Ada Jenkins Center Receives Apparo’s Mission Possible: The Economic Opportunity Award at 13th Annual ConnectivIT® Ball
The Mission Possible Economic Opportunity Award is presented to a Charlotte nonprofit with the strongest proposal for using technology to improve economic mobility and is made possible through Apparo’s leadership and a US$10,000 cash and $50,000 pro bono contribution from Accenture, a leading global professional services company.
Fabi Preslar Inducted into North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame
Fabi Preslar, founder and president of SPARK Publications, was inducted into the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame Class of 2019 at a gala on May 7, 2019. Founded in 2018, the Hall of Fame honors North Carolina’s most successful female entrepreneurs and advocates who have made significant and enduring contributions for women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina.
CMS Students Learn to Build We Share Solar Suitcases
Generation Growth Capital, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing
Generation Growth Capital Fund III, LP (“GGC”), a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, today announced the acquisition of Indiana-based 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Generation Growth Capital acquires Indianapolis 3D printing firm
Ingersoll Rand and Apparo Transform Men’s Shelter of Charlotte’s Functionality in Five Days
At the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, each file represents someone’s life story. Over the course of five days, Ingersoll Rand volunteers and their family members, facilitated by Apparo, transformed Men’s Shelter of Charlotte’s functionality by digitizing 4,000 client files to improve the efficiency of Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, enabling men to receive quick assistance so that their stories include a warm bed and assistance.
MEDIA ALERT | Wells Fargo and Jim Rogers Join Local Students to “Power” Schools in Kenya on National S.T.E.M. Day
Wells Fargo, the former CEO of Duke Energy, Jim Rogers, and his wife M.A. Rogers, have joined efforts to bring We Share Solar® to 20 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) – including Kennedy Middle School – during the 2018-2019 school year.
MEDIA ADVISORY | GANTT CENTER HOSTS “TALK ABOUT IT TUESDAY” TOWN HALL SERIES ON HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DISPARITIES
Everyone's talking about affordable housing and what it means for the future of Charlotte. The Gantt Center brings a human perspective to the story by highlighting the families who find themselves displaced in the name of development.
Generation Growth Capital, Inc. and Harrell’s Car Wash Systems, Inc. Announce the Acquisition of Washtech
Generation Growth Capital Fund III, LP (“GGC”), a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, and Harrell’s Car Wash Systems, Inc. (“Harrell’s”), one of the nation’s largest full-service distributors of car wash systems and supplies, today announced the acquisition of Mid-Atlantic Car Wash Technologies, Inc. (d/b/a Washtech). Senior financing was provided by Bell Capital Finance and mezzanine financing was provided by Exmarq Capital Partners and Medallion Capital.
Monarch Awarded $1.6M Federal Grant to Expand Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services in Stanly County
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced that it will award Monarch a $1.6 million grant to provide Stanly County vital, expanded services for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders through the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Students Help Light the World with Solar Suitcase initiative that combines STEM education with global citizenship
Wells Fargo and the former CEO of Duke Energy, Jim Rogers, with his wife M.A. Rogers, are joining efforts to bring We Share Solar® to 20 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) during the 2018-2019 school year. We Share Solar is an innovative, educational program dedicated to inspiring students to learn about, build and share Solar Suitcases with the developing world.
Generation Growth sells Minneapolis laser tech firm for $40M
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Receives Apparo’s Mission Possible Economic Opportunity Award
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool received Apparo’s Mission Possible Economic Opportunity Grant and Carol Hardison was inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame Saturday, May 12th at the 12th Annual ConnectivIT Ball. The event raised more than $970,000 for support local nonprofits.
Lord & Taylor to be Featured in Walmart.com’s New Fashion Destination
Charlotte’s Burgeoning Entrepreneurship Scene Is Now In Play
This week may prove to be the highest impact week yet in Charlotte’s emerging entrepreneurship scene. The array of events May 16-20 will be the crowning point in Charlotte’s Small Business Month, as designated by mayoral proclamation earlier this year.
Child Care Resources Inc. Hosts Annual Little Wonders Gala
Child Care Resources Inc., a nonprofit that works to ensure all children have access to early childhood education opportunities, will host its annual ‘Little Wonders’ fundraising gala May 18 at the Ritz Carlton in uptown Charlotte.
Family Fun Day Celebrates Charlotte’s African-American History and Culture
Come celebrate the history and culture of Charlotte’s vibrant African-American community from the colonial period to the present on Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Charlotte Museum of History’s Family Fun Day, from 12-4 p.m. The event is free and made possible in part by a grant from Walmart.
The Small Business Cookout aims to help Minority-owned Businesses
The Small Business Cookout (SBC) is produced by the founders of OnceLogix, LLC; Trinity Manning, Rod Brown and Ty McLaughlin.
Media Advisory: Pride Magazine celebrates 25 years of success in Charlotte
For 25 years, the Pride Awards has recognized and celebrated achievement in Charlotte’s African American community. This year the gala highlights 25 years of success in Charlotte. This year’s event will explore the topic “Are the generations really so different?”
