Update: No Grease will remain at SouthPark Mall

Damian and Jermaine Johnson reach agreement to stay in SouthPark location for the remainder of their temporary lease.
By Katrina Louis | March 3, 2021

Black businesses awarded less than 1 percent of NC’s $9.9B in state agency contracts, study finds

Latest disparity study analyzed contracts awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses in North Carolina over a five-year period.
By Katrina Louis | March 3, 2021

Registration open for SBA Emerging Leaders initiative

SBA North Carolina is seeking 18-20 Charlotte-area small-business executives to participate in the free federal training.
By QCity Metro | March 2, 2021

Changes in PPP eligibility give minority business owners who were skipped over a new shot at loans

President Joe Biden announced changes to the second round of PPP applications enacting an exclusive two-week window for businesses with 20 or fewer employees.
By Maria Ramirez Uribe and Gracyn Doctor | March 1, 2021

Care Ring announces Tchernavia Montgomery as next executive director

She leaves her role as chief program officer at Crisis Assistance Ministry to lead the nonprofit that provides health services to vulnerable residents.
By Katrina Louis | February 26, 2021

Breast cancer survivor opens gourmet popcorn shop

Julie Logan is the newest owner of Popcorn Heaven. The parent company has five locations nationwide, including two in Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | February 25, 2021

This couple is keeping STEAM education front and center during the pandemic

Kosal and Tanisha Chea talk about being business partners in their education venture, Idea Lab Kids.
By Katrina Louis | February 23, 2021

Red@28th opens in Dilworth this weekend

The literary lounge and hookah bar takes over location formerly occupied by People's Market
By Katrina Louis | February 17, 2021

Black Entrepreneurship Week goes virtual Feb. 22-26

Carolina Small Business Development Fund's annual event provides information and resources for Black entrepreneurs.
By QCity Metro | February 17, 2021

Wells Fargo to invest in Black-owned banks, including two in the Carolinas

In March 2020, just as the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Wells Fargo pledged up to $50 million to strengthen Black-owned banks.
By Glenn Burkins | February 15, 2021