Economic Development

Advancing New Hanover County’s Strategic Priorities

The need to plan for the county’s future, to create a road map for setting measurable targets and achieving them, is the basis for New Hanover County’s strategic planning. This past Jan ...

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government | Feb 21, 2018
Other

What Do Your Office Walls Say About You?

Pick up any home décor magazine and you will find references to how your walls define your personality. From the paint color and the art you hang to the books on your shelves, they all say som ...

Sabrina Davis - Port City Signs & Graphics | Feb 20, 2018
Financial

What to Do if You Don't Have a W-2

It’s the middle of February, and what question is on our minds as clients call asking for an appointment or if they can start dropping off their tax papers - Do they have all of their W2s? &nb ...

Karen Durda - Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc. | Feb 19, 2018
Legal Issues

Wilmington Proctors in Admiralty to Present at Annual Seminar

Rountree Losee LLP has been providing high-quality legal services since its founding in 1896. Since inception, the firm has expanded its practice areas to include labor and employment law, real est ...

Geoffrey Losee - Rountree Losee LLP | Feb 16, 2018
Education

Cameron Executive Network Celebrates 15+ Years of Mentoring

In the spring of 2002, a small committee of individuals invested in the education of Cameron’s students started something truly special that has since blossomed into something extraordinary. ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - University of North Carolina Wilmington | Feb 15, 2018
Financial

Reflection on Market Volatility

While several catalysts could potentially explain the market volatility over the past few days, what we have observed seems to be a good old-fashioned profit-taking pullback. The cause for the pull ...

Susan Willett - Old North State Trust, LLC | Feb 15, 2018
Legal Issues

Post-Retirement Planning: A Checklist for Seniors

Before retirement, many seniors carefully watch their finances and consult trusted advisors for guidance in timing retirement.    However, careful planning doesn’t end with retiremen ...

Kara Gansmann - Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP | Feb 15, 2018
Education

Three Tools to Make Your Startup Social Media Painless

This Insights article was contributed by Nikki Kroushl, Social Media and Content Manager at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The plight and power of the entrepreneur is that she wea ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Feb 15, 2018
Financial

Tax Reform: Depreciation Changes

In December, the Tax Cuts and Job Acts was signed into law. Since then, CPAs and tax attorneys everywhere have been reading and rereading every aspect of the new law to make sense of what it actually ...

Chad Wouters - Earney & Company, LLP | Feb 15, 2018
Marketing & Sales

Marketing to the Short Attention Span

We're easily distracted these days.   According to a recent study, the average person picks up their phone more than 150 times a day, with over 2,600 touch interactions. Holding attention i ...

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company | Feb 15, 2018
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Owner & Director, School of Learning Arts
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Daniel G. Baden

Executive Principal, Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina (MARBIONC)
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Rob Beale

Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
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Robert Burrus

Dean , Cameron School of Business - University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Marty Cayton

President & Owner, TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville
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Chris Coudriet

County Manager, New Hanover County Government
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Sabrina Davis

President and Owner, Port City Signs & Graphics
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John Devaney

Chief Executive Officer, Cape Fear Clinic
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Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Karen Durda

President, Enrolled Agent, Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.
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Jim Ellis

Vice President, Account Director, Signal
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Natalie English

President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Kara Gansmann

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Laura Greenhow

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Chris Hinnant

Member Attorney, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, PLLC
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Dave Hoff

Chief Operating Officer and Executive VP of Leadership Development, EASI Consult
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Denver Hollingsworth

Director of Marketing, Epproach Communications
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Bill Hunter

President & Creative Director, Wilmington Design Company
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Jeff James

Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health
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Neal Johnson

Licensed Real Estate Broker , Network Real Estate
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Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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Geoffrey Losee

Partner, Rountree Losee LLP
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Executive Director, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry
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Randy McIntyre

Partner, McIntyre, Paradis, Wood & Co.
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Kevin McKoy

Broker, Network Real Estate
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Patrick Mincey

Criminal Defense Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Founder and Chairman, The Forté Institute, LLC
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Chris Nelson

President, United Way of the Cape Fear Area
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Andrew Olsen

Elder Law Attorney, CSH Law
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Shaun Olsen

Founder, CloudWyze
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Director of communications, Wells Fargo Championship
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President, Perry’s Emporium
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President, The Wedding Dress Shoppe
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Broker, Managing Partner, Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast
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Kirk Pugh

Broker and Realtor, KBT Realty
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Julie Rehder

Marketing and Public Relations Administrator, The Davis Community
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Robert Rickert

Founder/President, Robert J. Rickert, CPA, PC
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Jim Roberts

Executive Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Dallas Romanowski

Managing Partner, Cornerstone Business Advisors
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Airport Director, ILM
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Devon Scott

Founder, Solutions Engineer, Blue Fission Enterprise Technology
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Al Sharp

Project Director, FOCUS
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Doctor of Chiropractic , Shaver Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
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Adam Shay

Managing Partner, Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
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Earl Sheridan

Councilman, City of Wilmington
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Reggie Shropshire

Business Coach, ActionCOACH
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Colin F. Smith

President, The Retirement Company
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Steve Spain

Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity
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Cindy Stancil

President , Liberty Senior Living Management Services, LLC
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Joey Stone

General Manager and Vice President , Teleco
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Mike Stonestreet

Co-Owner/President, CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
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Patrick Stoy

Mortgage Consultant/Owner, Market Consulting Mortgage
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Dave Sweyer

Owner and Broker, Sweyer Property Management
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Yasmin Tomkinson

Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Benton Toups

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Brett Tushingham

CFP®, CCFS®, Managing Member & CCO, Tushingham Wealth Strategies
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Ron Vetter

Associate Provost of Research, Dean of the Graduate School, University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Aswani Volety

Dean, UNCW College of Arts and Sciences
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Managing Partner, City Club of Wilmington, LLC
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Margaret Weller-Stargell

President and CEO , Coastal Horizons Center, Inc
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Jason Wheeler

CEO, Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
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Chuck Whitlock

Interim Executive Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Susan Willett

Director of Trust Services, Old North State Trust, LLC
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Julie Wilsey

Director, Wilmington International Airport
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Chad Wouters

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP

Business Journal INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS

INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS allows executives to share their perspective and position their organizations as industry leaders to the Business Journal audience. Participants have the opportunity to respond to industry-specific questions and are featured in a special, sponsored content section of the Business Journal.

Jan 30, 2018

Managing Cyberssecurity for Your Business

Today, technology is not only a helpful tool for a business’s day-to-day operations, it is also crucial to that business’s overall success. But with the benefits of technological advancements come the increased threat of data breaches and other cyberattacks. We asked four local experts to share their advice on how to effectively utilize technology in business while minimizing its risks. For a full PDF version, click here. How can a small business keep pace with everchanging ...

Jan 24, 2018

Accounting for Your Business in 2018

How could new federal tax cuts impact small business? The tax reform congressional conference report is 1,097 pages. There is no way to cover all the impacts here, but my goal is to provide an overview of the biggest changes to business owners. In general, income tax rates have decreased. However, not every business owner will receive an income tax cut. There are a lot of changes to many parts of the income tax code, and two people with relatively similar business situations could see dif ...

Jan 24, 2018

Business Accounting Tips for 2018

What federal and state tax changes should business owners be aware of when filing their 2017 taxes? If tax reform is not passed, there will be very little change for businesses on 2017 taxes. The key element already in place for 2017 is business expensing rules for the immediate deduction for capital purchases to expire annually. The major reforms for 2018 are still pending as of this writing. How could the IRS’ focus in 2018 on tax gaps affect employment tax issues? The tax gap ...