CEENTA cuts ribbon at uptown office
CHARLOTE – Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates has opened a new Uptown office at 400 E. Stonewall St.
This is CEENTA’s first office in Uptown since the East Third Street office closed in 2000.
“Our first priority is always our patients, and we choose locations where we see a population that would benefit from our care,” CEENTA CEO Jag Gill said. “Uptown, the heart of Charlotte, is overflowing with people we are eager to serve.”
Jewel Greywoode will provide ENT, allergy and facial plastic surgery care in this office. Carter Musgrove and Natalie Bullock will work alongside Dr. Greywoode in providing ENT care. Molly Koester will provide audiology and hearing care services.
CoreNet Global Carolina wins chapter of the year
CHARLOTTE – CoreNet Global Carolinas was named Chapter of the Year among CoreNet Global’s large-mega chapters throughout the world. The professional association advances the corporate real estate industry
CoreNet Global Carolinas also placed first in the following categories: Highest Membership Retention, Highest Young Leader Retention And 5% Retention Increase from the previous year.
“Having received this honor previously for Small and Medium Chapter of the Year speaks to the amazing accomplishments of our past presidents and leadership,” President Frank Wiseman said. “It is an honor to carry this legacy through our chapter’s continued growth,”
Atrium Health pursues academic healthcare system
CHARLOTTE – Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University have come to an agreement on how they will further invest in the health of people throughout the region.
Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health are committed to developing a second state-of-the-art School of Medicine campus in Charlotte by building on the experiential learning curriculum of Wake Forest School of Medicine.
“Our teams cannot wait to initiate planning for the second campus of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Charlotte in 2020, while making new investments in the research and innovation core in Winston-Salem, as we strive daily to discover new ways to bring more health, hope and healing to the 7 million people residing in the communities we serve,” Atrium Health CEO Eugene Woods said.
Regulatory agencies are reviewing the agreement. The review is expected to be complete by or before early 2020.
Knights staffer earns turf award
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Sports Turf Managers Association and Minor League Baseball awarded Matt Parrott of the Charlotte Knights as the 2019 Triple A Sports Field Managers of the Year.
Parrott received the honor in 2017 and 2018. He also won the award in the Double-A class in 2011 as a member of the Bowie Baysox (Eastern League). His other accolades include winning the ‘Eastern League Diamond Pro Sports Field Manager of the Year’ in 2011, 2014 and 2015.
Recipients will be recognized at an awards luncheon Dec. 9 in San Diego, California.
City partners with Microsoft
CHARLOTTE – The City of Charlotte announced a three-year digital alliance and smart city initiative with Microsoft as part of Charlotte’s sustainability strategy.
The goal is to create a regional center of excellence in workforce development, “internet of things” and innovation, with a commitment to regional smart city startups and innovators.
“Inspiring innovation and applying data science to make better decisions makes resident quality of life better,” City Manager Marcus Jones said.
They have identified five focus areas for pilot programs: upward mobility for residents, smart transit systems, public wi-fi connectivity, public safety infrastructure, and safer neighborhoods.
Alcohol is available through Walmart’s Grocery Pickup service
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is toasting a milestone – customers in 2,000 locations in 29 states, including North Carolina, can use its Grocery Pickup service for alcohol purchases.
Shoppers can select a wide variety of wine and beer options, in accordance with state and local regulations, often including regional or local brands.
“No matter what’s on your shopping list, Walmart Grocery Pickup is helping our customers keep time in their busy schedules,” said Tom Ward, senior vice president of digital operations.
Charlotte locations with the service include 8322 Pineville-Matthews Road and 1830 Galleria Blvd.
Allen Tate Realtors hosts open house festival
CHARLOTTE – Every weekend in November, Allen Tate Realtors is hosting an open house festival throughout the company’s footprint in the Carolinas. Homes listed for sale will be open in all markets.
“Open house festival is an opportunity for future home buyers to learn about the housing market and explore different types of properties and neighborhoods,” said Pat Riley, president of Allen Tate Companies.
Open houses are appealing to those who have not formally began their home search or connected with a Realtor, Riley said. They are a no-pressure opportunity to ask questions, understand the process and do some research.
Visit https://openhouses.allentate.com for details.
MedShift secures financing for expansion
CHARLOTTE – MedShift announced the execution of a new $13.5 million credit facility with First National Bank.
The investment will refinance existing company loans and provide device acquisition capital to support MedShift’s growth.
