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Former celebrity stylist running Lincolnton salon

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A hairstylist who once catered to celebrities has opened a salon in Lincolnton. Jackie Schenck has opened Supatra Salon & Spa, which offers full nail and hair services. A Stanley-area resident, Schenck has been a hairstylist for 14 years. She worked with Michael O’Rourke, founder and chairman of Sexy Hair…

Focusing on faith and family

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Donna Beal believe she’s been successful in business because she hasn’t made it the center of her life. “My career is important, but my main focus is on my family and serving the Lord,” she said. “And I think that’s what’s gotten me where I am in my career.” Beal…

Business owner focuses on work, life balance

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About 15 years ago, Sherre DeMao came to a conclusion. Balancing your work and personal life can sometimes be impossible. DeMao, founder and chief marketeer of SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR Inc., began offering workshops, “Me, Myself & Inc.,” to help business owners manage their business and their lives through goal assessment,…

Dancing studio, fulfillment of childhood dream

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At age eight, Kim Noles knew she wanted to open up her own dance studio. “I was a tomboy and I didn’t really want to try dance class, but my mom was putting my sister in the class and said, ‘Just go and try it with your sister. See what…

Merle Norman focuses on service

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Amy Brown has been using Merle Norman products ever since she started wearing makeup. It is one of the reasons the Catawba College graduate took ownership of Merle Norman Cosmetics, an independently owned and operated business that has been in the Lincolnton area for 44 years. Brown and her husband,…

Turning love of pets into a business

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James Owens wants to be there for your pets when you can’t be. He recently opened Andromeda Pet Services, which provides animal transport and care to residents in Lincoln, Gaston and Catawba counties, as well as to several nearby cities including Huntersville, Cornelius and Shelby. A former firefighter, Owens was…

Salon welcomes wide range of customers

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Michael Robinson wants his hair salon to cater to people of all ethnicities. “I noticed that when you go to salons they tend to cater to one ethnic group of people,” the Denver resident said. “I wanted a diverse salon where everybody can come to the same place and get…

Cheers N’ Wings is latest venture for partners

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Lucy Dorantes has stepped out of her culinary comfort zone. For the past seven years, Dorantes has owned Taco Y Tequila, a popular Mexican eatery in Lincolnton. But now, she and business partner, Monica Palacios are the owners of Cheers N’ Wings Bar & Grill, a restaurant and bar that…

Mrs. Bubbles expands business into Lincolnton

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Mike and Megan Shalvoy are bringing their car wash business to Lincolnton. The couple will open Mrs. Bubbles, a state-of-the-art car wash, at 124 General’s Boulevard on Saturday. Their other car wash is in Concord, but the couple plan on opening more car washes in Mooresville, and possibly, Denver. Ultimately,…

Restored building downtown houses law firm, salon

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Three friends have brought an old building back to life. Beverly and Wesley Black, and friend Chris Brogden, restored, refinished and revamped the building that is now home to Beverly’s salon, BBs-Salon, and Wesley’s law firm, The Black Law Firm. The Blacks gave much of the credit to Brogden, a…