Small Business Spotlight: Recap

Since the premier issue of LKN Magazine, we’ve introduced you to some amazing businesses in the area. Here’s a recap of just a few – to entice you back for a visit, a call, or to shop online with them!

KTR Marine

With over 20 years experience in the marine industry, KTR Marine owners Todd and Kim Reynolds specialize in used boat sales, service of all types, upholstery, and restorations, making them an all-around, full-service marine dealership. Conveniently located near Denver, Charlotte, Mooresville, Cornelius, Lake Norman, and Hickory, their down-to-earth team of seven brings you the most sought after boat lines, quality parts, unique interiors, and all the experience you could possibly need to solve your service or mechanical issues. Whether you are a first-time buyer and new to the Lake Norman area, or an experienced boater, you’ll instantly become family at KTR Marine. “Our wide selection includes bowrider, deck boats, outboards, pontoons, ski/wake boats, and more,” says Todd. “We also bring in quality pre-owned boats offering the newest models including Bayliner, Chaparral, Cobalt Boats, Four Winns, Premier, Sea Ray, and Yamaha.” They also offer complete reupholstering services, a variety of flooring options including Sea Grass, Sea Deck, carpet, and vinyl, and canvas covers featuring bimini tops, cockpit & bow covers, full and partial enclosures, and individual seat covers. They can make a “lake call” or personal pick-up if your boat is in need of detailing. No matter what condition they find your boat in, it will be returned to you looking brand new! KTR Marine is located at 3840 Hwy 16N, in Denver, NC. Reach them at 828-312-1743, and learn more about their services at, including parts requests and service requests that can be submitted online. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday by appointment.



iTrip Charlotte

Husband and wife team Marco and Mary Ceccarelli, own and manage iTrip Charlotte, combining their varied backgrounds with a passion for world-class customer service. When ready to jump into raising a family, they followed Mary’s brother’s nudging, and fell in love with the Charlotte area as their new family home. But they soon found themselves missing the beaches of Miami, and began the search for an oceanfront condo at Myrtle Beach, SC. “We started in the travel business as investors,” explains Mary. “We had so much success, we soon bought another property.” With a stroke of perfect timing, they realized no one currently owned the iTrip franchise territory in the Charlotte area —  a leading short-term vacation rental management company that has revolutionized the way people vacation and manage their properties. “The company itself has been around for 14 years now,” says Mary. “You’ll find iTrip franchisees everywhere from Canada to the Florida Keys and even Hawaii! They now manage 30 properties in eight North Carolina counties – from the metro Charlotte area (Charlotte, Pineville, Mint Hill, Huntersville, Davidson, Lake Norman, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, and Concord) all the way to Asheville. The Charlotte company provides short-term rentals (less than 31 days or month-to-month) and property management, keeping properties at their very best. Mary’s experience as an art director in the publishing industry has inspired their marketing, as has her love of art and interior design. “I love putting houses together! When business calls for it, I’m happy to step in with fresh new design ideas.”  The Ceccarellis are also nature lovers – and that includes hiking, kayaking, and white-water rafting, which makes them love bringing vacation experiences to anyone visiting the Lake Norman area. See their full inventory at or reach them online at iTrip also partners with over 85 global channel partner sites such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, Expedia, and NEW this year Marriott Hotels & Villas!



CLC Deals 

For one of the most unique shopping experiences in the area, set aside time to visit CLC Deals in Denver, NC! Gerry Papiernik and the CLC team focus on continually searching for products customers request. “In a short period of time we were buying overstock inventory from a wide variety of suppliers,” says Max Gallagher, one of the owners. The team is constantly improving product offerings, and the store inventory is ever-changing. In fact, the possibilities are endless! The tempting list of available items on any given day might include home goods, lamps, rugs, lighting and accessories, clothing, toys, bath towels, linens and bedding, pet supplies, and select gourmet food items. Holidays are also a wonderful time to shop CLC Deals! The team genuinely has fun doing their job, and shares that enthusiasm with customers—while offering the absolute best values around! Follow CLC Deals on Facebook to catch their Facebook Live posts, and tours of what’s new in the shop. CLC Deals is located at 1806 Hwy 16 N, Denver, NC, 704-665-1620. Hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


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