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

May 9, 2017

Atlanta-based Software Firm Opens Satellite Office in Durham

Jarrell, an Atlanta-based software firm, opened their Durham satellite office this week in an effort to better serve businesses in the burgeoning Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

“We have been looking for the perfect place to expand our footprint and opening an office within this area seemed … read more

Pharmacy…Watches…Now Pie!

It was known as “The Corner” to longtime East Durham residents. Built in the 1920s, the building has served as a pharmacy, physician’s office, watch repair shop, barber shop and convenience store.  But the iconic location, found on the corner of Angier and Driver will find new life when it … read more

May 1, 2017

Investor Spotlight: Durham Performing Arts Center

In nine years, Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) has indisputably become one of America’s great modern theaters while spearheading a significant urban renaissance. The crown jewel of Downtown Durham’s redevelopment, DPAC’s is a success story like no other:

  • DPAC has been listed at Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today national
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