startups – Grepbeat

5 Startups That Are ‘Making It’ and the Stories Behind Their Success

By Durham Magazine | December 4, 2020

A handful of Durham companies and their leaders share what’s helped drive the growth of their businesses

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Fullsteam Brewery employees

Hiring and Retaining Employees in the Time of COVID-19

By Durham Magazine | October 27, 2020

Durham employers are doing their best to be accommodating and flexible so that they can keep employees on board and hire more talent when necessary

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Take the Walk-A-Bull Downtown Quiz!

By Durham Magazine | October 20, 2020
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Bright Black Candle and Autopilot featured in HBO 'Lovecraft Country' influencer bags

HBO Celebrates National Release of ‘Lovecraft Country’ with Products from Two Durham Businesses

By Hannah Lee | October 5, 2020

The TV network curated influencer bags, which included a tote bag and candle from Durham’s own Autopilot and Bright Black

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Taking a dip in the pool of unscripted tourism

Local Tourism Takes a COVID-19 Hit

By Hannah Lee | September 8, 2020

COVID-19 is anticipated to cause a massive drop in visitation numbers and occupancy rates. Learn how the hospitality industry is adapting.

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retailers – Morgan Imports

Beloved Retailer Morgan Imports Closing After More Than 50 Years

By Durham Magazine Intern | August 24, 2020

More than 50 years since its opening, Morgan Imports – one of our city’s favorite retailers – announced that its permanently closing

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The New Office: How to Get People Back to Work, Safely

By Hannah Lee | July 31, 2020

Goodbye, water cooler chat. See ya, midday conference room meetings. Really, forget any preconceived notions you had of what the word “office” means. The COVID-19 pandemic – for better or for worse – forced businesses to adjust their operations, including, well, where they do them. Or if they need a […]

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Tracey Hawkins Founder Thriving on the Spectrum Advocate for Autistic Children

Thriving on the Spectrum Founder Advocates for Autistic Children

By Marie Muir | July 22, 2020

By Marie Muir Illustration by Jillian Ohl Born and raised in Morehead City, North Carolina, Tracey found a home in Durham in 2004. She and her husband, Zack Hawkins, NC House Representative for District 31, their three sons – Zachari, 17, James Preston, 5, and Adam, 3 – and their 11-year-old golden retriever, Sophie, […]

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Small businesses – Jeddah's Tea

How Durham’s Newest Small Businesses Navigate COVID-19

By Durham Magazine | June 23, 2020

When Durhamites were told to stay at home, small businesses that relied on face-to-face contact had to pivot and find a way forward

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Leadership Development and Training in the Time of COVID-19

By Durham Magazine | May 21, 2020

When times get tough, people look to the top for guidance. These companies help evolve the skills that businesses need to succeed.

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