Wake Forest University

Regional Growth
7:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Downtown University Campus to Anchor Greensboro Development on South Elm

Rendering of the downtown university campus on South Elm Street in Greensboro
Credit Opportunity Greensboro

This week, a parcel of land on South Elm Street in Greensboro was identified as the site of the future downtown university campus, which will provide a collaborative space for the city's seven colleges and universities. The broader development goals for the 7.5-acre location are the topic of this weekly discussion on Triad business issues with Business Journal contributing writer - and Wake Forest University journalism program director - Justin Catanoso and WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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Diversity
6:24 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Maya Angelou Among Those Celebrating WFU's Dignity and Respect Campaign

Wake Forest University campaign for dignity and respect will be celebrated at an event Wednesday afternoon.
Credit OregonDOT via flickr

  Wake Forest University is working to create a culture of diversity and inclusion.  For the last month, the school has been using a 'Tip of the Day' to prompt discussions and activities among students, faculty and staff to promote respect for differences.  Members of the campus community are also encouraged to take a pledge to treat everyone with dignity and respect.  Wednesday afternoon, renowned author Maya Angelou will be among those celebrating the campaign.   

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Craft Breweries
1:30 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Small Breweries = Big Business in the Triad

Craft breweries are big business in the Triad.
Credit Bernt Rostad via flickr

Craft breweries are a $10 billion industry in North Carolina, and employ more than a thousand people in the Triad alone. Justin Catanoso, a contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, discusses the growth of this industry in the Triad with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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Regional Growth
7:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Deere-Hitachi Expands, TIMCO Waits and the Rhino Returns

Deere-Hitachi is is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Kernersville, and starting a $97 million expansion, the largest in its history.
Credit Deere-Hitachi / http://www.dhkernersville.com/

Each Friday WFDD takes a look at business in the Triad.   This week instead of focusing on one topic, we'll review three developments in area business with Justin Catanoso, contributing writer for the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program.  

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Exchanges
6:07 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Healthcare Exchanges Go Into Effect Today

The online exchanges portion of the Affordable Care Act went into effect today.
Credit Tax Credits

A key part of the federal Affordable Care Act went into effect today, as people can begin to sign up for insurance on the health care exchanges.

Mark Hall is a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University. He's studied health insurance markets and policy for 20 years and in 2010 was tapped to help develop part of what's become known as Obamacare. In this discussion with WFDD's Audrey Fannin, Hall describes his role in in the policy development and what people should expect when they begin looking into the online marketplace for health insurance.

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