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Mar 15, 2019

Bar, Shop Help Bridge A Wine Gap

By David Dean, posted Mar 15, 2019

As Wilmington-area bars and restaurants hosted numerous Mardi Gras celebrations recently, a new family run operation in Brunswick County joined in, hosting its first such event and drawing a fun crowd of wine enthusiasts from Leland and across the region.   Bridgewater Wines is one of the newest additions to the Cape Fear region’s food and drink scene. Husband ...

Mar 1, 2019

MADE Winners - Functional Products Category

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 1, 2019

Rulmeca Corp. rulmecacorp.com Year founded:2003   Number of employees: 11   Top official: Michael J. Gawinski, president   Company description: “We enable conveyor system operators and engineers to benefit from Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys through reasonably priced sales, local assembly and service.”   Target market: “We serve ...

Mar 1, 2019

MADE Awards Honor Region's Makers

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 1, 2019

In the fourth year of our MADE Awards competition, the winners covered a wide range of products being conceived and produced in the local market. The Greater Wilmington Business Journal launched the MADE Awards to spotlight makers, manufacturers, artisans, designers, small businesses and the businesses that support them in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. ...

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Commitments and Contingencies

Posted Mar 12, 2019
Financial statements provide a picture, a snapshot, of the state of your organization at one point in time – generally your fiscal year end – and how well you managed your funds over that fiscal year.
 
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Feb 27, 2019

N2 Ranks On Entrepreneur's Fastest-growing Franchises List

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 27, 2019

Wilmington-based N2 Publishing was recently named as one the fastest-growing franchises nationally by Entrepreneur magazine. The company, a publisher of customized neighborhood magazines, ranked No. 5 among 150 companies on Entrepreneur's Fastest-Growing Franchises Ranking for 2019, according to a news release. The fastest-growing list came out in the publicati ...

Feb 15, 2019

Surfing To The Rescue In New Markets

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 15, 2019

Wilmington-based P2P Rescue is making moves both locally and internationally.   After about three months of downtime because of Hurricane Florence, the company has relocated to a new space in the Dutch Square Industrial Park, becoming operational there in mid-January, said Cliff Ray, founder and owner of P2P Rescue.   The company’s former 2,000- square- ...

Feb 1, 2019

Speaking For The Water, The Trees

By Jenny Callison, posted Feb 1, 2019

Five months into his position as New Hanover County Extension director, Lloyd Singleton is putting down roots in the community. As director, he is also responsible for overseeing the New Hanover County Arboretum, a horticultural and educational resource. But his vision extends far past the boundaries of the arboretum.   Hurricane Florence gave Singleton an almost im ...

Jan 18, 2019

Jeweled Heritage

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 18, 2019

Some family-owned Wilmington jewelry stores, such as Kingoff’s Jewelers, REEDS Jewelers and Snowden’s Jewelers, are more than retail spaces for wedding rings or elegant necklaces – they showcase local families who started a business they were knowledgeable about and continued to operate it for many years.   While the Great Depression caused many ha ...

Jan 18, 2019

Holt Family Looks To Diversify Business

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 18, 2019

Holt Oil Co. has traditionally been a business built around the gas and retail industry.   Future plans, however, could take this family-run firm further into real estate, said Hannah Holt, company secretary and operations director.   Fayetteville-based Holt Oil Co. operates the C-Store convenience store brand throughout the Fayetteville and Wilmington areas. ...

Jan 18, 2019

MADE: Building For The Designer Market

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 18, 2019

LESTER FURNITURE MANUFACTURING INC. 311 Judges Road, 9F No. of employees: 12  Year founded: 1988 Top local officials: John Lester, founder and vice president, and Nicole Robinson, president (father-daughter run company) Company description: A family-owned furniture manufacturer that concentrates in high-end, custom and hand-crafted furniture f ...

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 ...

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