February/March 2019: The Influencers

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In this issue, we’re introducing you to some of the people who are leading our community into the future, from the first Latina city council member to a doctor who is working to fight the opioid crisis to a woman who has become the champion of the honeybee. We’re calling them The Influencers, and we asked people who know them well to write their stories, which you’ll find starting on page 34

Some of the folks we’re featuring have a significant impact in our business sector, a good pairing with the launch of our new Durham Inc. section in the magazine (page 45), which will run in every issue. Focusing on the companies and the people running them, our mission in this section is to cover the economic growth in our community fairly and responsibly. We’ve always been proud to feature leaders in business, but this new section is a chance to give a more in-depth look at ways to grow your business, network, learn about recent openings and closings, and much more.

We’re excited to give more coverage to the commercial side of the Bull City, and we’d love to hear your thoughts and business news – drop us a line at business@durhammag.com.


26 Island Escape
A Durhamite shares her top recommendations for Bald Head Island

34 The Influencers
Six people making an impact on our city, as told by fellow community members who know them well

68 Parental Guidance
Our unique family-friendly gems

82 Summer Camp Guide
There’s a camp in our area for almost every kid’s interest, from sports and science to arts and engineering

98 What We Love About Living in Forest Hills
Numerous parks, open green spaces and a close-knit community have drawn families to this neighborhood for decades


46 Shop Talk with Joe Colopy of Colopy Ventures

50 Biz Briefs

54 Durham Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Forum and Holiday Reception

56 Downtown Durham Inc. Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary Celebration

57 Durham Fireside Chat with Mayor Steve Schewel

58 The Revival of Black Wall Street

62 The Challenges of Running a Family Company


28 Healthy Durham 20/20
Reducing the impact of adverse childhood experiences


6 Letter

8 Go. See. Do. 
Our top events for February and March

23 Noted
What we’ve heard around town …

30 Wellness
Stop the Bleed classes educate the public on how to stop severe bleeding

32 Adopt A Pet
Meet a pup and a cat waiting on their forever homes at the Animal Protection Society of Durham

116 Taste
Discover our city’s best restaurants

127 Engagement & Wedding
Tying the knot, Bull City-style


14 Communities In Schools at Merrick-Moore Elementary

16 Don’t Be Mean To People concert at Ponysaurus Brewing Co.

18 Open house at the Exchange Family Center

20 Over the Edge rappel benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital

22 Tails at Twilight fundraising gala for APS of Durham at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

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