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Natalie English

President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Natalie’s passion for helping others shines through the moment she strikes a conversation. As President & CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Natalie works with businesses, government and elected leaders to make the Wilming  

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Economic Development
Mar 23, 2022

Becoming a Breakout City: Bring on the Remote Workers

The Wilmington Chamber's current strategic plan calls for our chamber to be collaborative, innovative, and inclusive, among other priorities. With those overarching goals in mind, we are thrilled ...

Insightful Discussions
Feb 1, 2022

Advocacy, Education And Connection

For many of us, the start of a new year can symbolize the turning of a new page. Certainly, this has been true of the last two years as we have navigated shutdowns, supply chain issues, and workforce ...

Economic Development
Sep 8, 2021

MODERNIZE OUR DOWNTOWN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce supports New Hanover County’s efforts with Project Grace to redevelop a key block of downtown Wilmington. Although we are growing quickly today, long ...

Economic Development
Jul 20, 2021

Infrastructure Improvements Will Drive Tomorrow’s Economy

Concrete, steel, and fiber-optic cable are the backbone of a healthy economy enabling trade, powering businesses, connecting people, and creating opportunities. Few issues enjoy such broad bipartisan ...

Economic Development
Jun 24, 2021

Balanced Economic Investments Drive A Strong, Resilient Community

For me, the return of spring in New Hanover County means brightly colored Azalea blooms, tourists on our beaches, and public hearings from local officials at the county and municipal levels to review ...

Economic Development
Dec 17, 2020

Catalytic Leadership

Over the last month, your Wilmington Chamber staff team spent several afternoons participating in a virtual version of the annual Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) annual conference ...

Economic Development
Aug 16, 2019

Advocacy: The Heart of the Chamber

The word “advocate” is at the heart of all initiatives at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. A chamber’s role in the community is to be the voice of business, and we work hard every ...

Economic Development
Nov 29, 2017

A Strategic Plan for Community Prosperity

One of the most perceptive quotes that I’ve ever heard is: Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. – Alan Lakein   How can one no ...

Economic Development
Sep 5, 2017

Area Legislators Deliver In 2017 Session

The General Assembly has completed its 2017 session, as well as a couple of special sessions, and our region has fared well in funding and new legislation that will help address needs in infrastructur ...

Economic Development
Jul 14, 2017

Toxic Headlines Cloud GenX Issue

Tyler Newman, President & CEO, Business Alliance for a Sound Economy, contributed to this Insights article Over the past several weeks, our community has had a robust discussion about the healt ...

Economic Development
Jun 9, 2017

Join Me In Leadership Wilmington 2018

I’ve always been an advocate of personal and professional development. Even at this stage of my career, I’m learning every day—and strive to do so—to more effectively perform i ...

Economic Development
May 19, 2017

The Championship Is Over… Now What?

The Cape Fear region was on display to the world when the Wells Fargo Championship took a hiatus from Charlotte and made its way to Eagle Point Golf Club in Porter’s Neck the first week of May. ...

Economic Development
Mar 30, 2017

A North Carolina Without Beaches?

It’s difficult to picture North Carolina without its wide and inviting beaches that host visitors from across the country. But that may be the reality we will face if a sustainable statewide sho ...

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