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Jan 4, 2019

Bunker Labs To Launch Wilmington Chapter In February

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 4, 2019

Bunker Labs, a nonprofit that provides resources for veteran entrepreneurs, will launch a Wilmington chapter in February as part of its plans to grow in the state. There will be a launch event Feb. 13 at Ironclad Brewery, where city leaders and partners in the community will be introduced, said Dean Bundschu, Atlantic regional executive director for Bunker Labs. As a ...

Jan 4, 2019

Leading To Solutions For The Community

By David Dean, posted Jan 4, 2019

Wilmington born and raised, Cedric Harrison doesn’t mince words when talking about his hometown.   “There’s a lot of problems where I’m from,” he said.   But there’s also cause for hope, including his three-year-old nonprofit Support the Port. As founder and executive director, Harrison is leading the dynamic organization i ...

Jan 4, 2019

Landscapers Stay Busy In Off-season

By Jenny Callison, posted Jan 4, 2019

‘Tis the season – winter – a time when lush lawns go dormant and many outdoor plants, similarly, take a break. What’s a lawn maintenance or landscaping company to do?   In the mild coastal climate of North Carolina, there are options, but also challenges.   One way to keep crews working and revenues coming in is to diversify. Nick Horv ...

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One Thousand, Five Hundred and Ten

Posted Dec 20, 2018
One thousand, five hundred and ten. That’s the number of New Hanover County employees who stayed behind, served our community, and supported our residents for 21 straight days during Hurricane Florence and in the days that immediately followed.
Their acts of care and responsiveness were extraordinary, and I can never thank them enough.

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Dec 14, 2018

Rulmeca Rolls Into New Space

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 14, 2018

A Wilmington-based company that produces motorized pulleys for a variety of markets has moved into a new, larger space to meet an increasing demand for its products. Rulmeca Corp. President Michael Gawinski and operations director Jay Graham have grown the company from its humble beginnings out of a shipping container and 700-square-foot office space in 2003. Gawinsk ...

Nov 30, 2018

Leaving Retirement To Guide Leaders

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 30, 2018

In her more than 40 years in the health care and higher education fields, Janie Canty-Mitchell has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience that she aims to pass on to others. That’s why she came out of her short-lived retirement to start her own business. After moving to Wilmington in 2016 with her husband to retire, Canty-Mitchell founded L ...

Nov 16, 2018

Tides Changing For Hampstead Boatbuilder

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 16, 2018

A Hampstead boat building company that makes semi-custom vessels is growing in the offshore and tournament fishing market. Onslow Bay Boatworks, now located on Sloop Point Loop Road in Hampstead, is gearing up for an expansion of its product line and move to a new facility in Onslow County. The locally owned boat manufacturer makes boats to customers’ specifica ...

Nov 16, 2018

Salt Fish Brings New Flavors To The Island

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 16, 2018

Kirsten Mitchell took her childhood experiences growing up in the Bahamas and South Florida and her exposure to the restaurant world to open her first brick-and-mortar restaurant, Salt Fish. Mitchell, a chef for 15 years, spent eight of those years cooking in Wilmington-based restaurants including 1900 Restaurant and Lounge, Grand Cru, Ceviche’s and Vittles food t ...

Nov 2, 2018

Building A Bigger Workforce

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 2, 2018

With the addition of several new customized training and workforce develop­ment programs at Cape Fear Com­munity College this year, Josh Davis has a hand in many projects.     One of those projects, recently launched through a partnership between CFCC and Yamaha Corp. aimed at training future marine tech­nicians, is now training 16 students to enter ...

Oct 19, 2018

Cardinal Foods’ Growth Mode

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 19, 2018

Cardinal Foods LLC has expanded a market and operations for local farmers under the leadership of Corey Barnhill, founder, president and CEO of the company.   Prior to Barnhill’s purchase of the Burgaw-based food processing operation in early 2017, it solely processed blueberries and operated seasonally, he said.   “The idea was to invest capital ...

Sep 21, 2018

MADE: Waking Up The Sleep Market

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 21, 2018

Marpac LLC 2015 Capital Drive, Wilmington No. of employees: 55 Year founded: 1962 Top local officials: Jimmy Sloan, co-CEO and chief creative officer and Gordon Wallace, co-CEO and chief operating officer Company description: Makes products to help with sleep Description of products made locally: Marpac assembles the vast majority of its white noise machines i ...

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