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Archive: May 2018

Durham-Orange Light Rail Update – Statement

By: kompleks | May 30, 2018

Having led our respective communities’ successful ballot initiatives that enabled the Light Rail projects in 2011 and 2012, and having worked with various stakeholders throughout its development, we are disappointed that the state legislature is changing the rules for fair partnership again. The Durham-Orange Light Rail Project is important...

Why Docs Celebrate Happiness Daily

By: kompleks | May 29, 2018

My Mother’s birthday is May 20th. Mother’s Day was May 14th. May is National Mental Health Month. Why are all of these things interesting?—Because my Mother, who is resting in Heaven, suffered and eventually succumbed to the effects of mental health issues, including depression and alcoholism. This year, the...

Combating the ‘Sleepy Mama Syndrome’ – TIP: Men Can Get it Too

By: kompleks | May 22, 2018

Dr. C. Nicole Swiner is a self-appointed Nap Queen, an affinity that she says come naturally – her father lies down for a little shuteye every day around 2 or 3 p.m., and wakes refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of the day. While napping doesn’t affect her...

Five Tips to Being a Superwoman without Being a Superwoman

By: kompleks | May 15, 2018

If you’re a working woman, Mom and/or wife, someone is getting your nerves right at this very moment—your kids, hubby, Mother-in-law, employer, employees, Deaconess—someone. But, if you’re like most of us, you’ve allowed him or her or them to bother you with their issues. The kids need you to...

Is Your Business Engaged with Durham Public Schools?

By: kompleks | May 15, 2018

While the Chamber has always been actively involved in education, our Executive Committee recently formed an Education Committee with the goal of streamlining the business community’s opportunities for involvement with Durham schools. This committee was formed as a result of conversations between DPS Superintendent Dr. Pascal Mubenga and the...

Take Back Your Day: Time Management Strategies

By: kompleks | May 1, 2018

Here’s a startling fact. Americans work more hours than medieval peasants did. Nearly one in five American workers spends more than 50 hours per week at work. That’s according to the findings of Harvard economics professor, Juliet Schor. For small business owners, it’s more like 60 hours a week....