December 27, 2011

2012 Presents a New Opportunity to Own Your Own Business

With a new year on the horizon, it’s a perfect time to dream about the future and set new goals and resolutions.  If your plans include starting a new business, the best place to start is with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).

The SBA has an office in … read more

December 21, 2011

So…what’s The Smoffice?

We are at it again! The Chamber and Downtown Durham Inc. are gearing up for the next initiative focused on entrepreneurship – The Smoffice.

What’s The Smoffice you ask? Check out the link below and get the details. Also, check out for updates and information!

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December 19, 2011

Our staff has really been motivated and encouraged to give back this holiday, so we decided not to do a traditional holiday gathering and volunteer a very precious commodity – time!

We began our Staff Service Day at Parkwood Elementary in sneakers and running clothes  to volunteer with Playworks. … read more

December 15, 2011

30 foot Frosty on Geer Street

While you and your family are out cruising around looking at lights during the holidays, please drive by 1303 E. Geer Street to check out the larger than life Frosty the Snowman! 

Some of the scaffold erectors at Associated Scaffolding took it upon themselves, after their regular shift, to erect … read more

December 8, 2011

‘Tis the season to give back!

I wanted to give more this holiday season, so I cut off my healthy hair (14 inches) and donated it to Locks of Love.  Durham Chamber member Sheer Bliss Salon helped me find a style that was fun and not a lot of work. The owner, Marti Jenkins, specializes … read more

December 2, 2011

3D this holiday season?

3D has been on the cusp of breaking into our homes for a few years now, but consumers have tended kept their wallet in their pocket even though a wide range of 3D TVs and other devices are now available. Here’s what broadcasters and TV manufacturers need to address to … read more

December 1, 2011

Bootstrapping the Bull City

A few weeks back, I served on a panel for Triangle Entrepreneur Week titled “How to Foster a Community for Entrepreneurs.” Joining me on the panel were Matthew Coppedge of Downtown Durham, Inc., Mary Ann Baldwin, Raleigh City Council member, Derek Minor of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and Jeff Singh, … read more