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Mind matters

Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Impact Financial Systems Inc. provides automation software for financial institutions.

2013-12

High and dry

Small Business of the Year: Our Small Business of the Year's products seal tight, but it excels at hanging loose.

2013-12

The woman in charge

Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Garris Grading and Paving Inc. By the time Angela Alvarez Garris decided to build up an asphalt plant, she was fed up with people who refused to belive a woman could own and operate such a ostensibly manly business.

2013-12

Out of sight

Cover story: Appearances mattered to Gary Smith, from his attire to every aspect of his ad agency and the clients it attracted. Since the ’70s, he and, later, his son had built Smith Advertising & Associates into one of the Southeast’s largest. And he had done it in a place known more for GIs and generals than marketing geniuses. Moving among Fayetteville’s elite, the Smiths made quite an impression. Then — amid lawsuits, investigations and allegations of a Ponzi scheme — the image they crafted crumbled. But what really happened? Were they perpetrators or victims? Ad men know how crucial it is to control the message. But for Gary and Todd Smith, the medium became the message when they dropped
 

2013-12

It's a family tradition

Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Crayton Commercial LLC, a one-man operation in New Bern that had built or revitalized seven shopping centers since 2008.

2013-12

Regional Report Western December 2013

All 51 rooms at Pisgah Inn had been booked, but each was empty.

2013-12

Regional Report Western November 2013

The Sheer Bliss Tupelo Burger is a 50-50 mix of short rib and prime rib.

2013-11

Regional Report Eastern October 2013

Two decades in sales at United Parcel Service Inc. taught Travis Burt and Keith Byrd an important lesson about the logistics industry: There’s always room to negotiate.

2013-10

Regional Report Triangle September 2013

Not all startups are created equal.

2013-09

Their brothers' keepers

Their Brothers' Keepers. The Peyton boys tend to each other and the golf course. If they do the former, the latter will one day be theirs.

2013-08

Regional Report Triangle June 2013

Cary-based nonprofit EntreDot Enterprises helps entrepreneurs connect the dots and learn how to make their businesses a success.

2013-06

Let the sun shine

Industry insiders fear the sun will set on the subsidy that makes solar such a bright spot in a dreary economy.

2013-05

Runs in the family

Mac Jordan spends decades reviving the mill in Saxapahaw his grandfather resurrected.
2013-04

Catching more flies with vinegar

When the market soured, stockbrokers Jenny Fulton and Ashley Furr started Miss Jenny's Pickles in Kernersville.

2013-02

Regional Report Triad April 2012

T-shirt printer and dyer TS Designs' Cotton of the Carolinas brand sources everything — including cotton and manufacturing — within the state.

2012_04

Regional Report Western April 2012

Asheville-based nonprofit Mountain BizWorks Inc. wants to lend larger sums to businesses past the startup phase.

2012_04

Regional Report Western November 2012

A Valle Crucis harness maker finds success by expanding to the military.
2012-11

Regional Report Triangle November 2012

Two Davidson College soccer teammates started Raleigh-based Creasman and Baltz Inc., a high-end pen maker.

2012-11

Regional Report Charlotte October 2012

Neither Bojangles Restaurants Inc. or Price's Chicken Coop in Charlotte received sales boosts from September's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

2012-10

Moving furniture

Bruce Cochrane resurrected his family business because he believes manufacturing will come back from China.

2012-09