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Meet Greg Boehm, General Manager of Team Industries

Meet Greg Boehm, General Manager of Team Industries

Greg Boehm, General Manager of Team Industries in Andrews, North Carolina discusses the importance of entrepreneurship and having an entrepreneurial mindset.

Meet Leisa Jensen, Co-owner of Hayesville Brewing Company

Meet Leisa Jensen, Co-owner of Hayesville Brewing Company

Leisa Jensen, co-owner of Hayesville Brewing Company talks about starting and growing a brewery in Hayesville North Carolina.

Meet Keisha Dockery, Founder of Black and White Market

Meet Keisha Dockery, Founder of Black and White Market

Keisha Dockery, founder of Black and White Market shares her experience of owning a business in beautiful downtown Murphy, North Carolina.

Meet Aaron Wehr, Co-founder of Wehrloom Honey

Meet Aaron Wehr, Co-founder of Wehrloom Honey

Aaron Wehr of Wehrloom Honey talks about his experience starting and growing his business in Graham County, North Carolina.

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