Thursday, August 21, 2014

Advanced Fraud Solutions Recognized in 2014 Inc. 5000 list

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- Advanced Fraud Solutions, a leading fraud and risk detection software provider has been recognized by Inc. magazine on its prestigious 2014 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

Dignify Therapeutics Awarded SBIR Grant for Bladder and Bowel Therapy

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Dignify Therapeutics LLC, a drug development company focused on restoring bladder and bowel control to people with spinal injury, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions, has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant in the amount of $159,000 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

CloudPay Launches Enhanced Global Payroll Reporting Functionality, CloudPay Insights

RALEIGH, N.C. and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- CloudPay, the pioneer of SaaS-based payroll automation for multinationals, today announced details of CloudPay Insights, its enhanced global payroll reporting solution. This robust capability gives organizations the ability to leverage big data to gain greater transparency into the real-time costs associated with their workforce by digging deep into their own comprehensive, multi-country payroll data. In today's competitive business environment and still volatile economy, multi-national organizations must be able to respond and adapt to changing market conditions as rapidly as possible. CloudPay Insights solves this challenge by enabling companies to identify key workforce trends in their global payroll data to drive and support well-informed business strategies. Though often overlooked as a source of record, the information contained in a company's payroll data reveals crucial statistics on the true costs of compensating employees around the globe. Given the rise of big data and the benefits of utilizing the massive amount of information now available, CloudPay gives employers the tool to drill down into this data to identify hidden costs, spot important trends and make more effective business decisions.

CED Announces Early-Stage Companies Selected to ‘Demo’ Their Technologies at CED Tech Venture Conference 2014

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and oldest entrepreneurial support organization in the country, today announced more than 60 “demo” companies that will demonstrate their products and technologies in a Demo Room at this year’s CED Tech Venture Conference 2014. These companies have distinguished themselves as among North Carolina’s most exciting early-stage companies. Today’s announcement of the “demo” companies comes on the heels of CED’s recent selection of roughly 20 “showcase” companies that will present on the main stage. Together, these two groups demonstrate the full gamut of companies, from early stage to growth stage, that can be seen at the conference – and bring the number of companies to be featured at this year’s conference to more than 80.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happy Fix® Launching Kickstarter Campaign to Develop Positive Lifestyle Programs

THE PEAK OF GOOD LIVING: APEX, N.C.  -- North Carolina’s happiest startup, Happy Fix® (, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of positive lifestyle programs to spread the message that Happy Feels Good. The targeted goal of $1,750 will go toward developing new products in addition to creating Happy Fix Road Shows and Meetup Groups run by Happbassadors across the nation to bring together a variety of positive lifestyle practitioners, service providers and thought leaders. “This Kickstarter campaign is one of the ways we’re jump-starting the Happy Fix concept to reach more people through our products and events, spreading the message that individuals aren’t limited by negative situations,” Happy Fix Happbassador-in-Chief Stacy Menzies explained.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SEKO Logistics Worldwide Systematizes Rate Management and FMC Tariff Publishing with CargoSphere

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- CargoSphere, the leading cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, today announces SEKO Logistics, a global supply chain and logistics management company, has completed implementation of CargoSphere's contract and rate management system and Rate Mesh. Over 100 SEKO personnel in Asia, U.S., Europe and Latin America are using the CargoSphere system for rate searches, quoting, self-publishing of FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) tariffs and management reporting. In addition, SEKO receives ocean rates from numerous neutral NVOCCs (non-vessel operating common carriers) over CargoSphere's secure and confidential Rate Mesh network.

NCBA Foundation's Camp Challenge Concludes 21st Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The North Carolina Bankers Association Foundation’s Camp Challenge, a financial literacy summer camp for high-achieving, low-resource middle school students, has successfully concluded its 21st summer. For the first time, Camp Challenge was held at YMCA Camp Weaver in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Camp’s eight weeks of programming wrapped up on Friday, August 8. 

NC Developers Urged to Compete in National Hackathon for $30,000

ATLANTA, GA. -- The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, today announced that it will host its first ever, Mobility Live Hack-Back Invitational which will be held on August 19th and run until September 17th. The event is expected to draw teams of programmers from across the nation to compete for $30,000 in cash and prizes, while helping to give (hack) back to three of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations: American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Points of Light /Hands on Network.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Highwoods Properties Announces Chief Financial Officer Retirement and Successor

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW) today announced that Terry L. Stevens, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire at the end of September. Stevens, 66, will be succeeded by Mark F. Mulhern, 54, who currently serves on the Company's Board of Directors, and is currently the CFO of Dallas-based Exco Resources, Inc. (NYSE: XCO).

New Exa EHR From Viztek Improves Information Exchange and Workflow in Radiology

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, will showcase its new Exa EHR at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., August 10 - 13. The cost-effective solution from Viztek enables the seamless exchange of information for radiologists and technologists, while enhancing end user workflow via its user-friendly design and synchronization of EHR with PACS.

Icon Media Holdings, Inc. Launches

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Icon Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: ICNM) announced today that the Company continues to expand its ecommerce offerings with the launch of“We anticipate that this new site should be an important revenue generator for us in the fourth quarter of this year”, said Jerry Brown, Icon’s president.  “Furthermore, it was built on the latest generation of an ecommerce technology platform, which will allow us to develop more ecommerce sites at a quicker pace and have more automated integration with our logistic system.”

Monday, August 11, 2014

LORD Corporation Teams with Dow Automotive Systems for New Metal Bonding Repair Solution

CARY, N.C. -- LORD Corporation - maker of Fusor® Aftermarket Repair Adhesives, the leading metal and plastic bonding solution for the automotive collision repair market - has entered into a distribution agreement with Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company to bring a new metal bonding solution to the North American automotive aftermarket.