WilmingtonBiz Talk

Apr 15, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Breaking Down PPD's Deal To Sell

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 15, 2021

With the announcement Thursday morning that Thermo Fisher Scientific plans to buy Wilmington-based PPD for $17.4 billion, this week’s WilmingtonBiz Talk looks closer at the deal.   Deutsche Bank analyst George Hill, who follows PPD as well as the health care technology and services sectors, joined the Business Journal to talk more about Thermo Fisher, why the ...

Apr 7, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: General Assembly Check-in

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 7, 2021

With North Carolina’s legislative session in full swing, this week’s WilmingtonBiz Talk is a check-in with local lawmakers. Members from the area’s legislative delegation talk about key bills, state budget priorities and the outlook on redistricting during which the GOP-led legislature will redraw political maps. They also fill us in on measures wit ...

Apr 1, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: COVID Vaccines Update

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 1, 2021

Paul Kamitsuka, Wilmington Health infectious diseases physician and NHRMC chief epidemiologist, joined WilmingtonBiz Talk on Thursday to discuss updates on the COVID-19 vaccines.   Starting April 7, anyone over the age of 16 who wants the vaccine will be eligible to sign up for appointments in North Carolina. As the pace of vaccine supplies picks up, and the state e ...

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Bill Coleman
Live Oak Private Wealth

Humility, Decisions And Risk

Posted Mar 18, 2021
As I contemplate the reality of starting my 35th year in the investment business, I’m reminded by the facts from 2020. Every year offers lessons for investors who are open to learning them. The lesson learned (again) was a reminder of just how unpredictable financial markets can be.

If a time machine could take us back to January of 2020 and we knew then that a deadly pandemic...read entire article
Mar 18, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Brunswick County Economic Development

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 18, 2021

This week’s Wilmington BizTalk featured the head of Brunswick County’s economic development efforts to discuss movement on the county’s largest pieces of industrial park land.   Bill Early, executive director of Brunswick Business and Industry Development (Brunswick BID) shared an update about the International Logistics Park of North Carolina and ...

Mar 11, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Bustling Film Industry Activity Continues

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 11, 2021

The full-throttle film production happening in Wilmington at present is estimated to total about $114.5 million in local spending for goods and services, according to the N.C. Dept. of Commerce. In return, the four projects involved will receive nearly $28.4 million in rebates from the state’s film incentive fund.   This healthy bottom line reflects the boom i ...

Mar 4, 2021

Construction on the city’s new North Waterfront Park in downtown Wilmington is slated to be done this summer. On Thursday's Biz Talk, Amy Beatty, community services director with the city, shared an update on the $31 million project. Along with other amenities, the park will feature an amphitheater for concerts and shows large enough to accommodate about 6,800 ...

Feb 25, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Booming Housing Market

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 25, 2021

The pace of home sales in the Wilmington area is such that some buyers are purchasing houses without even stepping foot in them. To hear more about the state of the housing market, we talked this week with two Realtors who are on the front lines of the real estate boom -- Kelsea Hertzler and Ryan Crecelius.  Hertzler is a member of the Paul Allsup Group of Wilmingt ...

Feb 18, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Downtown Update

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 18, 2021

Construction hasn’t slowed for downtown Wilmington. To share updates on activity that’s happening and where projects stand, we talk this week with two of the players in the central business district, including Wilmington Downtown Inc.’s new leader. "We're changing gears a little bit here at WDI," said Holly Childs, who started at the begi ...

Feb 11, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: The $1B Question

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 11, 2021

With the recent closing of the sale of county-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health, about $1.25 billion from the purchase goes to benefit New Hanover County. Overseeing that staggering amount is an endowment and board responsible for how the money is managed and where grants from interest earnings will go into the community. The heads of that new e ...

Feb 4, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Updates On Vaccine Rollout

By Vicky Janowski, posted Feb 4, 2021

The long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine doses have begun rolling out in the region, but like throughout the country, the process hasn’t been without issues. Questions about supplies, allocations and meeting demand abound. To help shed some light on how it’s working locally and what to expect next, several health experts joined the Wilmington BizTalk panel talk Thu ...

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