Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber awarded $200,000 to support businesses shut down by coronavirus

Board chair says direct business entrepreneurial support and funding are part of the Chamber's new direction.
By Katrina Louis | July 9, 2020

Black architects, interior designers requested for Excelsior Club redevelopment

The project will hire a "dream team" to develop concepts for the remodeling of the Excelsior Club and a boutique hotel on the property.
By Katrina Louis | July 8, 2020

Blackout Day 2020 wants you to protest with your wallet

Organizers encourage the Black community and allies not to spend money at all on Tuesday. If they do shop, then to Buy Black.
By Katrina Louis | July 7, 2020

How North Carolina transformed itself into the worst state to be unemployed

Across the country, unemployment systems are collapsing under an unprecedented number of claims. But some state systems, like North Carolina’s, have long made it harder to receive unemployment benefits.
By Ava Kofman, ProPublica | July 3, 2020

The Necessities Company is helping customers shop Black

Aurora Nkrumah Dixon established the Charlotte-based marketplace, which features products from Black-owned brands.
By Bryant Carter | June 29, 2020

City of Charlotte launches $30 million grant program for small businesses

Grant program provides between $10,000 and $25,000 to Charlotte-based small businesses impacted by Covid-19.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 23, 2020

Honeywell donates $2 million, launches Center City Small Business Innovation Fund

Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses will be shown priority for grants up to $40,000.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 18, 2020

Business spikes for Black-owned security company after competitor’s controversy

Silver Shield Security is attracting an influx of customers sparked by the spotlight on Black businesses and fallout from market competitor.
By Katrina Louis | June 17, 2020

Chime Solutions, a Black-owned firm based in Georgia, will bring 250 jobs to Charlotte

The announcement comes as Charlotte-Mecklenburg struggles to overcome the economic pain brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Glenn Burkins | June 17, 2020

Opinion | Black businesses: Grow for today, scale for tomorrow

Business growth pays the bills, but scaling a business can pay for generations.
By Shante Williams | June 15, 2020