Annual Meeting 2014

Trey SmithOn Tuesday, June 17th, FreeMoreWest Partners held their annual meeting at 6pm. The highlight of the evening was that we presented
outgoing Treasurer Trey Smith with a plaque thanking him for 18 years of service and dedication to FreeMoreWest and its predecessor, Freedom Drive Development Association. Trey, the owner
of Southern Electric, SESCO which was on Freedrom Drive, also formerly served as the President. We thank Trey for his smiling servitude and wish him well in his retirement from the board!

We are holding nominations for next year's Board of Directors and need a quorum of members to vote. Please fill this ballot out. If you're interested in serving on the board, please write in your name or email

Calling All Cooks

You've probably seen the "Coming Soon" signs on the warehouse that sat empty for a couple years at the corner of Bryant & Freedom Drive. Carolina Cooks will open a 31,000 square foot warehouse including a 10,000 showroom, which will be open to both restaurateurs and the public. Home chefs will be able to get restaurant-quality supplies including gourmet pots and pans, appliances and furniture (stools, outdoor dining, etc.). Restaurants will be able to buy a full array of restaurant equipment. The store will have a chef on staff and is planning some events starting this fall.

Owned by local native, Kristina Cook Bortle, and her husband, Kelly, they are relocating and doubling the size of their business in FreeMoreWest because of exposure and proximity to uptown Charlotte and the concentration of great restaurants in the corridor.

"We loved the growth of the community and how much is happening on the West side," said Kelly Bortle. "Our store should be a lot of fun for the area."

The store will be opening in August, and is a Green Egg grill dealer!

Member Profile

Powderly Vuchnich Good was established in 2013 with the merger of three successful public accounting practices. All three companies have experienced rapid growth in providing audit, tax and accounting services to small businesses, mid-market and not-for-profit clients. They attributable their growth to a focus on delivering more seasoned and experienced services than their competitors. The senior partners have an active role on each engagement and provide tailored advice and solutions for our clients.

The firm partners have combined over 35+ years in public accounting experience, conducting over 400 audits and preparing thousands of tax returns for clients ranging from $100 thousand to $100 million in revenue across a broad spectrum of industries. Their menu of services focus not only on the accounting and tax issues, but also organizational processes. This includes identifying where the inefficiencies are, where risks may be present and then communicating opportunities for efficiency and risk mitigation to our clients.

The primary goal of the firm is to deliver the highest quality service to all clients in accordance with professional standards. We wish them much success and are proud to list them as a FMW sponsor!


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FMW Members

Gold Sponsors

First Citizens Bank

City of Charlotte Goodwill
Dunkin' Donuts


Powderly CPA
Ryan Homes
Morehead West Apartments

Charlotte West Rotary
Silver Sponsors

Apple Auto Sales
Benbrooke Partners, LLC
Charlotte School of Law
E.C. Griffith Company
E. F. Lombardi
Providence Commercial
Southern Apartment Group
Wesley Heights Neighborhood Assoc.
Wesley Village Apartments
Yellow Duck Marketing

Bronze Sponsors

BB+M Architecture
Browder Group Real Estate, LLC
Chatham Properties Inc.
Charlotte Works
Dandy Drycleaners
Enderly Coffee
Gardenia Restaurant

Grinnell Water Works Building

Health Management Group, LLC
Latin American Contemporary
Art Projects

M&J Equities

Neighboring Concepts

Open Kitchen
Picante Mexican Grill


Site Solutions
State Farm Agent Happy Mullen
The Management Office

Wadsworth Estate
Wells Fargo



Yellow Duck Marketing



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