RTP Breaks Ground on Boxyard

By Michael McElroy | August 30, 2019

With coffee, mimosas and cupcakes, live music and lots of shovels, the Research Triangle Foundation broke ground Aug. 27 on Boxyard RTP, a retail and dining hub where the park’s “innovative minds can meet, eat, connect and unwind.” The event was invitation only, but attendees came from all over the Triangle, […]

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Bull City Laughs

Jokes on the Bus Go Round and Round

By Amanda MacLaren | August 28, 2019

This quintet came together to create Durham’s first and only comedy tour bus business

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Drew Schiller, right, co-founder and CEO of the health care software company Validic, shares a beer with staff at their office in The Chesterfield downtown.

Work-Life Balance: The Productivity of Perks

By Michael McElroy | August 2, 2019

Many business leaders say a commitment to work-life balance is crucial to getting the most out of their employees

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Elaine Curry and Dawn Paige of Empress Development made extensive renovations to 109 W. Parrish St.

The Sale of a Parrish Street Building Shows the Importance of Real Estate in Driving Diversity

By Durham Magazine | July 1, 2019

The recent sale of 109 W. Parrish St. brought a prime market price and a chance to pass on its legacy of black ownership to a third generation

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Hot Shot: Gretchen Walsh of McKinney

By Michael McElroy | July 1, 2019

The new managing director of McKinney’s Durham office sees her duties toward her clients and to the city as both a marathon and a sprint

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Stone Brothers & Byrd opened as a farm supply store in 1910

An Evergreen Business Model

By Durham Magazine | June 3, 2019

Defying time, national chain stores and the 2008 financial crisis, local garden centers have thrived by offering the right mix of expertise and customer service

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RTP: A History of Looking to the Future

By Durham Magazine | May 6, 2019

For the past 60 years, many of the innovations and ideas that shape our world were formulated, hatched and brought to reality in the wide swath of piney forest known as Research Triangle Park. The park was founded as an attempt to keep the talent that was being churned out […]

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North Carolina Hemp Producers Await the Birth of an Industry

By Durham Magazine | May 6, 2019

North Carolina produces more tobacco than any state in the country, and the crop is inseparable from the state’s history and economic success. But the tobacco infrastructure, along with some entrepreneurial foresight and significant changes in federal law, could position us near the front of another leafy, industrial revolution: hemp. […]

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The Revival of Black Wall Street: Filling the Gap

By Durham Magazine | March 31, 2019

At the start of the 20th century, Durham’s Black Wall Street, an African-American business sector with few peers, commanded the attention of no less a personage than civil rights icon W.E.B. Du Bois. Looking around, Du Bois saw about 200 enterprises, everything from groceries and shoe stores to banks and […]

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The Ups and Downs of Owning a Family Company

By Durham Magazine | March 3, 2019

Business success is usually judged by a company’s balance sheet, but in a family business, the bottom line includes more than just dollars and cents. Family-based operations require excellent business and financial acumen. But, they also demand the stamina to withstand scrutiny, criticism and even competition from close relatives, in-laws and […]

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