How these health entrepreneurs continue to serve up wellness despite pandemic challenges

Three small-business owners in the health sector shed light on a challenging 2020, in the final part of Black Power Moves.
By Kallan Louis | August 31, 2020

Franchisees set to open gourmet hot dog eatery in University City

Local family expands The Original Hot Dog Factory into Charlotte. The restaurant chain became popular after features on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
By Katrina Louis | August 24, 2020

City Startup Labs gives returning citizens tools for entrepreneurship

The improved version of the ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) is providing digital technology skills training to formerly incarcerated people.
By Sarafina Wright | August 20, 2020

Charlotte’s Black media publishers open up about longevity and managing through the pandemic

Part Two of the Black Power Moves series dives into the challenges and opportunities for Charlotte’s flagship Black media companies.
By Kallan Louis | August 17, 2020

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