Media Advisory: Walmart to Host Free Health Screening Event in Charlotte
Charlotte Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, Jan. 20. This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information.
Carolina Family Services hosts free Christmas event for local families
Set in a spectacular winter wonderland, Carolina Family Services will be hosting a free Christmas event December 9, 2017 from 11 am until 2:30 pm. The inaugural Christmas with Santa event is open to public and will include many family-friendly activities.
Polished Nail Bar Opens New Charlotte Location in Waverly Community
Polished Nail Bar, Charlotte's premier nail and waxing salon, recently announced it has expanded into southeast Charlotte's Waverly community with its sixth location in the Charlotte metropolitan area.
One Month Before ACA Deadline: What do North Carolinians Need to Know?
North Carolinians only have one month to enroll or re-enroll in quality, affordable health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The fifth open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ends December 15. During this open enrollment period, uninsured North Carolinians are able to select plans that fit their needs and budgets on the Marketplace.
Charlotte’s Food Culture Celebrated in Newly-Published Cookbook
The official launch event will take place November 9th at 5:30pm at JCSU’s New Science Center Atrium and will feature a sampling of menu items directly from the cookbook
Small Business Conference emphasizes entrepreneurship in Historic West End
2nd Annual Charlotte Small Business Conference focuses on increasing entrepreneurship and small business ownership in Charlotte's Historic West End neighborhood.
Apparo’s New White Paper Explores Nonprofits transforming Charlotte with Technology
Apparo, a Charlotte-based nonprofit that connects other nonprofits to corporate volunteers, today announced the organization’s new white paper that explores how technology is enabling local nonprofits to execute their missions more efficiently and effectively with technology education, training and affordable IT solutions.
University City Partners presents first Charlotte Kids Fest
The first and only festival of its kind in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, the Charlotte Kids Fest will expand educational and entertainment options for children and their families. Introducing families to the campus of UNC Charlotte, attendees will experience four main interactive areas
Charlotte Housing Authority Recognizes Housing America Month by Focusing on Charlotte’s Need for Affordable Housing
It’s getting expensive to live in Charlotte and the city’s most vulnerable residents, including working families, are having a hard time finding safe, affordable housing in the Queen City because rents and home prices continue to increase faster than wages.
Newbery Award Winning Author Visits Local Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Newbery Award Winning author, Matt de la Pena, will be at Charlotte Country Day School October 11 and 12 speaking to 350 students from 5 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools along with Country Day students as part of the ongoing Diversity Guest Author Series.
Clarence D. Armbrister Named 14th President of Johnson C. Smith University
The Board of Trustees of Johnson C. Smith University announced today the selection of Clarence D. “Clay” Armbrister, J.D., as the university’s 14th president, effective January 1, 2018.
CIAA Prepares to Welcome Fans “Home” for the 2018 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s and Women’s basketball tournament slated for Feb. 27 to March 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the conference’s headquarters are located.
Consolidated Media Alliance hosts community discussion to explore the path forward one year after Keith Lamont Scott shooting and protests
Father creates bedding alternative for hospital stays
Local father, inventor and founder of Playtime Edventures, Kevin Gatlin, has created new interactive bed sheets to make children’s hospital stays more enjoyable. Playtime Bed Sheets will be available at Levine Children’s Hospital beginning September 11, 2017.
Apparo Announces Four New Appointments to its Board of Directors
Four new members have been elected to the Board of Directors of Apparo, the only local nonprofit that connects corporate volunteers with nonprofits with specific technology needs.
Local digital solutions firm launches Thinkers Lab after-school program that combines technology + entrepreneurship
A Cultivated Mindset, a Charlotte-based technology solutions firm, announced today the launch of its new, innovative Thinker’s Lab after-school program for Charlotte youth. After successfully piloting the program at Charlotte Lab School in uptown Charlotte, the firm will be expanding the program to other schools in the Charlotte area.
Carolina Family Services Hosts Back-to-School Book Bag Drive August 5
With the 2017 -2018 school year on the horizon, Carolina Family Services is hosting a back-to-school book bag drive for local Greenville youth in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
Official Statement from The Iron Yard regarding Ceasing Operations at all Campuses
In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVES NAME PUBLIC AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE NEW PRESIDENT/CEO
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) today announced the selection of Sheree Anne Kelly as its next president and CEO. Kelly currently is senior vice president of the Public Affairs Council (PAC) in Washington, D.C.
PEACHTREE VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW EXCITING PROGRAMMING
The 12th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF 2017), the Southeast’s premiere international film and arts festival, returns with an exciting schedule of screenings, educational forums and networking from Sep. 21 – 24th at the Defoor Centre & Rolling Out Studios.
Generation Growth Capital, Inc. and Harrell’s Car Wash Systems, Inc. Announce the Acquisition of New England Car Wash Equipment, LLC
Generation Growth Capital Fund III, LP, a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, and Harrell’s Car Wash Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of car wash systems and supplies, today announced the acquisition of New England Car Wash Equipment, LLC.
Media Advisory: Charlotte Business Owners will Learn Smart and Play Hard at b2bTRIBE LIVE RECESS Event