Ziva Raney, currently serving as Director of Development with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, has been appointed to President and CEO of the same organization, following a year of interim leadership and an extensive nation-wide search.
Linda Shaw, consultant and former Senior Community Development Officer with Wachovia Bank, has been appointed Executive Director of the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, beginning January 5, 2009. She will fill the position to be vacated by retiring ED, Betty Bailey. Ms. Shaw will inherit a well-respected, valued and stable organization. This role is particularly fitting for Ms. Shaw, whose professional career has focused on advocating for social justice and policies that positively impact families and communities.
Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that it has named Andy Marchiano to the position of president. As president, Marchiano will lead the team of people serving Longistics’ customers.
CashAdvance.com is happy to keep North Carolina consumers informed about state regulations on cash advances on the web's number one site for payday loans. As part of CashAdvance.com’s continuing efforts to ensure customers are informed and updated on all the issues related to cash advances, the North Carolina Consumer Resource has been launched so state residents can have easy access to all relevant information regarding cash advances, all at their own convenience.
Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that the North Carolina China Center has appointed four company executives to its 2011 board members and executive team. Pat Long, vice chairman and co-creator; Lisa Yuan, manager of global business development; and Brooks Long, director of special projects all have joined the NCCC Board of Directors. Longistics chairman and co-creator Duane Long, who has served on the NCCC board as the chairman since its inception in 2006, was reappointed to the board. Duane Long and his wife, Pat, established Longistics in 1984. Yuan joined the company in 2009 as marketing analyst before assuming her present position.
The Special Event Company, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced that the firm’s CEO, Sally Webb, CSEP, has been named by Special Events magazine as one of the event industry’s most influential innovators. Webb was featured in the July-August issue of the magazine. An acknowledgement of the industry’s most renowned talent, the most influential leaders list is composed of event professionals running successful businesses and enhancing the future landscape of the event industry as a whole. With offices in both London and the U.S. and 25 years of event production across six continents, Webb has produced events that include the NHL All-Star weekend main party, SAS 35th Anniversary and the Southeast U.S. and Japan Association. She founded the Academic Event Professionals conference in 2007 to address the specific challenges faced by academic planners.
G Data Software, one of the world’s first antivirus providers, warns consumers to be wary while using social networks as criminals are leveraging their behavior to entice people to click on links to virus-infested sites and thus infect their PCs with malware. According to the G Data 2011 Security Survey, nearly one in five consumers click on links passed through social networks, regardless of who they come from. The survey also highlights differences between user demographics. Older users are considerably more cautious in their use of portals than younger ones and women are somewhat more security-conscious than men.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) will sponsor the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Leadership Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16 through Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Pinehurst Resort, located at Carolina Vista Drive in Pinehurst, N.C. With an overall theme of “Leadership in a Changing World,” the annual Summer Leadership Conference is attended by Wake County’s business and elected leaders. As one of the event’s featured speakers, Lenovo vice president and general manager Tom Looney will discuss recalculating higher education on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at noon.
Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that Pat Long, vice chairman, has been appointed to serve on the N.C. Department of Transportation Logistics Maritime Task Force Advisory Team. Long joins an Advisory Team consisting of state officials and other industry thought leaders representing ocean shipping, trucking, rail, manufacturing and more.
Sally Webb, CSEP, president of The Special Event Company (http://www.specialeventco.com/), a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced the firm’s exponential growth over the last year through the newly launched International Meeting Planners (IMP), the firm’s meetings division providing full service delivery of meetings for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Under the leadership of Patrick Madden, pharmaceutical meetings director, IMP has expanded its clientele to include a diverse collection of CROs and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Securing a two-year master services agreement with Duke University, IMP specializes in serving clinical research organizations and academic research organizations worldwide.
Customizing business rules and workflows for each tenant / user group, is one of the most sought after features in a multi-tenant application. celloSaaS v 3.0 released this month, has a built in business rules engine and workflow engine. It also allows the product developer to expose select variables and actions to the UI layer so that the rules and workflow could be customized by a non-IT person.
Chelsea Love, a 16-year-old high school student at Apex High School, will join 12 other high school students from the United States and Europe on July 25 – Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh, Pa., as part of the fourth annual Bayer International Summer Sustainability Camp. During the two-week camp, students will have a unique opportunity to learn about the environment, sustainable development and global climate change issues through urban-river experiences.
