Business briefs

Jan. 23, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

TROSA holds grand opening
DURHAM -- The TROSA Thrift & Frame Store is holding a grand opening Saturday for the store’s new location on East Geer Street.
The store closed its downtown location on Foster Street in October and re-opened in November in the larger, 11,000-square-foot location at 1703 E. Geer St.
In addition to selling home and office furniture, framed pictures, housewares and offering custom picture framing services, the store also sells clothing.
TROSA is a nonprofit that offers comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education, and continuing care to substance abusers through a multi-year residential program.
The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday with 10 percent off all purchases that day. Customers will also get a chance to win certificates of $25, $50 or $100. The regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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NC’s Blue Cross to invest $3 million for ‘Shape NC’
CHAPEL HILL— The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is investing $3 million over three years in the N.C. Partnership for Children to expand a program called “Shape NC.”
Shape NC is an early childhood initiative focused on increasing the number of young children starting kindergarten at a healthy weight, improving access to healthy fruits and vegetables, and increasing physical activity for more than 1,000 North Carolina children.
“Shape NC is already helping communities and child-care centers develop environments, practices and policies that encourage young children to be healthy,” said Kathy Higgins, BCBSNC Foundation president, in a news release. “This initiative works, so we’re giving the North Carolina Partnership for Children the resources it needs to expand and enhance Shape NC  and improve the health and well-being for more of North Carolina’s youngest children and the communities in which they live.”