The 2010 Greater Lake Norman Community Business Award recognizes small businesses that overcome adversity to achieve success and want to share their stories as models for other entrepreneurs.
The award is sponsored by Aquesta Bank and Aquesta Insurance Services and supported by the Lake Norman, Mooresville-South Iredell, Lincolnton-Lincoln County and Catawba County chambers of commerce and the Denver Area Business Association.
The deadline to apply for or to nominate a business is Jan. 15. The business must have been under the same ownership for at least two years and must have between three and 400 employees.
Winners will be honored at a luncheon Feb. 25 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville, featuring Andy Bricker, one of the founders of Race to Walk.
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Race to Walk was begun after Bricker's wife, Dawn, was injured in a boating accident and required the use of a wheelchair. According to its Web site, the program's "goal is to assist each client towards attaining their own personal goals ... to maximize physical health and well-being in a quest for ultimate functional outcome and an improved quality of life."
For details about the award, e-mail Lauren Furcht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New art exhibit
The Cornelius PARC Department and the Community Arts Project will exhibit works of artist Gordon C. James at the Cornelius Arts Center and the Town Hall galleries Jan. 4-Feb. 26.
You can meet the artist at an opening reception 7-9 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Arts Center.
Youth lacrosse registration
Youth lacrosse registration will be Jan. 4-26. It's for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Practices start the week of Feb. 15. Games begin in March. Participants will need lacrosse equipment and will receive a jersey.
Fees for kindergarten and first grade are $60 for Cornelius/Huntersville residents, $70 for others. Fees for other divisions are $100 for residents, $110 for others. Register at the Town Hall or online.
Volunteer coaches are still needed. Details: Cornelius PARC Department, 704-892-6031, ext. 160; www.corneliuspr.org.
Sun Style Tai Chi class
The PARC Department offers a Sun Style Tai Chi class for ages 18 and up 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays Jan. 11-March 8 at the Town Hall. Work your muscles, joints and tendons while placing the least stress and tension on them. Instructor Joe Higgins is certified in Sun Style Tai Chi.
Fees are $50 for residents, $58 for others. Register at the Town Hall or www.corneli uspr.org . Details: 704-765-1450;