Friday, December 13, 2013

Durham's Greenway Transit Wins National Award

Greenway Transit of Durham was named one of three winners in the “People & Planet” Green Small Business Contest, which recognizes America’s best green small business with $5000.

Durham's Hatch Chosen as "Top Emerging Pop Up Brands in America"

Storefront has announced that Durham's Hatch retail store is among 8 winners of a highly competitive event to win a spot in the Holiday Pop-Up Shop hosted by the W San Francisco Hotel.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Durham Ranked Fourth Best College Town for Small Metros

Durham was ranked the fourth-best college town for small metros by the AIER 2013-2014 College Destinations Index, which ranks college towns by objective data with a variety of factors including student diversity, city accessibility and cost of living.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Durham Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City of Durham has been recognized for the 25th consecutive year for its budget reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association, a professional association of over 17,800 members throughout North America that has served the public finance profession since 1906.

Watt's Grocery Awarded 2013 Nature's Plate Award

Watt's Grocery has been awarded the People's Choice Winner of the 2013 Nature's Plate Award by the Nature Conservancy for green practices.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Apparently Durham Needs A Little Love

The Huffington Post gave some nice coverage to the craft beer, food, and dining scene as it placed Durham at number one on the list of U.S. Cities That Could Use A Little Love.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Duke Corporate Education Ranked #1

Duke Corporate Education has been ranked the world’s #1 provider of custom executive education, according to the 7 November rankings released by BusinessWeek. This is the sixth consecutive time that Duke CE has taken top honors in the biennial survey (2003 - 2013).

Duke Business School Part-time MBA Ranked #14 in the World

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business was ranked 14th of the top 33 part-time MBA programs in the world by Bloomberg Busineessweek.

Durham Named 2013 Digital Cities Survey Winner

The City of Durham has been nationally recognized for its use of technology to improve transparency with residents and operate more efficiently with taxpayer dollars. Durham tied for third place with the City of Alexandria, VA in e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program's top-ranked cities in the 2013 Digital Cities Survey in the 125,000 – 249,999 population category.

Monday, November 11, 2013

5 Duke Researchers Recognized as Top Biomedical Scientists

The European Journal of Clinical Investigation recognized 400 of the world’s most influential researchers in biomedicine and five of them are currently at Duke University. Robert M Califf, Marc G. Caron, Robert J. Lefkowitz, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Eric D. Peterson were on the list.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Durham Recognized on 10 Best Small Cities to Retire Happily In

Durham was recognized at #9 on MarketWatch's "10 Best Small Cities to Retire Happily In" which was part of a study by The Milken Institute. The Institute analyzed 259 smaller cities and considered 78 factors that affect the quality of life of those ages 65 and older.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Three Duke Hospitals Named Top Performers

Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional and Duke Raleigh hospitals were recognized as top performers in the 2013 assessment by the Joint Commission, which accredits health organizations in the United States.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Durham County EMS Takes First Place at NC Competition

The Durham County EMS has taken first place at the first annual North Carolina Tactical Medical Association's Tacticial Medicine Competition in Greensboro, NC.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Durham Ranks in Top 50 for Green Fleet Program

The City of Durham’s Fleet Management Department was awarded 30th place in the Top 50 Government Green Fleet™ Awards from the 100 Best Fleets in North America and Green Fleet Conference & Expo organizers

Duke Ranked 17th Worldwide by Times Higher Education

Duke University was ranked 17th in the 2013-2014 installment of the Times Higher Education's annual rankings of universities worldwide.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Forbes Recognizes Durham as part of "10 Up and Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs"

Forbes Magazine has recognized Durham (along with Raleigh) as part of "10 Up and Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs."

Durham Receives“Citizen-Engaged Community” Designation

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has once again designated the City of Durham as one of 13 “Citizen-Engaged Communities” from throughout the United States for 2013-2015 for its use of technology to connect with residents. This is the second time PTI has selected Durham for this designation.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Three Durham Churches Among Fastest Growing in US

World Overcomers Christian Church in Durham has been ranked 16th fastest growing church in the U.S. by Outreach magazine. Newhope  Church was ranked 26th fastest growing, and the Summit Church ranked 96th. The magazine’s annual list of top 100 churches, released Sunday, was determined after 27,000 evangelical Protestant churches were contacted by LifeWay Research to self-report data.

