Monday, December 30, 2013

New year brings new careers for these small-business owners

In the New Year's Day edition of ShopTalk publishing on Wednesday, Caroline McMillan Portillo tells the story of a couple undergoing a complete career reinvention.

Amy and Danny Leon both had high-profile jobs as television producers in the New York-New Jersey area when they decided to become small-business owners.

Now they're new North Carolina residents -- and co-owners of a CKO Kickboxing franchise, located off Prosperity Church Road in northeast Charlotte. CKO opens Jan. 11.

(Photos by Jeff Wilhelm/Charlote Observer)

Check out this video by Observer photographer Jeff Willhelm showing the Leons in their new careers as owners and trainers: