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