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Aug 10, 2018

Low Impact Building With High Rewards

By Lori Wilson , posted Aug 10, 2018

Pam Fasse, president and licensed general contractor for Fasse bldgs., says that she always gravitated toward project management and design in most any job she held.   “When I came here [to Wilmington], like I had similarly, I sort fell into [construction] I guess,” Fasse said. “It was something I already understood and knew about. You gravitate to ...

Aug 10, 2018

Program Addresses Funding Gap

By Vicky Janowski, posted Aug 10, 2018

A program designed to help female entrepreneurs bridge the funding gap drew a number of local startups this year.   NC IDEA runs the SOAR program, one of several programs and grants the Durham-based private foundation offers to support entrepreneurship in the state. SOAR, an annual program, focuses specifically on female entrepreneurs running scalable businesses. & ...

Jul 27, 2018

Muscadine Empire Pours From Rose Hill

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 27, 2018

DUPLIN WINERY 501 N. Sycamore St., Rose Hill   Top local officials: Dave Fussell, president and CEO, and Jonathan Fussell, vice president   No. of employees: 115 in Rose Hill, 175 to 200 total   Year founded: 1976   Company description: Duplin Winery specializes in making over 40 muscadine wines.   Description of products made locally: D ...

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Posted Aug 1, 2018
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Jul 13, 2018

Pat Koballa Shifts Gears

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 13, 2018

Pat Koballa ended 32 years as an executive general manager with Stevenson Automotive Group to begin his new journey as an owner of the Stevenson Kia franchise.   His dealership is called Pat Koballa’s Coastal Kia at 6103 Market St.   Koballa, known for his longevity in the local car sales business and long-running Stevenson radio commercials, said he de ...

Jun 29, 2018

Driving Growth With Hometown Roots

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 29, 2018

Black’s Tire Service Inc. has experienced years of changing markets and the emergence of e-commerce giants like Amazon, which promise to deliver almost everything, including tires, to people’s doors.   Black’s Tire did not succumb, however, to these emerging markets.   Starting with just one location in Whiteville in 1929, Black’s Tire ...

Jun 29, 2018

Spinning Out Products

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 29, 2018

NATIONAL SPINNING CO.240 Spinning Road, Whiteville   Top local official: Rudy Ballance, plant manager Number of employees: 250 in Whiteville, 375 total in North Carolina Year founded: This location was established in 1960, and the company began in 1921. Company description: Jim Booterbaugh, CEO: National Spinning is the leading U.S. spinner of acrylic, ...

Jun 15, 2018

Mirimichi Looks To Changing Landscape

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 15, 2018

Russ Britton started his sustainable landscape products company with a star-studded partnership and plans to continue to grow his locally based firm through additional business relationships with industry leaders.   Britton left the life of working as a broker to begin Eco Express LLC, an erosion control and ground stabilization contracting company, in 2003.   ...

May 25, 2018

Wilmington Startup To Pitch At Silicon Valley Event

By Jenny Callison, posted May 25, 2018

Next week, representatives of a downtown Wilmington startup will head for Silicon Valley to make their case before a sophisticated audience.   KWIPPED, a business-to-business equipment rental and leasing online marketplace launched in 2015, was invited to participate in the competition, to be held on the main stage of the Silicon Valley Open Doors Top International ...

May 24, 2018

Wilmington Entrepreneurs Honored

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 24, 2018

Live Oak Bank's James "Chip" Mahan was named Entrepreneur of the Decade during the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s 10th-anniversary Coastal Entrepreneur Awards (CEA) ceremony Wednesday night. Mahan, chairman and CEO of Live Oak, presented the keynote speech during the dinner event, attended by 500 people at the University of North Carolina Wilm ...

May 18, 2018

CEOs Create New Crowdfunding Portal

By Neil Cotiaux, posted May 18, 2018

North Carolina has a new equity crowdfunding platform to help power its progress. FundingStack, the state’s first registered funding portal, is now live.   The portal enables N.C. startups and growing small businesses to raise up to $2 million by presenting equity offerings through the online platform to both lower net-worth and more well-heeled investors. Int ...

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