May 3, 2016

Are You Envested?

I wanted to share some exciting news about Envested, a new social network giving platform created so that you can do your part to transform your community. Envested partners with local nonprofits to create fundraising challenges that show the specific impact of dollars given. You can browse and select … read more

April 26, 2016

Durham Chamber Helps Secure 275 New Jobs for Durham

Aurobindo USA, the US subsidiary of Aurobindo Pharma, an Indian pharmaceutical company, is moving forward with the purchase of the 142, 400 square foot Teleflex building at 2917 Weck Drive.  The Durham location of Aurobindo will house a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant and R&D center while the company will keep their … read more

April 25, 2016

First Quarter Economic Development Update

Below are the Durham Chamber of Commerce economic development metrics for Q1 which has been a very active quarter.

New projects                                                                                                16

Jobs Announced                                                                                         726

Investment                                                                                                   $126,042,420

Project Visits                                                                                               5

RFI/RFP/Building Searches Completed                                              40

Follow-up Data provided                                                                          39

Existing Industry Visits                                                                            8… read more

Investor Spotlight: ABC-11 Eyewitness News

by Caroline Welch, president and general manager WTVD

Ask just about anyone and they can tell you that ABC11/WTVD has three newsrooms in the greater Triangle region – one in downtown Durham, one in downtown Raleigh and one in downtown Fayetteville.  After all, the station covers 23 counties in North … read more

April 19, 2016

The Chamber Opposes HB2

Since March 23, the Durham Chamber has been actively engaged in understanding and informing our membership of the details included in HB2 and its impact on the economic development of Durham and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors. To ensure that all voices were included in the … read more

What’s New at Art of Cool Festival

AOCFEST has returned for another year, and is chock full of activities to please the whole family. From headliner Terence Blanchard for the smooth jazz fans, to the new school The Internet and Anderson Paak, there are tons of musical artists to fit any musical taste.

For the innovative techies … read more

April 18, 2016

Durham Chamber of Commerce Takes a Position on HB2

“The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce stands with the many companies, communities and individuals in opposing HB2 and all legislation which discriminates against men, women, governments and private companies living in, traveling to and doing business in North Carolina.  Durham, is an inclusive community which is home to many diverse … read more

April 5, 2016

Durham Festivals

Full Frame Documentary Festival, April 7-10. Full Frame is the country’s first and largest film festival devoted solely to documentaries.

Taste 2016 will tempt your taste buds beginning April 21-23 at the Durham Armory, Alley 26 and The Rickhouse. This celebration of food and drink is presented by Durham … read more

Festival Season in Durham

Full Frame Documentary Festival, April 7-10. Full Frame is the country’s first and largest film festival devoted solely to documentaries.

After a flurry of graduations, slip into “Cool” at the Art of Cool Festival. AOC crosses artistic, economic and social boundaries to bring together a diverse mix of … read more

The “New” Millennium Hotel

  1. What is your role at the Millennium Hotel?

I am General Manager of the Hotel and arrived in February. I left Crescent Hotels& Resorts (Fairfax, VA) where I was an Area General Manager with responsibilities for a number of hotels. My most recent prior experience includes serving as General Manager- … read more