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LKN Chamber of Commerce to host candidate forums in North Meck

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

North Mecklenburg Candidate Forums: The Lake Norman Chamber will host a candidate forum in each of the three North Mecklenburg towns this fall. A two-hour forum will be held in each town at the respective town halls. The 7-9 p.m. furmds are scheduled in Huntersville on Oct. 3; Cornelius, Oct. 10; and Davidson on Oct. 19.

For a complete list of candidates in each community and CMS School Board visit

Bill Russell, president of the Lake Norman Chamber, touched on the importance of this year’s election on the business community. “The local elected officials and our school board members we elect will make decisions which will have a profound impact on our local infrastructure including land use, transportation improvement, and schools. When we vote in this election, we need to select leaders who can balance the continued economic growth and vitality our business community has enjoyed with the land use decisions and insight into managed growth which makes Lake Norman an attractive region to relocate businesses and families.”

The format of the forums will be similar to the forums conducted in previous years giving attendees a chance to submit their written questions to the candidates. Local citizens are strongly encouraged to attend and participate. Given the large field of candidates for town commissioner seats in each town, the candidates will be divided into two groups giving each equal time.

The candidates for Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board District 1 will be invited to participate in the Huntersville and Cornelius forums as there is no contested position for mayor and there will be time for questions.

In Davidson, the forum will allow an allotted time for incumbent Mayor John Woods and challengers Laurie Venzon and Rusty Knox. Candidates for School Board and other positions will have time at the end of the forum for self-introductions.

For information about the forums, call the Chamber of Commerce at 704-892-1922 or visit

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

Camp Med 2017: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hosted its annual summer learning program, Camp Med, July 17-21 for high school students interested in medical careers.

The program was co-sponsored by Northwest Area Health Education Center of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Lake Norman Regional Medical Center’s Community Outreach Department under the direction of Mitzie McCurdy, Director of Community Outreach. The program was designed to recruit, educate, and prepare Iredell County high school students for careers in the medical field. Activities included over 25 contact hours of presentations, tours and observations, and clinical experiences.

During the program, students were able to observe health technology, equipment and procedures, develop an understanding of the health care delivery system and the principles of medical ethics and safety, as well as develop effective skills of personal development in areas such as peer relations, teamwork and leadership.

Keller Williams Realty

Achievements: Debbie Jackson, a certified luxury home marketing specialist with Keller Williams Realty in Mooresville, recently earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD recognition for experience, knowledge and expertise in million dollar and above residential properties. Jackson specializes in luxury relocations in the Lake Norman area, is a graduate of BOLD, past president of Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club, certified military residential specialist and a real estate investor.

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