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Archive: October 2017

Shop Small | Shop Local Events

By: kompleks | October 30, 2017

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...

Why the Durham Community is a Good Fit for Amazon

By: kompleks | October 30, 2017

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 of where Durham is in the process and how we...

2017 Mayoral and City Council Candidate Surveys

By: kompleks | October 30, 2017

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 Huggins *candidate did...

Small Business Spotlight: Durham’s Partnership for Children

By: kompleks | October 24, 2017

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...

Small Business Spotlight: A Plus Test Prep

By: kompleks | October 18, 2017

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 education from graduate-level...

Business Can Benefit From Community Involvement

By: kompleks | October 10, 2017

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...