Press Releases For NC - Durham (US)

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.

Durham Wedding Planner Partners with Durham Photographer

What do you get when you combine the colors pink and purple? You get fuchsia! And the name of a brand new wedding package that combines two of the most important wedding services a bride needs. Durham wedding planner, Bliss By Sam, and Durham photographer, ArtByAsh Photography, are excited to announce their newest combined wedding offering, The Fuchsia Package!

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.

The Special Event Company CEO Recognized As Most Influential Innovator by Special Events Magazine

The Special Event Company, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced that the firm’s CEO, Sally Webb, CSEP, has been named by Special Events magazine as one of the event industry’s most influential innovators. Webb was featured in the July-August issue of the magazine. An acknowledgement of the industry’s most renowned talent, the most influential leaders list is composed of event professionals running successful businesses and enhancing the future landscape of the event industry as a whole. With offices in both London and the U.S. and 25 years of event production across six continents, Webb has produced events that include the NHL All-Star weekend main party, SAS 35th Anniversary and the Southeast U.S. and Japan Association. She founded the Academic Event Professionals conference in 2007 to address the specific challenges faced by academic planners.

G Data Warns Consumers of the Significant Security Risks Posed by Social Networks

G Data Software, one of the world’s first antivirus providers, warns consumers to be wary while using social networks as criminals are leveraging their behavior to entice people to click on links to virus-infested sites and thus infect their PCs with malware. According to the G Data 2011 Security Survey, nearly one in five consumers click on links passed through social networks, regardless of who they come from. The survey also highlights differences between user demographics. Older users are considerably more cautious in their use of portals than younger ones and women are somewhat more security-conscious than men.

Lenovo Sponsors Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Summer Leadership Conference

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) will sponsor the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Leadership Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16 through Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Pinehurst Resort, located at Carolina Vista Drive in Pinehurst, N.C. With an overall theme of “Leadership in a Changing World,” the annual Summer Leadership Conference is attended by Wake County’s business and elected leaders. As one of the event’s featured speakers, Lenovo vice president and general manager Tom Looney will discuss recalculating higher education on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at noon.

Pat Long of Longistics Appointed to NCDOT Logistics Maritime Task Force Advisory Team

Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that Pat Long, vice chairman, has been appointed to serve on the N.C. Department of Transportation Logistics Maritime Task Force Advisory Team. Long joins an Advisory Team consisting of state officials and other industry thought leaders representing ocean shipping, trucking, rail, manufacturing and more.

The Special Event Company Grows Exponentially With International Meeting Planners Division

Sally Webb, CSEP, president of The Special Event Company (, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced the firm’s exponential growth over the last year through the newly launched International Meeting Planners (IMP), the firm’s meetings division providing full service delivery of meetings for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Under the leadership of Patrick Madden, pharmaceutical meetings director, IMP has expanded its clientele to include a diverse collection of CROs and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Securing a two-year master services agreement with Duke University, IMP specializes in serving clinical research organizations and academic research organizations worldwide.

celloSaaS V 3.0 Released : Tenant Level Customization of Business Rules and Workflows

Customizing business rules and workflows for each tenant / user group, is one of the most sought after features in a multi-tenant application. celloSaaS v 3.0 released this month, has a built in business rules engine and workflow engine. It also allows the product developer to expose select variables and actions to the UI layer so that the rules and workflow could be customized by a non-IT person.

Local Raleigh-Area High School Student Selected for Bayer International Summer Sustainability Camp In Pittsburgh

Chelsea Love, a 16-year-old high school student at Apex High School, will join 12 other high school students from the United States and Europe on July 25 – Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh, Pa., as part of the fourth annual Bayer International Summer Sustainability Camp. During the two-week camp, students will have a unique opportunity to learn about the environment, sustainable development and global climate change issues through urban-river experiences.

The Special Event Company Nominated for Prestigious ESPRIT Awards

Sally Webb, CSEP, CEO of The Special Event Company (, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced the firm’s recent ESPRIT award nomination for the production of the Duke Children’s Health Center 10th anniversary donor dinner, Mint Museum opening gala and wine pairing dinner events by the International Special Event Society (ISES). An award program acknowledging the finest talents within the special event industry, the ESPRIT awards showcases elite creativity, strategic management and event production. The Duke Children’s Health Center 10th anniversary donor dinner received nomination for Best Event for a Non-Profit and Best ISES Team Effort with budgets between $75,000 and $200,000. The firm received additional nomination for Best Event for a Non-Profit for the Mint Museum opening gala with a budget of more than $200,000 and Best ISES Team Effort with a budget under $75,000 for the wine pairing dinner. Nominees will be recognized at the ESPRIT awards ceremony in St. Louis on Sunday, Aug. 7.

CIPA Delegation Visits North Carolina China Center June 27

CABANC and NCCC Welcome China Investment Promotion Agency Delegates For Summit To Promote More Collaboration Between North Carolina And China

Bayer CropScience Wins Passage Home Corporate Responsibility Award

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 it won the Corporate Responsibility Award for its support of Passage Home at the latter’s annual “3C’s Breakfast” on April 27. For several years Bayer CropScience has been a sponsor for Passage Home, a nationally recognized nonprofit community development corporation devoted to addressing homelessness and poverty that has been serving Wake County since 1991. The 3C’s Breakfast honors Corporations, Community members and Congregations, and leaders of these organizations, for their efforts in helping Passage Home and its mission over the last year.

Malware Authors Relying on Poor User Updating Practices

When infecting PCs, online criminals are increasingly benefiting from uninstalled updates for browsers and their components. In this regard, research carried out by G Data SecurityLabs indicates that unclosed security holes in browser plug-ins are very much in fashion with bands of cyber criminals. This distribution concept means that current security holes are far from being the only ones exploited by the perpetrators, as evidenced in the current malware analysis for the month of May 2011. In the previous month alone, four of the Top 10 computer malware programs had been targeting Java security holes for which Oracle had been offering an update since March 2010. The German IT security provider has noted another increase in malware that installs adware or tries to lure users to install bogus antivirus programs.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell to Launch the 2nd Annual Durham Senior Amateur Golf Championship With Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

G Data Software to Sponsor the Event and Giveaway a Top-flight Power Motor Scooter and Sun Mountain Premium Golf Bag