American Underground Selected as Google Tech Hub

Durham's American Underground has been selected by Google to become one of seven Entrepreneur Tech Hubs in the United States and Canada.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Durham’s Water Video Wins Second Place in National Competition

The City of Durham’s Water Management Department and the Office of Public Affairs recently earned second place in the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Savvy Awards’ TV/Video category for its educational video, “Understanding the Value of Every Drop.” The piece details the work the Water Management Department does to provide quality water and sewer services to the Durham community. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mallarmé Chamber Players to Celebrate 30 Years with Concert

Durham's esteemed Mallarmé Chamber Players will celebrate their 30th birthday with a concert  from caberet singer, Ellen Ciompi, with songs written by Kurt Weill and Alec Wilder.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Durham-Chapel Hill MSA Rank 6th for Health and Wealth in US

The Durham-Chapel Hill metro area came in at No. 6 in the nation among the top markets for health and wealth, which took into account 13 factors from data across five major categories, including lifestyle, disease, environment, economy and real estate according to a new report by RealtyTrac and Local Market Monitor.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Seven Durham Businesses Recognized on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Inc. 5000 has recognized seven Durham businesses on its list of Fastest Growing Companies. ReverbNation was the highest-ranking Triangle company on the list, coming in at #345.  BioAgilytix Labs was ranked at #1341,  Bronto Software was ranked at No. 1702, Appia was ranked at #1715, Research Square was ranked at #1779, Scale Finance of was ranked at #3680 and WorkSmart was ranked at #4181.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Durham Restaurants on Top 100 List

Southern Living magazine has released their list, The Top 100 Places to Eat Now on which Durham restaurants Mateo Tapas and Pizzeria Toro are listed.  Durham was named The South's Tastiest Town by the magazine in April.

Duke University's Brodhead on Colbert Report

Duke University president Richard Brodhead appeared on The Colbert Report last night discussing a report he wrote called The Heart of the Matter for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Watch it here.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Durham is the Quietest City in America

Durham, NC was ranked lowest on the list of The Loudest Cities in America by Men's Health magazine on their website.  That makes Durham the quietest of them all.  Shhhh...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Durham Receives $55,000 HUD Grant

Durham has been awarded a $55,752 grant through the 2012 Continuum of Care Competition by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The grant will fund operations of the Carolina Homeless Information Network.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Duke School of Nursing Named a National Center of Excellence

Duke University School of Nursing was named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the Board of Governors of the National League for Nursing. This makes Duke one of only 25 schools of nursing in the nation to have earned a Center of Excellence recognition.

Durham #14 on Top 25 US Cities with Successful, Single Women

Online brokerage firm Redfin named Durham No. 14 on its list of the top 25 U.S. cities for single, successful and educated women.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Duke Medical Center Ranked #1 Hospital in NC by U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. News & World Report has  released its 2013-14 “Best Hospitals” rankings .Duke University Medical Center was ranked as No. 1 hospital in North Carolina and Duke Regional Hospital was ranked as No. 4. For the national rankings, Duke was ranked 18th nationally in cancer; sixth in cardiology and heart surgery; 23rd in diabetes and endocrinology, 43rd in gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery, 14th in geriatrics, 13th in gynecology, 11 in nephrology, 25th in neurology and neurosurgery, eighth in ophthalmology, 12th in orthopedics, fourth in pulmonology, 12th in rheumatology and eighth in urology. Duke Regional was ranked as 34th in diabetes and endocrinology. Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center made the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list in 10 different specialties.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Washington Duke Included in Southern Living's Hotel Collection

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has been chosen by Southern Living Magazine to be included in its inaugural Hotel Collection. The collection is a curated collection of Four and Five Star Level independent resorts, hotels and inns, that are devoted exclusively to and offering the best in authentic Southern travel, hospitality and experience.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Durham Recognized as #3 City in America to be "Young, Broke & Single"

Durham has been recognized by Money Under 30 as #3 on its list of "The Best Cities in America to be Young, Broke & Single."

Durham's Quintiles Makes Computerworld's “100 Best Places to Work in IT" list

Durham-based Quintiles, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical services company that manages clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, made it on the list of IDG’s Computerworld “100 Best Places to Work in IT list.”

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sarah P. Duke Gardens Receives Garden Excellence Honor

The American Public Gardens Association honored Sarah P. Duke Gardens with the Association’s 2013 Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence. This award is given annually to a public garden that exemplifies the highest standards of horticultural practices.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Durham Named One Of the “South’s Smartest Medical Cities For Groups”

Durham was selected as one of nine cities on ConventionSouth magazine’s 2013 Editors’ Hot Picks For “South’s Smartest Medical Cities For Groups."

