Business: Local and State

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

A ‘7,000-person start-up:’ CEO tells story, strategy of Cree

Several years into his position as CEO of Cree, Chuck Swoboda said the company would never go into the business of LED light bulbs.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Business briefs, Sept. 15

  • Research Triangle Park debuts new site
  • Urban Planet Mobile launches new service

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

B usiness briefs, Sept. 15

  • Chapel Hill scientist joins NIEHS
  • Amundi Distributors appoints senior vice president

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Food FWD, avoiding the landfill

On a Thursday afternoon behind Bull City Burger and Brewery, Noah Marsh dumps about 160 pounds of compostable material -- citrus rinds, tea grounds, paper and a few stray French fries -- into a collection truck.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 07:15 PM

Career briefs

  • Chimerix appoints chief medical officer, two others
  • LeChase hires Durham project coordinator
  • Fonville Morisey Realty hires sales associate

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 07:11 PM

Business briefs, Sept. 8

  • Strata Solar launches new project in Nash County
  • Lenovo announces new devices

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Business briefs, Sept. 3

  • Intrepid Life meets fundraising goal, plans to relocate
  • Chimerix receives $17 million for smallpox treatment

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Business briefs, Sept. 1

  • Cree invests in electronics company
  • RTP company accepted into Swiss program
  • Durham Master Gardeners

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

Career briefs

  • Former county manager appointed to NACo
  • UNC alum named Cooking Light editor
  • RTP US2020 staff announced

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Mediterranean comes to market in Chapel Hill

Jamil Kadoura started with a dream in 1992, opening a small restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill.

“I used to fry the falafel outside the door and bring it in at lunchtime,” he said, explaining that he didn’t have the space to do it inside the restaurant.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Weatherby Healthcare relocates to Durham

Since Weatherby Healthcare opened  in North Carolina in 2001, it has grown by nearly 4,000 percent.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

On-demand lawn mowing app launches in Durham

When Durham resident James Wilson’s lawn mower failed several weeks ago, he said he wanted to find a lawn service without flipping through the phonebook.

He had a half-acre of grass to cut, which had grown to around 8 inches tall.
But, he discovered he could solve his problem with a smartphone app.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Career briefs, Aug. 25

  • Art Institute student completes Food Network internship
  • Durham computer training center recognized
  • BRI expands scientific team
  • Orange Visitors Bureau taps new sales director


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Business briefs, Aug. 25

  • Two Toasters launches Crowdrise campaign
  • American Real Estate Partners sells Meridian Center

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Microsoft retail store opens doors; hundreds waited in line

Chris Wall waited 16 hours inside The Streets at Southpoint for the Microsoft Store opening.