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

A love story, a Black-owned deli, and a green space perfect for an autumn stroll

Meet Andrew and Lisa Drayton, owners of the Bedder Bedder & Moore Delicatessen; then take a relaxing walk along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.
By GlennOaks Media | November 25, 2020

Charlotte Black Restaurant Week kicks off its fourth year

This year's event will bring attention to an economic sector that has struggled amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 19, 2020

How to feed your senses (and your sweet tooth) in east Charlotte

Grab something colorful at BW Sweet Bakery, then head to Reedy Creek Nature Preserve to see the fall leaf spectacular
By GlennOaks Media | September 30, 2020