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Charlotte Welcomes Chaquita Brands and a New Film Project

December 1st, 2011 Listed Under: Living Here

The Charlotte Video Project

“A modern progressive city rich with Southern culture,” says filmmaker Scott Lazes, co-founder of the Charlotte Video Project.  I heard Scott and his partner Kevin Beatty on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks describe their project, to create 100 short videos cataloging Charlotte culture between now and the Democratic National Convention- that’s a lot of videos!   What a great idea.  Thank you to Charlotte Magazine for supporting this effort.

I wrote and produced my first Charlotte video 4 years ago this month, to let newcomers see Charlotte for what it is- a modern city in the South. Maybe, just maybe Scott and Kevin can bat down years of  stereotypes  created in film- you know the ones about the South,from the Dukes of Hazard to Andy of Mayberry.

Meet Kevin and Scott in the video below


Welcome Chiquita!!

Chiquita Brands International Announces they are moving their global headquarters to Charlotte!

This will bring an estimated 417 high paying jobs to Charlotte by 2014- city and state supplied 22 Million in incentives to lure the banana giant to Charlotte. With no future address specified, no doubt, commercial real estate brokers are working overtime as Uptown vies with suburban Southpark and Ballantyne for the headquarters.

The two cited reasons were the heavy subsidies, and once again Charlotte Douglas Airport. “Greater access to foreign flights, and the assortment of those flights should save Chiquita more than $4million a year in operating costs, ” said CEO Fernando Aguirre.


Terry McDonald
I'm the owner/team leader of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered real estate brokers here in Charlotte NC. A transplanted Washinghtonian, my family and I came from the NYC area in 1993.
Terry McDonald
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    This is good news for Charlotte residents.

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