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Aug 17, 2018

ACME Plans More Space For Growing Workforce

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 9 hours ago

New York-based ACME Smoked Fish is looking at additional hires and a possible footprint expansion project in 2019. ACME could add about 7,000 square feet of space to its original building for employee areas, including break rooms, bathrooms, uniform rooms and service areas, said Felipe Espinosa, director of manufacturing at ACME.   The company processes specialty ...

Aug 16, 2018

Trampoline Park To Open Saturday At Mayfaire

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 16, 2018

Flip N Fly, the new trampoline park at Mayfaire Town Center, is slated to open Saturday morning. The park and family entertainment center is at 830 Inspiration Drive, the former location of hhgregg. “We are so excited to see our dream become a reality,” Flip N Fly partner Keith Avant said in a news release. “Opening the doors and watching families e ...

Aug 15, 2018

Untappd Leads Pack Of Local Firms On Inc. 5000 List

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

Wilmington-based Untappd has topped this year's list of companies in the state ranked among the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. The Inc. 5000 list, released Wednesday, ranked Untappd at No. 150 out of the top 5,000 companies. That ranking is up from Untappd’s position of No. 259 on last year’s list. The local technology firm, ...

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Aug 10, 2018

Rogers Appliances Closes After 72 Years Of Operation

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 10, 2018

After 72 years of operation in Wilmington, Rogers Appliances has officially closed. Alvin Rogers, formerly the owner of Rogers Appliances, said he plans on selling the antique appliances that are in the store and then renting out the building at 4715 Oleander Drive. Rogers still owns the building, and will now devote his time to this and other rental properties. ...

Aug 10, 2018

Woman Owned Businesses On The Rise

By Cheryl L. Serra, posted Aug 10, 2018

Whether it’s adding a multimillion-dollar- generating division to a family-owned business, taking an “all in” risk by opening a boutique or providing a place where customers whittle away the hours playing board games and eating nutritious food, area women have made the plunge to small business ownership with great personal and professional results.   ...

Aug 10, 2018

Hitting The Right Note On Music Careers

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 10, 2018

It only took one pensive weekend for Austin and Sarah McCombie to decide to devote themselves to their folk band Chatham Rabbits. They left their corporate jobs to commit to the music they have bonded over since they met.   Austin was raised in Wilmington and worked as a financial adviser at Northwestern Mutual. Sarah grew up in the Piedmont and played with the band ...

Aug 10, 2018

Tariffs Could Impact FTZ Business Benefits

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 10, 2018

Local and national trade experts say that Foreign Trade Zones can be a tool for local companies to utilize in global business, but whether it can aid in the national tariff situation is a more complex issue.   Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 214 encompasses 22 counties in Eastern North Carolina including New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. An FTZ is defined by ...

Aug 7, 2018

New Initiative Leaves Questions Over Who Runs Leland Industrial Park

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 7, 2018

A nonprofit has formed with the intention to rebrand and make improvements to the Leland Industrial Park, but some county officials are questioning if the group should take on such an initiative. Gene Merritt, a former member of the Leland Economic Development Committee, recently formed Leland Innovation Park Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to seek grants from ...

Aug 6, 2018

The Chemours Co. declined a public meeting request in a letter received by Wilmington leaders Friday, according to a New Hanover County news release. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and New Hanover County Commissioners Chairman Woody White sent a joint letter to Chemours on July 19 requesting a meeting that would allow locals to speak with Chemours leaders and ask ...

Aug 3, 2018

Laura Lunsford, director of the Swain Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is leaving her position to become the department chair of the psychology program at Campbell University's School of Education. Lunsford will also be a full professor of psychology.  Lunsford said she decided to transition from her position at the Swain Center af ...

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