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Jul 1, 2022

Stepping Up Burgaw's Parks And Rec

By Beth A. Klahre, posted Jul 1, 2022

Burgaw is often described as a sleepy little farm town.   Cody Suggs, parks and recreation director for the town, said this is just not the case.   “Burgaw is great place socially, culturally and economically. We have a lot of new things happening around town. Burgaw has changed a lot since my arrival. We have lots of new projects, programs, businesses ...

Jul 1, 2022

Propagating Growth In Pender

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Jul 1, 2022

The past couple of years, with early pandemic-related travel restrictions and rise in remote working, has brought a renewed interest in gardening. New plant enthusiasts gave it try, experienced gardeners expanded plots and invested in unique and diverse plants and homeowners spent time and money sprucing up their landscaping.   This year, though the nursery and gard ...

Jul 1, 2022

2022 MADE Awards: Applications Open

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 1, 2022

Applications are open for the 2022 MADE Awards.   The annual awards program spotlights makers, artisans, small business owners and manufacturers in the tri-county area.   Categories are: Manufacturers, Exporters, Functional Products, Arts, Food & Beverage and Supporter   The winners will be profiled in a special MADE section of the Business Journa ...

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Becoming a Breakout City: Bring on the Remote Workers

Posted Mar 23, 2022
The Wilmington Chamber's current strategic plan calls for our chamber to be collaborative, innovative, and inclusive, among other priorities. With those overarching goals in mind, we are thrilled to be the first local chamber in our country to welcome individual remote workers to our membership. Attracting and retaining people to live and work in our community, regardless of the location of th...read entire article
Jun 29, 2022

Wilmington N2 Publishing Rebrands Magazines To Stroll

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 29, 2022

Wilmington-based N2 Publishing has rebranded its neighborhood magazines to Stroll, a name change with the goal to gain brand recognition and consistency across markets, according to press release. Since 2004, the publishing company has been producing a line of neighborhood newsletters. Each magazine had a unique name and masthead, which according to co-founders Earl Sea ...

Jun 24, 2022

With a recent partnership to keep up with growing demand and gym trends, TF Fitness + Nutrition, now Fit4Life Health Clubs, is undergoing renovations and will open additional gyms in the region. This month, the Wilmington gym with two locations announced it is now part of Fit4Life, a Raleigh-based chain that is described as “the fastest-growing chain in North Caro ...

Jun 21, 2022

Feeling a lack of feedback and direction from other Wilmington Downtown Inc. officials, Holly Childs left her position as president and CEO of WDI to take a different job, Childs said in a recent interview. Childs, who took the helm of the organization in January 2020, resigned in May to work in the private sector in West Virginia. While she didn’t comment publ ...

Jun 17, 2022

Retooling A Workforce

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 17, 2022

New short-term programs at Cape Fear Community College aim to equip local residents with the basic skills and knowledge to fill some of the many manufacturing vacancies in New Hanover and surrounding counties.   This month, the college launched manufacturing production technician, machining applications and distribution warehousing courses to enable individuals to q ...

Jun 17, 2022

'Sauce Boss' Built Business From Scratch

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jun 17, 2022

It was the summer of 1989, and Sean O’Rourke had concocted his first iteration of what would eventually become the Surfer Slappin! barbecue sauce for a buffalo wing competition. He didn’t win the contest, but O’Rourke found a recipe he kept in his toolbox – something to whip up for Fourth of July get-togethers.   In 2018, O’Rourke&rsquo ...

Jun 15, 2022

New FBO Officially Opens At Wilmington International Airport

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 15, 2022

A new fixed-base operator (FBO) providing aeronautical services is officially open at the Wilmington International Airport, according to a release this week. After less than a year of construction, Aero Center Wilmington is open for business at 1830 Flightline Rd. The first phase of the center includes about 100,000 square feet of ramp space, office space, two hangars a ...

Jun 14, 2022

Specialty Print Manufacturer Opens Showroom, Office Downtown

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 14, 2022

A Midwestern manufacturer has opened a regional showroom and office in downtown Wilmington.   Martin Yale Industries LLC, which produces equipment for specialty print finishing, packaging and high-speed inkjet printing, selected Wilmington for its first off-site location. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing plant are in Wabash, Indiana.   John ...

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