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June 21, 2021

OFB Success Story: IMEX Studios

Kevin Taylor, owner of IMEK Studios in Charlotte shares the value of community involvement, especially as a business owner, and how he remained focused on community when he had to pivot during the pandemic.

June 16, 2021

OFB Success Story: Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

As COVID-19 displaced countless workers in the Charlotte region, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont created opportunities for unemployed and displaced individuals to learn new skills and embark on a new career path.

June 1, 2021

OFB Success Story: Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas

In the midst of the pandemic, Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas was able to pivot after canceling their highly-anticipated annual career fair that attracted over 10,000 people to investing in new technology to develop a virtual program called JA Ignite.

May 24, 2021

OFB Success Story: National Center on Institutions and Alternatives

With a mission to get people back to work, COVID-19 forced the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives to re-think the execution of its workforce development programs.

May 12, 2021

OFB Success Story: Tech Elevator

With the goal of helping both individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce, Tech Elevator provided hope and an exciting new career outlook for many who lost work and/or faced major financial challenges.

May 6, 2021

OFB Success Story: International Truck of Tacos

Blanca Gonzalez, owner of International Truck of Tacos, knows the importance of putting your heart into what you love. After combating the initial challenges with starting her food truck, she then faced the impacts of the pandemic. Staying true to her foundation, Gonzalez shares how she trusted her heart and found the help that she needed.

April 20, 2021

OFB Success Story: The Savage Way

The Savage Way was in high demand, creating clean graffiti messaging and moss art as a medium for messaging and branding. Then COVID-19 hit. The co-owners Torrie Savage and Paula Bartlett, share how they were able to pivot their non-traditional creative agency, during the midst of the pandemic.

April 16, 2021

OFB Success Story: YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Amid an incredibly difficult year, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte faced unforeseeable changes to its organization as a result of COVID-19. When the pandemic reached Charlotte in March 2020, the YMCA was confronted with a projected loss of millions in revenue and the elimination of several full-time positions.

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