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inthisissue October 2008
Sparkling Success
It's a retail formula that works for cars and groceries, but you don't associate it with diamonds. Yet one Charlotte jeweler has set itself apart with high volume and low margin. Such sparkling success results from adhering to the formula, according to Itay Berger. "We focus on being a diamond powerhouse and on what we do best, the bridal business."
[Watson Insurance Agency, Incorporated]
Insuring Prosperity
Founder Thomas Craig Watson was a true believer in education, training and promoting from within; now his second and third generations are carrying forth the legacy. Since 1934, Watson Insurance has set a standard of vision, value and service.
[Brackett Company, Inc.]
From the Ground Up
Rather than resign herself to what was then a gender-specific role, Diane Brackett Rivers decided to forge her own way. Since 1985, her company has developed nearly 30 projects, focusing on the health care sector of commercial real estate.
[Optima Engineering, P.A.]
The Optima Solution
Keith Pehl relishes in challenges for his company that specializes in electrical, mechanical and plumbing engineering. An adherent of green precepts, the firm promotes photovoltaics, solar thermal and other sustainable technologies proven, but not widespread.
[Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region]
Nurturing Life
Hospice celebrates 30 years of providing compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Ranking in size in the top two percent in the country, it is a national leader in the field.
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Now Available...Choose CharlotteUSA 2008
We are proud to announce the publication of our 5th annual economic development guide, Choose CharlotteUSA 2008, geared to show corporate decision-makers what we already know—that Charlotte USA is America’s best business environment for companies thinking of corporate relocation or expansion.
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