‘Talk less, do more’: Minority CEOs discuss racial equity in business community

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance hosted business leaders in virtual discussion on the impact of racial inequalities.
By Katrina Louis | January 20, 2021

Even in retirement, Ron Leeper is focused on making Charlotte better.

The former head of R.J. Leeper Construction talks about his next steps, including efforts in affordable housing.
By Katrina Louis | January 18, 2021

No Grease barbershop expands into SouthPark Mall

Damian Johnson of No Grease, Inc. shared details about the new location, keeping the businesses afloat and collaborating with another well-known brand.
By Katrina Louis | January 12, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program reopens. Here’s what small-business owners should know.

Community lenders serving minority-owned businesses will have exclusive access to new PPP funding for at least two days.
By Katrina Louis | January 10, 2021

Local Black-led nonprofits receive over $70K during Black Philanthropy Month, report reveals

New Generation of African American Philanthropists led Charlotte's inaugural Black Philanthropy Month campaign.
By Katrina Louis | January 8, 2021

Catching up with Clarence Boston: he left Charlotte to open one of Georgia’s first Black-owned breweries

"It's Chocolate City down here," Boston says, comparing Atlanta and its Black business climate to Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | January 6, 2021

New money and big names looking to buy Black businesses

Influential Charlotte business leaders form Bright Hope Capital to bolster minority-owned businesses.
By Katrina Louis | January 5, 2021

NC IDEA grants $100K to Charlotte organizations supporting Black entrepreneurship

ASPIRE Community Capital and City Startup Labs were among the eight recipients selected to elevate Black entrepreneurship in North Carolina.
By Katrina Louis | January 4, 2021

Gas station workers face safety challenges during pandemic

Cashiers at gas stations and convenience stores aren’t typically who we think of as essential workers. How they stay safe on the job isn't easy.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | December 16, 2020

Hornets’ President, CIAA Commissioner talk joining sports leadership council, Covid effect and increasing tourism

Fred Whitfield and Jacqie McWilliams are among the 31 individuals part of the North Carolina Sports Leadership Council. The group is helping to increase sports event tourism across the state.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 15, 2020