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The Charlotte Regional Partnership has branded itself as “Charlotte USA.” The partnership’s intent is to connect companies and their job opportunities to the workforces in towns with their own distinct economies but still within the Charlotte area. While the partnership says it successfully bid and recruited twelve economic development projects in 2017, some officials wonder if the partnership is as effective as it could be, especially in light of a high-profile failure in January.
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Thomas Morgan’s journey from real estate and green energy to indie filmmaking is itself a film-worthy story. Morgan became a filmmaker by chance after meeting Morgan Spurlock and Susan Sarandon at a party, with whom he discussed the idea of documenting homelessness. The Charlotte producer’s latest film, Soufra, was screened in May as an official selection for the Positive Cinema Week at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
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Open Kitchen Restaurant in Charlotte, owned by Christina Skiouris and her brother, Dean Kokenes, began in 1952 as a curb-side hamburger joint run by her uncle, Speros Kokenes. Her father, Steve Kokenes, joined the business in 1954, introducing the first pizza pie to Charlotte. The restaurant was groundbreaking for serving some of the city’s first international fare and continues to offer traditional Italian dishes.
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Through Reverend Lisa Saunders’ work, lately being reflected in a memoir, she has learned a valuable lesson about life. It's one that applies just as aptly to the beginning or end of life. The immaterial reward of a life well lived—a good legacy left behind—is more important than material rewards.
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How this lawyer lives her faith in and outside of the courtroom was answered in this interview. The attorney with a twenty plus year work experience with nonprofits, political campaigns, and civic leaders discussed factors of her faith. Highlighted were her faith journey, the source of her optimism, and an experience that occurred while she was a sophomore at Berkeley.
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Two former police officers with a taste for tongue in cheek humor have become co-owners of a doughnut shop they named Mugshots. Included in this discussion were circumstances leading to their career change and the establishment of their business.