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Oct 12, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: A Growing Local Company Talks Incentives

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 12, 2021

Wilmington tech company Vantaca recently announced its plans for a $5 million expansion and to double its workforce with about 100 new jobs. The firm, which works with association management companies, has secured local and state incentives tied to the expansion, and the average annual salaries for the new jobs are expected to be more than $80,000. On Tuesday's B ...

Sep 30, 2021

Homebuilding is big business in the Wilmington area, and the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association is the fifth largest in the U.S. The industry is working to meet an ongoing demand for new homes in the midst of the pandemic, issues with materials and other concerns. On Thursday’s WilmingtonBiz Talk, we discussed the industry with two local experts:&nb ...

Sep 23, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk On The Blue Economy

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 23, 2021

This week's WilmingtonBiz Talk focused on the Blue Economy, a concept that has given rise to a growing local initiative to boost what the World Bank defines as “the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem.” A local group has formed called the Alliance for a B ...

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Why Communication Is Essential to Successful Planning

Posted Oct 6, 2021
The one thing that makes humans unique (and the most dominant species on the planet) is our ability to communicate using language. Why, then, do so many business owners fail to communicate their business plans—both short-term and long-term—to those who can best help them achieve them? 

A business plan isn’t something to tuck away. Instead, it’s something...read entire article
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 ...

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 ...

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