North Carolina Business News

North Carolina Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from North Carolina, U.S.A. (N.C., NC), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


This Valentine’s, Experience Paris in a ‘Novel’ Way

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Valentine’s Day around the corner, how does a romantic trip to Paris with your lover sound? If the bank account isn’t quite up to that dream getaway, YourNovel.com offers an armchair escape to the City of Love, where you and your sweetheart become the hero and heroine of your own personalized romance novel.

Deacon Jones Acquires Lee Hyundai of Goldsboro

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deacon Jones Auto Group recently acquired Lee Hyundai of Goldsboro and will rename the store “Deacon Jones Hyundai.” This location, at 304 N Oak Forest Rd. in Goldsboro, NC, will continue the growth and the investments that Deacon Jones has made to this area of the Goldsboro community.

New Year! New Look! As of Jan. 1, Fuzzy’s Empanadas is now The Naked Empanada

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Jan. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Year! New Look! As of January 1, 2020, Fuzzy’s Empanadas is now The Naked Empanada. We’re not going anywhere – just shaking things up a bit. Fuzzy will still be the master mind behind your favorite empanadas.

Sokal Opens Spacious New Office in Charlotte NC Area

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a leader in automobile advertising in North Carolina, opened a new, cutting-edge office space in the Charlotte area. Sokal has been a long-time frontrunner in the competitive automobile marketing business.

Drop-In Daycare Grand Opening in Ballantyne Neighborhood in Charlotte, NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although many parents enroll their children in traditional daycare facilities and schools, there is a large gap when it comes to finding part-time childcare for working parents, stay-at-home moms, and after hours. Giggles Drop-In Daycare addresses those needs and is excited to announce the opening of their Charlotte location in the Ballantyne neighborhood on December 29, 2019.

Capital Automotive Group Donates $26,050 to Local Susan G. Komen Affiliate

RALIEGH, N.C., Dec. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Automotive Group has generously donated $26,050 to the Susan G. Komen(R) NC Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) local affiliate. The campaign, which was designated “Share the Awareness Breast Cancer Campaign” in October of this year, enabled the dealership to donate a portion of their proceeds for the month.

Cottage Cooking Adds Baking Class to its Schedule Lineup

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2019 SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cottage Cooking, known for their dinner-party style cooking classes, has recently expanded into offering daytime baking classes. Founders, John Godts and Liisa Andreassen, recently attended some baking classes at the King Arthur Flour Baking School in Norwich, Vermont, and are excited to share what they learned.

Capital Chevrolet Buick GMC of Lexington Partners with American Children’s Home to Host Holiday Toy Drive

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Chevrolet Buick GMC of Lexington is partnering with American Children’s Home in hosting a toy drive to benefit local foster children. The Lexington community is being asked to participate in the spirit of the holiday by donating a variety of items in order to give these children a happy celebration.

Capital Ford Lincoln of Rocky Mount Hosts First Responders Christmas Celebration

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Ford Lincoln of Rocky Mount will host a Christmas celebration with a focus on honoring their community’s courageous first responders. The Rocky Mount Police Department, Nash County EMS, the Nash County Sheriff’s office, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol will organize the celebration.

Sokal Hires Alex Bryant to Head Up Business Development and OEM Relationships

RALIEGH, N.C., Nov. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a full-service automobile advertising agency, is pleased to welcome Alex Bryant to their team. Alex is the new director of Dealer Acquisition and OEM relationships at Sokal. He will oversee business development as well as lead the charge in OEM partnerships.

919 Designs Celebrates New Location in Cary, NC with November 2 Grand Opening

CARY, N.C., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Candice Yagmin, founder of CY Design Studio and Cary resident, is pleased to announce the opening of her new retail location, 919 Designs. The shop is located at 955 N. Harrison Avenue in Cary. A grand opening event is slated for Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Healthy Homes Expert Rick Bayless Today Offers New ‘Radon Health Risks’ E-Book to Public

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rick Bayless, owner and founder of A Healthier Home, LLC, today offers a new e-book, “Radon Health Risks: What You Need to Know When Living or Working in the Southern Appalachians.”

Deacon Jones Family of Dealerships Celebrates the Opening of Deacon Jones Kia

GOLDSBORO, N.C., Oct. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deacon Jones Auto Group is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location. Deacon Jones Kia will open its doors on Monday, October 21, 2019. The dealership plans on doing a Chamber of Commerce and an official grand celebration later this year.

