By Andrew Romano
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--John McCain really, really wants to win. So badly, in fact, that he chose a veep who suffers from the same problem he's always criticizing Obama for--inexperience. Only worse.
If salaries are increasing at Red Ventures as quickly as revenue (more than 5,000 percent in three years), sign me up.
FireFold specializes in retail sales of audio and video cables and other accessories for high-definition television. Its revenue grew to $6 million in 2006 from $200,000 in 2003.
nGroup is a human resources firm that supplies temporary workers to manufacturing and distribution operations. Its clients include The Home Depot Inc. and Target Corp, and revenue grew to $6 million in 2006 from $510,000 in 2003.
Red F, a marketing firm, focuses on nontraditional marketing methods for clients that include Wachovia Corp. and DirectTV. It increased its revenue to $12.8 million in 2006 from $1.7 million in 2003.
Thirty-four other area companies made the top 5,000. Inc. has published the full list in its September issue, and it's also available at www.inc.com.
I used to look up to you, sir.
I'm disappointed in Edwards. Sure, he's human; people make mistakes; nobody's perfect; he isn't the first and won't be the last to cheat; saints have a past and sinners have a future. But I'm disappointed in Edwards mostly because he's weakening my argument.I get into frequent discussions with a good friend of mine who says she believes that all men cheat. She says if and when she decides to get married, as difficult as it may be, she'll just have to bring herself to accept that and hopefully she and her marriage would be able to survive it. I tell her that I don't think all men cheat. I'm not married, but I've never cheated on a girlfriend (do you see the halo above my head?). And I have no plans to ever cheat. But perhaps men like John Edwards, who's been married for 31 years, whose wife has cancer nonetheless, never planned to cheat either.
I used to date a chick who resembles her.
If you go to KISS, I think you'll be thoroughly impressed. It's an upscale, Miami-esque lounge. The location may be a little off-putting at first (it's next to The Red Door and The Gentleman's Club), but don't let that deter you. The guys running this place (the same ones behind the Sunset Club) know how to do it right. And I'm actually glad to see a club opening in Charlotte somewhere other than uptown.
204 W. Woodlawn Rd., Suite H