Mark Needham, co-owner of Mooresville-based Bonanza Development Co. Inc., has been named Citizen of the Year by the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce.
Needham serves on numerous committees and organizations, including Top of the Lake Rotary Club, Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts, Beech Mountain Ski Patrol, the MSI Chamber Beautification Committee and Town of Mooresville Gateway Committee.
Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream opened a store Friday in Birkdale Village, off Interstate 77 Exit 25 in Huntersville.
Owners of the location are Bill and Donna Kenney.
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Kilwin's was founded in Michigan in 1947 and has 78 stores in 15 states, including nine in North Carolina.
A grand opening celebration at the new store is set for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 5.
16926 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Suite A; 704-467-1392; Huntersville@kilwins.com.
Toastmasters at the Lake will host workshops on "The Impact of Values on Organizations and Individuals" and "The Impact of Teams" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mountain State University's Mooresville campus, 517 Alcove Road, off Interstate 77 Exit 33.
Cost is $10 per session. To register or for more details, visit www.leaderstakeaim.com.
Mitchell Community College's Mooresville campus, 219 N. Academy St., will host a "Business as Unusual" seminar from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday for small-business owners.
Topics will include dynamics of change, how to communicate change to employees and how to keep customers loyal in difficult times.
Cost is $15 per person, including boxed lunch. Reservations: 704-664-3898; www.mitchellcc.edu.
Veteran real estate broker Kay Davis has joined Lake Norman Realty as broker-in-charge and manager of its Denver office.
Davis has 20 years of real estate experience in the Denver area.
She was president of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors in 1996 and 2001. She was named Realtor of the Year in 2005 and has served on the Carolina Multiple Listing Services Board of Directors and for five terms as an N.C. Association of Realtors director.
Details: www.LakeNormanRealty.com. Joe Marusak