Sally Webb, CSEP, CEO of The Special Event Company (http://www.specialeventco.com/), a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced the firm’s recent ESPRIT award nomination for the production of the Duke Children’s Health Center 10th anniversary donor dinner, Mint Museum opening gala and wine pairing dinner events by the International Special Event Society (ISES). An award program acknowledging the finest talents within the special event industry, the ESPRIT awards showcases elite creativity, strategic management and event production. The Duke Children’s Health Center 10th anniversary donor dinner received nomination for Best Event for a Non-Profit and Best ISES Team Effort with budgets between $75,000 and $200,000. The firm received additional nomination for Best Event for a Non-Profit for the Mint Museum opening gala with a budget of more than $200,000 and Best ISES Team Effort with a budget under $75,000 for the wine pairing dinner. Nominees will be recognized at the ESPRIT awards ceremony in St. Louis on Sunday, Aug. 7.
CABANC and NCCC Welcome China Investment Promotion Agency Delegates For Summit To Promote More Collaboration Between North Carolina And China
Bayer CropScience (bayercropscience.us), one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has announced that it won the Corporate Responsibility Award for its support of Passage Home at the latter’s annual “3C’s Breakfast” on April 27. For several years Bayer CropScience has been a sponsor for Passage Home, a nationally recognized nonprofit community development corporation devoted to addressing homelessness and poverty that has been serving Wake County since 1991. The 3C’s Breakfast honors Corporations, Community members and Congregations, and leaders of these organizations, for their efforts in helping Passage Home and its mission over the last year.
When infecting PCs, online criminals are increasingly benefiting from uninstalled updates for browsers and their components. In this regard, research carried out by G Data SecurityLabs indicates that unclosed security holes in browser plug-ins are very much in fashion with bands of cyber criminals. This distribution concept means that current security holes are far from being the only ones exploited by the perpetrators, as evidenced in the current malware analysis for the month of May 2011. In the previous month alone, four of the Top 10 computer malware programs had been targeting Java security holes for which Oracle had been offering an update since March 2010. The German IT security provider has noted another increase in malware that installs adware or tries to lure users to install bogus antivirus programs.
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The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle concludes its 2010-2011 season on Sunday, May 15, 2011. The finale will feature guest performances by the Concert Singers of Cary.
With cyber-crime on the rise, tradeshows such as Interop, Las Vegas, are increasingly becoming a target for data thieves. G Data Software, one of the world’s first antivirus providers, offers attendees to this years’ show tips on how to keep confidential company information protected from such attacks. By following these free tips, attendees can safely use the free WiFi during the show without worry over any security threats.
G Data Software, one of the world’s first antivirus providers, today announced its Windows 7 virus protection solutions are now “Certified AntiVirus Desktop/Server” by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon. With the constant evolution of security threats, it is important to remain on the cutting edge of virus detection, ensuring dependable service against malware and attacks.
G Data Software, one of the world’s first antivirus providers, has achieved a VB100 award in the latest comparative review from Virus Bulletin, the leading specialist publication in the field of malware and spam. Virus Bulletin’s approach is unique in that it carries out independent comparative testing of anti-virus products, does not allow re-testing and reports performances exactly as they are found. In its reviews, Virus Bulletin looks at a product’s scanning speeds, RAM and CPU consumption, impact on standard activities and detection rates.
The beginning of spring means the commencement of spring cleaning, which is also a perfect time to do some upkeep on your PC. Cleaning your PC is a fast and effective way to make it more secure – extending the lifecycle and keeping it running smoothly. To help PC owners with this process, G Data Software, one of the world’s first antivirus providers, is releasing tips on how to easily and effectively clear out your PC and make it less vulnerable to malware and attacks.
Durham’s award winning web design agency, DesignHammer, is adding a new service to their roster and making a fun iPhone app for Durham’s Carolina Theatre. The 10 year old agency has been expanding services greatly recently and iPhone application development is the newest in offerings for the increasingly mobile world.
With strong ties to Japan, G Data Software, one of the world’s first antivirus providers, has announced they will be running a charity campaign for the earthquake victims in Japan from now to April 11th. During this time, $7 per sale of each G Data Software product will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross to aid in assisting the victims and repairing damage caused by the disaster. The complete sum will be transferred at the end of the campaign.
David Minton, Managing Partner of DesignHammer, has been honored by Business Leader Media as one of the 2011 Top Catalyst Entrepreneur sof the Triangle. The Top Catalyst Entrepreneur Award is given to dynamic and outstanding business professionals who greatly contribute to the growth of their communities.
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle announces today that violinist Tim Fain will be the featured soloist at its March 13 concert. Fain recently appeared in the critically acclaimed film “Black Swan,” as the accompanying violinist for Natalie Portman. This continues his cinemagraphic work, which includes performing as the “voice” of Richard Gere’s violin in the feature film “Bee Season.”