Monday, May 19, 2008

Cornelius Bromont Completes Purchase Of Property For The Village At Lake Norman

Cornelius Bromont, LLC, Completes Purchase
Of Property For The Village At Lake Norman

For Immediate Release May 19, 2008

CORNELIUS, NC - Cornelius Bromont, LLC has completed the purchase of
104 acres in Cornelius and Mecklenburg County, to be the future site of
the Village of Lake Norman. The project is part of an overall mixed
use development that involves construction of office, residential,
retail and hotel facilities.

In addition the developers plan to construct about $80 million in
roadway improvements, including the widening of I-77, a new Exit 27 at
Westmoreland Road, widening of U.S. 21, a new flyover bridge taking the
realigned Bailey Road across I-77, additional roadway construction west
of the interstate, intersection and signal improvements, and more. The
roadway improvements require further approvals by local, state and
federal highway officials, which are currently being pursued by the
developers and their team.

On-site construction will include retail space, Class A office space, a
250-room full service hotel with banquet facilities and a 100-room
boutique hotel, as well as high-end residences above retail.

Cornelius Bromont has partnered with the BUILD Fund of America to
provide mezzanine financing for the project and Fifth Third as an
additional lender. The amount of the purchase was not announced.

"We are very pleased to have passed this important milestone," said
Josh Rector, project manager and Senior Vice President for Cornelius
Bromont. "We are now proceeding to complete the engineering and
architectural plans, and most importantly the necessary transportation
improvement approvals. Members of our team are also talking with
several potential tenants. We hope to begin physical construction by
the end of 2009."

"This is such a great opportunity for the North Carolina building
trades," said Tim Nichols, Director of Marketing at Labor-Management
Fund Advisors, LLC, the real estate advisor to the BUILD Fund of
America. "The Village at Lake Norman is just one example of how the
BUILD Fund of America invests back into the jurisdictions from where it
receives funding. Not only is this a great opportunity for union
members in the area to invest in such a lucrative project, but they and
their families will also be able to patronize and enjoy the Village at
Lake Norman for many years to come."

About Cornelius Bromont, LLC

Cornelius Bromont, LLC, is a partnership of Bromont Investments of
Scottsdale, AZ, and Carlsen Douglas Development of Huntersville, NC.
Both firms have over 30 years experience in real estate and commercial
development. Bromont has won national awards for the design and quality
of its buildings. More information on Cornelius Bromont is available at

About the BUILD Fund of America

The Building Union Investment and Local Development ("BUILD") Fund of
America is a commingled real estate fund that provides pension funds
the opportunity to diversify their existing stock and bond portfolios
with to-be-built institutional quality real estate projects located in
their jurisdictions. The mission of the BUILD Fund of America is to
earn competitive market-driven returns by investing in to-be-built or
significantly rehabilitated real estate projects that increase market
share for union labor and signatory contractors. The BUILD Fund of
America, which includes investments by U.S. labor union members,
requires that union labor be used to construct the project. Therefore,
this project is expected to create a significant amount of jobs for
union labor and contractors. Details at


Media Contact: Buck Lawrimore, Lawrimore Communications Inc.,

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Robotic Comedienne Takes More Stoic Role in Shakespeare Classic

CHARLOTTE – Meghan Lowther, cast member with Robot Johnson
(, has been cast in the role of Benvolio in
Shakespeare on the Green's production of Romeo and Juliet. The
tragicomic turn is nothing new for this comedienne, who's been featured
in plays like The House of Yes, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress and
The Expanding Sky with companies like BareBones Theatre Group and

Romeo and Juliet will play June 5 – 27 at The Green Uptown, located
adjacent to Three Wachovia Center. For more information please visit

Robot Johnson is Charlotte's premier sketch comedy troupe, giving the
Queen City good humor by bad people. Shows are on Friday and Saturday
nights at 8:00 and 10:00 pm starting May 16th at the Duke Power
Theatre, part of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. For more
information, please visit or call 704-640-ROJO

N.C. Business Leader Launches Fishing Lodge in Patagonia

'Patagonia Fishing Hosts' Launched In Argentinian
Fisherman's Paradise By N.C. Business Leader and Local Guides
For Immediate Release May 2008

