• Appalachia Cookie Co

    David Holloman’s Appalachia Cookie Co.

    December 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    A hot, homemade cookie just might be the ultimate comfort food. Each single serving disc of dough feels like a special dessert made for one, tempting grown adults to eschew daily dietary concerns and revert back to carefree childhood pleasures. The full article continues below. Click to open in fullscreen…...

  • Mary Carol Koester

    Mary Carol Koester: Reinvention, Transformation, Evolution

    December 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    When first meeting Mary Carol Koester,it would appear she has devoted her life to fashion and art, since both are such a huge part of her past and present. One look around her meticulously neat, light-filled studio in north Asheville, reflects a person who appreciates the beauty found in calm order and artistic displays. She ...

  • Marthaler Jewelers

    Bench Warmer: Andy & Tonya Marthaler

    December 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    Detroit Lakes is the seat of Becker County, Minnesota. It has a base population of just under 9,000, but that can swell to as much as 13,000 when the tourists and the “summer people” arrive. Tourism is the basis of the town’s economy; folks come from all over to fish, sail, scuba dive, or just ...

  • Sweet and Savory 2014

    Sweet & Savory 2014

    December 2014 • Current Edition, Leisure & Libation, Sweet & Savory

    Starting a new business is never an easy undertaking, but it can be an exciting adventure that will lead someone in a new direction. Launching a business is a demanding task, but the rewards of owning and running your own business can be great. It is the American capitalistic way, the essence of our country.  ...

  • Crowdfunding-feature

    The Secrets of Crowdfunding

    December 2014 • Current Edition, Local Industry

    You’ve got a great business idea or passion project, now all you need is a little cash to get started.  Funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the Internet, is what crowdfunding is all about. There are three basic participants: the person or group looking ...


Forrest Merithew

What can go wrong when business is play?

December 2014

There is a whole new wave of outfitter, rental, resort, and guide businesses hosting a wide range of outdoor experiences and recreation. Similarly, demand and...

Capital Adventurist

Shulls Mill Road

A Digestif: Easy Day Hikes for the Holiday Season

October 2014

Thanksgiving is about food and family. A house is chosen, sometimes in a rotation, and everyone who doesn’t live there hops on the road and starts driving....

Friars in the Forest

Friars in the Forest

October 2014