Business briefs, April 24

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Bronto to host office, job showcase
DURHAM – The Durham-based marketing software company Bronto Software is holding an open house May 8 to showcase the office for prospective employees and others.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the company’s headquarters at the American Tobacco campus in Durham.
It will include a tour of Bronto’s recently expanded office, networking opportunities, and talks by Bronto executives and sales and engineering representatives.
Attendees will be able to interact with Bronto employees to learn more about what it’s like to work there. For a list of open positions, go to http://bronto.com/company/careers.
There will be food, drinks, games and raffle drawings. There is no cost to attend, but spaced is limited. Tickets can be reserved in advance. Free parking will be available. For more information, go to the website http://bronto.com/openhouse

Novozymes expanding in Wake County
RALEIGH – Novozymes plans to create 100 new jobs and to invest more than $36 million over the next three years in a new research and development facility in Cary that will support the company’s bioagriculture business.
Scientists at the planned new site will research and develop beneficial micro-organisms found in the soil to improve crop yield, fertility and pest control for farmers globally, according to a joint announcement made Wednesday by Gov. Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker.
Novozymes, which specializes in enzyme and microbial research, opened a manufacturing plant in Franklinton in 1979. The company’s biosolutions are used in applications ranging from drought-tolerant crops to cold-water laundry washing to advancements in renewable energy, according to the release. The company has 545 full-time workers in Franklin County.
Salaries for the new jobs will vary by function, but the average annual wage will be $70,000 plus benefits.


Blue Cross partnering with Wake Forest Baptist
CHAPEL HILL – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced a collaborative effort Wednesday to test new ways to deliver care at home, to curb costs, and to pilot programs.
According to a news release, they are working with Paired Health Inc. in an initial pilot to try to address gaps in care following a patient hospital stays. The program is evaluating ways to prevent hospital readmissions and emergency department visits, to reduce length of stay and improve patient satisfaction
Paired Health technologies will help Wake Forest Baptist providers with personalized patient care plans and to proactively engage patients in their homes. The Paired Health platform also coordinates care across supporting team members, such as behavioral health and pastoral care.