Kenzie Brendle and Kristin Watson from Purvelo

Meet Kenzie Brendle and Kristin Watson from Purvelo Cycle Studio, opening soon in Chapel Hill! Owned by Kristin and her husband, this small, locally owned family business is looking forward to working in the community and will offer various memberships. This cycle studio will be on W. Franklin Street by the new Target. Purvelo makes sure their riders are not taking themselves too seriously, but rather having a fun time. To find out more about Purvelo head to

Listen to Kenzie and Kristin’s full interview on WCHL here.

Steven Clausnitzer from Forever Labs

Meet Steven Clausnitzer, CEO at Forever Labs, here in Chapel Hill. Forever Labs was founded by a group of biomedical research scientists ad medical doctors with the goal of helping people live longer, healthier lives through preserving adult stem cells. Through research, his team found that adult stem cells age as they older, so they are working to get people to preserve them younger. To find out more about the Forever Lab head to


Listen to Steven Clausnitzer’s full interview on WCHL here.

Steven King from the UNC Emerging Technologies Lab

Meet Steven King, a professor of interactive and multimedia at UNC. King is involved with the Emerging Technologies Lab, which explores ways to tell stories in new and interactive ways — such as immersive virtual reality experiences. Projects in the lab are student-led, with a recent project being chat boxes for artificial intelligence. To find out more about the Emerging Technologies Lab, head to









Listen to Steven King’s full interview on WCHL here.

Bandido’s Mexican Cafe

Meet Tony Sustaita, owner of Bandido’s, an informal sit-down restaurant and cantina in Chapel Hill and Hillsboro. It has been a downtown Chapel Hill staple for over 20 years now. You can find Bandido’s in two dining halls on UNC campus, as well as, their TacoTopia food truck around town. To find out more information about Bandido’s go to







Listen to Tony Sustaita’s full interview on WCHL here.


TSI Healthcare

Meet David Dickson, founder, and CEO of TSI Healthcare a thriving business in Chapel Hill. Founded in 1997, TSI started with just one person and now has grown to a team of one-hundred fifty-five people. TSI is a national leader in the sales and support of customized  NextGen® Practice Management and Electronic Health Record software.  Find out more about TSI Healthcare at

Listen to David Dickson’s full interview on WCHL here.


Launch Chapel Hill

Meet Dina Rousset, program manager from Launch Chapel Hill, a startup accelerator located on West Rosemary street in Carrboro. Dina envisions Launch as the central hub for entrepreneurs in the local ecosystem. She believes that deep connections in the community create an incomparable network of resources. Find out more about Launch Chapel Hill at


Listen to Dina Rousset’s full interview on WCHL here.


Altis Biosystems

Meet Michael Biron, CEO of Altis Biosystems in Chapel Hill. It is a research company focusing on stem cell technologies testing effects of medicine/diseases and more in human biology. Find out more about Altis Biosystems at

Listen to Michael Biron’s full interview on WCHL here.


1789 Venture Labs

Meet Kris Hergert, with 1789 Venture Labs connected with UNC. It is a freeform, community defined space available to any current UNC students and recent alumni. Venture Labs is an initiative focusing on students, entrepreneurship and innovation. To find out more ago to


Listen to Kris Hergert’s full interview on WCHL here.


Kidzu Children’s Museum

Meet Lisa Van Deman, with Kidzu Children’s Museum at University Place, right here in Chapel Hill. This fall their theme is Play is Universal, focusing on iniatives and projects reaching to serve all kids in the area. Kidzu is not just a place, but a movement that is accessible to everyone. Go to to find out more about upcoming events, how you can help and to hear more about their theme: Play is Universal”.

Listen to Lisa Van Deman’s full interview on WCHL here.