Publisher’s Perspective – February 2024

Dear Readers,

As we usher in February, I extend a warm invitation for you to curl up and unwind with a cup of coffee or tea as you delve into our latest issue. I trust that you will find as much joy in reading it as our amazing team did in crafting its contents. It’s truly a pleasure to do what I love and love what I do, each and every day! 

Our cover features the remarkable Susan Dolan, a dear friend and advertising partner. Dive into her captivating journey in real estate on page 28 for an insightful read.

Join me in extending a warm welcome to Cain Center for the Arts, one of our newest advertising partners. Explore their feature on page 14 and catch their ad on page 39, highlighting the incredible lineup of events in February.

LKN Magazine also welcomes the incredible Nicole Smith, CEO and Founder of JMS Creative Leadership Solutions, on page 72. Join Nicole on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8th, at the High Vibe Summit at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus in Charlotte. Find more about this event on page 27.

Turn to page 36 for The Coach’s Corner with Matt Doherty in conversation with Olympic Gold Medalist and Mooresville resident Dan Jansen.

Finally, a heartfelt welcome to long-time friends and advertising partners Cheri and Justin Lingafelt. They’re embarking on a new chapter in our community, and we are thrilled to witness their story unfold. Explore their letter to the community on page 71 to read more!

A big shoutout to our family members celebrating birthdays, especially Pop Pop Charlie’s milestone 90th birthday later this month (read more on page 64). My baby girl and editor, Brooke Eagle, turns 34 later this month – doesn’t seem possible. Also, a belated celebration to my hubby and right-hand man, Tim. My son, Tanner, who crafts our amazing 919 BBQ Column, my mom and #1 ambassador for the magazine as well as both of my brothers, Mike and Brent, who all had January birthdays!

Here’s to finding LOVE in all the right places, forever and always.





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