September 12, 2017

July | August Economic Development Updates

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 Park … read more

August 31, 2017

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

by Geoff Durham, Durham Chamber President & CEO

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 … read more

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

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 Check-Up: … read more

June 20, 2017

Bias and Business

written by Gracie Johnson-Lopez, Diversity & HR Solutions

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”—William James

How are you navigating the biases associated with women in leadership, generational differences, racial inequity, language barriers and sexual orientation?  How do you approach those with … read more

June 15, 2017

With Growth comes the Need for Separation of Duties at McDonald York

McDonald York Building Company today announced that as part of its growth strategy the company is splitting the duties of CEO and President into two roles, with Heather Denny remaining as CEO and Tanner Holland being promoted to President effective June 15, 2017. Chief Executive Heather Denny has held both … read more

June 6, 2017

2017 First Quarter Economic Development Numbers Total $168 Million Invested, Nearly 1000 New Jobs

The Durham Chamber of Commerce responded to a dramatic increase in RFI and client visits starting in mid-December and running through the First Quarter of 2017 but it is the development along T.W. Alexander that highlight this quarter. Cranes dotting the sky are a common site in downtown Durham, but … read more

June 5, 2017

ZoomyDogs Celebrates Grand Opening on June 10

ZoomyDogs, an activity center promoting health and wellness for dogs, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The public and their canine companions are invited to attend and try out all of the dog activities for free, including the swimming pool, agility course … read more

May 25, 2017

Freudenberg IT Expands

Freudenberg, a Germany-based data management firm, has signed a new lease for about 27,000 square feet at Keystone Tech 8 on Davis Drive in Keystone Technology Park owned by Longfellow Real Estate Partners.

Freudenberg IT manages cloud data services focused on hosting-mission critical AP applications for its clients. Since opening … read more

Key Investor Spotlight: AW North Carolina

AW North Carolina Inc. (AWNC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aisin AW Co., Ltd. of Japan, is a specialized manufacturing company of automatic transmissions and transmission components. It was established in Durham, NC, in 1998. While Aisin AW makes Automatic Transmissions for various vehicle makers globally with 15% world market … read more

May 23, 2017

Durham Chamber, ReCity Network Join Forces for Economic, Social Impact

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, and ReCity Network, an emerging hub for social impact with non-profits, faith-based organizations, and mission-driven businesses, announce a new strategic partnership to build on the Bull City’s record of economic success and drive next-generation leadership.

Under the terms of the agreement, ReCity Network joins … read more