EVENTS

EVENTS

Feb
16
Fri
Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue as part of Third Friday Durham @ Vert & Vogue
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm

Join us Friday night for Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue, as part of Third Friday Durham! This month UNC professors and life partners of almost 23 years, Marcie & Bill Ferris, will join us to share their work and writings on the American South.
PS – As always, drinks are on the house! #VVxHappyHour

Feb
21
Wed
The Art of Sport with Donna Orender @ Levin Jewish Community Center
Feb 21 all-day

All ages are welcome to listen to Ms. Orender, former President of the WNBA, speak of the many obstacles she’s overcome to become one of the world’s most notable female leaders.

Feb
26
Mon
Pathways for Food Business: Restaurateurs, Bakers, Caterers, Food Truck Owners, Etc. @ Durham Tech's Orange County Campus
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Entrepreneurs by nature think “outside the box”. Come and explore the many paths that a food business idea might take. How can your particular skills and resources, and the needs of your community, translate into unique, viable and profitable options? Taught by Dani Black, Bigger Tables Culinary and Service Consulting.

Mar
5
Mon
How to Start a Business @ Durham Tech's Orange County Campus
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm

This seminar provides information including, but not limited to, getting ready to start a business, feasibility of idea, business planning, business modeling, governmental requirements, and available resources. This session is the perfect place to bring all your startup questions. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center.

Mar
11
Sun
Nancy Peacock – Reading and Reception @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

North Carolina author and 2018 Piedmont Laureate, Nancy Peacock, reads from her book “A Broom of One’s Own.” The reading caps the gallery’s annual show “It’s All About The Story” which features work inspired by the characters and events in Ms. Peacock’s book. The reading and reception will be held on Sunday, March 11th from 4-6pm at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Churton St. in Hillsborough. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the gallery at 919-732-5001.

Mar
13
Tue
Writing Your Business Plan @ Durham Tech's Small Business Center
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm

Need road map to help start your business? Planning to expand your business? Need to get funding? The business plan can be the answer to all these questions. Come and lean how to take your idea from thought to document detailing the key components explain how to organize and implement the plan. Taught by LaShon A. Harley, Small business Center at Durham Tech

Mar
19
Mon
Business Plans and Pitching for Food Business Owners @ Durham Tech's Orange County Campus
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm

Running a successfully sustainable food business requires proper business planning. Strategies developed during the business planning become the strong foundation for your growing business. Learn the sections of the business plan to gain an understanding of its importance as well as how to present the information to funding sources. Taught by Dani Black, Bigger Tables Culinary and Service Consulting & LaShon A. Harley, Small Business Center at Durham Tech.

Mar
20
Tue
Wild Ideas for Clean Creeks @ ReCity Network
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

TLC’s Wild Ideas series provides a unique venue for experts and the community to share their innovative ideas to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food and connect people with nature in order to make the Triangle a more vibrant place for all of us to live, work and play. Each event features five fast-paced presentations introduced by an emcee, then is followed by an Expo of organizations, groups and businesses actively working in fields related to the theme.

This year Wild Ideas for Clean Creeks will help to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Durham Creek Week, a time to discover and clean up our local streams. Creek Week is a collaboration between the organizations, government departments, businesses and citizens that help protect Durham’s watersheds and drinking water. At Wild Ideas for Clean Creeks, you’ll hear from five speakers about some of the ongoing initiatives and ideas that are cleaning up our creeks, conserving the land that filters our water and planning for tomorrow. Talk one on one with the people making it happen during the Creek Week Expo and find out how you can get involved!

Visit the Creek Week website to sign up for a clean up too!

A Guide to Nonprofit Board Development for Social Entrepreneurs @ Durham Tech's Small Business Center
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and learn the latest tips and strategies to create and maintain a flourishing, engaged board of directors. Learn essentials of board roles and responsibilities, tips on successful board recruitment, board structure, communication best practices, and steps to increase board engagement throughout your fundraising, donor and community engagement initiatives. Taught by Risha Bailey, Right Touch Consulting

Mar
27
Tue
Introduction to Marketing @ Durham Tech's Small Business Center
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Who are your customers? How will potential customers find your product? How should you price your product? Learn the basics of marketing (product, pricing, placement and promotion) along with an overview on customer development and marketing strategies. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center

Apr
3
Tue
Creating Your Business Website @ Durham Tech's Small Business Center
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Planning to create a website for your business? Wondering what platform to use? Can you do it yourself? When should a website developer be used? What are the costs? Entrepreneurs and Business owners ponder these questions especially with social media being an important marketing tool. Come and learn basic information about website development including steps to development, hosting, drop & drag versus customization and other options. Taught by Jelissa Thomas

Apr
9
Mon
Three Keys to Growing Your Food Business @ Durham Tech's Small Business Center
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm

Whether you’re just starting a food business or you’ve been a food entrepreneur for years, finding the right number of customers that can sustain your business has probably kept you up a night or two. Come and learn three of the most effective (and easy) marketing strategies to get your food business thriving! This workshop is designed for food companies of all stages, from pre-launch to seasoned food business owners. Taught by Jill Willett, Coaching for Cooks and Triangle Food Makers

Apr
12
Thu
Overcoming the Fear of Selling Your Product, Services, and Ideas @ Durham Tech @ RTP
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm

Many entrepreneurs and business owners fear marketing or being a salesperson for their business or business idea. Too often they rely on paper and/or social media as the primary medium for getting new customers while many customers are gained through face-to-face communication. Come and learn ways to overcome the fear of being an effective salesperson for your business.

Taught by Warren Greshes, Speaking of Success.

Apr
13
Fri
Low Cost Marketing Ideas @ Durham Tech @ RTP
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn how to create a marketing strategy that supports your business goals. This seminar will cover some of the best marketing tools that are free or at a very low-cost and explore creative ways to promote your business without breaking the bank or your budget.

Taught by Melissa Terrell, Women’s Business Center.

NOTE: The Frontier@RTP has a Food Truck Rodeo every Friday from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. So grab your lunch and bring it to the seminar

Apr
16
Mon
How to Start a Spa and Salon @ Durham Tech's Small Business Center
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic: Start-up Assistance
Come and learn what it takes to start your own spa business from an experienced spa and salon entrepreneur. Taught by Miki Wright, Miki Wright Business Training