Business: Local and State

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

As Durham’s growth continues, community leaders plan ahead

The growth of downtown Durham in recent years has many residents and community leaders wondering what the city’s next steps should be.

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Business briefs: Job Expo, Comcast talk, Meals on Wheels

Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) is hosting a Construction and Logistics Job Expo on April 8 ...  David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast, will speak at UNC-Chapel Hill ... Meals on Wheels of Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro will be participating in the 2015 March for Meals campaign, which aims to encourage community action to assist the elderly population.

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

The Buzz: Open house, benefit events on tap

Multiflora Greenhouses, at 1623 Sharon Church Road in Hillsborough, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 ... Bailey’s, 1722 Fordham Blvd. in Chapel Hill, will host a benefit for the Syrian American Medical Society on Wednesday, March 25. ... The 20th annual Great Human Race 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, March 28 and benefit more than 100 participating nonprofits, schools and faith-based groups.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Biogen: Alzheimer’s drug effective

Biotech firm Biogen released data Friday that its Alzheimer’s treatment has successfully slowed cognitive decline in patients with the disease.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 07:18 PM

Durham Co-op Market opens its doors

After about six years of planning, the Durham Co-op Market opened Tuesday with nearly 2,000 community members holding stock in the grocery.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

N.C. jobless rate holds at 5.4 percent

North Carolina’s unemployment rate remained unchanged between December and January, the state Department of Commerce reported Tuesday.

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Career briefs: Ted Zoller, Edward Marshall

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) has named UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Ted Zoller as its president. ... Edward M. Marshall, founder and managing partner of the Chapel-Hill based Marshall Group, has been selected by Trust Across America (TAA) to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

The Buzz: Wine & Design; Talbots; Durham Symphony

National chain Wine and Design has opened its first Durham studio at the Hope Valley Point shopping center. ... The Streets at Southpoint Talbots will host a shopping event to benefit the Durham Symphony Orchestra on March 26.

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Local business briefs

RE/MAX agents from across the state raised $68,521 in 2014 for the Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center. ... Longfellow Real Estate Partners, the developers behind the Durham Innovation District, have acquired a 51,350 square-foot building on Hopson Road.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

LANDMARK: 21c Museum Hotel blends history, modernity

On the corner of Corcoran and West Parrish streets sits a piece of history that has been remade into a contemporary luxury hotel. The Hill Building, one of downtown Durham’s first skyscrapers and a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, is now the 21c Museum Hotel — a hotel combined with an art museum and restaurant.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

Study: Wage growth will beat stagnation

About 70 percent of US companies indicate that wages are starting to outpace inflation, according to the recent Global Business Outlook Survey by Duke University and CFO Magazine.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

E-cig vapor may pose health concerns

E-cigarette vapors contain enough nicotine and other vapors to possibly make secondhand exposure a public health concern, according to a recent study by RTI International.

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 11:01 PM

Living Wage project launches with 28 Durham businesses

Cocoa Cinnamon is one of nearly 30 businesses in Durham certified as paying a living wage through the project Durham Living Wage, which launched Tuesday night at Fullsteam Brewery.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

The Buzz: Schoolkids to Brightleaf; Northgate announces moves

Raleigh-based Schoolkids Records has moved into the space at Brightleaf Square previously occupied by Offbeat Music, which closed in late February.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Durham-based Chimerix reports net loss in 2014

Chimerix has reported a loss for the second year in a row, posting a net loss of $59.3 million in 2014. The Durham-based biopharmaceutical company saw its research and development expenses nearly double during the last two years, along with a decrease in revenues.