MedShift’s portfolio spans more than 12 state-of-the-art medical devices, four sister brands and more than 200 partner practices across the U.S. The company announced its expansion into Australia and New Zealand earlier this year.
The med-tech innovator is expected to release the details of further extensions of its business units this year.
Charlotte firms earn kudos for hiring vets
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor awarded The HIRE Vets Medallion to two job creators from Charlotte for recruiting, employing and retaining veterans.
Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia presented The Independence Fund and Duke Energy Business Services LLC the Gold Level Award. He said recipients “demonstrated a commitment to hiring veterans and helping them to develop meaningful, long-term careers.”
President Trump signed the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) of 2017. Applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2020. Apply at www.HireVets.gov.
Coat drive concludes with Warmup Finale
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Mechanical will wrap up its ninth annual Charlotte Coat Drive, which benefits the Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, with the Warmup Finale Party.
The finale, held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 outside of Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, features a party, replete with food, makeup tutorial and fitness classes.
A new or gently used coat or a $10 donation is required to participate in any of the workout classes.
Learn the ropes of serving on a nonprofit board
CHARLOTTE – The Junior League of Charlotte offers five interactive sessions led by successful community leaders and board members to gain the knowledge and skills to confidently contribute to a nonprofit.
The program costs $40 for JLC members and $60 for others.
Register at https://loom.ly/D209SAQ.
WFAE brings on reporting fellow
CHARLOTTE – WFAE welcomes Michael Falero as the recipient of a news reporting fellowship designed to allow emerging journalists gain local news experience, with a focus on audio and digital reporting.
Falero will specialize in environmental coverage in addition to general news and feature reporting.
The one-year fellowship was funded with donations from Holly and Paul Freestone, the Blumenthal Foundation and WFAE members. It is designed to give journalists the time to train and work with WFAE’s staff while building a portfolio.
Falero, a recent graduate of Atlantic Public Media’s Transom Story Workshop in Massachusetts, has produced podcasts focused on local news, including the Charlotte Newsmakers podcast.
Mohr Capital signs lease with United Rentals
CHARLOTTE – Mohr Capital, a Dallas-based real estate investment firm, has agreed to lease a property at University Highlands, 10330 David Taylor Drive, to United Rentals for 12 years.
United will take full occupancy of the nearly 100,000-square-foot building in spring 2020. The expansion will bring more than 150 new jobs to Charlotte in addition to a new corporate campus for United.
“United’s decision to consolidate at University Highlands speaks to the quality of the building and strength of the Charlotte real estate market,” said Gary Horn, chief investment officer at Mohr Capital.
The University Highlands property includes modern office spaces, training and break spaces for United employees and a command center for the emergency response team.
ProLift Garage Doors to support students during winter break
CHARLOTTE – Chris Tillman, owner of ProLift Garage Doors of South Charlotte, is collecting shelf-stable food donations to support Rama Road Elementary School during winter break.
Tillman’s wife is a nurse at the school. The students in the free and reduced lunch program rely on the food they receive from school and may have a hard time getting enough food over the break.
ProLift Garage Doors will be tabling outside of the Walmart on 2101 Younts Road in Indian Trail from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 to raise shelf-stable donations.
“We hope that by removing the barriers to donating – time and convenience – more people will be able to give,” he said.
Visit www.proliftdoors.com/south-charlotte/?L=true for details.
Pet Paradise opening new resort in Indian Land
CHARLOTTE – Pet Paradise, a Fla.-based pet care provider offering boarding, day camp, grooming and veterinary services, opens a resort in Indian Land to the public Nov. 20 at 9881 Harrisburg Road.
Pet Paradise operates five resorts in North Carolina, including Charlotte Airport and Matthews.
Like other locations, the Indian Land resort has an on-site, live-in team member, spacious, climate-controlled indoor suites, synthetic grass play areas, auto-fill water bowls with fresh water systems, a bone-shaped swimming pool and private cat condos.
The resort also has a Tiny Town (a section of the resort just for dogs under 30 pounds), a veterinary clinic offering seven-day a week medical care, day camp, VIP camp drop off and indoor-only accommodations.
Visit www.petparadiseresort.com for details.
Medical Murray holds open house
CHARLOTTE – Medical Murray, a leading medical device development and contract manufacturing company, hosted an open house Oct. 24 highlighting the new 35,000-square-foot center at 8531 Steele Creek Place Drive.
Guests toured the facility and saw Medical Murray’s capabilities for catheter fabrication, ePTFE processing and packaging. Key team members from Medical Murray and various suppliers from the Southeast attended.
