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Monday, May 23, 2016

Slateplate Shines at Raleigh Chamber Business Showcase

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase held recently at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown helped shine the spotlight on Slateplate (, the ultimate piece of style for serving and entertaining. The well-attended event saw a steady stream of interested business professionals visit the Slateplate exhibit where they were able to get a feel for the smooth, durable serving tray handcrafted from high-quality, natural slate right here in the U.S.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Build Your Happiness Toolkit Personal Wellness Program Scheduled for May 9

APEX, N.C. – North Carolina’s own Happy Fix® ( is continuing to give people the knowledge and nudges to live a happier life by presenting the personal wellness program “Build Your Happiness Toolkit” on May 9 at the Apex Community Center. This free workshop will be led by Stacy Menzies, chief happbassador (happiness ambassador) at Happy Fix and coordinator of the Triangle Happy Fix Meetup Group.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Industry Leader Caps Busy Week at Connect:ID International Conference in Washington, D.C. with Effort to Address Emerging Global Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. & SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A team from Integrated Biometrics LLC, developers of the compact, lightest, most reliable energy-efficient FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners in the world, visited Capitol Hill recently to advocate for increased use of new enrollment and verification technology to address emerging global issues. Company Vice President David Gerulski led the visit to Capitol Hill, spending time at the offices of Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy, both members of the congressional delegation representing South Carolina, home of Integrated Biometrics.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Media Alert: Border Security Tech Experts Available

DATE: Tuesday, March 22
WHO: Integrated Biometrics Technology Experts
WHAT: Available for interviews on border security tech to prevent terrorist attacks
WHERE: Phone or email interviews
CONTACT: David Menzies, PR Manager (919) 274-6862 or

DETAIL: Mobile identity leader Integrated Biometrics (IB) is providing access to members of its leadership team as experts to comment on border security tech to prevent terrorist attacks. This is in response to the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and calls from GOP Presidental Candidate Donald Trump to tighten U.S. borders to prevent similar attacks. The IB team can comment on recent technologies currently adopted by U.S. government agencies, as well as future advances and what they can and cannot do to prevent terrorism.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Myers Bigel Wins Inter Partes Review for Technology Client

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Litigation attorneys at award-winning Myers Bigel & Sibley, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, have recently secured a highly favorable inter partes review (IPR) final decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The attorneys also obtained a decision from the PTAB to not institute a trial in a related IPR proceeding.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Interpersonal Communication Still Matters

by David D. Menzies

RALEIGH, N.C. -- At a recent event in Raleigh -- the annual two-day 2016 CED Life Science Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center, presented each year by CED in partnership with NCBiotech and NCBio -- there were numerous opportunities to network. Some involved your basic hallway interactions, others at exhibit booths, still more at tables or in the next chair over at panel discussions and lectures. It was interesting to watch how people connected, and still more interesting to watch missed opportunities. The common thread in both cases was the ability of people to master the art of interpersonal communication.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

When Tech Reporting Goes Bad

by David D. Menzies

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The headline is intriguing: "Rise of Fingerprint Scanners Raises Security Questions" and the outlet is reputable: a major metropolitan area's National Public Radio (NPR) station. The description posted underneath the archived audio file continues to excite: "Fingerprint recognition technology is replacing passwords in smartphones, key fobs and many other consumer products. But how safe is it? Unlike resetting a password, regaining control of biometric data can be complicated." A review of the five-minute report, however, shows a reporter trying desperately to get his interview subject, the CEO of an international biometrics company, to give him the answer he wants despite the facts supporting a completely different conclusion. The result? A muddled mix of a misleading headline, unsupported assertions and an interviewee unnecessarily on the defensive, none of which moves an important technology discussion forward. Unfortunately, this is becoming an all-too-common situation with today's mainstream and industry media as outlets struggle with shrinking revenue and small, overworked staffs full of young, inexperienced journalists without the background or time to understand the technology they are reporting about.