Sisters Jessica and Wendy Clark are cleaning up in the cleaning business.
In 1994, Wendy founded Carpe Diem Cleaning in Durham with three clients and $100. Her goal was to make a living, serve others and live without regret.
And she has done just that.
With the help of Jessica, the business reached the $1 million annual revenue mark in 2011, it's expanded to Greensboro and has about 400 clients and 33 employees. But most importantly, it's allowed Wendy the chance to help the people around her. She's transformed a hosiery mill into a center for nonprofits, one of which helps refugees adjust to life in the United States, and founded Bless Durham as a way to connect faith-based communities.
Correspondent Monica Chen tells the story of Wendy and Jessica Clark and Carpe Diem in Wednesday's Durham News, Read it here.