Lake Norman Magazine

October Social Scene

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce's August Business Mixer hosted by the Shoppes at Birkdale Crossing.
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce's August Business Mixer hosted by the Shoppes at Birkdale Crossing.

Business to Business Networking Event The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce held an outstanding business to business networking event at Shoppes at Birkdale Crossing hosted by Chamber Members GBC Mortgage, Glenwood Development Co., LLC, Lesemann & Associates PLLC CPAs, Jason Colvin, State Farm Insurance, TYRIAN Blue Premium Seafood Market, and Hickory Tavern Thursday, Aug. 7.

Bella Love 2nd Friday Art Crawl Cornelius-based organization, Bella Love, hosted their 2nd Friday Art Crawl on Aug. 8 at the Oak Street Mill. The monthly event features area artists and vendors, alongside live musical performances and fare from local food trucks. This month, Zootastic, a Troutman-based petting zoo, brought baby tiger cub, Bagheera, to join in on the fun.

Brody Thompson Poker RunMore than 120 riders and 200 attendees participated in the first Brody Thompson Memorial Poker Run on Aug. 24. Motorcyclists, along with several hot rods, rode a police-escorted route through Iredell County, which began at Tilley Harley Davidson in Statesville and made stops at Lancaster’s BBQ, Stumpy Creek Park, Sports Page, and River City Bar & Grill. Riders picked up playing cards at each stop and the rider with the best poker hand at the end won a $100 prize. Food, live entertainment, and raffles were also part of the event that was named after the late Brody Thompson, who was only two years old when he passed away in a tragic accident on June 18, 2014. The Brody Thompson Foundation works to build playgrounds and financially assist young athletes and college-bound high school seniors.

Lake Norman Kiwanis Club Annual Golf Tournament Almost 100 golfers participated in the Lake Norman Kiwanis Club’s annual golf tournament on Aug. 18 at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club. The weather cooperated for the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, raising almost $10,000, which will go a long way in supporting the club’s mission to help children in our community. The golfers had lots of fun using their mulligan packages and enjoying the many libations served to them on the course. A raffle and silent auction capped the day. The club thanks all the Kiwanian and Kohls volunteers, and a special thank you to all the sponsors. Visit for a full sponsor list.