The Year Ahead
7:25 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

2013 Forecast for Triad Business

Triad businesses are closing the books on 2012.  Triad Business Journal contributing writer, Justin Catanoso, joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin for a look at the year in business, as well as what's in store for 2013.

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3:36 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Herbalife Brings Almost 500 Jobs to Forsyth County

Herbalife is moving to Forsyth County. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the company has chosen to locate a manufacturing and distribution center in the former Dell Inc. assembly plant. The company is expected to create 493 local full-time or full-time-equivalent jobs over three years. During a call with WFDD News, Mayor Allen Joines would not comment about Herbalife locating in Forsyth County. But he did confirm, Governor Beverly Perdue will be in the county Wednesday afternoon to make an economic development announcement. It'll be held at the vacant Dell plant on Temple School Road.

6:54 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

R.J. Reynolds Building Remains Vacant

R.J. Reynolds building circa 1934

The downtown Winston-Salem landmark remains vacant after hotel developer Dennis Quaintance opted against converting the historic R.J. Reynolds Building into a luxury hotel. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Triad Business Journal discusses why with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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8:41 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Bright Ideas in Development in the Triad

Wake Forest University physics professor David Carroll works with graduate student on new FIPEL lighting technology.
Credit Photo courtesy of Wake Forest University

One organization plans to ramp up production of a  new light source, while a new startup seeks to work on new drugs that could help people suffering from Parkinson's Disease and addictions. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Triad Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, discusses these developments with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.  

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1:57 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Krispy Kreme Celebrates 75 Years of Doughnut Making

 This month, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is celebrating its 75th birthday. The Winston-Salem based company is planning several events to commemorate their little bundles of fried joy.

"The hot light being on just kind of attracts you to Krispy Kreme," said Jimmy Menis of Hiddenite, North Carolina.

Menis still remembers his aunts bringing home Krispy Kreme Doughnuts when he was 5 years old. Four decades later, he's still a loyal fan, stopping for fresh doughnuts about twice a month.

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