Studio J Dance Center – For the Love of Dance

Dance Studio in Asheboro

Laura Thornburg grew up dancing. She started lessons at age 5 in Greensboro, graduated from Guilford College with a Sports Management degree and came to Asheboro to work at a local dance studio. She met and married Zack Thornburg and stayed in Asheboro. She wanted to do her own thing, artistically, so in 2001 she opened Studio J Dance Center. For the first several years she was located at 105 Worth Street, until she moved to their current space on Taft Street. She chose Guilford College because her dad coached…

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Grinz Orthodontics – Where Confidence Beginz with a Smile

Greensboro Orthodontist

Dr. Richard Ziehmer grew up in Tucson, Arizona. It was during a routine visit to his family dentist as a junior at the University of Arizona at Tucson that he realized that’s what he wanted to do. That summer, he job shadowed his dentist, and that fall he began focusing on courses that would help him prepare for dental school. He attended dental school at Indiana University and graduated in 2003. He began his orthodontic training at St. Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education, graduating in December, 2005 with…

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Allen Automotive & Tire – Celebrating 25 Years!

Allen Automotive, Tires, Garage, Mechanics

Mike Allen grew up in Randolph County, graduating from Eastern Randolph High School. During his school years, he worked on cars in the family garage with his dad, Britt Allen. After graduation he became a mechanic and worked at various places in Greensboro and High Point before deciding to go out on his own and starting Allen Automotive & Tire. He rented a garage on S Fayetteville Street for a couple of years, before realizing he wanted to build his own. He purchased the land on E Salisbury Street, and…

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J. Brewer & Co. Hair Studio – 16 Years and Growing!

J. Brewer & Co. Hair Salon

J. Brewer & Co Hair Studio opened its doors on July 3, 2001 in a 600 sq. ft. office space with four hair stylists. After six months, owner and stylist Jennifer Brewer knew the salon would need more space soon. Two and a half years later, they moved to a new space on Cox Street, with 1,200 sq. ft., eight stylists and added a nail technician. Six years later, with the cost of commercial rent on the rise, they began looking for a piece of property to purchase. A mutual…

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