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CAMS’ Ben Rhodes to Oversee Large-Scale and Lifestyle Communities

September 23, 2021

Wilmington, NC — Community Association Management Services (CAMS), an industry leader in community association management throughout the Carolinas, is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President of the western NC region, Ben Rhodes, will begin taking on the additional responsibility of supporting and growing CAMS’ portfolio of large-scale and lifestyle communities. Rhodes is a seasoned industry executive who has experience managing a diverse portfolio of communities. Since 2015, he has led the western NC region for CAMS and is currently responsible for overseeing managers of large-scale communities in addition to being a member of the business development team. Additionally, Rhodes holds…

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Clean Eatz Kitchen Partners with UPS for Nationwide Distribution

September 23, 2021

WILMINGTON, N.C., — Clean Eatz Kitchen is excited to announce their new partnership with UPS to deliver their healthy, prepared meals nationwide. “Reliability is a cornerstone of our success”, says CEO Jason Nista. “When we hand our packages off to a carrier, we have to be certain the carrier can meet their time-in-transit promises. We have tens of thousands of customers who rely on our meals for nourishment each week and we have to be able to deliver their food to them on-time, everytime” COVID has presented new challenges to Clean Eatz Kitchen. With the entire supply chain congested; receiving, processing and fulfilling orders has become…

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Bank of America Study Finds 95% of Employers Feel a Sense of Responsibility for Financial Wellness of Employees

September 23, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C., — Bank of America today announced findings from its 11th annual Workplace Benefits Report, which revealed 95% of employers feel a sense of responsibility for the financial wellness of their employees, up from 81% in 20151, and more than half (56%) feel extremely responsible. The report also found that over the last year, more employers are offering financial wellness programs (46%, up from 40% in 20202) and expanding several types of financial wellness support. More than two-in-five employers now offer access to financial advisors (47%), support for developing good financial habits (45%), and access to financial products or services (42%),…

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Regulatory sandbox bill moving through final hurdles in N.C. Senate

September 23, 2021

By David Bass, Carolina Journal A bill to establish a “regulatory sandbox” by waiving certain obstacles for a trial period for fast-emerging financial and insurance products and services is one step closer to becoming law. It cleared the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee on Tuesday, Sep. 21. House Bill 642 would create the regulatory sandbox, which is similar to one authorized in Arizona in 2018. At least five other states have since adopted similar laws, and some half dozen are considering similar bills this year. “I’m very pleased to see the sandbox bill moving forward,” said Jordan Roberts, government affairs associate for…

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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce announces 192 grants awarded to New Hanover County businesses impacted by COVID-19

September 22, 2021

New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington provide $4,212,112 in funding for the Hospitality, Retail & Service Grant WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has approved 192 Hospitality, Retail & Service grant requests to businesses located in New Hanover County, totaling an investment of $4,212,112. The investment in these businesses will help offset the more than $65 million in lost revenue due to COVID-19 and the subsequent restrictions on business. Grant awardees represent as many as 3,700 local employees. The Hospitality, Retail & Service grant was announced in July as part of New Hanover County and the City…

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Southport-Oak Island Area Golf Classic date and location announced

September 22, 2021

BOLIVIA, N.C. —The Southport-Oak Island Area Golf Classic, an annual fundraising event for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Carolina National Golf Club on Friday, December 3rd.  The four-person Captain’s Choice tournament will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start.  The entry fee for a four-person team is $450.00 and includes: four mulligans per team, green fees, golf cart, range balls, refreshments and box lunch.  The tournament is limited to the first 32 teams.  There will be cash prizes for First Place in several flights including championship, first, women’s and mixed flights.  In addition to…

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CFCC Kicks Off ‘Countdown to College’ Application Nights

September 22, 2021

WILMINGTON, NC — In recognition of College Application Week across North Carolina (October 18-22), Cape Fear Community College is launching a series of College Application Nights at the College’s Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw, and Surf City locations. CFCC is providing students and families one-on-one assistance with residency (tuition determinations) and admissions applications.  “While students can apply to CFCC throughout the year, Countdown to College efforts and our Application Nights are designed to help students get started early and to begin thinking about future plans. We understand that the application process can be overwhelming, and our team is here to assist students…

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PPD Earns Gold Award for Excellence in Employee Learning and Development

September 22, 2021

WILMINGTON, N.C. — PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) has been recognized with two global excellence awards for its effective learning programs, honoring the company’s high-performing employee development initiatives supporting delivery of global operational excellence and innovative solutions to customers. For the second consecutive year, PPD received two Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management (HCM) “Excellence in Learning” Awards. This year’s honors include a gold award for “Best Advance of a Learning Technology Implementation” and a bronze award in the category of “Best Results of a Learning Program.” PPD was honored with a gold award for its successful execution in leveraging technology to expand learning capabilities through mobile training,…

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Novant Health update on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program for employees

September 22, 2021

Novant Health today released the following update related to its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program for employees:  Today, 98.6% of more than 35,000 team members are compliant with Novant Health’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program. Team members are considered compliant if they have received the following: the single dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, a first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine — or if they applied for, and were granted, a medical or religious exemption. Team members who have started a two-dose vaccine series will now have until October 15 to get their second dose and remain in compliance. Novant…

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CFCC Practical Nursing Program ranked in Top 10 Best LPN Programs in North Carolina

September 22, 2021

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Cape Fear Community College is proud to announce its inclusion in the Best LPN Programs in North Carolina.  For five years, CFCC’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program has consistently made the Top 10 list among 39 other LPN programs in the state as ranked by PracticalNursing.org. The scores and rankings for each school were determined based on a historical analysis of National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) exam pass rates and test scores. “We are proud to be recognized by PracticalNursing.org for the accomplishments of our practical nursing program. CFCC has outstanding nursing faculty whose focus is on quality education and student…

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