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Give The Gift Of Membership This Holiday Season

cityclub_bizjournal_ad_Holiday2015Holidays are almost here and we all have that one person on our gift list that we just don’t know what to get.  We feel your pain and just might be able to help!  Are they a foodie?  Do they like wine?  Are they social?  How about business networking?  Would they enjoy a night out on the town fine dining in historic downtown Wilmington?  If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you should consider giving the gift of City Club membership.  For a limited time only, this promotion offers over 85% OFF of the normal $1500 initiation fee!  Contact member services today to get the full details – EMAIL US or call us at 910-343-1880 ext 210.  And oh yeah, the “they” in these questions can be “you”.  C’mon you deserve it….reward yourself!


Not a Member? You don’t need an invitation for this party!


Join City Club for $0 initiation fee when you purchase your Great Gatsby Gala Ticket on our blog page above! Enjoy a roaring 1920’s party full of glitz and glam! We have a spectacular spread full of food, drinks, photographers, and prizes! A portion of the proceeds are going to go to the City Club Foundation for promoting volunteerism and charitable work in the community! Non Member Tickets | $175 | VIP Cocktail Hour | Initiation fee into the City Club


City Club of Wilmington’s Preferred Partners Program

Have you checked out our Preferred Partners Program lately?  As a City Club member, you will receive 15% off (may not apply to all products & services) at the businesses listed below!

If you are a club member and would like to apply for the program, just go here and fill out the application –



Adam Shay CPA, PLLC

Tax planning and tax preparation for business owners and individuals.

We also provide outsourced CFO services to businesses.

Adam Shay Phone: (910) 256-3456



Women’s boutique specializing in custom, one-of-a-kind women’s couture

hats; high-end vintage costume jewelry; occasion dress; vintage and new

bags, wraps; vintage accessories such as gloves and bags; local artists

including jewelry artists and fiber artists.

Jan Wutkowski Phone: (910) 397-9099


Bluewater Marine and RV & Bluewater Transport Limousine

Transportation needs land or sea large and small we can move it all. Limousine Service, Boat Charters & Cruises, Yacht Transport at Sea, RV, Trailer, Fifth Wheel Transport.  Michael Hamby (910) 256-8328


Cape Fear Formal Wear

Men’s Formal Wear. Suites and Tuxedos

Jeff Hovis Phone: (800) 433-7558


Coastal Cupcakes

Wilmington’s first and premier cupcakery, offering designer cupcakes made fresh daily from the worlds finest ingredients. Great for Gift Giving, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Showers, Business Meetings and other events!

Kristen Beckmeyer Phone: (910) 251-8844


Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

One of the largest law firms in North Carolina with more than 100 attorneys serving clients across the state from offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Wilmington.  We represent clients in all stages of litigation before federal, state, and local courts in North Carolina, as well as select administrative agencies.

John Martin (910) 777-6054


Crescent Moon at 2 N Front, LLC

Retail gift and decor gallery for hand made craft in America. We buy from over 75 artists that are local, regional and national and sell their hand craft in art glass, pottery, fiber, metal sculpture, jewelry and visual arts.  Affordable Made in the USA gifts and art.  Free Gift Wrapping.  Free Delivery in the Greater Wilmington area.  We ship and insure to the Continental USA.

Joan Loch Phone: (910) 762-4207


DeeTrain Personal Training Services

1-on-1 Personal Training, Group Fitness Classes and Bootcamps

Dee Whittington Phone: (910) 367-5571


DesignLoud, Inc

Full service Web Design/Branding and Internet Marketing Agency. Our professionals have been working within the industry for a decade or longer and have a deep understanding of how the web works and what makes an effective brand.  Todays internet users expect a certain kind of usability when browsing the web and if they find your website too difficult to use then you could be losing out on potential customers.

Derek Schmidt Phone: (910) 399-6237


Diamond Diaries

A practical way to share proposal stories and engagement ring pictures with friends

(and the world) as quickly as possible. It also gives brides-to-be a good place to show off their new ring and brag about their sweet future husband.

Cameron Dobson Phone: (707) 502-2362


Events! On Front

Located in the heart of Wilmington’s historic downtown business district on Front Street.  Featuring a full 18-foot bar, permanent dance floor, stage, elegant finishes, and neutral decor to suit any special event!

