Health Care

When New Year’s Resolutions Slip to Spring

Remember Jan. 1?    You decided to trade in your pumpkin pie for chicken salad and your party dress for your sports bra. New Year’s Resolution Mode was engaged.   Researc ...

Laura Bransfield - Summerfield Custom Wellness | Apr 23, 2018
Human Resources

Are You Showing Up Every Day as Your Best Self?

What have you done for yourself today, this week, this month and this year that will ensure you show up as your best you?  In our 24/7 wired world, it is increasingly harder to set and maintai ...

Dave Hoff - EASI Consult | Apr 20, 2018
Financial

Beware the New Tax Laws!

Didn’t we just file our 2017 taxes?   Yes, we did and now is the perfect time to make sure you are not going to be surprised when you file the 2018 returns. Planning and review of your pa ...

Karen Durda - Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc. | Apr 20, 2018
Economic Development

New Hanover County Supports Job Growth, Economic Development

Economic development incentives are an important aspect of New Hanover County’s strategy to encourage the private sector to grow, create jobs, invest in our community and strengthen our tax base ...

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government | Apr 18, 2018
Marketing & Sales

Business Referrals: Are You Missing an Opportunity?

When one of my close friends reaches out to recommend that I try their new favorite shop or restaurant, I’m sure to listen and go out of my way to check it out.   There is nothing more tr ...

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company | Apr 18, 2018
Financial

Making the Most of In-Kind Donations

This Insights article was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA.   Public charities depend on donations from private citizens and businesses to continue their good works.  Not all the cont ...

Chad Wouters - Earney & Company, LLP | Apr 17, 2018
Financial

The Importance of Setting an Exit Date

According to surveys, up to 79 percent of business owners plan to exit their businesses within the next 10 years, with more than half saying they want to exit within the next five years. Howev ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Apr 16, 2018
Education

Unfriending Happens

This piece was contributed by Dr. Christopher Sibona, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Cameron School of Business, and is based on his 2014 research published in the International Journal o ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - University of North Carolina Wilmington | Apr 16, 2018
Financial

Lessons Learned in Paradise

I just returned from a few days in Antigua - just a quick little getaway from the cold and to get ready for the rush that is tax season.   What I discovered – besides the awesome beauty o ...

Susan Willett - Old North State Trust, LLC | Apr 16, 2018
Residential Real Estate

Top Five Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

If you are thinking of selling your home, there is no doubt you want to get the most out of your real estate. At Network Real Estate, we know a few things you can do to not only attract buyers but als ...

Neal Johnson - Network Real Estate | Apr 16, 2018
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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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Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Will Brown

Owner, Will Brown Insurance Agency LLC
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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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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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CEO and Creative Director, Sage Island
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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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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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Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Robbie Garner

President and CEO, Atlantic Computer Services
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Senior Vice President , PNC Bank
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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 ...