Apr 20, 2015 - News

Agenda for Monday April 20: What exactly did we bring back?

Hello Monday.

My wife was ready to attack the day yesterday morning at 6:45 am. I wasn’t sure why she was so eager to head to Target. Didn’t make sense to me. Then it did. Lilly Pulitzer. Yes, Lilly hit Target this weekend and the buzz was only rivaled by the South End Publix opening. My wife arrive at the Metropolitan Target at 7:09, too late to grab Lilly items (which I’m thankful for), but she did pick up some much needed Bounty paper towels and Munchkins from DD (which I’m thankful for). Anyways.

VITALS

Today’s Weather: 78. Windy and a 75% chance of rain + t-storms.
Today’s Stat: 6,460,648. Number of passengers that traveled through our airport in January and February.
Today’s Job: Field Marketing Manager at Newk’s. Go.
Today’s Charlottean: Kimberly Reynolds, Media and Community Relations Manager at Publix, for being part of the team that ran a dominant grand opening in South End on Saturday.

ORIGINALS

The Hornets returned to Charlotte…but what exactly did we bring back?
Matt McKenzie goes beyond the rebranding. The teal, purple and white brought our home attendance to 19th in the NBA, up from 25th – but soon, we need to win.

The best day of my life: The grand opening of the Publix in South End
This made me LOL (for real) 2 times as I read it. Mary Gross leads us from 6:49 am to 7:48 am on her Saturday morning at Publix and introduces us to some amazing Publix peeps.

Super G is the United Nations of grocery stores and we love it
Even if you don’t read the story, at least view the photo of Katie Levans holding a watermelon-sized exotic thing called a jackfruit.

Charlotte ranked 6th and NC ranked 10th in human trafficking. How to stop this local terrorism.
Important op-ed by Paula Broadwell and Grace Eberle.

MODE is settling into their new office space and it’s gorgeous
Take a 14 photo tour of this Charlotte digital ad agency’s new digs close to Sycamore Brewing.

6 reasons why AIR® is dominating the Charlotte fitness scene
Laura Underwood talks about why she loves AIR® aerial fitness and owner Kerri Flannigan.

Big guys don’t do so well in the air. Miller tries AIR® aerial fitness
Miller Yoho sets aside his rule, “Big guys don’t do so well in the air” and finds himself loving it. Photos are so amazing.

TALKING POINTS

The Observer does a masterful job breaking down the “5 key factors in Charlotte’s mayoral race” – deep field, taxes/budget shortfall, streetcar, LGBT community, and potential primary runoff. Important.

NC ranks in top 10 for innovation according to an intense study by the Consumer Electronics Association. The Washington Post has a good summary and discusses the practices and policies that help drive state innovation.

Have an energetic Monday and if you need a new car, wait about a week and at least test drive the Tesla Model S at the new Tesla dealership opening in Mathews.

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