The Triad Business Journal

Economy
10:17 am
Fri April 24, 2015

UNCG House To Be Home For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

ThinkHouseU will begin in August. A house in the Glenwood neighborhood near the UNCG campus will be renovated for students. Applications are being sought now from all the colleges and universities in Greensboro.
Credit Pic: Courtesy of Forward Impact

A new program in Greensboro is aimed at keeping young people in the area and promoting entrepreneurship. 

UNCG will serve as a national pilot for ThinkHouseU. A house in the Glenwood neighborhood near campus will be renovated to create a common space for students beginning in the fall semester.

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Economy
8:30 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

HondaJet Promises Growth For Emerging Aviation Industry

Honda Aircraft Co. will deliver its first HondaJet, a revolutionary new corporate jet, built in a sleek state-of-the art manufacturing plant at the Piedmont International Airport sometime this year.
Credit Photo courtesy of Honda Aircraft

Charlotte has banking. Raleigh has state government, but for generations, the Triad has distinguished itself as the place where people make things. Honda Aircraft Company will deliver its long awaited corporate jet to its first client this year. And in doing so, it signifies a new emerging industry in the Triad.

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Business
11:14 am
Fri April 10, 2015

New Leader With Deep Roots Helping Shape Future For High Point Bank

Matt McInnis is chief strategy officer at High Point Bank, the bank his father and great-grandfather previously led as president.
Credit Julie Knight/The Triad Business Journal

A community bank in High Point is expanding under a new leader with local ties. For generations, Matt McInnis’s family has played a major role in the development of High Point Bank. The Columbia Business School graduate recently returned from New York to the Triad to help plot its future.  This comes at a time when community banks are facing new and mounting pressures, and mergers and acquisitions are picking up.

Owen Covington, a reporter with the Triad Business Journal, writes about McInnis’s strategy to grow the bank beyond his hometown.

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Economy
10:46 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Two-year Degrees Provide Ample Career Paths For Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

Ed Beane started as a machine operator at Asheboro-based PEMMCO Manufacturing making $21,000 annually. Four years later, with experience and a machining certificate, Beane’s salary has nearly doubled.
Credit Julie Knight/The Triad Business Journal

Society has long pushed students to pursue the traditional four-year college degree, citing it as the ultimate path to success. But many local manufacturers say there are plenty of high-paying, high-demand jobs that don’t require a four-year degree.

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Environment
8:17 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Trouble In Paradise–Too Much Plastic In Our Oceans

This photo was taken this month on the beach of Long Caye, an island 47 miles off the coast of Belize. Each day, those who live there find new plastic bottles and other items that pollute their beaches.
Credit Justin Catanoso

A remote tropical island in the Caribbean and the Yadkin River may seem like worlds apart. But in his column this week in the Triad Business Journal, WFDD contributor Justin Catanoso writes that those watery entities are connected in ways we hardly realize.

“If you think about the pollution in our oceans, the problem actually starts in places like Winston-Salem,” says Catanoso. “So look at it this way–the Yadkin River is a huge pump and whatever gets pumped into it gets pumped down river and eventually flows into the oceans and gets circulated around the world.”

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