July 27, 2015

Increasing Personal Power for Women

Often women have to walk to fine line between being effective and being perceived as a witch. At the Women’s Professional Development Luncheon, keynote speaker Denise Ryan of FireStar Speaking will tell […]
July 9, 2015

Hammerheads Maximize Youth and Community Synergy

I was concerned in 2013 when I learned that majority ownership of the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer team was being sold to George Altirs following the conclusion of the 2013 USL PRO regular […]
June 5, 2015

Losing Ex-Im Bank Means Losing Local Jobs

The future of thousands of American jobs is uncertain. Those jobs are tied to companies that depend on exporting, but the culprit isn’t overseas. Our own government holds the future of these […]
May 18, 2015

The Perceptions and Realities of Crime in Wilmington

Communities that are the most effective at fighting crime and preventing the conditions that lead to crime are the communities where law enforcement doesn’t tackle the issue alone. Successful communities have multiple […]
May 12, 2015

Join Us at the Elected Officials Appreciation BBQ

Chamber members: it’s going to be a beautiful evening for a BBQ this Friday, May 15. Join us riverfront from 5:30-7:30pm at the Wilmington Chamber and say thanks to those who work […]
April 29, 2015

Wilmington Ranks as 2nd Best City in U.S. to Start a Business

An analysis of 183 metropolitan areas ranks Wilmington as the second-best city in the U.S. to start a business. The report, released by San Francisco-based financial planning website NerdWallet, looked at metro […]
March 10, 2015

Why a Public-Private Partnership is Favorable for the Water Street Parking Deck Redevelopment

It’s intriguing to consider the importance that a 1.2 acre parcel of land has played in the vibrancy of downtown Wilmington over the past 50 years…and the importance it could play in […]
February 23, 2015

Are You a Small Business that Supports the Film Industry?

Small Business for Film was established in 2014 by concerned small business owners who see the positive impact that film generates for business in North Carolina. The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and […]