business

Men and manicures: the joke that turned into a business

What started as a joke for Andrico Thompson became a calling. After 20 years as a songwriter and producer, Thompson traded in his stage name “Big...

When will business travel in Charlotte bounce back?

Business travel is still way down in the Charlotte area. As the omicron variant surges across the U.S., corporate employees are still taking Zoom calls from...

Happy birthday, Big Chair

Today in 1951: Workers placed the cornerstone of the 30-foot tall “World’s Largest Chair” in Thomasville, about an hour north of Charlotte....

Duke’s Mayo Bowl has entered the NIL chat

Charlotte’s bowl game will look different this year. On the field, the winning head coach will be doused in Duke’s Mayo instead of a sports drink....

Why pesky robocalls have gotten so intense in North Carolina

It’s not just your imagination. Robocalls have gotten more intense in recent months and weeks in North Carolina. One of the tactics scammers often use...

Red Ventures CEO signs pledge to give away at least half of his family’s wealth

Ric and Brenda Elias are the first Charlotteans to join the Giving Pledge, putting their names alongside 230 other billionaires committed to giving away the...

Charlotteans want a four-day workweek, but few have it

Some readers say that a four-day workweek could be the solution our city’s collective burnout. Not surprisingly, 85% of people who responded to our...

Move over Starbucks: Summit Coffee to open 10+ shops in 2022

By the end of 2021, Summit Coffee Co. will have seven locations in North Carolina. And by the end of 2022, the coffee chain will have 17-19 locations in all,...

How it started: With personal stylist and style editor Whitley Adkins

Personal stylist and fashion editor Whitley Adkins started the Queen City Style 10 years ago. But it’s been decades in the making. The Queen City Style...

Electric vehicle maker plans another factory in Charlotte

British electric vehicle maker Arrival announced Monday that in exchange for local and state incentives, it’ll open a battery assembly plant in west...

The Cam effect: How Superman is boosting business at Bank of America Stadium

It’s only been a week since the Panthers announced they’re bringing back Cam Newton. But already the quarterback is reminding the front office...

Charlotte wants the ACC headquarters

Charlotte wants to be the new home of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Driving the news: The ACC is in the midst of a “comprehensive review” to...