5 questions for Amy Allison

Amy is the marketing manager at Eagles Nest Outfitters in Asheville and spearheads their initiatives for giving back to the global community.  For more than 20 years, Amy has dedicated her energy and skills to connecting others to the outdoors. From directing pioneering experiential education programs with youth across the Southeast to living on the […]

5 questions for Blair Primis

Blair is a strategic marketer, leader, speaker and mentor. He is senior vice president of marketing and talent management for Charlotte-based OrthoCarolina as well as co-director of the OrthoCarolina Foundation and brand strategist for QCB Consulting. Blair serves on the boards of Isabella Santos Foundation, NoDa Brewing Co., Charlotte Cobras Football, SkillPop, and Queens University’s […]

Business North Carolina brings home top honors at business publication competition

The Alliance of Area Business Publishers presented 116 Editorial Excellence awards to business publications on June 29. Business North Carolina faced some impressive and diverse competition, with 511 entries from 41 publications in the U.S., Canada and Australia. We are proud to say we scooped three awards this year. Senior Contributing Editor Ed Martin won […]

Sponsored: Greenville puts emphasis on economic development in 2019-20 budget

This content is brought to you in partnership with the city of Greenville.  Greenville, N.C.’s city council honed in on economic development in its newly approved budget, which includes $300,000 dedicated to commercial and industrial site development, up to $200,000 in job-creation grants, and $500,000 for a sustained membership into the new Greenville ENC Alliance […]

5 questions for Dale Owen

Dr. Dale Owen serves as the leader and CEO of Tryon Medical Partners, the Charlotte region’s largest independent medical practice. It brings together 64 internal medicine physicians and 25 specialists covering six specialty areas, including cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonary and sleep medicine. Tryon Medical Partners began operations on September 5, 2018, with eight medical […]

Dentsply Sirona invests big in Charlotte

Dentsply Sirona Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) is moving its global headquarters from Pennsylvania to Ballantyne Park, in Charlotte. The world’s largest professional dental products and technologies manufacturer is investing $3.3 million to establish its commercial sales hub, which will create 320 jobs in Mecklenburg over three years. The total estimated payroll will be $23 million, with […]

Top Wells Fargo economist on delayed marriages, SouthPark’s future and Trump’s dealmaking

Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner shows up a lot on CNBC, Bloomberg and other cable TV business news networks because of his insightful and often provocative commentary. Speaking today at a Charlotte real estate conference, the Queen City-based prognosticator didn’t disappoint, sharing a variety of remarks on various business issues. – Even the most […]

Big Charlotte physician group supports treasurer’s health care pricing strategy

Tryon Medical Partners, the Charlotte area’s biggest independent physicians’ practice, says it signed a contract to join the North Carolina State Health Plan network. The move aligns the 90-physician group with State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s plan for a reimbursement schedule that the N.C. Healthcare Association has attacked with a multimillion dollar advertising campaign suggesting patient […]

5 questions for Flaviu Simihaian

Flaviu Simihaian is the CEO and Co-founder of Troy Medicare, a health insurance startup for seniors that puts pharmacy at the center of health care. Flaviu was born in Romania and moved to Concord when he was 14 to play tennis, which he continued playing at Davidson College and professionally briefly. He then co-founded Amplicare, […]

Sponsored: Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce grows future workforce with new initiative

This content is brought to you in partnership with the city of Greenville.  Molding young minds is often called the key to developing the future workforce. The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce launched their first annual Grow Local campaign to accomplish that purpose. The week-long initiative, which took place March 18-22 in conjunction with North […]

Rowan County labor market lured Chewy, EDC chief says

Online pet food retailer Chewy plans a 1,200-employee fulfillment center in Salisbury, marking the biggest jobs announcement in Rowan County history. Attracting the 700,000-square-foot, $55 million project is a big win for the county located halfway between Charlotte and the Triad. And it marks a victory for Rodney Crider, who joined the Rowan Economic Development […]

5 questions for Josh Ward

Josh Ward is a director of public affairs for the National Association of Manufacturers, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that represents thousands of manufacturers across the country. Josh represents NAM in the Carolinas and Virginia and works with NAM membership in those states to advocate for solutions to federal public-policy issues important to the manufacturing […]

Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist in merger talks to create $13 billion institution

Atrium Health, North Carolina’s largest health care system, has signed an agreement to discuss combining with Winston-Salem-based Wake Forest Baptist Health, the companies said today. The plan is to start “exclusive negotiations with the goal of entering into a final agreement later this year,” according to a press release. Financial and operational details were not […]

Opinion: Fritz Hollings’ remarkable life

Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, who served in the U.S. Senate for 38 years and just died at 97, was an incredible leader and politician. He represented the best of South Carolina, which would have been even more on the wrong side of history on racial issues without his efforts, as this excellent story notes. He was […]

Ex-Wells Fargo managing director starts N.C. office for Bannockburn Global Forex

Former Wells Fargo Securities foreign-exchange executive Nick Omirly recently opened a Charlotte office for Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC, a foreign exchange solution provider based in Cincinnati. He has more than 30 years experience in global currency markets, including stints at Bank of America and Barclays Bank. Bannockburn has partners in 10 U.S. offices across the […]

