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

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…

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Calling all New Hanover County nonprofits: Applications are open for Work on Wilmington 2022

Wilmington, NC — Work on Wilmington is an annual, all-hands-on-deck community service day that mobilizes over 1,000 volunteers to tackle projects for local organizations. On April 23, 2022, community members will volunteer for 4 hours to complete approximately 30 projects across our community.   If you are a (nonreligious) nonprofit, governmental organization, or school in New Hanover…

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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce extends application deadline for the $4.5 million Hospitality, Retail, and Service Industry Grant to July 30, 2021

Wilmington, N.C. — The deadline to apply for the $4.5 million Hospitality, Retail, and Service Industry Grant being managed by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has been extended to 11:59 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021. Businesses who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the restaurant, bar, retail, leisure, hospitality, childcare, and service sectors…

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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce to manage a $4.5 million Hospitality, Retail, and Service Grant in partnership with New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington

Wilmington, N.C. — There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and funds from the American Rescue Plan are going to help New Hanover County rebound and rebuild our local economy. The COVID relief package delivered more than $45 million to New Hanover County and nearly $26 million to the City of Wilmington in…

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President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Tom Barkin to be guest speaker at the next Wilmington Chamber Public Policy meeting

Wilmington, N.C. — The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce recently announced Tom Barkin as their guest speaker at the monthly Public Policy Committee meeting on May 25 from 8:00 – 9:15 am. Tom Barkin is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he is responsible for monetary policy, bank supervision, payment services, and…

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Laura Primavera joins the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce as Director of Programs and Initiatives

Wilmington, N.C. — Laura Primavera will be joining the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce as the new Director of Programs and Initiatives on May 3, 2021. Laura will report directly to Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Natalie English. Her job responsibilities include managing all of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s events, the chamber’s councils, and…

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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce recognizes winners of the Duke Energy Lifetime Achievement in Business Award and Corning STEM Educators of the Year Award at their 154th Annual Meeting

WILMINGTON – The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing Robert S. Rippy, owner of Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park as the 2021 recipient of the Duke Energy Lifetime Achievement in Business Award at their 154th Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 25. The Duke Energy Lifetime Achievement in Business Award recognizes a local business leader who best…

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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and BASE express support for in-person instruction in New Hanover County Schools

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Earlier today, leadership from the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Building a Sound Economy (BASE) submitted the following letter to the New Hanover County School Board members and Superintendent, Dr. Charles Foust. Members of the Board of Education, On behalf of Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE) and the Wilmington Chamber…

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