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Sep 29, 2022

Business Journal's 2023 Book On Business: Call For Artists

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 29, 2022

Calling all local artists!   The Greater Wilmington Business Journal is accepting submissions from local artists  – original paintings and drawings that reflect Wilmington-area landmarks, events, communities, native wildlife or landscapes.   Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.  ...

Sep 27, 2022

Hurricane Ian Impacts Could Reach Carolinas On Thursday

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 27, 2022

Category 3 storm Hurricane Ian made landfall in Cuba early Tuesday morning and could impact the Carolinas by Thursday.  The storm is projected to cause life-threatening storm surge to communities along the west coast of Florida beginning Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. By Thursday or Friday, the storm will cross into the Southeast U ...

Sep 16, 2022

Economist Studies What Makes Region ‘tick’

By Johanna F. Still, posted Sep 16, 2022

By now, Mouhcine Guettabi is used to moving thousands of miles to establish new roots. He first did it when he headed to Edmond, Oklahoma, to attend the University of Central Oklahoma on a tennis scholarship, after growing up in Morocco.    After finishing his studies, earning a doctorate in economics with an emphasis on urban and regional economics from Oklaho ...

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Don’t Eat the Bear in One Bite: Planning Your Future in Steps

Posted Sep 21, 2022
Planning for a successful business future is like being confronted by a bear. If you run from it, it’ll catch up to you and eat you. If you attack it without a strategy, it’ll overwhelm you. And, to stretch the metaphor, simply rolling over and playing dead isn’t in the DNA of many business owners, especially when it comes to their businesses.

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Sep 6, 2022

Activity Picks Up On ILM Ground Leases

By Johanna F. Still, posted Sep 6, 2022

In less than a year, Wilmington International Airport has seen a sharp uptick in interest from businesses eager to set up on airport grounds.   A flurry of new ground leases has accumulated, with more than 105 acres leased since last year to a variety of air and landside users.   “We’ve worked hard as staff just to make sure all these leases move ...

Sep 2, 2022

Beekeeper Group's Dream Takes Flight

By Laura Moore, posted Sep 2, 2022

A new apiary is creating a buzz as a home for bees at Halyburton Park. Since bees play an important role in every aspect of the ecosystem, the New Hanover County Beekeepers Association (NHCBA) is working to ensure bees are welcome in the area.   Recently, the NHCBA accomplished a long-term goal of setting up an apiary, or a bee yard, in Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th ...

Sep 1, 2022

A national hardscape company has acquired Wilmington-based Stone Garden.  Outdoor Living Supply announced Wednesday its acquisition of the independent stone supplier, according to a press release.  Located at 5726 Market St., Stone Garden was founded in 1999 and has “reigned as the region’s premier stone yard and outdoor living center,” th ...

Aug 29, 2022

Architectural Firm Mourns Death Of Founder

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 29, 2022

Michael Ross Kersting, the founder and president of Wilmington-based Kersting Architecture, died last week while vacationing in the mountains of Colorado with his family.  In a social media post, the firm confirmed its founder’s untimely death, citing Kersting died suddenly while “living life to the fullest in the vastness of the wilderness with his two ...

Aug 26, 2022

84 Lumber To Double Its Wilmington Footprint

By Johanna F. Still, posted Aug 26, 2022

Wholesale lumber supplier 84 Lumber is in the process of planning an expansion at its location off Blue Clay Road. In June, 84 Lumber signed a new lease with the Wilmington International Airport for additional land in its ILM Business Park. The added 10.8 acres will roughly double the company’s current setup at ILM and allow the airport to net an additional $202,2 ...

Aug 24, 2022

New International Trade Group Forms In Southeast NC Region

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 24, 2022

An international trade organization has set up a new chapter in the area. The North Carolina World Trade Association announced it has established a Southeast Chapter that is designed to serve the Wilmington, Fayetteville and Greenville regions.  The NCWTA’s mission "is to promote growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education ...

Aug 23, 2022

3PL Firm Announces Expansion To Wilmington

By Johanna F. Still, posted Aug 23, 2022

A third-party logistics firm headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has announced plans to expand into Wilmington.  Steam Logistics aims to be operating in Wilmington by early September, according to company spokesperson Malcolm Harris. The firm is still finalizing the location for its new office space, which it plans to open with five to 10 employees, growing to ...

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Upscale Greek Food On The Menu

“These techniques have been used through the centuries. Braising lets the ingredients shine. You cook the food slowly at low heat, and that...

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