WilmingtonBiz Magazine

Jun 28, 2023

Editor's Note: Getting Schooled

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 28, 2023

Want a lesson in organizational management or industrial psychology? Go find Sharon. Sharon, the women’s bathroom attendant at Live Oak Bank Pavilion, is one concert at a time becoming a local legend for a simple reason: The women’s bathroom line is always shorter than the men’s line.   So that rarely happens, especially not in large-crowd situa ...

Jun 28, 2023

Sea-luxe Experience

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 28, 2023

A 191-foot yacht built in 2010 and refitted in subsequent years, Skyfall docks at Wrightsville Beach at the behest of Greensboro-based real estate developer and Skyfall owner Roy Carroll, who vacations in the New Hanover County beach town. Skyfall, valued at more than $33 million, can be rented for a rate that starts at $290,000 per week. The vessel built by Trinity ...

Jun 28, 2023

Sound Off: Retirees As An Economic Engine?

By Mouhcine Guettabi, posted Jun 28, 2023

Mobility within the U.S. has been slowing for a few decades. In 2021-22, the overall migration rate stood at 8.7% – just modestly higher than the 2020-21 rate of 8.4%, which was the lowest domestic migration rate in three-quarters of a century.  Even during these historic declines, the pandemic has resulted in considerable population shifts with most of th ...

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Why I Started a Podcast

Posted Jul 31, 2023
Similar to my story of How I finally Became an Entrepreneur in which I discuss how I always wanted to own a business, but never had any good ideas… I have always wanted to be on a podcast. So, I figured the best way to get on a podcast would be to start my ow...read entire article
Jun 28, 2023

Sound Off: To Be Continued

By Kenneth Waldrop, posted Jun 28, 2023

On June 2, three major PFAS manufacturers, including our upstream neighbor Chemours, announced they had reached a $1.185 billion settlement with a number of municipal governments and water utilities over PFAS contamination from the company’s discharges and use of their commercial products.  This proposed settlement would not cover utilities in the Lower Cape ...

Jun 28, 2023

C-Suite Convo: Food Bank's Expanded Mission

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 28, 2023

Beth Gaglione has been at the food bank in Wilmington for over eight years, serving as the Wilmington branch director. Before moving to Wilmington 14 years ago, she worked with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in Ohio. “My father was diagnosed with diabetes when I was very young, and since that time, I think that I knew that I wanted to do something that would support ...

Jun 28, 2023

Popularity, Success Of Coastal Lifestyle Brands Continue To Rise

By Samantha Kupiainen, posted Jun 28, 2023

As a coastal city, it’s no surprise that Wilmington is brimming with anglers eager to hit the water this summer. As such, the area is home to a number of fishing shops. From bait to hooks, these shops carry essential items for every fishing trip. But along with the popularity of beaches and boating comes a market for branding the coastal lifestyle – something t ...

Jun 28, 2023

Across the country and locally, too many of America’s nurses have felt overworked, neglected and ready to take back their lives. Many have dropped out of the profession, and that has put even more pressure on those who are left. A November 2022 survey conducted by the N.C. Nurses Association tells the story. In a survey of 315 respondents, 79.1% of the associat ...

Jun 28, 2023

Dosher Memorial Hospital has a lot to celebrate this summer. June marks both its 93rd anniversary and the groundbreaking for its new emergency department as well as the implementation of a three-year expansion – the first phase of a longer growth plan. No one is better suited to head up the festivities than Lynda Stanley, Dosher Memorial’s chief executive of ...

Jun 28, 2023

Health Care Trends To Watch

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 28, 2023

From expanding spaces to training more workers, the local health care industry continues to grow and adopt new technology aimed at better patient care. Meanwhile, challenges remain, particularly in meeting the demand for care in the growing region.   Northern New Hanover At the end of May, Novant Health officials held a campus groundbreaking event for a long-discus ...

Jun 28, 2023

Creating A Physician Pipeline

By Beth A. Klahre, posted Jun 28, 2023

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine has had a partnership with Wilmington’s hospital for nearly 40 years. New Hanover Regional Medical Center, which in 2021 became part of Novant Health, has routinely hosted UNC medical students fulfilling their clinical rotations in their third and fourth years of medical school in the region. Over roughly the ...

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