Posted on 23 September 2014.
Statesville-based electricity company EnergyUnited is seeking 12 volunteers to serve a three-year term on its Member Advisory Committee in Cornelius, Lexington, and Statesville. The committee is a group of shareholders who will provide feedback to EnergyUnited staff on changes in service processes and new programs, as well as voicing the needs and concerns of the company’s customers.
EnergyUnited serves more than 120,000 electricity customers in 19 North Carolina counties.
Shareholders interested in volunteering for the position can call (800) 522-3793 or fill out the application at the EnergyUnited website.
Posted in Business
Posted on 17 September 2014.
Joe Jaouny plans to close his Joseph’s Mart on Catawba Avenue by the end of September. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
Business owners along Catawba Avenue say gridlock from the NCDOT’s Exit 28 reconstruction project is driving away customers and now it’s forcing some – especially those already weakened – to shut their doors. The closings come despite assurances from officials that extra lanes could open soon at the interchange, possibly easing the unprecedented congestion.
Joe Jaouny, who has leased the convenience store and gas station Joseph’s Mart for five years, said he will break his lease on Sept. 30. Traffic jams on Catawba have caused a 40 percent decline in business this summer, he said, forcing him to take out loans to pay rent and insurance. Despite the NC Department of Transportation’s prediction that an extra eastbound lane could open as early as October, Jaouny remains skeptical. “I don’t think the traffic will get better for a long time,” he said.
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Posted in Business, Downtown and old Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Planning & Development, The Economy, Torrence Chapel, Town Hall, Traffic alerts, Transportation, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 12 September 2014.
Posted in Business, Concord
Posted on 11 September 2014.
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Small Biz Spotlight