Press Releases For NC - Durham (US)

Free Intro at Near-Death Event, Orlando, Thursday Night

International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) invites the public to a free session on Thursday night at the July 28, 2016 conference in Orlando, FL. This introductory event features Nancy Baumgarten, entertaining speaker and author, discussing empowerment for young people and adults. She is the Director of Profound Awareness Institute and the Intuitive Arts Camp. Her own spiritually transformative experiences since childhood later drove her to study the science behind her daughter's profound, multidimensional experiences. Her first book, The Aware Human: Your Supersenses and Cosmic Mind Powers, will be published July 2016. See also www.psykids.org

Foodtweeks Adds Donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina on Behalf of Users

Foodtweeks™ announced that the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem, NC has joined the ranks of foodtweeks™-affiliated food banks. The free mobile app combines weight management with feeding the hungry in an effort to fill the gap for many Americans facing hunger on a daily basis.

Bayer CropScience Supports the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen

Bayer CropScience, one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has announced that the company recently participated in a service and educational event for The Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen. The event, which involved providing a meal and winter clothing to Triangle men and women in need, was part of Bayer CropScience’s holiday outreach efforts. The Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, located at the Church of the Good Shepherd in downtown Raleigh, serves meals to hundreds of Triangle residents each day.

Longistics Earns ISO 9001: 2008 Recertification

Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that the company has been recertified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant by the International Organization for Standardization. Logistics companies that are ISO certified meet regulatory standards at all organizational levels and demonstrate exceptional service to customers and clients.

Longistics Vice Chairman Pat Long Named a Finalist for Two Stevie Awards

Leader Of Full-Service Provider Of Global Logistics Solutions Selected Among The Top For Best Entrepreneur And Best Overall Company In Service Businesses Category

World Overcomers Christian Church Sponsors More Than 600 Angel Tree Children This Holiday Season

Senior Pastor Andy Thompson, founder of World Overcomers Christian Church, a nondenominational church serving worshippers in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park community, has announced that the church is sponsoring more than 600 local children for the CARE Ministry’s Angel Tree project this holiday season. For more than four years, World Overcomers Christian Church has provided clothing, learning materials, toys and other goods during Christmas to area children in need. Members can pick an angel from the tree and then purchase the child’s requested and recommended gifts. The church collects items during its Sunday and Wednesday services, and members volunteer with the Salvation Army to sort gifts before delivery. Besides the Salvation Army, World Overcomers Christian Church partners with local schools, social workers and Operation Breakthrough, an organization that provides low-income families with the means to be self-sufficient, to receive names for the church’s Angel Tree children each holiday season.

Agilent Technologies Supports Russell Thomas' Research at the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

Agilent Technologies Inc. and the Agilent Technologies Foundation today announced that Russell S. Thomas, Ph.D., of the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has been selected for an Agilent Thought Leader Award to support his work developing methods to predict drug-induced liver injury.

World Overcomers Christian Church Gives Away More Than 1,300 Thanksgiving Meals In The Triangle

Senior Pastor Andy Thompson, founder of World Overcomers Christian Church (http://www.wocconline.org), a nondenominational church serving worshippers in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park community, has announced that the church’s CARE Ministry Team recently distributed more than 1,300 Thanksgiving meals to residents of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Families in need received Thanksgiving turkeys, as well as groceries needed for traditional side items, as part of the church’s community outreach efforts for the holiday.

Webinar Building Multi-tenant SaaS Applications

A multi-tenant architecture is the core of a SaaS (Software-as-a-service) application. However the success of a SaaS application relies on the way it is engineered, deployed and managed.

Credit Financial Services, Inc. Was Recently Named As One of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Collections

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the collections industry, benefiting the nation's economy, its workforce and businesses. This year, the Best Places to Work in Collections list is made up of 30 debt collection companies divided into three size categories: Small (15-74 employees), Medium (75-249 employees) and Large (250+ employees).

Ascletis Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony for China Headquarters Oct. 20

N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue And Zhao Hongzhu, Zhejiang Province Party Secretary, To Speak At Event For First Major Chinese Investor-Backed Drug Development Company Operating Both In The United States And China

Clean Design Selected to Brand Wake Technical Community College Major Gifts Campaign

Clean Design Inc. has been selected to brand and market a planned major gifts campaign for Wake Technical Community College and the Wake Tech Foundation. Clean Design will develop the name, brand strategy, logo and identity, and collateral to raise awareness for Wake Tech’s major gifts campaign, a campaign aimed to increase Wake Tech's ability to meet the escalating demands for its education and training programs.

World Overcomers Christian Church Adopts Y.E. Smith Elementary School for 2011-2012 School Year

Senior Pastor Andy Thompson, founder of World Overcomers Christian Church, a nondenominational church serving worshippers in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park community, has announced that the church has adopted Y.E. Smith Elementary School in Durham. During a recent week of service, church members renovated the school’s library and several classrooms, as well as donated nearly 1,600 books for students.

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences and PBM Capital Group Launch Triangle Research Labs

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, a nonprofit research organization focused on translational safety sciences and a pioneer in liver toxicity research, and PBM Capital Group (PBM), a Charlottesville, Va.-based investment group with significant interests in biotech and life sciences, have announced the formation of a new joint venture in contract research services called Triangle Research Labs, LLC (TRL), which will be located on The Hamner’s campus at 6 Davis Drive. The new company will work on predictive toxicity testing, which will involve screening drug compounds prior to clinical studies to provide biopharma companies an “insurance policy” to quickly identify compounds that will be toxic to humans, potentially saving billions in the drug discovery process. As part of this effort, PBM has shifted the contract research service resources of its GigaCyte subsidiary in Branford, Conn., to The Hamner’s facilities in Research Triangle Park.

