Business

Greensboro Partnership picks search firm for new CEO

November 6, 2014

(News & Record, Greensboro)

The Greensboro Partnership has hired national recruiting firm Jorgenson Consulting to lead the search for its new president and CEO. Pat Danahy, current CEO of the economic-development association, announced in August he will retire at the end of the year (Statewide, October).

Court of Appeals again sides with FirstHealth

November 6, 2014

(The Fayetteville Observer)

The N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled for the second time in two weeks in favor of FirstHealth of the Carolinas over Fayetteville-based Cape Fear Valley Health System. The court said Tuesday that FirstHealth should be allowed to move one of its operating rooms from its Pinehurst hospital to its new Hoke County hospital, which will compete for patients with Cape Fear Valley's new 41-bed Hoke County hospital.

Two Raleigh pharmaceutical-services firms to go public this week

November 5, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Both Raleigh-based PRA Health Sciences and INC Research are expected to go public this week. PRA looks to sell 18.6 million shares of stock priced between $20 and $23 each; trading is expected to begin Thursday. INC is expected to prices its shares on Thursday and begin trading on Friday.

Aerospace advocacy group looks beyond Triad

November 5, 2014

(Winston-Salem Journal)

A new Greensboro-based nonprofit organization aims to develop a strategy for increasing growth prospects for aviation- and aerospace-related jobs across North Carolina. N.C. Aerospace was formed as part of the Piedmont Triad Partnership, but will likely become independent in 2015, allowing it to grow beyond the Triad region.

CMS superintendent resigned amid allegations of misconduct

November 5, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison resigned just two days after the completion of an investigation into allegations of misconduct, including bullying staff members, and cost overruns at new schools.

Ports director says Wilmington can compete with larger ports

November 5, 2014

(StarNews, Wilmington)

N.C. State Ports Authority CEO Paul Cozza says Wilmington's small size allows the port to provide opportunities and services that more congested cities can't.

New technology leads to pay cuts for medical secretaries at Novant Health

November 5, 2014

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Winston-Salem-based Novant Health said it is cutting pay for medical secretaries, whose workloads have been reduced following the health system's rollout of an electronic medical records system. A total of 157 employees in Charlotte and Winston-Salem are affected. 

Asheville's PLI to add up to 50 jobs

November 5, 2014

(Asheville Citizen-Times)

Plasticard Locktech International will add up to 50 new jobs with the next two years, CEO Mark Goldberg said last week. Asheville-based PLI, which on its website calls itself the world's largest manufacturer of plastic hotel key cards, became employee-owned earlier this year. 

Snyder's-Lance increases investment in organic snack-maker

November 5, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

As part of an effort to expand its product offerings of healthier snacks, Charlotte-based Snyder's-Lance increased its stake in Late July Snacks – an organic snack company based in Boston – from 19% to 80%. 

NC ranks third in Site Selection's business-climate report

November 4, 2014

(Winston-Salem Journal)

North Carolina fell to third place in Site Selection magazine's annual national business-climate ranking, behind top-ranked Georgia and second-place Louisiana. Criteria includes transportation and utility infrastructure, existing work-force skills, availability of incentives and a the results of a survey of corporate site selectors.