Change Agents: In the shadow of JCSU, Dianna Ward is creating a new retail environment

The Charlotte business owner, with two co-investors, will soon welcome three new tenants to the Five Points property they bought.
By Glenn Burkins | August 16, 2020

The ‘Rose’ that grew during a pandemic

After sowing a seed in 2017, Taylor Jackson’s Redd Rose Vodka brand is flourishing as online sales increase during the national shutdown.
By William Dawson | August 10, 2020

Behind the scenes with this Charlotte microbiologist who created a food delivery service

During a time when public health is top of mind, TakeNow Delivery is adding a bit of science to ensure food safety.
By Sabrina Clark | August 3, 2020

Black Power Moves 2020, Part I: Charlotte Black business leaders share challenges and opportunities

BBOC and the local Black chamber of commerce leaders reflect on the year during Black Business Month.
By Kallan Louis | July 31, 2020

The Bold Project: Philanthropy in times of social justice

Charlotte's New Generation of African American Philanthropists leads The Bold Project as Black Philanthropy Month kicks off.
By Sarafina Wright | July 29, 2020

Black-owned catering service brings soul to Crave Charlotte

Personal chef Lisa Brooks led an intimate Southern seafood dinner party for the scaled-down food and drink festival.
By Kallan Louis | July 27, 2020

The story behind Charlotte’s Black-owned pizza franchise and how it’s surviving the pandemic

Mr. Jim's.Pizza #77 opened in 1998 because there was a lack of restaurants that delivered to their west Charlotte neighborhood, owner recalls.
By Loán Lake | July 17, 2020

Charlotte small businesses get $2.16 million in Covid-19 relief grants

In total, the city will distribute $30 million in federal CARES Act funding to small businesses.
By Glenn Burkins | July 15, 2020

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