Retail Notes

Lake Norman

Huntersville native Richard Davis, 34, founder and CEO of Davis Capital Group, has been selected as the 19th recipient of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce's Robert T. Cashion Business Person of the Year Award.

Founded in 2002, his private equity firm has been instrumental in such projects as Huntersville Town Center, Huntersville Plaza at N.C. 115 and N.C. 73 and NorthLake Business Park on N.C. 115.

Davis's annual golf tournament has benefited numerous children's charities throughout the Carolinas. In 2010, he collected numerous relief supplies for Haiti earthquake victims and spent $20,000 of his own money on customs fees to have them delivered.

Aquesta Bank held a groundbreaking Jan. 25 for its second Mooresville branch, at 1078 Brawley School Road, in front of Bloom.

Aquesta's main office is at 19510 Jetton Road, Cornelius. The bank has branches at 568 Jetton St., Suite 100, Davidson, and 837 Williamson Road, Mooresville.

FANUC Robotics America, which has a regional office in Huntersville, celebrated the sale of its 100,000th robot in December.

The company's Huntersville office is a sales, service and engineering center for the Southeast region. It serves such customers as Lance Foods, Charlotte Pipe, Newell Rubbermaid, General Electric, Fuji Film, Nestlé, Timken, Coca-Cola, Corning and Michelin Tire.

Dave Yochum, publisher of "Business Today" and "Cornelius Today," was recognized at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Jan. 21 with the Duke Citizenship and Service Award for the event "A Big Day at the Lake."

The annual summer event offers inner-city youths a fun day on Lake Norman. It has raised about $365,000 over the years for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte.

Cabarrus County

Christan Hunsbedt has joined Solace Spa, in Concord's Afton Village Shops, as a licensed massage and body work therapist.

Hunsbedt is a graduate of the Edmund Morgan School of Neuromuscular & Massage Therapy in Cornelius. She is certified in neuromuscular therapy, which targets specific muscles groups to help eliminate lifestyle-induced problems, including frozen shoulder, knee pain, headaches, sciatica, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome and elbow pain.

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Concord-based S&D Coffee, a coffee roaster and tea manufacturer to the food service industry, announced recently it will enhance its direct store delivery business with several organizational and personnel changes.

The company will split its northern division, the largest by geography, to allow each division's leadership to be closer to customers.

John Morris, northern division vice president, will lead the new mid-Atlantic division. Rick Babineau has been promoted to vice president of the new northeast division, and Marty Singleton, division manager of the central division, has been promoted to vice president of that division.

Jeff Reid has been promoted to division manager of the midwest division, and Marc Seder has been promoted to general manager of the midwest division. Joe Marusak