Lidl celebrates grand opening Dec. 4
CHARLOTTE – Lidl will open its first Charlotte store and seventh in the area at 8 a.m. Dec. 4 at 9318 Monroe Road.
The ribbon-cutting event will begin at 7:40 a.m., kicking off a weekend of special offers, giveaways and prizes for shoppers.
The first 100 customers will be presented with a special gift card, ranging from $5 to $100. Shoppers can get free samples of Lidl’s products and a complimentary Lidl reusable bag while supplies last.
On top of the special offers during the grand opening, Lidl said shoppers can enjoy low prices.
“I am excited to be part of this Charlotte community and to have the opportunity to introduce Lidl to new customers, as well as serve our loyal customer base,” Store Manager Derek Fernandez said. “We want to be the number one shopping destination for customers in Charlotte and look forward to opening in December.”
Lidl touts low prices, over 100 fresh fruits and vegetables, hundreds of organic and gluten-free products, European specialty items and an ever-changing selection of food and non-food specials brought in each Wednesday for a limited time.
The store will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Visit www.Lidl.com for details.
MOD Pizza event to fight local hunger
INDIAN TRAIL – Common Heart will be the beneficiary of donations from the “Spreading MODness” campaign Nov. 18 to 22 at local MOD pizza locations.
A portion of every pizza sold during this time will be donated to help feed neighbors in need. All customers need to do is buy a pizza during this time period and a portion of their pizza purchase will be donated.
Participating MOD locations included Indian Trail (6720 Old Monroe Road) and Matthews (10420 E. Independence Blvd., suite 880).
With Common Heart’s mission to create a “small revolution of kindness,” while feeding the hungry, the nonprofit was the perfect fit as MOD’s local outreach partner for this event, said Matt Jamison, marketing manager for the restaurant group.
“Spreading MODness is an integral piece of MOD Pizza that gives us the opportunity to help others while doing what we do best – making pizzas,” he said.
Common Heart feeds about 3,000 people each month and has the largest food pantry operation in Union County. Volunteers and staff come together to run three weekly food pantries and four mobile food pantries. Last year, Common Heart also added a special senior box program providing extras for about 75 low-income seniors once a month.
Aviation Institute of
Maintenance holding grand opening
CHARLOTTE – Aviation Institute of Maintenance extended its campus locations to include Charlotte as part of its continued effort to address growing workforce demand for aviation and skilled technicians.
The campus will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at 7421 E. Independence Blvd. The institute will offer tours of the building in addition to networking opportunities.
The 51,000-square-foot building houses a learning resource center, computer lab and 17 classrooms with audio-visual technology installation.
“AIM’s Charlotte Campus is dedicated to training North Carolina’s future technicians,” Campus Executive Director Alex Diaz said.
Visit www.AviationMaintenance.edu or call 980-785-0700 for details.
Matthews Chamber prepares for Gingerbread House Contest
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Chamber of Commerce will accept entries for its 10th annual Gingerbread House Contest from Dec. 2 to 6 at its office.
Judging will take place in the early afternoon of Dec. 7 before the lighting of the town Christmas tree at 6 p.m.
There are three categories to choose from: amateur youth/family, amateur adult or professional. All will be judged on characteristics special to Matthews.
Atrium Health is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event.
Visit www.matthewschamber.com or call 704-847-3649.
MOOYAH introduces scratch-off card
DALLAS – MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes launched a new, scratch-off gift card promotion.
With each gift card purchase of $25 or more, guests will receive a branded scratch-off card that reveals a prize of $5, $10, $15 or $20 off of their favorite meals. The promotion runs through Dec. 29.
“MOOYAH is a brand that enjoys innovating and engaging with our guests in creative ways,” said MOOYAH Vice President of Brand Natalie Anderson Liu. “By creating a gamification experience with the scratch-off cards, we are able to stand out from competitive gift card offers during this time of year when most gift cards are purchased.”