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May 7, 2021

General Aviation Services Business Hiring Ahead Of Busy Season

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 7, 2021

Modern Aviation Wilmington is in hiring mode for its upcoming busy season. The local fixed-base operator (FBO) has openings for six new hires, including three leadership positions with the company, according to Richard Formo, general manager of Modern Aviation Wilmington. Modern Aviation (lobby pictured at right), formerly Air Wilmington, at 1817 Aviation Drive ...

May 6, 2021

Local Business Leaders Weigh In On Brunswick's MSA Future

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 6, 2021

Local leaders are gearing up to push once again for the return of Brunswick County to the Wilmington MSA.  And although there has been a delay in the release of the local results for the 2020 Census due to COVID-19, federal officials are looking into the rules that could lead to revisions for MSAs around the country. The Wilmington Metropolitan Statis­tical ...

Apr 30, 2021

After the pandemic canceled last season, the Wilmington Sharks are ready to make a splash this year. The first game since 2019 is scheduled to take place at home, Buck Hardee Field in Wilmington, on May 27 against the Morehead City Marlins. “We want to be the place where people get to get back to normal a little bit and be all together again for the first ...

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Words Matter: Understanding Health Technology Terminology

Posted Apr 13, 2021
Over the last year, we have seen significant growth in the use of virtual visits among patients and health care providers. My bet would be that in this past year, you have had at least one virtual visit with a health care provider. While telehealth has been an important tool in continuing timely care delivery during a time of social distancing, it is not a new phenomenon. Technology and health car...read entire article
Apr 28, 2021

Wilmington Convention Center Bookings Pick Up

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 28, 2021

Wilmington Convention Center has seen more events return with more coming down the pipeline for the next fiscal year, facility leaders said recently. The convention center team is ramping up for the start of the new fiscal year, which will take place July 1, said Fredia Brady, general manager of the Wilmington Convention Center, during an advisory committee meeting this ...

Apr 28, 2021

The owner of cleaning and restoration service franchises has expanded his territory. This month, Davis Thompson added the SERVPRO of Pender/West Onslow counties to his franchises, which also include SERVPRO of New Hanover and SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus counties. The three franchises have 35 employees, said Thompson, a Wilmington resident.  The ad ...

Apr 26, 2021

Local Aerospace Manufacturer To Grow With Recent Acquisition

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 26, 2021

The recent acquisition of New Jersey-based Air Marine and Airlift Hydraulics by MA Group will grow a Brunswick County manufacturer of landing gear components for the aviation and aerospace industry. HSM Machine Works, a division of the Italy-based Magnaghi Aeronautica Group (MA Group), anticipates it will add about 10 people over the next few years and expand ...

Apr 20, 2021

Downtown Manufacturer Snags First WDI Microloan

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 20, 2021

A company that repurposes shipping containers is the recipient of Downtown Wilmington Inc.’s first microloan.   The $20,000, five-year loan will enable Craftspace to obtain modular building certification and purchase equipment that can move the units around in its manufacturing facility, according to chief operating officer Gregg Howell. The funds will be used ...

Apr 16, 2021

The city of Wilmington is looking to purchase property located in downtown's northern gateway, slated to become a part of a potential $90 million mixed-use development. City council members will consider a resolution authorizing the $625,000 purchase of 0.39 acres at 1019 N. Third St., according to the city's agenda. The city would be taking over the purchase&nb ...

Apr 16, 2021

ILM Expanding Its Future

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 16, 2021

As ILM begins recovering flights and travelers lost because of the COVID-19 pandemic, projects are progressing that will change the airport’s look and feel in coming years.   Currently, Monteith Construction Corp., Wilmington International Airport’s (ILM) contractor for its $61 million terminal expansion and renovation project, is working on a building e ...

Apr 15, 2021

Taking A Closer Look At PPD, Thermo Fisher Deal

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 15, 2021

A significant change is underway for Wilmington-headquartered contract research organization PPD, but it remains to be seen exactly how it will impact the company’s local presence. Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific's purchase of PPD would not impact the day-to-day work of PPD's employees, which number 26,000 globally and 1,800 in the Wilmington ...

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