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Mini Splits for Maximum Comfort

There are many innovative HVAC choices when it comes to making today’s homes cool and comfortable. One example is the ductless air conditioning system (often called a ductless mini split), which has come a long way from the unsightly wall-mounted air handlers of the past.

Who’s Who: Ryan Strathmeyer, COO of Innovative Financial Group

Meet Chief Operation Officer Ryan Strathmeyer of Innovative Financial Group, based in Wilmington, one of the fastest-growing insurance brokerages in the country. Offering a diverse product portfolio from A-rated insurance companies, IFG offers life insurance solutions, retirement planning, health and Medicare, property and casualty, worksite/group benefits and debt recovery solutions.

Who’s Who: Josh Benson, CEO of Innovative Financial Group

Meet Josh Benson, CEO of Innovative Financial Group, based in Wilmington, is one of the fastest-growing insurance brokerages in the country. Offering a diverse product portfolio from A-rated insurance companies, IFG offers life insurance solutions, retirement planning, health and Medicare, property and casualty, worksite/group benefits and debt recovery solutions.

From Sea to Seaview’s Kitchen

It’s been the vision over the last decade for the Seaview Crab Company owners trifecta – brothers Joe and Sam Romano and Nathan King – to not only harvest from our fertile coastal waters and serve the Wilmington area with the freshest catches of seafood, but to also conserve the ocean and beaches in the community where they’ve thrived from the beginning.

The Value of a Green Built Home

Homebuyers today want to know that their new homes are built to be as energy-efficient as possible. At Herrington Homes, every home is built green in order to provide customers an increase in comfort and savings with less of an environmental impact.

Sea of Green

It’s refreshing to know that there’s a small business in our midst that cares not only for our community, but also our earth and ocean. That’s been the mission of Seaview Crab Company for the last decade and the passion of co-owners Sam and Joe Romano (brothers) and Nathan King.

Seaview Crab Company: Ensuring Enough for Everyone

Seaview Crab Company is committed to selling seafood caught by sustainable seafood practices. Why is Seaview Crab Company one of the most successful fresh seafood markets in the area? It all comes down to one simple principle: connecting people to local seafood. Considering that we live on the coast, you’d think that would be easy to do.

Taking the Bull

If you’ve ever run into Cheryl Price at the counter of her South End Outfitters retail store in Topsail Beach, you know that three of her beloved five bulldog rescues, Mavis, Oliver and Greta, are never far behind her. Learn about her involvement with Bullies 2 the rescue.

Seasonal Seafood at Seaview Crab Co.

Starting with flavorful, fresh fish is key when cooking seafood. And that’s why it’s important to buy fish that’s in season. You can be assured that your local fishmongers at Seaview Crab Company have what’s in season. If you’re not sure what you want, or if you’re new to purchasing or cooking fresh seafood, let them help guide you. Think of a visit to Seaview as a Seafood 101 crash course! And the good news is, no matter the time of year, there is always seafood in season in North Carolina! 

Steam Engines

None of the folks running the chic restaurant in Wilmington’s Embassy Suites hotel is named James Watt (who perfected the steam engine). Their names are Alan Nelson, Nicole Boudrieau and Tyler Powell. But eventually, they could collectively take on the name Hero, the Greek who actually invented the device in the first century.

Keeping It Clean at Seaview Crab Company 

Let’s face it, when people walk into a fish market, their guard is usually up — especially if they’re buying seafood for the first time. The comingling of smells and visuals can kick the senses into high gear. And that’s enough to make a first impression before the customer even interacts with the fishmonger. 

Wilmington’s Original Mexican Restaurant

When Manuel Ibarra and his two brothers first opened the doors of El Cerro Grande in Wilmington in January of 1991, the restaurant drew so many that it ran out of food in less than two hours. Nearly three decades later, the Ibarra family continues to impress the Port City with quality Mexican food and exceptional service. Now with three locations in Wilmington, El Cerro Grande is proud to be known as Wilmington’s original authentic Mexican restaurant. 

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