Tuesday, July 19, 2016

North Carolina Bar Association Names New Executive Director

CARY, N.C. -- Jason Hensley of Morganton has been chosen to serve as the next executive director of the North Carolina Bar Association. The appointment was confirmed Monday during a special meeting of the NCBA Board of Governors. Hensley comes to the NCBA from Bernhardt Furniture Company, where he serves as Senior Counsel, Director of Real Estate, and Corporate Secretary. He will succeed Allan Head, who is retiring Jan. 1, 2017, after 43 years at the NCBA, including 35 as executive director.

National Stage Show Featuring Raleigh Women Cancer Survivors Heading to TV

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Raleigh, North Carolina has been selected by a television production company to film a unique women’s stage show in August. Six-time Emmy Award Winning Producer, Marcia Mule’ and Women Survivors Alliance Founder, Karen Shayne will roll out the new television production for My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage. The show will be filmed on August 21st at 3:00 p.m. in Venture Hall at Marble Kids Museum and has cast local cancer survivor women from the Raleigh area to be in the inaugural television production.

NC IDEA Announces Groundwork Labs After Hours Startup Program

DURHAM, N.C. -- NC IDEA announces the return of Groundwork Labs After Hours, a condensed Groundwork Labs program for entrepreneurs who at this time are unable to commit to the full-time Groundwork Labs program. After Hours will offer many benefits of the full-time Groundwork Labs program, focusing on customer discovery, business model canvasing, building an MVP, and fund raising.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Calyptix Releases Free Email Phishing Resource for IT Providers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Calyptix Security Corp., a leading provider of network security services for small and medium businesses, has released a report that deconstructs a popular security threat that’s seen quite a bit of spotlight in 2016: email phishing. The resource, titled Email Phishing for IT Providers, outlines what email phishing is, what variations of attacks are out there, and how IT providers can combat them.

Innovate Raleigh Summit: Placemaking, Sustainability + Transportation

RALEIGH, N.C. --­ Innovate Raleigh is pleased to announce the details of the the 5th Annual Summit which will take place at Nash Hall from 2:00 to 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 25th. This annual conference aimed at connecting and engaging the Triangle’s innovation stakeholders, will explore Placemaking, Sustainability + Transportation. The Summit will feature four sessions that speak to the aspirational ideas and practical benefits of fostering a ‘greater good’ approach to business and community.

Robert "Bob" Quinn Selected to Head Economic Development Group

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- SCRA, a state-chartered organization that promotes job creation in South Carolina's technology economy, has announced its new executive director. Robert "Bob" Quinn will serve as the organization's leader beginning August 1, 2016. Quinn is currently at the Battelle Memorial Institute, having worked in various executive roles with the company and affiliated companies since 1990. Battelle is the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 22,000 employees at more than 60 locations globally.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tower International Establishing First S.C. Facility in Upstate

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tower International, a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $75 million in the new facility, creating 140 jobs in Fountain Inn, S.C.

North Carolina Announces $425 Million Revenue Surplus

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In another encouraging sign for North Carolina’s economy, Governor Pat McCrory announced that for the third time this year, the State Budget Office has revised revenue figures upward above May projections by $95 million. The state is projecting a final revenue surplus of $425 million, mainly driven by more people working and earning more money.

Innovation Guide Accepting Summer 2016 Submissions

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. -- CarolinaTechNews, North and South Carolina's technology news source reporting on business, innovation and education, is now accepting submissions for its Innovation Guide. There is no charge to be listed in the guide which contains descriptions, contact information, and hyperlinks to websites of individuals, businesses, and organizations contributing to the southeast’s innovation community.