Retail Notes

Lake Norman

Pretty - A Beauty Boutique opened recently at 106 S. Main St. in downtown Davidson.

Owner Leah Bartley-Addis provides skin care products from such brands as Mario Badescu, L'Occitane and Lather.

Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Pretty is on Facebook and at

Q Athletic Performance Center opened recently at 140 Raceway Drive, Lakeside Business Park, Mooresville.

The center offers Q Fit/Crossfit with Crossfit coaches, Q Fit Kids, suspension training/TRX, sport-specific training, speed and agility training, kettle bell training, Olympic weightlifting, post-rehabilitation, martial arts, wrestling, boxing, yoga and Zumba classes.

Details: 704-975-7111;; and on Facebook.

The Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corp. recently added six live video testimonials on its website featuring executives from Ingersoll Rand, Presbyterian Hospital, Max Daetwyler Corp., Forbo Siegling LLC, Griffin Brothers Companies and ABB.

The testimonials showcase the benefits of operating their companies in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville.

The videos are at

M/I Homes Charlotte recently opened a new model home in the Antiquity development in Cornelius.

Details: 704-544-1009;;

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will hold a free Breakfast Before Hours at 8 a.m. Feb. 21 at Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, 20310 N. Main St., Cornelius.

The chamber is teaming up with local businesses to pay for and build a Habitat home for a deserving family in Cornelius. The breakfast will celebrate partnerships and sponsors involved in the project; a Habitat homeowner will be present.

Details: Tammy Cox at 704-896-8957;

John Bradford, owner of Park Avenue Properties LLC in Cornelius, was recently named 2011 Robert T. Cashion Business Person the Year by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.

The announcement was made at the Chamber's annual meeting, Jan.19 at the Havana Banquet and Ballroom. The award was presented by 2011 Chamber chairman Robert Reed and Bobby Cashion, representing his father, Robert, for whom the award is named.

Bradford started Park Avenue Properties as a side business while working full time as a sales executive with IBM. The firm continued to grow, which led to Bradford leaving IBM to continue working toward his dream of owning a successful property management and real estate firm. The agency has grown from 60 properties managed in 2007 to more than 1,000 properties managed by the end of 2011.