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Oct 15, 2021

UNCW Chancellor Reflects On Progress

By Jenny Callison, posted Oct 15, 2021

With less than nine months until his announced retirement date of June 30, UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli continues to work on an ambitious agenda of projects.   At the top of his to-do list is an ongoing effort to build enrollment at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, one of the goals he articulated soon after donning his Seahawk wings in 2015. The unive ...

Oct 8, 2021

PolyQuest has completed a new acquisition that will complement its distribution and manufacturing processes of lightweight plastics, company officials said.   The Wilmington-based company has formed Renuva Plastics to acquire the U.S. division of Faith Group Company, according to a news release this week.   Renuva Plastics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Poly ...

Oct 7, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 provided a consistent backdrop for keynote presentations at Thursday’s WilmingtonBiz Conference and Expo. A capacity lunch crowd, wearing masks, celebrated the return to an in-person event.   Two economists led the lunchtime presentation, titled “Economic Outlook: A Time for Agility.”   Matt Martin, regional executive ...

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Influencer Marketing: Tap Into Your Audience On A Budget

Posted Aug 19, 2021

Influencer marketing is still a relatively new concept, but it has been proven time and time again to have a major impact on the way your audience views your brand. But how do you tap into an influencer’s audience, and how do you develop a long-term relationship with them in a way that benefits both of you?

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Oct 4, 2021

Cape Fear Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, which kicked off Monday, aims to inspire and connect area entrepreneurs. More than 30 free seminars and networking events through Friday are “specifically developed for minority and women business owners in southeastern North Carolina,” according to the event's website.  The slate of offerings is a ...

Oct 1, 2021

Modern Aviation Lands Renewed Contract With Military

By Jenny Callison, posted Oct 1, 2021

A general aviation company at Wilmington International Airport has won renewal of an important contract with the military.   Modern Aviation, a fixed-base operator serving general, corporate and military customers at the airport, was a successful bidder for continued provision of fuel services to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and federal civilian ...

Oct 1, 2021

Businesses Make Sustainability A Priority

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 1, 2021

As an avid surfer, Wes Carter has traveled around the world surfing. Over the years during his travels, he noticed an alarming trend: The world’s oceans were getting dirtier.   “I became more and more aware that these places I’ve been going for the last 20 years were getting more and more proliferated by plastic pollution,” he said. “It ...

Sep 28, 2021

ILM Gets Additional FAA Funds

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 28, 2021

The FAA is giving Wilmington International Airport another slight bump in money for ILM’s terminal expansion project.   ILM is receiving nearly $349,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to use for expanding the airport’s apron area. The discretionary funding is on top of a $16.4 million grant the FAA awarded Wilmington’s airport this summer ...

Sep 23, 2021

New Launch Date Announced For TRU Colors Beer

By Johanna Cano, posted Sep 23, 2021

TRU Colors is ready to launch its beer TRU Light next week. The brewery’s beer will be available at grocery stores and bars throughout the state starting next Wednesday, Chandler Hatch, vice president of sales and marketing with TRU Colors said in an email Thursday. “Announcing our beer, TRU Light—it’s almost here and it’s so much more t ...

Sep 20, 2021

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has created a new position to oversee its small business development efforts and has named Josh Hallingse to the role. Hallingse will become the chamber’s vice president of small business development and business retention, according to a news release from the chamber. He will assume his role Nov. 1 and will report directly to ch ...

Sep 17, 2021

If an organization of downtown businesses has its way, people will soon be able to stroll the Riverwalk with an alcoholic beverage in hand.   The recently passed North Carolina House Bill 890, an omnibus package that makes a variety of changes to the state's alcoholic beverage laws, enables municipalities to create outdoor "social districts” in which ...

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