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Tips for Balancing Security and Productivity in Today’s Work-From-Home Environment

By: tmalory | June 1, 2020

Develop a Remote Work-From-Home Plan With the arrival of the global healthcare crisis, much of America’s workforce suddenly moved from the office to the home. Remote workplace has grown in popularity over the past few years; however, this overnight switch presents significant challenges, with a staggering number of people...

The Scrap Exchange: The Largest Reuse Center in the Country

By: tmalory | May 27, 2020

Art and reuse are at the core of what we do. From the very beginning in 1991, The Scrap Exchange has been a local destination for all types of artists, providing affordable and unique materials in an  environment catering to the creative spirit. The Scrap Exchange began by collecting...

WGU North Carolina Offers up to $50,000 in Nurses Appreciation Scholarships

By: tmalory | May 20, 2020

Scholarships available to new and current nurses to further their education Durham, N.C. (May 18, 2020) – The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. The American Nursing Association celebrates May as Nurses Month....

Durham-based social impact group ReCity Network unveils online platform

By: tmalory | May 11, 2020

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and ReCity Network have launched a new phase of their partnership that aims to increase the impact of non-profit leaders by connecting them with thought leaders, innovators, and change-makers beyond the Triangle. Founded in 2016, ReCity Network is Durham’s hub for social impact....

Chamber Member Offers Help for Business Owners as You “Reset and Restart”

By: tmalory | May 7, 2020

During the last few weeks, chamber member and 8 time business owner Todd Chalfin, of Forward Traction, has been doing private 90 minute Reset/Restart sessions with a number of local business owners and their key leaders.  Through these sessions, Todd has helped owners and their teams to step back...

Giving Tuesday Now is May 5

By: tmalory | May 1, 2020

Mobilizing the World Through Giving We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new...

Community Partners Launch “Feeding Durham Together” Volunteer Portal

By: tmalory | April 30, 2020

Residents Can Sign Up to Support Area Food Relief Nonprofits During COVID-19 Durham County Government encourages local residents, 18 years and older, to sign up to pack meals, deliver food and perform other essential volunteer roles assisting local food distribution organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The County, with the...

Duke Energy Foundation donates $150,000 to help low-income customers in North Carolina pay energy bills during COVID-19 crisis

By: ChamberMarketing | April 17, 2020

    Approximately 600 households to receive support CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Duke Energy Foundation has announced a $150,000 donation to support low-income customers in North Carolina who are struggling to pay their utility bills during the COVID-19 crisis. The funds will be provided to approximately 600 households through...

Durham Launches New Small Business Resource Website

By: ChamberMarketing | April 8, 2020

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2020   Durham Launches New Small Business Resource Website DurhamBusiness360.com to Also Assist Small Businesses Seeking COVID-19 Resources DURHAM, N.C. – Small business owners looking to access resources to help them improve their Durham businesses can now find those resources in a new, all-in-one...

DPS Foundation to deliver 6,000 meals every week to families during school closures

By: ChamberMarketing | April 2, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Magan Gonzales-Smith April 2, 2020 Email: ​magan@bullcityschools.org Phone: (919) 348-9139 The Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPS Foundation) is announcing an initiative to deliver prepared meals, produce, canned goods, books, and other supplies to 1,500 DPS families on a weekly basis for at least...

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas take new steps to help customers, communities and employees in wake of COVID-19

By: ChamberMarketing | April 1, 2020

March 19, 2020 Will waive certain payment fees  $1.3 million donated to help COVID-19 relief  Some employees will receive cash payments to help offset virus-related expenses CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas today announced a comprehensive set of steps to help customers, communities and employees manage...

Durham County Stay-At-Home Order

By: ChamberMarketing | March 29, 2020

Durham County Stay-At-Home Order On Saturday, March 28, 2020, Chair of the Durham Board of County Commissioners Wendy Jacobs signed the Durham County Stay-At-Home Order in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. The Durham County Stay-At-Home Order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. The Order...

Tips on What You Can Do to Help Small Businesses

By: tmalory | March 27, 2020

SMALL BUSINESSES NEED CUSTOMERS! TIPS TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL ECONOMY   Stay Healthy, Wash Your Hands Often, and Follow the NC Department of Health & Human Services Guidelines. Follow the Social Media Channels for Small Businesses in your Community. Connect Virtually with Small Businesses for Products and Services. Comment...

Durham Tech donates medical supplies to UNC Health, Duke Health to aid in COVID-19 efforts

By: ChamberMarketing | March 25, 2020

    (Durham, NC) – Durham Technical Community College donated medical supplies to UNC Health and Duke Health Wednesday to support the hospitals’ efforts pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The supplies consisted of bulk quantities of gowns, masks, protective eyewear, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizer, amounting in more...

The ABCs of Preparing to Work Remote During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: tmalory | March 24, 2020

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) creates enormous challenges for the employees of businesses and organizations of all types, sizes, and industries. The demand for social distancing will require many of us to adapt to working from home. Even those who already work from home will have to adjust to a...