October 31, 2011

Governor Parris Glendening to speak in Durham

On Wednesday, November 2, former Maryland Governor and current President of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute, Parris Glendening, will visit Durham. Governor Glendening will discuss smart growth and global competitiveness; emphasizing the role transit plays and how it can work to support increasing needs within communities of scale.

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2011 Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception

You are cordially invited to the 2011 Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception on December 6! Click here to register and for more details!… read more

Something to lift your spooky spirits…

So, it’s Halloween and we came across this video and thought it was so very appropriate.  This is what creativity and time gets you (not to mention, gets you moving in your boring office chair)! Hope you enjoy this just as much as we did!

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October 28, 2011

Highlights from the Stampede – Sqord, Inc

We are three weeks away from the conclusion of the Stampede, so I am pulling together some short videos highlighting participating companies. This week, Sqord, Inc, founded by Coleman Greene, is sharing how they are using social games to encourage physical activity with kids. It’s a great example of a … read more

October 27, 2011

Durham welcomes new Walmart

It was all about community at the Grand Opening of Durham’s newest Walmart location!  About 100 people attended the event held Wednesday, October 26. City Councilman Mike Woodard joined the Walmart family for the official ribbon cutting ceremony as well as other business and community leaders.

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Women in Business Part II

The Chamber and its members were so very fortunate to have Charlotte McKines, VP of Global Marketing Communication and Channel Strategy for Merck & Co., Inc. as the keynote speaker of the second installment of the Women in Business Luncheon Series.

Charlotte is a true leader, a creative visionary, a … read more

October 26, 2011

Women in Business Part III

Join us for the third installment of the Women in Business Luncheon Series. Hear from Iris Ramirez Reese, Founder & CEO of Fusion Multicultural Marketing & Communications.  Click here to register!… read more

October 25, 2011

Durham’s Startup Ecosystem in the Spotlight

On Monday, we were fortunate enough to host the senior editor of The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal, and Sarah Rich, of Longshot and The Atlantic. They were in Durham as part of a startup tour of the South–a sort of rolling write-up of cities taking creative approaches to driving … read more

It’s Homecoming Ya’ll

This might be a normal week for most in the Bull City, but I will tell you, this is not a regular week…it’s HOMECOMING Ya’ll!

North Carolina Central University celebrates its 2011 Homecoming this week! Eagles from all around the country will descend on Durham this week and I can’t … read more

October 19, 2011

CFD results are in!

This is an update to a previous post regarding last weekend’s Creative Food Design (CFD) event held at the Farmers Market Pavilion downtown.  As one of four judges, I have to say, it was a very cool event to be part of and the entries were quite creative. 


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