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Kenan Institute’s Feldman Wins Distinguished Scholar Award

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June 19, 2018

Kenan Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Maryann Feldman has been chosen as the 2018 Wiley TIM Distinguished Scholar by the Technology and Innovation Management Division (TIM) of the Academy of Management (AoM).  The award will be presented to Feldman during a luncheon at the annual TIM conference in Chicago in August. More

Kenan Institute’s UNC Tax Center Co-hosts D.C. Conference on Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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June 14, 2018 • UNC Tax Center

On June 6, 2018, representatives from academia, the private sector and government convened at the Urban Institute in Washington D.C. to examine the effect of the recently enacted federal tax reform on financial reporting and investment incentives. The UNC Tax Center, an affiliated of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, co-hosted the event with the D.C.-based Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution. More

American Entrepreneurship in Black and White (and All Colors)

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June 14, 2018 • Urban Investment Strategies Center

The Great Recession of 2008 came with a counterintuitive twist – the unprecedented growth of minority-owned small businesses in the U.S.  But although the data shows that the representation of minority firms in the small business ecosystem increased from 2007 to 2012 while the percentage of white-owned firms decreased, the larger question is whether those minority firms also made headway toward achieving equity or parity with white-owned businesses. More

Edwards Speaks to Young Professionals

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May 30, 2018 • UNC Tax Center

On Thursday, May 24, members of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network learned how recent global and domestic market fluctuations and federal tax reform will affect their bottom line. More

Gauging the Effects of North Carolina Tax Reform

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May 25, 2018 • UNC Tax Center

On May 14, 2018, roughly 75 people gathered at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill for the 2018 North Carolina Tax Reform Summit. The event was hosted by the UNC Tax Center, an affiliated center of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. More

Kenan Institute Board Member Receives Highest UNC System Board Award

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May 24, 2018

Ruben Carbonell, Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University and a board member at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, was presented with the O. Max Gardner Award on May 24. The award is the most significant honor given to faculty by the UNC System Board. Carbonell was recognized for his contributions in engineering, healthcare, education and public policy. More

Lindley Mills Earns Family Business Award from Triad Business Journal

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May 18, 2018 • Family Enterprise Center

Graham, N.C.-based Lindley Mills has been awarded the Family Business Award from the Triad Business Journal. Vice President of Marketing Caroline Lindley (BSBA '14, MBA '17) represents her family's 10th generation at the mill. She continues to work closely with the Family Enterprise Center, a Kenan Institute affiliate. Lindley also serves on the Kenan Institute's Kenan Scholars Board of Mentors. More

Unifi, Kirkpatrick Receive UNC Sustainability Awards

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May 11, 2018 • Center for Sustainable Enterprise

The makers of a synthetic fiber made from recycled plastic bottles and the co-founder of a venture capital firm that focuses on green sectors are the recipients of the 2018 UNC Sustainability Awards, presented on May 10 at The Carolina Club in Chapel Hill. More

Kenan Institute Sponsors Black Communities Conference in Durham

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May 10, 2018 • NCGrowth

From April 23 through April 25, 2018, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise was proud to co-host the Black Communities Conference: A Conference for Collaboration at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, N.C. The event was put on by the institute’s affiliated center, NCGrowth, the Institute for African-American Research, the Southern Historical Collection and the Center for the Study of the American South. More

Change Transforming the U.S. military

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May 09, 2018

“We’re in a unique and transformative time in global history,” said General Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, speaking at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. More