Business: Local and State

May. 10, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Career briefs: GHS psychiatrist honored

Granville Health System’s Stephan Baum, M.D. has been elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. The Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor the APA bestows upon its members.


May. 11, 2015 @ 12:47 AM

HOMEBREWERS: Craft brewing revival begins at home

According to Homebrewers Association’s 2014 Homebrew Supply Shop Survey, revenues increased by 10 percent in 2013 for shops that supply homebrewing equipment. Durham’s only supply shop, Bull City Homebrew, saw double digit growth in customers for several years, said general manager Nate Cowles. And many of the founders of Durham’s popular breweries started out as Cowles’ customers.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

WAR ON ALZHEIMER’S: Durham firms lead push in treatment R&D

Alzheimer's disease is expected to affect 7.1 million people in 2025, a nearly 40 percent increase from 2015, and several Durham-based firms are working to address the dire need for treatments.


May. 05, 2015 @ 07:45 PM

SEED MONEY: AOL icon antes up for ArchiveSocial

ArchiveSocial, a Durham startup, came away with a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case Tuesday as Case visited Durham on his “Rise of the Rest Tour.”


May. 03, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Career briefs: Donate Life NC ... Bank of America (Triangle)

Virginia Parker has been named market manager for Bank of America locations in Durham and Chapel Hill. ... Donate Life NC, a collaborative group of organizations that promote organ donation, has hired Terrill Sandiford.


May. 03, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Business briefs: TouchCare ... Vascular BioSciences

Vascular BioSciences (VBS) was chosen as one of the year’s most “highly innovative” biotechnology companies at the BIO International Convention. ... TouchCare is releasing a product update that enables a provider to download TouchCare’s free app, set up a profile and invite a patient to connect for a secure video call.


May. 01, 2015 @ 08:56 PM

Caktus Group launches code school

In just over two weeks, Astro Code School will begin its first class for students looking to get experience in web engineering. The school, launched by local web application firm Caktus Group, will be the first in the area to focus on Django and Python code.


May. 01, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Learning Services Corp. leaves Durham

After 30 years in Durham, Learning Services Corporation, which provides post-acute neuro-rehabilitation services, has shifted all its regional operations to Raleigh.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

March county jobless rate dips

Durham County's unemployment rate fell by .1 percentage points to 4.6 percent in March, and is .6 percentage points lower than a year ago.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Federal official visits Durham Innovation District

The Durham Innovation District could serve as a model for other similar districts across the country, Economic Development Administration head Jay Williams said Wednesday..


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Alaska Airlines to offer nonstop flight from RDU

Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop service to Seattle from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) beginning Oct. 1.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Finalists announced for $100k pitch to AOL co-founder

Eight Triangle startups pitching to AOL co-founder Steve Case when he visits for the Rise of the Rest tour will compete for $100,000.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 06:38 PM

Bayer celebrates bee center anniversary amid pesticide backlash

Bayer CropScience celebrated the one-year anniversary of North American Bee Care Center Monday, amid some public backlash against the company’s pesticides alleged effect on the insects.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:42 PM

The Buzz: Bland Landscaping, Christ Lyke


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

RTP STEM Expo hosts 600 students

Greg Merritt’s explanation of the approximately 23-year life span and manufacturing process of Cree’s LED bulbs was peppered with outbursts of “that’s cool” from a group of students. Cree was one of several dozen organizations that came to Research Triangle Park’s (RTP) The Frontier to introduce 600 middle and high school students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career paths.