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Dec 17, 2021

Determining The 2021 WilmingtonBiz 100

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 17, 2021

The WilmingtonBiz 100 is an annual Greater Wilmington Business Journal initiative to recognize the top 100 Power Players, Influencers, Innovators, Connectors and Rising Stars impacting Southeastern North Carolina’s business landscape.   Those included in this year’s group were announced in October, but on the following pages you can read a little more ab ...

Dec 17, 2021

The WilmingtonBiz 100: The Power Players

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 17, 2021

The Power Players – The businesspeople and officials having the greatest impact on the region’s business and economic landscape Spence Broadhurst & Hannah Dawson Gage Chair & Vice Chair, New Hanover County Community Endowment Spence Broadhurst is president of the Eastern North Carolina region for First National Bank. A former mayor of Wilm ...

Dec 17, 2021

The WilmingtonBiz 100: The Innovators

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 17, 2021

The Innovators – The disruptors shaking things up and getting the region to see things in a different way Neal Andrew President, Andrew Consulting Engineers PC   Neal Andrew’s firm works in structural, marine and forensic engineering as well as overall project management. It was created by himself and John Andrew in 2004.   Why he&rsquo ...

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Dec 17, 2021

The WilmingtonBiz 100: The Connectors

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 17, 2021

The Connectors – The real-world networkers who bring together people and resources to get things done Rhonda Bellamy Executive Director, The Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County   Rhonda Bellamy has been in the journalism and arts industry for more than 20 years, having been a news director and talk show host for Cumulus Media and then serv ...

Dec 17, 2021

The WilmingtonBiz 100: The Rising Stars

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 17, 2021

The Rising Stars – The next generation of leaders who are already making waves (limited to those 35 years old and younger) Webster Burrier IV Director of Wealth Management, Dominion Wealth Management   Webster Burrier runs the day-to-day operations of his firm and is involved in the trading and management of client investment portfolios and the fina ...

Dec 17, 2021

The WilmingtonBiz 100: The Influencers

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 17, 2021

The Influencers – The changemakers, in front of or behind the scenes Chris Boney Chief Relationships Officer, LS3P   Chris Boney is in charge of business development and leadership for LS3P’s nine offices across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.   Why he’s an Influencer: Boney is a member of the board of the New Hanover ...

Dec 17, 2021

Letter From The Editor: Holiday Shopping Guide*

By Vicky Janowski, posted Dec 17, 2021

*in a still-pandemic, supply-chain disrupted, labor-shorted world How’s your holiday shopping going?   If you’re reading this issue in mid-December with an unfinished list, it’s not necessarily time to panic. But also the global market isn’t doing you any favors right now.   We’ve been talking about this since last year, when ...

Dec 17, 2021

Biz Bites: Overhaul On Tap

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 17, 2021

Downtown’s Front Street Brewery will close during January to update the nearly 10,000-square-foot building that dates to about 1865. That includes refinishing floors, painting, retiling and more. A WDI grant will help with façade repairs, and funds from the federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund will help with the exterior work. Front Street Brewery’s ...

Dec 17, 2021

While billions in goods sit anchored outside the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, six of the Port of Wilmington’s eight weekly services have been arriving on time with no scheduling difficulties. These steady routes are coming from Central and South America and Europe.   Local hiccups are occurring in the Wilmington port’s two Asian trans-Pacific ser ...

Dec 17, 2021

Sound Off: Inflation Guessing Game

By Adam Jones, posted Dec 17, 2021

The quantity theory of money is dead! Well, maybe not, but it’s certainly not a full explanation for inflation and the more complex process has some interesting implications for Southeastern North Carolina.   First, if the current inflation is a story all about the Fed increasing the money stock, then the 85% increase in the monetary base suggests there’ ...

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