Durham company invests in IT recycling company.

* SJF Ventures, Durham and New York, announced $6.5 million investment in Intechra Holding Corp., company helping large businesses recycle computers, servers, monitors and printers in compliance with privacy regulations and environmental laws.

* Private fundraising dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Greensboro, raised $5,100 for Alight Incorporated, nonprofit providing support for breast cancer patients and their families.

* Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education received Most Outstanding Nonprofit Organization Award at Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day Celebration Nov. 16.

* Charlotte-based Opera Carolina’s subscription sales for 2006-2007 season increased by 320 subscriptions, 6 percent over last year.

* Independent film company Laufer Film and Carmike Theaters announced joint sponsorship of benefit advance screening of “Christmas at Maxwell’s” Nov. 28 in new HiDef format at area Carmike theaters; all ticket proceeds go to American Cancer Society local offices.

* Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County announced partnership to treat stray animals with illnesses or injuries to improve chances of adoption.

* Winter Walk for AIDS, benefiting Triad Health Project and other Triad organizations addressing HIV and AIDS, to take place Dec. 3, with 100 teams registered as of Nov. 17.

* Third annual Where Hope Grows luncheon benefiting The Family Center, Charlotte, raised $94,000 for agency’s child abuse prevention and treatment services.

* North Carolina Writers’ Network announced opening of applications for Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, with winner to receive $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. Visit www.ncwriters.org to view guidelines and other information.

* All Food Lion stores to participate in “Shopping for Second Harvest” through Dec. 30 to support local food banks in America’s Second Harvest Network.

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