Entries by andreacash

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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 […]

Summer Careers Academy to Provide Pathway to Apprenticeship and a Living Wage

BY ROXANA BOYD On Feb. 22, the Chamber for a Greater Chapel-Hill Carrboro launched the Summer Careers Academy, a new apprenticeship program that will connect young adults with local employers for eight weeks of career training. This summer, the “Building Our Future” inaugural program in Orange County will facilitate apprenticeships in the construction trades. Leaders […]

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ClearWind Farm Now Living Wage Certified

Orange County Living Wage is happy to announce that ClearWind Farm is now a living wage employer. The 200-acre farm is located 15 minutes west of Chapel Hill and offers equine-assisted psychotherapy, learning workshops, horseback riding lessons, and yoga. Clearwind Farm was founded in 2000 by Suzanne and Matt Case.  For more information, go to […]

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Ten Mothers Farm Now Living Wage Certified

Orange County Living Wage is happy to announce that Ten Mothers Farm is now a living wage employer. Ten Mothers Farm is a small farm in Cedar Grove growing organic, nutrient-dense vegetables for a CSA and local restaurants. The farm was founded by Gordon Jenkins and Vera Fabian in 2016. “The Ten Mothers Farm crew is an […]

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New Vista Development Now Living Wage Certified

Orange County Living Wage is pleased to announce that New Vista Development has certified as a living wage employer. New Vista Development is a boutique custom home design and building company based in Chapel Hill. They work in Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties. Their success is driven by Kurt Mueller’s enjoyment of the design process. He works with […]

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Well Is Now Living Wage Certified

Orange County Living Wage is pleased to announce that Well has certified as a living wage employer. Located on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, Well is a health tech startup offering on-demand health guides and habit-forming journeys. Well’s concierge health team delivers easy-to-understand explanations, health guidance, and active assistance — live and on-demand. This is […]