This Spring, the first Mint Hill Chamber Business Expo will bring together consumers and businesses in Mint Hill in one place.
Bank of America is hosting a homeowner assistance event at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South College Street, from Tuesday January 29 to Thursday January 31, 8 am to 8 pm. Help with loan modification and short sales will be offered. Attendees must preregister at homeloanhelp.bankofamerica.com.
Police officers needed
The Town of Mint Hill is seeking qualified applicants for two police officer positions. Applicants must have an N.C. driver’s license, high school diploma or GED, and N.C. Basic Law Enforcement Training certification. Applicants must complete a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and psychological test. Applications may be obtained from Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane.╩
Valentine’s Date Night fundraiser
The Blair Road United Methodist Church Preschool and After-School are raising funds to provide a more secure enviornment for students and staff by hosting a Valentine’s Date Night. All childcare providers for date night have passed a criminal background check and are certified in CPR and First Aid. The date night will be February 9 from 5-8 pm. Children from birth to 5th grade may attend. One child is $20, two children are $30, and three children are $35 for all three hours. Children must be preregistered and must prepay by February 4th. All funds will support SOS (securing our school).
Polar Plunge and 5K
Queen’s Grant High School will be holding the 4th annual Polar Plunge and 5K February 23 to benefit the Special Olympics. “Freezin’ for a Reason” will begin with the 5K, with registration at 8:30 am, starting at 7319 Canterway Drive. A minimum donation of $25 is required to participate in the run. The Polar Plunge will take place at 11 am at Pine Lake Country Club on Lebanon Road.
The Town of Mint Hill is holding a community forum on the future of the Mint Hill Library. The forum will be at the library, 6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, February 7, from 3-5 pm. RSVP to 704-416-5200. For citizens who can’t make that time, other forum times and locations are: January 31, 6-8 pm, Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte; February 5, 6-8 pm, North County Reg. Library, 16500 Holy Crest Lane, Huntersville; February 6, 5-7 pm, Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte.╩
The Independence baseball team is selling brick pavers that will fill the walkway surrounding the baseball facility, engraved with your or a loved one’s name. To customize and order a paver, visit http://independencebaseball.thatsmybrick.com
A seven-session seminar series is being held at Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, 13001 Idlewild Road, Matthews. The seminar, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” will be Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, through February 28, 2013. It is jointly conducted with Mario Romeo of Connect 2 Care Inc. and the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services. To register and for more information, call Mario Romeo at 704-258-1299.
Footloose the Musical
Independence High School’s Theater Department is presenting “Footloose the Musical” February 7-10. Performances are at 7 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and the Sunday matinee is at 2:30. Tickets are $7 and available at the door.
The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce was updated on the status of Presbyterian Hospital Mint Hill at its monthly member luncheon Thursday, November 15 at Pine Lake Country Club.
Roland Bibeau, president of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews spoke during the luncheon, telling the chamber the timeline is still on track to begin construction in 2014, and complete the hospital in 2016.
Bibeau spoke to the chamber in August of 2011, and at that time, the hospital was taking a second look at the plans, given the economic and political environment surrounding the healthcare industry.
Daphne’s Simply Southern Bakery celebrated the opening of their new location with a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony last Thursday and Friday.
The new location, 7069 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, opened a little more than a month ago, and according to owner Daphne Mullis, business has been booming ever since.
Members of the Mint Hill Town Commission and chamber of commerce were in attendance for the ribbon cutting and grand opening, part of the large crowd that made its way to the bakery for the celebration.
On both days light refreshments and drinks were served, promotions and door prizes were available, and all the bakery’s confections were available for purchase.
Mullis said the two-day celebration was immensely successful and at the new location, traffic has more than doubled.
With more space for baking, for customers, and for parking, the new location has turned out to be a success.
The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce held its annual member luncheon October 25, at Pine Lake Country Club, voted for new members of the board of directors, and enjoyed a speech by Ret. Air Force Colonel Quincy Collins.
Former Mint Hill mayor Bob Long, Mint Hill police Chief Tim Ledford, and commissioner and mayor pro tem Lloyd Austin were in attendance for the lunch and Collins’ presentation. The members of the Chamber cast votes for 2013 board spots, and the chamber recognized a year that saw 30 new members.New Chamber members Candice Wood Photography, Scott Clark’s Toyota, and Superior Insurance were welcomed at the meeting.
President Rich Ferretti spoke in reflection of the year, thanking ambassadors and directors, and introducing Col. Collins.
Collins spoke about his days growing up in Concord, how the community changed after Pearl Harbor and how the country felt about the war and supported the troops, calling for America to remember, and to return to those feelings of support and patriotism.