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Bank Opening

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County Commissioner Tom Anderson cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the First Federal Savings Bank in Denver. To left of Anderson are Harvey Jonas, director of First Federal Bank, President Chip Stroup and Branch Manager Brad Shelton. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo…

Chamber Calendar — Elections forum tops events list

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The 2004 Candidates’ Forum tops the list of coming events for the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber held a press conference Tuesday to go over the events coming up. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Candidates running for…

Business In Brief

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Gaston College’s corporate education program is offering seven free lunch seminars in September and Octoberto offer advice on handling business issues. All seminars are from noon to 1 p.m. on the day scheduled. The “How to Handle Anger” seminar will be held Sept. 30 in Room 126 at the Lincoln…

Tradewinds now offers lunch menu

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Lincoln County now has another lunch alternative. Expanded hours and a lunch menu at Tradewinds have just started last week. “For the two years that we have been here there has always been a request to be open for lunch,” said Matt Gibson, manager. Gibson said they felt the need…

Business In Brief

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Small business Center at Gaston College are sponsoring a seminar Oct. 7 on the topic “Motivating and Training Hourly Workers.” Mike Collins, president of the The Perfect Workday Company will present the workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln…

July county jobless rate fell from June

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate went down for the month of July from a 7.3 in June to a 7.2. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said this decrease was a pleasant surprise. “I guess there are enough people going to work that it offset the recent layoffs…

BBQ cook brings secret recipe to Denver

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Asheville native Gary McClure knew that Denver needed an upscale restaurant with a family atmosphere. His quest then began to open a restaurant that everyone could enjoy. Curly’s BBQ in Denver opened in early August and is already off to a rip-roaring start, says McClure. He brought the barbecue recipe…

Chamber will hold first Business Expo

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It will be the first Business Expo for Lincoln County. Sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the Oct. 21 Expo expects to feature some 40 businesses ranging from healthcare to real estate and retail services. It will be held at the James W. Warren Citizen Center in Lincolnton.…

Friends are for networking

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It was a lesson in networking for networkers. Denise Ryan of Firestar, a consulting business that offers seminars on the subject, offered the dos and don’ts of attending a networking luncheon even as the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members were holding just such an event Wednesday. It’s much more…

Grand Opening

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Mayor Bobby Huitt cuts the ribbon with Dr. Mark Keifer of Family Medicine Associates, Commissioner Buddy Funderburk, and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…