July 28, 2010 12:00

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THe ONe THAT GOT AwAy

The principals behind start-up company Apixir Pharma Sciences have decided against opening a laboratory at Premier office & Technology in High Point, after publicly exploring the possibility and obtaining a pledge of $35,000 in incentives from the city council. loren Hill, president of High Point economic Development corp., said in a July 23 release that the principals have decided not to go forward with plans to form the company, and will not open facilities in High Point or form a company at any other location at this time. The three partners, who respectively live in Guilford county, New Jersey and california, had considered opening a laboratory to research, develop and manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients and drug components for eventual product development.

In early June, the principals had announced plans to create 25 jobs paying between $40,000 and $50,000 and to add $2 million to the tax base in the first three years’ of their company’s existence.

FRee SemiNAR GeARed TO Help bUSiNeSSeS wiTH ReCeSSiON-eRA mARKeTiNG

The city of Greensboro’s minority/Women’s Business enterprise program hosts a small business briefing to teach entrepreneurs how to market their companies during an economic recession at the Nussbaum Room in the central library on Aug. 5 at 8:30 a.m. The free quarterly seminar, “Access to success,” will feature a presentation by Spitfire Marketing & Creative. To reserve a seat, call 336.373.2674 or 336.387.8322.

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