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The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is a bold, dynamic organization that serves the needs of businesses, non-profits and government agencies of all sizes. There’s no other organization that can connect you to all of these various groups better than the Durham Chamber.

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Upcoming Events

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National Nonprofit Day

Date 08.15.19

Time 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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New Member Orientation

Date 08.21.19

Time 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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WellFest VIP Dinner and Silent Disco

Date 09.07.19

Time 6-11:00 p.m.

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Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration

Date 09.09.19

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Signature Events


The most anticipated and largest gathering of industry leaders in Durham

The Annual Meeting is the largest and most anticipated business gathering in Durham, attracting nearly 800 business owners and industry leaders, community and civic leaders, and the regional news media. It features the accomplishments of the Chamber during the previous year, and the passing of the gavel from the outgoing chair to incoming chair. The Chamber also presents its most prestigious recognition, the Civic Honor Award, to an individual that has helped to transform the Durham community.

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Honoring the men and women who protect our communities

Held annually in September, the First Responders Appreciation Breakfast is an opportunity to acknowledge and thank our First Responders for their dedication, bravery and commitment to the community. We, in partnership with Fidelity Investments and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, is proud to host the 6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Durham Convention Center. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the program starting at 8:30 a.m.


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Celebrating the successes of the year during the season of giving

Held in December annually, the Holiday Reception provides the Chamber the opportunity to thank our many partners for working to promote a positive business climate. The event attracts over 300 business and community leaders.

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Chamber Programs

Women’s Programming

Lean in. Be inspired. Take charge.

The story of Durham’s history from railroad and tobacco to research and technology is incomplete without the voices of the many women who have shaped Durham’s past and are continuing to build its future.

At the Durham Chamber, we are committed to tapping into the power, creativity, experience and leadership of women through a series of programmatic offerings designed to provide professional and personal development opportunities to the diverse women of Durham.

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Connecting with other members and industry leaders helps you grow your business and build a better community

Whether you are new to the Chamber, a seasoned Chamber member or just testing out the water of membership, we are sure that you will find connecting to other Chamber members helpful as you grow your business. From industry specific gatherings to roundtable discussions, we build it and hope that you will come.

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Engage. Educate. Empower.

Education programming at the Durham Chamber cultivates the leader in all of us. Our goal is to build a network of informed leaders who are empowered to run a better business and build a better community.

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