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inthisissue January 2004
Powering the Piedmont -- Celebrating 100 Years
Company President Ruth Shaw has a powerful economic message for the Charlotte region.
features
[Central PIedmont Community College Corporate and Continuing Education]
Beyond the Books
In todayís competitive, global marketplace, you are constantly challenged to stay on top of your game. You recognize that professional development and workforce training is key to attracting and retaining the best employees, and ultimately, to the success of your organization. You acknowledge that in order to grow professionally, you must keep up with technology and modern business practices. With shrinking budgets and the growing challenge to do more with less, how do you make it happen?
[Overhead Door Company of Charlotte]
Opening the Door to Success
James Potts started at the very bottom of the business. Directly after graduation from South Iredell High School in 1978, he went to work in the warehouse of a Charlotte door company, pushing a broom and unloading trucks for $3.50 an hour. In 1988 he bought a share of the company that owned the warehouse. Six years later, with partner Randy Burris, he bought Overhead Door Company of Charlotte.
[Charlotte Camera]
Ex-investment Banker Lives Entrepreneurial Dream with Charlotte Camera
Soon after Myriam Breedlove bought Charlotte Camera in June 2001, she was struggling to help a customer purchase photographic lighting equipment on a busy Saturday. She didnít understand what he needed, so she handed him off to a salesperson.
[MECA Properties]
Building Sustainability -- MECA Properties Revives the Old for the Sake of the New
For over 23 years now, Tony Pressley has championed the preservation and revitalization of Charlotte's earliest urban communities and business corridors in a manner sensitive to the community's rich past and the needs of current area residents, successfully transforming South End into a mecca of new urbanism.
 
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[publisher's Post]
Bravo to Duke Power on 100 Years!
It is a privilege to recognize Duke Power and Ruth Shaw in this issue as Duke celebrates 100 years of service to the Carolina Piedmont communities.
 
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