Pulling Back the Curtain on Carolina Shutters & Blinds

No matter how big or how small, and regardless of the commodity, all businesses have two things in common:  1) a starting point and 2) a dream of success.    Carolina Shutter & Blinds is no exception, and for 30 years, the company has grown upon a foundation of commitment, excellence, and quality.   A combination […]

Summer Camp Builds a Family

I was never a summer camp kid. I grew up in the era of playing outside, making mud pies, riding my bike to the corner store with loose change for candy and only needing to be home when the street lights turned on. The only requirement was to bring my grandmother back a Mr. Goodbar.  […]

Take the Vacation!

I remember when I had my daughter, everyone told me that vacations and traveling would never happen for me. Being a young mother, I was told a lot of things would never come to fruition, that so much of my life was now going to be put on hold and change course. One of those […]

Fun for the Whole Family at the Piedmont Earth Day Fair

Families are invited to a fun and educational community celebration – the annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. The festival, hosted by local non-profit organization Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA), is packed with family-friendly activities and demonstrations, great food and music, artwork, and interesting exhibits – all free to the public. “Earth Day is a great time […]


By Kali Newlen-Burden | Photos By J. Sinclair Craving a change at home but don’t know where to begin? Wondering if it’s time to relocate or renovate? ICON Custom Builders is experienced with these questions many homeowners face. After fifteen years of transforming homes in the Triad, ICON is prepared to guide families toward feeling […]

Truliant Makes Mortgage Closing Easier

Buying a home is the biggest purchase that most consumers make.  The benefits – like building equity and giving homebuyers the power to customize their surroundings – make owning a home a transformational experience. When the search is over and it begins to look like the end is in sight – until it’s time to […]

Stokes Insurance Group Mindful of What Matters Most

While Debbie Stokes has worked in the insurance industry for 21 years, she is most proud of having successfully owned her own agency for the past 11 years. And with a convenient new location on Shallowford Road in Lewisville, the Stokes Insurance Group, an independent North Carolina insurance agency, is poised to keep growing! “Now […]


This year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC commemorates its 40th year of service, and their team is celebrating the people and organizations that have made their mission possible. Many have storied histories and continue to support the Food Bank’s work to build a healthy, hunger-free community for everyone. TW Garner Food Company is […]

Transform Your Kitchen in Five Days

Peter Mahoney is all about two things:  quality and efficiency.  In today’s world—those are two highly coveted and valued attributes.  As a construction professional, Peter has an extensive catalog of experience, especially when it comes to kitchen renovations.  Peter shared, “We know that there’s a host of emotions that go into a remodeling project.  There’s […]

Succession Planning – Preparing the Family Farm

Jill Ransom’s story is familiar.  She spent her adulthood living apart from the family business, visiting the farm several times a year.  At the reading of the will, arrangements provided Jill five years to decide.  Within two years and a series of unexpected events, Jill’s family farm became another statistic. Only 20% of family farms […]

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