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Feb 17, 2017

Sound Bank Announces Merger With Raleigh-based Bank Company

Sound Bank, with one location in Wilmington, announced merger plans Friday.   The Morehead City-based bank announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with West Town Bancorp Inc. ...

Jan 27, 2017

New Administration, New Industry Changes?

With the advent of a new year and a new federal administration, what is on the minds of financial advisers and bankers regarding changes 2017 could bring? One adviser and five bankers from the area sh ...

Jan 27, 2017

NHRMC Named Among Top Bariatric Surgery Spots

The 2017 Women’s Choice Award recognized New Hanover Regional Medical Center as one of the best hospitals nationally for bariatric surgery, according to a release from the hospital. “Th ...

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To Be A Good Corporate Citizen, Stay Informed Of Political Issues

Posted Sep 15, 2016
Departing from my usual business advice column, today I present a brief “public service announcement.”

Ronald Regan is quoted as saying, “Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.”

I dare say the readership of this publication agrees with that sentiment.

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Jan 2, 2017

NCino Continues Foray Into Large Bank Market

The recent announcement that SunTrust’s Wholesale Banking segment is adopting nCino’s Bank Operating System is significant for Wilmington-based nCino, as it signals the company’s mov ...

Jan 2, 2017

SBA Lending Activity In NC Breaks Records

Small Business Administration lending activity in North Carolina set a new record in the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30, according to SBA officials. SBA-backed loan programs placed more than $ ...

Dec 2, 2016

Adviser, Economist Look At Election Impacts

What should investors consider as the U.S. transitions into new federal leadership this winter? Scott Winslow, managing partner with the firm of Wilmington-based Nabell Winslow Investments & We ...

Dec 2, 2016

CCU Staffs Up For Mortgage Lending Growth

Corning Credit Union is responding to the Wilmington area’s home financing market by adding mortgage officers. Most recently, Andrew Finch, now at CCU’s Leland branch, was trained as an ...

Nov 15, 2016

CresCom, TowneBank Mortgage Announce New Offices

Two financial institutions have announced expansion offices in Wilmington.   CresCom Bank, which opened its first Wilmington branch in April of this year, will add a second branch by the end of ...

Nov 4, 2016

First Citizens Survey Takes Small Business Pulse

Business owners nationally are increasingly optimistic about their potential for growth in the near future, according to two recently released small business surveys. “The survey confirms wha ...

Nov 1, 2016

IronGate Partners Joins Chicago-based HighTower

IronGate Partners, a wealth management firm based in Wilmington, has joined the HighTower community.   IronGate is a registered investment adviser (RIA) overseeing $250 million in assets. &nbs ...


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Tailwind Expands In And Out Of The Terminal

Tailwind Concessions, a Wilmington-based company that runs several of ILM's eateries, flies well beyond North Carolina’s airspace. It operates a growing base of terminal concessions at more than a dozen airports around the country.

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