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The Ultimate Recycle, With a Focus on Hospitality

By: rgibbs | August 22, 2019

Bartlett Reserve, named after the founder of the city of Durham, Dr. Bartlett Durham, has created something very unique by brilliantly blending the old and the new. In November of 2012 the owners of Bartlett Reserve purchased the failing Highwood Suites property on Meredith Drive in Durham, with the...

Announcing TeachNC!

By: rgibbs | August 16, 2019

We are thrilled to share that, for the first time ever, North Carolina has a unified, statewide teacher recruitment initiative that elevates the teaching profession and seeks to fill critical vacancies. At the August 14th meeting of the North Carolina Education Cabinet, education leaders and stakeholders gathered to celebrate...

How to talk about Tough Issues of Race & Poverty, Bryan Stevenson’s True Justice Documentary & Why Frederick Douglass’ 1852 Speech is still being read today

By: rgibbs | July 11, 2019

As we celebrated Independence Day over the weekend, a special reading of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech ‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July’ was read at Stagville Plantation in Durham, once one of the largest plantations in North Carolina that enslaved hundreds of people. Durham City Councilman...

Morgan Imports: More than Merchandise

By: rgibbs | June 28, 2019

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? We have been in business for 50 years. WHO/WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR BUSINESS? I wanted to go in business for myself. I loved creating spaces. I loved traveling to foreign places in the world. I loved interesting, unique, quality products...

Let’s get moving on transit

By: rgibbs | June 27, 2019

The regional business community led a delegation of more than 60 Triangle-area leaders to Richmond, Alexandria, and Arlington, Virginia last week to visit and learn about many transit options. The goal for our visit was to inspire vision and action for accelerating enhanced transit in the western Triangle and...

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...