May 29, 2018

Why Docs Celebrate Happiness Daily

by Dr. C. Nicole Swiner “DocSwiner”

My Mother’s birthday is May 20th. Mother’s Day was May 14th. May is National Mental Health Month.

Why are all of these things interesting?—Because my Mother, who is resting in Heaven, suffered and eventually succumbed to the effects of mental health issues, … read more

May 22, 2018

Combating the ‘Sleepy Mama Syndrome’ – TIP: Men Can Get it Too

taken from Dr. C. Nicole Swiner original post “The Sleepy Mama Syndrome”

 Dr. C. Nicole Swiner is a self-appointed Nap Queen, an affinity that she says come naturally – her father lies down for a little shuteye every day around 2 or 3 p.m., and wakes refreshed and ready to … read more

May 15, 2018

Five Tips to Being a Superwoman without Being a Superwoman

by Dr. C. Nicole Swiner

If you’re a working woman, Mom and/or wife, someone is getting your nerves right at this very moment—your kids, hubby, Mother-in-law, employer, employees, Deaconess—someone. But, if you’re like most of us, you’ve allowed him or her or them to bother you with their issues. The … read more

Is Your Business Engaged with Durham Public Schools?

While the Chamber has always been actively involved in education, our Executive Committee recently formed an Education Committee with the goal of streamlining the business community’s opportunities for involvement with Durham schools.

This committee was formed as a result of conversations between DPS Superintendent Dr. Pascal Mubenga and the Chamber’s … read more

May 1, 2018

Take Back Your Day: Time Management Strategies

Here’s a startling fact.  Americans work more hours than medieval peasants did. Nearly one in five American workers spends more than 50 hours per week at work. That’s according to the findings of Harvard economics professor, Juliet Schor. For small business owners, it’s more like 60 hours a week.

If … read more

March 12, 2018

Durham Chamber Welcomes New Vice President of Public Policy Bryan Fox

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Bryan Fox as the new Vice President of Public Policy. Fox joins the team on March 12.

His responsibility includes evaluating the issues affecting businesses within the county and throughout the State and region, while working together with the Chamber’s … read more

January 22, 2018

Triangle Region, Including Durham Makes Amazon Top 20

from Geoff Durham, President & CEO

As I am sure many of you have read last Thursday, Amazon made their first round of “cuts” on the location decision for their second headquarters and narrowed the pool of applicants down from 238 to 20.  I would like to thank Durham’s business read more

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