WILMINGTON, N.C. — Gabrielle “Gabbi” Plumez has joined WorkTok as a product marketing specialist, the company announced today. Plumez will oversee the marketing strategy of WorkTok, an employee engagement app. According to a press release, she will develop strong messaging and positioning for the app and will differentiate WorkTok from other platforms and deliver on…

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — Next Glass, a global provider of software, content, and experiences to the alcoholic beverage industry, recently announced the addition of Tisha Hulburd as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer. A seasoned marketing professional with over two decades’ worth of experience, Hulburd will be responsible for developing strategies that optimize synergies across the Next Glass family…

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by Johnny Kampis, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Less than a year after an audit of the N.C. Department of Transportation found massive overspending, a blue-ribbon panel is recommending the department get a 40% budget hike. The N.C. First Commission recently suggested that state transportation should get an additional $2 billion annually to deal…

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DALLAS, TX — Earlier this week, Elm Street Technology announced the acquisition of Wilmington-based Flow ROI, a provider of real estate transaction management software for real estate brokerages, teams and agents. According to a press release, the addition of Flow ROI strategically enhances Elm Street’s end-to-end Elevate platform, which provides a comprehensive suite of real estate…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the annual State of American Business speech on Tuesday, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue outlined the path for a widespread economic recovery through a bold agenda of infrastructure investments, workforce reskilling, immigration reforms, and reinvigorating America’s global competitiveness. Additionally, he warned that excessive regulations and anti-competitive taxes would…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined 5.5 points in December to 95.9, falling below the average Index value since 1973 of 98. Nine of the 10 Index components declined and only one improved. Owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months declined 24 points to a net negative 16%.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Shortly afterward, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) issued the following statement on behalf of Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, applauding…

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The following highlights noteworthy business news from across North Carolina. AvidXchange acquires Core Associates: Charlotte-based AvidXchange, a provider of accounts payable (AP) and payment automation solutions for the middle market, has acquired Core Associates, the makers of TimberScan and complementary AP solutions with more than 30,000 users nationwide. According to a press release, through this acquisition AvidXchange is…

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Dr. Michael Cahn announces new location: Michael L. Cahn, MD FACS DABVLM recently announced the opening of his new private practice, located at 4222 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461.  Locals may know the building as Dosher Medical Plaza, formerly Dosher Urgent Care.  Dr. Cahn resigned from Vein Clinics of America earlier this year…

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