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Mar 22, 2019

Wilmington is the first of four stops for North Carolina’s Go Global Road Show, an opportunity for local businesses to connect with trade officials and learn how to expand their markets internationally. The annual event, presented by the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), takes place locally April 1 at Cape Fear Community College’s d ...

Mar 20, 2019

GE Aviation Looking To Recruit 70 Skilled Workers

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 20, 2019

It may be a sign of the times: GE Aviation’s Wilmington plant anticipates a need for 70 more manufacturing employees, and has posted “We’re Hiring”-type messages on area billboards, a move not seen before in Wilmington from the organization.   Anthony Parnell, senior employee human resources manager at GE Aviations’s Wilmington plant, s ...

Mar 19, 2019

Wilmington-based Bloom Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 19, 2019

Wilmington-based Bloom Inc. is the first company in Wilmington and second in the state to use the NC PACES Act to launch a North Carolina public offering. Bloom received a certificate of compliance from the N.C. Secretary of State’s office to conduct a crowdfunding campaign, which started last week, said Pete Hexter, CEO of Bloom. The company, which provides a ...

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Women: Balancing the Challenges of Life and Investments

Posted Mar 15, 2019
In the last year there, has been one dominant theme in the news – women.

People are listening and noticing what women have to offer the working world, the family care they provide, and to life, in general. They invest in their futures, as well as the futures of their families.

I believe there has always been the perception that they are the backbone of the famil...read entire article
Mar 15, 2019

In The Business Of Brunswick

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 15, 2019

William Early’s office windows look out over a new mixed-use development taking form in The Villages at Brunswick Forest. Beyond the new site, he can see U.S. 17, a major artery through Brunswick County.   The view is appropriate.   Early, executive director of Brunswick Business & Industry Development, is charged with advancing economic growth with ...

Mar 15, 2019

LP Supplies The Construction Industry

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 15, 2019

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP. 2706 US Highway 421 N., Wilmington  No. of Employees: 138   Year founded locally: 1985   Top local official: James Waddell, plant manager   Company description: Louisiana- Pacific Corp. (LP) is a building solutions company that invents, manufactures and delivers engineered building products. LP has operations in the ...

Mar 15, 2019

6 Months After Florence

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 15, 2019

It’s been six months since Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Wilmington area, and John Pike and his family are still not living in their home.   The house, in the Cross Creek community in Hampstead, was considered a total loss by the Small Business Administration, Pike said. The family found a temporary place to live but still must make mortgage payments ...

Mar 14, 2019

ILM Traffic Slowed In February; Still Up For The Year

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 14, 2019

Slightly fewer passengers flew in and out of Wilmington International Airport in February 2019 than in January of this year, according to figures released Thursday by the airport.   The total number of departing passengers in February was 32,759, down from a January total of 35,284. Passenger arrivals at ILM in February totaled 32,162, a decrease of about 2,700 from ...

Mar 14, 2019

Catalyst Clinical Research acquired Triangle Biostatistics, a statistical consulting and data management company for pharmaceuticals based in Wilmington and Raleigh, according to an announcement this week. The acquisition will allow the companies to combine their services and provide a more comprehensive offering for clients, said Nick Dyer, CEO of Catalyst. Officials d ...

Mar 12, 2019

Transportation Panel Talks Growth, Change, Orange Cones

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 12, 2019

Improving transportation in Southeastern North Carolina requires long-range planning, competition for scarce funding, collaboration among agencies and determined advocacy from the public. That was the consistent message from five panelists who participated at the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Power Breakfast, "Transporting Our Future."   Speaki ...

Mar 12, 2019

Battleship NC Half Marathon Changes Hands

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 12, 2019

The Battleship NC Half Marathon will now be organized by Without Limits and It's Go Time, who purchased the race from 5 Star Race Productions, officials announced Tuesday. The half-marathon, which has been running in Wilmington for 20 years with an average of 1,500 participants per race, will be co-directed by the Wilmington-based race management companies. ...

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