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jordan High School Band Director Recognized as Band Director of the Year

Andrew Weiss, band director of Jordan High School, was recognized by his peers in the Central District Bandmasters Association as Band Director of the Year. The award is given to one middle or high school director within a 14-county area from Guilford to Wake.

Club Boulevard Cafeteria Recognized with Statewide Award for Excellence

Club Boulevard Elementary School Child Nutrition Manager Glenda Collins and staff members Anissa DeGraffenreidt, Glenn Mitchell, and Tanya Freeman have won the state Award for Excellence for outstanding nutrition education, marketing and customer service, management, professional development, environmental management, and food production.

Duke's Fuqa Ranked #18 in the World by Financial Times

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business was ranked #18 in the world by the Financial Times Global MBA 2013 rankings.

Fuqua Ranked #1 of 5 Best Southern Grad Schools for an MBA

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University was ranked #1 out of the "5 Best Southern Grad Schools for an MBA" by Say Campus Life.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Durham MSA Named Best Medium-Sized City for Working Women

The Durham-Chapel Hill MSA was listed as the #1 "Best Medium-Sized City for Working Women," by Nerd Wallet.

ArchiveSocial Receives Recognition from International Award

ArchiveSocial, a Durham startup has received international recognition as a winner of the TiE Top 50 2013 competition, Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Duke 8th Most Supportive School of Student Peace Corps Members

Duke ranks eighth among colleges and universities that provide special fellowships and support for graduate students who served in the Peace Corps.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Durham Resident Named One of America's Top 10 Youth Volunteers of the Year

Emma Astrike-Davis, 17, of Durham, N.C., was named one of America's top 10 youth volunteers of 2013 today by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards during the program's 18th annual national award ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She was selected from a field of more than 28,000 youth volunteers from across the country,

Durham's NC School of Science and Mathematics Ranked #2 in NC and #23 in Nation by Newsweek

Newsweek's “America’s Best High Schools” top 100 list  ranked Durham's statewide public boarding school, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics #2 in North Carolina and #23 in the nation.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Durham Recognized as #1 "Best College Basketball Town in America"

Durham was recognized as the #1 out of 25 "Best College Basketball Town in America" by Bleacher Report. Durham received an A+ for Teams, Fans and Competition.

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Special Event Company CEO Receives"2013 Enterprising Women of the Year" Award

The Special Event Co., a Durham strategic event and meeting management company, has announced that the firm’s CEO Sally Webb has accepted a 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year award from Enterprising Women at the magazine’s annual awards ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Durham School of the Arts Recognized as #1 in North Carolina

Durham School of the Arts was recognized as the top ranked public high school in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings for best high schools.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Durham's Counter Culture Coffee Wins Awards

Counter Culture Coffee's Erin McCarthy and Jonathan Bonchak took home first and second place, respectively, at the Specialty Coffee Association of America's Brewers Cup. The annual coffee competition, which challenges baristas, took place in Boston from April 11-13.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Durham Secures the Title of Tastiest Town in the South

After a fierce voting battle, Durham has been recognized by Southern Living magazine as "The Tastiest Town in the South." Durham will be featured in Southern Living's May issue, which will hit newsstands April 19.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hill & Laettner Named NCAA's All-Time March Madness Players

Former Duke standouts Grant Hill and Christian Laettner, both members of Duke’s 1991 and 1992 NCAA Championship teams, were named to the NCAA’s list of All-Time March Madness Players. Additionally, Laettner’s buzzer-beating shot against Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional Final – a shot that was set up by a cross-court pass from Hill – was named the NCAA’s All-Time March Madness Moment.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Duke is America's Favorite Men's College Basketball Team

For the fourth year in a row, the Duke Blue Devils are America's Favorite Men's College Basketball team according to the he Harris Poll of 2,276 adults, of whom 570 follow college basketball, surveyed online between March 13 and 18, 2013 by Harris Interactive.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New York Times Admires Durham's Wine Scene

"Vibrant wine and food cultures thrive these days in all sorts of American cities... Still, one hardly expects to find a Shangri-La for wine lovers blossoming here in the rolling Piedmont hills of central North Carolina...Mr. Sherr and two partners...opened Cave Taureau in downtown Durham last fall, a small shop with a deliciously recondite selection that would be right at home in Brooklyn or San Francisco. 

