In downtown Wilmington, an entrepreneurial couple plans to bring a modern vision to life in an historic building facing the Cape Fear River.
Tracey and Girard Newkirk have leased the second floor, nearly 4,800 square feet, of 5 S. Water Street for their latest venture, Genesis Block. The concept will include offices and coworking areas, along with event space and a networking lounge, and its tagline is, “community, collaboration and creativity.”
Tracey Newkirk said, “We want it to be a place where people who have creative thoughts about solving some of our community’s toughest issues could come and collaborate.”
Girard Newkirk said, “Our focus is on small businesses, entrepreneurs, social impact organizations and organizations that are built around community.”
The Newkirks are already part of the Wilmington business community. Tracey Newkirk is the founder of consulting business UNEXO and a certified personal resilience coach who said she is focused on helping leaders build high performance teams. Girard Newkirk is CEO and founder of KWHCoin, a firm described as merging cryptocurrency and renewable energy to provide affordable energy access.
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