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A Pearl in the Community

The innovative partnership between Atrium Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine in Charlotte By Eugene A. Woods, President and CEO of Atrium Health When Atrium Health began its strategic collaboration in 2019 with Wake Forest Baptist Health (now known as Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist), headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a new vision for the future of health care, medical education, innovation and research in the region was born.…
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Nonprofit Helps Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Thrive

By Sonja Whitemon                                                  The hurdles that face minority business owners are countless: operating costs, raising capital, attracting customers. Throw in a worldwide pandemic and what’s an entrepreneur to do? Where there are challenges, there are also opportunities. The National Institute of Minority Economic Development is helping minority and women-owned businesses to weather traditional business challenges and survive and recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.…

Charlotte Area Fund Launches “Good Health is Wealth” COVID-19 Awareness Campaign in honor of Community Action Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local nonprofit launches hyper-local campaign to remind residents a strong community is a healthy one (Charlotte, NC) – June 16, 2022 – The Charlotte Area Fund, Mecklenburg County’s Community Action Agency, officially launched its new COVID-19 awareness campaign “Good Health is Wealth” in celebration of Community Action Week.…

Real Men Get Manicures and Pedicures

By John Burton Jr. Imagine being in a nail salon, receiving your normal service, and two strapping construction workers venture in. They’re not there to meet their significant others but proceed to plop down in chairs at the pedicure station. Subsequently, they peel off their dirt-caked construction boots, then place their feet in the awaiting bubbling foot water bath.…

West Charlotte Church to Bring Affordable Housing to Seniors

Bishop Claude Alexander of The Park Church and others at the Gilfield Park groundbreaking ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Park Church The Park Church collaborated with various partners to bring 80 apartments to Charlotte seniors in 2023. In December 2021, The Park Ministries broke ground on a joint venture between Laurel Street Partners, the City of Charlotte, Bank of America and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Charlotte.…

Special Section – Influential Women Leading the Way in Charlotte 8

By Ryan Kouame Sherie Pearsall Deputy Chief of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Photo courtesy of Sherie Pearsall Hometown hero Sherie Pearsall is the deputy chief of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). In her role as deputy chief of Administrative Services, Pearsall’s responsibility is to oversee the CMPD Academy where new officers begin their careers and tenured officers continue their education. Pearsall…

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Angelique “Angie” Vincent-Hamacher Chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority (CMHA) Board of Commissioners By John Burton Photo courtesy of Atrium Health From modest beginnings in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Angelique “Angie” Vincent-Hamacher has ascended to professional and community heights. A highly regarded attorney with Robinson Bradshaw since 2000, Vincent-Hamacher focuses on employment counseling and alternative dispute resolution. …
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Hattitude: The Story Behind Alma Adams’ Signature Style

By Angela Lindsay U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, PhD, is almost as well known for wearing her stylish hats as she is for her work representing the 12th congressional district of North Carolina. With an impressive collection of more than 1,400 hats, she has been collecting headwear of all shapes, fabrics, colors and sizes since she was a young girl.…