—"A Vibrant Wine Culture in the Piedmont (No, Not That One)," The New York Times

Monday, March 18, 2013

Durham 35th Fastest Growing Metro Area in the US

The Durham-Chapel Hill metro area’s population was the 35th fastest growing among metro areas in the nation between April of 2010 and July of last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Durham Metro Area ranked 14th Among Top Cites for Private Technology Company Acquisition in 2012

The Durham metropolitan area ranked 14th on PrivCo Media’s list of Top Cities for Private Technology Company Acquisition Targets in 2012.Durham's Nitronex and Aldagen were among companies that were acquired in 2012.

Durham Nursing Home Receives 5 Stars from US News & World Reports

Hillcrest Convalescent Center was one of seven Triangle-area nursing homes that received an overall rating of five stars from US News & World Reports. The ratings are based on health inspections, nurse staffing and quality measures.

StartupBus adds Durham Stop

The StartupBus has added Durham’s American Underground as a stop on its route on the way to the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. The bus packs "entrepreneurs" – all strangers – who are tasked with conceiving of and planning the launch of a startup over the course of a three-day road trip. Upon arrival, these “buspreneurs” are supposed to ready to launch.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Full Frame Chosen as Academy Award Qualifying Festival

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences notified the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival that it has been chosen as an Academy Award qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Durham Bulls to Host 2014 Triple-A All-star Game

The Durham Bulls will host the 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in 2014. The game will take place on July 16, 2014 and will be nationally televised on MLB Network. It will serve as the centerpiece of a five-day celebration that will make the Triangle the focal point of the Minor League Baseball world.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Durham's Semprius Named "Disruptive Company" by MIT

Durham-based Semprius Inc. has been named one of MIT Technology Review’s “50 Disruptive Companies 2013" for its original and valuable technology and bringing that technology to market at significant scale and for“clearly influencing” competitors. Semprius uses a proprietary micro-transfer printing process to make small solar cells for modules that company officials believe have performance and cost advantages

Durham Recognized by Washington Post as Top City for Small Business

The Washington Post listed Durham as the sixth out of "America's Top 10 Cities for Small Business."

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Four Durham Chefs and Restaurants Recognized as Semifinalists for James Beard Award

The James Beard Foundation announced that four Durham restaurants are among the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists:
  1. Mateo bar de Tapas in the category of Best New Restaurant
  2. Pheobe Lawless of Scratch Bakery in the category of Outstanding Pastry Chef
  3. Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery in the category of Outstanding Wine, Spirits, Beer Professional
  4. Scott Howell of Nana's in the category of  Best Chef in the Southeast

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Golf Professionals Par Excellent at Duke University Golf Club

PGA Master Professional Ed Ibarguen and PGA Head Golf Professional Jessica Stewart—members of Duke University Golf Club staff located at Durham's Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club—recently earned golf awards from several prestigious golf associations.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Southern Living Names Durham one of "Tastiest Towns in the South" in 2013

Durham has been selected as one of the top 10 “Tastiest Towns in the South” in 2013 by Southern Living magazine.  Southern Living will profile each town and reveal the winner in the May issue, on newsstands April 19th.

DPAC Ranked 5th Among Most Attended Theaters in US

DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has been recognized as one of the top attended theaters in the U.S., according to Pollstar magazine’s 2012 report. The report tracks the top 100 theater venues in the U.S. based on worldwide ticket sales – with DPAC ranking fifth, right behind other theater elites such as Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Durham Receives National Recognition for National Night Out

For the second consecutive year, the City of Durham earned four national rankings in the awards competition sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Durham was ranked 14 among 135 competing cities of comparable populations across the country. Three neighborhoods received All Stars honors, which recognize individuals, organizations or programs for outstanding participation, leadership and/or assistance.

Durham IT Company Recognized for Services

Durham's WorkSmart, a managed IT company, was recognized as #87 on the MSPmentor 200 industry index, which tracks the top 200 managed services providers (MSPs) in North America.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Durham Hospitals Earn Top 5 Ranking in Triangle

Duke Hospital and Durham Regional Hospital earned a #3 and #4 spot on Health Grades Inc.'s annual ranking of Triangle hospitals. Health Grades measures quality of care for 28 common conditions and procedures, 18 of which are based on an assessment of mortality rates and 10 are based on complication rates.