Business: Local and State

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 09:35 AM

The Buzz: Nimble Storage adds site; Hendrick is hiring

The relocated Hendrick Durham Auto Mall is set to open in April and is in the process of filling more than 50 open positions. ... California-based data storage equipment company Nimble Storage has expanded its presence in Research Triangle Park with an 87,000 square-foot facility.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Business briefs: Local business news

EpiCypher launches website ... College workshop offered in Oxford ...


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Career briefs: Duke Health; Weejee Learning; MotoMark1

Dr. Devdutta Sangvai, associate chief medical officer of the Duke University Health System, is one of 60 people selected as a class member of the Presidential Scholars Program.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Area pizza chain operators get jail time

The father and son owners and operators of I Love New York Pizza stores in the area were sentenced to prison on Feb. 18 after skimming approximately $1.34 million from the company’s various stores. Thair Alwan was sentenced to serve one year and one day in prison and will also pay a $10,000 fine while his son, Saill Fadhil, will serve 30 days in prison and pay a $5,000 fine.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

California company launches solar service in the Triangle

Sungevity, a California-based provider of residential solar services, will be launching service in North Carolina.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

BRUSH OF LOVE: Kenan-Flagler prof promotes epilepsy awareness

Sreedhari Desai, an organizational business professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, is hoping to raise epilepsy awareness with an art exhibit on display at the Mad Hatter Bakeshop and Café.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

New Zealand-inspired gastro pub coming to Ninth Street

Burger Bach, a restaurant focused on burgers and seafood, will open at the Shops at Erwin Mill on Ninth Street in early March.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Hospital to raise eating disorder awareness at Southpoint

Veritas, a hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, will be promoting eating disorder awareness at The Streets at Southpoint on Feb 21.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Chipotle hosts statewide hiring day

Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting a statewide open interview day on Tuesday at each of its North Carolina restaurants.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Business briefs: Synthetic drugs sales targeted; clean energy on rise

Attorney General Roy Cooper has joined 42 other state attorneys in sending a letter to nine oil companies asking them to work with franchisees to eliminate synthetic drugs from retail locations.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

BEER & TAXES: Proposed excise tax cuts create clash of interests

Congress members from Wisconsin and Arkansas introduced an act to create a graduated federal excise tax structure last week, but it’s not exactly what many craft brewers want. The bill, called the Fair BEER Act (FBA), would create a system where brewers and beer importers pay a rising scale of federal excise tax.


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

City eyes shortfall from business-tax repeal

The N.C. General Assembly’s decision to repeal city “privilege license” taxes on business accounts for about half of the estimated $5.7 million shortfall Durham city officials face as they open work on their fiscal 2015-16 budget.


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

EMBRACING THE TREND: Professional ‘cuddling’ comes to Durham

You lie down, wrapping your arms around the other person while drifting off to sleep or chatting.

While this may seem like a familiar scene to most, what’s unusual is that the other person is a stranger and you’ve paid them to embrace you.

It’s called professional cuddling and it’s growing in popularity across the country. And soon, Durham will have a facility for it, called Cuddle Time For You.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Automated Insights sold, to remain in Durham

Content creation company Automated Insights (Ai) has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, and will be a subsidiary of STATS LLC. With the acquisition, Ai will remain headquartered in Durham’s American Tobacco Campus.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Durham leaders Ingram, Kerckhoff honored by Chamber

When Robert “Bob” Ingram semi-retired from a career leading what is now the world’s second largest pharmaceutical company, he could’ve lived anywhere. But he chose Durham, where he’s lived for more than two decades.