April 28, 2015

Howerton Appointed to National Economic Development Task Force

Durham County Commission Vice Chair Brenda Howerton has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) International Economic Development Task Force for the 2014-2015 term . The appointment was made last month by NACo President Riki Hokama.

According to Hokama, “Committee leadership at the National Level is a serious … read more

April 22, 2015

Job Burnout: Extinguishing the Flames of Workplace Discontent

At one time or another everyone has experienced a bad day at work. When deadlines loom large, meetings abound, and requests from clients and colleagues are overwhelming, it can depress and frustrate even the most positive employee.  Fortunately, these challenging periods are typically short-lived, and the employee returns to a … read more

Costly Mistakes Can Undermine the Success (Or Existence) of Growing Young Companies

It’s no secret that starting a business presents daunting challenges and many new ventures have a high failure rate. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), only about half of all businesses founded in a given year are still in existence five years later. In addition, the DOL statistics … read more

April 15, 2015

The Role of the Environment in Recruiting Top Talent

There is a growing recognition that the health of our natural resources and the health of the economy go hand in hand.  In Durham, we hear this most in terms of recruiting top talent to the area.  Clean air and water, places for recreation, safe and local sources of food … read more

April 14, 2015

Congratulations Duke Blue Devils

The Duke pep band and Duke cheerleaders entertained the crowd, followed by a welcome from Durham Chamber President Casey Steinbacher.

The celebration was  presented by the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Durham Inc., The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, The City of Durham, and Durham County to recognize and … read more

Rise of the Rest Tour Comes to Durham

We’d like to invite you to two special events on May 5 as part of the “Rise of the Rest” tour with Steve Case. As you may have heard Steve Case, the founder of America Online and Chair and CEO of Revolution, will be holding a series of public … read more

Open Software Integrators is Now Mammoth Data

Open Software Integrators, the leader in Big Data consulting and professional services, has rebranded as Mammoth Data. The new corporate identity reflects the company’s focus on helping companies turn their unstructured information into actionable business intelligence through the use of Big Data technologies like Hadoop®, Cassandra, MongoDB, Couchbase and Neo4j.… read more

April 1, 2015

Economic Development News: BioCryst; IBM & Quintiles

Durham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is receiving $12 million from the federal government to fund further development of a possible drug to treat the deadly Ebola virus. Two vaccines are currently being tested in Africa, but no effective treatment exists.

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an “Internet of Things” division … read more

Full Frame: Coming Home and Leaning Forward

Every April film makers and film lovers converge on downtown Durham for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The country’s first and largest film festival devoted solely to documentaries is a “home away from home” for film makers; giving them an opportunity to step away from the red carpets of … read more

How the Art Institute is Creating a Win Win for Durham

Durham is one of America’s ‘creative class’ capitals. And the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, has made it their mission to keep it that way.

 Not only does their curriculum prepare students for careers in, for example, graphic design, fashion and the culinary arts, but they’re sending the best and brightest … read more