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for Business North Carolina Vol. 20 Issue 7, July 2000
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After high school graduation in 1965, Darleen Johns went to work as a secretary in state government. Today she is president and owner of Alphanumeric Systems Inc. in Raleigh. In 1999, the 220-employee company earned $60 million. Alphanumeric, which Johns started in 1979, sells, installs, and services the hardware and software used to create computer networks. Johns is Business North Carolina's first Businesswoman of the Year.
The number of corporate jets, which cost between $3.5 and $40 million, has doubled in North Carolina since 1990, with over 450 companies operating their own planes. Increasingly the flights carry fewer CEOs and more computer technicians on critical repair missions at home and abroad. Martin describes various companies that use jets and lists type of aircraft and companies that own them.
Morganton native Linda Rader is nationally-known golf instructor. In 1990, she won the Ladies Professional Golf Association's \"Teaching Pro of the Year\" Award. When Charlotte's new Golf Club at Ballentyne opened in 1997, Rader became director of golf operations. The Linda Rader School of Golf is located nearby. The school can handle up to 12,000 students a year, with a yearly gross of around $1 million.