Mar 9, 2018

ALIST Looks To Influencers

By Kyle Hanlin, posted Mar 9, 2018

The online world has long provided methods of fundraising. Whether for disaster relief, helping with a person’s sudden medical expenses or giving to a religious organization, there are virtually countless outlets for online giving. Similarly, movie stars, athletes and (typically former) politicians have long used their celebrity statuses to raise money and awarene ...

Feb 9, 2018

Tech Association Begins Monthly Jobs Snapshot

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 9, 2018

NC Tech (formerly the N.C. Technology Association), a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade organization, has launched a new monthly snapshot of available IT positions in the state, broken down in several ways, including Top 10 listings by MSA, job type, skill set and employers.   This monthly Tech Talent Trends Alert, sponsored by Greene Resources, will be releas ...

Feb 9, 2018

Security Systems Service Expanding To Wilmington

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 9, 2018

Allied Universal Security Systems (AUSS) a division of Allied Universal, one of the largest security guard services in the U.S., is expanding its operation to Wilmington, according to a news release.   AUSS is a systems integration company providing value-engineered design, installation and support services for a variety of commercial and industrial electronic secur ...

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Laura Bransfield
Summerfield Custom Wellness

National Nutrition Month: ‘Go Further with Food’

Posted Mar 12, 2018
March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is “Go Further with Food.” 
On the national level, the campaign is focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. But here at Summerfield Custom Wellness, we have a different idea of what it means to go further with food. entire article
Feb 9, 2018

Safur’s Take On Crime Prevention

By Sherri Crawford, posted Feb 9, 2018

President and CEO of Erbit Technologies Limited Stuart Wollach wants to help stop sexually- based crimes from happening. So he and his business partners, including Tobin Geatz of Wilmington’s Seahawk Innovation, are developing high-tech devices to do just that.   The idea behind Safur (pronounced safer), which is wearable technology in the form of a watch or b ...

Jan 23, 2018

Local Firms Rank On Entrepreneur’s 360 List

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 23, 2018

Several companies with local ties made it on the Entrepreneur 360 list of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” for 2017.   GigSalad, which has a co-founder and office based in Wilmington, was ranked No. 15 on the magazine’s list. Wilmington-based MegaCorp Logistics was ranked No. 56, and Wilmington-based Untappd came in at No. 98.   ...

Jan 12, 2018

MyBeeHyve Focuses On MLMs

By Sarah Shew Wilson, posted Jan 12, 2018

Various network marketing companies – such as Avon, Thirty-One, Rodan + Fields and Mary Kay – attract a number of would-be entrepreneurs, especially women.   Veteran technology executives Jennifer Turnage and Megan Sumrell joined forces last January to develop myBeeHyve, a mobile-friendly, web-based customer contact management system for network marketin ...

Jan 12, 2018

Spectrum Expands Its Offerings On Bald Head

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 12, 2018

Spectrum recently launched new Spectrum Internet, Spectrum TV and Spectrum Voice offerings for residential and business customers on Bald Head Island, according to a news release.   Spectrum Internet features internet starting speeds of 100 Mbps, with no modem fees, data caps or contracts; and Spectrum Voice features unlimited local and long-distance calling and the ...

Dec 15, 2017

Developer Drops Wind Farm Idea

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Dec 15, 2017

A New Jersey-based energy company has dropped its interest in erecting wind turbines off the coast of Southeastern North Carolina, handing local opponents a major victory.   Fishermen’s Energy LLC, an Atlantic City firm that had expressed interest in developing wind farms off the Brunswick County coast, has “formally withdrawn that notice,” said Pa ...

Dec 1, 2017

Framing Out A Growing Tech Business

By Jenny Callison, posted Dec 1, 2017

When a picture framer is able to show you your piece of artwork virtually matted and framed on a computer screen for your approval, you probably have Jeannette King’s Wilmington company to thank.   King and her husband, Jeff, founded SpecialtySoft, which designs and sells software systems that help frame shops manage their business and enhance their customer s ...

Nov 27, 2017

Concussion management company SportGait Inc., based in Wilmington, has raised $205,000 in a private equity offering, according to a filing this month with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm raised the money from five investors. SportGait is looking to raise an additional $695,000 to meet its goal of $900,000. The filing did not discl ...

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