Ron E. Doggett, Chairman and CEO of GoodMark Foods, Inc., has led his company to first place in meat snacks production and marketing. The company, known for its Slim Jim snack, produces forty percent of the market.
Joseph S. Koury builds on a grand scale in Greensboro - the state's largest convention hotel, largest private convention center, and one of the state's largest shopping centers. Now he is creating Grandover, a $1-billion, 1,500-acre mixed use development.
Runzheimer International, a management consulting firm, has rated Fayetteville the nation's best business travel bargain for 1997, out of 200 cities surveyed. Items compared included ground transportation, hotels, and restaurant meals.
Klaussner Furniture Inc., of Asheboro, heads the list of private companies in sales volume for the fourth straight year. The company is also the fourth-largest furniture manufacturer in the country. Recently, it began production of products for Sealy.
Rising air fares and hotel costs can make travel budgets a major company expense, forcing businesses to seek ways to economize. Wachovia, for example, purchased a company jet for two daily round trips between Winston-Salem and Atlanta.
Less than 20 women among the nation's 300 Division 1 colleges and universities are athletic directors. Judith Rose, athletic director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 1990, is known as a straightforward, no-nonsense administrator.
A century ago, family owned newspapers were the public's source for news and advertising. Today their choices include newspaper conglomerates, online information, digital television, and cable systems.