WBA Engages Membership, Looks For New Ways To Grow & Support Its Members

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WBA Corner – Monthly Recap & What’s In Store

Waxhaw Business Association meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the new location, The Dreamchaser’s Brewery, 115 E North Main St, Waxhaw, NC 28173.

Events Around Town
Check the Town of Waxhaw and Waxhaw Business Association Facebook pages to keep informed about upcoming events in the town and with town businesses. These events already took place.

May 18 – Waxhaw Kaleidoscope Fest. K-Fest is a one-day music, food, and arts festival that’s always held on the third Saturday of May.  

May 27 – Memorial Day Ceremony. Every year, Waxhaw remembers and honors those who have served our nation in the military and public services at the Waxhaw Military Wall.

June 7 – Jammin’ By The Tracks Concert Series. Aerial View performed. Bring a chair. Enjoy the tunes in downtown Waxhaw under the water tower on the first Friday of the month from May through October from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 12 & 21 – Waxhaw Fun Days in the Park

In the News – Rippington’s closed its doors after 18 years in business, and the previous owner of the building, Tim Cook, bought back the restaurant and is opening Capricci’s True Italian. Targeted opening date is August 1, following major interior renovations. Additionally, Chris Martinez purchased Black Chicken and is changing the restaurant’s name to Cork & Ale. Look for new signage soon, but expect the same quality food and drink you’re accustomed to enjoying at Black Chicken.

WBA Meeting Minutes

The WBA was visited by Town of Waxhaw Mayor Steve Maher, Downtown Business Development Manager Curt White, Permitting Office Manager Susan Lee, and NC Congressional 9th District Constituent Services Congressional Liaison, Linda Ferster.

The NC Congressional 9th District seat is currently vacant, but citizens with Federal issues – i.e., veterans, social security, SBA issues, etc. – may visit Ms. Ferster in Monroe, or contact her to meet in Waxhaw. Because the Congressional seat is vacant, they cannot currently assist with legislation.

Local representatives are always welcome at our events to discuss community issues – no campaigning!

The June 19 WBA breakfast meeting format was slightly different as the scheduled speaker had an unavoidable scheduling conflict. Members and guests enjoyed extended networking time, followed by a collaborative brainstorming session where members got to share and discuss the following: What do you like most about the WBA? What does your business need? Where does WBA have room for growth? Any other suggestions?

There was a high level of dialogue and engagement and the board has plans to review suggestions and decide what changes or improvements can be implemented.

The WBA also shared its Mission & Vision statements with all those in attendance.


The Waxhaw Business Association is a non-profit membership organization created to promote and advance the commercial and economic interests of its members, and to promote the Town of Waxhaw as a place that’s open for business.

To encourage, support, and promote Waxhaw’s thriving business community through education, networking, and communal gatherings. To strengthen Waxhaw’s business environment through personal relationships, and to make Waxhaw a better place to live, work, and play.

To create an environment for Waxhaw’s retailers, restaurants, service providers, and non-profit organizations to meet, collaborate, and foster relationships. To enhance the experience of all those who visit Waxhaw and our commercial establishments.


Congratulations to WBA Member Barry Steiger and Mario’s Italian Restaurant for winning 2019 Best of the Weeklies CMG Best Italian Restaurant in Matthews, NC!

Thanks to our table sponsor, Anna Blood with Blood Law. Bagels, donuts and coffee were provided by Dunkin’ of Waxhaw.

Our next meeting is July 17, 7:30 a.m. t0 9:00 a.m. at The Dreamchaser’s Brewery. Join us for a light breakfast and networking. Get the latest on what’s happening in the Waxhaw business community, and learn from an engaging speaker! Unfortunately, coffee will be the strongest beverage served.

If you’d like to join us as a first-time guest, reach out to a current member and ask to be invited to our monthly breakfast meeting. Membership is affordable at only $150 for the year for businesses and $75 for non-profits. WBA membership is tax deductible.

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