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 sure that we’re giving back to them as well so Orange County Living Wage provided the expertise as to what constitutes a living wage specifically in our area. We feel very fortunate to be able to pay our employees that living wage.”

Caption for the photo of employees, left to right: Carson Moore, Helena Rudolph, Noreen Mansoor, and Josie Fulton.

Photos by Tom Simon

 

 

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 Services 

Quantum Eye Care

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 clearwindfarm.com. For a list of all of Orange County’s certified living wage employers, click here.

Listen as WCHL shares the news of ClearWind Farm’s living wage certification! 

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 incredible team,” says Vera. “Together, we get a lot of work done and grow a lot of food. Making sure that every member of the team makes a living wage shows that everyone is valued and helps them meet the cost of their basic necessities. Farming is hard work and skilled work, and farmers deserve to earn a living wage. Paying a living wage means our farmers have stable, year-round jobs and can stick around longer than one season, which makes our business more resilient. Skilled long-term farmers make for better vegetables and better service for our CSA customers. It’s taken us a number of years to get to this point, but it feels really good to finally be here, and we believe it’s a win-win situation for all of us.”

For more information, go to tenmothersfarm.com.

For a list of all of Orange County’s certified living wage employers, click here.

Listen as WCHL shares the news of Ten Mothers Farm’s living wage certification! 

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 clients collaboratively and is committed to listening, understanding, and respecting their needs and wishes in order to deliver the home of their dreams.

Listen as WCHL shares the news of New Vista Development’s living wage certification! 

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 not one size fits all. For every member, they deliver proactive health insights that are data-driven, timely, and personalized.

For more information, head to well.co. 

Listen as WCHL shares the news of Well’s living wage certification! 

Orange County Living Wage is pleased to announce that Pure Tree Care has certified as a living wage employer.

Pure Tree Care provides expert-quality tree services. Whether you require services in tree removal, pruning, or trimming, their professional arborists and tree surgeons have the experience and skills to assist. This family-owned tree service business was founded in 1992 and serves Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the surrounding areas. Their prices are affordable – yet each project is tailored to exact client specifications.

Learn more by visiting https://puretreecare.com.

Listen as WCHL shares the news of Pure Tree Care’s living wage certification! 

Orange County Living Wage is pleased to announce that Bowbarr has certified as a living wage employer.

Bowbarr is a bar on West Rosemary Street specializing in cocktails and community gathering space. You can also order wine or gifts on their website for pick up or delivery.

Learn more by visiting www.bowbarrtogo.com.

Listen as WCHL shares the news of Bowbarr’s living wage certification! 

Orange County Living Wage is pleased to announce that The Beehive has certified as a living wage employer.

The Beehive is a fun, funky salon buzzing in the heart of downtown Carrboro, on East Weaver Street. They are a Green Circle Salon Certified salon, and they offer gallery space for local artists as part of the Second Friday Art Walk.

They have been keeping Carrboro cute for more than 15 years!

Learn more by visiting www.thebeehive-salon.com.

Listen as WCHL shares the news of The Beehive’s living wage certification! 

Orange County Living Wage is pleased to announce that Afton Nature School has certified as a living wage employer.

The Carrboro-based preschool has decided to pay their teachers a living wage because they “appreciate their hard work. [We] want them to … keep doing what they love — teaching children!”

The school’s mission is to provide young learners with engaging and enjoyable play experiences that maximize their intellectual, social, and physical development. The design of the program provides for a joyful childhood while preparing students to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Learn more about the Afton Nature School by visiting AftonLittleSchool.com.

Listen as WCHL shares the news of Afton Nature School’s living wage certification!