Capital Subaru of Greensboro to Hold Dog Appreciation Day Event

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Subaru of Greensboro will host a free dog wash event in honor of Subaru’s “Make a Dog’s Day” effort. Sparked by the “Subaru Loves Pets” initiative, the Greensboro dealership will welcome dogs and their owners to enjoy the celebration, spotlighting their support for the love and well-being of our furry friends.

Registration Open for First Ever Charlotte Truck Pull – Fundraiser to support Move For Hunger, presented by MYMOVE

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for the first-ever Charlotte Truck Pull, presented by MYMOVE. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. (3000 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28217) on Saturday, November 16 from Noon-4 p.m.

Capital Automotive Group Runs ‘Share the Awareness’ Breast Cancer Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Capital Automotive Group has chosen to bring awareness to the breast cancer topic for the month of October. The specific Capital stores that will participate in the event include: Capital Ford Raleigh, Capital Chevrolet, Capital Ford Rocky Mount, Capital Ford Hillsborough, and Capital Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

Teachers and Staff at Dayspring Receive a Back to School Gift: The Opportunity to Reverse Chronic Disease

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EHOP Health, a chronic disease reversal company headquartered in the Triangle region, recently implemented their Journey 2 Health(TM) program at Dayspring Christian Academy. Dayspring, which educates students from kindergarten through high school, wanted to offer additional support to their team.

Pop-Up Problem-Solvers at My Change Agent Help Nonprofits Grow and Go

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An easy, affordable way to access a team of experts focused on solving problems and moving forward is now an option for nonprofit organizations across the country. Recognizing the common challenges facing nonprofits, such as limited budgets and bandwidths, North Carolina-based My Change Agent (MCA) has taken notice of a concept known as a flash organization. The result: the Capacity Building Consortium.

Phone Ninjas Can Triple Appointment Setting Rates for U.S. Automotive Businesses

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phone Ninjas, a certified phone coaching company, analyzes inbound sales, outbound sales, parts and service calls for car dealers. In some cases, its advanced phone and Internet training has increased appointment setting to nearly 86 percent.

University Kia Shows Support of Local Charities

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In addition to opening a brand new showroom on August 30, 2019, University Kia showed their support of local community by presenting Meals on Wheels Chapel Hill – Carrboro with a donation of more than $10,000. This appropriation will help seniors and adults with disabilities in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro area.

EHOP Health Hires Baker Freiberg as Vice President of Sales

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EHOP Health, a chronic disease reversal company headquartered in the Triangle region, is proud to announce the hire of Baker Freiberg as Vice President of Sales. A veteran of the insurance industry, Freiberg brings extensive experience working with large employers that are looking for help reducing their healthcare costs.

Sokal Signs Empire Automotive Group

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automotive advertising agency, Sokal, signs as agency of record for Empire Automotive Group. Empire is a large multi-rooftop automotive retail group with a main location in Huntington, New York.

Sokal Signs Pinnacle Ford Lincoln

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a leader in the automobile advertising business recently signed Pinnacle Ford Lincoln as their agency of record. Pinnacle Ford Lincoln is the newest addition to the current 16 store, booming Hudson Auto Group located in Tennessee. The new dealership address will be 4080 Lexington Road in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Sokal Signs Montgomery Ford-Lincoln

RALEIGH, N.C., July 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automotive advertising agency, Sokal, recently signed as agency of record for Montgomery Ford-Lincoln. Offering a wide variety of cutting-edge technology, Sokal will provide a new website in addition to assisting in many other areas of dealership business.

Capital Ford Raises $1000 for Camp WinShape

RALEIGH, N.C., June 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Ford in Raleigh generously raised $1,000 for Camp WinShape, a children’s day camp to be held July 1-5 at Wake Crossroads Baptist Church this summer. The camp provides an unprecedented day camp experience for children who have completed grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

Sokal Signs Colonial Harley-Davidson

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal signs Colonial Harley-Davidson of Prince George, Virginia and will act as agency of record. Starting immediately, Sokal, a leader in the automobile advertising industry will take on various services, in addition to consulting for the Harley-Davidson dealership.

