Tuesday, June 28, 2016

EQ2 LLC Moves Headquarters from Vermont to North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- EQ2, LLC – a leader in hospital computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), announced today it is moving its headquarters from Burlington, VT to Charlotte, NC effective July 5, 2016. The move co-locates EQ2 with parent company AMT Datasouth’s operations center leading to several good outcomes for both companies. Joe Eichberger, EQ2’s CEO, said, “By moving to Charlotte, EQ2 and AMT Datasouth will be able to share certain facilities and overhead operations that will benefit both companies. Additionally, Charlotte will provide EQ2 a broader base from which the company will more easily be able to find people to help it continue to grow”.

Wilson & Reives Attorney Jesse Shapiro Receives Order of Service from NC Advocates for Justice

SANFORD & APEX, N.C. -- Wilson & Reives (www.wilsonreiveslaw.com), a full-service law firm specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation and criminal defense, is pleased to announce that attorney Jesse Shapiro has received the Order of Service from the NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ). This recognition is for Shapiro’s contributions in time and talent to the nonpartisan group dedicated to protecting individual rights through community, education and advocacy.

Monday, June 27, 2016

NEW Hosting Silicon Valley Tech Exec July 14

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Jim Roberts, Wilmington's favorite innovation advocate and founder of Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW), is organizing another unique get-together to share information and insights with the area's local technology start-up community. Silicon Valley tech exec Tom Fisher, Chief Information Officer of Cloud Services for Oracle Software, will be speaking at the Blockade Runner Resort July 14.

Caryn McNeill is New NCBA President-Elect

CHARLOTTE & CARY, N.C. -- Caryn Coppedge McNeill of Raleigh is the new president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association. She was elected by acclamation Saturday morning, June 25, at the NCBA Annual Meeting in Charlotte. A 1988 graduate of Davidson College, McNeill received her law degree from Duke University School of Law in 1991. She has practiced her entire career with Smith Anderson, where she leads the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group.

Walmart Introduces Walmart Pay in Virginia and the Carolinas

BENTONVILLE, ARK. -- Walmart knows customers want to save not just money, but also time. That’s why Walmart introduced Walmart Pay – a safe, easy, convenient way for customers to pay with their smartphones in Walmart stores. Now, customers in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have access to the checkout-changing service as it’s available in each of the more than 420 Walmart stores across the three states.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Premier Inc. Launches QUEST® 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, has announced a new initiative to accelerate effective value-based care delivery practices across health systems. QUEST® 2020 builds on the legacy of Premier’s nationally-recognized QUEST collaborative, a quality improvement initiative launched in 2008 to help hospitals prepare for alternative payment models and provide high-value care across U.S. communities. The new program leverages learnings from QUEST and extends beyond hospital walls to provide compliance, improvement and specialized support for health systems to thrive in today’s healthcare economy.

Borgeson Universal Company, Inc. Launching Greenville County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Borgeson Universal Company, Inc., a manufacturer of steering joints, is launching its first South Carolina operations in Greenville County. The new development will bring $4.5 million investment to the Upstate and lead to the creation of 36 new jobs.

Grants Awarded to Improve 14 South Carolina Communities

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Fourteen communities from across South Carolina are slated to benefit from public improvement projects supported by nearly $8.9 million in funds from the latest round of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The South Carolina Department of Commerce is awarding CDBG funds to these communities, representing more than 13,900 residents.

FDMC Elects New Chair, Vice Chair

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- The Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium (FDMC) announced new leadership of its Executive Advisory Board (EAB) at a recent board meeting. Mr. Al McCormack, Vice President, Weber Metals, Paramount, CA, and Mr. Chris Ratliff, Executive Vice President, Cunico Corporation, Long Beach, CA, were elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, of this strategic oversight group.