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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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Duke Energy announced today it has deposited $5 million into Optus Bank, a Black-owned bank based in South Carolina, furthering the company’s support for diverse and minority-owned businesses, individuals and low income communities. The transaction was completed at the end of 2020. One of approximately 20 banks designated as Black or African…

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By David Bass, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — COVID-19 and the ongoing fallout from the pandemic will likely dominate the 2021-22 session of the General Assembly. On tap for lawmakers is crafting a new budget for the biennium plus drawing new legislative and congressional maps for the next decade based on fresh census data. A divided…

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SOUTHPORT – Dosher Memorial Hospital has hired Linda Conner to assume the role of Patient Accounts Manager.  Ms. Conner, a Virginia Native, has worked in healthcare for the majority of her career and was the Manager of Patient Financial Services and Patient Access for Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital prior to joining Dosher. “We have tremendous…

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