Power 100 icons and change agents

Power 100 icons and change agents

Horsing around, Mark Bellissimo aims to remake Tryon area

Mark Bellissimo is the central figure behind this summer’s World Equestrian Games at Tryon International Equestrian Center, in the foothills at the bottom of the grade in Mill Spring.

Lawyer Frank Emory makes a case for North Carolina

Emory’s main agenda item is to spread the benefits of economic development beyond the state’s three big metro areas.

Robert Barnhill Jr.’s leaves tracks across eastern N.C.

Professional Services Robert E. Barnhill Jr. Partner, Barnhill Contracting, 70 By Teri Saylor Photo provided by Barnhill Contracting Robert E. Barnhill Jr. can’t remember a time when he was not [...]

Leah Wong Ashburn leads the craft-beer bandwagon

Leah Wong Ashburn became president in 2015. She’s rolling out new brews and branding that evoke Highland’s mountain roots.

Dale Jenkins builds bridges among North Carolina health care professionals

Dale Jenkins wins plaudits from his work at Medical Mutual, which provides malpractice insurance and other services to 13,000 physician-owners in 18 states, and from a lengthy civic résumé.

Roy Carroll II builds an empire of ‘sticks and bricks’

Roy Carroll II has emerged as one of North Carolina’s most successful real-estate developers.

Who’s got the influence: The North Carolina Power 100 list

These are 100 of the most influential business and nonprofit leaders in North Carolina as of February 2018. Business North Carolina selected the names after gathering information and talking with [...]

North Carolina Power 100

North Carolina Power 100