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HFN, a trade publication, ranks Nancy Webster the third-most-powerful person in home fashion and design, behind French designer Philippe Stark and Martha Stewart. For the past two years, Webster headed Target's design team. In September 2005, she became CEO of Thomasville Furniture and the first woman to run a large furniture maker.
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Broad Street Software Group, Inc., headquartered in Edenton, is a runner-up in the 2005 Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year competition. The company, founded in 1995 by Tully Ryan and Kim Winslow, makes artificial intelligence software. Broad Street Software projects revenues in 2005 of $2.5 million.\r\n
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Rick's Auto Marketing Center is BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine 2005 North Carolina Small Business of the Year. Richard Yow founded the Carthage company, which sells formerly leased vehicles, in 1987. He started the company with four used cars and $800 in his pocket. The company has ten full-time employees, plus part-timers, and projects revenues in 2005 of $4 million.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 25 Issue 12, Dec 2005, p28-30, 32, 34, 36-37, il Periodical Website
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Choice Translating, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, is a runner-up in the 2005 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. Michelle Menard started the company in 1995 with $200, her mother, and a simple definition of success--makes sales of $1 million. The company, which provides linguistics services, has seven full-time employees; can tackle any major language; has a network of around 1,000 contract workers, who can translate written materials and convert speech; and provides interpreters across the state, when there is a medical emergency, social services crisis, or criminal investigation. The company projects revenues in 2006 of $3.5 million.
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Observing a passenger give up a pocketknife before boarding a plane in Charlotte led Heather Lowry to form a company to deal with such occurrences. Lowry and her business partner Sherry Anderson pooled $10,000 in savings to form CheckPoint Mailers, Inc. A Greenville family later invested $100,000. CheckPoint Mailers will ship carry-on-contraband in bomb-resistant boxes at any of twenty-eight U.S. airports wherever the mailer wants. The company has eight full-time employees and twenty-eight contractors. Currently the business is generating about $80,000 a month in sales.
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JHE Production Group Inc., headquartered in Concord, is a runner-up in the 2005 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. The company, founded in 1987 by Jay Howard, provides event planning and production. Currently, all revenue comes from racing-related events. In 2005, JHE put on shows at twenty-five of the thirty-eight races in NASCAR's top circuit, the Nextel Cup. It handles entertainment at the fourteen contests of the Indy Racing League and other racing-themed events. The company projects revenues in 2005 of $5.5 million.
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Mark Singleton is executive director of nonprofit American Whitewater, which is headquartered in Cullowhee. Singleton earned a degree in outdoor education and has worked as a raft guide, skiing instructor, and marketing manager at a Maine resort, and marketing vice president at Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City. As executive director, he lobbies to protect public river access, to improve education for paddlers, and to release dammed up water for recreational use for a certain number of days each year.
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The Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company runs through Moore, Hoke and Cumberland Counties on its forty-six mile trips between Aberdeen and Fayetteville. The line was founded in 1892 by Confederate veteran John Blue, and his descendants still own it. The A & R and North Carolina's twenty-two other short-line railroads are crucial links in getting raw materials to manufacturers and finished goods to consumers.