WilmingtonBiz Talk

Jul 29, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Philanthropic Giving

By Staff Reports, posted About 1 hour ago

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 ...

Jul 15, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: What To Know About The Delta Variant

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 15, 2021

Paul Kamitsuka, infectious disease physician at Wilmington Health and chief epidemiologist at NHRMC, joined BizTalk on Thursday to talk about the COVID-19 delta variant.   Until recently, cases and hospitalizations have been dropping locally and still remain lower than last year’s waves. Some parts of the country, however, are beginning to see spikes because o ...

Jul 8, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Wilmington Chamber Initiatives

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jul 8, 2021

New Hanover County business owners in the hospitality, retail and service industries have until July 15 to apply for grants to help with COVID-19 impacts. The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is in charge of administering the $4.5 million in grants – funding supplied from part of the city's and county’s portions of federal relief funds. Ahead of the upcomi ...

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Tom Gale

Building Foundations For Stronger, Vibrant Communities

Posted Jun 30, 2021
A home is much more than just a house, it’s a place where people create an opportunity to build a life together, a place where the many hours of blood, sweat and tears have the potential to turn into equity, pride of ownership and most importantly for the majority of us, lasting memories.

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Jun 30, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Riverfront Park Update

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 30, 2021

Riverfront Park, the city of Wilmington’s 6.6-acre park and amphitheater, is slated to officially open July 4.   Ahead of its debut, Amy Beatty, community services director with the city, joined Wilmington BizTalk on Wednesday to discuss the path to build the downtown project, its potential impacts and the city’s deal with Live Nation to run the amphithe ...

Jun 24, 2021

Manufacturing firms in the Wilmington area are facing workforce issues, including shortages of workers and the need for employees looking for a long-term career. These issues and more led to the formation of the Cape Fear Manufacturing Partnership, a growing group of more than two dozen manufacturing executives that started meeting last year. The group represents the re ...

Jun 18, 2021

The Wilmington City Council on Tuesday passed the $242 million budget for the next fiscal year. Like the county, it too includes a lower tax rate than before but carries expectations for slightly higher tax bills for property owners – on average $36 more – because of higher revaluations. Joining us for this week’s WilmingtonBiz Talk was Wilmington M ...

Jun 10, 2021

It’s budget season, and local governments are deciding spending priorities for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. On Monday, New Hanover County Commissioners approved a $458 million budget for 2021-22. The budget included a property tax rate of 47.5 cents per $100 valuation, compared to last year’s 55.5-cent rate. That was not considered a revenue ...

Jun 3, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: The Start Of Hurricane Season

By Vicky Janowski, posted Jun 3, 2021

Tuesday marked the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. On the heels of an active season last year and forecasters’ prediction for another above-average season during the months ahead, this week’s WilmingtonBiz Talk was a talk with the area’s top emergency officials on preparations.   The panel was Tommy Batson, Pender County’s emergency m ...

May 27, 2021

Cape Fear Community College's Wilson Center has been coming back to "real life" after its pandemic hiatus from performances in front of live audiences, welcoming theatergoers to the venue in April, a first time since the pandemic began last year. The center has also announced some upcoming in-person events, including the Price is Right Live in September an ...

May 20, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Restaurant Industry Check-in

By Vicky Janowski, posted May 20, 2021

Memorial Day is around the corner and with it the unofficial start to the summer tourism season. But as visitors already start flocking to the area, area restaurants are navigating shortages in available workers, changes in COVID-19-related rules and additional SBA loan options for restaurant owners. On Thursday's WilmingtonBiz Talk, two local owners discussed those i ...

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When the owners of Blue Surf Café decided to expand to another location, they wanted it to reflect an evolution into a more full-service res...

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