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Oct 15, 2021

Wilmington Entrepeneur Launches MyPeriodPal

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 15, 2021

For a lot of women, the menstrual cycle comes with pain, which many manage with painkillers. A Wilmington entrepreneur’s recently launched product aims to address the issue with less pain medication. This week, Airlie Wedemeyer has launched MyPeriodPal, a reflexology band that relieves menstrual discomfort, according to a press release. “I invented MyPeri ...

Oct 15, 2021

NCino's Expansion Progresses At Wilmington HQ

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 15, 2021

Crews have made progress on the expansion of nCino's Mayfaire-area headquarters. As a result of the project, the publicly-traded, cloud banking firm based in Wilmington will have enough space to allow for at least 600 new employees. The expansion of nCino (Nasdaq: NCNO) incudes a new parking garage, an additional office building with 90,000 square feet and a ...

Oct 1, 2021

Natural Cleaning Product Maker SQUEAK Acquired

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 1, 2021

A Wilmington-based maker of all-natural cleaning products has a new ownership team with the goal of expanding products to large retailers. SQUEAK has been acquired by Parker Wilson, owner of Sparked Consulting, and Ohio-based Bum Brands, according to a press release this week. Jayna Crittenden, who started the company in 2018, will remain part of the business as the ...

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Posted Oct 1, 2021
Whether it be because of the “Great Resignation” or “Pandemic Flux Syndrome”, so many people are experiencing a level of confusion and instability that is intolerable.  People leaving their jobs are asking themselves, “What do I really want to do with my life?” People feeling anywhere on the spectrum from anxious to uncharacteristically lazy are asking them...read entire article
Sep 28, 2021

National PBS Show Featuring Local Startups Airs Tuesday

By Johanna Cano, posted Sep 28, 2021

Local and national TV audiences will get to learn about Wilmington startups and entrepreneurs starting Tuesday through the airing of the first episode of START UP. The first episode will air on PBS (WUNC-DT4) at 4:30 p.m., as well as on World Channel. After airing, episodes will be available for view on PBS.org and Amazon Prime. The first episode highlights TRU C ...

Sep 22, 2021

Report: Wilmington A Top Global Emerging Ecosystem

By Johanna Cano, posted Sep 22, 2021

Wilmington is once again being recognized as a top global emerging ecosystem for startups, according to a report from research firm Startup Genome and Global Entrepreneurship Network. The city ranked No. 81-90 in the Top 100 Emerging Ecosystems list which “showcases the strengths in ecosystems with the highest potential to become global top performers,” the ...

Sep 17, 2021

MADE Winners: Manufacturer Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 17, 2021

Cape Fear Catamarans capefearcats.com Year founded: 2003   Number of employees: 8   Top official: Barry LeRay, owner and lead designer   Company description: Custom builder of aluminum hull catamarans used by fishermen, pleasure cruisers and fire and rescue departments   Target market: “Any boater or organization that demands high-end ...

Sep 17, 2021

Spotlighting This Year's MADE Awards

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 17, 2021

Each year, a spotlight shines on manufacturers and makers in the Cape Fear region, revealing that the area is home to more made-in-Wilmington products than residents and even business leaders might realize.   The Greater Wilmington Business Journal launched the MADE Awards for that very reason, to recognize makers, manufacturers, artisans, designers, small businesse ...

Sep 17, 2021

MADE Winners: Arts Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 17, 2021

Filmwerks filmwerks.com Year founded: 1997   Number of employees: 155   Top official: Mike Satrazemis, CEO   Company description: Production company focused on providing generator power, HVAC, lighting, scenic elements and temporary structures/ stages for live television broadcasts and events   Target market: Television networks and producti ...

Sep 17, 2021

MADE Winners: Exporter Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 17, 2021

HSM Machine Works magroup.net    Year founded: 1991    Number of employees: 20   Top official: James Flock, general manager   Company description: A leading U.S. manufacturer of small- to medium-sized landing gear subassemblies and hydraulic assemblies and testing Target market: Prime aerospace manufacturers and their tier 1 suppliers ...

Sep 17, 2021

MADE Winners: Functional Product Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 17, 2021

Cape Fear Solar Systems capefearsolarsystems.com   Year founded: 2007   Number of employees: 36   Top official: Robert Parker, senior project manager and commercial project developer   Company description: “Cape Fear Solar Systems has been empowering home and business owners with energy independence and electricity savings since 2007.&rdq ...

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