Business Briefs

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 05:26 PM

American Tobacco launches nonprofit hub

DURHAM – The American Tobacco Campus, the former tobacco factory that has been transformed into offices and restaurants, has launched a dedicated office space for housing nonprofits.

The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation has chosen American Tobacco’s nonprofit hub, called MissionPost, as its hew headquarters, according to a news release issued Thursday.

“The Duke family created American Tobacco and this campus,” said Mimi O’Brien, the foundation’s executive director, in the release. “The MissionPost represents, for us, an opportunity to become even more connected with the Durham community and a means to find new opportunities to support it.”

MissionPost, in American Tobacco’s Reed Building, is about 5,000 square feet of office space that’s divided into 10 offices. The space is 90 percent occupied.

Other tenants include Action NC, Greenprint Strategies, Leadership Triangle, and Success in Mind. Also, Clean Economy Solutions moved to the campus from Washington, D.C.

CED holding tech conference in Raleigh

DURHAM— The Council for Entrepreneurial Development, also known as CED, will hold its 29th annual Tech Venture Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday in Raleigh.

The event is slated to include speakers from newly located companies around the state. Fifty-five companies will show off new products and services, and investors and chief executives are expected to attend.

The conference will be at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration will be available on-site. Pre-registration rates were no longer available after Thursday. The cost is $325 for CED entrepreneurial members, $600 for professional members, $750 for non-members, and $375 for students or employees of a university, U.S. government institution or nonprofit.

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