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Have an Event? Smile & Style Photo Booths is a unique and fun way to liven it up!

By: rgibbs | June 14, 2019

From weddings to Bat Mitzvahs, to bridal showers, these booths help create memories for years to come. The staff has been so busy, they’ve had to hire more employees to keep up with demand. Owners Miana and Cornell Richards II plan to purchase more photo booths in the next...

HuthPhoto: Telling Visual Stories Through Photography

By: rgibbs | June 14, 2019

Very few people can tell the Durham story like Ken Huth of HuthPhoto. And even after 32 years in the photography business, Huthphoto always manages to tell the Durham and clients’ stories from different angles. Ken and his team have worked with clients like DPAC, Duke, YMCA of the...

What Space Would You Like TEW Design Studio to Transform?

By: rgibbs | June 14, 2019

TEW Design Studio creates uplifting spaces that are visually inspiring and easy to live and work in. These interior designers can take any client’s idea—no matter how conservative or monochromatic and transform it into a vibrant space that exceeds that client’s expectations. To push herself and her designers to...

How About a Bowl of Kindness?

By: rgibbs | June 12, 2019

Grateful, kindness and compassion. These are all tasty items on the menu at ZenFish, a Durham restaurant that serves sustainable, healthy and locally sourced food in an environment simmered in positive messages. ZenFish also caters to all dietary restrictions, making it an easy choice for dining. Owner, Janet says,...

A Beauty Education Evolution

By: rgibbs | June 12, 2019

Elevate Salon Institute opened its first classes in January 2018 to focus on the next evolution of beauty education. Inspired by owner Terry Richardson’s successful career in the beauty industry and a desire to help others achieve the same, this beauty institute doesn’t just train the next generation of...

Lock Starz Salon is Serving a Great Demand in Our Community

By: rgibbs | June 11, 2019

Typical hair salons may be a dime a dozen, great salons, fewer still. But salons that cater to African-American natural hair is hard to find. Meeting that need was the inspiration behind @LockStarz. This salon helps clients realize their hair care goals through specializing in maintenance and styling of...

APlus Test Prep turns test scores into scholarships

By: rgibbs | June 11, 2019

APlus Test Prep has been in business for eight years, has served over 10,000 families across North Carolina, and has helped students earn over $6.5 million dollars in four-year scholarship offers. “We are proud of having started this business as a conversation at our kitchen table,” said Sheba Brown,...

The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer

By: rgibbs | June 7, 2019

The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, a one-day charity cycling event presented by Braswell Family Farms and benefiting the V Foundation, was held on May 18, 2019, at NC State University’s Centennial Campus. The event raised more than $230,000 through a dedicated group of...

How can you, your company drive social impact? Five steps to making a difference.

By: tmalory | May 29, 2019

“On June 10, 1946 Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world, was refused service at a diner in Franklinton, NC. As he left the diner he lost control of his car and crashed causing life threatening injuries. He was brought to St. Agnes Hospital in Raleigh as...

One Bite ~ One Plate ~ One Meal at a Time.

By: ChamberMarketing | May 15, 2019

PICTURED (L) Sous Chef Jacqueline "Jay" White and (R) Executive Chef Queen Precious-Jewel Zabriskie If you’re looking to cater a corporate event or small gathering in your home, Indulge Catering, LLC. has you covered. Executive Chef Precious-Jewel and Sous Chef Jacqueline have built a highly sought-after catering business by...

My Local CFO Helps Businesses Build Legacies

By: ChamberMarketing | May 9, 2019

If your business is going in the wrong direction—strategically or financially—and you can’t seem to figure out the root cause, My Local CFO can help. My Local CFO gives business owners peace by of mind by getting their businesses on the intended path, through offerings such as CFO, accounting,...

Happy 150th Birthday, Durham!

By: tmalory | April 3, 2019

The Durham 150 Opening Celebration Presented by Aetna is where Durham’s dynamic community and 150 years’ worth of the city’s treasured history meet. You’re going to want to be there. The Opening Celebration starts promptly at 10 a.m., and festivities continue until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Themed...

Public Policy Meet the Candidates Forum

By: kompleks | October 2, 2018

Meet candidates running for U.S. Congress, N.C. Senate, N.C. House, District Court and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor on Oct. 9, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Counting House Restaurant at the 21c Museum Hotel (111 N. Corcoran Street). As of Oct. 3, the following candidates have...

Durham Chamber Members Encouraged to Participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By: kompleks | October 2, 2018

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and all members of the Durham Chamber are encouraged to participate. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Held annually, National Disability...

Helping Those Impacted by Florence

By: kompleks | September 18, 2018

Here is a list of tax-exempt charities that are accepting Florence-specific donations. NOTE: this list is not an endorsement of any specific charity. Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, visit their website to donate American Red Cross. To make a financial donation, visit their website or call...