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Welcome to The Best of LKN podcast! Here you’ll find a collection of interviews with the owners of Lake Norman’s favorite businesses. Small business is the heart and soul of a community, and The Best of LKN is here to shine a spotlight on the small businesses that are making the biggest impact here in the Lake Norman region of North Carolina.In addition to featuring exceptional small business owners, we’ll also be interviewing the most influential professionals that serve the LKN community. Fro… Continue Reading >>
Welcome to The Best of LKN podcast! Here you’ll find a collection of interviews with the owners of Lake Norman’s favorite businesses. Small business is the heart and soul of a community, and The Best of LKN is here to shine a spotlight on the small businesses that are making the biggest impact here in the Lake Norman region of North Carolina.In addition to featuring exceptional small business owners, we’ll also be interviewing the most influential professionals that serve the LKN community. From bankers and realtors, to teachers and coaches, we look forward to introducing you to the best Lake Norman has to offer!We hope you enjoy these episodes. Thank you for following The Best of LKN! << Show Less
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120: The Mill Cyclery - Meet Lou and Laura Gregori In this episode, we’re featuring The Mill Cyclery, the newest full-service bicycle shop in Mooresville. Owners Lou and Laura Gregori join me to share the story of their small business journey. I was able to record this episode on location at the bike shop with Lou and Laura, which was fun. Kathleen Martin with LKN Images also joined us to snap a few candid photos and photos of the space, which I really appreciate. Lou and Laura give shoutouts to several local small businesses, including all of the businesses located at Merino Mill alongside The Mill Cyclery.As always, I want to thank you so much for following The Best of LKN podcast. Enjoy getting to know Lou and Laura Gregori, the owners of The Mill Cyclery.The Mill Cyclery500 South Main StreetSuite 104Mooresville, NC 28115(704) 412-2077Shoutouts:King Canary Brewing Co.Defined CoffeeRide CLTTarheel TrailblazersMountain Creek ParkAlino PizzeriaMbrace StudioSimon Sinek TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire ActionSign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Advertise with The Best of LKN! Click HERE to learn more!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
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120: The Mill Cyclery - Meet Lou and Laura Gregori In this episode, we’re featuring The Mill Cyclery, the newest full-service bicycle shop in Mooresville. Owners Lou and Laura Gregori join me to share the story of their small business journey. I was able to record this episode on location at the bike shop with Lou and Laura, which was fun. Kathleen Martin with LKN Images also joined us to snap a few candid photos and photos of the space, which I really appreciate. Lou and Laura give shoutouts to several local small businesses, including all of the businesses located at Merino Mill alongside The Mill Cyclery.As always, I want to thank you so much for following The Best of LKN podcast. Enjoy getting to know Lou and Laura Gregori, the owners of The Mill Cyclery.The Mill Cyclery500 South Main StreetSuite 104Mooresville, NC 28115(704) 412-2077Shoutouts:King Canary Brewing Co.Defined CoffeeRide CLTTarheel TrailblazersMountain Creek ParkAlino PizzeriaMbrace StudioSimon Sinek TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire ActionSign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Advertise with The Best of LKN! Click HERE to learn more!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
119: Community Singers of Lake Norman with Charles Morrow In this episode, I sit down with Charles Morrow. He’s the Musical Director of The Community Singers of Lake Norman, a nonprofit organization that brings together members of the Lake Norman community to form one of the area’s largest singing groups. Charles shares the story of how the Comunity Singers of Lake Norman got its start and their plans for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. He also shares how you can get involved with the group.Community Singers of Lake NormanWatch the TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson HERE.Shoutouts:Cain Center for the ArtsHuntersville UMCMasterworks School of the ArtsWoodring FarmBurgess Supply CompanyParks InsuranceJohn Allen DDSOld Store ProduceAdvertise with The Best of LKN! Click HERE to learn more!Sign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
118: Whole30 Recap with Coach Andrea Sharp Before beginning my Whole30 reset, I had my Whole30 Coach, Andrea Sharp, join me for an episode on the podcast. I wanted to share the process with our listeners here on the podcast, but I also wanted to hold myself accountable by announcing the goal publicly. Openly committing to the process gave me a lot of needed motivation. That was episode 103, released back in April. If you’re interested in the Whole 30 process, and you haven’t had a listen to that episode, I recommend circling back and checking it out.In this episode, Andrea and I catch up for a quick recap of my experience with the Whole30 reset. She shares some advice on getting back on track when we deviate too far from the habits formed during the reset. Andrea also shares a special offer for new Whole30 clients in partnership with Mbrace Studio, so be sure to listen until the end to learn about that offer.Mbrace Studio | MbraceWhole30CoachShoutouts:The Herbal Antidote - CorneliusDavidson Provision CompanyBalanced Body SolutionsSign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Advertise with The Best of LKN! Click HERE to learn more!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
