October 2014

The 100 at 30

Shifting with the times, S&D Coffee and the state's biggest private companies still pack a jolt.

Top 100

Parts and parcels

Wanting to spread the wealth, Temple Sloan made more than 400 of his employees millionaires.

Temple Sloan

Rise and fall of Renegade

Taking on Big Tobacco and the tax man, Calvin Phelps saw the business he built go up in smoke.

Calvin Phelps

Brokers cast their bids

Real-estate agents align with acclaimed auction houses to move luxury lots.

Real estate

Latest Blog Posts

Honda Aircraft announces $19M expansion in Greensboro

By Cathy Martin - Oct 20, 2014 - 3:00:00 pm

Honda Aircraft Company, expecting robust sales of its new $4.5 million jet, announced a $19 million expansion at its Greensboro headquarters.

Nearly 500 new jobs for Greenville

By Cathy Martin - Oct 03, 2014 - 3:15:00 pm

DPx Holdings adding 488 jobs at Patheon plant in Greenville

Special Reports and Publications

Manufacturing Round Table

Textile and furniture mills turned poor Tar Heel tobacco laborers into middle-class earners. Now that many of those jobs have been shipped overseas, it's time to examine the future of the industry in NC.

North Carolina Higher Education Directory

A comprehensive guide to higher education in the state, with information about North Carolina's public and private colleges, universities and community colleges.

Focus on Guilford County

Companies can't help but notice the abundance of assets in Guilford County.

Top 75 Public Companies

Investors show an appetite for companies on our list of the Top 75 publicly traded based in North Carolina.

Research North Carolina

The concepts, processes and technologies created in North Carolina's private and public institutions are laying the groundwork for economic success in our state.

Daily Digest

Report reveals 18 years of academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

An investigation into academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill revealed an 18-year scheme based on a system of no-show classes for student athletes. Following the report's release, Chancellor Carol Folt said four university employees will be terminated and another five will face disciplinary action.

Reynolds American to ban smoking in the workplace

(WRAL.com)

Beginning next year, Reynolds American will no longer allow employees to smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes in offices and other common areas. The Winston-Salem-based cigarette maker will add indoor smoking areas for those who want to light up. The company will allow the use of electronic cigarettes and other smokeless tobacco products.

Wake Forest to end traditional MBA program

(The Charlotte Observer)

Wake Forest School of Business is discontinuing its traditional MBA program to focus exclusively on its program for working professionals, which has experienced double-digit growth in the last five years. The program offers evening and weekend classes at campuses in Charlotte and Winston-Salem.

Blue Cross says ACA rates to rise by 13%

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said health insurance rates for plans under the Affordable Care Act will increase by an average of 13.5% next year. The state's largest health insurer covers 258,000 people under the federal health-care law.

Early voting period begins today

(WRAL.com)

Early voting begins today in all 100 counties in North Carolina for people who registered to vote by the Oct. 10 deadline. The early voting period runs through midday Nov. 1. Main-in absentee ballots should be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 4.

 

Report reveals 18 years of academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

An investigation into academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill revealed an 18-year scheme based on a system of no-show classes for student athletes. Following the report's release, Chancellor Carol Folt said four university employees will be terminated and another five will face disciplinary action.

Bald Head Island gets permit to build terminal groin

(StarNews, Wilmington)

The N.C. Division of Coastal Management issued a permit that will allow Bald Head Island to construct a terminal groin to prevent erosion. Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach and Figure Eight Island are also seeking permission to build erosion-control structures.

Berger to file bill protecting state officials who refuse to perform same-sex marriage

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

N.C. Senate leader Phil Berger will introduce a bill that would protect magistrates, registrars of deeds and other employees who refuse to officiate at same-sex weddings if it violates their religious beliefs. A magistrate from Rockingham County quit his job because he said marrying same-sex couples compromises his religious beliefs.
Related: Swain County magistrate resigns over personal objection to same-sex marriage

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Events

2014 Tax Conference

The North Carolina Chamber’s 7th annual Tax Conference will provide up-to-date information on federal and state tax legislation, as well as high-level discussion on national trends, revenue forecasts and more.

November 13, 2014

9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Concord

BNC Pulse

Poll What is the most important issue in November's election?  Jobs/economy  Health care  National security  Immigration  Education

N.C. Family Business of the Year Winners

Schiffman's Jeweler's, K&W Cafeterias, Rose Chauffeured Transportation and Carolina Management Team have been recognized by the Wake Forest University Family Business Center and Business North Carolina with the 2014 North Carolina Family Business of the Year Awards.