City of Charlotte awards Mama’s Caribbean Grill owner with international business honor

Vinroy Reid received the CIC International Entrepreneur Award and shared restaurant news.
By Katrina Louis | May 14, 2021

North Carolina’s child care industry still reeling from Covid setbacks

The child care industry lost more than 370,000 jobs in 2020, according to recent data. One-in-6 jobs still haven’t returned.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | May 13, 2021

Meet the mother-daughter duo behind Ebony Wine & Spirits

Camillya Masunda has built a buzz for her wine brand since launching last year. Part of the brand's growing presence is thanks to her teenage daughter.
By Katrina Louis | May 11, 2021

This chemist’s fashion invention earned a $15,000 investment from the Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Chemist Brandi Long pitched her product, the Jurse, during the inaugural Charlotte Hornets Innovation Summit and took home the top prize.
By Katrina Louis | May 4, 2021

How ‘Black on the Map’ tells the story of Black businesses in the Charlotte area

Beyond mapping businesses, Black on the Map will help us better report on trends in Charlotte region's Black business ecosystem.
By QCity Metro | May 3, 2021

Richard Petty Motorsports inks sponsorship deal in support of Black business owners

As part of the sponsorship package, the Petty racing team has pledged to provide online resources to more than 4,000 Black business owners.
By Glenn Burkins | May 3, 2021

New SBA funding for restaurants opens next week

Priority will be given to owners who have been socially or economically disadvantaged.
By Maria Ramirez Uribe, WFAE | April 27, 2021

Couple behind this popular photo booth startup shares highs and lows of entrepreneurship

Peterson and Colette Louis left the banking world to establish QC Booths and QC Lights. Their toddler daughter is also a Charlotte influencer.
By Katrina Louis | April 26, 2021

Charlotte deejay launches new line of bottled water

DJ K.i.D., a Charlotte deejay best known for his work with the Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby, will launch K2O Water on the Livingstone College campus.
By Glenn Burkins | April 26, 2021

Charlotte-based manufacturer SPX FLOW hires chief diversity officer

Dori Armstead brings more than 20 years of experience to the manufacturer that employs 4,900 worldwide.
By Katrina Louis | April 23, 2021