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Retail Notes

Mooresville-based Lowe's Companies Inc. released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report last week.

The report is a comprehensive review of Lowe's corporate citizenship activities during the past fiscal year. It can be viewed at Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

Point Blank Range, a soon-to-open indoor firearms range on N.C. 150 West in Mooresville, recently added Jeff Grant and Alysia Allbright to its senior management team as assistant managers of retail operations.

They will manage the facility's firearms pro shop, a 3,500-square-foot showroom that owners say will stock an extensive collection of firearms, ammunition, optics and other accessories.

Grant moved to Mooresville seven years ago from Boston and previously held lead sales positions with Gander Mountain and Hyatt's Gun and Coin, two of the largest firearms retailers in the Lake Norman and Charlotte metro areas.

Grant also is a certified NRA instructor with 15 years of training experience and will teach at the range's Training Academy, including the N.C. concealed-carry class.

Allbright has lived in Mooresville for 20 years and is experienced in merchandising and retail display. She previously worked at Gander Mountain, where she led retail display efforts for several of the company's remodel stores.

A ribbon cutting for the facility is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 7.

Lake Norman Sporting Arms and Range Inc., a firearms range scheduled to open this fall in Cornelius, recently selected Utah-based Action Target as its primary range vendor.

Action Target will provide the backstop, overhead target systems, shooting stalls and safety ceiling and will assist The Range at Lake Norman in equipping the facility with nine standard target-shooting lanes and six tactical lanes for advanced and law enforcement training.

Action's clients include U.S. military bases, police departments and such commercial customers as Duke Energy's McGuire nuclear plant in Huntersville.

Details: 704-895-3155; info@therangeatlakenorman.com; www.therangeatlakenorman.com.

CommunityOne Bank recently named Chris Munson community office manager of its Statesville office.

Munson previously was director of the reverse mortgage division for Dover Mortgage Co. in Charlotte. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Clemson University and has 16 years' experience in banking.

He has been co-chair of the Greater Charlotte Senior Resource Alliance, ambassador for the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs of Statesville.

Munson belongs to Meadowlake Presbyterian Church and lives in Huntersville with his wife, Karen, and their daughters, Ruby and Blair.

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce on May 20 named Shawn Brodof, founder of Clarity Coaching and author of "The Termite Effect - 25 Common Business Mistakes and Their Hidden Consequences," as 2011 Small Business of the Year.

The chamber represents 1,100 businesses in the Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and greater Lake Norman region. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

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