It takes time to heal
Patients are willing to pay a premium to get extra time from physicians at concierge medical practices.
Regional Report Western December 2012
Superstorm Sandy was a nasty trick for the East Coast, but what it brought to North Carolina’s mountains was a treat for the ski industry.
Regional Report Charlotte December 2012
Leading up to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the host committee kept saying fundraising was “right on track.” But somewhere along the line it ran off the rails.
Another way to win tax reform
Free & Clear: The expected tax-reform battle might not end up being much of a battle at all.
Regional Report Triad December 2012
The Triad recently became the only region with five of the state’s 10 largest health systems after Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care made inroads there.
Regional Report Triangle December 2012
Crescent Financial Services has been growing through acquisitions.
Back in bloom
Small Business of the Year: In a bleak economy, our Small Business of the Year, Johnson Nursery Corp., relieved its growing pains by making color count.
McCrory lifts the Charlotte curse
Capital Goods: Republican Pat McCrory breaks the so-called Charlotte curse by winning the governor's race.
Regional Report Eastern December 2012
A bid to bring minor-league baseball to the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington struck out with voters in November, when they rejected the use of public money to build a $37 million stadium for an Atlanta Braves affiliate.
Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Fuentek LLC is based on a simple premise: Brilliant minds often have tunnel vision. Potentially lucrative findings and inventions collect dust at academic institutions and government agencies because their creators don’t envision their commercial viability.
Making it stick
Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Powder-coating company New Finish is expanding in Norwood.
High on the hog
Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Prima Tech USA Inc. is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of animal-health applicators.