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Small Business Spotlight: Durham Family Medicine

By: ChamberMarketing | November 21, 2017

Dr. C. Nicole Swiner and her partners are committed to their patients. So committed that 10 years ago, when the UNC Health backed practice nearly closed after losing the support of the Chapel Hill giant, Dr. Swiner and Dr. Mohan Chilukuri banded together to keep the practice going. “We...

An Update on Durham’s EPIC Economic Development Night

By: ChamberMarketing | November 13, 2017

On a late night in 2015, members of the Chamber staff were attending a meeting of an elected body at which three Public/Private Partnerships involving the renovation of the Chesterfield Building, the Durham ID and Park Center were approved. After the meeting the Chamber observed that this was an...

Small Business Spotlight – Geer Street Garden

By: ChamberMarketing | November 13, 2017

While a partner at the Piedmont Restaurant in Durham, Andy Magowan would pass by the old Fletcher’s Gulf Station on the corner of Foster and Geer streets. “That would make a great little restaurant,” Magowan thought to himself. In the fall of 2010, after deciding to leave Piedmont, he...

Engagement: How to Succeed in a Social Media Society

By: ChamberMarketing | November 2, 2017

An Introduction to SpokeHub Social Media is here to stay. A 2017 study estimates that seven-in-ten Americans utilize social media to entertain themselves, learn about businesses, discover news content, and connect with one another. Therefore, it would behoove all brands and businesses to engage with their customer base using...

Shop Small | Shop Local Events

By: ChamberMarketing | 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: ChamberMarketing | 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: ChamberMarketing | 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: ChamberMarketing | 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: ChamberMarketing | 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: ChamberMarketing | 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...

Durham’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates Nearly $155 Million in Economic Activity

By: ChamberMarketing | September 26, 2017

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $154,170,023 in annual economic activity in Durham County, NC —supporting 5,722 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $13,357,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. Durham outperformed the national medians and similar...

2017 Voter Guide – Durham

By: ChamberMarketing | September 26, 2017

The primary elections are underway here in Durham and the Durham Chamber wants to make sure that you have all the information you need to participate in this important election. Below are important dates and details concerning this election. Absentee voting began in Durham on Sept. 8. If you...

July | August Economic Development Updates

By: ChamberMarketing | September 12, 2017

Alcami: this leading product development and manufacturing services provider for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, plans to finish relocating its international headquarters from Wilmington to Durham in 2018. The company says it will continue to operate its laboratory in Wilmington, while transitioning its executive team to the Research Triangle...

From the President: Why Public Private Partnerships Still Matter: Making the Case for P3

By: ChamberMarketing | August 31, 2017

For Durham, a booming downtown chock full of arts, culture and entertainment offerings, the economic development future is bright. But this skyline of cranes are only made possible because of public-private partnerships. A recent article by “City Lab” questioned the private sector job growth for smaller downtowns. The article...

Community Check-up: Discussing How to Improve Health Care in Durham

By: ChamberMarketing | August 31, 2017

Health care discussions are front and center in Durham. The latest gathering, hosted by the Chamber on Aug. 22, brought together business and community leaders for insight into issues such as paying doctors for wellness, designing workplace wellness plans for employees, and overcoming community obstacles to health access. “Community...