The Andes-backed rivers and lakes around Cholila in the Patagonia area
of Argentina are considered by experienced fly-fishing insiders to be
the angling paradise of the Western Hemisphere.
In Cholila decades ago, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid escaped to
a rural shack, far away from the reaches of U.S. lawmen. Today
fly-fishing enthusiasts from the U.S. and northern Latin America escape
the pressures of the urban world and stay in a few remote lodges like
the one recently opened by a North Carolina retired business executive
and Patagonia fishing guides.
They call their operation Patagonia Fishing Hosts
( and their lodge the Carrileufu
Valley Lodge.
"This gives people the chance to experience first-hand the legendary
Patagonian fly fishing dreams," said founder John B. Bell Jr., an
experienced angler, retired CEO of John Boyle & Co. in Statesville, NC,
with numerous business interests worldwide. "With crystal-clear lakes
and flowing rivers surrounded by the beautiful Andes mountains, the
area around Cholila looks a lot like Montana 70 years ago – beautiful,
natural and unspoiled. And the fish are abundant in these waters which
are just minutes from our lodge."
Bell is a longtime member and supporter of both Trout Unlimited and
the Federation of Fly Fishers, who have endorsed his enterprise. "This
is the essence of great, great fly fishing," he declares
enthusiastically. "Always catch and release. World class guides, new
equipment, lots of smart and hungry trout, streamside 'gaucho lunches,'
plus fine dining and wine, Argentine style, at the end of each
rewarding day."
Carrileufu Valley Lodge is a rustic, fully furnished retreat that
accommodates a maximum of 10 guests at a time to ensure a high level of
personal service. It has five double rooms each with a private bath, a
full kitchen, an authentic Patagonian chef, a fireside gathering room,
and many other amenities.
"This is truly a fisherman's lodge," Bell said, "patterned after some
of the best in Montana, Wyoming and Quebec, although thoroughly
Argentine at heart. Fishing activities include overnight float trips,
spring creeks, plus a great selection of lakes and rivers. Trout
species include book, brown, rainbow and landlock salmon.
"Carrileufu Valley Lodge offers a unique location that greatly reduces
travel time from the lodge to select fishing water," Bell noted. "You
will see lots of fish and wildlife in this area but very few people
besides your fishing group.
"Cholila is easily accessible by air and vehicle, usually flying
through Buenos Aires to Bariloche or Esquel. And as a convenience for
our guests, we offer transportation from the airport to the lodge,
including beautiful scenery along the way."
A number of avid U.S. fly fishermen fish in Montana and other northern
areas in May through September, then move down to Patagonia to fish in
its warm months, November through April, Bell explained. "Our new lodge
helps create an endless season for North American and European fly
Patagonia Fishing Hosts is managed in Cholila by Pancho Panzer, an
experienced, college-educated Patagonian fly-fishing guide, who is
fluent in English. Panzer's team, all bilingual, includes other
professional guides, skilled cooks, and a full maintenance staff.
A typical Patagonia Fishing Hosts package includes six fishing days
and seven nights of lodging, for about $4,000 dollars US each person,
sharing a room with another fisherman, and sharing a guide. Air travel
is additional. Guests can request individual rooms and guides for
additional cost.
Cholila has a romantic history. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
escaped U.S. law enforcement by living there for years in the early
1900s – until their ill-gotten money started running low and they had
to return to "work," robbing more banks. Some believe they were killed
in a shoot-out, and others believe they escaped and lived to a ripe old
age. Their cabin is 20 miles away from the Carrileufu Valley Lodge.
Other area attractions include:
- Museum "LeLeque Estancia," about one hour driving distance from the
lodge, featuring artifacts and information about Patagonia history
- The old Patagonia Express train, which rides a very narrow track
through the mountainous country, powered by a smoke-blowing steam
- El Bolson's famous artisans fair an hour away
- Bird watching for beautiful flamingos and condors
- Horseback riding and hiking in the many trails around the area
"A trip to Patagonia is a total experience," Bell concluded. "Absorb
the culture, the food, the friendly people, and their beautiful country
and, of course lots and lots of great fishing."
For more information, visit or
call Pancho Panzer at 0054-2945-1553332.
Editors: Attached is a photo of Carrileufu Valley Lodge.
For more information and additional high-res photos of Patagonia
contact PR Representative Buck Lawrimore,
Lawrimore Inc., Charlotte NC, 704-332-4344,

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Charlotte Firm Launches Online Ebook Store

Lawrimore Launches Online Ebook Store
May 14, 2008

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte marketing firm Lawrimore Communications
Inc. has launched a new online ebook store,, selling
low-cost ebooks on a wide variety of topics. Ebook authors are also
invited to submit their works.
"Ebooks are in great demand because they allow people who are
searching for information to download them immediately, versus waiting
several days for the books to arrive by mail or express," said
Lawrimore Communications president Buck Lawrimore.
"As the author of several ebooks sold on different websites, I wanted
one central location to sell my ebooks as well as those of others.
We've also started adding ebooks written by several freelance writers
we know, and welcome submissions by other writers, even if they have
written only one ebook.", on the web at, features over
100 ebooks in categories such as Business & Strategy, Foods and Drinks
(including cookbooks), Health, Internet Marketing, Web Developing,
Money Making, Occasion, Blogging and more. Other categories will be
added depending on what authors submit. Visitors to the site can also
download several free ebooks, available at the bottom of different
pages on the site.
Lawrimore Communications Inc., online at, is a
full-service Charlotte marketing and strategic consulting firm founded
in 1979. Buck Lawrimore is the author of ebooks about "Marketing
Strategy" available on the company website; "Dynamic Strategic
Planning" at ; and several
For more information, email ebooks (at)