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