Mar 9, 2018

Local Craft Brewery Events Draw Visitors

By Sherri Crawford, posted Mar 9, 2018

It’s no secret now that craft beer is big business. And as the number of local breweries continues to grow, they’re impacting the area economy in more ways than one. From eight breweries opening since 2014 to today’s 15 breweries in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, there’s no sign of slowing. In fact, five more breweries are slated to ...

Mar 7, 2018

Event Leaders: More Space, Sustainability Are Needs To Grow

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 7, 2018

The N.C. Azalea Festival, Cucalorus Festival, Wilmington Boat Show and the Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness Weekend all bring different forms of entertainment to the region. But the leaders of these large events, which take place in Wilmington each year, cited some of the same needs to grow in the community, including more venues, long-term sustainability and mo ...

Feb 16, 2018

Wedding Planner Opens Bike Rental Shop Downtown

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 16, 2018

Michael Braxton's new bicycle rental business in downtown Wilmington grew from his other business: event and wedding planning. Braxton recently opened The Spoke and Wheel in Chandler's Wharf at 225 Water St., in a space that also has room for an office for his wedding and event firm, L'evenement Epique, which means "epic event" in French.  ...

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Cameron School of Business - University of North Carolina Wilmington

Things to Think About When Filing 2017 Business Tax Returns

Posted Mar 15, 2018
This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Victoria Hansen, Associate Professor of Accounting, Cameron School of Business

While we are all excited for the new tax law changes coming in 2018, we first have to file 2017 tax returns.

As always, tax provisions have been adjusted for inflation for 2017. In addition, while most of the changes to the Internal entire article
Feb 9, 2018

Local Businesses Awarded AAA Distinctions Again

By Sherri Crawford, posted Feb 9, 2018

Three Wilmington hospitality businesses received 2018 AAA Four Diamond distinctions, announced AAA Carolinas. What’s more, the establishments are no strangers to the coveted distinction.   All located in downtown Wilmington, they are the Graystone Inn, 100 S. Third St., receiving the rating 19 consecutive years; The Verandas Bed & Breakfast Inn, 202 Nun St ...

Jan 30, 2018

Leland Adopts New Plan To Expand Tourism Activity

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 30, 2018

The Leland Tourism Development Authority recently completed its strategic plan for the 2018 calendar year, setting the path for its restructured department to move forward with new initiatives for attracting visitors. The strategic plan was approved at the authority's board meeting this month, said Jackie Harlow tourism and marketing coordinator for the town of Lela ...

Jan 23, 2018

Wilmington outpaced Raleigh in Airbnb host income and guest arrivals in 2017, according to a statewide review released by the hospitality company Tuesday. Overall, residents of North Carolina made $96.8 million last year by sharing their homes with visitors via Airbnb, the release stated. That's a nearly $46 million increase over 2016. With $3.9 million in host i ...

Jan 15, 2018

Local Airbnb Hosts Earned Nearly $11M In 2017

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 15, 2018

Airbnb hosts earned $7.5 million in New Hanover County in 2017 and nearly $11 million total in the tri-county region, according to numbers provided recently by the San Francisco-based hospitality company. Also in New Hanover, which includes the seaside towns of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach along with the city of Wilmington, there were 56,200 guest a ...

Jan 12, 2018

Tourism Initiatives Continue Digital Trend

By Sherri Crawford, posted Jan 12, 2018

With the New Year here, many businesses are busy planning and forecasting via a fresh start. For those operating by fiscal year, however, steps to obtain company objectives have been long underway. Among them are the tri-county tourism offices, including Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose fiscal year runs July 1-June 30.   One of the bureau ...

Dec 21, 2017

Downtown Historical Sites See Uptick In Visitors This Year

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 21, 2017

Several downtown sites have seen more visitors this year, including some record-breaking attendance numbers for two historical homes in downtown Wilmington. The Bellamy Mansion Museum reported a record-breaking attendance with more than 28,000 people this year for tours and events, up from the previous record last year at more than 24,400 visitors to the site, according ...

Nov 17, 2017

Hilton Wilmington Riverside, a 47-year-old hotel in downtown Wilmington, is getting a new name and Hilton brand, while also currently undergoing an $8.5 million renovation project. The owner of the hotel, Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHO), announced Thursday that it has entered into a 10-year franchise agreement with Hilton to rebrand the hotel as the Hotel Ballast Wil ...

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