October 30, 2017

Shop Small | Shop Local Events

Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Shop Small Items Give-Away, Pour Durham – 202 N. Corcoran Street (from 4 to 6 p.m.) and All Day at the Chamber’s office

Saturday, November 25—Shop Small Kick-off: Coffee and Donuts at The Regulator bookshop on 9th Street, beginning at 10 a.m., provided by the … read more

Why the Durham Community is a Good Fit for Amazon

by Geoff Durham, Chamber President & CEO

originally published Oct. 19

These are exciting times for Durham!

A great deal has been reported in recent weeks regarding the Amazon site selection process, so I thought today, the deadline for Amazon proposals, would be the perfect time to provide an overview … read more

2017 Mayoral and City Council Candidate Surveys

Click the name of the candidate to read their responses to the 2017 Durham Chamber of Commerce Candidate Questionnaire.

Mayoral Candidates

Farad Ali

Steve Schewel

City Council Candidates

Ward 1

DeDreana Freeman

Cora Cole-McFadden


Ward 2

Mark-Anthony Middleton*

John Rooks


Ward 3

Vernetta Alston*

Shelia Ann read more

October 24, 2017

Small Business Spotlight: Durham’s Partnership for Children

For more than 20 years, Durham’s Partnership for Children has been charged with identifying needs and mobilizing partners to serve young children, birth to age 5, in Durham County. Founded as part of the state-wide early childhood initiative known as Smart Start, the Partnership leverages public and private sectors to … read more

October 18, 2017

Small Business Spotlight: A Plus Test Prep

APlus Test Prep

5501 Fortunes Ridge Drive

Durham, NC 27713

Email: aplus@aplushigherscores.com

Phone: 919-824-3912

Founded: January 2011

Owners: Vincent and Sheba Brown

Summary: A+ Test Prep provides test prep, tutoring services, professional development, and academic enrichment services. The team represents 100+ years of combined experience in read more

October 10, 2017

Business Can Benefit From Community Involvement

Companies that encourage community involvement distinguish themselves from their competitors and see many benefits, including loyal customers and happier employees.

Here are some ways that community service can have a positive impact on your business.

New relationships – Getting out into the community can help you and your staff members … read more