July 31, 2012

Startup Stampede launches seven new companies

The third installment of the Bull City Startup Stampede concluded last night with pitches from the seven participating companies. Over 120 people from throughout the Triangle’s startup ecosystem, including early-stage investors, heard the companies’ final pitches, their progress made during the 60-day initiative, and their next steps at downtown Durham’s read more

July 26, 2012

Partnership for a Healthy Durham

Did you know that 65% of Durham County adults are obese or overweight?  When employees have poor diets and are physically inactive, their health suffers. Four of the 10 leading causes of death in North Carolina are related to obesity: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some kinds of … read more

July 24, 2012

Duke MBA Students Offer Consulting Services to Small Businesses

MBA students at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business want to help Triangle-area small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that are in need of consulting help but are unable to pay the typical fees of consulting agencies.

Through the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum, MBA students can take a for-credit course … read more

July 19, 2012

Leadership Durham 40th Anniversary Video

Check out this video commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Leadership Durham! Thanks to all that participated and to Simple Syrup for producing the video.

View the Leadership Durham 40th Anniversary Videoread more

July 18, 2012

Tips from today’s Chamber U

This morning’s Chamber U demonstrated ways that small businesses could utilize LinkedIn to connect with professionals and grow their business base. Check out the tips, tricks and tools below that attendees learned about this morning.


  1. Change your URL in your profile from the random letters/numbers to your name
  2. Keep
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July 17, 2012

Food for thought…

I recently ran across an article that shares an interesting perspective on how immigration, as it stands currently, can impact the cost of nutritious food in our country.  Having served on the board for Seeds (a non-profit that teaches children respect for the earth, themselves, and each other) for three … read more

July 12, 2012

Zeek announces partnership with NCPTA

It’s always pleasing to see our Bull City Startup Stampede companies hit major milestones. And I have the fortunate position of getting to brag on them when they do! So this month, I am spotlighting a Startup Stampede 2.0 company, Zeek (www.getzeek.com), which is based in the American … read more

July 11, 2012

Durham featured in Business North Carolina Magazine

In case you missed it, Durham was featured in the June issue of Business North Carolina. Click here to view the full article.… read more

July 5, 2012

Leadership Durham 40th Anniversary

Leadership Durham is 40! Join us as we celebrate one of the oldest chamber leadership programs in the southeast! A luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 19.  Click here to register. … read more