Business: Local and State

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

The Buzz: N.C. Mutual, Erickson Advisors, Northgate

N.C. Mutual partners with Holloway Funeral Home ... Erickson Advisors opens Durham office ... Northgate announces relocations.

Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Mati takes top prize at Google Demo Day

Mati Energy beat out nine other companies to win Google Demo Day in Mountain View, Calif. this week, becoming the second Durham startup to win the competition and receive $100,000 in funding from AOL co-founder Steve Case.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Ticketmaster acquires ATC-based Two Toasters

Mobile application developer Two Toasters has been acquired by Ticketmaster for an undisclosed sum.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Argos receives $6.6M for HIV studies

Biopharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics has received $6.6 million from The National Institutes of Health Divisions of AIDS (DAIDS) to further studies on its immunotherapy for HIV.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

‘Tides turning’ say minimum wage activists

Gathering outside the McDonald’s on West Morgan Street Wednesday, fast food workers and other protesters pushing for a higher minimum wage said they are preparing for the largest mobilization of low-wage workers in history.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

UNC team helps advance 3D printing tech

Researchers led by UNC chemists say they’ve come up with new 3D printing technology that works “in minutes instead of hours,” according to a report they’ve published in a leading journal. “What we’ve essentially done is increased the speed of 3D prints from 25 to 100 times faster than what you can get on today’s current printers,” said Ed Samulski, a UNC chemistry professor who co-authored the report in the March 20 edition of Science.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

GOOGLE THIS: Mati founder to pitch caffeinated tea

When Tatiana Birgisson began brewing highly caffeinated teas in her dorm room at Duke University, she didn’t intend to start a business. But after she needed an entrepreneurial idea for school, she decided to explore bottling and selling her beverages under the name Mati Energy. Now, just a few years later, 25-year-old Birgisson will be the first consumer product entrepreneur to pitch at Google Demo Day in California Thursday, April 2 with the goal of raising several million dollars.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Quintiles, Quest Diagnostics join forces

Biopharmaceutical development company Quintiles has entered into a joint venture with Quest Diagnostics to form a global clinical trials and laboratory services business.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

DBAP to feature Durham Catering, Rise

Durham Catering Company has formed a partnership with the Durham Bulls to offer food at this season’s games.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

KoKyu opens new location; True Flavors Catering expands with diner

KoKyu opens new location


KoKyu has expanded its presence from two food trucks, opening a restaurant at 4823 Meadow Drive in Durham.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

GSK continues RTP layoffs

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which announced in December it would be laying off approximately 900 employees in Research Triangle Park (RTP) as part of a global restructuring plan, will be cutting 180 more positions there.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Career briefs: Weejee, AdWerx

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Crowds gather for sudsy Carrboro fundraiser

So many people showed up at Steel String Brewery’s first-ever beer festival Sunday that organizers had to start turning people away at the door.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Antique lovers hunt for old treasures

Fans of the oldies were delighted this weekend with the wealth of opportunities to find cool “new” items, with hundreds turning out both to the American Legion’s antique fair in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough’s first-ever “junk market” sponsored by Rusted Roots.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

The Buzz: DCVB guide now available

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau has released the Official Durham Visitors & Relocation Guide for Spring/Summer 2015 online and in print.