Dreams Are About to Become Reality for Charlotte Rock Band Killakoi

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — N.C.-based rock band, Killakoi, opened the inaugural Epicenter Festival. On May 9, 2019 Killakoi took the stage in the Epicenter Village for the early arriving festival campers. The festival was estimated to have an estimated 10,000 campers.

Growing Work Opportunities for Artists in North Carolina – Creative Aging Symposium

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC) is excited to announce its 2019 Creative Aging Symposium: Building Creative Communities Across Generations on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bell Campus in Greensboro. Artists in and around North Carolina have a unique opportunity to learn about the growing field of intergenerational arts at the fun and highly interactive event.

A Day of Self Discovery and Soulful Inquiry for Care Providers

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Creative Aging Network-NC is excited to announce its 2019 Creative Aging Symposium: Building Creative Communities Across Generations coming up April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bell Campus in Greensboro, the event will be repeated on May 1 during the same hours at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte.

Sokal Signs Huntington Ford Lincoln

RALEIGH, N.C., April 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automotive marketing agency, Sokal, is the new agency of record for Huntington Ford Lincoln of N.Y. Beginning immediately Sokal will create new ad campaigns for Huntington Ford Lincoln and assist in many other areas of advertising, including a new website launch in May for Huntington Ford.

Asheville Angel Pets Conference and Angel Pets Expo 2019

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bright Star Studio, llc proudly presents a pioneering, unique, and much needed, Angel Pet Conference 2019 in North Carolina, covering many topics on senior pet care needs, end-of-life care, caregiver support and grief healing.

Sean M. Clayton Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sean M. Clayton of The Karney Law Firm has been selected to the 2019 North Carolina Rising Stars list, The Karney Law Firm announced today. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

TenPlus Systems Anniversary Celebration: The Triangle’s most trusted Apple Premium Service Provider Celebrates 27 Years in NC

RALEIGH, N.C., March 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This is no April Fool’s joke! On April 1, 2019 TenPlus Systems is celebrating 27 years in business at 500 Uwharrie Ct., Raleigh, North Carolina as the Triangle’s most trusted, locally owned, Apple Value Added Reseller and Apple Premium Service Provider. To celebrate, they invite you to visit their newly renovated showroom.

Sokal Media Group and Webstreak Digital Agency Merge, Rename ‘Sokal’

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group, an automotive advertising agency, and Webstreak LLC, a digital advertising agency, today announced they have entered into an agreement to merge the companies and resurface overnight as one of the largest full-service automotive agencies in the country. With the merger comes a new name. Moving forward, the company will simply be known as “Sokal.”

Sokal Media Group Signs Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automobile advertising agency, Sokal Media Group, is proud to be the new agency of record for the Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships. Sokal Media Group took the reins January and has already launched new websites for the group. They will also create new advertising campaigns each month and will assist in many other areas of dealership business.

YourNovel.com Romance Novelists Profile Valentine Shopper Types

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — J.S. Fletcher and Kathy Newbern, founders of YourNovel.com, are still going strong after nearly three decades of personalizing romance novels for couples far and wide. Imagine you and your Sweetheart starring in a book. How romantic. (VIDEO)

Introducing Properly, The Real Estate Industry’s First Full-Service, Online Brokerage Launches in Charlotte, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first full-service, online brokerage for home sellers, Properly, is launching in Charlotte, N.C. in January 2019. The fast-growing city of Charlotte was selected as Properly’s second market from a shortlist of potential cities.

New study by UNC-CH researchers finds that walking while listening to Walking Classroom podcasts improves student learning, retention, and mood

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Walking Classroom Institute has released results of a research study conducted in spring 2018 by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and funded by the Oak Foundation, confirming that walking while listening to The Walking Classroom podcasts improves student learning as well as retention of information, student mood, and attitudes toward learning.

Sokal Media Group Signs Nissan of Stanhope

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group signs Nissan of Stanhope and will act as agency of record for the dealership. Starting in mid-November of 2018, Sokal Media Group will begin a program to launch new websites for the Nissan store, create new advertising campaigns, and assist in a variety of other areas of dealership business.

Sokal Media Group Signs Nissan of Atlantic City

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group company signs Nissan of Atlantic City as agency of record. Beginning in mid-November 2018, Sokal Media Group will start a program to launch new websites for the dealership, create new advertising campaigns, and assist in many other areas of advertising.