WilmingtonBiz Magazine

Dec 8, 2020

The WilmingtonBiz 100: The Rising Stars

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 8, 2020

The Rising Stars – The next generation of leaders who are already making waves (limited to those 35 years old and younger) Julie Andrews Marketing Manager, Logan Homes Andrews graduated with honors in 2013 from the UNCW with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Prior to her position at Logan Homes, she worked at master-planned community ...

Dec 8, 2020

Biz Bites: Setting Up Shop

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 8, 2020

New stores have been welcoming customers at Independence Mall in Wilmington, where a redevelopment project replaced the former Sears and Sears wing. The project added exterior-facing establishments that include a Lidl grocery store (one of two in the city), Five Below, Dick’s Sporting Goods and more retailers and restaurants that are on the way. ...

Dec 8, 2020

Editor's Note: Showing Up This Year

By Vicky Janowski, posted Dec 8, 2020

On March 18, New Hanover County saw its first presumptive case of the Coronavirus.   That same day, infectious disease expert Paul Kamitsuka spoke on our BizTalk program, a Q&A segment launched on the Business Journal’s Facebook page to help readers navigate the wide unknown that was unfolding.   More than 5,000 people ended up watching Dr. Kamitsuk ...

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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Catalytic Leadership

Posted Dec 17, 2020
Over the last month, your Wilmington Chamber staff team spent several afternoons participating in a virtual version of the annual Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) annual conference. We also spent some time participating in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's BizExpo. We have reflected with each other on...read entire article
Dec 8, 2020

Tim Milam takes note of license plates from other states when he sees them around town.   “It’s become a hobby of mine,” said the president of Wilmington-based Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “Rarely do I get in a car and drive a mile or two and not see license plates from multiple states.”   To Milam, whose residential real ...

Dec 8, 2020

Sound Off: One Step Closer To Better

By Adam Jones, posted Dec 8, 2020

As I indulge in weekends of football es­capism, I can’t help but recognize that the Geico commer­cials about becoming your parents are all too true.    Many of us find ourselves bemoaning the present and fondly remembering yesteryears, never mind the fact that it’s not true.   “The country is divided …, China is going to ...

Dec 8, 2020

Sound Off: Hard Lessons Learned

By Scott Whisnant, posted Dec 8, 2020

Ten years after the “neighborhood schools” policy aligned our primary schools around racial and economic lines, we have a set of statistics that measures its effectiveness.   The outcomes prove that statistics can be shocking, sobering and … entirely unsurprising all at the same time.   This policy has consigned at least four of our element ...

Dec 8, 2020

C-Suite Convo: Roll Call

By Julia Olson-Boseman, posted Dec 8, 2020

Julia Olson-Boseman presided over the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners as chair in a historic year. There was a public health crisis to grapple with, a “once-in-a-generation” vote on selling the county’s largest asset and several other major topics that came before the five members, who at times publicly were at odds with each other during the ye ...

Dec 8, 2020

Determining The 2020 WilmingtonBiz 100

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 8, 2020

The WilmingtonBiz 100 is an annual Greater Wilmington Business Journal initiative to recognize the top 100 Power Players, Influencers, Innovators, Connectors and Rising Stars impacting Southeastern North Carolina’s business landscape.  Those included in this year’s group were announced in October, but on the following pages you can read a little mor ...

Dec 8, 2020

General Consensus

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 8, 2020

When the 21 members of the Partnership Advisory Group sat down for its first meeting on Oct. 29, 2019, to begin charting the future of New Hanover Regional Medical Center they were hardly in lockstep.   In fact, that was one reason some had been chosen for the special committee, which would help make one of the most consequential decisions in the county’s hist ...

Dec 8, 2020

The WilmingtonBiz 100: The Power Players (The NHRMC Deal)

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 8, 2020

The Power Players (The NHRMC deal) – The key local players on coming to a $2 billion deal this year to sell NHRMC to Novant Health Barb Biehner Co-Chair, Partnership Advisory Group Besides her volunteer role with the Partnership Advisory Group (PAG), Barb Biehner is director of operations for Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance. She also sits on the ...

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