February 2011
In This Issue
FREE Pancakes
CFCC Men's Basketball
Valentine's Day Sale at Aqua Fedora
NC Jazz Festival
Bloomers Floral Design: Valentine's Day Special
Downtown Economic Series

February 17, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wilmington Convention Center

Keynote Speaker: Kurt Weigle, President & CEO of the Downtown Development District in New Orleans

Jambalaya and other Cajun dishes

Performance by the CFCC Jazz Combo



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Individual Ticket Price: $50
Table of 10: $400

Please note that by purchasing tickets through PayPal, an additional fee of $2.00 per ticket will be charged. To avoid this fee, please call (910) 763-7349 to purchase tickets with a credit card over the phone. You may also send checks payable to:

Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
P.O. Box 2235
Wilmington, NC 28402


This event kicks off the North Carolina Jazz Festival! To learn more about this year's festival, click here.

FREE Pancakes
You waited - now, WDI has all the details for you!

February 2
7:00am - 10:00am
Press 102

In celebration of Groundhog Day!

Entrepreneurship Open
A Business Plan Grant Contest

The Southeastern District of the NC Small Business Center Network is announcing a business plan contest for start-up and on-going small businesses. Grant awards of $5000, $2500 and $1500 will be presented to the winners on June 15, 2011. For more information, contact the CFCC Small Business Center at (910) 362-7216.

Firebelly Lounge Live Music

To see your downtown event (including live music performances) listed on our next newsletter, please submit for approval through the WDI website. Click here to do so.
CFCC Men's Basketball

Admission to all games is $3 for the general public and free to children under 12. CFCC students and employees with ID are also free.  


Upcoming Home Games:

Against USC Salkehatchie

February 11
at 7:00pm at the CFCC Schwartz Center

Against Aiken Clinton Junior College
February 12 at 5:00pm at the CFCC Schwartz Center

Featured Property
of the Month

215 Princess Street
Historic Loft for Sale

William Blackwell

Click here for more information about this property.


To view other available properties, click here.


WDI allows REALTORS and landlords to post their listings on our website as a FREE service. Please click here to do so.

Featured Business
of the Month
Wilmington Convention Center
10 Convention Center Drive
(910) 251-5101

The new Wilmington Convention Center puts you comfortably in the middle of a casual business climate that's just right for your group's next conference, meeting or seminar.

Conveniently located on the riverfront in Historic Downtown Wilmington NC, and just a short drive to the charming beaches of the Cape Fear Coast, the Wilmington Convention Center is the perfect getaway to get down to business.
Valentine's Day Sale
Aqua Fedora
105 Market Street
(910) 399-7358

Saturday, February 12
11:00am - 6:00pm

Fall & Winter CLEARANCE
Take an additional 50% off all SALE items!


Saturday, February 12 & Sunday, February 13

Take 30% off all dresses, all shoes & all accessories
(in store only)
Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to promote the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington.

John Hinnant
Executive Director
Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
P.O. Box 2235
Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: 910.763.7349
Fax: 910.343.6950

Give to WDI &

Become a 2011 Partner

Do you want to help promote the growth and economic development of downtown Wilmington? Now, you can join the team that's making great things happen downtown! Click here to view the 2011 partnership brochure. This program, which is designed for all budgets, allows businesses and members of the community to become more involved with our organization.

Festival of Flowers

Learn How to Create Beautiful Household Arrangements

Date: February 1

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Location: Hilton Wilmington Riverside


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St. Mary Catholic School Open House

Date: February 2

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm


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Nutt Street Comedy & Improv Room

Julie McCollough

& Mark Price

Date: February 4 & 5

Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm



Date: February 11 & 12

Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm

NC Dance Festival

Date: February 4-6 

Location: Historic Hannah Block USO Building 


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Mondays at the Mansion

The Eco-Luxury Home

with Debby Gomulka 


Date: February 7

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm


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"Stormwater Management in NC"

Presented by CFGBA

Date: February 9

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Balcony on Dock


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10 Year Plan
to End Homelessness

Pajama Party

Date: February 10

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Balcony on Dock


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Que Sera Sera

An Evening of Art & Music

Date: February 11

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Historic Hannah Block USO Building



Quick Links
North Carolina Jazz Festival

February 17-19
Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel

All evening concerts start at 7:30pm

Ticket Prices:
Thursday $35, Friday & Saturday $50
Military $25, Students $15 all nights (910) 793-1111

Click here to view specific information on performances.

 Valentine's Day is Coming Up! 

Bloomers Floral Design
is offering FREE Delivery for Valentine's day with any order over $75.

Be sure to mention you saw this offer in the WDI Newsletter and place your order before February 10!

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