Why Fly When You Can Have a Mobile Office?

The Van in Black Mobile Office

I have noticed a trend lately that I believe may create a paradigm shift with the way corporate travelers look at short distance travel and the costs and hassle associated with flying. With the high costs of fuel, and as a result, the elevated costs for air travel, businesses are looking at either reducing the … Full Story

Vicario – The Ultimate Spirits Experience


It is rare for us to highlight a single location in a post. We have really only done this with the major airports that we support and the Tryon International Equestrian Center; all of which are large establishments that have wide regional interests. We generally tend to describe regions and then get into the specifics … Full Story

Why Have an Elevated Wine Experience?

An Elevated Wine Experience

You might be wondering what is an “elevated wine tour”? Let’s start with some important facts: North Carolina boasts more than 200 wineries and 2,300 grape-bearing acres producing more than 1.1 million cases of wine each year and generates around $1.97 billion per year in economic impact and 10,000 jobs. Almost 2 million tourists a … Full Story

North Carolina Wine Tours

North Carolina Wine Tours

The wine industry in North Carolina is exploding in terms of both growth (the number of wineries) and popularity (the number of people visiting the wineries). It is a huge economic boom for the state having almost a 2 billion dollar impact on the economy and supporting over 10,000 jobs. While all of this sounds … Full Story

Van in Black Receives Small Business Relief Grant

Van in Black

We were pleasantly surprised this week to learn that Van in Black was a recipient of the Small Business Relief Grant that was provided by Facebook.  This was a program put together by Facebook where they offered up 100 million dollars to support small businesses who have experienced operating challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  To be eligible, a company had to operate in or near a location where Facebook operates.  Luckily for us, this happens to be the case since Facebook maintains a data center in our home county of Rutherford, NC.  There were some other restrictions as well:

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