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January 19, 2021

OFB Success Story: Training to Work an Industry Niche

When the COVID-19 outbreak started, Training to Work an Industry Niche pivoted operations. Training to Work an Industry Niche (TWIN) provides training programs to support workforce development initiatives within local communities, but the non-profit organization was forced to pivot its plans in early 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, TWIN lost revenue because […]

December 17, 2020

OFB Success Story: Vito’s Pizza Truck

Family is everything. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s the reason we go to work every day, and for Jonathan Neighbors, owner of Vito’s Pizza Truck, family is the reason he’s an entrepreneur. “I grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia,” Neighbors says. “My grandfather launched the first Vito’s Pizza there in 1993. […]

October 26, 2020

OFB Success Story: Enat Ethiopian

Tehetina “Tina” Tedla, owner of Enat Ethiopian, says she wants to do more than share the delicious food her mother cooked for her family and friends growing up, she also wants to introduce her culture to the Charlotte area.

October 16, 2020

OFB Success Story: Daily Mews Cat Cafe

Passion is something that Andy and Tamara Leicester, owners of Daily Mews Cat Cafe on Monroe Road in Charlotte, have in droves. Or in their case, colonies.

October 9, 2020

OFB Success Story: CLT Find

Local retailer supports homegrown artists and “makers”

October 5, 2020

OFB Success Story: NC Music Center

To help spread the joy and rewards of music, NC Music Center on Monroe Road will soon be offering free online lessons for beginners. 

September 25, 2020

OFB Success Story: Charlotte Barber and Beard

Looking good through tough times with Marcus Clark of Charlotte Barber and Beard.

September 17, 2020

OFB Success Story: Switchin’ Kitchens

Any entrepreneur can tell you that the formula for success includes hard work, determination, and resilience. But what about faith? What about that thing inside of you that urges you along new paths in life?

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