Business briefs

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 06:17 PM

Cultured Cow Creamery gets funds for equipment

DURHAM – Durham-based Cultured Cow Creamery is one of three Triangle agricultural operations that have received financial awards to help buy equipment.

A total of 20 agricultural operations received slices of a $311,938 pie from the N.C. Value-Added Cost Share program coordinated by N.C. State University’s Cooperative Extension Service, according to a news release sent Wednesday.

Cultured Cow Creamery received $28,234, Buckwheat Farm in Apex received $3,357, and Two Chicks Farm in Hillsborough received $8,934. Recipients must at least match the award. The match is only for 50 percent of the equipment cost or $50,000, whichever comes first

Since it began in 2009, the program has provided cost-share funding of more than $1.3 million to support nearly 70 farmers, producer groups and agricultural businesses, according to the release. The program is funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.

Job fair to be held in Raleigh

RALEIGH – A job fair will today in Raleigh will promote openings in the technology industry.

The “Come Tech Out the Triangle” fair is hosted by the N.C. Technology Association, the Durham-based Council for Entrepreneurial Development and the Work in the Triangle initiative.

The fair will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh.

It’s free to attend, but registration is required. Walk-up registration is available on-site, according to the website http://www.nctechnology.org/resources/talent_portal/job%20fair.aspx.

Northgate to showcase can sculptures

DURHAM — Sculptures constructed from cans of food as part of a United Way of the Greater Triangle event will be at Northgate Mall through Monday.

The structures were built by employees from Nationwide Insurance, PCL Bridge Builders and The Redwoods Group in the 2013 “Collect, Create and Feed” event.

Nationwide Insurance took first place for its structure, which was built to resemble a NASCAR race car.