Apr 8, 2020


By Lynda Van Kuren, posted About 1 hour ago

As COVID-19 cases increase in the region, and hospitals around the country brace for expected peaks, we checked in with New Hanover Regional Medical Center President and CEO John Gizdic on the latest medical info to know locally. During Wednesday's BizTalk, we also discussed how NHRMC is preparing for patients and the outbreak’s impact on operations, employees ...

Apr 7, 2020

WORKING THROUGH IT: Crisis Pushes Niche Work For Rulmeca

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 7, 2020

Editor's note: The Business Journal will be running regular features on area businesses and how they are adjusting operations, innovating and coping in general with the economic impacts of the coronavirus. For story or subject suggestions, email [email protected] Wilmington-based Rulmeca Corp. has been recognized as providing essential critical infras ...

Apr 7, 2020

OPINION: Update Pay Loan Rules To Address Restaurants

By Jud Watkins, posted Apr 7, 2020

An Open Letter to Congressman Rouzer,   My name is Jud Watkins, and I am owner/operator of Wrightsville Beach Brewery. As you well know, the brewery/restaurant/hospitality industry has been harshly impacted by COVID-19 and the associated mandated closures.   For the record, I think it is important to state that I support the closures, even though they have ta ...

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Businesses Need To Take Coronavirus Action Today

Posted Mar 31, 2020
It is our goal to help businesses survive this economic storm and for them to come out stronger on the other side. There has been a ton of content pushed out about the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the entire article
Apr 7, 2020

BIZTALK: Hospitality Impacts From Slowdown

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 7, 2020

Kim Hufham, president and CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Authority, and Fredia Brady, general manager of the Wilmington Convention Center, discussed the state of the hospitality industry during Tuesday's BizTalk interview. They talked about impacts on tourism jobs, convention plans and hotel bookings because of coronavirus control measures and the outlook for ...

Apr 7, 2020

PPE Donors Include Dentist, Film Industry

By Cece Nunn, posted Apr 7, 2020

New Hanover County had received 27,000 pieces of personal protective equipment as of Monday morning, county officials said, and continues to take donations for health care workers. A couple of the donors so far have included at least one of the dentist offices in Wilmington and, according to a Halloween Daily News post, the producers of Halloween Kills. The movi ...

Apr 6, 2020

BIZTALK: Banking On Crisis Loan Programs

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 6, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic strain it has caused across the U.S., loans have been made available to small businesses and banks are coping with an influx of applications. Wilmington-headquartered Live Oak Bank is the nation's largest SBA lender. On BizTalk Monday, Live Oak Chairman and CEO Chip Mahan and bank President Huntley Garriott di ...

Apr 6, 2020

Businesses File To Be Essential Amid State Stay-at-home Order

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 6, 2020

The head of Wilmington-based retailer Outdoor Equipped wants to make sure the firm is ready to do business through any restrictions that may come now and in the future. That’s why Outdoor Equipped has applied through the N.C. Department of Revenue (NCDOR) to be deemed an essential business, said Chad Hankinson, president and CEO of Outdoor Equipped. The co ...

Apr 6, 2020

A new grant program to help local entrepreneurs and small businesses in downtown Wilmington has started taking applications, according to an announcement Monday.  Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI) and the Longleaf Foundation revealed Re-3, a program that will award grants of up to $3,000 to help businesses add inventory, stay open and recover from the economic turmoil ...

Apr 3, 2020

Chamber Surveys Business Response To COVID-19 Crisis

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 3, 2020

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has released a survey to assess the impact of the novel coronavirus on Southeastern North Carolina's business community. The chamber launched the survey Thursday with a link for area businesses to use to participate.  The survey, titled "COVID-19 Business Response Survey," asks several questions about business res ...

Apr 3, 2020

Nonprofit Groups Face Losses, Increase In Demand

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is putting a strain on the nonprofit community. And some are feeling the impact as community demands for many services rise. With the closure of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity's ReStore locations and the canceling of its spring fundraising event, the nonprofit organization is facing a loss in vital funds. But it continues to keep its 60-m ...

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