Retail Notes


President/CEO Tangela Davis recently opened Trinity Strategic Consulting Inc., a minority woman-owned management consulting firm, at 10 Cabarrus Ave. E., Suite 225, Concord.

The firm specializes in complex organizational problems faced by government and the technology, healthcare, energy and architectural/construction industries.

Details: 704-788-6468;;

Free car stickers are available promoting downtown Concord.

The square green stickers have a white "C" in the middle and say "Historic Downtown Concord." They were the brainchild of Meredith Beregovski, owner of The Loft at 14th and Meredith's Market, 14 Cabarrus Ave. W.

They were designed by graphic artist Dawn Vanderburg Lockavitch and printed by KS Image Solutions.

The first 1,000 are free.

Pick up a free sticker at Concord Downtown Development Corp., 30 Cabarrus Ave. W., or at Meredith's Market 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays.

Walker Marketing in Concord has hired Brad Thomas as multimedia designer/strategist.

Thomas has more than 10 years of design and digital strategy development experience. He will help clients develop strategies that allow emerging technologies to promote business growth.

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Huntersville mother Jennifer Stevens has invented a tuggable, stretchy necklace made of ribbon that babies can tug and pull while mom nurses, bottle-feeds or just holds them.

Stevens sells 10 handmade varieties of her CuddleTug necklace at $14.75 apiece on and at various retailers listed on her website. A patent is pending, she said.

Stevens said she developed the washable necklace after both her sons pulled on her hair, tugged on her earrings and pinched her skin when they were 3 to 5 months old.