Mountain State University, 517 Alcove Road in Mooresville, will host a free Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26.
The event will launch the university's new Leadership Seminar Series featuring MSU's leadership faculty members.
Details: 704-664-3343, extension 2011.
Father and son James and Tyler Stillman recently opened JDS Wealth Management Corp., a retirement financial planning group in Talbert Pointe Business Park, off N.C. 150 and Interstate 77 Exit 36 in Mooresville.
James Stillman, president, has worked in retirement services about 12 years and is certified by the National Ethics Bureau.
119-F Poplar Pointe Drive; 704-660-0214 ; www.jdswealthmanagement.com.
The Cabarrus Sustainability Council is taking applications for a new annual award for sustainability that it intends to present at the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting in January.
The award will recognize industry leaders who are solving operational challenges by using innovative and environmentally sustainable practices or creative partnerships. Awards will be given in several categories, including a special environmental excellence award for recycling.
For information and to download the application visit www.cabarrusedc.com.
The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for its 2010 Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Wachovia.
Qualifying businesses have 100 or fewer employees, are chamber members and have been in business at least three years. Businesses may nominate themselves or others.
The award is based on demonstrated growth in number of employees, sales or unit volume and financial position; innovation of product or service; response to adversity; and evidence of contributions to community-oriented projects.
Download the nomination form at http://www.cabarrus
10.pdf. Then e-mail your nomination as a .pdf file to Deborah Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A "Hearth & Harvest for Habitat" fundraiser will be 5-9 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Vintage Motor Club at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Concord, sponsored by the Cabarrus County Building Industry Association and Professional Women in Building.
Local vendors will provide food and beverages. There will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.
RSVP to Ann at 704-792-1133 or Anna Helms at 704-622-2683.
In addition, a "Parade of Playhouses" built by students at Concord and Central Cabarrus high schools and CCBIA members will be on display. They will be judged by local residents and will be for sale. Call Ann at 704-792-1133 for more information.