Dr. Lynn Yanyo Appearing on "Good Morning America" at Raleigh City Plaza

  • Raleigh City Plaza

Dr. Lynn Yanyo, President/Owner of Slateplate™, inspiring new ideas for serving and entertaining, will be live on “Good Morning America” the morning of Wednesday, May 3 at Raleigh City Plaza in downtown Raleigh, NC. Dr. Yanyo’s appearance is part of the popular morning television show’s “Deals and Steals on Wheels” traveling event.

Dr. Yanyo will be available to media before and after the event to speak to the challenges and opportunities of launching a woman-owned startup in the Triangle.

The Deals and Steals show is traveling to five cities in five days -- Chicago, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Tampa and Dallas -- to celebrate small businesses live on ABC's Good Morning America. In each city, the show will attract big crowds and special guests to cheer for small business owners that have been selected for this week-long event. Dr. Yanyo will be interviewed as part of the show for her Triangle-based startup Slateplate™ line of popular hand-cut customizable boards and trays for special occasions like weddings, engagements, housewarming parties and birthdays as well as unique corporate gifts, particularly for real estate clients.

Wedding dates, company logos, and personalized messages are other custom engraving the company is doing lately from its production studio and demo facility in Garner, just outside of Raleigh. Located near the popular White Oak Crossing retail, dining, and entertainment center, the Slateplate facility houses offices, warehouse, shipping and receiving, digital engraving, and a “model home” showcase displaying multiple ideas for using Slateplate to bring the beauty of nature indoors for any occasion.

Hand-cut from the strongest, smooth natural slate, Slateplate is designed to make food pop while its deep, lustrous black surface is easy to write on with soapstone chalk to add a personalized twist to meal presentations. All edges are hand-ground to make sure they are easy to handle and safe, featuring clear acrylic feet for gentle, scratch-free presentations on any surface while providing an easy grip for lifting.

Unlike other slate-like serving trays that chip or crack, Slateplate is made to last and is the only slate product on the market that is commercial dishwasher-safe.