Downtown Wilmington company celebrates chairman on reaching milestone

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A downtown Wilmington business has been serving the community for nearly 100 years and today, they celebrated a dedicated member of their work family.

Wells Insurance’s Chairman Harold W. Wells celebrated 50 years working for the Wilmington-based company. The company started in 1920 in downtown Wilmington and now has multiple locations.

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Wells is the third generation Wells family member running the company along with his sons. He said hard work and “treating people the way you want to be treated” was the key to his success.

“Fifty years has gone by really really quick,” Wells said. “It’s been pretty uneventful. It’s taken a lot of hard work and a lot of long hours and a lot of good people.”

Wells added that he does not plan to retire anytime soon.