April 27, 2012

NewMe Meetup

Roderick Frizzelle, a Stampede 2.0 entrepreneur, is leading a new meetup group called NewMe. NewMe is part of a national network of minority entrepreneurs, primarily in tech, that is working to support minority startups with networking and advising. I can’t say enough good things about Roderick and I think this … read more

10-Digit Dialing

Less than a month ago, 10-digit dialing began in the 919 area code. Since that time, the number of misdials to 911 has greatly increased.

Should you accidentally dial 911 instead of 919, please do not hang up when you reach the emergency center. Instead, stay on the line and … read more

April 25, 2012

What will Durham be like in 10 years?

At last week’s Economic Development Summit – Durham 2.0, we showed a few videos submitted by Chamber members about what they thought Durham’s business climate would be like in 10 years. We received tons of videos, and it was impossible for us to share all of the at the Summit. … read more

April 24, 2012

The Time Before Two

At last week’s Economic Development Summit, a history of Durham and its economy was delivered by the Chamber’s President & CEO Casey Steinbacher. The Dr. Seuss inspired piece entitled, The Time Before Two, was co-written by Ted Abernathy, President & CEO of the Southern Growth Policies Board and Steinbacher. Attendees … read more

April 13, 2012

Tunnels in Durham

Have you explored the tunnels under Durham’s West Village? The new property manager, Maureen McDivett, hopes to soon offer tours of the West Village buildings and is working with the City of Durham to open the wrought-iron gates of the complex property during the day to let traffic pass through. … read more

April 12, 2012

Stampede company update

I had a minute on Thursday to catch up with Stampede 2.0 company, Pluribus Systems, which is building a really slick technology that makes online credit card transactions safer. Check out the video below with David Foster, co-founder of Pluribus, which is now based in downtown Durham. If you are … read more

April 2, 2012

Chamber takes position on Amendment One

“The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce opposes Amendment One for the following reasons:

1. The process by which Amendment One was presented to the voters and questions raised by text of the proposal appear to put at risk domestic partner benefit plans that are common among the Chamber’s members. It … read more