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DPAC moves up to No. 2 in rankings of busiest theaters
The Durham Performing Arts Center has taken the No. 2 spot in two magazines’ rankings of most highly attended theater venues in America. For the first six months of 2015, DPAC was behind only the Fox Theater in Atlanta in total attendance, according to rankings in Pollstar Magazine and in Venues Today. DPAC's current ranking is up from where it stood earlier this year. Pollstar and Venues Today ranked DPAC No. 4 and Billboard ranked the venue No. 3 among venues of its size and type. Now in its…

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:24:23 +0000

Meijer opens Wauwatosa, Oak Creek stores
The latest of what will soon be a dozen new Wisconsin Meijer stores open Tuesday in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek, adding a strong grocery component to two up-and-coming developments. In Tosa, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer Inc. opens near the fast-developing Mayfair Collection, a neighborhood which will soon see more than 1,000 new apartments and other housing plus an Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market. Meijer's Oak Creek location is part of the new Drexel Town Square development, and only a stone's…

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:24:05 +0000

D.C. home values reach new peak
Home prices continue to rise nationwide with the District and 15 states reaching new peaks in June, according to real estate firm CoreLogic Inc. CoreLogic says its Home Price Index was up 6.5 percent nationwide from June 2014, the 40th consecutive month of year-over-year increases. Gains in the Washington metro are more tame, up 2.5 percent from a year ago. That's the smallest annual gain among the 10 largest metro areas. Dallas and Houston led year-over-year gains in June, up 8.6 percent and 7.4…

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:23:55 +0000

Acumera enlists Tabitha Greiner as chief security officer
Acumera Inc. has hired payments security specialist Tabitha Greiner as chief security officer. Greiner is a certified information systems security professional and a PCI security standards council internal security assessor, according to a Monday announcement. She was previously the director of security services for San Antonio-based ComplyGuard Networks Inc. and a consultant for Verizon Business and Chicago-based Trustwave Holdings Inc., her online profile indicates. Austin-based Acumera Inc.,…

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:21:52 +0000

Bravo! Atlanta Ballet hits 20-year high in sales
The Atlanta Ballet’s 2014-2015 season was its best in two decades. The organization reported Tuesday it generated 3.1 million in box offices sales -- the highest since 1995. And nearly 72,000 attended its performances last season. It also ended the season with a balanced operating budget and saw an increase of more than $1 million in contributed income, including more than $650,000 in foundation support, totaling $4.1 million. Grants included gifts from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation,…

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:20:57 +0000

Study: Birmingham among best for withstanding inflation
Birmingham might not have rebounded from the recession with the same fervor as Austin or Nashville, but it does have one big metric in its favor: inflation resistance. A new study by SmartAsset looked at which metros have withstood inflation the best over the past decade, and Birmingham ranked near the top. With a 16 percent increase in purchasing power and a 0.6 percent increase in cost of living, Birmingham ranked first in Alabama for inflation resistance. It ranked 103rd nationally. The Magic…

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:20:28 +0000

City partners with Etsy to offer entrepreneurship training for locals
Etsy Inc. will soon offer craft entrepreneurship training to Louisville residents. Etsy, the peer-to-peer e-commerce website, will launch a three-week program called Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship this month. The program provides training to low-income or underemployed people to help them sell their products online, according to a news release. Louisville Forward, the city's department of economic development, has worked with Etsy to launch the free program here. Louisville Forward will cover the…

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:20:17 +0000

Amid tech's 'boys club' turmoil, women med device startups find a home
Holly Rockweiler wants to make this clear from the start: Her medical device startup is not making a vibrator. Instead, her company, called Madorra, is developing a type of pad that when placed in a woman's underwear — similar to a tampon — stimulates vaginal tissue. It isn't a sex toy, but renewing vaginal tissue and eliminating vaginal dryness could have a profound impact on women, particularly cancer survivors, who find sex painful or impossible. Madorra is early in its life, but Rockweiler…

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:19:25 +0000

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