Cabarrus County Concord
Concord Downtown Development Corp. held a ribbon cutting last week for The Loft at 14th, a space for private events at 14 Cabarrus Ave. W.
Details: Owner Meredith Cline Beregovski at 704-699-9372.
Concord Mills mall will start its 2010 Mills Milers program with an event by Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in the food court 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
The club will resume its monthly meetings in March with educational sessions about stretching, target heart rate, strength building, diet and proper balance. Mills Milers are invited to walk from 8 to 10 a.m. each day. One lap around Concord Mills equals a mile.
Details: 704-979-3000; www.concordmills.com.
Iredell County Mooresville
Mr. Handyman of Greater Lake Norman has opened at 125F Trade Court, No. 190.
It offers residential and commercial repair, maintenance and carpentry services.
Details: 704-892-7078; www.mrhandymanlkn.com.
Johnson Family Markets, 223 Medical Park Road, off Interstate 77 Exit 33, is now offering postal products and services.
Postal service hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays.
The Feed Bucket, 1520 Salisbury Highway, off I-77 Exit 49A, will host a free urban garden seminar at 6 p.m. Feb. 22, featuring experts from the Rowan and Iredell county offices of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.
Details: A.W. Myers at 704-871-9520.
Lake Norman area
Owners Coral Riley of Mooresville and Stephanie Beckman of Huntersville have opened Carolina Wedding Tours, a traveling bridal showcase.
Riley and Beckman have a combined 21 years in the wedding and event industry.
Carolina Wedding Tours lets couples tour local event venues, meet endorsed vendors and get to know other couples planning their weddings.
The inaugural tour March 14 will be in north Charlotte and the Lake Norman area, "but we will be offering regional tours across the Carolinas in 2010," Riley said.
The first tour will include Homewood Suites by Hilton, Northstone Country Club, River Run Country Club and The Ranson House.
Tickets are $45 per couple and include transportation, food, drinks and giveaways.
The tour is sponsored by Rose Transportation, The Michael Catlow Group, Macie's Encore Bridal and Captured By Coral Photography.
West Shore Denver
NewPoint Learning Center recently opened its newest franchise at 3130 N. N.C. 16.
Ginny Wirzbicki is the location's owner and director.
The location serves the Lincoln-Catawba county area and parts of north Mecklenburg and Iredell County. Other centers are in Davidson and Mooresville.
It offers tutoring, homework help, SAT and ACT preparation and college planning.
The company, formerly part of The Davidson Center, has provided education services in Davidson for more than 10 years. It began expanding in 2008 to other locations in North Carolina, Tennessee and, soon, South Carolina.
Details: 704-489-4888; www.newpointlearning.com.
Mecklenburg County Cornelius
Owners Matt Goslant and Rob and Joe Podlucky opened The Carolina Lawn Co. in January, offering lawn care and maintenance including landscaping, pressure washing, light carpentry and concrete flat work.
The company serves Cornelius, Concord, Davidson, Denver, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Mooresville and Statesville.
Details: 704-918-7825; www.carolinalawnco.com.
Urbana Cityspa & Teabar will take 10percent off the price of any gift card of $50 or more in February with the mention of Hearts & Hands Helping Haiti and will donate 5percent of the sales to Partners in Health, allocated for Haitian relief.