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Public Policy Meet the Candidates Forum

By: kompleks | October 2, 2018

Meet candidates running for U.S. Congress, N.C. Senate, N.C. House, District Court and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor on Oct. 9, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Counting House Restaurant at the 21c Museum Hotel (111 N. Corcoran Street). As of Oct. 3, the following candidates have...

Durham Chamber Members Encouraged to Participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By: kompleks | October 2, 2018

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and all members of the Durham Chamber are encouraged to participate. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Held annually, National Disability...

Helping Those Impacted by Florence

By: kompleks | September 18, 2018

Here is a list of tax-exempt charities that are accepting Florence-specific donations. NOTE: this list is not an endorsement of any specific charity. Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, visit their website to donate American Red Cross. To make a financial donation, visit their website or call...

A Little Help, Please: Finding The Right Business Mentor

By: kompleks | September 18, 2018

For small business owners the first few years can be quite a roller coaster ride. Unforeseen problems, growth concerns, and not being sure of what’s next can stall many entrepreneurs before their business even truly gets the chance to get started. The stress of trying to figure out how...

Startups and Social Responsibility – Ask SpokeHub

By: kompleks | August 21, 2018

Recently, there has been a lot of skepticism surrounding social platforms. Where is my data going? How much do they know about me? Is this a safe place to interact? Because SpokeHub is a unique platform that blends the entertainment of the social side and the insight for the...

Get to Know Entrepreneur and CEO of SpokeHub Robert Hartsfield

By: kompleks | August 17, 2018

What is your “Extraordinary Impact?” Through the breadth and depth of my career prior to SpokeHub and in the year since our launch, I have watched the mission I have for this company come to life which is inspiring the next generation. I’ve been told countless stories of men...

Is Augmented Reality Right for Your Business?

By: kompleks | August 7, 2018

Digital reality is changing the ways we interact with each other as well as how companies interact with their audiences. The IDC (International Data Corp) predicts that the adoption of these digital experiences from 2017-2021 will result in a compound growth rate of approximately 113% resulting in approximately $160...

Could the Biggest Cybersecurity Threats be Inside Your Company

By: kompleks | June 12, 2018

Dodging Cybersecurity threats is getting harder by the second as hackers attempt to race technology advancements. But an established IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) can help you through the quagmire of today’s cybersecurity threats. Here is a list of a few common threats, along with a few tips on...

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....

Durham Chamber Welcomes New Vice President of Public Policy Bryan Fox

By: kompleks | March 12, 2018

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Bryan Fox as the new Vice President of Public Policy. Fox joins the team on March 12. His responsibility includes evaluating the issues affecting businesses within the county and throughout the State and region, while working together with the...