September 15, 2014

Chamber Board Chair-Elect Listed as a Top U.S. Lawyer

Morningstar Law Group recently congratulated six of its Partners who were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.  One of those six partners is Durham Chamber Board Chair-Elect William Brian.  The American Lawyer law magazine has called the list “the most respected list of … read more

August 29, 2014

Save Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits in Durham

“Intrepid is the kind of place that makes Durham, Durham. We can’t afford to lose it.”

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The Story:

After returning home from war as a Marine Scout/Sniper, I spent 10 years searching for a place to call home; where I could use my skills and experiences read more

August 22, 2014

Meet Customers, Suppliers, Biz Partners, More

Time to promote your business and have some fun…yes, at the same time.

Introducing The BIG Pitch and The BIG Expo.

You are invited to pitch your business in 2 min to executive judges (think American Idol) and a room full of 200 Chamber members and the Durham community.

The read more

August 20, 2014

No Recession for Agro Science

Since 2008, the agricultural biotechnology sector of our regional life sciences cluster has expanded rapidly. Think microwave popcorn right when it gets going.

The growth exhibited by leading Ag Bio companies in Durham includes key international crop leaders such as BASF, Bayer Cropscience, Cheminova, L1 AgroSciences, Sipcam Agro, and Syngenta … read more

August 18, 2014

Small Businesses See Economic Rebound But Move Cautiously, According to Insperity Survey

More small business owners think we are in an economic rebound and are indicating a slight uptick in business activity since the April survey, but are more conservative in adding new products and services, according to the most recent Business Confidence Survey released today by Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP), a leading … read more

August 12, 2014

The Penguins Are Coming

If you haven’t heard, it’s time you know that a beautiful new hotel and art museum will be joining us in downtown Durham in 2015.

21c Museum Hotel is a boutique hotel chain that somehow, amid the many stylish boutique hotel chains, has managed to stand out with fun, arty … read more

June 26, 2014

Avoiding Telecommuting Disasters

Approximately 20 percent of workers around the world telecommute frequently, according to a 2012 survey by Reuters.  As technological advances progress and their use becomes more widespread, that percentage is likely to increase.  But while telecommuting makes sense for many businesses, employers need to be wary of potential pitfalls when … read more

May 28, 2014

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Street Map and Resource Guide.

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be working with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing Inc. to publish a new, up-to-date, full-color Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Street Map and Resource Guide. This publication will be the only official map endorsed and distributed by read more

April 23, 2014

Employee Engagement at U.S. Businesses and Why It Matters

Last year, a Gallup survey entitled “State of the American Workplace” came to the alarming conclusion that seven of ten workers in the United States either are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work.  The annual cost of this widespread discontent to American businesses is estimated to be a … read more

April 3, 2014

Durham put the “D” in Diversity. Durham, is Durham. Diverse is, as Durham does.

In nature, a healthy habitat  isn’t possible without diversity.  A community operates the very same way.  Corporate America figured this out many years ago, and it’s making its way to Main Street.  Durham has plenty of that fuel! 

Its history is rich in diversity from the vibrant black entrepreneurial community … read more