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Nov 1, 2019

Installing Water Confidence

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 1, 2019

When Wilmington residents learned in 2017 that GenX, an unregulated chemical discharged by The Chemours Co. in Fayetteville, was present in their drinking water, many sought a way to get clean water for their homes.   That included buying bottled water at stores, getting 5-gallon water deliveries and even installing reverse osmosis systems for their kitchen sinks. ...

Oct 18, 2019

Growing A Clean Business

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 18, 2019

When it comes to clean, Jayna Crittenden knows her stuff. But not just any stuff. Crittenden, founder and co-owner of Wilmington-based SQUEAK, describes her natural and organic cleaning products line as an alternative to traditional methods of cleaning homes and offices, even yoga mats.   Crittenden moved SQUEAK’s manufacturing operations from the small baseme ...

Oct 1, 2019

MegaCorp Logistics Ranks On Entrepreneur 360 List

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 1, 2019

MegaCorp Logistics LLC ranked as one of the most successful entrepreneurial companies in America on an Entrepreneur Magazine list. MegaCorp placed as No. 16 in Entrepreneur 360, making it the third year in a row the Wilmington-based logistics firm has made the list. It ranked No. 25 in 2018 and No. 56 in 2017. This is the fifth year Entrepreneur Magazine has conducte ...

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Avoiding HR Nightmares: Train Your Supervisors

Posted Nov 4, 2019
Budget season is upon us. I’d like to encourage my fellow business owners to add training dollars for supervisors into next year’s budget. Here’s why.

Consider that supervisors are the face of your company to employees. They represent the brand, the CEO, the broader leadership team and the organization as a whole to team members on the front line. Given the fact th...read entire article
Sep 20, 2019

MADE: Business Tactics

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 20, 2019

Edge-Works Manufacturing Co. 272 W. Stag Park Service Road, Burgaw No. of employees: 60    Year founded: 1997     Top local officials: Founder and CEO Scott Evans, senior vice president Jesse Lockhart and vice president David Pomeroy   Company description: Manufacturer of tactical equi ...

Aug 16, 2019

Measuring Coral Health

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 16, 2019

Two researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington have developed an instrument that measures the health of coral reefs, a tool that could be useful for universities, organizations and businesses looking to learn more about the underwater ecosystem.   After 10 years of developing the one-of-a-kind instrument, Alina Szmant, coral reef ecologist and adjunc ...

Aug 16, 2019

Info Junkie: Girard Newkirk

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 16, 2019

Girard Newkirk CEO & Founder, KWHCoin   With KWHCoin, Girard Newkirk merged cryptocurrency and renewable energy with the goal of providing affordable energy access. The startup also hopes to promote coding and blockchain in the region through classes at Cape Fear Community College.   Newspapers and magazines Newkirk regularly reads for work or pleasure ...

Aug 16, 2019

MADE: For Retailer, It's In The Bag

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 16, 2019

Holly Aiken Bags 7232 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington No. of employees: 5 Year founded: 2008 Top local official: Holly Aiken, owner and designer Company description: Holly Aiken Bags is a designer and manufacturer of handbags and accessories. Bag and accessories are handmade in North Carolina (Wilmington ...

Aug 2, 2019

Local Businesses Aim For Zero Waste

By Lori Wilson , posted Aug 2, 2019

Each year, at least 8 million tons of plastic accumulate in the ocean – an amount that equates to a full garbage truck being dumped into global waters each minute. If that rate continues, the amount could increase to a corresponding two trucks per minute by 2030 and four by 2050. To escape this prediction, several local, eco-friendly business owners practice and prom ...

Jul 30, 2019

Company To Make, Sell Products In Dutch Square Space

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 30, 2019

Wilmington-based SQUEAK, a business that makes natural and organic cleaning products, is moving into the Dutch Square Industrial Park. Founder and owner Jayna Crittenden plans to move the business from inside the basement of her home and scaling it into the company’s new 1,300-square-foot location at 6700 Netherlands Drive, Unit D, Crittenden said Tuesday. ...

Jul 5, 2019

Boosting Burgaw

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 5, 2019

In 1999, HotJobs.com, a job search website founded by Richard Johnson, aired a 30-second Superbowl commercial that cost the company $2 million at a time when it was making $4 million a year. Five minutes after the commercial ran, the website experienced five times the volume it usually had, officials said at the time. While the ad itself was successful at reaching an ...

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