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inthisissue May 2008
Scratch Made
Worth more than $1.5 billion, Charlotte’s own Bruton Smith relishes ruling his dual empire. He built both NYSE-listed Sonic and Speedway from scratch and says, “They’re my children and I like them equally well.” Racing has been in Smith’s blood since he was a teenager and he obviously enjoys it. The octogenarian looks and acts like a man closer to the age he claims—39.
features
[BDO Seidman, LLP]
More Than NUMB3RS
Charley McNealy and Norman Manley contradict the traditional numbers-cruncher image of accountants. The partners and staff of the BDO Charlotte office pride themselves in a genuine interest in clients, far beyond ledgers loaded with digits.
[McColl's Innovation Institute]
Sourcing the Imagination
This initiative of the McColl Center for Visual Art was created to form a bridge between corporate executives and artists, offering business people practical experiences in applying artists’ creative process to corporate problem solving.
[The Employers Association]
Effective Outreach
In business for 50 years now, the Employers Association has become a stalwart shoulder to lean on, with trusted experts who specialize in the nuances of laws and regulations as they affect a broad spectrum of businesses.
[CPCC - Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology]
Driven by Technology
Automobile complexity continues to increase with the increasing use of technology. CPCC and Hendrick Automotive Group have partnered together to find and train a new generation of technicians to a high level of computer proficiency.
 
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[publisher's Post]
A Bold New Plan for a "Charlotte Promise"
 
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