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Archive: August 2020

Duke Energy Site Readiness Program a win for economic development, jobs in North Carolina

By: ChamberMarketing | August 27, 2020

  This year the company partnered with communities to identify six high-quality industrial sites across the state Since 2005, participating properties won 23 major projects resulting in more than 5,650 new jobs and nearly $6.4 billion in capital investment CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy has selected six properties in North...

Historic Solar Deal Powers Duke U. Toward Carbon Neutrality

By: ChamberMarketing | August 26, 2020

  DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University’s ambitious effort to become carbon neutral by 2024 will add an expanded solar energy component through a partnership with an Asheville, North Carolina-based solar developer. The university will bolster its renewable energy capabilities through the purchase of 101 megawatts of solar capacity from...

Governor Cooper Announces Genetic Medicine Company Will Create 201 Jobs in Durham County

By: ChamberMarketing | August 12, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Beam Therapeutics (Nasdaq; BEAM), a biotechnology company developing precision medicines through DNA base editing, plans to build a manufacturing facility in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, creating 201 jobs. Over a period of 5 years, the company expects to invest $83 million in the...

Business Insight: A Look at StrongKey

By: ChamberMarketing | August 12, 2020

  Underlying Values Connect Cybersecurity with Community for Durham’s StrongKey.   “Assume your network will be breached, your people will be phished, and attackers will be able to access your data,” says Jake Kiser, COO of StrongKey, a cybersecurity company who has called Durham its East Coast home since 2018....

Q&A with StreetLevel Media

By: ChamberMarketing | August 11, 2020

Streetlevel Media joined the Durham Chamber of Commerce earlier this year. They recently won the City of Durham’s RFP for GoDurham transit advertising throughout the city. They are also helping our great city to get back on the bull with bus ads. We sat down with Marci Burns, Marketing...

Push the Reset Button: 10 Reasons to Attend WellFest 2020

By: tmalory | August 6, 2020

Register today for WellFest 2020 – a virtual weekend focused on mental and physical wellness. In the early days of the coronavirus shutdown, we witnessed a spike in wellness motivation. But what happened to those people who were sharing their Sunday meal preps or latest yoga pose achievement on social media?...

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