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6:00 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Business Leaders, Owners Gathering in Wilmington for BizTech Conference

The BizTech annual conference and expo is in Wilmington tomorrow.

WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that event is the largest business gathering in the region and will feature an expo hall, business seminars, and keynote speakers including PPD founder Fred Eshelman and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt.

Rob Kaiser is publisher for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal which is spearheading the event. He says that Eshelman and Hunt will be talking about how education across the state is an essential business investment.

“I think both those gentleman look at the education system as the bedrock of the business community. If we’re not producing people coming out of the university as workers and as entrepreneurs, and with the research that comes out, then North Carolina as a state to do business is going to take a big step backwards.”

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller will moderate the discussion. Other seminars will discuss healthcare costs for businesses and how to effectively use social media to reach potential customers.