April 2015

Palate loader

New Golden Corral CEO Lance Trenary wants to pack the nation's dominant buffet chain with diners seeking more than a hunk of beef.

Golden Corral

Rub of the green

City-owned and daily-fee courses work on their games, scrambling to lure a more diverse crowd.

Golf 2015

Duck dynasty

Success in golf publishing and apparel prepared Tom Nolan for a shot at reviving a revered brand.

Duck Head

Sweet treats

Jael and Dan Rattigan lure Asheville visitors with artisan chocolate.

Sweet treats

Latest Blog Posts

State plans $250M NC-focused fund

By David Mildenberg - Apr 22, 2015 - 11:00:00 am

State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced a second North Carolina Innovation Fund, with $250 million to be invested in North Carolina-centered companies.

Belk's biggest sale

By David Mildenberg - Apr 02, 2015 - 5:50:00 pm

Belk going on the auction block is a sad, inevitable outcome to one of the state’s most enduring business stories.

Special Reports and Publications

NC's Best Golf Courses

For the eighth consecutive year, the North Carolina Golf Panel is proud to partner with Business North Carolina in publishing rankings of the best golf courses in what we believe is the best state for golf.

Biotechnology Round Table

North Carolina's biotechnology leaders look for ways to expand into the national biodefense sector.

Small Business of the Year

2015 marks the 20th year Business North Carolina magazine will select a Small Business of the Year to honor the contributions these companies make to our state’s economy.

The Best of Health

Business North Carolina's annual ranking of the top Tar Heel hospitals, plus patient picks and other popular rankings.

2015 Best Employers in North Carolina

The state's best employers have many bright ideas to show they appreciate their workers.

Daily Digest

Avery Dennison to cut 225 jobs in Lenoir, Greensboro

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Avery Dennison will lay off about 225 North Carolina workers as a result of moving manufacturing operations to Honduras and Mexico. The Glendale, Calif.-based company, which makes labels and other packaging materials, will eliminate 142 jobs in Lenoir and 82 jobs in Greensboro.

Another craft brewer eyes Asheville for expansion

(Asheville Citizen-Times)

Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery, the nation's sixth largest craft-beer brewer, is looking to build a brewery and distribution center that will allow it to expand in the Southeast and along the East Coast. Deschutes representatives in December visited several Asheville sites, including a 137-acre parcel recently purchased by Buncombe County, and plan to return in May.

Greensboro-area leaders to consider new recruiting agency

(News & Record, Greensboro)

Now that the Greensboro Partnership has tapped Mississippi's top business recruiter as its CEO, local government leaders must decide whether to offer financial support to that organization or toward the development of a proposed regional agency some say would be more effective at bringing jobs to the area.

New Bern's redevelopment efforts an 'example' for other towns

(New Bern Sun Journal)

Nearly $323.9 million in public and private funds has been invested over the last 35 years in New Bern's downtown, resulting in the creation of 608 jobs. It's the largest investment of any city that participates in the N.C. Main Street program, which was started in 1980 to help revitalize central business districts across the state.

NC native Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Greensboro native Loretta Lynch will be sworn in as the next U.S. attorney general on Monday following a long-delayed vote held last Thursday. U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr both voted against Lynch, who was confirmed by a vote of 56-43 and will become the nation's first black female attorney general.

Moore says House won't take up religious freedom bill

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday a proposed "religious freedom" bill is dead for the session. The bill had drawn opposition from many businesses, including IBM and American Airlines. Critics said the legislation would enable discrimination against same-sex couples.

Petraeus expected to enter guilty plea in Charlotte

(The Charlotte Observer)

At a hearing in Charlotte on Thursday, former CIA Director David Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to sharing classified government documents with his biographer, Charlotte resident Paula Broadwell. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. The government will recommend Petraeus receives two years' probation and a $40,000 fine.

Supreme Court ruling could make NC a 'purple' state

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday could make it tougher for Republicans to maintain control of the legislature. The court ordered the North Carolina Supreme Court to reconsider a challenge to the legislative and congressional districts passed by the state General Assembly in 2011.

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Workforce Conference

Presented by the North Carolina Chamber.

Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, RTP

When: May 7


BNC Pulse

Poll N.C. Rep Charles Jeter filed a bill that proposes replacing a statue of former Gov. Charles B. Aycock with one of Billy Graham at the U.S. Capitol. Do you support the proposal?  Yes  No

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.