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Mar 22, 2024

Corrosion Likely Cause Of Grace Street Facade Collapse

By Emma Dill, posted Mar 22, 2024

Corrosion appears to have caused the collapse of a facade on Grace Street earlier this month, according to an engineer who reviewed the aftermath. The exterior facade, which collapsed on March 7, runs above the storefronts that house Taco Baby, Kat 5 Kava and Rumcow. While the collapse forced initial closures, some of the businesses have since reopened. Within days o ...

Jan 18, 2024

From health care and fintech to film and hospitality, executives from top Wilmington-area companies shared their industry outlooks on Thursday during a panel discussion hosted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s Economic Summit: Executive Leadership Outlook event kicked off with a regional economic outlook from Mouhcine Guettabi, Wilmington’ ...

Jan 12, 2024

2024 Preview: Economic Groups’ Goals For The Year

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 12, 2024

Each year the Greater Wilmington Business Journal publishes a Book on Business, an annual reference guide to the local market. For the publication, the Business Journal asks several of the region’s economic development groups and organizations that are economic drivers to check in with a recap of what happened in the past year and what they expect for 2024. Her ...

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Bridging Futures: The Case for Toll Funding in Wilmington’s Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Revamp

Posted Dec 14, 2023
In late January, the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization will stand at a crossroads, tasked with taking the next step that will define a generation - the replacement of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Amidst heated debates, there’s a clear, uncomplicated solution that awaits our collective understanding.
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Oct 5, 2023

Two top economists shared their views on the state of the economy in the Cape Fear region and beyond during the keynote address Thursday at the 2023 WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo. Tom Barkin, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, highlighted the role of a changing labor market in determining the future of U.S. inflation. Meanwhile, Mouhcine Gu ...

Jul 21, 2023

Wilmington Grill Fires It Up

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 21, 2023

JCC Outdoor Products – Wilmington Grill 3314 Enterprise Drive, Wilmington Number of employees: 10 Year founded: 2002-03 Top local official: Jon Barber, general manager Company description: The Wilmington Grill brand has been around for about two decades. The company had two previous owners before 2011, which is when Barber’s family took ownership of the ...

Apr 13, 2023

Longtime community and business leader Donna Girardot, who chaired the New Hanover County Planning Board and served as chief strategy officer for CIL Capital, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, 1617 Market St., and the funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the ...

Mar 31, 2023

Midtown Funeral Home Expands With $3M In Improvements

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Mar 31, 2023

Over the past few years, a transformation has taken place at Coble Funeral & Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park with the addition of a new funeral home, mausoleum and on-site crematory.   The result of more than $3 million in improvements to the property, these new amenities allow for a wider range of options and in-house services for families planning ...

Jan 30, 2023

ILM To Chart Future Path In Forthcoming Report

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Jan 30, 2023

With many projects and opportunities on the horizon for Wilmington International Airport, officials have started work on a vision plan that will help guide the airport’s actions and share its strategies with the public.   Work on the report began earlier this month when New Hanover County Airport Authority board members received information from airport staff ...

Jan 20, 2023

Panelists Cite Cautious Optimism In Talk On Job Market

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jan 20, 2023

During a recent discussion centered on the local job market, panelists were cautiously optimistic about the year ahead.  On Thursday, the Cape Fear chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) hosted a luncheon featuring a panel focusing on the theme, “The Jobs Picture for the Cape Fear Region.”  Moderated by University of North Carolina Wilmi ...

Oct 14, 2022

Wilmington Downtown Inc. officials will look within the organization rather than conducting a search for a new president and CEO after the last person to hold the top role resigned in May. WDI’s executive committee voted unanimously at its September meeting to potentially look at the organization’s only staff member (other than interns) and vice president of ...

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