“I think the open house was a success and provided an excellent networking venue for both new and existing customers,” said Chris Steadham, general manager of the new facility. “We look forward to continuing our support of complex catheters and permanent implants that improve the quality of life for patients.”
Jones Family hires global sourcing director
CHARLOTTE – Jones Family of Companies hired Bonnie Daniels as director of global sourcing.
She has more than 10 years of product sourcing and development experience, as well as sales and business development in the textile and apparel industry. Most recently, Daniels served as the technical sales manager for Jain Chem Ltd.
CEO CP Davis described the addition of Bonnie’s expertise in developing global sourcing strategies and implementing strategic initiatives to optimize sales levels as “one more critical strategy in positioning Jones for the future.”
has an exceptional attention to detail and follow-through,” said
Andrew Dailey, senior vice president of sales and business
Charlotte Premium Outlets offers discounts
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Premium Outlets is spreading holiday cheer with a 25% discount on a single in-store item at participating shops – on top of the enormous everyday savings of up to 65%.
From Nov. 1 to 17, shoppers can find stocking stuffers and gifts galore at the center’s collection of over 100 sought-after brands, including kate spade new york, adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Converse.
is the time to start shopping for the perfect present for everyone on
your list,” said Sharon Campbell, general manager at Charlotte
Premium Outlets. “We look forward to offering great deals on the
hottest items this season – making Charlotte Premium Outlets the
holiday headquarters for clothing, footwear, accessories and more!”
WFAE adds two journalist to team
CHARLOTTE – WFAE has added journalists Jodie Valade and Jesse Steinmetz to its newsroom.
As digital news and engagement editor, Valade will focus on content creation and distribution across different platforms and reader engagement. She was a digital content producer for NASCAR.com and freelance writer.
Steinmetz joins “Charlotte Talks” as an assistant producer. He’ll contribute to the production and execution of the daily talk show, special events and production of online content.
“The hiring of these talented journalists directly impacts two very important priorities for us: the expansion of our digital offerings and our flagship show ‘Charlotte Talks,’ ” said Ju-Don Marshall, WFAE’s chief content officer.
Central Living By David Weekley Homes opens new community
CHARLOTTE – Central Living by David Weekley Homes, the high-density division of David Weekley Homes offering luxury living, is open for sales in Villa Heights.
Located in northeast Charlotte and priced from the mid-$300,000s, Villa Heights features townhomes and paired homes.
The new community offers 68 paired homes between 2,100 and 2,800 square feet of living space and 56 townhomes showcasing 1,500 to 2,000 square feet.
Central Living by David Weekley Homes is also building in two other Charlotte-area communities: McClintock and Brightwalk.
Contact 704-817-0030 for details.
David Weekley Homes Offers winter savings event
CHARLOTTE – David Weekley Homes is offering incentives on move-in ready homes in the Charlotte area during its holiday savings event.
Through Nov. 30, homebuyers who choose a quick move-in home will receive limited-time incentives in David Weekley Homes communities throughout the Charlotte area. Homebuyers can visit any of Weekley’s model homes to learn more about the savings event.
David Weekley Homes is currently building in 22 communities throughout the area. Customers can choose from a variety of in-town and suburban areas, along with dozens of floor plans ranging from 1,400 to 5,600 square feet.
Call 704-817-0030 for details.
Novant Health reaches 1 million MyChart users
WINSTON-SALEM – Novant Health reached a milestone 1 million patients accessing its online personal health record on MyChart.
MyChart has been a key part of the Novant Health online patient experience and is a secure, online health management tool that connects patients to their personalized health record – from anywhere at any time.
Novant Health continues to add innovative features that matter to consumers like geolocation appointment check-in.
“Novant Health is committed to finding new ways to expand access to care,” said Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer.
Visit www.novanthealth.org/mychart for details.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill partners with Doordash
CHARLOTTE – Firebirds Wood Fired Grill fans can now enjoy their favorite menu items from their homes.
Firebirds restaurants are offering on-demand delivery across 51 locations nationwide with DoorDash.
The partnership comes after the companies tested a pilot program in select markets.
“Delivery is a fast-growing part of the food industry. We are excited to introduce this aspect to our guests,” CEO Mark Eason said. “If they are unable to come into our restaurant, we want to provide our food to them in the convenience of their home and at the same level of quality as in our restaurants.”
Visit www.FirebirdsRestaurants.com for details.