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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Known For Its Banks, Charlotte Looks Towards Entrepreneurship

Think Charlotte, and you think banking: Bank of America is headquartered here and Charlotte is second in banking to New York.

But some in the business community say innovation, new energy and high tech will soon drive the region. On our visit to Charlotte for the DNC, we visited Packard Place, an old car showroom that’s been converted into an incubator. The first floor is home to non profits, the next floor up houses dozens of for profit start-ups in tiny offices.

Guest:

  • Dan Roselli, Packard Place co-founder

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fahad.firdausi Fahad Firdausi

    Let’s not forget the Ben Craig center and the Ventureprise student business incubator here in Charlotte. Lots of fun student run startups such as WordBiLLY.com, Tapity and many more.

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Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

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Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.