Darn That Dream
Terry and Regina Locklear started a sock business in a textile mill in their hometown of Fort Payne, Ala., in 1991. They named their company Emi-G Knitting, after their daughters, Emily and Gina. Emi-G makes white sport socks for volume customers that in the company's heyday included Russell Athletic. Regina,...Read more
Cultivating Business on a Historic Farm
Lyman Orchards, now entering its 10th generation of family ownership, this year celebrates 275 years of progressive stewardship of the agribusiness founded by John Lyman and his wife, Hope, in 1741. Today, the 37-acre parcel the founders purchased in the heart of Connecticut has grown to 1,100 acres, and the...Read more
'The Home That Service Built'
In 1916, slavery had been abolished for 51 years, but Jim Crow laws continued to segregate blacks from whites in the South—even in death, as people of color were excluded from white funeral homes. A white funeral director, J.F. Floyd, suggested to John Woodward that he open a funeral home...Read more