the space to expand our furniture department with the addition of upholstered furniture, lighting, dining room, bedroom and casual living spaces.