Mint Hill Chamber announces board of directors
MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce has welcomed its 2019 Board of Directors.
Joy Greear, of Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center, will serve as president of the executive board along with Tony Long, of Mint Hill Tool Rental, as immediate past president; Anna Granger, of 1st Choice Properties, as vice president; Tara Goodfellow, of Athena Consultants, as secretary; and Dave Martinson, of Create A Video, as treasurer.
“2018 was an exciting year – one of growth, new members, new events and lots of great networking,” Greear said. “Our goal is to build on the momentum by partnering with the local business owners, local government officials and the board of directors to promote local businesses and showcase the great place Mint Hill is to live, work and play.”
The chamber is welcoming three new first-term directors, Jennifer Manchester of Suburban Properties, Kevin Mays of Mays Concepts, and Kim Rhodarmer of Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill.
Other current members include Nate Huggins of Blessed Assurance Adult Care, Phil Angelo of Leisure Travel Experts, Colleen Rhyant of Atrium Health, Rick Peniston of Peniston-Deason Attorneys, Sandy Harrison of Photographic Elegance, Brian Mangum of Brightflow Technologies, and Robert Kinney.
The chamber also recognized outgoing directors: Heath Tinsley of Charlotte Green Earth, Boyd Davis of BB&T Bank, and John Hurst.
Police investigate armed robbery at Adam’s Mart
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department received a report of an armed robbery that occurred at 1:35 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Adam’s Mart on East Independence Boulevard.
The store clerk told officers an unknown male came into the store and pointed a gun at him while demanding money.
There were no injuries reported.
The suspect was described as a black male, with medium height and thin build. He wore a black hoodie, black sweatpants and gray athletic shoes.
Contact Det. Dan Townsend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 704-841-6754 with details about the case.
Police investigate multiple business break-ins
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department received a call from witnesses at 4:25 a.m. Jan. 15 saying a man was trying to kick in the front door of Massage Envy on Matthews Township Parkway.
Officers found no visible damage, but they noticed the front glass door broken out at the nearby Tropical Smoothie Café.
They also discovered the Jimmy John’s on Matthews Township Parkway had a broken front glass door.
Call Det. Danielle Helms at 704-847-5555 with information about these cases.
Library offers English help
MATTHEWS – Matthews Library offers free English as a second language tutoring three days a week.
Tutoring is by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., as well as Saturdays 1 to 3 p.m. at 230 Matthews Station St.
Call 704-416-5000, option 4, for details.
Services to assist property owners with reval appeals
CHARLOTTE – Bob McIntosh and Larry Shaheen Jr. have formed Carolina Revaluation Services, a joint venture between their law firms, to assist commercial and residential property owners with property revaluation appeals.
The two firms have joined forces to help ensure every individual has the opportunity to speak with an attorney prior to appealing. They’ll cover all counties in North Carolina undergoing revaluation.
“With an estimated 77 percent average increase in property valuations for commercial properties, we wanted to provide service to businesses, as well as individuals, impacted by the revaluations,” Shaheen said.
Visit www.NCReval.com for details.
Spiritually inspired children’s book creators discuss work
MINT HILL – Author Jolene Joy Moss and illustrator Carlos Alvarez Cotera will discuss writing and illustrating the spiritually inspired child’s book, “Emmalina and Papa’s Healing Hand,” at the next Mint Hill Arts monthly demonstration.
Moss, of Charlotte, is an award-winning children’s book author of more than eight books. She seeks to capture the everyday magic of life in her words and illustrations, as well as pass them on as a legacy to our children.
Cotera, of Gastonia, is an award-winning artist and teacher. He has explored many mediums, but is primarily a painter. He is also the author of “I Am: This One Life,” which recounts his own spiritual journey.
The free presentation starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Mint Hill Arts Gallery, 11025 Lawyers Road.
Historical society meets at new Novant hospital
MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at the Novant Health Mint Hill Hospital, where town history is displayed on murals.
Members will elect new trustees to the society’s Class of 2021 and present the Historic Preservation Award for the place commonly known as the Dolph Black home. His parents, James and Julia Black, built the working dairy farm.
The public is welcome to attend at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the community room of Novant Health Mint Hill Hospital, 8201 Healthcare Loop. Call 704-573-0726 for details.
Congresswoman Adams has notable month
CHARLOTTE – The New York Times featured Alma Adams on the cover of a Jan. 17 special section commemorating a record 131 women sworn into Congress this month.
Adams was one of 27 women chosen for regional cover photos for the special section.
The month has been busy for Adams. She participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Charlotte on Jan. 19, as well as called for President Donald Trump to end the government shutdown on Jan. 9.
She was also nominated to the House Financial Services Committee, which she said puts her “on the frontlines of the fight to protect consumers and to make housing more affordable.”
WeLoveU volunteers clean up Albemarle Road
CHARLOTTE – More than 25 volunteers from the International WeLoveU Foundation collected 19 bags of trash Jan. 20 along a one-mile stretch of Albemarle Road in partnership with Keep Charlotte Beautiful.
The activity was part of WeLoveU’s Clean WORLD Movement, an effort to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection amid climate change.
“By educating and encouraging a community of volunteers, we believe the efforts put into our environment today will benefit those who will come in the future,” said Rebecca Parker, spokeswoman of WeLoveU on the East Coast.
Visit www.weloveuusa.org for details.
Network your way to a job
MATTHEWS – Victoria Chopra, a business development leader in the region, will explain how to network more effectively while looking for work in an upcoming workshop.
The workshop, “Job Seeking: Networking Basics,” takes place 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Matthews Library, 230 Matthews Station St. Register by visiting www.cmlibrary.org/calendar or calling 704-416-5000.
Chamber offers scholarships
MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships.
The one-time scholarships are available to a male and female who plan to attend a two- or four-year college and live within the incorporated limits of Mint Hill. Factors include academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and community service.
Visit www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com for applications. They are due March 15.