By Austin Light CHARLOTTE — When Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February, about $375 million was allocated to the U.S. Small Business Administration to alleviate the credit crunch. But some business owners, finding that SBA-backed loans ...Read More »
By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — As city and county officials revise policies that set bail amounts for defendants and determine who can be released from jail, local bail bondsmen are protesting that the changes will cut into their bottom line. Chief ...Read More »
By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — Laura Hatley was still in diapers when her parents opened Hatley’s Family Skating Center in Monroe in 1956. She grew up around the business, from the heyday of the boogie-down 1970s and the inline craze ...Read More »
By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — Some of Charlotte’s most influential business leaders are working behind the scenes to create a multi-faceted resource for entrepreneurs. The group, which has met about every six weeks since January, includes representatives from the City ...Read More »
By Austin Light CHARLOTTE — Scribbled under Lyle Peterson’s name on his Barcamp nametag was “@93octane,” his Twitter ID. At a conference focused on social media, it wasn’t uncommon for people to know each other first by their Twitter ID ...Read More »
By Austin Light CHARLOTTE — The city’s Business Advisory Committee will recommend to the Economic Development and Planning Committee on Oct. 21 that the city create a strategic plan to support small businesses. The BAC, comprised of professionals appointed by the Charlotte ...Read More »
By Amy Burroughs CHARLOTTE _ Metropolitan Group, Inc., developer of the pink-glass Arlington condos in South End, has filed a lawsuit against a Milwaukee-based manufacturer alleging that it knowingly sold property tainted with asbestos, hazardous chemicals and other toxic substances. ...
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By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — An eco-friendly industrial park might sound like an oxymoron, but the developers of a new commercial project in northwest Mecklenburg County hope to change that perception. The development, dubbed ReVenture Park, will be built along ...Read More »
Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina Democratic Party has three staff members in Charlotte working with Anthony Foxx’s mayoral campaign, according to his press secretary and deputy communications director, Jill Santuccio. The staffers are organizing volunteers and supporting other ...
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