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Nov 18, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Supply Chain Disruptions

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 18, 2021

Wilmington-area stores and businesses are seeing the same impacts from supply chain bottlenecks as the rest of the country. Triggered by the pandemic, a ripple effect has hit a variety of sectors. From waitlists for vehicles because of the chip shortage to fewer frozen turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, supply chain disruptions have popped up in a variety of ways. To exp ...

Nov 11, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Helping Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 11, 2021

In recent years, efforts to aid military veterans in the pursuit of employment and in the creation of businesses have been on the rise in the Wilmington area. For example, Bunker Labs, a nonprofit that provides resources for veteran entrepreneurs, launched a Wilmington chapter in 2019 to help military veterans and military spouses start and grow successful businesses. ...

Nov 4, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Downtown Economic Development

By Vicky Janowski, posted Nov 4, 2021

Two recent business announcements focused on the downtown Wilmington area. Wilmington Downtown Inc. last week introduced officials with Parastream Development, which bought more than 7 acres in the historical Soda Pop District that includes the former Coca-Cola building on Princess Street. From the $8 million sale, the developers plan to add manufacturing, retail and re ...

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Planning Is a Team Sport: Which Teammates Do You Need?

Posted Nov 17, 2021
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. –Michael Jordan

You are a talented business owner. It’s why you win in your market. But when it comes to long-term planning, having an intelligent team to support your talents can position you for even bigger wins, such as continued business success, financial independence, and a fulfilling reti...read entire article
Oct 28, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Looking Ahead At COVID Child Vaccines

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 28, 2021

An FDA advisory panel voted Tuesday to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. If the FDA and CDC approves emergency use of the pediatric doses for Pfizer’s vaccine, providers are preparing for distribution as early as the next couple of weeks. Pfizer has released data from its clinical trial about the vaccine, which is a third of the dose older c ...

Oct 21, 2021

Some local efforts to support startups and small businesses have been focusing on minority- and women-owned business owners. To that end, Wilmington entrepreneurs Tracey and Girard Newkirk last year founded Genesis Block, a company that provides business development services. "We have 54 companies that we provide specific business development services for, whether ...

Oct 12, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: A Growing Local Company Talks Incentives

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 12, 2021

Wilmington tech company Vantaca recently announced its plans for a $5 million expansion and to double its workforce with about 100 new jobs. The firm, which works with association management companies, has secured local and state incentives tied to the expansion, and the average annual salaries for the new jobs are expected to be more than $80,000. On Tuesday's B ...

Sep 30, 2021

Homebuilding is big business in the Wilmington area, and the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association is the fifth largest in the U.S. The industry is working to meet an ongoing demand for new homes in the midst of the pandemic, issues with materials and other concerns. On Thursday’s WilmingtonBiz Talk, we discussed the industry with two local experts:&nb ...

Sep 23, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk On The Blue Economy

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 23, 2021

This week's WilmingtonBiz Talk focused on the Blue Economy, a concept that has given rise to a growing local initiative to boost what the World Bank defines as “the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem.” A local group has formed called the Alliance for a B ...

Sep 16, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Talking Transportation

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 16, 2021

Thursday's BizTalk covered significant state funding issues for transportation as well as the future of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. The panel included Chad Kimes, the area’s division engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation, and Mike Kozlosky, head of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. They discussed transportation, i ...

Sep 2, 2021

The Wilmington area’s housing market has been hopping even in the midst of the pandemic, with retirees continuing to flock to the region and people who can work from anywhere moving here, among other new residents. A slight slowdown in July, however, was indicative of weary would-be buyers trying to cope with an intense seller’s market.  To provide s ...

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