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Jun 21, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk About Apiture's Growth

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 21, 2022

On this week's WilmingtonBiz Talk, we check in with growing fintech company Apiture about its expansion. The Wilmington-based company, founded in 2017, formed as a joint venture between Live Oak Bank and Atlanta-based First Data Corp. (First Data later merged with Fiserv.) It provides financial institutions with a platform to support the many services they offer the ...

Jun 16, 2022

WilmingtonBiz Talk On The Manufacturing Workforce

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 16, 2022

North Carolina, like many other states, faces a severe shortage of manufacturing workers as companies bring their operations back to the United States. The N.C. Department of Commerce estimates that the state will need nearly 500,000 more manufacturing workers by 2028 – almost 7,500 in the Wilmington area alone. Ahead of Friday's Greater Wilmington Business Jo ...

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 ...

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Beware of Rental Car and Medicare Scams

Posted Jun 1, 2022
With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, the summer season is here and for the second year in a row, sticker shock – especially with rental cars – is greeting summer travelers. Reduction in fleet sizes during the pandemic and supply chain issues have once again created a situation where rental care demand is high, supply is tight, and prices are high.

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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 ...

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 ...

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