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7646
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Travis Simpson, vice president of North Carolina operations for Dell, Inc., discusses the new Dell plant at Winston-Salem. The computer-assembly plant opened in October 2005, and is Dell's largest factory in the country. North Carolina officials anted up $242 million in tax incentives to bring the plant to the state. The 750,000-square-foot plant employs 650 workers and will expand to 1,500 in the next five years.
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Anne Tompkins, a law partner in the Charlotte office of Alston and Bird LLP, discusses her nine months in Baghdad as an adviser to the Iraqi Special Tribunal, which is gathering evidence against accused Iraqi war criminals. She has worked in the Mecklenburg County district attorney's office and was a federal prosecutor for the Western District of North Carolina.
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Born outside the door of a drugstore in Boone, Joe Miller grew up to earn a degree in pharmacy and later owned the drugstore. In 1984, he began selling surplus art supplies in the drugstore. This line grew to such an extent that he had to choose between art supplies and pharmacy. He chose art. Cheap Joe's Art Stuff has grown into a 70-employee business that occupies a 50,000-square-foot building. Cheap Joe's sends an art supply catalog to 250,000 artists worldwide every year. In 2004, the business grossed around $20 million.
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Sandy Jordan is the new director of business recruitment for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, succeeding Ray Denny, who retired. Jordan is from the executive-on-loan program at Progress Energy, where he is vice president of economic development. Progress Energy will pay his salary. Jordan brings twenty years experience in economic development to his new position. He will work with the department's economic developers in North Carolina's seven regional partnerships to bring more business to the state.
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Scott Ray graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1990 with a degree in biomedical engineering. In 2002, Ray, along with his brother-in-law Ryan Dienst, started Charlotte-based Global Medical Imaging. The company began by selling reconditioned medical ultrasound machines to private practice doctors, clinics, and hospitals at 20 to 50 percent off the retail price. The company now has thirty employees and has recently signed a distribution contract with Toshiba. The company reported sales of $8 million in 2004.
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After starting two successful companies, Brenda Simpson of Concord hit upon another idea in 2003. One of her companies, Making Connections, had peaked in 1999, with revenues around $3.5 million, but went out of business in 2004. Her new business centered around motorcycles. There are around 500 bike shows and rallies staged each year in the United States. Simpson staged one in Concord the past two years. The show has been named one of the country's best bike shows by the annual Biker's Atlas.
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Mark Singleton is executive director of nonprofit American Whitewater, which is headquartered in Cullowhee. Singleton earned a degree in outdoor education and has worked as a raft guide, skiing instructor, and marketing manager at a Maine resort, and marketing vice president at Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City. As executive director, he lobbies to protect public river access, to improve education for paddlers, and to release dammed up water for recreational use for a certain number of days each year.
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Legislation passed by the federal government in 2000 opened the way for ownership of around 300 lighthouses to be transferred to non-profit groups or local governments. When the 128-year-old Corolla Lighthouse became available, a struggle for ownership broke out between Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc., headquartered in Dare County, and the county government in Currituck County, where the lighthouse stands.
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24291
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This article presents various North Carolina stock picks for 2000 and the actual results over the past year of 1999.
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4028
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With the jobless rate so low, the competition among companies for good workers is keen. Getting workers is only half the battle; keeping them requires good benefits. Beyond the basics, employee wants include flexible schedules, fitness centers, health clinics, on-site child care, and tuition reimbursement.
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Herman Mazzeo, owner of Blue Birds Cabs, Inc., and Coy Lee Willard, Jr., owner of Willard's Cab Company, are engaged in a nasty, mud-slinging fight to be Winston-Salem's top cab company. The rivalry has gotten so bad that the city's Board of Aldermen may consider revoking licenses.
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After almost ninety years, Duke Power Co. is closing, in January, 1999, the last remaining twelve of its once sixty-three appliance stores. In a time when electric customers lacked outlets to purchase appliances, the stores, which were located mostly in the company's branch offices, were a convenience. With the coming of Wal-Mart and other megastores, the company can no longer compete pricewise.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 1, Jan 1999, p42
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4232
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The state's top seventy-five public companies are ranked by their May 1999 market value. Bank of America, First Union, and Duke Energy retained their first, second, and third rankings. RF Micro Devices made the biggest jump, moving from Number 59 to 19.
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Using 1998 revenues, the Arthur Anderson Accounting Firm ranked the state's top 100 private companies for Business North Carolina. Fifty-six percent of the companies are family-owned. General Parts, Inc. of Raleigh and Parkdale Mills, Inc. of Gastonia retained their 1998 rankings of first and second. Rodgers Builders, Inc. of Charlotte made the biggest jump, moving from ninety-first to thirty-eighth.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 19 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p36-37, 39, 41, 43, 45-49, il Periodical Website
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24299
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David Womick is CEO of Redneck Foods Inc. and planned to create a coast-to-coast barbecue restaurant chain. He is struggling to realize his dream, however, because of lack of funds. This article discusses the trials and tribulations of opening a business.