Heutel’s research featured in Bloomberg article on unemployment

Research by UNCG economist Garth Heutel was included in a Bloomberg article explaining how increased unemployment leads to increase life expectancy. Heutel and a fellow researcher found that when the economy is in recession, levels of carbon monoxide air pollution decreases. The improvement in air quality is beneficial to people’s health.
Graduation 2013

Graduation 2013


Another proud group of recent graduates from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG.  We are so proud of this group of students, and know they will continue to Do Something Bigger Altogether.

UNCG To Offer Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Program

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, 983 million people took a trip last year. Hotels like the Proximity in Greensboro are on the cutting edge of “green” hospitality.


Read more at Digtriad.com (includes video)

UNCG students partner with local businesses for tourism project

A group of 24 students from the UNCG Hospitality and Tourism Management Program visited Mount Airy on Tuesday to begin working on their Community Partnership Project, which is the final project of their college careers.

Bryan Alumnus, Charles Webb ‘85, named chapter honoree of Beta Gamma Sigma

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Bryan School of Business and Economics is proud to announce the honorary induction of Charles L. Webb, BS Accounting 1985, into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society for accredited schools of business, at the Bryan School’s 2013 spring induction ceremony on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Webb’s honor coincided with the 100th anniversary of Beta Gamma Sigma and the 30th anniversary of the Bryan School’s chapter.

Ford speaks on Federal Study & Costliest Hospitals

In a report released Wednesday by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, consumers have a glimpse of what hospitals across the country charge for their services.

The CMS compiled data from 3,300 hospitals. It lists their fees for the top 100 most frequently billed treatments as determined by the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group.

The report shows dramatically different costs for the same surgeries not only varying state to state, but by hospitals in the same city.

Ribar speaks on NC Tax overhaul and shoppers

Plans to overhaul North Carolina’s tax code has some people wondering if they’ll be able to afford putting food on the table for their families.

Some legislators say groceries are a reliable source of revenue for the state because people have to eat. They are considering a plan that would reduce state income tax and add taxes to services and goods like groceries.

Currently, groceries are taxed locally about 2%, but there are no grocery taxes from the state. The proposal would add anywhere from a 4% to 6% tax on groceries, in addition to the current 2%.

Memili speaks on family business

Healio Othotics/Prosthetics Business News on one of my recent (2012) journal article publications: “Building a family firm image: How family firms capitalize on their family ties. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 3: 239-250″ I co-authored with Dr. Thomas Zellweger (University of St. GallenSwitzerland), Dr. Franz Kellermanns (University of Tennessee-Knoxville), and Dr. Kimberly Eddleston (Northeastern University).

Businesses with family firm pride, community social ties and long-term orientation create a positive family firm image that leads to better performance, according to recent study results. A strong family firm image and family influences on the firm can be leveraged to create a competitive advantage for family owned and led businesses.

Esra Memili, PhD, assistant professor at the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, told O&P Business News. “By drawing upon organizational identity theory and family business literature, we developed and tested a model investigating the effects of family firm pride, long-term orientation and community social ties on family firm image and the impact of family firm image on firm performance.”

What’s the economic impact of the Greensboro Children’s Museum?

What is the worth of a young child’s excited giggle as she learns what a doctor does or how food grows on a farm? You might say it’s priceless. Or you might say it’s exactly $2,402,027.80.