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Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Triangle

By: tmalory | June 21, 2021

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of the Triangle invites the community to rally together at Lake Benson Park on July 31 to help save lives from cancer. Due to the pandemic, Relay For Life events...

DPAC Nominated for “Theatre of the Decade” Award

By: tmalory | April 23, 2021

PICTURED The Durham Performing Arts Center in downtown Durham Pollstar Magazine, the leading trade publication for the global live entertainment industry, has nominated DPAC for its new “Theatre of the Decade” award, as part of their 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards’ Celebration. The “Theatre of the Decade” award celebrates theatres...

Don’t miss Big Night In for the Arts on March 11th on WRAL-TV

By: tmalory | March 4, 2021

Did you know that the arts in the Triangle create more than 31,000 full-time jobs and upwards of $850 million in total annual economic activity? With arts venues among the first to close and likely the last to reopen, the arts have suffered disproportionately from the destructive impact of...

Despite its abbreviated 2020 Calendar, DPAC again ranks among the nation’s top theaters

By: tmalory | January 11, 2021

PICTURED Durham Performing Arts Center While 2020 was a unique year for venues across the country, DPAC continues to be ranked among the top-ten theaters in America by three leading national publications that cover live entertainment events and venues. These rankings were based on the 54 events DPAC held...

American Red Cross: Community Partners Needed to Help Save Lives

By: tmalory | November 30, 2020

The American Red Cross is seeking sponsors and locations to host critical blood drives. Blood donation is essential to ensuring the health of our communities, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. It’s important to remember that blood is perishable and cannot be...

DPAC is Partnering with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

By: tmalory | November 16, 2020

Join us to provide meals for those in need. Last spring, DPAC hosted it's first ever virtual food drive in response to the COVID-19 crisis. With the help and generosity of our community, we were able to raise enough funds to provide over 28,000 meals for Triangle families in need. In the spirit of...

Durham Children’s Initiative Holiday Zone

By: tmalory | November 12, 2020

Help Bring the Holidays Home to the Families, Children, and Youth of Durham! On Saturday, December 12, 2020, the Durham Children's Initiative (DCI) will host its annual Holiday Zone available to all families currently served by DCI. The event will be held at the DCI office (2101 Angier Ave.) at the...

Swiner Publishing Co. Virtual Writer’s Retreat

By: tmalory | October 1, 2020

Welcome to the first VIRTUAL Authors' Publishing and Branding Retreat! Come on in, get comfortable and get ready to take your book and brand to the next level.   DocSwiner, owner of Swiner Publishing Company and longtime Durham Chamber member, is a 6-time best-selling author, publisher and entrepreneur. On...

EFC’s 51st Anniversary HYBRID Golf Tournament

By: tmalory | September 14, 2020

Get ready - the 51st Annual Golf Tournament for Exchange Family Center is almost upon us! Did you know that by simply playing a round of golf, you can help children and families all over Durham County? It’s true! We’d love for you to hit the links with us!...

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?...

Museum of Life and Science Offers Lab@Home Series

By: tmalory | July 1, 2020

The Lab: Real Science and Real Scientists Now in Your Own Home! How can you make plastic out of milk? What products in your home can clean up an oil spill? The Lab at the Museum of Life and Science is the place to learn how to answer these...

Bee Downtown Introduces THE HIVE

By: tmalory | June 9, 2020

AT BEE DOWNTOWN… They install and maintain beehives on corporate campuses in urban areas to help rebuild healthy honey bee populations while simultaneously providing turn key year-round employee engagement and leadership development programming to their partners. Their unique approach to onsite leadership development, paired with continuous specialized engagement throughout...

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...

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...

Durham Chamber Helps Bring Online Insurance Powerhouse Headquarters Downtown to Occupy 555 Mangum Street

By: ChamberMarketing | November 18, 2019

Policygenius is set to occupy 555 Mangum in early 2020 The Durham Chamber played a key role in both working with Policygenius to open its second headquarters in Downtown Durham, and in the landmark development of 555 Mangum Street. The signing of the occupancy lease on October 31st between...

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