Nancy Bullock Phone: (910) 777-2887


Flash Promotions

Promotional products such as t-shirts, hats, buttons, flashlights, mugs, koozies, etc.

Louise McColl Phone: (910) 350-1211


Front Street Optometric Care

Healthy Eyes Meet Stylish Eyes! Full scope optometric practice that offers routine eye exams, CL exams, and treatment of diseases of the eye. Evening & Saturday appointments for your convenience. Most vision and medical insurances accepted. Optical boutique with 1000 frames.

Dr. Tiffany Jackson Phone: (910) 341-4556


Greater Wilmington Business Journal / Wilma Magazine

Numerous avenues for clients to connect with their target audience–print, online and in person – Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Book on Business or Wilma magazine ads, Business Journal & Wilma websites, Daily Emails, sponsorships at our Power Breakfasts, Coastal Entrepreneur Awards, Wilmington Biz Expo,  Health Care Heroes, Wilma Expo, Wilma Nights, SpotOn video, and Insights.

Judy Budd Phone: (910) 343-8600 x212


Greene Resources

Recruiting and staffing services.  Designs and delivers specialized recruiting solutions from a wide variety of industries.

Lindsay Smith Phone: (910) 251-0505


Infinity Acupuncture

Chinese medicine is a proven system of medicine that has worked effectively for over 4,000 years and withstood the test of time.  Acupuncture balances and treats mind, body and spirit for whole healing.

Gretchen S. Reavis Phone: (910) 262-1122


Intracoastal Realty

Real estate sales (buy or sell)

Michelle Clark Phone: (910) 367-9767


Junction Mechanical

Plumbing and piping service, repairs fro industrial, commercial and residential customers. 32 years of experience and insured.

Kal Marton Phone: (910) 742-7037


Kelly Kottage

Online boutique offering accessories, apparel, and gifts for baby/kids, women, home décor, etc.  We also offer monogramming and embroidery services.

Kelly Thomas


Live Oak Real Estate

Leader in foreclosure and general full service real estate in Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, and the surrounding Pender and Brunswick County areas. Experts in REO, foreclosure, and corporate owned assets. Find and buy foreclosures fast or fast track your listing with the same methods we use for the largest banks in America to give you a level playing field in this market.

Pamela Wooddell Phone: (910) 470-2532


NC Eco Odysseys

Unique adventures by introducing history, activity, and culinary adventure into our events. Custom outings & corporate team building adventures. Recurring event – Paddles and Pairings, a unique kayak adventure on one of our local waterways coupled with a catered craft beer or wine pairing dinner.

Deena Craig Phone: (407) 247-5516


Outdoor Creations Landscape & Design, Inc.

Specializes in guaranteed landscaping and lawn care solutions to enhance the value and natural beauty of your home. A beautifully landscaped yard is an investment that pays for itself in pleasure as well as increased home value.

Raymond Bray Phone: (910) 343-0777


Paws4people Foundation

Pet, therapy and service dog training

Kyria Henry Phone: (910) 431-0698


Pomp Event Furnishings

Lounge furniture and specialty decor rentals for weddings, corporate events and special occasions.  Make your next cocktail party or special event spectacular by adding items from one of our seven amazing collections.  Schedule a showroom appointment to see the collections in person including items like sofas, sectionals, benches, day beds, lanterns, room dividers, custom pillows and more.

Rebecca Pirone Dawson Phone: (910) 251-7711


QuickTrainer, Inc.

QuickBooks consulting company is dedicated to everything QuickBooks: Consulting (setup, implementation, 1-on-1 training, data cleanup, quarterly & year-end reviews), QuickBooks Bookkeeping, Classes (including payroll) & Point Of Sale.

Denise and Jim Merritt Phone: (910) 338-0488


Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

Certified Financial Planner™  Assistance with insurance, investment and retirement planning needs. Jon Tait Phone: (910) 371-0366


Relax! Massage Therapy

Whether you desire a relaxing Full-Body Massage, deep tissue work, or need a therapeutic session to release your sore neck or back, Relax! Massage Therapy is the destination of choice in Wilmington, North Carolina, for clients that demand the best in massage therapy.

