Monday, May 23, 2016

Slateplate Shines at Raleigh Chamber Business Showcase

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase held recently at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown helped shine the spotlight on Slateplate (, the ultimate piece of style for serving and entertaining. The well-attended event saw a steady stream of interested business professionals visit the Slateplate exhibit where they were able to get a feel for the smooth, durable serving tray handcrafted from high-quality, natural slate right here in the U.S.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Discovery Education President and CEO Bill Goodwyn Named Among Top 100 CEO Leaders

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today that President and CEO Bill Goodwyn has been named one of the top “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector®. The one-stop for STEM Information, STEMconnector’s recognition of Goodwyn is based on his “unique perspective on the issues facing America’s STEM workforce,” and leadership of a mission-based education company whose work will “definitely help drive the discourse going forward.”

Better IV Becomes SCRA Client Company

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- As part of its ongoing mission to foster high-tech economic growth in South Carolina, SCRA's SC Launch program today announced the acceptance of Charleston-based company BetterIV, Inc. into the program as a client company. Client companies are accepted into the SC Launch economic development program to receive mentoring and other support services. Accepted companies may also be eligible to receive matching grant funds or investments.

North Carolina Bar Association Observes Law Day

CARY, N.C. -- Students from across the state gathered in Raleigh on Friday, May 6, as the North Carolina Bar Association observed Law Day 2016. Joining the students who are being honored for their efforts in the annual Law Week competitions was Judge Elizabeth Keever (ret.) of Fayetteville who received the Liberty Bell Award. The students were recognized for their efforts in essay writing, poster art and moot court. The finals of the moot court competition were conducted Friday morning before a panel of N.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals justices and judges, respectively.

Bobbitt Starts Construction on Tech Company’s New N.C. Home

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. -- Bobbitt Design Build recently began construction on a 25,000-square-foot, multi-phase project for RoviSys’ North Carolina office at 480 Green Oaks Parkway in Holly Springs. The Bobbitt team worked with RoviSys – a leading independent provider of integrated strategies, systems and services that advance the performance of industrial processes and companies – to create a fun and productive workspace for its growing team of technical professionals.

PR101: Tradeshows = Publicity

by David Dean Menzies

If you are a business owner or a senior executive at an organization or company with something to sell, you more than likely have considered tradeshows as a tool for generating leads, increasing brand awareness, and engaging in meaningful relationship building. Respected industry voices agree there is value in these events to reach target audiences; for example, 78 percent of tradeshow attendees travel more than 400 miles to attend events, ensuring a national audience, and 81 percent of tradeshow attendees actually have authority to make purchases at shows. According to the Trade Show News Network, the top five tradeshows in the U.S. (based on a combination of factors) in 2015 varied widely with regard to industry focus. At number five they have something called the Specialty Equipment Market Association or SEMA, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world held in Las Vegas; number four is the International Construction and Utility Equipment Association Demo Expo in Louisville; the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market January show in Atlanta grabs the bronze medal, while the organization's annual sister event in July grabs the silver; and at number one is the well-known Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Although the subject matter differs at each of these shows, there is one commonality: massive attendance. I mean, H-U-G-E huge: CES draws 109,507 attendees and 3,631 exhibitors, while even the number five event, SEMA, attracts 2,400 exhibitors and 159,700 attendees. If you’ve taken the important step of participating in one of these mega shows, or even a smaller regional or industry trade show to build your company profile, you have the opportunity to leverage your hard work and noteworthy participation by building a proactive PR plan to get yourself in front of prospects. The best part is, it’s not hard and it’s not expensive.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Myers Bigel Hosts AIPLA Women in IP Law Networking Session

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Award-winning Myers Bigel & Sibley, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, will be presenting “Strategies in IP Licensing and Due Diligence, and a Review of Recent Developments in IP Law” at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center in Research Triangle Park May 11. This is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course hosted by the firm through the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

Slateplate Opens New Studio in Garner

GARNER, N.C. -- Slateplate, the ultimate piece of style for serving and entertaining, has opened a new production studio and demo facility less than two miles from the popular White Oak Crossing retail, dining, and entertainment center in Garner. The new facility houses offices, warehouse, shipping and receiving, digital engraving, and a “model home” showcase displaying multiple ideas for using Slateplate to bring the beauty of nature indoors for any occasion.

Integrated Biometrics Attending ID4Africa May 24-26

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Integrated Biometrics LLC, developers of the most compact, lightweight, reliable and energy-efficient FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners in the world, is sending an experienced team of biometrics industry professionals to Kigali, Rwanda May 24-26 to participate in the highly respected ID4Africa international conference. ID4Africa focuses on biometric solutions for Africa-specific issues such as national ID, civil registration, digital identity in social protection and labor, elections, health care, mobile payments, improving national security, border management and population management of refugees and other migratory groups.