From the historic river district and Riverwalk that winds around the storied Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches, there’s something about the water here in Wilmington, N.C. and our beach towns, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, that speaks, surrounds and transforms visitors. As North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination, the area’s location, natural beauty, culture and history all charm visitors and residents alike making it the ideal place to let go, give in and get away for a vacation or weekend.
One destination and four unique settings . . . from the river to sea . . . create a bounty of extraordinary experiences.
Karen Swenson- Aflac
If you had a chance to begin a new career, what would you do? After 35 years of working in Southern California’s entertainment industry, Karen Swenson decided to make a complete change—in careers as well as locations. In 2011, she moved completely across country, building a new home in Wilmington, NC. For her new business, she chose to work with one of the most respected companies in the world: American Film Life Assurance Company or, as it’s known to most of us, AFLAC. “For me, the opportunity to work for AFLAC has been an amazing experience,” Swenson says, “a crash course in learning about my community, its needs and concerns. I hope that my office, which I like to call ‘Wilmy Aflac’, will be the go-to source for information on voluntary healthcare benefits in the Greater Wilmington area.”
Zach Adams- First Bank
First Bank was established in Troy, North Carolina and built on a commitment to provide genuine community bank service and helpful solutions from local bankers who care about doing what’s right.
With more than 79 years of dedicated service, that commitment has not wavered. First Bank proudly serves 32 counties in North Carolina, with locations in South Carolina and Virginia, for a total of nearly 100 full-service branches and is the fifth largest bank headquartered in North Carolina with approximately $3.2 billion in assets.
Small enough to know you like a neighbor, but large enough to provide the community bank service you’ve come to know and expect, First Bank provides affordable, comprehensive financial services including deposit, loan, wealth management and insurance solutions. Plus, our telephone, online and mobile banking technologies allow you to bank on your schedule—24/7, anytime, anywhere.
Our customers are more than that; they are our friends and neighbors. That’s why we financially support local schools and non-profit organizations while encouraging employee participation in volunteer efforts that impact the quality of life in our community.
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