Oct 19, 2018

Storm Updates Flew On Social Media

By Neil Cotiaux, posted About 3 hours ago

Robert McIntosh, owner of Coastal Cell Phone Repair in Wilmington, made a lot more “friends” than he expected during Hurricane Florence.   On the Tuesday before Florence made landfall Sept. 14, McIntosh assumed control of a Facebook group begun two years ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew by a friend, Jonathan Ward, a photographer who used the soc ...

Oct 18, 2018

CloudWyze Gets Its First Government Contract

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 18, 2018

Cloudwyze landed its first government contract with the goal of expanding the company’s market reach in the state and delivering wireless internet service to rural regions. The $2 million contract was approved by Nash County at the county's board of commissioners meeting Sept. 17, according to the county's agenda. The Leland-based company is expect ...

Oct 16, 2018

EasyVote Solutions Raises $1.5M, Forms Partnership

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 16, 2018

EasyVote Solutions, an election management software firm with ties to Wilmington, raised $1.5 million in funding from CoFounders Capital to be used for national expansion of the company. Along with the funding raise, the virtual company formed a partnership with CoFounders Capital, according to a news release. A Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Com ...

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Robert Burrus
Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington

Full Speed Ahead: Before and After Hurricane Florence

Posted About 15 hours ago
This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business, and Regional Economist for the Swain Center 

The Southeastern North Carolina economy was clipping along nicely until Hurricane Florence blew in and bumped us off track, but only temporarily.

Through August, the region’s entire article
Oct 2, 2018

Three Wilmington-area companies are finalists for this year's NC TECH Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in the state's tech industry. The local firms on the finalist list, revealed this week by the NC TECH Association, are myBeeHyve, KWIPPED and SWELL Systems. Additionally, Pierre Naudé, CEO of Wilmington-based banking software firm n ...

Sep 21, 2018

Jackson Attends Tech Leadership Event

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 21, 2018

Terence Jackson, COO of JCG Consulting Group, attended the Growth Leadership Accelerator Silicon Valley Experience.   The leadership tour included sessions at the offices of Intel, Google and Pinterest with the opportunity to interact with representatives from other Silicon Valley companies, according to a news release.   Jackson is a founding member of the G ...

Sep 21, 2018

WordPress Conference Cancels Due To Hurricane   

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 21, 2018

WordCamp Wilmington was among the events canceled because of Hurricane Florence.   The two-day event was scheduled to start Sept. 22 at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station and feature seminars, networking events and a keynote talk.   This was to be the third year the conference took place in the Port City.   Attendees who had already purc ...

Aug 24, 2018

Gaming App To Present At CED

By David Dean, posted Aug 24, 2018

For StoolDuel founder and CEO Erik Horbacz, his entrepreneurial journey began much like so many other innovators and small business owners.   “A seed of an idea got planted in my brain, and I had to start scratching,” he said of the 2015 beginnings of his social impact gaming startup.   His scratching has guided the Wilmington startup through deve ...

Jul 27, 2018

Can Wilmington Be An AI Hub?

By David Dean, posted Jul 27, 2018

As companies such as Amazon invest millions in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, some people in Wilmington are looking at the potential of the Port City to become an AI hub.   Julian Keith, chairman of the University of North Carolina Wilmington psychology department, is one of the individuals behind an ongoing series of AI meetings at the UNCW ...

Jul 26, 2018

Local Startup Raises $835,000 Toward $1.4M Goal

By Chris Roush, posted Jul 26, 2018

Concussion management company SportGait Inc., based in Wilmington, has raised $835,000 in a private equity offering, according to a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Wilmington-based company raised the money from 17 investors. It had initially raised $205,000 in November 2017. SportGait is looking to raise an additional $360,000 to mee ...

Jul 5, 2018

It's not all about the beer at Ironclad Brewery. The brewery/tap room and regular host of events recently expanded into a new business segment: venture capital. Ironclad Brewery, 115 N. 2nd St. in downtown Wilmington, has operated its brewery/tap room and event venue business since 2014, with 33 percent year-over-year revenue growth and projections for continued ...

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Tourist Attractions On The Mend

As recovery efforts from Hurricane Florence continue, several area attractions remain damaged in her wake. Last month’s unwelcome visitor no...

Benefits Spring Up In Florence’s Wake

The aftermath of Hurricane Florence left the region with downed trees, flooded homes and displaced residents in need. This destruction, howe...

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