Retail Notes

Owner and certified home stager Jena Elder recently opened a Huntersville location of her Design N Mind Staging and Redesign business serving the Charlotte-Lake Norman market.

Elder offers a free in-home consultation for the initial visit. The fee to redesign one room is $50 and no more than $200 for an entire house, regardless of how much time she spends with the homeowner, she said.

Elder lives in Huntersville with her husband, Blake, and their two dogs, cat and two birds.

She has operated her primary location in the Raleigh area since 2009.

Details: 704-464-6277;;

Owners Cory Wooten, Scott Carraher and Matt Rhine recently opened Flying High Academy of Mooresville at 405 Oak St.

The academy offers cheerleading, gymnastics and afterschool camps, including a competitive boys' gymnastics team and a competitive cheerleading program known as Raven Allstars. The academy is for youth ages 18 months to 18 years.

Wooten was a competitive gymnast and has 18 years of teaching experience. He also has safety certification through USA Gymnastics, Kinder Accreditation for Teachers, PDP 1 and National Judging Certification.

Carraher also has taught for 18 years and has coached numerous cheerleading national champion squads.

The academy also offers birthday parties, camps and preschool and school-age gymnastics for boys and girls.

Details: 704-235-0539;

Owner and teacher Amanda Proschuk recently opened LaKova Gymnastics beside Harris Teeter in the Jetton Village retail center in Cornelius.

LaKova Gymnastics offers such classes as TOTS/Mommy & Me (12 months), Preschool, Recreational, Tumbling, Kids Fitness, Fun Dance and Pre-Team. Progressive classes are kept small with a 4:1 child-teacher ratio.

Proschuk has 20 years in gymnastics, including coaching and competing. She also has an extensive background in ballet and jazz styled dance, choreographing dozens of multi-member dance pieces, dance solos and competitive floor/beam routines.

LaKova Gymnastics started in 2007 as a mobile program, offering on-site classes to children at local preschools and private schools.

Details: 704-582-2662;

The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. in downtown Mooresville.

The chamber will celebrate its 2010 accomplishments, introduce incoming and outgoing board members and unveil the 2011 Program of Work. The 2010 Businessperson, Citizen and Ambassador of the Year award winners will be announced, along with winners of the Duke Energy Service Award, Willis Barnette Entrepreneurial Award and Sara Haire Tice Women in Leadership Award.

Seats are $45 per person. Register at or by calling 704-664-3898.