Practice-Makes-Perfect LLC, which converts swingsets into sport sets for baseball, softball, football and soccer, opened recently in Cornelius.
The company's Backyard Practice Pro, for which a patent is pending, helps youth ages 6 to 16 develop sports skills and confidence while having fun in their backyards, company president Scott Essex said.
The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a "Business Showcase" from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Vintage Motor Club at Gibson Mill, a 15,000-square-foot special-events venue at 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord.
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Apricot Lane Boutique held a grand opening last weekend for its Birkdale Village store.
A fashion boutique for women and men, the California-based chain sells premium brands in apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories, such as Rock Revival, MEK Denim, Free People, Big Star, Cult of Individuality, Love This Life and Humanity.
16845 Birkdale Commons Parkway; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays; 704-896-7800; www.apricotlanebirkdale.com.