LKN Connect is a powerful website designed to bring together all that make Lake Norman a great place to live and work. Here’s how it works.

Our shopping portal, which is exclusively dedicated to local small businesses, will make it easier than ever for you to buy locally and then have it shipped to your door. Our business listings can point you to the perfect professional right here in Lake Norman.

Local Business Listings

Contact our sales team to learn more!

email us at or call us at 800.990.7937

Our community section features stories about what it’s like to live and work here so that you’ll know where to dine, catch a great band, or find something fun to do. Also, we share advice from local professionals about topics ranging from wellness to real estate to finances, and more!

Share Local Events

Contact our events team to learn more!

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Monthly Unique Visitors

We are working hard around the clock to provide valuable content that is sure to drive unique visitors to the LKNConnect Community and Marketplace.


Our Readers

Our readers are primarily women in the 45 to 64 age range. LKNConnect is an upbeat, online magazine that gives them a positive respite to their busy day. Our growing numbers confirm this! During 2020, we had over 3500 main page views per month on a consistent basis. January 2021 was over 3700.


Social Media Reach

When people see your business in one of our articles or posts they have the chance to”like” and “share” your business listings, events, and “advertorial” style articles. You will gain new customers from the increased exposure. Our team is dedicated to helping local business in the LKN region to gain marketing momentum by offering a valuable centralized and convenient community portal.




Dr. Douglas Fitzgerald

Founder, CEO LKN Connect

↑ Educator, Musician, Professor, Organizational Mgmt, Social Change – Committed to helping others reach their full potential.


John McHugh


↑ Photographer, Musician, Ex Senior Geek, and well grounded in the Lake Norman Community for the past 6 years!


David Beard

Sales & Business Development

↑ David’s “happy place” is spending quality time with Karen, his wife of 42 years. He has a passion for helping people and enjoys playing music in various groups at his church. Due to lack of sports fields in the area, David built a full size baseball field on his property and enjoys watching his grandchildren and their teammates practice each night.


Margi Kyle

Director of Non-Profits

↑ Founder of of the non-profit Little Smiles NC.

For over 45 years, this remarkable captivating woman has built an astounding portfolio from the ever-important “designer’s perspective”. Never idle, this professional interior designer has contributed to this industry as an interior designer, television host, mentor, keynote speaker, educator, and writer.  Margi has taught interior design of over 40 years and is the executive director for We Make Color Easy, The Dewey Color System.


Jodi Fitzgerald

Advisory Board

↑ She is grandmother who thinks she is young. When she was a single mom of three, she became a Registered Nurse. Fourteen years later, she earned her law degree and practiced mostly workers compensation and guardianship/competency law in Florida. Now, she is happily retired and likes to hangout at Chicos.


Wayne Coolidge, Jr. M.Ed.

Health and Wellness Coach

↑ Author, speaker, and innovative Health Promotion Scholar-Practitioner.


Ellen Stafford

Managing Editor

↑ Editor, writer.