Friday, December 13, 2013
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.
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 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
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.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Rochelle Johnson, co-owner of Durham's culinary incubator, The Cookery, has been listed among "10 Female Stars in the Food Industry" by Delish.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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 University's Fuqua School of Business was ranked 14th of the top 33 part-time MBA programs in the world by Bloomberg Busineessweek.
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
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 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
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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The City of Durham has been globally recognized for its economic potential, ranking #2 in the Top 10 Small American Cities of the Future from fDi American Cities.
Martha Stewart Living has named Durham-based Spoonflower a 2013 American Made Honoree, an award that honors the next generation of American creative entrepreneurs.
Counter Culture Coffee has been voted #1 of "The Top 11 Coffee Roasters in the Nation As Voted By Super-Serious Coffee Nerds," by Thrillist.com.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Duke University has earned a #5 ranking by Kiplinger on the "10 Best Values in Private Universities, 2014."
Monday, October 14, 2013
DCVB has won two Ragan Communications PR Daily’s 2013 Digital PR Awards: "Best Location-Based Campaign" and "Best Digital PR Campaign- Budget under $25,000" for it s Campaign to win Southern Living's "Tastiest Town in the South."
Friday, October 4, 2013
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
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 University was ranked 17th in the 2013-2014 installment of the Times Higher Education's annual rankings of universities worldwide.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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
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.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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
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, September 3, 2013
Durham Technical Community College was named one of "100 Colleges Where Graduates Save Lives" by Fire Science Online.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Southen Living Magazine has named Mateo bar de Tapas #5 on its list of "The South's Best New Restaurants" Pizzeria Toro was also named among "Champions of Casual Dining."
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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
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.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
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 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.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Durham's first Nobel Laureate, Robert J. Lefkowitz has been named #11 on Reader's Digest's "100 Most Trusted People in America"
Monday, August 12, 2013
Forbes Magazine has recognized Durham as #10 on its list of "Best Places for Business and Careers 2013."
Friday, August 9, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Travel + Leisure recognized Scratch Bakery as #4 on their list of "America's Best Pies"
Durham was recognized at #7 of "America's 10 Most Interior-Design Savvy Cities" by Elite Fixtures.
Friday, July 26, 2013
For the sixth year in a row, Duke University was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education on its "Great Colleges to work For" 2013 list.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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.
Online brokerage firm Redfin named Durham No. 14 on its list of the top 25 U.S. cities for single, successful and educated women.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business was named #5 of the "World's Best Business Schools," by Business Insider.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Durham Bulls have been named one of "Minor League Baseball's Most Valuable Teams 2013" by Forbes.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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
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 has been recognized by Money Under 30 as #3 on its list of "The Best Cities in America to be Young, Broke & Single."
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
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 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
Foreign Direct Investment magazine ranked Durham #2 on its "Top 10 Small American Cities of the Future 2013/2014- Economic Potential."
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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 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 University's Fuqua School of Business was ranked #18 in the world by the Financial Times Global MBA 2013 rankings.
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
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 15, 2013
Durham's Dain's Place was named #15 of Complex's "25 Best College Campus Bars."
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Durham's newest doughnut shop, Monuts Donuts, was recently recognized by Eater as seventh on its list of "23 Hottest Doughnut Shops in America Right Now."
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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
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,
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 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 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 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
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.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Kimberly Blackwell, A Duke University oncologist, has been named one of Time Magazine's "100 most influential people in the world."
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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
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.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Durham's Guglhupf, Watts Grocery, and Dame's Chicken and Waffles were all recognized by the Daily Meal as part of its "10 Top Restaurants in the North Carolina Triangle."
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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
"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.
Monday, March 18, 2013
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
Duke scientists have connected the brains of two rats over a long distance, creating an artificial communication channel between the two animals.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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.
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.
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
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
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-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
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The James Beard Foundation announced that four Durham restaurants are among the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists:
- Mateo bar de Tapas in the category of Best New Restaurant
- Pheobe Lawless of Scratch Bakery in the category of Outstanding Pastry Chef
- Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery in the category of Outstanding Wine, Spirits, Beer Professional
- Scott Howell of Nana's in the category of Best Chef in the Southeast
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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
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, 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
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.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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.