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Mind mapping: Thinking outside the box no clichй

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People recently packed a weekly meeting of the Lincolnton Toastmasters at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College and were given different colored pens and paper where they drew circles, lines and words. It wasn’t an art or English class, however, that had people drawing: it was the introduction to a…

Hundreds turn out for ESC job fair

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Nancy Blagg, 49, and her friend, Diane Habdas, 58, aren’t your typical job seekers. Besides middle age, both have vast experience in the field of customer service and both are looking for work. Blagg has been looking for some time, while Habdas just re-entered the job market. “The biggest obstacle…

A-2-Z expands in Denver

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The need for a showroom and expanded space motivated a Denver businessman to open a second location. Jack Funk, owner of A-2-Z Promotional Products, opened A-2-Z Solutions via a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday. “We were outgrowing the current location on N.C. 16,” said…

Lincolnton business takes on the giant big-box stores

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In today’s modern times, the big-box stores – Office Max, Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement and others – seem to have a lock on attracting business across the country, offering large shops crammed with a multitude of goods at purported bargain-basement prices. The inevitable strangle-hold on customer base and profits causes…

Tortilla chip maker expanding, letting chips fall where they may

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During a tour Tuesday of the R.W. Garcia plant in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, members of Leadership Lincoln learned the tortilla chip manufacturer is expanding. According to plant manager Greg Huffstetler, a second manufacturing line should operational by October. “We currently have 35 employees,” said Huffstetler. “We hope to…

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Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

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Chamber drive kicks off

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2006 membership drive at the end of March. According to Chamber president Ken Kindley, the goal of the two week membership drive is 25 new members. “By 2006, we hope to have 100 new members.” The Ambassador Group of the Chamber…

Fine dining comes to familiar Denver restaurant

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Lake Cottage Restaurant and Catering, formerly Westlake Restaurant, reopened Thursday with a new name, several new menu offerings and a new chef. Chef Jeanette Barbagli (left photo) stirs homemade Italian sauce in the kitchen. Barbagli, a Lincoln County native, has 24 years experience in the food industry and has spent…