This chemist’s fashion invention earned a $15,000 investment from the Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Chemist Brandi Long pitched her product, the Jurse, during the inaugural Charlotte Hornets Innovation Summit and took home the top prize.
By Katrina Louis | May 4, 2021

How ‘Black on the Map’ tells the story of Black businesses in the Charlotte area

Beyond mapping businesses, Black on the Map will help us better report on trends in Charlotte region's Black business ecosystem.
By QCity Metro | May 3, 2021

Richard Petty Motorsports inks sponsorship deal in support of Black business owners

As part of the sponsorship package, the Petty racing team has pledged to provide online resources to more than 4,000 Black business owners.
By Glenn Burkins | May 3, 2021

New SBA funding for restaurants opens next week

Priority will be given to owners who have been socially or economically disadvantaged.
By Maria Ramirez Uribe, WFAE | April 27, 2021

Couple behind this popular photo booth startup shares highs and lows of entrepreneurship

Peterson and Colette Louis left the banking world to establish QC Booths and QC Lights. Their toddler daughter is also a Charlotte influencer.
By Katrina Louis | April 26, 2021

Charlotte deejay launches new line of bottled water

DJ K.i.D., a Charlotte deejay best known for his work with the Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby, will launch K2O Water on the Livingstone College campus.
By Glenn Burkins | April 26, 2021

Charlotte-based manufacturer SPX FLOW hires chief diversity officer

Dori Armstead brings more than 20 years of experience to the manufacturer that employs 4,900 worldwide.
By Katrina Louis | April 23, 2021

Meet Black Gems, the group of women investing in minority-owned businesses

The nine-member collective are new investors learning the ropes and sowing financial and social capital into minority businesses.
By Katrina Louis | April 21, 2021

Bojangles hires PR veteran Stacey McCray as comms leader

In her new role, McCray will oversee internal and external communications strategy for the Charlotte-based food chain.
By Katrina Louis | April 19, 2021

3 retailers of color prepare for business in renovated West End building near JCSU

At 1800 Rozzelles Ferry Road, three business owners of color prepare for retail expansions.
By Sarafina Wright | April 16, 2021