Tag Archives: Charlotte

Better than a Swiss Army knife


If I had to name the one thing that was both extremely useful and very cool, it would be Duck Tape. I just love Duck Tape! So, you can imagine my euphoria – and that’s no exaggeration – when I … Continue reading

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Burying the lead


As I talk to people, looking for story ideas, I often have to wade through a lot of ho-hum suggestions before striking pay dirt. More frequently than not, those nuggets are buried in throwaway comments made as I am about … Continue reading

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Chronicling the journey from housed to homeless – and back


I’ve often wondered how people become chronically homeless. In September, the Charlotte Writers’ Club will help the residents of Moore Place describe their journeys – how they ended up on the streets, the difficulties in getting off the streets and … Continue reading

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Take 7


Last week I overheard someone I had interviewed for a video explaining how we had shot take after take just to get one minute of footage. What she didn’t say was that what sounded like one continuous quote had actually been … Continue reading

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Aerospace industry soars in Charlotte USA


Most people know that Charlotte is the second largest financial services center in the country behind New York. However, fewer people are aware that the region has a large – and growing – aerospace cluster, with more than 130 aerospace-related … Continue reading

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Technology driven


If you fly on US Airways during March, look for my article in US Airways Magazine. “Technology driven.” Although the article highlights Red Ventures’ technology-driven operations in Lancaster County and Wells’ Customer Information Center in Charlotte, it’s basically about Charlotte USA’s “ecosystem” that makes it … Continue reading

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Creative critical thinkers


One of the best things about my job is the opportunity to talk to educators, manufacturers, executives and others about what makes the Charlotte region’s economy a strong one. Over the next three weeks or so, I’ll be traveling throughout … Continue reading

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From crackers to gelato


Did you know that Synder’s-Lance is headquartered in Charlotte? How about Chiquita or S&D Coffee and Tea that roasts the beans for McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts? You could make an entire meal on all the foods and beverages that are made … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s got the power


It’s great to be able to brag about the Charlotte region and know that thousands of people from around the world read about why it’s such a great place to live. Here’s an article I wrote about the growth of … Continue reading

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Inmigration adds fuel to Charlotte’s hot economy


In its marketing campaigns, Visit Charlotte  says “Charlotte’s got a lot.” Indeed it has. Over the past year, I’ve written several articles for US Airways magazine showcasing some of the regional assets. Read why so many people are flocking to the … Continue reading

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