Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Revolution Law Founder Henry Kopf Speaks at NCSU Technology Incubator Lunch and Learn

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Attorney Henry Kopf, founder of Revolution Law (www.revolutionlaw.net), a boutique firm providing collaborative legal services and advice to help move businesses forward, spoke to attendees at a two-day Lunch and Learn series held at the NCSU Technology Incubator on the Centennial Campus. Kopf co-presented with IP attorney Daniel Becker on September 23, and was asked back to continue conversations about preparing for fundraising and potential funding sources on September 25. “Attendees were interested in understanding how corporations operate and make decisions once an investor becomes involved in the company including the ability of the founders to control the direction of the company now that an outside party is involved. Additionally, information on how to prepare for the fund raising process was covered,” Kopf said.

Employers to Get Governor’s Ear During "1000 in 100" Launch

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Citing the need for educators and business leaders to work hand-in-hand to provide training that will equip workers with skills that are in-demand, Governor Pat McCrory launched the “1000 in 100” workforce development initiative today. The initiative is a fact-finding tour in which local workforce development teams will visit 1,000 businesses throughout North Carolina’s 100 counties during the next 100 days to learn the skill sets the state’s economy demands.  The "1000 in 100" initiative is part of the new NCWorks program which essentially put all of the state’s workforce development efforts under one roof.

Carolina BalloonFest Weekend Takes Flight October 17

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- The 41st Annual Carolina BalloonFest takes flight October 17-19, 2014 at the Statesville Regional Airport where over 50 breath-taking hot air balloons and 4 unique special shapes will launch and decorate the skies of Iredell County. The traditional Balloon Glow, sponsored by Black Automotive Group, will light up Saturday evening to thrill festival guests. Although hot air balloons only take flight after dawn and near dusk when the thermal atmosphere is most stable, tethered balloon rides are anchored to offer an abbreviated sensation of flight when elevated nearly 100 ft. above the ground. Weather permitting, hot air flights and tethered balloon rides are available to purchase direct with participating pilots throughout the weekend.

Junior League of Raleigh to hold Judicial Panel and Reception

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Twelve judicial candidates in the November election will be part of the Junior League of Raleigh’s Judicial Panel and Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8 at the Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh.  The 19 candidates running for Judge John Martin’s seat have also been invited to attend. Representatives for candidates unable to attend will be on hand as well.

Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc. Welcomes Dr. Arun Kumar as Chief Technology Officer

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. – Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc. (www.tigereyesensor.com), the leader in the hands-free, wearable, personal security device market, is proud to announce that Arun Kumar, D.Sc., has joined its talented team of experienced professionals as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Kumar, who brings a wealth of image and video coding and compression skills, is leading development of the company’s innovative Tiger Eye Security Sensor (TESS).

Friday, September 26, 2014

Blackstone NC Executive Director Bob Creeden Moderates Coastal Connect Conference Panel

WILMINGTON & DURHAM, N.C. -- Bob Creeden, executive director of The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network of North Carolina (Blackstone NC), moderated the panel “Who Are the Statewide North Carolina Leaders in Life Sciences?” at the recent Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference in Wilmington. The hugely successful event, hosted by the UNC-Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), was one of several influential conferences involving Blackstone NC in September.

Michael Ford Joins Amundi Smith Breeden as Senior Vice President, U.S. Head of Consultant Relations

DURHAM, N.C. -- Amundi Smith Breeden today announced that Michael L. Ford, CFA, has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President and U.S. Head of Consultant Relations. Amundi Smith Breeden is the North American investment headquarters for Amundi, the leading European asset management firm with more than $1 trillion in assets under management.

Large Health Care System Installs Four Viztek U-Arms and Dose Conscious Capabilities

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, today announced that Mercy Hospital St. Louis, in St. Louis, Missouri, has selected the company's Ultra U-Arm DR systems for implementation at four of its outpatient facilities as well as one at its Spine Center in the hospital. The combination of the systems advanced technology to lower the dose, along with its innovative design and ability to enhance workflow made the system the ideal choice.

Clinical Ink Releases New eSource Data Transformation Toolset

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. &. PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- Clinical Ink, an innovation-driven eSource solutions company, today announced the release of the SureSource® Data Transformation Toolset (DTT). SureSource DTT automates manual data mapping and transposition processes, delivering submission-ready data faster and minimizing overall clinical development costs and timelines.

Government Spending Identified as Major Issue to NC Voters

RESTON, VA. -- Resonate, the only company that empowers political campaigns and issue advocacy organizations to act on why people make decisions, today released new insights on the voting patterns and key issues for North Carolina voters this election season. Healthcare is cited as important to 56 percent of Democratic voters, 41 percent of Republican voters, and 45 percent of swing voters. In addition to healthcare, 60 percent of North Carolina’s Republican voters look to a candidate’s platform on government spending and 55 percent consider balanced budget policy. On the other side of the aisle, 53 percent of Democratic voters prioritize job creation and education policies (50%). North Carolina’s swing voters other top issues are job creation (53%) and government spending (50%).

Ellmers, Aiken to Debate in Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. -- As the nation gears up for November elections, the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) is preparing to host a highly anticipated debate in a race that will continue to demand national attention. The NCBA, in partnership with Capitol Broadcasting Company and WRAL-TV, has arranged to host a debate between U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) and Clay Aiken (D), entertainer-turned-politician, on Monday, Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m.  

NCSEA Recognizes Lawmakers’ Longstanding Commitment to Driving North Carolina’s Clean Energy Leadership

RALEIGH, N.C. -- On the heels of the 2014 legislative session, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to shaping the state’s clean and efficient energy future, is recognizing three members of the North Carolina General Assembly that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributed to the state’s rapidly emerging clean energy ecosystem through collaborative, forward-thinking dialogue and policies that benefit businesses and ratepayers statewide. During the 6th annual Making Energy Work conference on October 1-2 in Charlotte, N.C., Sen. Wesley Meredith (R-19), and State Reps. Charles Jeter (R-92) and Ruth Samuelson (R-104) will be honored for their dedication to securing North Carolina’s clean energy future through NCSEA’s premier 2014 Legislative Awards in front of nearly 600 local, regional and national clean energy stakeholders. Also during Making Energy Work, NCSEA will recognize businesses and community members who’ve made North Carolina’s clean energy growth and success possible.