This week's Charlotte Business Journal lists the area's largest hotels, ranked by number of units or suites. The Westin Charlotte tops the list again this year with 700 rooms, followed by the Charlotte Marriott City Center with 446 rooms. New to the list are several dual-branded properties, including the AC Hotel/Residence Inn scheduled to open at the EpiCentre in uptown Charlotte in February. BB+M Architecture, which worked on that AC Hotel, recently named Kelly Cook director of interiors.
Three local professional athletes - Charlotte Hornets Dwight Howard and Nicolas Batum and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton - will each earn over $20 million dollars before endorsements for the 2017-18 season. According to Forbes' latest listing of the world's top 100 highest-paid athletes, only Howard cracks the top 50, coming in at No. 50. The Forbes ranking includes salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements, licensing and appearance fees from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017.
Check out the salaries for over 5,500 Mecklenburg County employees, 178 of whom make six-figure salaries. In the database below, search by name or department for any Mecklenburg County employees. To see all employees ranked by salary in descending order, leave all fields blank and click the search button. The data is current as of April. Some high-level departures, such as former public health director Marcus Plescia and former deputy county manager Chris Peek, have been noted.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".