November 21, 2017

Small Business Spotlight: Durham Family Medicine

Dr. C. Nicole Swiner and her partners are committed to their patients. So committed that 10 years ago, when the UNC Health backed practice nearly closed after losing the support of the Chapel Hill giant, Dr. Swiner and Dr. Mohan Chilukuri banded together to keep the practice going.

“We had … read more

November 13, 2017

An Update on Durham’s EPIC Economic Development Night

written by Ted Conner, Senior Vice President of Economic Development

On a late night in 2015, members of the Chamber staff were attending a meeting of an elected body at which three Public/Private Partnerships involving the renovation of the Chesterfield Building, the Durham ID and Park Center were approved.  After … read more

Small Business Spotlight – Geer Street Garden

While a partner at the Piedmont Restaurant in Durham, Andy Magowan would pass by the old Fletcher’s Gulf Station on the corner of Foster and Geer streets. “That would make a great little restaurant,” Magowan thought to himself. In the fall of 2010, after deciding to leave Piedmont, he jumped … read more

November 2, 2017


An Introduction to SpokeHub

by Taylor Glymph

Social Media is here to stay. A 2017 study estimates that seven-in-ten Americans utilize social media to entertain themselves, learn about businesses, discover news content, and connect with one another. Therefore, it would behoove all brands and businesses to engage with their customer … read more

October 30, 2017

Shop Small | Shop Local Events

Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Shop Small Items Give-Away, Pour Durham – 202 N. Corcoran Street (from 4 to 6 p.m.) and All Day at the Chamber’s office

Saturday, November 25—Shop Small Kick-off: Coffee and Donuts at The Regulator bookshop on 9th Street, beginning at 10 a.m., provided by the … read more

Why the Durham Community is a Good Fit for Amazon

by Geoff Durham, Chamber President & CEO

originally published Oct. 19

These are exciting times for Durham!

A great deal has been reported in recent weeks regarding the Amazon site selection process, so I thought today, the deadline for Amazon proposals, would be the perfect time to provide an overview … read more

2017 Mayoral and City Council Candidate Surveys

Click the name of the candidate to read their responses to the 2017 Durham Chamber of Commerce Candidate Questionnaire.

Mayoral Candidates

Farad Ali

Steve Schewel

City Council Candidates

Ward 1

DeDreana Freeman

Cora Cole-McFadden


Ward 2

Mark-Anthony Middleton*

John Rooks


Ward 3

Vernetta Alston*

Shelia Ann read more

October 24, 2017

Small Business Spotlight: Durham’s Partnership for Children

For more than 20 years, Durham’s Partnership for Children has been charged with identifying needs and mobilizing partners to serve young children, birth to age 5, in Durham County. Founded as part of the state-wide early childhood initiative known as Smart Start, the Partnership leverages public and private sectors to … read more

October 18, 2017

Small Business Spotlight: A Plus Test Prep

APlus Test Prep

5501 Fortunes Ridge Drive

Durham, NC 27713


Phone: 919-824-3912

Founded: January 2011

Owners: Vincent and Sheba Brown

Summary: A+ Test Prep provides test prep, tutoring services, professional development, and academic enrichment services. The team represents 100+ years of combined experience in read more

October 10, 2017

Business Can Benefit From Community Involvement

Companies that encourage community involvement distinguish themselves from their competitors and see many benefits, including loyal customers and happier employees.

Here are some ways that community service can have a positive impact on your business.

New relationships – Getting out into the community can help you and your staff members … read more