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PPD Names David Simmons Chairman and CEO
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 7:31am.

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that its board of directors has named David Simmons chairman and CEO.

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NC business chamber shares wishes with lawmakers
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 7:10am.

North Carolina legislators are meeting with hundreds of members of the state's business community at an annual event where corporate wish lists are made known.

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Jordan adds Novant hospitals to endorsement list
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 4:09pm.

Michael Jordan is perhaps the world's best known pitchman. Now a North Carolina hospital group is joining the likes of Nike and Hanes in having Wilmington's hoops legend promote them.

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Trader Joe's starts work on Wilmington store
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 4:17pm.

It's official: Trader Joe's is coming to Wilmington.

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Duke, Progress won't pass on severance costs
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 7:54am.

Progress Energy and Duke Energy have agreed not to ask customers to pay millions of dollars in severance costs of employees who could be laid off as part of their merger.

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Whole Foods set to open, as upscale grocery trend continues in Wilmington
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 3:50pm.

Upscale grocery stores have begun popping up across the Port City. The newest is the Whole Foods on Oleander Drive, which is scheduled to open later this month. Representatives from their competition say they welcome the challenge.

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City Council bucks planning board, agrees to 50-percent window signage
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 11:23am.

Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to allow 50-percent sign coverage of windows of downtown business. The planning commission originally wanted to allow only 25-percent coverage, but the city ultimately sided with business owners who wanted more.

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Downtown business owners hope for middle ground with Council on signage
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:16pm.

video For months now Wilmington City Council has looked at regulating signage in business storefronts. At tonight's City Council meeting, business owners hope they can find some kind of middle ground with city leaders.

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New local magazine focuses on issues affecting men
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 4:21pm.

video Starting a business in a down economy can be risky but the creators of Men, Ink say there's a demand for their product.

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Wilmington mom turns motherly hobby into national business
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 4:20pm.

video Layoffs is not a word you want to hear. But when that happened to one New Hanover County mom, she turned a hobby into a small business. Now she ships her custom baby products to stores across the nation.

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