Shredding service convenient for citizens

By Michele Dotson

CINTAS Document Management employee Jose Sosa helps residents unload documents and shred them at the semi-annual shredding services provided by Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Mint Hill Police Department.

CINTAS Document Management employee Jose Sosa helps residents unload documents and shred them at the semi-annual shredding services provided by Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Mint Hill Police Department.

The Mint Hill Police Department and the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted a document shredding event in the parking lot of Fifth Third Bank on Saturday, April 12. This semi-annual service is provided free of charge as a way to encourage citizens to destroy documents containing personal information that could be used by criminals intent on committing identity theft.

CINTAS Document Management was on site with two trucks to immediately shred the documents. The shredded paper will later be recycled into secondary paper products such as paper towels and tissue.

By 10:15 am Saturday, over 6,000 pounds of paper had already been shredded, and the line for dropping off paper was steady and stretched around the building. Continue reading

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Speaker shares six essentials of running a successful business

By Michele Dotson

Chamber meeting

Guest speaker and business coach Harvey Smith addresses the Mint Hill Chamber members and guests. “What skills and knowledge do we need to develop to be exceptional in 2014?”

The monthly meeting of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce was held at Pine Lake Country Club on Thursday, March 27. Members gathered for lunch and listened as guest speaker, business coach Harvey Smith from who spoke on the six essentials of running a successful business.

Smith is President of Carolina Business Coach and has worked with over 1,500 individuals and organizations helping them to achieve greater success in their businesses and their lives.

Smith described the six essentials of running a successful business as a way to build a toolbox of usable skills to motivate and engage people, who are often tuned out of their jobs. Continue reading

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Biz Expo brings public, local businesses together

By Michele Dotson dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

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Visitor Donna Baldivid talks with Complements Salon stylist Jane McLamb while filling out a raffle form.

The 2nd annual Biz Expo was held at Blair Road Methodist Church Family Life Center in Mint Hill on Thursday, March 13 from 4 to 7 pm. The event, sponsored by the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, was well attended with large crowds anxious to see what local businesses had to offer. Continue reading

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Blessed Assurance breaks ground on new addition

By Michele Dotson
Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance’s Nate Huggins is joined by Town of Matthews Mayor, Jim Taylor and Rep Bill Brawley in a ground breaking ceremony at the facility.

Spend five minutes with Nate Huggins and you’ll understand the need for adult day care in the Mint Hill area. Spend 10 minutes with him, and you’ll likely be signed up for the upcoming golf tournament or helping the cause in some other way.

The passion he has for the adults and their caregivers is his driving force, and that determination to provide services for families has led to the recent approval of an expansion to the Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care Center. Continue reading

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Public invited to Biz Expo to learn about local businesses

By Michele Dotson

Chamber event promises fun, food, and prizes

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Mike Cochrane from Yadkin Bank welcomes visitors at last year’s inaugural Biz Expo.

Mint Hill has managed to maintain a good balance of larger corporate presence along with locally owned and operated businesses in its efforts to preserve the small-town feel that makes the town unique as a suburb of a fairly large city.

To celebrate this feat of good business sense, the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd Annual Biz Expo event on Thursday, March 13 from 4 to 7 pm at Blair Road Methodist Church Family Life Center in Mint Hill.

Approximately 50 local businesses will showcase their products and services to the community in an effort to expand their customer base in the area.   Continue reading

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Seniors enjoy annual Christmas lunch

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@minthilltimescom

Screen Shot 2013-12-13 at 11.08.52 PMAt 8:30 am on Saturday, December 7, about 50 volunteers converged on Independence High School to prepare for the annual senior citizen Christmas lunch.

In just under two hours, 600 gift bags were prepared, 600 places were set for lunch, tables were decorated, food brought in, drinks prepared and prizes displayed.

Just before the opening remarks by emcee meteorologist Larry Sprinkle, organizer Mike Cochrane pulled some young volunteers aside for a little pep talk.

“Thank you all for coming out today,” says Cochrane. “There’s nothing better than giving of yourselves, your time and effort.” Continue reading

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