May 27, 2015

Using Social Media to Screen Job Applicants

With constant access to technology, it has become second nature to use the Internet to find out more about people. Do they use Instagram, what do they tweet about and what do they like on Facebook?


But companies hiring employees should resist that urge. Visiting social media sites can … read more

May 26, 2015

Public Policy Updates

Road Diet Proposal:

The section of US 15-501 Business under consideration for a road diet is from University Drive to Chapel Hill Rd.  NCDOT is resurfacing this street this summer which is what provides the opportunity to restripe the street.

Currently a five lane street, Restriping under consideration is three … read more

Transportation Committee Update

Beau Memory, executive director of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority was the May 26 speaker. Beau provided the committee with a snapshot of how business is faring within the Authority along with addressing the escalating cost associated with infrastructure improvements throughout North Carolina.  Memory also SB188- Adjust Cap on Turnpike read more

May 22, 2015

Schulman IRB to House Review Board and Operational Support at RTP Office

Schulman Associates IRB, Inc., the industry-leading central IRB in customer service and technology, has announced board expertise and operational support to be based at its new office on Laboratory Drive in Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina.

Last month, Schulman announced the signing of a long-term lease in Research Triangle … read more

May 19, 2015

ACC Baseball Tournament Photo Contest

Keep your phones handy this week and email any candid pictures from anywhere in Durham *** associated with the ACC Baseball tournament to, or

You can also post your photos to social media using #ACCBase

Best Photo Winner - $200.00 the Streets at Southpoint gift card … read more

May 7, 2015

Downtown Durham Lighting Improvements

Downtown Durham Inc. has partnered with MHAworks Architecture to study pedestrian-scale lighting solutions for downtown Durham along Main Street. The accelerated growth of downtown Durham creates a need to enhance the pedestrian experience. Additionally, large, dense trees creating dark areas at night can inhibit the walkability of downtown to visitors … read more

McDonald York Expands Operational Team

McDonald York Building Company ( is pleased to announce that as part of their Operational Excellence Program, they have added four highly talented individuals to become members of the operations team and promoted two current team members to Superintendent.

New Hires

As its new Project Manager, Parker Hawkins … read more

May 6, 2015

After the Dinosaur: The Sell of Bronto and Durham’s Entrepreneurial Success

To say that Durham is in the midst of an entrepreneurial boom would be an understatement.

In the last two years, six companies in Durham have been acquired for a combined total of more than one billion dollars. The latest is Bronto, acquired last month for $200 million. Each of … read more