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Apr 13, 2021

Wilmington Chamber Of Commerce Hires Laura Brogdon-Primavera

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 13, 2021

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will soon welcome Laura Brogdon-Primavera to its team, according to a news release. Brogdon-Primavera will be joining the chamber as its new director of programs and initiatives on May 3, stated the release. She will report directly to chamber president and CEO Natalie English. "As we transition back to hosting in-person e ...

Apr 13, 2021

Pender County Hires Tommy Batson As Emergency Management Director

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 13, 2021

Pender County has named Tommy Batson as its emergency management director, according to a news release.  Batson, a Pender County native, started his public service career more than 24 years ago as a volunteer firefighter, officials said in the release. He started his role as emergency management director on March 28. “As I take over as Director for Pe ...

Apr 13, 2021

TempSmart Staffing Solutions Welcomes Dennis Hobbs

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 13, 2021

TempSmart Staffing Solutions has hired Dennis Hobbs as its Wilmington division manager, according to a news release. Hobbs' role with the company, a temporary staffing and placement services business to the homebuilding industry, expands TempSmart's coverage in the Southeast, stated the release. "Hobbs will provide homebuilders and real estate fi ...

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Apr 13, 2021

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Promotes Alex Paen

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 13, 2021

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has promoted Alex Paen to director of business development, according to a news release. Paen, in his new role, will be responsible for making periodic visits to the company’s network of 21 offices to help both new agents and seasoned professionals develop individual skills and goals, stated the release. "I am ...

Apr 13, 2021

Tony Caudle Appointed Interim City Manager

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 13, 2021

The city of Wilmington has named Tony Caudle as interim city manager. Caudle, currently the deputy city manager, will take on the interim position on June 1, stated a news release. His appointment will follow the departure of city manager Sterling Cheatham, who is retiring after 18 years in the post and a 45-year career in public administration, s ...

Apr 6, 2021

Genesis Block Announces Board Of Advisers

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 6, 2021

Genesis Block has formed its board of advisers, which will provide strategic counsel on the company’s mission to build the entrepreneur class and lower barriers to entrepreneurship, according to a news release. The board will "further advance Genesis Block’s vision of being the anchor institution for minority and women business services and economic dev ...

Apr 6, 2021

Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners Recognized With Awards

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 6, 2021

Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners has been named the 2020 No. 1 Commercial Office in North Carolina for Coldwell Banker Commercial offices within the United States and Canada, according to a news release.  This marks the ninth year the office has earned the distinguished award, officials said in the release. Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coas ...

Apr 6, 2021

David Howard Named County Public Health Director

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 6, 2021

New Hanover County has named David Howard as its public health director, according to a news release. Howard, who was hired for the role after a national search, begins the county's public health leadership position on Tuesday, officials said. He began serving as the county's interim public health director in January. “My being chosen to lead ...

Apr 6, 2021

TeamLogic IT Welcomes Michael Bishop

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 6, 2021

Michael Bishop has joined TeamLogic IT as the company's director of technical services, according to a news release. Bishop brings experience in managing IT services to TeamLogic IT and will lead the team’s service delivery and technology, officials stated in the release. Bishop has previously held roles with other technology firms. "​With ten years ...

Apr 6, 2021

David Batson Joins April Jones Insurance

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 6, 2021

April Jones Insurance has welcomed David Batson as an agent, according to a news release. Batson brings industry integrity, service and community interest to the firm's team, stated the release.  April Jones Insurance is located at 5016 Oleander Drive, and the company is also soon to break ground on a second location in Hampstead. Batson has a b ...

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