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inthisissue November 2006
Charlotte’s New Epicenter
Profitability and fun are the measures Afshin Ghazi professes to use as he picks projects. At 35, those precepts have served the president of The Ghazi Company well. Ghazi’s current project is the EpiCentre, named for its location near Charlotte’s heart, which is a $275 million mixed-use complex where the city’s old convention center stood. Its buildings include offices, entertainment, dining and a condominium tower.
features
[Daniel, Ratliff & Company]
It All Adds Up – Value + Growth
Daniel, Ratliff & Company are more than just accountants; they are their clients’ business partners. Over the past three years the number of its employees has doubled and its client base has swelled to more than 700. What's at the core of this enviable growth? Something most people wouldn't equate with accounting: passion.
[RPA Design, PC]
Business - by - Design
RPA Design, an architectural firm specializing in hospitals, health care facilities, and senior living facilities, works against the grain of expectations in an effort to demonstrate that the design of the firm itself is as unique as the work it produces. Instead of creating just buildings, RPA strives to create projects for people.
[Charlotte Checkers Professional Ice Hockey, LLC]
Slapshot for Success
Michael Kahn, the alcohol distribution executive who bought Charlotte’s minor league hockey team in July, has a passion for achievement, at work and at play. With the Charlotte Checkers, he’s combined the two. Kahn hopes to help the team build a better relationship with the community as well as put an exciting product on the ice.
[Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Murray, P.A.]
Defenders With Integrity
Goodman, Carr, Levine, Laughrun and Murray has seen it all – and then some. Choosing the right law firm can mean the difference between having that night morph into one of the worst nights of your life or just a bad memory. If you’ve got a shot at redemption, they’ll find it for you.
 
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