October 30, 2015

Durham Ranked in Top Ten Best Places for Black Entrepreneurs to Find Success

A new report from GoodCall.com reveals which U.S. metro areas provide the best opportunity for success for African American-owned businesses, based on the firm’s analysis of official government data. A total of 378 metro areas were assessed based on economic health, educational attainment, networking opportunity and unemployment rates.
“African Americans … read more

October 29, 2015

Duke Energy: Protecting Customers from Utility Scammers

Duke Energy is ramping up efforts to protect customers from the long-running scam targeting customers of utility service providers across the country.

The company has launched a new multi-week social media campaign with content focused on identifying the tricks scammers use to get money from customers, and how customers can … read more

October 26, 2015

2016 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

SBA is now accepting nominations for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

The … read more

October 23, 2015

Put a Little Calm Into Your Life

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Imagine being surrounded by vibrant fall colors, serenaded by the sound of cascading water accompanying vintage Frank Sinatra music in the background.

Imagine being mesmerized by the red and yellow flames emanating gently from a fire pit while sipping wine and savoring the flavors in freshly made crepes.

And if … read more

October 19, 2015

Three Durham Startups Selected for Google’s Scale-Up Exchange Program

The first week in November, eleven startups from around the world will come to Galvanize’s San Francisco campus to learn, network and build relationships that can take their company to the next level.  The company’s selected are a part of Google for Entrepreneurs Scale-up Exchange program. Three companies from Durham … read more

BlueCross BlueShield Offers ACA Education and Enrollment at Northgate Mall

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has established a kiosk at Northgate Mall, which will offer education and enrollment information for the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period Tuesday, October 20, 2015 through Thursday, January 31, 2016.

Authorized BCBSNC agents will offer information and guidance on specified days throughout the … read more

October 13, 2015

An Epic Night for Economic Development

Monday night, October 12 was an epic night in Durham County’s history. The Durham County Board of Commissioners started the epic night by participating in a signing ceremony to formally execute the Public-Private Projects Agreement between Durham County Government and Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina.

On September 28, 2015, … read more

October 12, 2015

Public-Private Partnerships in the Post-Recession World

by Durham Chamber Board Chair Bill Brian

Post-recession economic realities are forcing developers and local governments to collaborate on financing the infrastructure needed to support private real estate projects. Although some states, North Carolina being one, may present a treacherous legal  landscape for such collaboration, that landscape can be traversed read more

October 9, 2015

Durham Chamber Selects Executive Search Firm to Lead CEO & President Search

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce has selected Jorgenson Consulting to lead the search for the next Durham Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. The Durham Chamber Search Committee, headed by incoming board chair Farad Ali, reviewed several proposals before deciding on Jorgenson.

“The Durham Chamber is a vital economic … read more

October 2, 2015

We’re Eating Our Way Through Durham

Here at the Chamber, there are two things we love: Durham and food! If you didn’t know it, we are true foodies. That’s why we are launching a new campaign to Eat Our Way Through Durham. With a new restaurant nearly every week, we have a huge challenge, but trust … read more