A rundown of recent accomplishments from the Cape Fear area:
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Fall 2017 Golden Pineapple Awards
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Golden Pineapple Awards to Cooper Electric, River Run Pack and Ship, Adventure Kayak Company, Yeah Right Charters, Collins Insurance Agency and Doyle Dennis Nationwide Insurance Agent Brina Neeley.
Golden Pineapple Awards are given quarterly to those businesses nominated by their customers for providing consistent and exceptional customer service.
Intracoastal Realty awards $4,000 to the Brunswick Community College Foundation
Representatives from the Intracoastal Realty Ocean Isle office presented a $4,000 check to the Brunswick Community College Foundation for their annual scholarship fund.
Eligible students are residents of Brunswick, Pender, or New Hanover counties who show academic promise and dedication by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes new sales and marketing employees
The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) welcomed Robert Cox, Jacob Rudolph and Joel Smith as destination marketing and sales professionals.
“The CVB is pleased to welcome Robert Cox, Jacob Rudolph and Joel Smith to our team of marketing and sales professionals. We believe that their combined experience and talent will be assets to our destination marketing efforts,” states Kim Hufham, president/CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority d/b/a Wilmington and Beaches CVB.
Ogden Family Chiropractic hires Dr. Megan Chicoine, D.C.
Ogden Family Chiropractic is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Megan Chicoine, D.C., to the office. Dr. Chicoine focuses on improving the health, well-being and quality of life of patients and their families.
Call (910)-686-5220 to schedule your appointment. Ogden Family Chiropractic is located at 106 Marshall Court Unit 100 Wilmington, NC 28411.
Ministering Circle Donates $25,000 for Student Scholarships at CFCC
Ministering Circle donated $25,000 for CFCC student scholarships. The Ministering Circle of Wilmington is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that supports health care projects and scholarships in the Wilmington community. Scholarship funds are awarded to eligible students in the sonography, cardiovascular sonography and nursing programs at CFCC.
“Cape Fear Community College is so thankful for the continued support of the Ministering Circle,” said Marty Richards, Executive Director of the CFCC Foundation. “Their generous gifts have made the dreams of so many CFCC students a reality. We are incredibly thankful for their dedication to our students, and for their investment in our community.”
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts reports record numbers
As of Tuesday, Dec. 19, the Bellamy Mansion of History and Design Arts reported a new record of 28,000 visitors for tours and events. Last year the Bellamy Mansion of History and Design Arts reported 24,475 visitors.
CFCC Receives Scholarship to Support Wood Boat Building Program
Cape Fear Community College Foundation
received a $3,000 donation from the organizers of the Southport Wooden Boat Show to fund an annual scholarship for students in CFCC’s Wooden Boat Building program.
The group presented a check to Marine Technology Chairman, Jason Rogers, Wooden Boat Building Program Director Mark Bayne, and Acting CFCC President Jim Morton.
“Scholarships like the Southport Wooden Boat Show make all the difference in the world to a student being able to learn this tradition,” Rogers said.
Viamark Carolinas Advertising Promotes UNCW Intern to Fulltime Social Media Coordinator
Viamark Carolinas Advertising has promoted summer social media intern Kaitlyn Baxley to a fulltime position as Social Media Coordinator. Kaitlyn Baxley received her BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
“Kaitlyn came to us as an intern who already had a couple of years’ experience creating social media marketing campaigns,” said Viamark president Bea Raybourne. “After an impressive internship with us in which she met and interacted with our customers, and developed an understanding of their needs, we felt she would make an excellent addition to our growing fulltime staff.”
Pleasure Island Revitalization Association presents Over $3000 to CFCC from 5th Annual Michael McGowan Softball Tournament
The Pleasure Island Revitalization Association awarded the Cape Fear Community College Foundation over $3,000 on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The gift came from the proceeds of the 5th Annual Michael McGowan Co-Ed Softball Tournament in Carolina Beach, Oct., 6-8, 2017.
“When Shelly and Michael McGowan came to Carolina Beach to establish their own restaurant, they brought something very special with them: generosity,” said Carol Montgomery, Co-Founder of the Michael McGowan Endowed Scholarship. “We wanted to create a lasting tribute to him in such a way that it would benefit others, just as he had done.”