Financial

Where to Turn for Tax Debt Relief

You owe the government thousands of dollars in taxes, and you have no idea how you are going to pay them.   You want to make an offer to the Internal Revenue Service to pay off back taxes and s ...

Karen Durda - Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc. | May 17, 2018
Economic Development

Nonstop Flights Drive Real Estate Investment While Keeping Family and Friends Connected

This Insights article was co-written with Erin McNally, Marketing Specialist for ILM It’s no secret that Wilmington and the Cape Fear Region are a great place to live.   More and ...

Julie Wilsey - Wilmington International Airport | May 16, 2018
Financial

The Two-Pronged Approach to Exit Planning

When business owners begin to think about their business exits, they tend to focus on one specific goal they want to achieve. Some owners focus on when they want to exit, some focus on how much mon ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | May 15, 2018
Education

Rudeness in the Workplace

This piece was contributed by Dr. Andrew Woolum, Assistant Professor of Management, Cameron School of Business   Rudeness in the workplace has gained a great deal of attention in the last 10 ye ...

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

Spring Cleaning

It’s the time of year when we normally turn to cleaning out closets, garages, etc.    We have boxes, bags and armfuls of items to donate or trash, but what do we do with those items ...

Susan Willett - Old North State Trust, LLC | May 15, 2018
Residential Real Estate

Interior Decorating Dos and Don’ts

When it comes to selling a home, interior design plays a huge role. There’s nothing worse than a potential buyer spotting a gorgeous home from the outside, taking a look inside and then immedia ...

Neal Johnson - Network Real Estate | May 15, 2018
Legal Issues

Estate Planning & Estate Administration Considerations for Bitcoin

As the investment world has seen the rise – and, sometimes, the fall – of bitcoin value or other crypto currencies, estate planning attorneys are also working with these unique digital ass ...

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

Time, Talent, Then Treasure: How Milestone-based Fundraising Puts Entrepreneurs First

This Insights article was contributed by Brendan Collins, Seahawk Innovation Partner and CEO of mimijumi Friends and family. Angel investors. Incubators. Series A. Convertible preferred stock. Liqu ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | May 15, 2018
Marketing & Sales

The Rise of "No-Click Search Results"

Google processes more than 1.2 trillion Google searches every year.   This means people around the world perform more than 40,000 unique searches every second, and more than 3.5 billion searche ...

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company | May 15, 2018
Commercial Real Estate

Linking Parenting & Leadership from One Generation to the Next

W.M. Jordan Company’s founder, Robert “Bob” Taylor Lawson passed on April 11 at age 91. He left behind a larger-than-life legacy through his love for family, the company he built and ...

Rob Beale - W.M. Jordan Company | May 15, 2018
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Steve Adams

Owner & Director, School of Learning Arts
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Jack Barto

President and CEO, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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Rob Beale

Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
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Dick Blouse

Interim President, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Laura Bransfield

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Will Brown

Owner, Will Brown Insurance Agency LLC
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Bo Burch

Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Solutions, Inc.
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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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Michelle Clark

Realtor/Broker, Intracoastal Realty
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Derek Cohen

Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking , Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Chris Coudriet

County Manager, New Hanover County Government
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Thom Cross

General Manager, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach
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Sabrina Davis

President and Owner, Port City Signs & Graphics
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Steve DeBiasi

Chief Executive Officer, OrthoWilmington
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John Devaney

Chief Executive Officer, Cape Fear Clinic
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Mike Duncan

CEO and Creative Director, Sage Island
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Diane Durance

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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Cee Edwards

President/General Manager , Markraft Cabinets, 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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Lindy Ford

Registered Dietitian and Owner, Lindy Ford Nutrition & Wellness, LLC
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Craig S. Galbraith

Executive Director of the UNCW Research Foundation, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Kara Gansmann

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Robbie Garner

President and CEO, Atlantic Computer Services
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Chris George

Senior Vice President , PNC Bank
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David Grange

President and CEO , Osprey Global Solutions
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Gary Greene

President, Greene Resources, Inc.
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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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Scott Johnson

Chairman, Cape Fear Economic Development Council (CFEDC)
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Patrick Kelly

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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PJ Kelly

Vice President, Logan Homes
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Corey Lewis

Founder, Owner and President, Cape Fear Jobs
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Geoffrey Losee

Partner, Rountree Losee LLP
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JC Lyle

Executive Director, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry
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Connie Majure-Rhett

Former President and CEO , Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Joe Marston

President, Wilmington Winlectric
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John Martin

Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney, CSH Law
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Vanessa Marttinen

Founder, American Marketeur
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Chris McAbee

Owner of Wilmington Performance Lab, Live Oak Bank Wellness Coordinator, Wilmington Performance Lab
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David McGowan, III

Executive Director , N.C. Petroleum Council; American Petroleum Institute-NC
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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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Lee Patterson

Director of communications, Wells Fargo Championship
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Alan Perry

President, Perry’s Emporium
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Alan Perry

President, The Wedding Dress Shoppe
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W. Grayson Powell

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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Jon Rosborough

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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R. Todd Shaver

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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Jonathan Weiss

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.

Apr 20, 2018

Legal Advice for Business & Personal Matters

For many, the legal system can be intimidating and difficult to navigate alone. But when you need an attorney – whether it be to help manage your business, guide you through a divorce or family matter, or due to some unforeseen crisis – where do you start? We asked five legal professionals about hiring the right attorney, managing the cost and what benefits counsel can provide. For the full PDF version, click here. What questions should someone ask when looking for an atto ...

Apr 6, 2018

Successfully Growing Your Small Business

Every entrepreneur wants to see his or her business venture succeed and grow. Yet, growth can come with its own unique challenges, especially when that growth comes quickly, unexpectedly or without an effective management plan in place. We asked four local business leaders to share their advice on planning ahead, strategizing for growth, finding and retaining qualified staff, and developing a culture that supports success. For a full PDF version, click here. How far ahead should small bu ...

Feb 23, 2018

Managing and Growing Your Wealth

Continued economic growth and a mostly favorable economic forecast are good signs thus far in 2018. However, even in a stable market, it’s good practice to protect assets against any future volatility. We asked four financial professionals for their advice on solid investment strategies and long-term planning goals. For a full PDF version, click here.   What is your outlook for the stock market in 2018? SUSAN WILLETT: We are still cautiously optimistic. The market has reach ...