Thursday, December 31, 2015

Durham recognized as the No.31 best city to stay in U.S.

Trivago has released their "2016 Best Ranked Cities to Stay" top 50 list, and Durham was recognized as No. 31 and is one of only two N.C cities to make the list. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Durham County recognized as a top rental market for Millennials

Durham County was recognized as one of the top five rental markets for Millennials in the nation in a recent report from RealtyTrac. The top markets average rents accounted for 27% or less of Millennials wages. 

Five of the Triangle's top ten hotels are located in Durham

The Culture Trip has recognized 21C Museum Hotel, The King's Daughters Inn, The Durham Hotel, Arrowhead Inn Bed & Breakfast, and The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club as top ten hotels in the Triangle 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Durham Tech's president WIlliam Ingram recognized with meritorious service award

William G. Ingram, president of Durham Technical Community College, recently received a meritorious service award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) during its annual conference in Houston, Texas. The Meritorious Service Awards are presented to those in higher education who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to and understanding of accreditation processes, and who are recognized as models of competency, creativity, and accomplishment.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Durham recognized on 'Best Cities To Found a Startup Outside Silicon Valley and New York' list

Business intelligence firm DataFox recognized Durham as one of  2015's Best Cities to Found a Startup Outside Silicon Valley and New York.  The presence of American Tobacco Campus, and Duke University contribute to a high growth rate for young startups and a high density of entrepreneurs. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Durham recognized as No.12 for quality of life

LawnStarter recently issued a Quality of Life Index for the states and cities in the US, and Durham is ranked No. 12.Durham ranked especially well for Economic Output and Gender Equality The index is based on six quality-of-life factors borrowed from The Economist -- GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate, geographic location / climate and male-female income equality.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Durham recognized as No. 8 best mid-size college city

Durham is the eighth-best mid-size college city and the second-best among cities of all sizes for economic opportunities, according to a new report by personal financial website WalletHub.
The rankings are based on 23 metrics relating to academic, social and economic opportunities for students.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Durham recognized as a top 2016 city

Durham was featured on Business Insider's  top 13 hottest cities in 2016 list. To compile this list, job growth, population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well-being of each city's residents were considered.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Coalition to Unchain Dogs wins national award

The Coalition to Unchain Dogs and its director, Lori Hensley, won the 2015 ASPCA Henry Bergh Award. Hensley will receive the award Thursday in New York City. The coalition began in 2007 in Durham and now has chapters in Raleigh and Orange County.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Durham recognized as No. 6 small city for economic potential

Durham was recognized by FDI Intelligence as the No. 6 small city for economic potential for the 2015-16 annual awards for American Cities of the Future.

Fullsteam Brewery wins Good Food Award

Fullsteam Brewery, won a Good Food Award for their Brandy Barrel-Aged First Frost. The awards
 honor products that contribute to local and sustainable food communities. The Good Foods project is a national collaboration of food producers, farmers, food journalists and independent grocers organized by San Francisco-based nonprofit Seedling Projects.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Durham Public Schools win nine National Healthy Schools Awards

Durham Public Schools received nine of the 16 National Healthy Schools Awards earned by North Carolina schools. The awards come from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity.

Monuts recognized as "best donut in NC"

Monuts was recognized as the best donut shop in NC in Thrillist's "The Best Donut Shop in Every State" 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Durham, Chapel Hill metro recognized as No. 1 most vegetarian city

The Durham , Chapel Hill metro area was recognized as the No. 1 most vegetarian city in the nation according to the Huffington Post. The rankings are based on data on 100 markets over the past year, provided by online ordering site GrubHub, which notes Durham and Chapel Hill residents were 305 percent more likely to order off the vegetarian menu than the national average.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Durham recognized as best city in NC for foodies on a budget

Durham was recognized as the best city in North Carolina for food lovers on a budget, according to a new report from WalletHub. The report, "2015 Best and Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet," ranks the 150 largest U.S. cities according to dining affordability, the number of restaurants per capita, diversity of culinary offerings, cost of groceries, average beer and wine prices, number of farmers markets and other factors relating to food and drink.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Durham recognized as No. 2 among best college towns

The Livability 2015 ranking of Top 10 College Towns recognized supportive places for students to thrive both academically and socially. Durham earned the No. 2 spot.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Durham recognized as a top city to live for millennial entrepreneurs

Thumbtack featured Durham as No. 9 on their "10 Best Cities for Millennial Entrepreneurs" list.

DCVB featured for workflex success

DCVB and Vice President E'Vonne Coleman-Cook were featured in Society for Human Resource Management's October issue for being one of "Five Companies That Get Workflex Right".

