Financial

Must You Fire Your Managers To Grow The Business?

Building business value is a common goal among business owners. Many successful small business owners find that after years of growth, the company can begin to plateau. It can be frustrating if you an ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Nov 20, 2019
Education

John B. Taylor Visits UNCW For BB&T Global Capitalism And Ethics Lecture Event

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Thomas Simpson, Executive in Residence of Economics, Cameron School of Business.   On October 21, 2019, Professor John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Ra ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Nov 20, 2019
Residential Real Estate

When And How To Make Changes To Your Association's Governing Documents

At CAMS, we’ve seen through the years how positive — and necessary — change can be for homeowner’s associations (HOAs). Generally, we recommend every association do what we wou ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Nov 20, 2019
Other

Pre-Planning Essentials For The Frequent Traveler

Frequent travel requires a lot of advanced planning. Passport? Check. Swimsuit and flip flops? Check. Briefcase and quarterly report? Check. But in all that preparation, there is one item that l ...

Michael Higgins - Dignity Memorial | Nov 20, 2019
Human Resources

How to Avoid A Nightmare Holiday Party

“Have fun but not TOO much fun,” said my mother 1,000 times in my life. It’s a great quote for anyone hosting or attending a company-sponsored holiday party this season. There are lo ...

Lisa Leath - Leath HR Group | Nov 18, 2019
Financial

Is A HELOC Right For You?

This Insights article was contributed by Bill Scott, Corning Credit Union Mortgage Specialist.   The term HELOC stands for Home Equity Line of Credit, which is a loan for the maximum amount of ...

Robin Davis - Corning Credit Union (CCU) | Nov 18, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Learning The Language Of Property Management

When embarking upon purchasing your first investment property and preparing it for the rental market, you'll likely come across some words and phrases you aren't very familiar with. Like many ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Nov 15, 2019
Business Growth

Take Care Of Your People

I am often asked what is the difference between military leadership and what goes on in the corporate world. There are a few things that come to mind that corporate America could learn from the milita ...

Ron Hewett - Academy Leadership | Nov 15, 2019
Financial

Get Professional Advice When Navigating Medicare’s Tricky Waters

Health care has been on everyone’s mind for the last few years since Obama Care was passed in Washington, D.C. A large portion of our clients are in the age range that they have made, or soon wi ...

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC | Nov 15, 2019
Financial

KPIs: Finding Your True North

This Insights article was contributed by Chris Massey, CPA (NC License Number 39147), a tax manager at Adam Shay CPA, PLLC.   Early Chinese navigators may have been the first to use compasses t ...

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC | Nov 15, 2019
Business Growth

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team

Cohesive Teams are the Ultimate Competitive Advantage Teamwork is the ultimate sustainable competitive advantage because it is so powerful and so rare. Cohesive teams drive organizational health. The ...

Lynn Whitesell - Harris Whitesell Consulting | Nov 15, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Tax Season: What Your HOA Should Know

Tax season isn’t just a fun time for residents and businesses in North Carolina, it’s also a big piece of the financial puzzle for homeowners associations (HOAs). As complicated as federal ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Nov 13, 2019
Marketing & Sales

Out With The Old, In With The New - Agile Marketing For Real Estate

With technology drastically changing, it is no surprise that 84 percent of homebuyers found online information to be a crucial part of their house search. On that same note:  78 percen ...

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company | Nov 11, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Why I Like To Hear No

I recently asked a fantastic board member to take on a new role with WARM. He is committed, intelligent, reliable, and productive. He has secured new resources, actively participated in evaluation and ...

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry | Nov 11, 2019
Financial

How Do Business Performance And Health Affect Your Planning?

Many successful business owners don’t feel any urgency to plan for the futures of their businesses. When owners are comfortable where they’re at, they may struggle to plan with a longer vi ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Nov 6, 2019
Education

Innovation In Two-Sided Platforms

This Insights article was contributed by Dr.Shaoling Katee Zhang, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Cameron School of Business.   In recent decades, we have seen numerous modern two-sided platf ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Nov 6, 2019
Human Resources

Avoiding HR Nightmares: Train Your Supervisors

Budget season is upon us. I’d like to encourage my fellow business owners to add training dollars for supervisors into next year’s budget. Here’s why. Consider that supervisors ar ...

Lisa Leath - Leath HR Group | Nov 4, 2019
Other

Don’t Let Grinch Ruin Your Holiday Cheer This Year

Brrrr, it’s awfully cold out there! That means pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint candy canes, and presents under the tree. I absolutely love the holidays, especially the yummy holiday treats my g ...

