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David Gilroy: Managing Director, Scale Finance LLC

"Joe is a superb networker and has a passion for helping small businesses in the area. His creativity and initiative in assisting the Lake Norman Chamber and other organizations in and around the Charlotte metro area make him an invaluable contributor to the community."

W.E. “Bill” Russell:
President, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

"Joe Vagnone is a champion of small business.  The Chair of our Business Growth Division at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Joe works directly with our Economic Development Corporation in primary job creation as well as the growth and retention of small businesses within the Lake Norman region.  Author of “So You Want to Buy a Small Business?,” he understands the challenges facing small business owners and works to provide them with the tools they need to grow and succeed. His insightful television and radio programs give small business owners and managers tips on how to market, manage, and maximize their profits."

Al Conklin

"When it comes to putting buyer and seller together, Joe Vagnone is the best there is. He has a passion for making things work and has a knack for finding the right people, putting them in the right situations and making certain they succeed."

For Reference: Email Al


Check Out Joe's Weekly Program

Get to know local businesses and non-profits every Friday morning at 8 a.m. with Joe Vagnone and Wayne Bidelman
on WSIC radio, 100.7 FM & 1400 AM
or listen to the live stream online at: http://www.wsicweb.com/business/


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So What Is Lake Matters?

"Lake Matters is a Community TV program presented by local media, Chambers, and community businesses.

Lake Matters is the only show of its kind in the Lake Norman area.

- Future shows will air on MI-connection local on demand and TV channel 4 local stations.





Powerpoint Presentation:
Maximizing the Sales Value of Your Business




Audio Archive

WSIC - "The Plan"
Joe Vagnone and Michael Norman talk shop. August, 2011

WSIC - "The Plan"
Joe and Michael discusss the ins and outs of selling a business

Video: Meet Joe Vagnone

Video Archive

CPCC Alumni Success

Mi-Connection - Business Matters

2015 Hagemeyer Award