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

October 18, 2016

The Supplier Connection

Powered by IBM, Supplier Connection is a free web-based tool that connects North Carolina Small and Diverse Businesses to the supply chains of Corporations.   Supplier Connection helps buyers find competent suppliers across many categories, saving businesses time and improving the efficiency of supply chain procurement processes.  Our goal is to … read more

September 28, 2016

Best Places to Work in the Triangle; Morningstar Law Group Recognized

Each year, the Triangle Business Journal names 50 businesses in the area as the “Best Places to Work in the Triangle.”  This year, several of our Durham 2.0 investors were recognized.  The winners were chosen based on an employee-survey process conducted by Quantum Workplace. Once nominated, a company had to … read more