World Overcomers Christian Church Hosts 6th Annual Harvest Fest Saturday, Oct. 29

Senior Pastor Andy Thompson, founder of World Overcomers Christian Church, a non-denominational church serving worshippers in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park community, has announced that the church will host its 6th annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 2933 South Miami Blvd. in Durham. The fun-filled alternative to Halloween, expected to draw more than 10,000 participants, is free to the public and will include games, bounce houses, face painting, appearances by firemen and other family friendly entertainment. Over the years, Harvest Fest has become an event not only for children, but one that focuses on fun for the entire family. Costumes are allowed, provided they are event-appropriate.

Bayer CropScience Named to Carolina Parent’s 2011 Parent Family-Friendly 50 List

Bayer CropScience, one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has been named one of the top 2011 parent family-friendly companies by Carolina Parent magazine. Winning companies were selected based on nominations and supporting information with the help of the Kenan Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award recognizes businesses that are committed to helping their employees balance work and family life.

Longistics, Rare Bird Trading Company Sign Childress Vineyard to Exhibition Center in Suzhou, China

Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, and Rare Bird Trading Company have announced the signing of Lexington, N.C.-based Childress Vineyards to showcase its products and services at the Suzhou Industrial Park International Commodities Exhibition Center in Suzhou, China. The winery, owned by Richard Childress of NASCAR’s Richard Childress Racing, will stock, promote and sell merchandise, products and services at the Exhibition Center, set to celebrate its grand opening in late fall 2011.

DesignHammer Releases Update for Carolina Theatre iPhone App

DesignHammer is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the iPhone app for the Carolina Theatre, a Durham historical and cultural landmark. The latest version of the mobile application boasts an improved user interface along with new features. The iPhone app was first released in March 2011 and has maintained a steady rate of downloads over the last six months.

Dr. Charles Hamner to Receive North Carolina Award for Public Service

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has announced that Dr. Charles E. Hamner, chairman of the institutes’ board of directors, will receive the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor the state bestows, at a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, located at 5 E. Edenton St. in Raleigh, N.C.

Bayer CropScience Sponsors Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting

Bayer CropScience, one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, sponsored the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Annual Meeting, which took place on Sept. 27 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The 2011 meeting includes commentary from married political consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin, an overview of the Chamber’s accomplishments for the year, installation of the new chair of the Board of Directors, and presentation of the A.E Finley Distinguished Service Award. The Chamber began more than 100 years ago and continues to strive to sustain and further develop a striving economy and to enhance their communities’ quality of life.

N.C. State Treasurer Janet Cowell Joins North Carolina China Center Board of Directors

The North Carolina China Center, housed at the World Trade Park in the headquarters building of Longistics, has announced that North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell has joined its board of directors. Cowell became state treasurer in 2008, the first woman ever to do so in North Carolina. As the state’s financial advisor, Cowell oversees more than $74 billion in pension fund investments, which affects more than 850,000 public employees in North Carolina. Cowell gained her knowledge and experience in government operations from her time as a member of the North Carolina Senate and the Raleigh City Council.

Synergita Launches "The Most People Friendly Talent Management ” at US$ 25 25 Per Year Per User

Synergita today announced the launch of its Talent & Performance Management Software on the Cloud. Offered on a SaaS model (Software as a Service) the product is priced very attractively at US$ 25 per year per user.

Rare Bird Trading Company Launches Asia And U.S. Operations

Partnership Helps U.S., China, and Asian Business Owners Extend Their Marketplace By Serving As A Bridge To Businesses To Help Sell Their Products And Services

The Hamner Names Dr. Russell Thomas Director of the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences (The Hamner) has announced changes in leadership of its Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences (ICSS). Effective Sept. 1, 2011, Dr. Russell Thomas will assume the position of director of the ICSS, after previously serving as associate director. He will also retain his leadership of the Center for Genomic Biology and Bioinformatics. Dr. Melvin Andersen, who has presided as ICSS director for the past two years, has been named the inaugural Charles E. Hamner, Jr. Distinguished Fellow, and will continue to serve as associate director for the ICSS. These changes will position the ICSS to spur the future growth of a new generation of leadership, and allow Dr. Andersen to focus on implementing The Hamner’s program to accelerate development of key recommendations of the 2007 NRC report, “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century (TT21C): A Vision and A Strategy.”

The Special Event Company Named to 2011 Top 300 Small Businesses

Sally Webb, CSEP, CEO of The Special Event Company, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced that the firm has been named to the Top 300 Small Businesses in the South by Business Leader magazine. Based on financial performance, including revenue growth, business achievement and community involvement, the Top 300 Small Businesses award recognizes the leading organizations headquartered in the Southern states. The award reception was held at Brier Creek Country Club, where the top 10 small businesses of the South were unveiled.

Longistics Appoints Andy Marchiano As President

Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that it has named Andy Marchiano to the position of president. As president, Marchiano will lead the team of people serving Longistics’ customers.

Longistics Staff Joins North Carolina China Center 2011 Board of Directors

Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that the North Carolina China Center has appointed four company executives to its 2011 board members and executive team. Pat Long, vice chairman and co-creator; Lisa Yuan, manager of global business development; and Brooks Long, director of special projects all have joined the NCCC Board of Directors. Longistics chairman and co-creator Duane Long, who has served on the NCCC board as the chairman since its inception in 2006, was reappointed to the board. Duane Long and his wife, Pat, established Longistics in 1984. Yuan joined the company in 2009 as marketing analyst before assuming her present position.