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#1 PantherBrew

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:57 AM

http://www.wmbfnews....400-jobs-coming

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte will soon be getting hundreds of new high paying jobs as Chiquita Brands is planning to announce its headquarters is moving to Charlotte.

According to sources in North Carolina, the company is planning to announce the move Tuesday afternoon.

Chiquita is the successor to the United Fruit Company and is the leading distributor of bananas in the United States.

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce have scheduled a 4 p.m. news conference for an economic development announcement.

Over the past couple months Charlotte has been stepping up its push to become the new headquarters for Chiquita from incentives to Twitter and merchandising.

Chiquita hinted around months ago that it might be looking to move. Its lease on its downtown Cincinnati headquarters runs out next year.

Luring the 400 high-paying jobs is considered a major coup for Charlotte.


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#2 Kitten Diver

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:00 AM

This poo is Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

#3 The Saltman

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:01 AM

awesome

#4 Jase

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:02 AM

we're officially a banana republic.

#5 Mvp2014

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:02 AM

:party:

Banana prices are about to plummet!

#6 sharkkiller

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:08 AM

This poo is Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

I was thinking the exact same thing. :lol:

#7 Doyle

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:18 AM

Maybe once BOA's contract is up they will name the stadium Chiquita field.

#8 Mattiekrome

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:19 AM

lol awesome news

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:19 AM

Maybe once BOA's contract is up they will name the stadium Chiquita field.


New nickname will be the Banana Hammock.

#10 Kitten Diver

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:19 AM

Maybe once BOA's contract is up they will name the stadium Chiquita field.


Would not that be really racist?

#11 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:30 AM

we're officially a banana republic.


I read this as I am wearing my banana republic sweater. I must apply for this job, it is my destiny.

#12 boo7382

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:02 PM

I will sell the poo out of some naners

#13 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

I will sell the poo out of some naners


I sooooo want to edit that into something very inappropriate but there are just too many options that it makes my brain hurt.

#14 Anybodyhome

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:45 PM

...and the ACC title game will be called the "Banana Bowl" complete with the mascot "Sir Peel"...

#15 GSQUARED

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:52 PM

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