Thursday, July 24, 2014

IAM Patent 1000 Guide Distributed to Global Legal Community, Features Myers Bigel Attorneys Alice Bonnen, Mitch Bigel

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is proud to announce that attorneys Alice Bonnen, Ph.D. (biotechnology) and Mitch Bigel  (electronics/computer) are featured in the latest edition of the International Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 guide to leading patent practitioners. The respected publication was recently distributed to the legal community in the U.S. and abroad, boasting the most detailed collection of notable firms and attorneys in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin and Central America and Asia-Pacific countries.

HUBER Technology, Inc. Selects Henk-Jan van Ettekoven

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- HUBER Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HUBER SE, announced today that Henk-Jan van Ettekoven has been appointed as the new President at HUBER Technology, Inc., headquartered in Huntersville NC. Henk-Jan van Ettekoven, 47, served as the company’s Director of Manufacturing and Service since 2007, in which he was responsible for strategic growth opportunities, the development of new programs and products, along with directing aftermarket sales activities in North America.

Dance Instructors Attend Dance Teacher Summit Courtesy of Jackrabbit Technologies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jackrabbit Technologies, leading provider of online class management software for youth activities centers, is thrilled to help two dance instructors attend the Dance Teacher Summit taking place in New York City August 1-3, 2014. Dance Teacher Summit is almost an annual “mecca” event for owners and instructors because it focuses on continuing their learning experience as teachers. They have opportunity to gather with peers and industry leaders from around the world to hone their skills, learn and rejuvenate their senses.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quintiles Named Britain’s Healthiest Large Workplace

READING, UK & DURHAM, N.C. -- Quintiles has been recognized for its commitment to employee health and wellness, taking the 2014 “Britain’s Healthiest Workplace” award at a ceremony addressed by Dame Carol Black and Lord Sebastian Coe. Britain’s Healthiest Company aims to celebrate organizations that have an outstanding approach to their employees’ health and wellbeing and is the UK’s largest survey into employee health. In 2014 more than 80 companies were surveyed on criteria including facilities, culture and work environment.

SAS A Strong Performer in Data Governance Tools

CARY, N.C. -- SAS is a “Strong Performer” in “The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014” from Forrester Research Inc. The new report details how well each reviewed vendor fulfills Forrester’s criteria and where they sit according the data governance 2.0 journey. According to the report, “Data governance has shifted from a technology management endeavor to a business imperative,” and SAS® Data Governance is “well positioned to manage data governance for the SAS Analytics and Marketing solution.”

“OBX” Murder Mystery Now On Nook from Barnes and Noble

APEX, N.C. -- The action-packed murder mystery “OBX” is now available to Barnes and Noble Nook fans for $4.99, giving more readers access to the first in a series of novels starring Michael Francis, a troubled mother of three and driven state investigator. Barnes and Noble is considered number two in worldwide sales of digital books on its Nook behind the Amazon Kindle, where the debut novel by North Carolina author David Dean Menzies can also be found for $4.99. In OBX, Agent Francis struggles to piece together a puzzle involving a serial killer, an attempt on her life, a break-in and shooting at her home, drug ring, and cover-up by local law enforcement and government officials while a hurricane bears down on the crime scene in the beautiful seaside vacation mecca of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PNC Arena First U.S. NHL Venue to Feature New LED Lighting System

RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the first time in the history of the National Hockey League, a U.S. arena will feature LED lighting, when PNC Arena—home to the Carolina Hurricanes—unveils the new, cutting-edge system for the preseason opener this fall. Dave Olsen, Executive Vice President and General Manager of PNC Arena, announced today that the Centennial Authority has partnered with Musco, which will install its innovative Show-Light Green™ LED system in the coming weeks.

Syncfusion ASP.NET and JavaScript Tools Powering Distance Learning for Hurread and The Oaks Private School

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Syncfusion, Inc., a developer solutions company, announced today that developers for The Oaks Private School and Hurread chose Syncfusion ASP.NET and JavaScript tools for distance learning solutions. Hurread, the initial offering of Dukette Design, is a newcomer to EdTech. The recently launched online marketplace is designed for tutors to distribute materials to students at universities and colleges, beginning with Texas A&M University in College Station and the University of Texas in Austin. The goal at Hurread is to revolutionize the distribution of educational material through the leveraging of social networking. The marketplace will help support the growing trend of hybrid learning.

Mosquito-Borne Disease Chikungunya Arrives in U.S.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health officials are on high alert and making preparations in the United States as the first domestically-transmitted cases of chikungunya (chik-en-GUN-ye) have been confirmed in Florida, joining 31 states including North Carolina which have seen it introduced by residents returning from overseas travel. Chikungunya, which has already infected more than 10,000 people in the West Indies, is a debilitating mosquito-borne disease carried by the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which are daytime biting mosquitoes commonly found in the U.S.

Wilmington Business RadioX Special Edition Voice of Business Show Features ScreenGems and Wilmington Film Commission

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- On July 11, 2014, Wilmington Business Radio aired The Voice of Business with Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Connie Majure-Rhett and co-host Ann Revell-Pechar. Majure-Rhett invited guests Johnny Griffin and Bill Vassar into the studio to discuss Wilmington's film industry and the state of North Carolina's film incentives. Johnny Griffin is the Director of The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, an organization that is responsible for marketing the unique assets found within southeastern North Carolina to the production industry. Since the early 1980's, Wilmington has been a popular production hub due to diverse locations, competitive incentives, experienced crew, highly prized professional production services and the largest soundstage on the east coast.

Cannabis Professional University Announces North Carolina Educational Seminar

CHARLOTTE, N.C. & ORLANDO, FLA – The North Carolina Cannabis Patients Network has invited Cannabis Professional University ( to hold a seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 3 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. With the passage and signing of House Bill 1220, North Carolina’s legal cannabis industry is about to start growing. Legal medical cannabis sales are expected to eclipse the $8 Billion per year mark by 2018. CPU will educate North Carolinians who want to participate in the legal cannabis industry and its ancillary businesses. CPU is widely respected around the United States for its responsible approach and is recognized as the source authority for cannabis career education.

Monday, July 21, 2014

WasteZero Selected as Official Bag Provider for BigBelly Solar Trash Compactors and Recycling Units

RALEIGH, N.C. -- WasteZero, the leading provider of municipal solid waste reduction programs and supplies in the U.S., announced today that it has been selected as the official provider of specialized bags for BigBelly Solar's nationwide network of solar-powered trash compactors and recycling stations. BigBelly systems can be found in many major cities -- including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, and Philadelphia -- as well as many large universities, such as MIT, Virginia Tech, and the California State University system.