Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CommScope Announces Increase in the Size of Previously Announced Sale of Common Stock

HICKORY, N.C. -- CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) has announced the increase in the size of the previously announced sale of shares of its common stock on an underwritten basis by an affiliate of The Carlyle Group from 7 million shares to 10 million shares. In addition, the underwriter will have an option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional shares from Carlyle.  CommScope will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by Carlyle. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about August 29, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

Foundation Announces New Community Leadership Council Members

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is pleased to announce its newest cohort of Community Leadership Council members. Established in 2012, the Community Leadership Council is a group of 20 diverse leaders from across North Carolina who represent various sectors, professions and backgrounds. Each cohort spends three years working alongside the Foundation to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing our communities and State. This new group is the Foundation’s second cohort of Council members.

Friday, August 26, 2016

David Beatty, Grant Scott Receive Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" Honors

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Award-winning Myers Bigel & Sibley, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is proud to announce that nine attorneys have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, David Beatty and Grant Scott have received “Lawyer of the Year” honors from Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Leading Conservative Women to Speak in Raleigh

HERNDON, VA. & RALEIGH, N.C. -- On September 30 and October 1, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute (CBLPI) will host its “North Carolina Women’s Summit” in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Summit will feature leading conservative women including former US Treasurer Bay Buchanan, former Army helicopter pilot and combat veteran Amber Smith, author and political commentator Kate Obenshain, Media Relations Director at District Media Group Rachel Semmel, Director of the National Journalism Center Elizabeth Donatelli, Director of Social Engagement at OPUSfidelis Aubrey Blakenship, and more.

InnoVision Awards Program Announces Finalists for 2016 Awards

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Doug Kim, Chair of InnoVision Awards Program, Advisory Board is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 InnoVision Awards. The InnoVision Awards Program, founded by Deloitte in 1999, is South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement of technology in the state through communication, education and recognition of the spirit of innovation and technological progress.

Innovator in Light Emitting Sensor (LES) Film Technology Joins Elite Network of Entrepreneurial Leaders

NEW YORK, N.Y. & SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Inc. magazine has ranked Integrated Biometrics, LLC, the world’s innovator in light emitting sensor (LES) film technology, No.  965 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The listing reflects continuing success for the company as it evolves to meet increasing demand for its portfolio of FBI-certified enrollment and verification fingerprint scanners.

Monday, August 22, 2016

North Carolina Unemployment Sticks Below Five Percent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent. North Carolina’s July 2016 unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage point lower than a year ago. The number of people employed decreased 13,203 over the month to 4,601,491 and increased 114,518 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 12,953 over the month to 225,934, and decreased 47,154 over the year.

Morley Launching Customer Contact Center in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Morley, an award-winning customer service company, is launching a new customer contact center in Greenville County. The new facility will create more than 270 new jobs and lead to $1.7 million of new investment. Founded in 1863, Morley serves a diverse group of Fortune 500 global clients. Morley’s product groups include Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Meetings & Incentives, and Exhibits & Displays.

Ulistic LP, RCOR Technologies to Launch Accountability Group

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ulistic and RCOR Technologies are thrilled to announce that the two companies will be partnering to undertake a new and important endeavour: The Ulistic Top Performance Club. RCOR Technologies founder Tim Richter reached out to Ulistic with the idea of a weekly accountability peer group, and will be spearheading the project.