Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Business North Carolina Vol. 26 Issue 12, Dec 2006
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Sageworks Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, is a runner-up in the 2006 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. The company was founded in 1998 and employs 120 people. CEO Brian Hamilton projects revenues of $7.5 million in 2006. The business creates financial-analysis software. Accountants make up 90 percent of the software's users. Sageworks has ten products. Six analyze for-profit companies; two, industry data; one each for nonprofit companies and personal finances.
Kevin Schoolcraft, president of Masterpiece Staircase and Millwork, Inc., is BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine's 2006 North Carolina Small Business of the Year. The company, which was founded in Matthews in 1987, employs thirteen workers and makes custom staircases and millwork. Staircases for luxury homes can cost $100,000 or more. Schoolcraft bought the company eighteen months ago. It was losing money then, but projected revenues for 2006 are over $1.2 million.
Arcadia Northstar LLC, headquartered in Rutherfordton, is a runner-up in the 2006 Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year competition. The company's managing partners are Tom Williams, Mark Lawing, and Dave Founce. Arcadia was founded in 2001 and employs thirty people. The company projects revenues of $3.3 million in 2006 and provides financial and other services for charter schools.
Elizabeth City Glass Co., headquartered in Elizabeth City, is a runner-up in the 2006 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. The company was founded in 2001 and employs eight people. Company president Shawn LeMond projects revenues of $320,000. Elizabeth City Glass Co. recycles glass, crushing it into a sandy material for such uses as sandblasting, making concrete, and filtering swimming pools.
Steve Harrell is curator of exhibit design at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. He is in charge of maintaining whatever is being displayed at the seven-story, 200,000-square-foot Raleigh museum. Harrell discusses the requirements of his job, which include dusting whale bones the dangle from the ceiling and making certain the mechanical exhibits work.