Statesville NC – Where it all comes together!

Our new logo says it all – “Where it all comes together.”  There are so many people coming together in Statesville to ensure our town survives and thrives in the coming years and we should all be proud of the work they do.  I would like to recognize the  The City of Statesville, Downtown Statesville, The Statesville Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Greater Statesville Development Corporation for working together for the good of our city.  It has been a rough few years for our city and our schools but we continue to move forward and make plans for a brighter future.  Yes, we have lost many jobs due to businesses closing but these entities work hard every day to bring business back to Statesville and to support the the current companies that are still going strong.  We have lots to be proud of and to look forward to in the very near future. 

Here are a few happenings in Statesville that we can all be a part of:


PANEL DISCUSSION:  BUSINESS IN STATESVILLE/Iredell County Today and Tomorrow is a discussion jointly coordinated by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Statesville Development Corporation. This event will be an opportunity to hear from the top CEOs in the area as to how/where their business is successful today, the challenges they currently face and how they view success 2-3 years down the road.  We will have two panel discussions:  One panel will feature CEO’s of local service industry organizations while the second panel will feature CEO’s of area manufacturers. 

     Our hope is to better understand the economic impact of local service and manufacturing sectors while better defining the common challenges faced.   To register for the event which will be held at the Statesville Civic Center, $10 per person, please call the Chamber office at 704-873-2892 for a reservation or email

FRIDAY AFTER 5 CONCERTS:  Need a release after a long day at work?  Come on out to the Friday after Five Concert Series sponsored by Piedmont Health Care.  The street in front of Mitchell Community College is blocked off so that that stage can be set up and the tents with food, beverages (yes- beer and wine) and local businesses can display their products.  A fun “rockin” time for all ages.  Here is the schedule for the remaining concerts.

STREETSCAPE PROJECT:  The much anticipated downtown streetscape plan has begun and things are taking shape.  Although they are a little behind schedule, the changes are looking wonderful to our downtown.  The finished product will be well worth the wait and the dust.  I know many are upset about the parallel parking but I consider it a challenge. I have to say, I am getting pretty good at parallel parking! 

CHAMBERDEALS.ORG:  Help your community, your schools and save a few bucks all at the same time!  Sign up for and get at least 40% off retail prices for tons of great stuff and services.  Deals are emailed to you every week.  I have already purchased the frozen Yogurt deal! 


I am proud to be a Statesville Resident and if we all do just a little bit to make where we live a better place, we can overcome anything and thrive in any economic climate!  We were not named All American City twice for nothing!  Go Statesville.

Greater Statesville Development Corporation – Statesville North Carolina, Troutman NC, Lake Norman, North Iredell County, Industrial Business Site Locator | Business Relocation


All American City Statesville-Mooresville Ranked No. 1 Micropolitan Area by Site Selection Magazine.  Read Site Selection article.

This is something Statesville can really be proud of as well as being All American City for 2009!  Go Statesville!  The future is bright and expansion is just around the corner.

Greater Statesville Development Corporation – Statesville North Carolina, Troutman NC, Lake Norman, North Iredell County, Industrial Business Site Locator | Business Relocation



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Statesville Kicks off FRIDAY AFTER FIVE!


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They came out in droves and filled the streets for the first “Friday after Five”  celebration sponsored by Peidmont Healtcare.  The weather was perfect and the music made you want to kick off your shoes and tap your toes!  The west end of Broad Street was closed off to cars around 3:00 to make way for the expected crowd and set up.  A large stage was set on the end for Sammy O’Banion and Mardi Gras to entertain the crowd, tents were set up along the sides for the food and fun.  Hot dogs and Hamburgers were served by the local boys scouts, beer and wine for the adults, and animal balloons and face painting for the young at heart. 


Local volunteers also manned a tent to sell t-shirts and magnets for the “All American City” fundraiser.  They were there to raise money to send the presenting group to Tampa Florida in June in hopes the our city would be named one of the top 10 All American Cities in the country.  Statesville is currently one of 32 in the finals!  The last time we had this honor was in 1997 and it is well overdue.  With the new Boys and Girls Club facility, the new Fifth Street Ministries shelter and the work done by          our chances are great.  The city is also sending the Stateville High School drum line to Florida to kick off the “Many Beats, One Rythem” campaigne.  We wish them all the best of luck!
Come out and join the residents of Statesville and many others on the next Friday after Five on June 12th.  Bring your chairs and your dancin shoes! 

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Sonya Leonard, Realtor®, ABR, GRI
Exit Home Team Realty

 Statesville NC Real Estate, Statesville NC Sonya Leonard of Exit Home Team Realty is your local real estate expert in Statesville North Carolina.  Specializing in working with buyers and sellers of Residential homes and land.  The Statesville Real Estate Guide provides free access to individualized home searches for all homes in Statesville, Mooresville, Troutman, Lake Norman and the entire Lake Norman Area.  Explore buyer and seller reports, community resources, new home communities and be sure to sign up for your personal home search.  Let Sonya help you INVEST in Real Estate and you Future!