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May 15, 2024

CVAN’s Enduring Legacy in Cabarrus County

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   In Cabarrus County, the Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network (CVAN) has provided a support system for survivors of domestic violence since its establishment in 1982. With a mission to provide safety, shelter, and support for battered women and their children, CVAN has been actively working to end domestic violence in the community for over four decades. In the early 1980s, battered women and their children in Cabarrus County had nowhere to turn for support. In response, CVAN was created as a safe space and a voice for those in need. One of its init…

Apr 23, 2024

Mynatt Family Honored at Red Cross Event

Partner Content If you live in Cabarrus County, you have probably driven past one of the Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships, or even bought a car or two from them. What you may not know is the story of how the Mynatt family came to become not only a fixture in our car industry and one of the top female-owned businesses in our region but also a community citizen with a heart for giving back. Honored recently by the Red Cross at their 2024 All-American Celebration on March 21, 2024, this video was created to tell their families’ story. 🎥 Watch the inspiring video. Consider making a …

Apr 22, 2024

Academic Learning Center to Celebrate Education and Community

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   For over 20 years, the Academic Learning Center (ALC) has been providing free academic tutoring services to students working below grade level in reading and in math in Cabarrus County. They are hosting a first-ever event to celebrate the incredible work being done in our community, called “ALES for ALC” and the entire community is invited! ALES for ALC Event 📅 May 2nd from 5pm to 7:30pm 🕰️ 5pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 4:30pm) 📍 Southern Strain Brewing Company, 165 Brumley Ave, Concord, NC 28025 The event is sponsored by Doug and Cheryl Kel…

Apr 16, 2024

Mint To Be Empowers Motherhood

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Mint To Be celebrates its five-year journey of empowerment and supporting mothers in need with “Blooming Together” Spring Gala. Blooming Together Spring Gala 📅 May 18th from 6-10pm 📍 The Kettle Room at Cabarrus Brewing Company, 325 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC 28027 Website | Facebook | Instagram Motherhood is a journey filled with love, joy, and challenges. For many women, the transition into parenthood can be overwhelming, especially without proper support systems in place. Recognizing this need, Mint to Be of the Carolinas wa…

Apr 3, 2024

Steve’s Story: Finding Joy at the Senior Center

Photo Credit: Cabarrus County   Our friends at Cabarrus County Parks and Active Living published this beautiful story in their newsletter about the impact Senior Centers have on our community. Following loss, Cabarrus man finds purpose at senior center Published on March 26, 2024 in CabConnect Following his wife’s passing in 2022, Kannapolis native Steve Wilhelm went to the Concord Senior Center looking to play pool. He found that and so much more. 📰 Read the article 📹 Watch the video Learn more about how you or someone you know can use the senior center facilities, r…

Mar 26, 2024

CCM Is Transforming Lives in Cabarrus County

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Volunteer with The Chamber’s 2023 Nonprofit of the Year! 📍Cooperative Christian Ministry, 246 Country Club Dr NE, Concord NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram Established in 1981, Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) serves as a vital resource for individuals and families facing crisis in Cabarrus County, providing immediate assistance to those who are struggling in the areas of food, housing, or finances. Through its unwavering commitment, CCM not only provides immediate assistance but also empowers individuals to overcome their c…

Mar 18, 2024

Redefining Home: Carolina Tiny House Festival

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   📅 April 13th–14th from 10am–5pm 📍Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord NC 28027 Website | Facebook | Instagram Whether you are a curious tiny house bystander, a passionate advocate, or a family seeking inspiration, there is something for everyone at the Carolina Tiny House Festival. Attendees can embark on tiny house tours, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and participate in educational workshops. In a world where the cost of living continues to rise, the dream of owning a home can seem increasingly out of…

Mar 12, 2024

Are You Ready for a Shuckin’ Good Time?

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Shuckin’ for a Cause 2024, presented by Barcos Sports & Seafood and High Branch Brewing Co. promises to be an event to remember. 📅 March 24th from 1pm until 5pm 📍Barcos Sports & Seafood in collaboration with High Branch Brewing Co | Gibson Mill Market, 305 McGill Ave NW Bldg. 200, Concord, NC 28027 This event is not just about enjoying delicious oysters and special High Branch beer; it’s about coming together to support a great cause, 1CAN. Barcos Sports & Seafood will be serving up their (soon-to-be-famous) Seafood Chow…