Entries by Michael J. Solender

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UNCC PLAN CHARLOTTE – To Build a Better City – Build a Better Block

Sometimes, to build a better city – a city built for residents, not for cars or absentee landlords or development financiers – you start with just a city block. That’s the approach tactical urbanist Jason Roberts takes, all over the country. He works with neighborhood residents and together they install something – admittedly temporary – […]

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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER – How to Make Aging at Home Work

Two years ago, Jean Wolfe’s ability to stay in her home was in jeopardy. She took a bad fall in her bathroom, breaking several ribs and experiencing a collapsed lung that landed her in the intensive care unit. At 80 years-old, the Huntersville resident is like many aging seniors, in declining health yet determined to […]

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CONNECT ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE – Talking Tahoe with Caesars Entertainment VP Jordan Clark

Had Jordan Clark not pursued a career in hospitality management, he likely would have become a teacher. Clark, vice president of sales for Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment, is always looking for ways to educate the next generation of hospitality industry professionals. A former Mentor of the Year supporting students at the William F. Harrah College […]

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CHARLOTTE HAPPENINGS – Root for the Home Teams

Charlotte’s got a lot for sports fans to cheer about. Charlotte’s professional sports scene lights up scoreboards across Crown Town the way planes take off and land at Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Often and with a full complement of patrons on board. Whether you’re a Charlotte native cheering on your favorite team for decades […]