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John and Cynthia Ham were expecting their first child in 1997. Being unable to find black-themed images to decorate the nursery, the Hams had an artist paint a mural featuring African images and black angels. Reaction to the decorations led the Hams to believe they had a marketable idea. After advertising their product, ethnic-themed wallpaper borders, on the Internet and at trade shows, their Huntersville-based company, Cultural Hangups, Inc., signed a contract with Lowe's in 2004, to carry two of their ethnic-themed wallpaper borders. Ham says the contract will be worth between $3 million to $5 million over the next two years.
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Bob Orr grew up in Hendersonville and has been executive director of the Raleigh-based North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law since 2003. Before assuming this position, he graduated from UNC Law School, served eight years on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and was in his second term on the North Carolina Supreme Court when he retired in 2003. Orr has strong feelings against economic incentives, an approach used by states and localities to attract businesses to their areas through tax breaks, money, and other inducements. Incentives allow corporations to play states against each other to receive extraordinary benefits. He hopes his institute will develop alternatives to this approach.
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In 1976, Grant Dial, a Maxton native and Lumbee Indian, quit college with one semester remaining to begin making and selling jewelry. He opened his business, Grant Dial Silversmith, in Red Springs. His work is an adaptation of Navajo-style pieces that use turquoise, onyx, and coral. Prices for his jewelry range from $50 to $10,000.
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In the Atlantic Coast Conference, intercollegiate sports teams bring nationwide attention to the member universities and revenues to fund programs. Roush discusses a secondary source of revenues from sports-–royalties from items sold with college logos. Revenues from this source vary from year to year, fluctuating with the successes or failures of the conference teams.
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Tim Donley, a mechanical engineer by training and an accomplished player of old mountain tunes, makes and repairs violins. He opened his shop in Charlotte in 2000 and by 2002, had run out of space. Now settled in Charlotte's 1890s Elizabeth neighborhood, Donley discusses his work and creations.
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