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WCHL Announces Latest Living Wage Certifications

Our thanks to 97.9 FM WCHL for spreading the word about our recently certified living wage employers. Have a listen the short clips below to learn more about these businesses and organizations – and please support them as you can! Spotted Dog Restaurant and Bar  Franklin Motors Hospitality Soltys Place Simple Air Solutions  Rasberry Maintenance […]


OCLW Makes Two July Appearances in The Local Reporter

Orange County Living Wage recently appeared in The Local Reporter on two occasions. On July 1, ‘Pioneering the Living Wage in Orange County: Vimala’s Has Championed Restaurant Workers Since 1994’ was published. An excerpt: “[Vimala] Rajendran pays her restaurant employees $20 to $25 per hour, which is on the high end of service industry salaries. However, […]

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Carrboro Farmers’ Market Welcomes Back Tomato Day

BY ROXANA BOYD Kellogg’s Breakfast, Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, and Super Sweet 100. On Saturday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m. and until noon, these tomato varieties and dozens more will be on full display during the Carrboro Farmers’ Market Tomato Day. The annual event returns to Carrboro Town Commons for the first time since 2019, […]


John Barrow of OCLW Board Named Hometown Hero

This week’s Hometown Hero on WCHL  is John Barrow, a longtime counseling psychologist at Duke who, in his retirement, has served on the board of directors for Orange County Living Wage since it was launched seven years ago. As he prepares to step down from our board, 97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro.com formally recognize Barrow for […]

Simple Ways to Help OCLW’s Mission

Wondering how you can support Orange County Living Wage’s mission? Request some support cards (pictured at right) to distribute to businesses you frequent in the community – we will be happy to mail these to you! Other ways you can pitch in: Request a free OCLW car magnet (pictured at top) by emailing Susan Romaine with your mailing address Follow us […]

Tar Heel Born and Brewed – and a Living Wage Employer!

  The Meantime Coffee Co., located in the campus Y at UNC-Chapel Hill, reinvests the majority of its profits in student scholarships and grants. CEO Carson Moore explains that this philosophy applies to its employees as well. “Everybody that works here is a student with high costs of living and tuition. We want to make […]

Crystal Clear Cleaning: ‘More Like a Family’ Than a Small Business

BY ROXANA BOYD Team lunches, stipends for gas, and a living wage set Crystal Clear Cleaning apart as an employer and housecleaning business in Orange County and the surrounding area. As a certified living wage employer, the business prides itself on its relationship-oriented approach and family-like trust. Owner Jane Meadows regularly takes her two team […]