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

California company bringing 250 jobs to Union County

(The Charlotte Observer)

O'Neil Digital Solutions will invest $140 million in a printing and data center operation in Monroe. The Los Angeles-based company plans to create 250 jobs with an average annual salary of $58,819. O'Neil will receive more than $5 million in state and local incentives.

Durham's Bronto Software sells for $200M

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

California-based NetSuite will acquire marketing-technology company Bronto Software for $200 million. Founded 15 years ago, Bronto employs more than 250 people globally, including 220 in Durham. It will operate as a business unit of NetSuite, and no layoffs are expected.

Groups urge BofA shareholders to vote against directors

(The Charlotte Observer)

Two shareholder-advisory groups are recommending Bank of America stockholders vote against certain directors to show disapproval of a bylaw change that will allow CEO Brian Moynihan to become chairman. The company's annual meeting will be held on May 6 in Charlotte.

Self-Help Credit Union drops national affiliation

(Greater Wilmington Business Journal)

Self-Help Credit Union has dropped its national and regional credit-union affiliations. President Randy Chambers said last week that the national association's stance on policies regarding consumer protection had become counter to those of the Durham-based organization. Self-Help, which has assets totaling $675 million, is the second N.C. credit union to exit the national association; SECU dropped its membership in 2014.

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.

McCrory again questions need for religious freedom bills

(The Charlotte Observer)

Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday expressed concerns over religious freedom act bills, which opponents say would enable discrimination based on sexual orientation. McCrory questioned the need for the legislation on a Charlotte radio show last month.

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Events

Government Affairs Conference

Presented by the North Carolina Chamber.

Where: NC History Museum, Raleigh

When: May 12

 

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.