Collaborative seeks input for Minority-Owned Businesses Ecosystem project
New study focuses on challenges and opportunities for minority-owned small businesses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
By Katrina Louis | April 2, 2021
City Startup Labs names program leadership following acquisition
Rashaan Peek named program director of BLKTECHCLT, keeping the newly acquired tech training hub a woman-led initiative.
By Katrina Louis | March 29, 2021
What The Fries restaurant set for March 23 opening
Owners behind the popular food truck known for its loaded fries will open their first physical location in south Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | March 18, 2021
Owners of interior design firm balance love and partnership
Robin and Regina Reaves left corporate America last summer to become full-time entrepreneurs.
By Katrina Louis | March 17, 2021
City Startup Labs acquires tech training hub, BLKTECHCLT
Through acquisition, City Startup Labs plans to focus on young tech entrepreneurs.
By QCity Metro | March 16, 2021
The entrepreneurs behind a stretch of Black-owned shops in downtown Mount Holly
These business owners are staking claim in Mount Holly, the growing city less than 30 minutes from Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | March 15, 2021
Hemp is a hot crop, so why are so few Black farmers growing it?
Despite the challenges of growing hemp, the business can be a rewarding one for farmers. One North Carolina program is trying to encourage and support more Black farmers in the industry.
By Jodi Helmer, Carolina Public Press | March 12, 2021
Charlotte art gallery owner showcases African culture and mission to improve lives of his countrymen
Zimbabwean native Calstain Ganda centers African artists in painting and sculpture collections throughout the University City art gallery.
By Katrina Louis | March 11, 2021
Newlyweds skip honeymoon to launch South Charlotte retail store
Antonio and Andrea Williams opened Tryon Dollar Store shortly after their wedding. They share lessons learned from the journey.
By Katrina Louis | March 9, 2021
Pop-up skating rink coming to University City
Screamin' Wheels and Blades will host "Pop Up and Roll" on April 10 and April 24 outside of Armored Cow Brewery in University City.
By Katrina Louis | March 8, 2021