Author: Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

Top 10 Questions about Business Personal Property Tax

The majority of property tax appeals concern arguments over the value of real estate—land and buildings such as commercial retail buildings, commercial office buildings, multi-family buildings and industrial facilities. However, real estate is not the only type of property that is taxable for property tax purposes in North Carolina. Business personal property is also taxable… Read More »

Employment Law In Focus – August 2017

Employee v. Independent Contractor Status and North Carolina’s New “Employee Classification” Law One of the “hottest” topics in federal and state wage & hour law continues to be the proper classification of workers. In short, are they “employees” subject to W-2 withholdings, company-provided benefits and state workers’ compensation laws, or are they “independent contractors” paid… Read More »

IFB Solutions Receives State Safety Awards from NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry

On Thurs., Aug. 17, N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry toured the IFB Solutions manufacturing facility and met with members of IFB’s Employee Safety Committee to learn more about how this non-profit organization maintains its long-standing safety record. IFB received the state’s Gold Safety Award for the 7th consecutive year and also was awarded a special… Read More »

State Tourism Officials Announce More Than $846 Million Spent by Visitors in Forsyth County

State Tourism Officials Announce Increased Visitor Spending in Forsyth County  Visit North Carolina announced results from the latest domestic tourism spending impact study, “The Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties.” According to the study, visitor spending in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County generated more than $846 million in 2016, which is an increase of 4.6 percent… Read More »

Street Closing Update for Festival of Books and Authors on September 9

Bookmarks wants to keep all Downtown neighbors informed of plans for the free annual Festival of Books and Authors to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are thrilled to again celebrate our Festival in the area in and around the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and… Read More »

Triad-Based Company Named Finalist for U.S. Small Business of the Year Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, presented by MetLife, which celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth. The great state of North Carolina will be represented by Winston-Salem based company – Tar Heel Basement Systems. … Read More »

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