January 30, 2015

Small Businesses Indicate Solid Optimism for 2015

  • 50% plan to add new employees, up from 31% in October
  • 61% expect sales increase in 2015, up from 49% previously
  • Overtime pay increases to 11.8% of base pay indicating a need for more employees

Small business owners began 2015 with the strongest optimism since January 2014 as evidenced by … read more

January 27, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn Durham-University Medical Center Receives 2014 Ramp-Up Award and the Pride Merit Award.

Hotel is Recognized with Top Honors as a High Achieving Hilton Garden Inn


Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announced Hilton Garden Inn Durham-University Medical Center as the 2014 Ramp-Up and Pride Merit winner. The hotel, located at 2102 W Main Street Durham, … read more

Is the City of Durham helping your small business? Tell us now!

Are you happy with your bottom line? What could take your small business to the next level? How can the City of Durham help you get there?

As the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development take stock of what they offer to help small businesses, they need … read more

January 20, 2015

Money, Marketing & Media Conference

If you are thinking about starting a small business or have already taken the plunge, this half-day conference on Jan. 24 will take you to the next level.

Hosted by The News and Observer’s ShopTalk Editor Jessica Giglio and Virginia Bridges and sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of … read more

Want Business Exposure?

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is always looking for ways to help its members gain exposure.

The Information and Resource display located in the lobby of the Chamber is a great, affordable way to do just that.

We’ve enlisted the help of marketing experts at Profile Display Inc. … read more

Give Blood

Hillandale Golf Course is proud to partner with the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive on

Thursday, February 12th
11 – 3:30. 

All donors will receive a FREE weekday green fee.  Please go to www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code:  “Hillandale” to register or call Donna Kimball at the Pro Shop read more

January 14, 2015

Grand Opening – Carolina Consignment Shop

Carolina Consignment Shop specializes in estate and consignment sales, hand-picked furniture, art & decor, as well as antique & vintage collectibles.

They strongly believe in supporting local artists and vendors whenever possible. On Broad Street, between Oval Park Grille and Watts Grocery, the location offers a high traffic platform for … read more

Caktus Group is adding 7 new full time positions in Durham this month

There is one remaining position open.

The positions range in skill level and include an administrative assistant, art director, developers, and a product manager. Three of the positions are the result of a U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to build a game app to help HIV positive youth.… read more

Moore & Van Allen Announces Newly Elected Firm Members

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that the following nine attorneys have been elected as the Firm’s newest members:  Benjamin P. Fryer, Jeffrey R. Gray, Patrick B. Horne, Matthew R. Mitchell, Felix C. Pelzer, Benjamin M. Pickett, William (Bill) D. Rust, Brennan E. Sheedy and Melinda (Mindy) read more

January 13, 2015

What’s up with Banks and Hotels?

The former Mutual Community Savings Bank, on the corner of Chapel Hill Street and the pedestrian alley known as Holland Street, is being transformed into the Durham Hotel and scheduled to open in spring 2015.  According to the Open Durham website, the Corcoran Hotel was built on the site at … read more