News: Business

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Triad firms praised for treatment of gay employees

A half a dozen companies with a presence in High Point or the region have been recognized by a national gay rights group for their respectful treatment of gay employees.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 04:22 PM

Poll reflects economic optimism in NC

North Carolina residents are feeling better about the economy, according to the latest HPU Poll released Tuesday.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

PART gets favorable audit for second straight year

The region’s mass transit agency recently received a favorable audit for the second straight year after a federal agency earlier this decade criticized the agency’s prior approach to internal financial controls.


Nov. 17, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Bank of North Carolina expanding again

Bank of North Carolina will branch out for the first time into Virginia, continuing a series of expansions by the financial institution during the past five years.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

Furniture showroom leader Mitchell to retire

Longtime High Point Market showroom executive Tom Mitchell will retire at the end of this year from International Market Centers, the company announced Wednesday night.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Incentive offered for core homebuyers

Those looking to buy a home in certain core areas now have an additional resource for assistance: the city of High Point.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:23 AM

La-Z-Boy incentives stand to leave city in the red

Elected officials often describe economic incentives for businesses as “investments” for local governments that pay off in the form of new revenue in public coffers.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Job market makes gains last month

The change of seasons brought a welcome change for people seeking jobs across the area and state.

Unemployment rates dropped from August to September in the vast majority of communities in North Carolina, including the High Point area.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Zeek indictment sheds light on massive scam

The ringleader of the Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme, Paul Burks of Lexington, once held gatherings that federal prosecutors describe as “red carpet events” to lure people into investing money.

Today, hundreds of thousands of Zeek Rewards affiliates are just trying to get out of the red by recovering some of their losses.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

La-Z-Boy to close High Point office

La-Z-Boy plans to close its division office in High Point.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 08:13 PM

Zeek Rewards ringleader indicted

A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

Thomas Built Buses chooses High Point for expansion

Thomas Built Buses announced Thursday that it will add 236 full-time jobs at its 713 W. Fairfield Road facility.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

Market leaders optimistic about trade show’s future

Funding from public and private sources is helping High Point Market leaders bring more people to the world’s largest home furnishings trade show.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

EEOC sues FedEx Ground, claims discrimination in employment

The federal agency that oversees complaints about discrimination in employment has filed a national legal action against FedEx Ground, which has a major package sorting operation in the region.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

Governor’s market visit touts industry future

Gov. Pat McCrory smiled as he toured two furniture market showrooms Monday afternoon, intermittently plopping down onto a chair or pillowed couch to rub his hands across the fabric.