Black women entrepreneurs gather to address disparities, dispel myths and offer solutions
A recent article sparked talks of Black women's entrepreneurial experiences in Charlotte. The result was Monday's State of Black Women Entrepreneurs in CLT town hall.
By Olivia Richard | June 25, 2019
Journal: 2019 Black Enterprise FWD Conference
Black Enterprise returned to Charlotte for its 24th annual entrepreneurs’ summit rebranded as FWD. Qcitymetro writer Jonathan Limehouse recaps the event.
By Jonathan Limehouse | June 21, 2019
Alpha Kappa Alpha Cash Mob targets four Black-owned restaurants
Charlotte chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. lead “Black Food Tour” Cash Mob to patronize four designated restaurants June 15-23.
By Katrina Louis | June 15, 2019
Win a free registration to the Black Enterprise FWD conference
Qcitymetro is giving two (2) entrepreneurs, or aspiring entrepreneurs, the chance to attend Black Enterprise’s FWD conference June 19-22 at […]
By QCity Metro Staff | June 13, 2019
Cookie Hustle: Local Girl Scout sold 4,203 Girl Scout Cookies, breaks record
Nine-year-old Maddie Miller became the 2019 Girl Scouts Hornets' Council Top Seller and Record Breaker after selling over 4,000 Girl Scout Cookies.
By Jonathan Limehouse | June 10, 2019
Harlem Beer Distributing is looking to diversify Charlotte’s craft beer scene
The Black-owned beer distributor includes Harlem Brewing Company, a craft beer brand created by Shaw University graduate Celeste Beatty.
By Katrina Louis | May 20, 2019
Get to know Chef Whitney Thomas, from grandma’s kitchen to 5Church’s Executive Chef
Chef Whitney Thomas followed her passion for cooking. Now, she's executive chef of 5Church Charlotte, one of the city's trendiest restaurants.
By Katrina Louis | May 13, 2019
Catching up with Kevin Gatlin, the dad who created playful bedsheets for hospitalized kids
The Charlotte-based dad gathered resources to create Playtime Edventures, bed sets with board games to entertain kids confined to their hospital rooms.
By Katrina Louis | May 8, 2019
Up close with Cathay Dawkins, leader in Charlotte’s Black business ecosystem
The 2008 recession halted his landscaping business, but Cathay Dawkins turned his circumstances into a “safety net and trampoline” for Charlotte business owners.
By Katrina Louis | April 29, 2019
Entrepreneur Desmond Wiggan is charging toward the future with BatteryXchange
The tech CEO launched BatteryXchange after returning from studying abroad and won $10,000 during City Startup Labs’ annual pitch competition.
By Jonathan Limehouse | April 24, 2019