Late in cycle, private equity pros stay bullish

By Mike MacMillan About 250 private-equity professionals gathered last week for the 12th annual Alternative Investments Conference, hosted by the Institute for Private Capital at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the student-led private-equity club. This year’s theme: “Positioning portfolios for the late-stage cycle environment.” Among the topics discussed at the packed event were […]

5 questions for Rodney Blevins

P. Rodney Blevins is president and chief executive officer of the Southeast Energy Group. He oversees Dominion Energy’s regulated businesses serving nearly 1.7 million electric and gas utility accounts in North Carolina and South Carolina and approximately 400,000 competitive and regulated gas supply accounts primarily in Georgia. Blevins joined Dominion in June 1987 as an […]

Report: ECU finances show waning cash flow

East Carolina University is experiencing sharply declining cash flow as it seeks to hire a new chancellor, according to an internal report that is under discussion by officials of the campus and UNC System. The unaudited report shows that ECU is projected to report a $28 million decline in cash flow in the fiscal year […]

Raleigh ad exec launches mystery novel

  Jeremy Holden is president and chief strategy officer of Raleigh-based branding agency Clean, but he’s also an accomplished author, speaker and adjunct professor at UNC Chapel Hill. Holden recently published Halo of Power, his third mystery novel. It’s the latest in a series centered around character Mal Thomas, who Holden describes as “an advertising […]

Sponsored: Investment in employees attracts best talent

This content is brought to you in partnership with Branch Builds, which provides professional construction management services on a diverse array of projects to a broad range of private and public-sector owners. As the economy continues to grow, the competition for new employees remains fierce throughout North Carolina and around the country. The construction industry […]

5 questions for Catherine Truitt

This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt joined the online university after serving as associate vice president of University and P-12 Partnerships at UNC General Administration, providing support for public […]

5 questions for Amor Towles

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale and received his master’s in English from Stanford University. His first novel, Rules of Civility, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel, A Gentleman in […]

Barron’s picks for best N.C. wealth managers

Barron’s magazine annually ranks some of the nation’s best financial advisers based on assets under management revenue generated and a subjective view on the quality of practice. Magazine editors study regulatory reports, company documents and a detailed survey completed by participants. These are the 30 N.C. brokers that made this year’s ranking and how much […]

5 questions for Chuck Flink

Chuck Flink, president of Greenways Inc., is an author, landscape architect and environmental planner. He was recently awarded the Watauga Medal by N.C. State University, the highest non-academic award bestowed by the university, in recognition of his service and leadership. Chuck is nationally and internationally known for his work planning and designing greenways and open-space […]

Lumberton hospital is seeking a partner, Robesonian newspaper reports

Southeastern Health, the main health care provider for Robeson County and its surrounding area, is looking for a partner to maintain its financial stability and better meet the region’s needs, according to The Robesonian newspaper. Southeastern is one of North Carolina’s few remaining independent hospitals. It employs 2,600 people in the southeastern N.C. county known […]

Sponsored: Public, private sector construction projects require skill, trust

Rendering for the Branch Builds’ project on Sun Valley High School, which includes additions and renovations. This content is brought to you in partnership with Branch Builds, which provides professional construction-management services on a diverse array of projects to a broad range of private and public-sector owners. Modern construction projects are no easy feat. Despite […]

Sponsored: Ten tips for studying online

This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. As of February 2019, Western Governors University has more than 113,000 students enrolled nationwide, including more than 3,100 in North Carolina. About 73% of them report that they work […]

Sponsored: Branch Builds plans expansion in Charlotte, new N.C. projects

Image: Branch Builds’ Cabarrus County High School project in Charlotte will boast a variety of dynamic learning spaces and a cutting-edge auditorium, gym, and CTE labs with a focus on aerospace, logistics/transportation, drafting, and construction trades. This content is brought to you in partnership with Branch Builds, which provides professional construction-management services on a diverse array […]

You oughta know: Deloitte’s John Giannuzzi

Duke University graduate John Giannuzzi has spent his 35-year career in Charlotte working for two public accounting giants. On April 1, he succeeds Theresa Drew  as managing partner of Deloitte’s Carolinas practice. Drew has had the post since 2010 and is retiring June 1 after 40 years at Deloitte. It’s one of the world’s largest […]

Sponsored: WGU North Carolina, USO of N.C. to offer eight military scholarships

This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. WGU North Carolina and the United Service Organization of North Carolina are teaming up on a new scholarship program that will benefit the state’s military community. The Military Service […]

Cheers all around: Goldsboro’s Jeffreys family inks record beer-industry deal

The biggest sale of an Anheuser-Busch distributor in U.S. history just occurred in North Carolina. Goldsboro-based R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co. LLC, which started distributing A-B beers in 1923, was acquired by three different N.C.-based distributors. The company sold Budweiser and other products to retailers throughout most of eastern North Carolina, including Raleigh, Greenville and Wilmington. […]