South Atlantic Packaging – Expanding to Dallas

South Atlantic Packaging’s new Dallas facility will feature 30-foot clear ceiling height, 18 dock doors, and very easy access to 1-635 and the local freeway networks. “We will be open soon and ready to serve current and future customers in the Southwest with the same quality and agility we provide in... Read More

Pickleball Park Planned for College Road

If rezoning is approved by the county commissioners, the social venue will include 23 courts, restaurant and bar March 15, 2022 “WILMINGTON — Merrette Moore has a vision to create a pickleball oasis – dozens of courts, food, drinks and a family-friendly place to socialize. A fan and player of pickleball,... Read More

Contego Medical Announces Hiring of Steve MacKinnon, Chief Commercialization Officer

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Contego Medical has announced that Steve MacKinnon has joined the organization as their Chief Commercialization Officer. Mr. MacKinnon is an accomplished senior medical device executive with significant commercialization experience, a track record of success, and a history of driving growth by building and managing highly motivated sales teams. In... Read More

Phononic CEO wins Cleantech Entrepreneur Award

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), an initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating the growth of the statewide and regional cleantech economy, presented the Cleantech awards at a ceremony held on December 8th in downtown Raleigh’s historic Market Hall. “We are especially proud to have the... Read More

Leghorn Farmer Awarded the 2021 Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award

The YF&R Achievement Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers in Arkansas who have excelled in their farming and ranching operations and exhibited outstanding leadership abilities. The award is designed for an individual or couple involved in full-time production agriculture with a majority of their income subject to normal production risk. 2021... Read More

South Atlantic Packaging Recognized Again Among “Fast 50” by Triad Business Journal

For the seventh consecutive year, the Triad Business Journal has recognized South Atlantic as a “Fast 50” company. The companies and their official rankings were announced at an event on Thursday, October 7 and will be featured in a special section of the business journal. The business journal presents the “Fast... Read More

Phononic Raises $50 Million Growth Financing from Goldman Sachs Asset Management to Scale Global Adoption of Sustainable Solid-State Cooling Solutions

Financing Allows Phononic to Continue to Meet Explosive Market Opportunity for Sustainable Solutions in Cooling and Refrigeration DURHAM, N.C. & NEW YORK — To support the global demand for Sustainable innovations that address climate change, Phononic, a global leader in solid-state cooling and heating technology, today announced that it has secured... Read More

Tidewater Insights: Looking Beyond Your Financial Advisors for Private Company Investments

Financial advisors can provide a valuable service. Meeting long term financial goals, realizing tax efficiencies, tailoring your portfolio to your level of acceptable risk — I totally get why so many people consider their financial advisor a trusted confidant. That said, financial advisors have limitations. As this article points out, not all financial... Read More

Wilmington Business Journal Insights

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Durham company behind keeping COVID-19 vaccine cool during transport

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — Phononic, a Durham-based semiconductor cooling and heating company, is producing totes that can help keep the COVID-19 vaccine cool during transport. “We can store several thousand ampules in a tote this size so what you would have is a large distribution or a warehouse site that would... Read More