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In the midst of Charleston’s boom, Karen Thrower sees some gaps. She sees black-owned businesses needing help to gain visibility and ground. So now, there’s an app for that. Thrower created Kharis Connect, a mobile directory of black-owned businesses in the Charleston area. It offers a digital home for a group of businesses that often suffer from a limited online presence. But for a natural born connector like Thrower, that’s not enough.

The time that goes into actually doing it is it's not easy. I literally go and knock on people's doors.

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Karen Thrower CHAS Innovates June Issue Edited 1 William Crooks

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