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inthisissue June 2006
Drive & Tenacity in Pursuit of Middle-Market Transactions
“What have I got to lose?” David Vorhoff thought that spring day in 2001 as he dialed the internal Bank of America number for his big boss, Hugh McColl Jr. Much to his surprise, he was invited to McColl’s 58th floor lair less than ten minutes later. “I went up and conceptualized with Mr. McColl,” Vorhoff remembers. By September 2001, Vorhoff and several of his friends had forged a venture called McColl Partners LLC.
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[David R. Badger & Associates, P.A.]
Bankruptcy Can Be an A-mazing Morass
Death. Disease. Bad coffee. Bankruptcy. Certain things strike dread in the hearts of most people. So it is often with a sense of dread that Charlotteans caught in a web of debt trudge through the doors at Dave Badger’s South End law firm, ready to throw their hands up. What they don’t realize is that bankruptcy can be a new beginning.
[Afton Village Land Company]
Not-So-New Kid on the Block
Mayfield Development’s Afton Village in Concord, is setting the stage for groundbreaking development ideas for both residential and commercial buyers, not to mention fellow developers looking for a way to reconcile the many challenges of growing markets. It has actually been a work-in-progress since 1998.
[UNC Charlotte Urban Institute]
How Do“They” Know?
You’re standing around the water cooler when someone says, “They say most people want the new light rail system,” or “They say the population of University City is booming.” Have you ever stopped to think who “they” are? For the Charlotte region, often “they” are members of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, a nonprofit research and community outreach unit.
[Autobell Car Wash, Inc.]
Good, Clean Fundamentals
The outlook is upbeat at Autobell Car Wash. Business is growing, recognition for its environmentally friendly record is building, and its civic image shines. Already the largest car wash chain in the Southeast, Autobell projects it will perform two million vehicle cleanings in 2006. For owner Chuck Howard, the best part is watching his employees succeed.
 
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