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for Business North Carolina Vol. 19 Issue 6, June 1999
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Michael Brader-Araje is chairman of OpenSite Technologies, Inc., located in the Research Triangle Park. The on-line auction company stated in 1996. Unlike eBay, Inc., where individuals put up items for bid, OpenSite created the first software that allows businesses to conduct their own auctions. Beginning with two workers, the company now employs sixty, and had sales of $2 million in 1998.
Tom Broach is the owner of Broach Sports Tours $ Travel, Inc., based in Charlotte. The company is one of the few travel agencies in the state having a sports niche. Broach customizes sports vacations - transportation, accommodations, tickets - for individuals and groups. The agency led the state in 1998 in bookings to sporting events, with $2.5 million in billings.
Doug Brendle, founder and former CEO of defunct Brendle's chain store, has come out of retirement. Three years ago he opened Doug Brendle's Natural Health Super Store in Winston-Salem. The store is the area's largest organic grocer and has the biggest selection of vitamins and herbal supplements. In 1998, sales were over $2 million.