January 12, 2017

Durham Chamber Announces 2017 Slate of Board Members

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce announces a new slate of both appointed and elected board members for 2017. The board is comprised of industry leaders committed to helping Durham grow in a smart and strategic direction.

“We are thrilled to have a leadership team that will help enhance our … read more

January 3, 2017

Your Chamber Membership Gives You Access to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

North Carolina law states that all businesses with three or more employees, and farm operations with ten or more employees are required to purchase a worker’s compensation policy. Although these number dictate when you have to purchase coverage , your liability to your employees begins when you hire the first … read more

December 13, 2016

Chamber Presents 2016 Citizen of the Year Award to Phil Freelon; Family Launches ALS Campaign

The Durham Chamber of Commerce presented Phil Freelon with the 2016 Duke Energy Citizen of  the Year award at the Legislative Forum and Holiday Reception. During the event, the Freelon family, through the Freelon Foundation announced its Design A World Without ALS fundraising campaign which will take place on Thursday, … read more

DPAC Sensory-Friendly Performance Delights Families

Since 2008, Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) has been presenting one-of-a-kind, live entertainment events that truly can be described as “something for everyone.” This month, they expanded their offerings when they hosted a sensory-friendly performance of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to … read more

December 1, 2016

Nutanix Signs Major Lease at Chesterfield

Nutanix, one of Durham’s fastest growing technology companies has signed a lease commitment for 70,000 square feet at Chesterfield, the office, lab and retail building project at the corner of Main and Duke streets in the Brightleaf District.

The Durham Chamber played an integral role in the Nutanix expansion by … read more

Welcome New Durham 2.0 Investor!

The Durham Chamber would like to welcome its newest Durham 2.0 investor – Whiting-Turner

G.W.C. Whiting and LeBaron Turner founded The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in 1909 on the belief that integrity, engineering talent, and a dedication to our customers would make us the very best in the construction industry. For … read more

Investor Spotlight: Thomas, Judy & Tucker

Many people think of CPAs during tax season, especially right before the April 15th individual filing deadline. Comments like “Don’t you take the rest of the year off after busy season?” often make us chuckle as it brings to light the perception that we only focus on the compliance work … read more

October 27, 2016

Sponsor an Intern, Help Scale Durham YouthWork

Forward-thinking employers in Durham are hosting over 200 young people ages 14-24 in paid summer internships.

Research shows work-based learning, such as summer internships, motivates young people to stay in school, graduate and steer toward careers. Providing internships prepares youth for work, builds a talent pipeline for employers and creates … read more

October 26, 2016

Welcome New Durham 2.0 Investor: L.A. Downey and Sons

The Durham Chamber would like to welcome its newest Durham 2.0 investor – LA Downey and Sons, Inc.

L.A. Downey and Son, Inc., is one of central North Carolina’s oldest and most respected general contractors. Since 1945, we have been offering our clients service and quality that is unparalleled. They … read more

Investor Spotlight: S&ME

S&ME delivers engineering, design, planning, environmental and construction services for the built environment. We started in Raleigh in 1973 and have grown to a 1200-person corporation operating from 36 offices in the Southeast and Midwest. In 2016 Engineering News Record ranked S&ME at no. 82 among the 500 largest engineering … read more