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July 27, 2017

NEW YORK — While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition.

It was a calculated risk. "I felt I was going to lose…


Companies offer quirky perks to help keep top workers

July 26, 2017

NEW YORK — Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attract and keep the best workers.

The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically…


Home jewelry business looks to expand

July 24, 2017

Some people will say they do their best work in the comfort of their own homes.

Rocky Mount resident Peggy Davis can attest to that statement. For the past four years, Davis has been making a variety of different unique and colorful jewelry from necklaces, bracelets and earrings all handmade at her…


Kornegay receives company award

July 24, 2017

Money Concepts International recognized top advisors during its recent Financial Planning Congress held in Savannah, Ga. Lemuel W. Kornegay III received the Millionaires Club Award, which recognizes top advisors within the company.

Kornegay is an independent financial advisor with Money Concepts…