Gretchen S. Reavis Phone: (910) 262-1122


River Landing

Gated golf course community covering over 1,700 unspoiled acres on the banks of the northeast Cape Fear River in Wallace, NC. Easy 35 minute drive from Wilmington. Number of different venues for special events (weddings, meetings, board retreats, fundraisers, etc.). 2 top 50 in NC golf courses, 2 amazing restaurants, our own Holiday Inn Express and Suites and in the gates we have deluxe suites and golf cottages.

Madi McDougald Phone: (910) 285-1006


Riverside Dental Arts

Comprehensive General Dentistry (Dental Implants & Aesthetic Dentistry). Achieve your appearance goals combined with preventive measures for a healthy smile that lasts your lifetime. New Patient Exam, Cleaning & necessary Radiographs, Professional Teeth Whitening & $500 off Invisalign Orthodontic Therapy.

Dr. Gabriel Rich Phone: (910) 254-4555


Salon Beyond Basics Day Spa

Full service Salon and Spa with 26 stylist chairs, 3 massage therapist suites, 2 aesthetician suites, and 2 wig/hair piece suites. We carry about 25 different professional product/tool lines to fully care for any client needs.

Terry Allgood Phone: (910) 452-0072


Seaside Wellness Center

Chiropractic, Clinical Nutritional Care

Dr. John Weisberg Phone: (910) 352-2723


Seaside Wellness Center

Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Reiki

Daryl Weisberg Phone: (910) 352-2723


Simply Divine Bed & Breakfast, Inc.

Lodging – overnight and extended stay, special events, weddings, parties

Carmen Forrester Phone: (910) 892-2296


Starr Financial Resources

Our clients are entrepreneurs, executives and individuals who care about people.  We help them achieve what they would want…if they knew the possibilities.

Peter Starr Phone: (910) 367-5497


The Barbara Pugh Real Estate Team – Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Helping buyers, sellers and investors navigate the real estate market with professional service and integrity.  I work with sellers from investment rental properties to luxury homes on the ICWW.  My Team and I are always willing to go the extra mile to help buyers find just the right property.

Barbara Pugh Phone: (910) 520-2945


The Inn at City Club

Six luxury suites seated proudly above terraced gardens in the 1841 ante-bellum de Rosset House. Each suite is individually appointed with heart-of-pine floors, period furniture, large whirlpool tubs, separate showers, gas log fireplaces, cable TV, telephones, data ports, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves and irons with boards. Two of the suites are full apartment suites with kitchens and washer/dryers.

Holt Broadhurst Phone: (910) 343-1880 ext 206


The Three Divas Events

The Three Divas are a mother/daughters event design team who offer full service event planning and directing with in house services that include cake, floral & event design, and Videography!

The Three Divas Phone: (910) 399-6276


TheatreNOW Productions, LLC

Weekend dinner theater shows, kids show and Sunday jazz brunches, comedy, and more!

Alisa Harris Phone: (910) 399-3669


Wealth Coach of North Carolina

Comprehensive Financial Planning (Personal and Business), Philanthropic and Charitable Gift Planning, Financial Planning for children and adults with Special Needs, Investment and Insurance Planning

Steven Krasnipol Phone: (910) 398-6405


Welcome Service LLC

Personally welcoming newcomers and new businesses to New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County.  The only personal welcoming service in the area.  We keep the service exclusive, and make sure you are exclusive to your area.

Nancy Wilcox Phone: (910) 793-0950


Whittington Consulting Group

Sales and marketing consulting, training and implementation for small-medium sized businesses.

Neal Whittington Phone: (919) 669-0551


Wilmington Cleaning Solutions

Commercial & Residential Cleaning/Janitorial Services, Carpet Cleaning

Neal Whittington Phone: (910) 367-5232


Wilmington Junior Golf Academy

We use golf as a vehicle to teach young people about life skills and core values. Any child is welcome at absolutely no cost. We are presently in 9 elementary schools, 5 afterschool programs and have 6 clinics on the weekends.

Jake Hunt Phone: (910) 622-5253


Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

“One-stop shop” for superior pet products, along with offering a spa-like feel for our pet grooming” services.

Erskine Smith Phone: (910) 256-5557

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