Businesses, organizations hopeful for new year

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Along with individuals, business and organization leaders have begun coming up with hopes and resolutions for the new year.

As 2018 begins, many are saying they look forward to finding ways to continue serving and to better serve clients and the community in the near future.

Big Guys Pizza

6914 Matthews-Mint Hill Road



The business offers a variety of menu items, which include pizza, salads, wings, chicken parmesan and more.

Resolution/Hope for the new year:

“For the community to continue to be blessed along with Big Guys for prosperity in the new year.”

–Dawn Banick, an owner of Big Guys Pizza

Mint Hill Arts

11205 Lawyers Road, Suite A



The organization offers an information and support network for local artists as well as educational and enrichment opportunities for members of the public.

Resolution/Hope for the new year:

“To continue to reach out as a community friendly organization.” –David McGee, president of Mint Hill Arts

Additional information:

According to McGee, the organization is interested in adding additional classes and teachers in the new year as well as in recruiting more active senior citizens and young adults as volunteers.

The organization relies a lot on volunteer support so with more volunteers it will be able to remain open longer as well as be more available to people in the community, McGee said.

Barks, Bones & Biscuits

11300-B Lawyers Road


About: The business has been around since 2013 and focuses on making and selling dog treats and other pet related items.

Resolution/Hope for the new year:

“More business.”-Robyn Kline, owner of Barks, Bones & Biscuits

Additional Information:

Kline said that business has been slow during the holidays and she is looking forward to it picking up in the new year.

Mint Hill Historical Society

7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road



The organization focuses on preserving and educating the community on the history of Mint Hill.

Resolution/Hope for the new year:

“We just hope everybody will come out again and support us in the new year.” –Becky Griffin, executive director of the Mint Hill Historical Society.

Additional Information:

The Mint Hill Historical Society will continue working toward bringing a barn, which dates back to 1848 to the society’s Carl J. McEwen Historic Village in the new year. The addition of the barn will assist in educating the community about the history of farming in the area. The society is also working on erecting an historical log cabin on its property, which dates back to around the early 1800s, Griffin said.

Home Styles Gallery

11237 Lawyers Road



The business, which is owned by Angie Smith and Angela McCraw offers a variety of items through an assortment of specialty shops.

Resolution/Hope for the new year:

“Continue offering specialty items at affordable prices and providing the best personal customer service.” –Angie Smith, an owner of Home Styles

Additional Information:

According to Smith, they are also interested in working with other Mint Hill businesses to continue growing the area’s business community in the new year.

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