Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Precision Marketing Partners Helping Lifestyle Medical Center Spread the Word About Preventative Health and Well-Being Programs

RALEIGH & DURHAM, N.C. -- Precision Marketing Partners, a full-service marketing firm for the medical and healthcare industry, is pleased to announce it has been selected by Lifestyle Medical Center to provide inbound marketing, branding, creative design and strategic planning services for the Durham-based group and its health and well-being programs. Precision Marketing Partners will be redeveloping the LifestyleMedicalCenters.com website as part of a full marketing plan the firm is building, including social media, multimedia, and other proven-effective marketing tools to help attract new patients.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Blackstone NC Program Director Kathryn James to Judge Cleantech Open Southeast Innovation Summit

DURHAM, N.C. & ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of North Carolina (Blackstone NC), a Triangle-based business cultivator focused on growing opportunity and strengthening economic development, is pleased to announce that Program Director Kathryn James will be a judge at the 3rd Annual Cleantech Open Southeast Regional Innovation Summit Oct. 22 – 23 in Alexandria, Virginia. James will help select up to three regional finalists who will be awarded with cash and in-kind services of up to $20,000 and gain eligibility to compete for the national grand prize of $200,000 at the Cleantech Open’s Global Forum November 12 -13 in San Francisco. 

CommScope Partners with Ooredoo to Create a Smarter Data Center

DUBAI, UAE & HICKORY, N.C. -- CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, was chosen to partner with Ooredoo at its Qatar data center in Mesaimeer to create a smarter data center by implementing innovative intelligent LED lighting and infrastructure solutions. Ooredoo implemented CommScope’s Redwood®, imVision® and SYSTIMAX® solutions to support a fully integrated, intelligent IT and facilities infrastructure at its data center. The technology enables Ooredoo to offer an efficient, high performance environment as part of its long-term customer strategy.

Annice Brown Receives 2014 State Star Award

GRAPEVINE, TX & ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is pleased to announce Annice Brown of the Western Carolina University SBTDC office in Asheville as the 2014 State Star for North Carolina. Annice was awarded and honored during a ceremony at the America’s SBDC Annual Conference on September 9, 2014 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. During 12 years at the NC SBTDC, Brown has counseled over 528 women business owners and many more who were part of a team, such as husband-and-wife or partners. She has helped at least 100 local woman-owned businesses grow from start-up to successful business.

Research Triangle Region Cleantech Cluster Members Ask Ellmers for Comprehensive Energy Approach

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Smart grid member companies from the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster asked U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) recently to promote a comprehensive energy approach that supports domestic production of both renewable and fossil fuel resources to help the nation achieve energy independence. Ellmers, whose district includes many Research Triangle Region counties, requested a briefing on the region’s smart grid cluster following her September launch of a bipartisan Grid Innovation Caucus in the House of Representatives with U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA-09). Cluster members discussed issues, drivers and obstacles in smart grid growth and asked Ellmers for help with policy issues that affect technology development and deployment. That includes reliable tax credits for energy investments, authorization of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline, and support for natural gas expansion and export.

Argos Therapeutics Announces Plans for New Manufacturing Facility

DURHAM, N.C. -- Argos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARGS) ("Argos"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis® technology platform, recently announced plans for development of a state of the art biomanufacturing facility in Research Triangle Park. The facility will be used to support automated production of the company's Arcelis-based personalized immunotherapy product candidates, beginning with AGS-003, the company's lead oncology product candidate, currently being evaluated in the pivotal ADAPT phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC).

Patheon to Add 488 Jobs in Greenville

DURHAM, N.C. -- Patheon is adding 488 jobs to its Greenville facility, Governor Pat McCrory announced at the company earlier this month. The jobs will be created by the end of 2019 as part of a planned $159 million expansion of the site. Gov. McCrory announces 488 jobs at PatheonThe expansion will increase and modernize manufacturing capacity, making Greenville the home of Patheon's sterile fill facility. The expansion will also solidify the company's pharmaceutical development services offerings. Patheon is a business unit of DPx Holdings.

Quintiles Wins Society for Clinical Research Sites’ 2014 Eagle Award

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- Quintiles recently announced that the company was awarded the Society for Clinical Research Sites’ (SCRS) 2014 Clinical Research Organization (CRO) Eagle Award. The award, which recognizes outstanding leadership, professionalism, integrity, passion and dedication, was presented during the annual SCRS Site Solutions Summit.

NCDMV Extends Veteran CDL Training Courses for Military

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, in conjunction with Johnston County Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Fort Bragg, has announced an extension of its military truck driving training program. "Since entering office, our team has been focused on recruiting and connecting more veterans with jobs," said Governor McCrory, who signed legislation last year that made it easier for veterans to get CDL licenses. "This program is a great tool to help us achieve both. Our veterans have the skills and experience employers in our state and around the world need. This educational program honors their service and will help get veterans in jobs faster."

North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy Hosts Roundtable

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy (NCCFL), an initiative of the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) Foundation designed to unite the many, disparate individuals, organization and businesses advocating financial education throughout North Carolina’s 100 counties, will host its Inaugural Financial Education Roundtable Discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The discussion will take place at NCBA headquarters, located at 3601 Haworth Dr. in Raleigh.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Action-Packed Murder Mystery “OBX” Joins KDP Select Program for Amazon Kindle

Exclusive Availability Follows Release of Two All-New Kindles

OUTER BANKS, N.C. -- The action-packed murder mystery “OBX” is now available exclusively for the Amazon Kindle, including the newly released 7th generation of Kindle: Kindle Voyage, Amazon’s most advanced e-reader ever, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20 percent faster processor, twice the storage and new touch interface. OBX follows North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent and troubled mother-of-three Michael Francis as she battles personal demons and real-life danger to solve a brutal politically charged murder case as a hurricane bears down on the seaside vacation mecca of the Outer Banks.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Percona Announces Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014 Program Schedule, Keynotes, and Sponsors

DURHAM, N.C. -- Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, has announced the program schedule, keynote speakers, sponsors, and a special community dinner for Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014. Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014, one of the most popular MySQL events in Europe, will take place November 3-4 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Center. Sponsorship opportunities for the conference are still open, and a registration discount of £25 (using promo code "LastChance") is available until October 27, 2014.