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Jul 5, 2019

Boosting Burgaw

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 5, 2019

In 1999, HotJobs.com, a job search website founded by Richard Johnson, aired a 30-second Superbowl commercial that cost the company $2 million at a time when it was making $4 million a year. Five minutes after the commercial ran, the website experienced five times the volume it usually had, officials said at the time. While the ad itself was successful at reaching an ...

Jun 27, 2019

Synergy Automation Aims To Raise $6.5M For Clean Tech Products

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

A Leland-based precision manufacturer has started a fundraising campaign in a push to launch a portfolio of products focused on clean energy, water and agriculture. Synergy Automation, located on Old Fayetteville Road in Leland, has a goal to raise $6.5 million for the first of three products within a new 13-product portfolio, said Kevin Carlson, co-founder and presiden ...

Jun 14, 2019

Plastics Molding Manufacturer Gets Its Start In Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 14, 2019

A new manufacturing company has rooted itself in Wilmington. C2C Plastics, a plastics injection molding company, plans to begin full production capabilities at its 17,000-square-foot facility in the North Kerr Industrial Park in mid- to late-July, Mark Pandozzi, CEO of C2C Plastics, said Friday. The company specializes making caps and closures, he said. The compan ...

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County Zoning Gets Full Revamp After 50 Years

Posted Jul 16, 2019
Fifty years is a long time, especially when it comes to development. The way we think about development, its connectivity, density, affordability, and so much more has changed over time to meet the needs of the community. And it’s important that the county’s zoning rules change with it and look to the future.

So, at its July 1 meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Com...read entire article
May 30, 2019

The Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) has received a grant from NC IDEA to fund an event in June featuring two successful technology entrepreneurs. The Engage grant will help underwrite what NEW founder Jim Roberts calls a Riverside Chat on June 25. The event features Tom Fisher, a leader in cloud-based technology, and Jordan Cohen, an expert in voice techno ...

May 22, 2019

A fast-growing online social platform for real estate investors was named Entrepreneur of the Year at Wednesday’s Coastal Entrepreneur Awards.  Connected Investors came away from the event with the CEA wooden surfboard, created by Kids Making It, that is passed from winner to winner each year. The annual event is co-sponsored by the Greater Wilmington Busi ...

May 17, 2019

Curiosity Sparks Engineer's Career

By Cece Nunn, posted May 17, 2019

On a day in Wilmington about four decades ago, elementary school student Ron Sparks asked a pharmacist a question, then watched as the blood drained from the man’s face.   “A look of complete and total horror came across it,” Sparks said.   The then-9-year-old Sparks – now an engineer and owner of Sparks Engineering – wanted to k ...

May 17, 2019

MADE: Churning Out Profits

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2019

NYE'S CREAM SANDWICHES 2936 Orville Wright Way, Suite 10 Wilmington No. of employees: 4 year-round, with an additional 4-6 during the summer and holiday season   Year founded: 2011 Top local officials: Christian Nye, owner and executive chef   Company description: Before the ice cream sandwich became trendy and artisanal, Nye said he was pa ...

May 3, 2019

Meet This Year's 2019 CEA Winners

By Vicky Janowski, posted May 3, 2019

Who would you invest $100,000 in?   That’s one of the pieces of advice we give our Coastal Entrepreneur Award judges each year when they’re faced with the task of making their picks.   Who shows high-growth potential?   Who is making a name for themselves and cutting through the noise?   Who, out of these stacks and stacks of nominat ...

May 3, 2019

On The Lookout For New Surgical Devices

By Ken Little, posted May 3, 2019

Sean Hensler is quick to share credit for the success of his surgical equipment supply business.   Much credit is also due to Hensler, a health care professional who holds patents for devices his Wilmington- based company markets. Others are in development.   The U.S. Marine Corps veteran is founder and CEO of Hensler Surgical Technologies LLC.   Hensl ...

May 3, 2019

Startup Banks On Renewable Energy

By Johanna Cano, posted May 3, 2019

The idea to merge cryptocurrency with renewable energy resulted in the formation of KWHCoin, a blockchain-based renewable energy startup in Wilmington.   “Blockchain technology enables you to share information over the internet, and it allows you to connect peer-to-peer,” said Girard Newkirk, founder and CEO. “I’m a strong advocate of renewab ...

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