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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 ...

Aug 27, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Q&A With TRU Colors CEO George Taylor

By Vicky Janowski, posted Aug 27, 2021

A month after a deadly shooting at the home of TRU Colors’ COO that killed two people, including one tied to the brewery that employs active gang members, the head of the company spoke on this week's BizTalk on Friday. On July 24, Koredreese Robert Tyson, 29, and Bri-yanna Emily Williams, 21, were killed in a shooting while at the house of George Taylor III, c ...

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You've Graduated From The Accelerator – What's Next

Posted Jun 22, 2021
The Genesis Block Back on the Block Minority Accelerator is designed to provide entrepreneurs and business owners with the knowledge, skills and strategy they need to strengthen their venture. We graduated our first cohort of entrepreneurs (Team Tsunami) in May 2021 and were faced with an Imposing Question... What’s Next?
 
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Aug 19, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: New Hanover County's Mask Mandate

By Vicky Janowski, posted Aug 19, 2021

On Friday afternoon, a new abatement order goes into effect requiring indoor face coverings in New Hanover County. That covers businesses, offices and other public spaces. Meanwhile, the health rule around indoor masking is being considered by the county health board and is under a public comment period. New Hanover County Public Health Director David Howard and coun ...

Aug 12, 2021

This year's Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, Topsail Steamer, is the realization of a dream for founder Danielle Mahon. Topsail Steamer offers customers ready-to-cook low country boils in pots. Including two in the Wilmington region, the growing company now has six locations, with a seventh coming to Florida and more planned in years to come. Mahon ...

Aug 5, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: What To Know About The Delta Variant

By Vicky Janowski, posted Aug 5, 2021

The COVID-19 delta variant has prompted several recent changes locally, from health providers requiring employees to be vaccinated to renewed masking policies for many K-12 and higher education students. So, what do the numbers show? New Hanover County Health Director David Howard joined Thursday’s BizTalk to discuss where things stand locally. View the full Bi ...

Jul 29, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Philanthropic Giving

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 29, 2021

A study released this week showed that only about half of the households in the U.S. donated to charitable organizations in 2018, down to the lowest point in decades. Giving from corporations and foundations, however, increased then, according to the annual Giving USA report.  With the latest national look, we took the opportunity on this week’s BizTalk to ch ...

Jul 15, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: What To Know About The Delta Variant

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 15, 2021

Paul Kamitsuka, infectious disease physician at Wilmington Health and chief epidemiologist at NHRMC, joined BizTalk on Thursday to talk about the COVID-19 delta variant.   Until recently, cases and hospitalizations have been dropping locally and still remain lower than last year’s waves. Some parts of the country, however, are beginning to see spikes because o ...

Jul 8, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Wilmington Chamber Initiatives

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 8, 2021

New Hanover County business owners in the hospitality, retail and service industries have until July 15 to apply for grants to help with COVID-19 impacts. The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is in charge of administering the $4.5 million in grants – funding supplied from part of the city's and county’s portions of federal relief funds. Ahead of the upcomi ...

Jun 30, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Riverfront Park Update

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 30, 2021

Riverfront Park, the city of Wilmington’s 6.6-acre park and amphitheater, is slated to officially open July 4.   Ahead of its debut, Amy Beatty, community services director with the city, joined Wilmington BizTalk on Wednesday to discuss the path to build the downtown project, its potential impacts and the city’s deal with Live Nation to run the amphithe ...

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