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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....

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?...

Duke Energy provides $648,000 in grants to build diverse workforce in North Carolina

By: ChamberMarketing | July 28, 2020

  Duke Energy provides $648,000 in grants to build diverse workforce in North Carolina ▪ 16 organizations receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training initiatives ▪ Grants aim to strengthen programs serving under-represented, low-income and diverse audiences, including women and minorities CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy announced today...

Business Insight: A Look at Cambrex

By: ChamberMarketing | July 9, 2020

  Durham County, North Carolina is renowned as one of the nation’s leading life sciences hubs, with over 300 biotech companies represented. With growing healthcare needs—particularly amidst the current pandemic, it is quite possible our state could be among those that deliver solutions to address this crisis. One local...

Business Insight: A Look at Policygenius

By: ChamberMarketing | July 9, 2020

Policygenius is the nation’s leading online insurance marketplace, with headquarters in New York City and, as of 2019, Durham, North Carolina. This insurtech pioneer has helped more than 30 million people shop for all types of insurance from the comfort of their own homes — online — and have...

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...

Policygenius Expands Executive Team With Key New Hire

By: ChamberMarketing | June 30, 2020

Google veteran Erik Garr joins growing Policygenius team as Vice President of Property and Casualty Operations DURHAM, N.C., June 30, 2020 — Leading online insurance marketplace Policygenius announced its first executive hire in its North Carolina headquarters today. Erik Garr, who established Google Fiber’s operation in Durham and was...

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....

COVID-19-Related Resources for Durham Community

By: ChamberMarketing | March 22, 2020

  Updated on December 6, 2020 The Durham Chamber continues to work with local, regional, state, and federal governments and partners to help our community and businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. E-mail us with your questions or concerns. If we don’t have the answers to some of your...

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...

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...

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...

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