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Open For Business

By Jimese S. Orange   With Black women representing the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country, meet a few of these women (with support of their husbands) who have opened up shop. Here’s our guide to exciting new ways to treat yourself and support African American businesses in the community.…

Innovation at Work: Rochelle Salon Suites

   By Eren Simpson India Rice India Rochelle Rice is the owner of Rochelle Salon Suites, located at The Shoppes at University Place, and hers is the only black, female-owned business in the entire shopping center. Not only that, but her suites offer others a chance to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams by allowing them to own their own business without the traditional overhead costs.…

Healthy Home Market’s New Beginnings

By LaShelle Ralph-Marketing and Event Coordinator LaShelle Ralph,Marketing and Event Coordinator for Healthy Home Market A new year means new beginnings and Healthy Home Market is on the same movement. HHM is known to be a unique health food store servicing Charlotte, Matthews, Davidson and soon the Lenoir area.…

Pride’s 2016 Gift Guide: Shop Locally

  By Jimese Orange Take pride in where you spend your dollars this holiday season with our gift guide that makes supporting local and minority-owned businesses easy, tasty, stylish and fun. Cafe Ganache Kronuts www.dessertspecialists.com   When 100 layers of pastry dough and butter come together, you get a sweet, deep-fried marriage of a doughnut and croissant known as a kronut.…