Apr 13, 2018

Inmates To Entrepreneurs Program On Its Way To Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 13, 2018

A Raleigh-based organization that provides resources to help those with criminal records start their own business, is opening up a regional base in Wilmington. Inmates to Entrepreneurs is a social impact initiative funded by Raleigh-based private software company Sageworks, according to Jaclyn Parker, executive director of the organization. The organization is currentl ...

Mar 23, 2018

Investing In Art Requires Planning

By Cheryl L. Serra, posted Mar 23, 2018

Growing up, Christian Daniel collected things like stamps, coins and rocks.   His grandfather ran a Coca-Cola bottling company, and Daniel soon began collecting vintage advertising. Then he started collecting folk art, such as hand-painted wooden signs for businesses from the late 1800s or utilitarian items made beautiful by the pride of the maker.   Today, t ...

Feb 23, 2018

Modern Aviation Launches Business With Air Wilmington Acquisition

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 23, 2018

New York-based Modern Aviation, a fixed-base operator (FBO) platform backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners, has acquired Air Wilmington for an undisclosed amount of money. The Air Wilmington acquisition is the first for the company, which plans to pursue additional FBO acquisitions and development opportunities in North America and the Caribbean, according to a news r ...

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Diane Durance
UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Crafting and Utilizing the Buyer Persona

Posted Apr 16, 2018
This Insights article was contributed by Katelynn Watkins of Sage Island.
There’s an old adage that states you can’t know a person unless you’ve walked a mile in his or her shoes.
In the marketing world, at least, that theory is proven day in and day out with strategies and campaigns cultivated with particular individuals in mind...read entire article
Feb 9, 2018

Made: Powering Up Across Industries

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 9, 2018

Feller LLC, 9100 Industrial Blvd. NE in Leland Company description: Power cord manufacturer Top local official: Gregor Kysely, president & CEO Number of employees: 68 Year founded: Founded in the United States in 1984; parent company founded in 1863 in Austria Products made: Power cords Distribution: North, South and Central America What made the c ...

Feb 9, 2018

A Family Business Rooted In Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 9, 2018

One Saturday in 1926, Albert Corbett’s grandfather made a business deal that would change the course of life for members of the Corbett family for generations.   That day, his grandfather W.A. Corbett, made the trip from his Atkinson home to Wilmington to negotiate a deal with the owner of Godwin Package Co., which supplied his grandfather’s business wit ...

Feb 9, 2018

Feller Strikes A Cord Internationally

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 9, 2018

Feller Power Cords’ manufacturing and distribution facility in Leland makes products that are powering industries around the globe.   The company’s 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and warehouse off Industrial Drive in the Leland Industrial Park hosts manufacturing operations, testing and distribution of its products, servicing North, Central an ...

Jan 26, 2018

Staying Ahead Of The Games

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 26, 2018

If owning a business were a card game, Heath Newton would be holding a winning hand.   That’s because at an early age the Wilmington resident tapped into a niche market that turned out to be, well, Magic.   As a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington studying computer science about 15 years ago, Newton started selling digital Magic: The ...

Jan 12, 2018

MADE: Making Inroads In A Medical Market

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 12, 2018

Lucid Innovative Technologies LLC, 130 Division Drive, Suite A in Leland   Company description:  Medical device manufacturer  Top officials: John Boos, Pete Peterson and Lisa Ferrara, cofounders Year founded: 2017   No. of employees: 5   Products made: Medical, dental and surgical instruments/ implants and surgical cases/trays   ...

Jan 12, 2018

For Leland Firm, A Clear Road Ahead

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Jan 12, 2018

If solving a client’s pain point is the key to developing sustainable business relationships, then Lucid Innovative Technologies appears to have found the right market cavity to fill.   Now starting its first full year in business, the Leland-based company brings medical, dental, surgical and spinal devices to market through a precision manufacturing model tha ...

Jan 12, 2018

Local Army Corps Team Has Full Plate

By Terry Reilly, posted Jan 12, 2018

When two Category 5 hurricanes decimated the Virgin Islands in late summer, the Wilmington Army Corps of Engineers was tapped to lead the recovery efforts. Months later, those efforts are far from complete but are starting to wind down.   More than 170 temporary emergency generators were installed at schools, hospitals, clinics, government buildings and other facili ...

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