Retail Notes

Savvy Salon and Day Spa, 20430-2 W. Catawba Ave. in Cornelius is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Savvy has been recognized as "The Best of Salons and Spas" by readers of Lake Norman Magazine. It has won the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce's Community Service Award and the Global Salon Business Award of the UCLA Anderson School of Management's Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

For six years, Salon Today magazine has recognized Savvy Salon and Day Spa as one of America's top 200 fastest growing salons.

Owner Pat Helmandollar has been in the beauty industry since graduating from cosmetology school in 1967.

Savvy Salon and Day Spa: 704-895-0404;

Davidson is beginning this month to enforce the temporary sign regulations that are part of the town's planning ordinance.

The ordinance explains in Section 14 how merchants can use and display signs such as A-frames, banners and easels. The new enforcement was discussed with merchants at their monthly meeting Oct. 8. The ordinance is at

MI-Connection has begun a fundraising program that gives up to $75 to nonprofits, community groups and schools for each customer they refer to the company and that signs up for its services.

The referred customer will also receive up to $75 of bill credit as well as free installation.

Details: 704-660-3840.

Lake Norman Miniature Golf opened recently at 18639 Statesville Road (U.S. 21) in Cornelius, between Modern Nissan and Lake Norman Auto & Tire.

Owners Kip and Kari Zent offer 18 holes designed to appeal to all age groups. The course is designed so that the first five and last four holes are linked to make them wheelchair-accessible.

Weather permitting, the course will remain open through Dec 15 and reopen for a full season in late February. Details: 704-892-9800;

Dearness Gardens, 13501 Old Statesville Road (N.C. 115) in Huntersville will host a Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday .


Home Instead Senior Care has joined with Iredell County Council on Aging, Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, Entiva, several senior care centers and local retailers in the annual Be a Santa to a Senior program.

The campaign last year delivered about 2,400 gifts to seniors in need in Iredell and Alexander counties.

Through Dec. 5, shoppers at Walgreens in Mooresville and Statesville, Wal-Mart in Statesville, Southland Log Homes in Statesville and the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce can pick up an ornament with the first name of a senior on it, buy items on the list and return them wrapped or unwrapped to the tree, along with the ornament attached.

Home Instead Senior Care will enlist volunteers to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to the seniors.

To volunteer, call Stuart Madow at 704-924-9909. Businesses, churches and groups can adopt groups of seniors.