A deadly tornado outbreak inspired two Pineville-based entrepreneurs to create an Internet-connected home alarm system that warns of bad weather – and can also tell you if you left the refrigerator door open.
Eric Legvold is CEO and co-founder of Davinci Jets, which specializes in aircraft management and private charter flight services. He talks about the company's growth goals and its new sports and entertainment division. Video by Celeste Smith
Mike Fowler was worried. The owner and general manager of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning was confronting a shortage of qualified technicians. The workforce was aging, and demand outweighed supply.
Clients at First Wind Cycling & Fitness might be greeted by Lika, a dog with a heart condition that business owner Karen Hill found at the Humane Society. There might be a crate of adoptable puppies in the lobby. Hill’s intent is for her neighborhood workout studio to succeed both as a business, and as a place of community.
Since losing her job in advertising during the financial crisis, Dina Scherer has spent her days helping women cultivate their own personal styles – finding flattering color palettes, editing closets and taking customers on shopping excursions.