September 29, 2011

Angie’s List?

Just what is Angie’s list, why do businesses /consumers need to know about it, and who is the real “Angie”?

Is it even relevant to the Durham Business community? You decide…

I recently had a great cup of coffee with Ruthy Jones at Rue Cler.  She’s the client representative … read more

Women in Business Part II

Join us for the second installment of the Women In Business Luncheon Series. Hear from Charlotte McKines, Vice President of Global Marketing Communications for Merck & Co. Click here to register!… read more

September 27, 2011

MED Week is October 3-7!

Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week is October 3-7. Each year, the Bull City participates in the national week long event.  Since 1982, the U.S. President has proclaimed a National MED Week observance to recognize the outstanding achievements of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and to honor those corporations and financial institutions … read more

September 22, 2011

Business Excellence Awards nominee videos

So, we had some pretty awesome nominees for this year’s Business Excellence Awards. Nearly 40 organizations were nominated this year! We thought that it was befitting to honor these organizations with a brief video clip at the Awards to highlight the success and accomplishments.

Click here to see the nominees, … read more

HELP Build Durham/RTP’s Talent Pipeline – TODAY!

Attention business professionals! I need your input!

The Chamber and Durham Public Schools are seeking information on careers and skill sets needed for Durham and RTP-based businesses and organizations. 

Why do we care?  DPS wants to bring relevance into the classroom and guidance office by sharing information about your future … read more

September 21, 2011

So, what’s a “Wynn” Toss?

It’s that time of year again…time for the Chamber’s Golf Classic. As we prepare for this highly anticipated event, we would be remiss if we did not take a moment to recognize the “Wynn” Toss.

The “Wynn” Toss is named after longtime Chamber Board Member Phail Wynn (former president of … read more

Creative Food Drive is VERY Durham!

C.F.D {Creative Food Drive} is a community charity event/competition where local professionals and students will put their creativity to the test by designing and constructing anything they can imagine out of non-perishable food items. Submissions will be judged and all items will be donated to the Food Bank of Central … read more

September 20, 2011

Startup Stampede Begins

Monday marked the first day of the Bull City Startup Stampede and I have to say, I’m really excited about this batch of entrepreneurs. We have 13 startups participating this fall and these entrepreneurs are hitting the ground running. Last Friday, we started with an orientation to downtown Durham and … read more

September 19, 2011

Did you know the Chamber has super powers?

Well, probably not the kind you are thinking of, but we think when it comes to making connections for you and your business, we are pretty mighty! Just ask any of our members! We take direct connections to another level which results in not only return on investment, but value … read more

HFNH leading the way

This month, I accepted an invitation to serve on the board of Housing for New Hope.  I’m proud to have the opportunity to do so. Given a strong tenet of the Chamber is community engagement, staff are strongly encouraged to pursue active roles in the community. 

If you are … read more