Alexandra Lysik - Cavik Insurance | Nov 4, 2019
Financial

What Is A Financial Plan?

This Insights article is contributed by Kayla Willliford Johnson, Financial Planning Associate at Pathfinder Wealth Consulting. This is the second post in a two-part series on the importance of a fina ...

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting | Nov 1, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Is Your Investment Property Ready For New Tenants?

Getting your investment property ready for the rental market is one of the most important steps you can take in ensuring you get a good return on your investment. If a property hits the market unprepa ...

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management | Nov 1, 2019
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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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Laura Bransfield

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Becky Brown

Owner, KBT Realty
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Will Brown

Owner, Will Brown Insurance Agency LLC
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Bo Burch

Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Solutions, Inc.
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Robert Burrus

Dean , Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
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President & CEO, Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
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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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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
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Thom Cross

General Manager, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach
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Robin Davis

Director of Operations and Member Experience, Corning Credit Union (CCU)
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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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Mike Duncan

CEO and Creative Director, Sage Island
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Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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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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Tyson Emery

Owner, KBT Realty
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Natalie English

President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Jeffrey Feldstein

Regional Manager and Claims Representative, Metro Public Adjustment
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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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Kara Gansmann

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Robbie Garner

President and CEO, Atlantic Computer Services

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Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Deedee Gasch

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Chris George

Senior Vice President , PNC Bank
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David Grange

President and CEO , Osprey Global Solutions
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Gary Greene

President, Greene Resources, Inc.
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Catherine Hanley

Vice President & Head of Marketing, Alcami
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Charles Hardy

Founding Dean and Professor, UNCW College of Health and Human Services
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Ron Hewett

Facilitator , Academy Leadership
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Michael Higgins

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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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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Owner, Strickland's Home
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Fred Kumpel

Owner, Strickland's Home
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Lisa Leath

SHRM-SCP, President, Leath HR Group
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Corey Lewis

Founder, Owner and President, Cape Fear Jobs
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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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Agency Owner, Cavik Insurance
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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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David McGowan, III

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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Caroline Montgomery

Tax Manager, Partner, Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
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Founder and Chairman, The Forté Institute, LLC
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Jim Morton

President, Cape Fear Community College
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Chris Nelson

President, United Way of the Cape Fear Area
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President, South Atlantic Capital Management Group
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Attorney, The Humphries Law Firm
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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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Alyce Phillips

Marketing Director, Old North State Trust LLC
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W. Grayson Powell

Broker, Managing Partner, Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast
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Sherri Pridgen

2019 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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Kirk Pugh

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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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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Reggie Shropshire

Business Coach, ActionCOACH
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Partner, Earney & Company, LLP
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Colin F. Smith

President, The Retirement Company
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Dani Somers

Assistant Director of Admissions, North Carolina Wesleyan
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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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Kyle Thorpe

Vice President of Operations, Infinity Payment Systems
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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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Brett Tushingham

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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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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Christy West

Co-Owner, Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx
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Jason Wheeler

CEO, Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
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Lynn Whitesell

Managing Partner, Harris Whitesell 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.

Oct 23, 2019

Commercial Real Estate: Changes, Opportunities

Commercial real estate is a driving force in the Cape Fear region’s economy. Where are we today, and what challenges are we about to face in the future? We asked Norman and Yates Chambliss of Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc. for their unique take on the Wilmington market. For the full PDF version, click here. What changes are you seeing in the region’s commercial real estate market? We have seen dramatic positive changes in our region’s commercial real estat ...

Oct 21, 2019

Health Care: Where are We Now, Where are We Heading?

With the possibility of New Hanover Regional Medical Center being sold, the subject of health care is a hot topic in the Cape Fear region. Always a destination for retirees with unique health care needs, New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties are now seeing significant population growth in people of all ages. How will this — and other issues — impact health care in our area? For the full PDF version, click here. The Cape Fear region’s population is growing; what ...

Sep 24, 2019

Commercial Real Estate Choices and Challenges

Commercial real estate is a driving force in the Cape Fear region’s economy. Where are we today, and what challenges are we about to face in the future? We asked local business professionals for their take on the Wilmington market. For the full PDF version, click here.   How is the commercial real estate market in the Wilmington area different today than it was five years ago? MARGARET GRAY: Five years ago, there was more commercial space and more commercial property ...