Economic Development

Advancing Our Success into 2018

New Hanover County had a good 2017, and I am looking forward to another productive year in 2018. I am confident the county will continue to further our economic progress, enhance the health and saf ...

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government | Jan 18, 2018

UNCW to Develop Graduate Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences

UNCW broke ground this week on its new allied health building.   The facility will increase the university’s ability to provide future health care professionals with the highest level of ...

Aswani Volety - UNCW College of Arts and Sciences | Jan 18, 2018
Legal Issues

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act’s Impact on Elder Law & Estate Planning

Love it or hate it, the Tax Cuts and Job Act is now in effect as of Jan. 1.    As pertinent to elder law and estate planning, the act contains important provisions that govern gifting and ...

Kara Gansmann - Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP | Jan 16, 2018

Work Smarter, Not Harder

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Stephen Hill, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics, Cameron School of Business   Detecting spam and malware. Guiding autonomous vehicles. Dis ...

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

How to Work on Three Resolutions at Once

A CastleBranch employee learns new skills during the company's annual WARM Week. My New Year’s resolution is to learn a new skill outside the responsibilities of my job, something outdo ...

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry | Jan 15, 2018
Legal Issues

Purpose and Passion: The Coggins Create New Scholarship for UNCW

At Rountree Losee LLP, we commit ourselves to being lawyer-leaders. Our team embraces roles within the political, volunteer, and charitable arenas. As such, we are proud to recognize partner Steve ...

Geoffrey Losee - Rountree Losee LLP | Jan 11, 2018

Fighting Alzheimer’s: A Debilitating Condition Many of Us Will Face

I’d like to make a change from talking just about trusts and estate planning and shift to something more personal, which Old North State Trust has made something of a corporate goal - Alzheimer& ...

Susan Willett - Old North State Trust, LLC | Jan 10, 2018
Residential Real Estate

Free Things to Do in Wilmington

When it comes to planning activities for you and the family, costs can add up quickly. Luckily, our beautiful city is full of fun things to do that won't break the bank. You might as well try a ...

Neal Johnson - Network Real Estate | Jan 10, 2018

With Reform Comes New Deductions for Owners of Pass Throughs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in December has left CPAs and tax attorneys scrambling to understand exactly what it means for taxpayers.   We at Earney & Company a ...

Chad Wouters - Earney & Company, LLP | Jan 10, 2018
Marketing & Sales

Why Were These Our Most-Read Insight Articles in 2017?

Before we begin to accelerate into the new year, we thought that it would be interesting to pause and take a look back through the Insight articles that we posted in 2017. Our articles covered a r ...

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company | Jan 10, 2018
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Steve Adams

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

Marty Cayton

President & Owner, TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville
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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

John Devaney

Chief Executive Officer, Cape Fear Clinic

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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Jim Ellis

Vice President, Account Director, Signal
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Natalie English

President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Kara Gansmann

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Laura Greenhow

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Dave Hoff

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

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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Patrick Kelly

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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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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Randy McIntyre

Partner, McIntyre, Paradis, Wood & Co.

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

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

Devon Scott

Founder, Solutions Engineer, Blue Fission Enterprise Technology

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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Business Coach, ActionCOACH
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Colin F. Smith

President, The Retirement Company

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

Yasmin Tomkinson

Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Benton Toups

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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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

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

Chad Wouters

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP


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Dec 6, 2017

Women in Business: Achievements & Obstacles

Within recent years, women have made great strides in the business world, both locally and across the country. They now hold a little more than half of all professional-level jobs in the United States, and the number of women in upper management positions is steadily on the rise. Between 2015 and 2016, women’s entrepreneurship rates increased at twice the rate of their male counterparts and, according to last year’s Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, the number of new female-ow ...

Nov 20, 2017

The Benefits & Challenges Of Tech-Powered Business

Without question, technology has changed so many aspects of our daily lives and interactions with others, including - to a large degree - how we research, shop for and purchase products and services. And those changes have, in turn, influenced how businesses present and offer those products and services. That adaptation often inevitably leads to the incorporation of new technologies to help streamline day-to-day business operations and redundant tasks. While embracing continued technologica ...

Oct 23, 2017

Health Care Changes And Challenges

In the midst of proposed changes to “Obamacare," patients and medical providers alike continue to feel the impact of federal regulations on the availability of affordable care. But those regulations have prompted those in health care industry to think outside the box and partner with other providers and the community at large. In the following pages, five industry officials offer their thoughts on the changing health care landscape. For the full PDF version, click here. How do ...