Durham Recognized in Top 50 for Green Vehicle Fleets

The City’s Fleet Management Department was awarded 45th place in Government Green Fleet™ Awards from Green Fleet Magazine. Durham is the only city in North Carolina to make the Top 50 list.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Durham recognized among "Best Cities for Singles in North Carolina"

ONLYINYOURSTATE recognized Durham as one of the" best cities for singles" in North Carolina. 

Mateo bar de Tapas recognized as top foodie spot in U.S.

Mateo Tapas was recognized by Open Table on their "Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America " The list is based on more than 5 million customer reviews of 20,000 restaurants across the U.S.

Guglhupf, Dame's Chicken and Waffles and Mateo bar de Tapas recognized as best restaurants in Durham County

Charleston Food Bloggers announced their annual 2015 best restaurants in each NC county. Guglhupf Cafe, Dame's Chicken and Waffles and Mateo bar de Tapas tied for the top Durham restaurants.

Fullsteam Brewery earns "Best Bbq-Inspired Beer" from Southern Living

Fullsteam Brewery was recognized on Southern Living's  "Best of Southern BBQ awards" for their Hogwash Hickory-Smoked Brown Porter, created specifically to pair with North Carolina-style barbecue. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bronto Software earns Stevie Award

Bronto Software has earned a Bronze Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category at the 2015 International Business Awards, for its excellent customer service.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Durham-Chapel Hill metro No. 3 in U.S. for reducing commutes by car

In a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Durham-Chapel Hill metro is no. 3 among metros that have seen the greatest decline in car commuting.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Duke Hospital Opthalmology recognized with No.8 ranking in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report recognized Duke University Hospital  with a No.8 ranking out of the top ten for Ophthalmology hospitals in the nation.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

U.S. News and World Report ranks Duke as the state's top hospital

Duke ranks first in North Carolina in the latest hospital rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. Duke also placed 14th on the National Honor Roll with six specialties worthy of note, including Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Pulmonology, Ophthalmology, Urology, Rheumatology and Nephrology.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The New York Times features opening of The Durham Hotel

The New York Times featured the opening of The Durham Hotel in their Travel News and Tips Section. An overview of the hotels offerings, architecture and James Beard Award Winning Chef Andrea Reusing were highlighted.

Duke University recognized as second in the nation for Most Innovative Public Service School

Duke University has been recognized by Best Value Schools as being the second Most Innovative Public Service School in the nation. The annual award recognizes the nations top fifty schools and includes areas such as access to a wealth of degree options, numerous research opportunities, and extensive learning experiences outside the classroom in their criteria.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Durham County recognized among 2015 Digital Cities Survey Winners

The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties have recognized Durham County in a ranking of a group of 10 counties listed in the 250,000-499,999 population category in its 2015 Digital Counties Survey. The annual survey recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.

Wine Spectator recognizes Durham restaurants with awards

Wine Spectator magazine has recognized Piedmont Restaurant with a Best of Award of Excellence, and the Fairview Dining Room, Revolution, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Six Plates Wine Bar with its Award of Excellence from its "2015 Restaurant Wine List Awards".

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Durham among top ten counties that bring in the most investments

Financial technology company Smart Asset, produced a list of North Carolina counties that are bringing in the most economic investments and Durham is among the top 10.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Durham recognized as a 2015 USA Playful City community

 Durham has been recognized by KaBOOM! and The Humana Foundation as a 2015 Playful City community. Recognitions include cities and towns from across the country making play a priority in their communities.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Durham County School Wins Global School Award

VIF International Education, a global education partner of K-12 schools and districts, announced  Holt Elementary Language Academy Durham, NC has been named the 2015 VIF Global School Award winner. Holt Elementary was also awarded funds for global education materials .

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Duke Communicators Win National CASE Awards

Duke University communications offices won several awards for their work in 2014 from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
CASE is the leading international organization for communications professionals working in education. Its national awards contest is among the most prestigious in the field.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Durham Mac & Cheese Spots Recognized as Best in Area

The Mac & Cheese at Backyard BBQ Pit, Dame's Chicken & Waffles, and Vin Rouge were all recognized in "6 of best macaroni and cheese spots in Raleigh-Durham," by AXS.

NCCU Online Hospitality and Tourism Program Recognized in Top 10 Online Programs in US.

North Carolina Central University School of Business online Hospitality and Tourism degree program has been acknowledged as one of the top ten online programs in the United States for 2015, according to

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fullsteam Brewery and Big Spoon Roasters Receive Recognition from Southern Living Food Awards

Fullsteam Brewery's Summer Basil Farmhouse Ale was recognized in the category of "Best Beer" and Big Spoon Roasters Mission Almond nut butter was recognized in the category of "Best Jam and Best Spreads" in "The 2015 Southern Living Food Awards."

