A special congratulations goes out to our CEO, Bradley Rhyne, for being named one of Charlotte's top 30 individuals under the age of 30. Requirements for selection being a heavy involvement in community service along with career achievement, there was some pretty stiff competition. Obviously, we aren't surprised, but in a city full of people rising through the ranks to achieve their dreams and goals, it is nice to see what we already know acknowledged by everyone else!
The feature, as originally published by Elevate Lifestyle Magazine
Bradley David Rhyne
Company Name: Ole Mason Jar
Position: CEO & Chief Editor
How long have you lived in Charlotte?
I actually grew up just out of Charlotte, and have worked in Charlotte the past 6 years.
What’s your occupation and position?
CEO and Co Founder, OLE MASON JAR
Are you involved in any community activities or projects?
OLE MASON JAR is very involved, we advocate with our “Buy a Shirt, Feed a Family” campaign, where for every item we sell, we donate a portion of the proceeds to feeding an entire family to local organizations (Second Harvest Food Bank).
Have you received/earned any recent achievements/awards?
Voted Best Casual Clothing Brand in Charlotte in the 2014 Elevate Lifestyle Best of Awards and Finalist at the 2013 Belk Southern Designer Showcase for OLE MASON JAR
What are your hobbies or interests?
I am an avid photographer, love to travel and also love to learn new things and find new hobbies.
What is your favorite quote that you stand by?
“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time”. – Anthony J. D’Angelo
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would love to be sitting on the beach, but that is probably a 10 to 15 year goal. In 5 years I would like to see OLE MASON JAR in your major big box retail, along with some brick and mortar store fronts in Charlotte, New York and Chicago. Additionally, hope to have made a unique and substantial impact in the local community.
Can you share one thing that is on your bucket list?
Back pack and photograph Europe and Asia.
Tell us a little bit more about you?
I am married, have a great and supportive family and have multiple passions and interests. In addition to being the CEO of OLE MASON JAR, I am a freelance photographer and also an analyst and VP at Bank of America. I am a believer that in this day and age, your most successful individuals are well versed and good at multiple things, not just one or two. Additionally, am strong in my faith, and attribute all my success to God.
What is a fun fact about yourself that no one knows?
I have a fear of spiders.
In your opinion, how do you contribute to the community?
I contribute to my local community through volunteering and financial donations.