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Archive: March 2016

House Bill 2-Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2)

By: ChamberMarketing | March 29, 2016

On Wednesday, March 23rd, the North Carolina General Assembly reconvened for a Special Session to take up House Bill 2-Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2). The legislation passed the North Carolina House of Representatives with a vote of 83-24. Immediately following, the Bill was taken up in the...

Statement on HB 2

By: ChamberMarketing | March 24, 2016

“The Chamber’s position on LGBT issues has remained consistent since it first opposed Amendment One in 2012,” said Bill Brian, immediate past chairman of the Chamber Board and present chairman of the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee. “The Chamber always has been supportive of the LGBT community and civil rights...

Member Spotlight: Exchange Family Center

By: ChamberMarketing | March 15, 2016

Rachel is the Executive Director at Exchange Family Center. Although she has worked at Exchange Family Center since 2000, she recently took on the Executive Director role. What is your favorite thing about working at Exchange Family Center? Love seeing the small but sustainable changes that we help families...

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

By: ChamberMarketing | March 15, 2016

On March 8, the Durham Chamber, in partnership with Business Forward, held a business leader briefing with Robert D. Manogue, director of the Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Manogue provided an update on TPP the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP would reduce or eliminate 18,000 tariffs on...

Investor Spotlight: Longfellow Real Estate Partners – Durham ID

By: ChamberMarketing | March 15, 2016

Longfellow Real Estate Partners serves the unique demands of science and technology companies and focuses on the most innovative cluster locations in the US, including Durham. The firm acquires and develops facilities in strategic locations and builds long-term relationships with research-centric organizations including life science companies, universities, medical centers...