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Dec 6, 2021

ATMC To Change Name To Reflect Shift To Broadband

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 6, 2021

ATMC is changing its name to FOCUS Broadband starting next year, a rebranding that will reflect the company’s evolution since it was founded in 1955, according to a press release. The communication company’s new name will align with the business’s change from a traditional telephone and cable TV provider to one that specializes in delivering fiber opti ...

Dec 3, 2021

New Annual Index Scores Wilmington's Tech Performance

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 3, 2021

A new report released by NC TECH Association describes the Wilmington region’s technology performance as “impressive” as it compares to more populated parts of the state and country. The Tech Innovation Index released this week provides a national metro comparison that focuses on three areas: tech talent supply, tech talent demand and innovation. Ea ...

Nov 19, 2021

Building Safety Solutions

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 19, 2021

Merging his software engineering skills and his entrepreneurial spirit, Cecil Worsley IV created Wreckingball Systems, a young software company that is already getting the attention of entrepreneurship organizations.   Through its product SafetyNow, WreckingBall provides a safety orientation and compliance platform for commercial construction workplaces. In October, ...

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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
Nov 19, 2021

Info Junkie: Constance Knox

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 19, 2021

Constance Knox Owner, Genealogy TV and NC Ancestry Constance Knox helps genealogy enthusiasts with researching methods, finding records and getting organized so that they can share their family tree with family and future generations. For this, she works from home researching websites like Ancestry, Family Search, MyHeritage and many DNA websites.   “It&r ...

Nov 5, 2021

Behind Suzy's Move To Build A Local Hub

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 5, 2021

Wilmington resident William Mansfield liked the Port City so much that he brought his workplace to the region.   Mansfield is the chief technology officer of Suzy, a New York-headquartered market research firm that announced in October it will open its technology hub in downtown Wilmington.   With a signed lease of 12,000 square feet on the top floor of 319 N ...

Oct 26, 2021

Wilmington Software Company Wins NC IDEA MICRO Grant

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 26, 2021

A Wilmington software company providing a safety orientation and compliance platform for workplaces has received an NC IDEA MICRO grant, according to a press release this week. Wreckingball Systems LLC is one of 22 companies in the state that received $10,000 awards aimed at “young companies looking to validate and advance their idea,” the release stated. ...

Oct 21, 2021

A market research firm with a focus on technology and real-time research is opening its technology hub in downtown Wilmington, according to a press release Thursday. With its tech hub opening in November, Suzy is adding 40 jobs in the region over the next three years. The average annual salary for the new jobs is $120,000, which is well above New Hanover County&rsquo ...

Oct 15, 2021

Defending A Digital World

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 15, 2021

In May, many found themselves lining up at gas stations filling up their cars to avoid running out of fuel during a shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, one of the nation's largest pipelines that carries gas up the East Coast from Texas, about 45% of the region’s fuel supply.   This shutdown was an effort to contain a breach from a ransomware attack against ...

Oct 12, 2021

ATMC's $100M Project To Bring Faster Internet

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 12, 2021

ATMC’s new multi-year, $100 million project will bring faster internet to all its members in Brunswick County, according to a press release. The communications cooperative will replace all its copper and coaxial cable network within its service area with a new 100% fiber optic network. At the conclusion of the project, every cooperative member will have access ...

Oct 7, 2021

Wide Open Tech Under New Ownership

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 7, 2021

Software company Wide Open Tech has changed hands with a recent acquisition, according to a press release. The Wilmington-based company has been acquired by Jessie Powell, the new head of operations. Founder and previous owner John Cornelius will continue in an advisory and business development role, the press release stated. The terms of the deal were not disclos ...

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