Midlands Gives Day, the annual 18-hour, online giving challenge hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, raised a record-breaking $3,734,986 via 19,534 individual gifts. The ninth annual online day... Read More
2011 Local Business Winner
Kristian Niemi is the owner of Gervais & Vine and Rosso Trattoria Italia. His signature Wine Goddess events each spotlight a different nonprofit that helps women or children. Niemi donates the food and beverages for each event, in addition to the ticket proceeds which are awarded to the featured charity. Besides helping needy women and children throughout the year, Niemi supports animals in tough situations.