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for Business North Carolina Vol. 20 Issue 12, Dec 2000
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Jon Marc Department Store in West Jefferson in Ashe County is a runner-up in the 2000 Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year competition. The store, owned and managed by Libby Cockerham, was founded in 1964 and has survived in a period when many family-owned businesses have fallen victim to larger chain stores. The retail clothing and shoe business employs eleven and projects revenues of $1 million in 2000.
Accu-Form Polymers, Inc., based in Warsaw, is Business North Carolina's Small Business of the Year for 2000. Since owner Pat Renfro moved the company from Wake County to Duplin County, the business has grown from $300,000 to $5 million. Products of the plastic molding company include consoles for Highway Patrol cruisers and tops for boats. The company was founded in 1990 and has a current staff of forty-three.
Jasper Engines & Transmission, Inc., Greensboro, is a runner-up in the 2000 Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year competition. Owned by brothers Mark and Dave Harrah, the company sells remanufactured engines and transmissions to customers including Federal Express Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service. Jasper Engines employs seventeen and projects revenues of $10 million in 2000.
A la Cart, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, is a runner-up in the 2000 Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year competition. Founded by Wade Moyer in 1989, the company makes food storage carts for hospitals. A la Cart employs twenty-eight and projects revenues of $8.2 million in 2000.
At five cents, North Carolina's excise tax on cigarettes is the third-lowest in the country. Only Virginia at 2.5 cents and Kentucky at 3 cents are lower. The low tax makes North Carolina fertile ground for cigarette smugglers, who sell stolen cigarettes in states having higher excise taxes, like New York at$1.11 a pack and New Jersey at $.80 a pack.