James Mitchell quietly exits R.J. Leeper Construction

Mitchell assumed the top role at R.J. Leeper Construction earlier this year after a Charlotte-based investment firm acquired the company. 
By Katrina Louis | July 19, 2021

Ohio native prepares to open Urban Reader, a Black bookstore, in University City

Sonyah Spencer says books have helped her heal during some of life's most difficult periods -- especially following the death of her oldest son in 2013.
By Jalon Hill | July 16, 2021

LendingTree Foundation announces inaugural LendaHand Alliance cohort

Do Greater Charlotte, West Side Community Land Trust among the 10 participating Charlotte-based nonprofits.
By Katrina Louis | July 14, 2021

Teach for America hires NC executive director

Monique Perry-Graves will lead statewide operations for the teacher recruitment and service corps nonprofit.
By Katrina Louis | July 7, 2021

How Black brands are finding success with major retailers

Although Black-owned businesses represent a small fraction of the retail industry, they account for the fastest-growing category of small businesses.
By Katrina Louis | July 6, 2021

The Entrepreneurs Hub of Charlotte is eyeing solo-preneurs and creatives

New east Charlotte facility offers resources to help local entrepreneurs and creatives grow their businesses.
By Katrina Louis | June 30, 2021

Small Business Innovation Fund reopens June 25

Eligible small businesses can apply for $10,000, $20,000 or $40,000 innovation grants through July 9 .
By QCity Metro | June 25, 2021

How Kravin Kitchen is helping personal chefs centralize their businesses

The Charlotte company helps chefs streamline their businesses and connects them with customers who want to hire them.
By Katrina Louis | June 23, 2021

These Charlotte athletes want in on the tech world with new app Gymble

Trey Phills, the son of late Charlotte Hornet Bobby Phills, says he's more than an athlete.
By Sarafina Wright | June 21, 2021

Wedding vendors talk industry recovery, trends as wedding season gets the green light

Five Charlotte-area wedding vendors share insight about the pandemic's impact on their businesses and trends they’re seeing.
By Katrina Louis | June 16, 2021