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for Business North Carolina Vol. 19 Issue 3, Mar 1999
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In the 20th-century, 20 individuals made their marks in a number of businesses and in so doing changed the direction of business in the state. They include J. Spencer Love (textiles), William H. Belk (retail), Jonathan W. Daniels (publishing), and A.J. Fletcher (broadcasting).
Edward Towns, 79, of Monroe, works from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week as the president and only employee of Oz Worldwide. He is an inventor, holding over 200 patents from childproof bottle caps to a way to thaw frozen juice containers in the microwaves.
After twenty years, Franklin Garland's plan to be the state's only Perigord truffle farmer is starting to pay off. Truffles are much sought after for the flavor they add to food and can cost $350 a pound. In 1998, Garland Gourmet Mushrooms & Truffles, Inc., located in Hillsborough, turned a profit. In 1999, the company expects revenues of $200,000.