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Balfour Beatty Ranked No. 1 Top Southeast Education Contractor by Engineering News-Record

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 5:55pm

The ENR Southeast ranking includes data submitted by general contractors operating in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.

Key Points: 
  • The ENR Southeast ranking includes data submitted by general contractors operating in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.
  • Education is a strategic market for Balfour Beatty across the country, including the companys Southeast operations that was awarded $278.85 million in K-12 and higher education revenue in 2019.
  • With K-12 education expertise based throughout the Southeast region in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington, Atlanta and Decatur.
  • Balfour Beatty is ranked among the top domestic building contractors in the United States by Engineering News-Record.

Duke Energy provides $648,000 in grants to build diverse workforce in North Carolina

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 4:53pm

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work.

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  • The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work.
  • The Foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts, and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars.
  • Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S.
  • Duke Energy is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

Bank of America's Chief Operations and Technology Officer Cathy Bessant Joins Year Up Charlotte to Celebrate First Graduating Class

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

"Year Up is highly effective in attracting smart, motivated young people with diverse backgrounds who will be our leaders of the future," said Cathy.

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  • "Year Up is highly effective in attracting smart, motivated young people with diverse backgrounds who will be our leaders of the future," said Cathy.
  • Bank of America hosted 39 Year Up interns as part of the inaugural class.
  • Trinity Simpson, one of the students graduating from Year Up Charlotte's first class, will deliver the keynote speech.
  • For more Bank of America news, including dividend announcements and other important information, visit the Bank of America newsroom and register for news email alerts.

Duke Energy announces $750,000 in grants for North Carolina nonprofits dedicated to social justice, racial equity

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 4:34pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced a new $750,000 grant opportunity through the Duke Energy Foundation for North Carolina nonprofit organizations working for social justice and racial equity.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced a new $750,000 grant opportunity through the Duke Energy Foundation for North Carolina nonprofit organizations working for social justice and racial equity.
  • The company has committed to an annual social justice and racial equity grant cycle for at least three years in North Carolina.
  • "Duke Energy is committed to addressing racism in our state," said Stephen De May, Duke Energy's North Carolina president.
  • All regions of North Carolina served by Duke Energy Progress or Duke Energy Carolinas are eligible.

Centene To Establish New East Coast Headquarters In Charlotte

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 5:47pm

ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will establish an East Coast headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, after completing a comprehensive evaluation process.

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  • ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will establish an East Coast headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, after completing a comprehensive evaluation process.
  • "Charlotte has great talent, excellent infrastructure and a real commitment to sustainable development," said Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President and CEO of Centene.
  • "We are pleased to expand our partnership with the city of Charlotte, the county of Mecklenburg, and the state of North Carolina.
  • Currently, Centene has nearly 600 employees already based in North Carolina across locations in Charlotte, Durham and Wilmington.

MedShift Experiences Notable Growth During First Half-Year Period of 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MedShift , a leading medical technology provider, has reported year to date growth of 40% in 2020, despite many obstacles created as a result of COVID-19.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MedShift , a leading medical technology provider, has reported year to date growth of 40% in 2020, despite many obstacles created as a result of COVID-19.
  • The beginning of this year provided many obstacles for businesses and agencies everywhere, but we are fortunate to see continued success through this challenging period at MedShift."
  • In 2020 MedShift has been successful in increasing its device portfolio from nine devices to 24.
  • MedShift's in-house communications agency, MedShift Connect , has seen notable growth in 2020 as well.

Duke's Mayonnaise Announced as Title Sponsor for Charlotte Kickoff and Bowl Games

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:01pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TheCharlotte Sports Foundation (CSF)today announced that Carolinas-foundedDuke's Mayonnaisehas become the new title sponsor of the regular season college football game and postseason bowl game played in Charlotte.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TheCharlotte Sports Foundation (CSF)today announced that Carolinas-foundedDuke's Mayonnaisehas become the new title sponsor of the regular season college football game and postseason bowl game played in Charlotte.
  • The partnership with Duke's Mayonnaise, a staple in southern recipes for over 100 years, begins with this year's games.
  • The two games have had a combined economic impact of $145 million to the Charlotte community over the past three years.
  • "CSF is very proud to announce Duke's Mayonnaise as our new title sponsor," saidDanny Morrison, executive directorof the Charlotte Sports Foundation.

Honeywell and Charlotte Center City Partners Launch Small Business Innovation Fund

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 4:00pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell and Charlotte Center City Partners today announced the creation of the Center City Small Business Innovation Fund, an initiative designed to spur and support innovation and adaptation by storefront small businesses as they adapt to new economic realities caused by the COVID-19 crisis and economic downturn.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell and Charlotte Center City Partners today announced the creation of the Center City Small Business Innovation Fund, an initiative designed to spur and support innovation and adaptation by storefront small businesses as they adapt to new economic realities caused by the COVID-19 crisis and economic downturn.
  • "Our Center City has been a leading force for recovery and resiliency in the past and will play a unique and foundational role in Charlotte's return," said Michael J. Smith, President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners.
  • The Center City Small Business Innovation Fund will open for applications on June 26, 2020.
  • Charlotte Center City Partners envisions and activates strategies and actions that will assure Charlotte Center City is a welcoming an equitable, economically vibrant, culturally rich, and beloved place for all.

Truist Announces Second-Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call Details

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 2:23pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --As previously announced, Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) will report its second-quarter 2020 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --As previously announced, Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) will report its second-quarter 2020 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
  • The conference call can be accessed by dialing 866-519-2796 and using passcode 892418.
  • A replay of the conference call will be available by telephone for 30 days at 888-203-1112; use passcode 892418.
  • Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020.

Albemarle Corporation to Participate in Deutsche Bank's Virtual 11th Annual Global Industrials & Materials Summit

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 9:15pm

The webcast will be accessible at the time of the event through the Events and Presentations page on Albemarle's website at http://investors.albemarle.com .

Key Points: 
  • The webcast will be accessible at the time of the event through the Events and Presentations page on Albemarle's website at http://investors.albemarle.com .
  • Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts.
  • We power the potential of companies in many of the world's largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics.
  • Albemarle employs approximately 6,000 people and serves customers in approximately 75 countries.