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Mar 31, 2020

With Travel Volume Down, ILM Adjusts Operations

By Jenny Callison, posted About 19 hours ago

Operations at Wilmington International Airport continue to reflect the realities of travel during the COVID-19 epidemic.   Passenger volume is down about 80%, as ILM Director Julie Wilsey mentioned in an interview last week. As an example, a quick check Monday showed almost all American Airlines flights scheduled to fly Tuesday from ILM to New York’s LaGuardia ...

Mar 27, 2020

With New Restrictions Likely, Downtown Already Struggling

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 27, 2020

As city officials consider more restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus, many downtown merchants are in flux trying to maintain business any way they can. “I think we’re all sort of living under a constant state of fear and unknowing … but I’m finding, downtown, they have been extremely aware and diligent. There are days I will go t ...

Mar 26, 2020

Quality Chemical Starts Production Of Hand Sanitizer To Donate

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 26, 2020

Quality Chemical Laboratories is making hand sanitizer to fill the needs of the local health care community as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, said Yousry Sayed, the firm's president and CEO. The pharmaceutical company, located at 3220 Corporate Drive in the Northchase Industrial Park, has about a half-dozen of its staff members working to make hand sanit ...

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Leadership Is Getting From Knowing To Doing

Posted Mar 31, 2020
We’ve all heard the slogan, “knowledge is power.” I don’t dispute that, but to be an effective leader, you have to get from knowing to doing. Knowledge will give you a foundation, but being able to apply that knowledge so your team gets results is why you were hired.
While coaching executives over the years, I often see executives entire article
Mar 24, 2020

Beach Bummer: Hotels, Vacation Rentals Cope With Latest Closures

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 24, 2020

The Dolphin Lane Motel in Carolina Beach didn't have any guests arrive Tuesday. And while that’s normal for a weekday this time of year, the motel's owner David Bowles feared what the weekend will be like with the coronavirus scare and the recent beach closures. “If we have to go through the whole summer with this … it will crush a lot of p ...

Mar 6, 2020

Rezoning Request In Wrightsboro Area Could Add Workforce Housing

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 6, 2020

A public hearing is slated to take place on a rezoning request that would allow for a potential Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity development in the Wrightsboro area. The New Hanover County-owned site is at 3101 Castle Hayne Road and includes nearly 16 acres, according to county documents. “The majority of this property is proposed to be conveyed to Habitat for Hu ...

Mar 6, 2020

Marathon Director Runs For Life

By David Frederiksen, posted Mar 6, 2020

Editor's note: Due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, the Business Journal has postponed our WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo, where David McGillivray was scheduled to speak, from March 18 to Sept. 30. David McGillivray has gone the distance, including running across the U.S. in 80 consecutive days, completing the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon nine times and ...

Mar 6, 2020

Filling Industrial Needs

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 6, 2020

Economic developers in Brunswick County are working to beef up the area’s industrial space to better compete for business prospects.   Their work is among several initiatives being undertaken by economic developers, private developers, real estate agents and local governments across the Wilmington area to address the need for more listings in the industrial se ...

Mar 6, 2020

Getting Punchy At The Gym

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Mar 6, 2020

If boxing isn’t delivering a knockout punch in the fitness world, it’s coming close.   A Forbes article about workout trends for this year stated that boxing has “climbed the charts in popularity,” and it’s included on a list of today’s most popular workouts.   Boxing’s metamorphosis from a sport relegated to hard-cor ...

Mar 5, 2020

Panel: More Coordination Needed To Lure Jobs

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 5, 2020

The region needs a more coordinated effort to draw talent and industry to the Wilmington area, local business leaders say. The area's business community over the years has experienced what Brett Martin, CEO of CastleBranch, called "accidental entrepreneurship." But it's going to take more of a network to facilitate attracting business and talent to the ...

Mar 4, 2020

Wilmington Firm's Portfolio Company Completes Acquisition

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 4, 2020

One of a Wilmington-based private equity firm's portfolio companies has acquired a Florida firm. South Atlantic Packaging Corp. (SAPC) in Winston-Salem, a contract packaging company that offers an array of packaging, kitting, assembly and warehousing solutions, bought Tampa, Florida-based Versatile Packagers, according to a news release. The terms of the sale wer ...

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