117: Luhrs Wicked Wicks - Candles with a Cause In this episode, we’re featuring a local small business that’s on a mission to make a positive impact on families facing an autism diagnosis and individuals with special needs. Suzzie, Erik, and Mary Ellen Luhrs are the founders of Luhrs Wicked Wicks, a craft candle company based in Huntersville. Their slogan is “candles with a cause.” A percentage of the proceeds from their candle sales is donated to the Autism Strong Foundation. Luhrs Wicked WicksShoutouts to local businesses and organizations:Davidson Provision CompanyChoate ConstructionBuild Strong CharlotteAutism Strong FoundationDearness Gardens - HuntersvilleFresh Market Produce - DenverLavender BoutiqueSurprise Me - BelmontThe Perfect Home & GiftSign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Advertise with The Best of LKN! Click HERE to learn more!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
116: Cool Kids Clubhouse - Meet Melissa Scott and Liz Mills In this episode I’m featuring another great local nonprofit that’s working hard at supporting families that are fighting childhood cancer. Melissa Scott is the Managing Director at Cool Kids Clubhouse in Huntersville, and she joins us to share the story behind Cool Kids Clubhouse. Their mission is devoted to improving the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients, survivors, and their families by focusing on the academic, social, and emotional needs brought on by a cancer diagnosis.Also joining us is Liz Mills. Liz helped me connect with Melissa and Cool Kids Clubhouse and she has been working in support of Cool Kids Clubhouse for several years. Liz also shares the story of how she was inspired to go to work supporting families coping with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Cool Kids Clubhouse9601 Holly Point DriveSuite 102Huntersville, NC 28078(704) 997-5701Shoutouts to these local businesses and organizations:EAA Chapter 309 (Charlotte)Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAMThe JEM ProjectMetrolina GreenhousesNovant HealthDiamonds DirectWhit’s Frozen CustardButtermilk Sky Pie Shop - Birkdale VillageHirschfeld Marketing SolutionsD9 Brewing Company - Lake NormanSign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Advertise with The Best of LKN! Click HERE to learn more!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
115: FeedNC - Meet Executive Director Lara Ingram In this episode, I sit down with Lara Ingram. She is the Executive Director at FeedNC - a local area nonprofit organization that is helping feed those in need through our local communities. In addition to providing hot meals, FeedNC has developed several initiatives to help those in need, including:Culinary Job Training ProgramsCommunity Cooking DemonstrationsA Grocery StoreMobile PantriesCateringAnd More!Lara shares the story of FeedNC and the exciting news for the future of the organization. Listeners, I’m so glad you’re joining us for this very special episode. Enjoy getting to know Lara Ingram and FeedNC.FeedNC275 S. Broad Street Mooresville, NC 28115(704) 660-9010Shoutouts:SoundVisionLKN ImagesThe Venues at Langtree (Chris Boukedes)The Dale Jr. FoundationVictory Lanes MooresvilleSecond Harvest Food Bank of MetrolinaAdvertise with The Best of LKN! Click HERE to learn more!Sign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
114: The Venues at Langtree with Chris Boukedes In this episode of the podcast, I sit down with Chris Boukedes to talk about his amazing Mooresville property, The Venues at Langtree. Chris shares how he was inspired by the property years ago, and how he was able to acquire the property in 2021. Chris shares all The Venues have to offer currently, as well as a little insight into the vision he has for the future of the property. I enjoyed meeting with Chris in person at The Venues to record this episode, and many thanks to LKN Images with Kathleen Martin for joining us to shoot some photos. OK, friends, let’s get right into this episode and learn all about The Venues at Langtree.The Venues at Langtree554 Langtree RoadMooresville, NC 28117(704) 897-7232Chris also joined us back in Episode 49 | BoatYard Lake NormanAdvertise with The Best of LKN! Click HERE to learn more!Sign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
113: Carolina Cruising Charters - Meet Captain Matt In this episode, I sit down with the owner of Carolina cruising Charters, Captain Matt. Carolina Cruising Charters is an all-inclusive boat charter service serving Lake Norman. Carolina Cruising Charters takes the stress and worry out of boating on the lake. Gone are the days of renting a boat and drawing straws to see who’s going to drive it, or flipping a coin to see who’s going to pay the fuel bill at the end of the day.Carolina Cruising Charters is the choice for boaters who want to relax and enjoy their time on the lake and leave the work to a licensed captain.Listen in as Captain Matt shares the story behind Carolina Cruising Charters.Carolina Cruising ChartersShoutouts:Carolina Watersports & MarineStay Lake NormanLaurel Belle Photography & BrandingSign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
112: Meet Michelle McKoy - Interior Designer and Founder of Michelle McKoy Designs In this episode, I sit down with one of Lake Norman’s most successful interior designers, Michelle McKoy - the owner of Michelle McKoy Designs. Michelle shares the story of her small business journey, which like most small business journeys, began in an unexpected way. Michelle McKoy Designs (Houzz)IG: @michellemckoydesigns    Shoutouts to these local businesses:SoundVisionEMI Master FinishersTiffany RingwaldSerena ApostalSara Brennan InteriorsAlly Whalen DesignStarr Miller DesignKelly Cruz InteriorsSpivey ConstructionPippin Home DesignsLKN Currents MagazineSew UnordinaryLilly & GraceA Cut Above Stone WorksCarolina Tile & StoneCarolinas Custom Kitchen & BathSign up for The Best of LKN Email Newsletter HERE!Special thanks to our sponsors:Sodoma Law NorthBlumengärten FloristClean Eatz Cafes - Lake NormanJuelerye Fine Gifts & ArtRefresh Medical SpaEleven Lakes Brewing Co.SoundVisionJohn Hassell - Farm Bureau InsuranceHoffman Lending TeamThe Sarver Group - Keller Williams RealtyLKN ImagesSupport the show
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