July 30, 2013

Syngenta to Expand in Durham County

Raleigh, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Syngenta, one of the largest agribusiness companies in the world, will expand its crop protection and seed development operations in Durham County. The company plans to create 150 new jobs in North Carolina by … read more

July 29, 2013

“Cool” festival coming to Durham

The Art of Cool Project is bringing the coolest music festival to downtown Durham in April 2014. But before they can make that happen, they need YOUR support to prove to large sponsors and stakeholders that there is community buy-in with numbers and with cash dollars through pledges through the … read more

July 25, 2013

10 Ways to Retain Top Employees

Now that the economy is improving, employers across the country are once again hiring and expanding their workforce.  As a result, employees, many who remained in their current jobs during the economic downturn, are seeking new career opportunities.  How can today’s businesses retain their best employees, who may be fielding … read more

July 15, 2013

Benefits of Employee Volunteerism

Many U.S. organizations support employee volunteerism by offering paid time off for volunteer work, or through financial support for a particular nonprofit initiative.  Companies that make this commitment are not only helping communities, but they also are promoting employee and business growth.  Some of the benefits include:

  • Skills Development.  
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July 1, 2013

Free IT Training, Online Learning

Microsoft has free training online via the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) – online learning from experts to help technologists continually learn with hundreds of courses.  Their mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is … read more