Carolina Business Academy: Joe Vagnone and Wayne Bidelman, co-founders of the Cornelius-based business academy, recently began hosting “Local Biz Now,” an hourlong weekly business show airing at 8 a.m. Fridays on WSIC (1400 AM ) in Statesville and on 21-2 TV. Vagnone, of Carolina Business Associates, advises on buying and selling small businesses. Business partner Bidelman is a business coach with AdviCoach. Their show can be heard live through WSICweb.com, and listeners can call in live with questions at 704-873-1400.When not on the air, Vagnone and Bidelman can be reached at 704-895-4274 weekdays. Carolina Business Academy is at 20462 Chartwell Center Drive, Suite C, Cornelius. 50 Days of Pink: Julia Austin, owner of Fifi’s Fine Resale, and Lee McCracken, a breast cancer survivor and founder of Yes, Ma-am! Mammograms Are A Must, are raising money to fund 50 mammograms for uninsured women. Proceeds will benefit Novant Healthcare Foundation, earmarked for screenings for uninsured women in the Lake Norman area. Fifi’s Fine Resale, 20601-18 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius, will host numerous contests, discounts and promotions for shoppers throughout the 50 days.A “Bling Your Bra” contest gets the event underway. Bras decorated by local business women will be displayed at Fifi’s beginning on Sept. 12, and shoppers can vote for their favorite bra with a $1 token. The kick-off reception for sponsors and customers will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 16.Fifi’s also will host Komen Charlotte for onsite Race for the Cure registration and packet pick-up 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which will be in uptown Charlotte Consigners of women’s apparel, shoes and jewelry may donate pink items during the 50 days, with 100 percent of sales benefiting the mammogram goal. On Oct 3, McCracken will debut her inspirational memoir, “A Prayer and a Pink Pedicure,” with a book signing at Fifi’s. On Oct. 13, shoppers will enjoy a day of massages, special pampering and treats.Details: Austin, 704-892-7070; Julia@fifislkn.com; McCracken, 704-453-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org.. Caregiving Corner LLC: The Cornelius-based geriatric care management firm recently opened a new office in Charlotte’s Southpark area to accommodate an expanding client base in Charlotte and to offer counseling services in addition to care management. Located at 6135 Park South Drive, Suite 500, the new office will be staffed by Ashley Cannon Brooks. She is an associate member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, has extensive counseling and case management experience and is pursuing her licensure as a licensed professional counselor. Details: 704-945-7170; www.caregivingcorner.com. Lake Norman Realty: Broker associate Kay Davis was recently appointed to the N.C. Association of Realtors Forms Committee for 2013-14. She was the association’s director for five years and president of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors for two terms, currently serving as vice president. She can be reached in Lake Norman Realty’s Denver office,704-483-1518 or KayD@LakeNormanRealty.com. Stroller Strides: Certified fitness instructor Colleen Varnum is the new franchise owner and fitness instructor for Stroller Strides Lake Norman, a stroller-based fitness program for moms and little ones offering a variety of fun classes. Each 60-minute total body workout incorporates power walking, toning, songs and activities. Stroller Strides has about 1,300 locations nationwide. Details: www.fit4mom.com; email@example.com. Rolle-Johnson: Dr. Richard Rolle Jr. of Rolle-Johnson Oral & Facial Surgery in Cornelius was recently selected as a regional director for the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association Diversity Council for the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. Details: 704-892-9500; www.RolleJohnsonOMS.com. Compiled by Joe Marusak
Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
Retail News from around Lake Norman
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