WilmingtonBiz Talk

May 26, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk Previewing Summer Tourism Season

By Vicky Janowski, posted May 26, 2022

Memorial Day weekend has historically marked the unofficial start of summer tourism season for Southeastern North Carolina. But like many things, the pandemic has changed business as usual. On Thursday’s BizTalk, the head of the area’s tourism efforts talks about what’s changed for the “on-season” and previews what to expect for this sum ...

May 19, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk About Project Indigo In Southport

By Vicky Janowski, posted May 19, 2022

The developers of a long-discussed mixed-use project in Southport joined BizTalk this week to give an update on their plans. In 2020, Bald Head Island Limited and East West Partners proposed a nearly 400-acre, $565-million development dubbed Project Indigo. Plans call for single-family homes, apartments, townhomes, duplexes and commercial space. It would add onto the ...

May 12, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk About Offshore Wind Leasing

By Vicky Janowski, posted May 12, 2022

A federal agency this week provisionally awarded the rights to plan two wind farms off Southeastern North Carolina’s coast to two companies that offered $315 million. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)’s auction happened Wednesday for two lease areas in the Wilmington East Wind Energy Area, totaling nearly 110,100 acres. One lease provisionally sol ...

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Junegunter teachinghorse headshot 5721115557

June Gunter
TeachingHorse

What Is Next?

Posted Oct 1, 2021
Whether it be because of the “Great Resignation” or “Pandemic Flux Syndrome”, so many people are experiencing a level of confusion and instability that is intolerable.  People leaving their jobs are asking themselves, “What do I really want to do with my life?” People feeling anywhere on the spectrum from anxious to uncharacteristically lazy are asking them...read entire article
May 5, 2022

Hurricane season officially starts June 1, and preparation is key, not only for emergency officials but for businesses and residents as well. The coast in the Wilmington area is often included in a hurricane's cone of uncertainty (probable storm track based on models) and storms have caused major damage in recent decades to communities in the Cape Fear region. Knowi ...

Apr 21, 2022

New Hanover County recently released a review of the county’s economic development climate. The analysis by Greenfield Development Co. is the first formal look for the county since the Garner report in 2014. To talk about what the review focused on and what county officials took away from it for future goals, Jennifer Rigby, the county’s chief strategy offic ...

Apr 13, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Battleship Point Reaction

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 13, 2022

Following up on last week’s WilmingtonBiz Talk with developers of the proposed Battleship Point project across from downtown Wilmington, two groups weighed in about their thoughts on developing the waterfront property. Kemp Burdette, of Cape Fear River Watch, and Travis Gilbert, of Historic Wilmington Foundation, talked about their views on the project a ...

Mar 31, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk About Cybersecurity Concerns

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 31, 2022

Thursday’s BizTalk focused on the latest issues around cybersecurity. The Biden Administration warned of the potential for cyberattacks from Russia because of the escalation of attacks in Ukraine. Joining BizTalk were two cybersecurity experts – Ulku Clark, professor and director of UNCW’s Center for Cyber Defense Education, and Geoff Stoker, assist ...

Mar 10, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk About The Restaurant Scene

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 10, 2022

On Thursday’s BizTalk, we checked on the latest buzz from Wilmington’s restaurant scene. Joining were Terry Espy, president of MoMentum Companies who has worked with a number of restaurateurs to open locally, and Daniel Hlusak, corporate chef of Floriana, which opened in downtown Wilmington in April 2020, just at the start of the pandemic. They talked abo ...

Feb 17, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Capitalizing On Sports Tourism

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 17, 2022

Sports tourism brings thousands of visitors to the Wilmington area each year for races and tournaments that require hotel stays and more spending. A big example: The 12th annual Novant Health Wilmington Marathon weekend, which takes place Feb. 24-26. The event will bring more than 3,500 runners and features a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, downtown 5K and ...

Feb 10, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk On Equity And Inclusion Effort

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 10, 2022

Last month, the city of Wilmington joined New Hanover County in creating a position to look at equity efforts within their government operations and services to the community. Joe Conway started Jan. 18 as the city’s first chief equity and inclusion officer, coming from NHRMC where he had served as the hospital’s director of health equity and human experienc ...

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Cfss headshots parker robert webversion 21422121214

Guide To Hurricane Preparedness from a Wilmington Native

Robert Parker - Cape Fear Solar Systems
Mel profilephoto

Wilmington Beauty Studio is Blowing Up Near the Cargo District

Mel Beasley - Wide Open Tech
Dave sweyer 300 x 300

Common Property Management Mistakes

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management

Trending News

New Owners Announced For South Front Street Restaurant

Staff Reports - May 23, 2022

Coastal Entrepreneur Of The Year For 2022 Named

Johanna F. Still - May 24, 2022

Former First Bank Exec Named CFO Of New Hanover County

Staff Reports - May 23, 2022

World-famous YouTuber Spotlights Two Local Restaurants

Jenny Callison - May 25, 2022

Governor's Office Honors Brunswick Co. Volunteers

Staff Reports - May 24, 2022

In The Current Issue

Owners Taking Fermental To New Level

Fermental is one of Wilmington’s more unique watering holes – a bit quirky, but home to many loyal patrons who appreciate its laid-back atmo...


Local Startups Aim To Innovate

Innovation helps set a startup apart from the competition, said Heather McWhorter, regional director of the UNCW Small Business & Technology...


What’s Next For Wilmington East’s $315M Windfall?

Offshore wind, which can generate electricity, represents an untapped economic frontier for the region that has bipartisan support....

Book On Business

The 2022 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100