Montreat College alumni are leaning into their calling and career daily. Their dedication did not stop after graduation, and we are proud to recognize it! We invite you to use the Created in the Cove network to find an alumni-owned business near you.

Name of BusinessPhysical AddressIndustryDescriptionWebsiteContact
Matt Paul MediaOther Professional ServicesMatt Paul Media is a wedding videography, photography and production service. Our aim is to bring your wedding to life and help create memories that will last a lifetime Christiansen '17
Edney B. Cheshire, CPA5410 Chatfield Square, Greensboro, NC 27410Legal and FinancialCPA tax practice.Ed Cheshire '70
Carolina Mountain Soap CompanyPersonal CareI make artisan soap and sell it. I use natural oils and butters, skin safe fragrances and colorants. DeVore '21
Elaine Robinson BeattieOther Professional ServicesElaine Robinson Beattie, MSML, is an inspirational speaker, leadership coach, facilitator, and trainer. Supporting executives, mid-level managers, entrepreneurs, and faith - based leaders to be more effective and efficient as you build high performing teams. She has spent over 25 years as a senior executive of fortune 500 companies. (Robinson) Beattie '09
Black Mountain Tshirts125 Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711Other Professional ServicesBlack Mountain Tshirts, located inside Europa in downtown Black Mountain, provides customization and direct-to-garment printing of tshirts, face masks, aprons, baby bibs, and other apparel. We don’t charge a design fee, and we don’t require a minimum order. We offer special pricing for wholesale and for large groups. & Kim McMurtry '92
Europa125 Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711RetailEuropa is a gift shop bringing a touch of Europe to Black Mountain's downtown historic district. We import gifts from 17 European countries, including handpainted Polish pottery, handmade wooden and pewter Christmas ornaments from Germany, Scottish tartan accessories, French soaps and pocket knives, Italian glass, Swedish Dala horses, and more! & Tom McMurtry '92
Rent This RodTravel, Transportation, and LodgingRent this rod rents high end fly fishing equipment and ships it anywhere in the continental United States.http://www.rentthisrod.comBrian Guengrich '06
Karen Collins Counseling, PLLC1143 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711Health and MedicineClinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Addiction Counselinghttp://www.karencollinscounseling.comKaren (Blankenship) Collins '83 '16
Coffee Made BetterAdvertising and MarketingStopping Bad Coffee Lancaster '18 and Brien Lancaster '18
Carolina Eastern Whse1150 Shop Rd., Columbia, SC 29201Other Professional ServicesWe are one of the largest fertilizer and agricultural chemical manufacturer/distributors in the country based out of Charleston, SC. Our particular service region handles the Midlands and Piedmont of SC, and the mountains and foothills of WNC. We will celebrate our 50th year as a company in 2022! McGill '86
Coffee and Clay HandmadesRetailCoffee and Clay hand makes polymer clay earrings. The business grew out desire to bring joy and encouragement to ladies like myself. I know a good pair of earrings and an encouraging word can go a long way! Coffee and Clay has also partner with LOT Ministries, in Asheville, NC. 10% of the proceeds are donated to LOT each month. Nieman Martin '12

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