* Jennifer Manocchio, vice president of Sweeney Public Relations, Wilmington, name board chair of Southeastern North Carolina Division of the March of Dimes.
* Women’s Resource Center, Hickory, extended deadline to March 1 for submissions to writing project, “Voices and Vision-A Collection of Writings By and About Empowered Women;” details online.
* NewBridge Bank, Greensboro, launched Teacher Recognition Award honoring outstanding public school teachers in Piedmont Triad area; 11 teachers each to receive $1,000 award.
* Women’s Center of Wake County, Raleigh, to host 4th Annual Bachelor Bid for Charity, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., North Raleigh Hilton; includes bachelor bid, silent auction, raffle, dancing, and hors d’oeuvers. Visit website for information.
* Mothering Across Continents, Charlotte, collected $44,000 in 2007 from contributions, sponsorships, and event-ticket sales, and already has distributed $25,000 to three projects in Africa.