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Zeiss Tells HHBC that Global ties can fuel growth

Charlotte can become international business hub, CPCC leader says By Celeste Smith [email protected] Charlotte can promote its burgeoning reputation as an energy hub to also build its global business standing, Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College, said Wednesday. Pieces are already in place for that, Zeiss said, including the city’s pro-business climate and…

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Duke Energy’s Jim Rogers hopes for bigger push from Charlotte on Democratic National Convention fundraising

By John Downey Charlotte Business Journal Jim Rogers says local fundraising for Charlotte’s share of the costs for the Democratic National Convention is going well, despite strict limits on contributions and the tendency of many Republicans to consider the convention a partisan issue. This is really something that isn’t about either Republican or Democrat. It’s…

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Trent Dilfer: Panthers QB Cam Newton fated for sustained success

On Friday Jan. 13th, 2012 former Super Bowl Quarterback and ESPN Analyst Trent Dilfer spoke to the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club and really got the attention of the media and Carolina Panthers fans as he discussed Can Newton’s future and in related articles discussed Tim Tebow and the upcoming playoff games. Panthers QB Cam Newton…

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Hood Hargett BreakfastClub Welcomes Back Piedmont Natural Gas

We are happy to to welcome the return of Piedmont Natural Gas back to the Breakfastclub family. Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company focused on delivering safe, comfortable and affordable natural gas to customers. With our headquarters located in Charlotte, we serve more than one million residential, commercial and industrial customers in North…

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Diamonds Direct SouthPark Joins the Hood Hargett BreakfastClub

At Hood Hargett BreakfastClub we are excited to announce the addition of Diamonds Direct SouthPark to our member family. Joining Diamonds Direct is longtime HHBC member and Jewelry expert Tonda Rifkin. According to Itay Berger, President, Diamonds Direct, “We want you to leave our showroom without a doubt that you choose the right diamond for…

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CMC announces opening of CMC-Kannapolis Facility

CMC announces opening of CMC-Kannapolis, the new 24-hour emergency department that opens for patients Monday, January 16.  Name of facility – CMC-Kannapolis (NOT Carolinas Medical Center-Kannapolis) Location – 2711 Lane St. in Kannapolis, just off I-85 at Exit 63 Size – 26,385 square feet Cost – $17 million Medical Director – Michael Kaczmarek, MD Nurse…

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Matt Eversmann – Hero of Black Hawk Down and the Battle of Mogadishu

Event Date: Thursday Morning :11/10/2011 – 7:30A-9:30A Special Location: NASCAR HOF Matthew Eversmann is a testament to the true nature of war and heroism. He was immortalized in the epic film Black Hawk Down (his character was played by Josh Hartnett), which tells the heroic account of a group of elite US soldiers sent into…

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CHS Wins CON Approval For New 66-bed Behavioral Health Hospital In Huntersville, NC

Carolinas HealthCare System has won state Certificate of Need (CON) approval for a new 66-bed behavioral health hospital, which will be built off Hwy. 115 in Huntersville. “We are very pleased with the state’s endorsement of the need for this new hospital,” said CHS Executive Vice President Russ Guerin. “The development of this new hospital…

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Jerry Richardson: Launches Football Season at HHBC

Still basking in the glow of having helped engineer the NFL’s 10-year labor with players, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson joked Friday morning he was enthusiastic about the start of a new season — until Thursday night. “I was very excited about this season until I made the mistake last night of watching the Green…

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