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