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Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. The company serves clients in more than 150 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Belk, Inc. has been serving customers since 1988. Generations of Southern shoppers have come to rely on their local Belk stores to provide the latest merchandise, friendly service, fair prices and a satisfaction guaranteed policy that has made Belk the department store of choice in its markets.

Belk stores are leading distributors of many top U.S. designer and national brands of cosmetics, apparel, accessories, shoes and home furnishings, and also offers exclusive lines of private brand merchandise. Belk has a strong tradition of community service and philanthropy through The Belk Foundation and volunteering time, talents and leadership to numerous civic and charitable organizations and community improvement efforts. Visit us at

Carolina Business Interiors is a leading Knoll dealership that has provided workplace strategy and furniture solutions to an impressive group of clients for the past 19 years. Founded in Charlotte in 1993, the company has rapidly grown and now has six locations in the Carolinas – Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Durham, Charleston and Greenville, S.C. – and has most recently added a seventh location in Knoxville, Tennessee to cover the East Tennessee markets.

As a Knoll furniture dealer, CBI is a company that delivers a range of products that reflect superior quality, which means in turn we must also deliver superior services to match. Known for meeting our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations at every touch, CBI’s mission is simple – to be the best contract furniture dealership in the industry. CBI achieves this mission by operating on three guiding principles: providing a challenging and rewarding work environment for our associates, relentlessly pursuing excellence in everything we do and managing profitability to ensure longevity.

Deeply rooted in the Charlotte community, CBI is an active local partner of the Charlotte Chamber and is committed to supporting and giving back to the communities in all of our markets. Our associates and our executive leadership recognizes the importance of giving back to a community that has supported our business from the very beginning. This is why as a company we partner with numerous businesses and local charities within the area to provide assistance whenever possible. Vist us at