Despite pandemic-related challenges, Charlotte Black Restaurant Week returns for fifth year

The number of participating restaurants is down significantly from previous years, said founder Cathay Dawkins.
By Jalon Hill | October 21, 2021

Evolution Aura, which sells high-end scented candles, opens store in SouthPark Mall

An 8-ounce candle at Evolution starts at $55. The company’s most expensive product, an 80-ounce candle, sells for $250.
By Glenn Burkins | October 20, 2021

A roller skating rink is coming to Charlotte, and it’s Black- and woman-owned.

A grand opening for Rollin' CLT is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.
By Bethany Lane | August 25, 2021

An aging West End building will be renovated as office space for small businesses

To make that vision reality, Erika Troutman first had to outmaneuver a determined developer with deeper pockets.
By Sarafina Wright | May 25, 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

Let’s celebrate Black history by supporting Black-owned businesses

t’s all about showing up and using our personal resources and dollars to make a difference.
By Manuel Campbell | 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

Even in retirement, Ron Leeper is focused on making Charlotte better.

The former head of R.J. Leeper Construction talks about his next steps, including efforts in affordable housing.
By Katrina Louis | January 18, 2021

What The Fries food truck owners plan big changes in 2021

The partners announced plans to open a south Charlotte restaurant and put their truck on hiatus.
By Glenn Burkins | December 12, 2020