LKNConnect® is offering a series of webinars each Tuesday at 10 am, bringing local to life with business and community strategies during this crisis. Zoom meetings are typically 30 to a maximum of 45 minutes depending upon the number of speakers. Each speaker gives a short presentation of what things have changed for them and how they are coping. There is a short Q&A after each speaker. Business speakers are offering special discounts for attendees. (Note: discount codes are not shared on the video.) If you miss a meeting, feel free to view the video below.





Business Strategies – Preparing for the New Normal – Brain and Body Tune-Up

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

(30 minute meeting)


Margi Kyle, Director of Non-Profits for, invites you to join us Tuesday, May 19th at 10:00 am for our Zoom 30 minute Business Strategies meeting: Body and Brain Tune-up!

Our first guest is Wayne Coolidge, Jr. Wayne is an innovative health promotion scholar-practitioner, author, and speaker. He specializes in designing lifestyle-optimization strategies that result in anti-aging, chronic disease prevention, pain management, nutritional health, fat loss, and fitness. He will give us a Body Tune-UP!

Our second guest is Jonathan Marlowe. Jonathan is one of two Senior Pastors (along with his wife Angela) at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius. He has been a pastor in North Carolina for 26 years and served a variety of different churches in the Charlotte, Salisbury, and Greensboro areas. Giving us a Brain Tune-up!


Pastor Jonathan Marlow’s 3 Stages of Growth Chart


Margi Kyle’s advertisement for Brain & Body Tune-Up


Community Webinar – Phase I Re-openings

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

(45 minute meeting)

LKNConnect Presents a Community Webinar: Phase I re-openings

Speakers: Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox, Executive Director Debbie O’Handley from Hope House, and Digital Marketing Expert Derek Fitzgerald from IronHeart Tech.


Our panelists

The state’s stay-at-home order expires this Friday, May 8th. Re-opening our businesses and the economy will happen in phases. Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox will give us an update on what Phase I looks like for the Town of Davidson. Read a summary of the latest town updates in this week’s Local Government.

Executive Director Debbie O’Handley of the Hope House Foundation will let us know how they are helping the community and what they need. Hope House Foundation was LKNConnect’s Outstanding Non-Profit for October 2019. Read our four-part series here.

Digital Marketing Expert Derek Fitzgerald of IronHeart Tech will be sharing tips on the best methods for letting your customers know about your products and/or services during Phase I and beyond. IronHeart Tech is a strategic partner of LKNConnect. Read more here.



NOTE: Click below to download Mayor Knox’s Phase One Re-Opening pdf:

Davidson-Covid-19 ReOpening Phase I


Mooresville Reopening Phases

Mooresville-Reopening Plans – Phase 1



Margi Kyle’s advertisement for Phase I re-openings webinar




Business Strategies – Successful Re-openings

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

(30 minute meeting)


IMage Courtesy: Alan AdlerAlan Adler is an executive coach, business consultant, and speaker. He specializes in helping people start a business, improve an existing business, advance in their current job, or discover new opportunities. Alan has worked for both large and small busine
sses. As an entrepreneur, he has founded and grown Touch Tone Access, Inc., Call Processing Solutions, Inc., and Alan Adler & Associates, LLC.
You can find his books, Getting the Fish to Swim to YOU & Keeping Them in YOUR Boat, and UpStream, on Alan lives in Huntersville, NC with his wife Mindy. They have two grown children, two grandchildren, and a rescue dog named Bentley.


Image Courtesy: George PaulGeorge Paul III is a branding expert and award-winning designer. He’s the Founder of Seize the Brand, an education platform designed to empower business owners by leveraging the power of branding to realize business and life goals.




Margi Kyle’s advertisement for Business Strategies – Successful Re-openings





Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Bringing Local to Life



Popcorn DaveLKN Kettle Me Krazy is providing hand-crafted flavors of popcorn like Roasted Movie Theater Butter Popcorn, Kettle Corn, Caramel Corn and more—giving popcorn lovers a unique experience while watching their favorite entertainment at home. (Featured at

Lara Ingram, Executive Director of Feed NC in Mooresville, is guiding what has become a huge operation providing food for the hungry in the Lake Norman region during this time of crisis. Feed NC (formerly known as the Mooresville Soup Kitchen) was LKNConnect’s Outstanding Non-Profit for January 2020.

Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla is directing the Town of Huntersville with efficiency and compassion. He will give us an update about what’s happening and what we can expect in the near future.

Margi Kyle’s advertisement for this webinar



Tuesday, April 21st: Making and Saving Memories

Image Courtesy: LKNConnect

LKNConnect sponsors B2B seminar on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Speakers: John McHugh of Ocaid Photography and Ed McCutcheon of TruErity Digital

Event Photographer John McHugh, of Ocaid Photography, describes the complete change in his business strategy since there are no events being held at this time. He’ll talk about how to organize your photos so you can enjoy your memories.

Ed McCutcheon, of TruErity Digital, will describe the new procedures he has in place to continue to work with your old photos, tapes, film, and other obsolete technologies. He will describe how he can digitize your old memories to share in these modern times.

LKNConnect will announce a special program it is offering to all businesses during this time of uncertainty. The offer is designed to help local businesses establish an online presence quickly and easily. E-Commerce is a great way to ensure against natural disasters.






April 14th: The Silver Lining in the Current Crisis

Speakers: Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam, Katie Stankiewicz, and Wes Choplin

We are entering the third week of North Carolina’s state-wide, stay-at-home order. Our community is adapting to the new normal. On Tuesday, April 14th, from 10am to 10:45am, LKNConnect presents three speakers via Zoom who have the resilience to be optimistic during this time of crisis.

Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam has kept the town’s operations running—adapting to each new set of restrictions with hope and efficiency; Katie Stankiewicz, CPC, Owner of Willow Equine, talks about the changes to her business—an unconventional approach to talk therapy using horses that has helped many veterans; and Chef Wes Choplin, Chef/Owner of Choplin’s Steak & Seafood who has reinvented his menus for curbside pickup including “Soul Warming Plates” — offering delicious comfort food.




April 7th: Coping with the New Normal

Speaker: Dave Wigfield, Ace Handyman Services

Dave Wigfield of Ace Handyman Services in Mooresville, NC discusses the business marketing and strategy changes that he has made to adapt to the new COVID-19 virus restrictions.




March 31: Lake Norman Business Leaders Adjusting to the New Normal

Speakers: John Kepner, Jennifer Brulé, Jon Dressler, and Margi Kyle

LKNConnect presents the first presentation in the Bringing Local to Life series. We feature four local business leaders and how they have “changed” their business practices in order to continue service the Lake Norman community. John Kepner from Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Chef Jennifer Brulé from Davidson Ice House, Restauranteur Jon Dressler, and Interior Designer Margi Kyle.