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The American Tobacco Trail Bridge Receives National Recognition

The American Tobacco Trail Pedestrian Bridge has received national recognition for engineering excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies as part of the organization’s 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Triangle highway wildflowers win 1st place in N.C. Garden Club awards

The wildflower beds in the Triangle's highway medians won first place in the N.C. Garden Club's annual awards, which includes Durham, Wake, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren Counties.

Mati Energy Snags 100,000 Google Demo Day Prize

Mati Energy founder Tatiana Birgisson won Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day and a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Durham Among "50 Best College Towns To Live In Forever"

Durham has been recognized with a #34 ranking on "The 50 Best College towns To Live In Forever," by College Ranker based on its community, neighborhoods, schools, economy and culture.

Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Now Among Top 100 in Population

The Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Area is now No. 100 among the most-populated metropolitan regions in the United States, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Durham Recognized Among "10 Cheapest Small Cities for Millennials"

Durham has been recognized on a list of "10 Cheapest Small Cities for Millennials" by Coupons Daily.

Durham is 15th Best Run City

WalletHub recognized Durham with a #15 ranking on "2015’s Best & Worst Run Cities in America"

Duke University Professional Schools Earn Top Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Duke University’s graduate and professional schools rank among the country’s leading institutions in their fields, according to new U.S. News & World Report graduate and professional school rankings. The School of Nursing was at #6, The School of Medicine was at #8, The School of Law was ranked at #8, Fuqua School of Business at #13 and the Pratt School of Engineering was #28.

Hope Valley Diner and Catering Top Diner in NC

Scoutology has recognized Hope Valley Diner and Catering the eleventh "Top Diner in NC."

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Durham-Chapel Hill MSA Among 30 Metros Least at Risk for Obesity

Durham-Chapel Hill ranks No. 24 among the metros least likely to have residents with weight problems, according to a recent report by WalletHub.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Three Durham James Beard Award Semifinalists 2015 Announced

The James Beard Awards have announced three Durham semifinalists for two 2015 awards. Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Bakery is a semifinalist for Outstanding Baker; and Scott Howell of Nana’s and Matt Kelly of Vin Rouge and Mateo Tapas are semifinalists in the category of Best Chef Southeast.

Organic Transit one of "5 Startups that are Reimagining the World"

CNN Money has recognized Durham's Organic Transit as one of "5 Startups that are Reimagining the World."

Friday, February 13, 2015

Scoutology Recognizes Guglhupf Baker Among Top 10 NC Bakeries

Durham's Guglhupf was named the #5 bakery among the "Top 10 North Carolina Bakeries," by Scoutology.

Duke University Top Producer of U.S. Fullbright Scholars

For the 11th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, according to the U.S. Department of State. Seventeen Duke students were awarded Fulbright placements for 2014-15, one more than the 16 Duke students who earned Fulbright awards for 2013-14.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Forbes Recognizes Washington Duke Inn and Fairview Dining Room

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club was named a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel and the Washington Duke's Fairview Dining Room was named a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Restaurant in the "2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners."

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Durham’s Southside Project Honored with National Community Development Award

The City of Durham's Community Development Department accepted the Audrey Nelson Award from the National Community Development Association for its outstanding use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds. The Audrey Nelson awards honor communities which exemplify outstanding achievement in service to neighborhoods and their lower-income residents. The City won this year’s award for its effective use of CDBG and HOME funds to transform and revitalize the Southside neighborhood.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Durham Photography Exhibit Named One of Season's Best

Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies "City Under One Roof" exhibit by photographer Jen Kinney has been named one of "This Season’s 5 Best Photography Exhibitions," by American Photo Magazine.

Friday, January 16, 2015

DPAC Attendance ranks in top 5 in United States

The Durham Performing Arts Center, DPAC, has been recognized for being among the top 5 theatres in the United States for attendance by Pollstar, Billboard, and Venues Toady.

Durham is Recognized as Ninth Coziest City in America

Durham has been recognized as the ninth "Coziest City in America," by Elle Decor.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Durham #47 'Best Performing City' in U.S. for 2014

The Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan statistical area was ranked #47 out of 200 large cities on the Milken Institute's list of "Best Performing Cities" that ranks US Metropolitan areas by how well they create and sustain job and economic growth.

Fullsteam Brewery Beer Among South's Best Winter Beers

Fullsteam Brewery's Working Man's Lunch was recognized among "The South's Best Winter Beers," by Southern Living's The Daily South.