Food / Beverage

Open Oven Brunch and Bakery in Black Mountain, NC | Stephanie & Steven Paulson

Stephanie and Steven Paulson moved to North Carolina from Wisconsin more than a decade ago and spent years developing a signature menu on wheels. The happily married co-owners have built an incredible culinary enterprise that continues to grow each year. Complete with food trucks and a recently opened brick-and-mortar spot, the two are taking over…

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Patricia Wallwork | Milos Tea

The Tea Company That’s Making A Difference Patricia Wallwork is the award-winning CEO of Milo’s Tea, a family-owned business that specializes in high-quality, fresh lemonade and tea products. With plant locations in several states, Wallwork is leading the company through several expansions while continuing a mission that benefits employees, customers, and communities along the way.…

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Entrepreneur Company Spotlight: Young Plantation

Young Plantation’s Century of Success Nearly one hundred years ago, Young Plantation began its South Carolina legacy as the Young Pecan Company. It has since been the world’s largest pecan shelling distributor and offers countless quality southern favorites to sample at its flagship store in Florence, SC. The company has been passed down from generation…

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Red Rooster Coffee

Coffee With a Conscious Red Rooster Coffee is a coffee company that has a conscience. Their motto is simple “Taking Good Care of Our Coffee, Our People, Our Farmers, Our Planet”. Founded in Floyd, VA, in 2010 by high school sweethearts Haden Polseno-Hensley and Rose McCutchan, Red Rooster Coffee has proven time and time again…

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Krispy Kreme Entrepreneurship

If you’ve been to anyone of Krispy Kreme’s over 1,000 locations, you’re no stranger to the glowing “Hot Now” sign that can make any car stop in its tracks and turn right around to get a fresh, hot Krispy Kreme doughnut. Since 1937, the brand has been delighting customers with their one-of-a-kind yeast-raised doughnut recipe…

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Mt. Olive Pickles History

When entrepreneurship is usually discussed, the story is usually that of an individual who had a great idea and turned that idea into a successful business. Often we forget that behind every great idea is an even greater team of individuals who helped make that idea a reality. From the ideas of Shirkey Baddour to…

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Texas Pete Entrepreneurship

The Sauce that Took a Family from Rags to Riches Texas Pete is a name known around the country, especially for their trademark Hot Sauce. Most people would assume that Texas Pete was born in, well Texas, not so, it was actually founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Like many new enterprises, Texas Pete was started…

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Village Tavern

Scott Richardson: Founder of Village Tavern Scott Richardson is the successful founder and CEO of the original Village Tavern located in Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem, NC, as well as the multiple locations that have opened since its successful start in 1984. What began as a fairly hesitant business decision has since grown into a franchise composed…

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Crafting a Food Empire

If you’re from Greensboro, North Carolina, odds are you’ve probably dined at one of the restaurants graced by the unique expertise of Kristina Fuller. In addition to the locally famed Crafted: The Art of the Taco, Fuller also opened Crafted: The Art of Street Food and Bites and Pints, and served as a consultant for…

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