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Jun 24, 2022

With a recent partnership to keep up with growing demand and gym trends, TF Fitness + Nutrition, now Fit4Life Health Clubs, is undergoing renovations and will open additional gyms in the region. This month, the Wilmington gym with two locations announced it is now part of Fit4Life, a Raleigh-based chain that is described as “the fastest-growing chain in North Caro ...

Jun 21, 2022

Feeling a lack of feedback and direction from other Wilmington Downtown Inc. officials, Holly Childs left her position as president and CEO of WDI to take a different job, Childs said in a recent interview. Childs, who took the helm of the organization in January 2020, resigned in May to work in the private sector in West Virginia. While she didn’t comment publ ...

Jun 17, 2022

Retooling A Workforce

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 17, 2022

New short-term programs at Cape Fear Community College aim to equip local residents with the basic skills and knowledge to fill some of the many manufacturing vacancies in New Hanover and surrounding counties.   This month, the college launched manufacturing production technician, machining applications and distribution warehousing courses to enable individuals to q ...

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37% of Orgs Said They Were the Victim of Ransomware In 2021

Posted Feb 17, 2022
While ransomware has become increasingly common, less than 10% of the companies victimized claimed to lose money. That’s a good thing, as it indicates that while ransomware attacks may be on the rise, it also illustrates that businesses have heeded the warnings and are taking the precautions that are necessary to protect themselves.

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Jun 17, 2022

'Sauce Boss' Built Business From Scratch

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jun 17, 2022

It was the summer of 1989, and Sean O’Rourke had concocted his first iteration of what would eventually become the Surfer Slappin! barbecue sauce for a buffalo wing competition. He didn’t win the contest, but O’Rourke found a recipe he kept in his toolbox – something to whip up for Fourth of July get-togethers.   In 2018, O’Rourke&rsquo ...

Jun 15, 2022

New FBO Officially Opens At Wilmington International Airport

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 15, 2022

A new fixed-base operator (FBO) providing aeronautical services is officially open at the Wilmington International Airport, according to a release this week. After less than a year of construction, Aero Center Wilmington is open for business at 1830 Flightline Rd. The first phase of the center includes about 100,000 square feet of ramp space, office space, two hangars a ...

Jun 14, 2022

Specialty Print Manufacturer Opens Showroom, Office Downtown

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 14, 2022

A Midwestern manufacturer has opened a regional showroom and office in downtown Wilmington.   Martin Yale Industries LLC, which produces equipment for specialty print finishing, packaging and high-speed inkjet printing, selected Wilmington for its first off-site location. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing plant are in Wabash, Indiana.   John ...

Jun 3, 2022

Rescuing Wages: Labor Conditions Tight, Compensation Up

By Johanna F. Still and Cece Nunn, posted Jun 3, 2022

Laura Bransford accomplished her dream of becoming a firefighter in her late 30s.   The 43-year-old Leland resident commutes to her job at the New Hanover County Fire Department station on Murrayville Road at least three days a week for 24-hour shifts.   Bransford’s pay started at about $34,000 a year, but in a recent raise of nearly 30%, she now makes ...

Jun 3, 2022

QCL Readies For Its Next Stage

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jun 3, 2022

Quality Chemical Laboratories is on the verge of emboldening the region’s fledgling pharmaceutical manufacturing scene.   With the impending full-scale (physical) introduction of its sister company, Pyramid Pharmaceuticals, Quality Chemical officials are eagerly awaiting the completion of a new headquarters for the drug manufacturing business.   One day ...

Jun 3, 2022

Florists Tap Into Their Flower Power

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Jun 3, 2022

Brides want every detail of their wedding day to be perfect, and the flowers that make up their bouquet and decorate the venue are an integral part of that goal. However, florists are having a harder time ensuring brides get the exact flowers they want this year. There is a flower shortage, and florists are using ingenuity and contingency plans to ensure brides get the loo ...

May 31, 2022

Piedmont Natural Gas Opens Fueling Station In Wilmington

By Staff Reports, posted May 31, 2022

Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, on Tuesday announced the opening of a compressed natural gas fueling station in Wilmington. The facility is Piedmont’s 13th compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in the company’s three-state service territory and its eighth in North Carolina, according to a news release. Located at 141 Sutton Steam ...

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