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Bias and Business

By: ChamberMarketing | June 20, 2017

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”—William James How are you navigating the biases associated with women in leadership, generational differences, racial inequity, language barriers and sexual orientation? How do you approach those with whom you are least familiar? Does your...

With Growth comes the Need for Separation of Duties at McDonald York

By: ChamberMarketing | June 15, 2017

McDonald York Building Company today announced that as part of its growth strategy the company is splitting the duties of CEO and President into two roles, with Heather Denny remaining as CEO and Tanner Holland being promoted to President effective June 15, 2017. Chief Executive Heather Denny has held...

2017 First Quarter Economic Development Numbers Total $168 Million Invested, Nearly 1000 New Jobs

By: ChamberMarketing | June 6, 2017

The Durham Chamber of Commerce responded to a dramatic increase in RFI and client visits starting in mid-December and running through the First Quarter of 2017 but it is the development along T.W. Alexander that highlight this quarter. Cranes dotting the sky are a common site in downtown Durham,...

ZoomyDogs Celebrates Grand Opening on June 10

By: ChamberMarketing | June 5, 2017

ZoomyDogs, an activity center promoting health and wellness for dogs, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The public and their canine companions are invited to attend and try out all of the dog activities for free, including the swimming pool, agility...

Freudenberg IT Expands

By: ChamberMarketing | May 25, 2017

Freudenberg, a Germany-based data management firm, has signed a new lease for about 27,000 square feet at Keystone Tech 8 on Davis Drive in Keystone Technology Park owned by Longfellow Real Estate Partners. Freudenberg IT manages cloud data services focused on hosting-mission critical AP applications for its clients. Since...

Key Investor Spotlight: AW North Carolina

By: ChamberMarketing | May 25, 2017

AW North Carolina Inc. (AWNC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aisin AW Co., Ltd. of Japan, is a specialized manufacturing company of automatic transmissions and transmission components. It was established in Durham, NC, in 1998. While Aisin AW makes Automatic Transmissions for various vehicle makers globally with 15% world...

Durham Chamber, ReCity Network Join Forces for Economic, Social Impact

By: ChamberMarketing | May 23, 2017

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, and ReCity Network, an emerging hub for social impact with non-profits, faith-based organizations, and mission-driven businesses, announce a new strategic partnership to build on the Bull City’s record of economic success and drive next-generation leadership. Under the terms of the agreement, ReCity Network...

Atlanta-Based Software Firm Opens Satellite Office in Durham

By: ChamberMarketing | May 9, 2017

Jarrell, an Atlanta-based software firm, opened their Durham satellite office this week in an effort to better serve businesses in the burgeoning Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. “We have been looking for the perfect place to expand our footprint and opening an office within this area...

Pharmacy…Watches…Now Pie!

By: ChamberMarketing | May 9, 2017

It was known as “The Corner” to longtime East Durham residents. Built in the 1920s, the building has served as a pharmacy, physician’s office, watch repair shop, barber shop and convenience store. But the iconic location, found on the corner of Angier and Driver will find new life when...

Investor Spotlight: Durham Performing Arts Center

By: ChamberMarketing | May 1, 2017

In nine years, Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) has indisputably become one of America’s great modern theaters while spearheading a significant urban renaissance. The crown jewel of Downtown Durham’s redevelopment, DPAC’s is a success story like no other: DPAC has been listed at Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today national...

Welcome New Durham 2.0 Investor

By: ChamberMarketing | March 30, 2017

The Durham Chamber would like to welcome its newest Durham 2.0 investor – Genesys. Genesys powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year. We put the customer at the center of everything we do and passionately believe that great customer engagement drives great business...

It’s Festival Season!

By: ChamberMarketing | March 30, 2017

April 5-8: Full Frame Film Festival features a four-day, morning to midnight doc fest of over 100 films, panel conversations, and southern hospitality. The festival landscape is extremely walkable. In fact, it’s only a 10-minute walk end to end. special programming change. Don’t miss the free parties, in addition...

Investor Spotlight: Biogen

By: ChamberMarketing | March 30, 2017

In 1995, Biogen broke ground on a site in RTP that was envisioned as a manufacturing site for biologic drugs at a time when “biomanufacturing” was largely an unknown term in the Triangle. Twenty-two years later, Biogen is the largest biotech company in the state with 1,300 employees across...

Durham Innovation District Breaks Ground on New Downtown Tech and Research Buildings

By: ChamberMarketing | March 27, 2017

New Builds Open New Chapter The buildings – under construction led by Barnhill Contracting – mark an important milestone for the award-winning Durham.ID, a 15-acre research hub and live-work-play campus that connects dynamic neighborhoods on the west side of the Bull City’s thriving downtown. To date, execution of the...

Durham Innovation District Breaks Ground on New Downtown Tech and Research Buildings

By: ChamberMarketing | March 16, 2017

Mayor Bill Bell and County Commission Chair Wendy Jacobs joined leaders from the NC Department of Commerce, Duke University, the Economic Development Partnership of NC and Longfellow Real Estate Partners today to break ground on two landmark new office and research buildings that form the Southern Gateway of the...