Bank takes advantage of Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage program 58-megawatt solar power plant planned for Catawba County CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wells Fargo has become the latest large energy user to execute a renewable power agreement under Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage (GSA) program – building on the solar expansion in North Carolina. Wells Fargo…

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Novant Health has named Erik Helms as the new senior vice president and chief payor performance officer. In addition to leading the business development and sales team, he will oversee Novant Health’s payor relationships and lead the system’s pricing strategy. Helms will report to John Gizdic, executive vice president and chief business development officer,…

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White House announces federal government will not store citizens’ vaccine data or status WILMINGTON, N.C., With the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations well underway, many organizations in the United States are now turning their attention to vaccine passports – a way for individuals to prove they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes the White House, which in March, suggested…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Truist received the highest possible overall rating of “Outstanding” from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for its most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination period. “Truist’s community development lending provides capital that impacts community and socioeconomic needs,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kelly S. King. “Since our previous evaluation, we’ve identified and responded to community…

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Raleigh, N.C. – Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 96 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in three, and remained unchanged in one. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.9 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 4.0 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. Among the…

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WILMINGTON, N.C., a leading global contract research organization, will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 8 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) to discuss its first quarter 2021 financial results. Investors and other interested parties may listen to a live webcast of the conference call by logging on to the investors section of PPD’s…

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PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Duke Energy has awarded $90,000 to 18 Indiana economic development groups for the 2021 Marketing Partnership Program. Each group was awarded $5,000. “Duke Energy is committed to strengthening collaborative efforts with our local and regional economic development partners,” said Erin Schneider, Indiana director of economic development for Duke Energy. “These grants provide…

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‘There is no consistent or factual standard being applied here. It’s just a fake narrative gaining speed by its own momentum… Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box.’ LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding disinformation…

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Hometown Revitalization grants will provide funding for 20 local microgrant programs. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for small businesses across North Carolina. To support community needs, the Duke Energy Foundation today announced $500,000 in funding to help local businesses – from restaurants to retailers – pivot to accommodate the changing environment through…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., AvidXchange, the leading provider of accounts payable (AP) and payment automation solutions for the middle market, today released the second report in its Middle Market Spending Trends series based on data captured from the 12 million payments processed annually through the AvidPay Network. The latest research shows that overall spending by middle market companies increased six…

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