Jessica Throneburg, 35
Little Details Boutique, Garner
Throneburg launched a monogramming business in 2012, creating custom personalized products at her dining room table. Since opening a storefront in Garner in 2017, she’s expanded the business to include boutique clothing, jewelry and gifts. She took a hiatus from Little Details in 2015 when her son, Ford, had to spend 160 days at UNC Hospitals’ neonatal intensive care unit. Worried she would have to permanently close the business, Throneburg’s customers and community rallied around her family. “It’s because of their support that we not only survived that year, but thrived,” she says. The N.C. State grad now does the same for others through her #PayingItFord campaign, hosting events and raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Throneburg, who went to high school in Gaston County, also volunteers with the Junior League of Raleigh and has gone on international mission trips to Belize and Uganda, focusing on empowering women in impoverished circumstances.