Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Durham recognized as a breathtaking destination

Expedia has recognized Durham as one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world.

Durham recognized as Top 10 Metro for Alternative Spirituality

Realtor.com recognized Durham as the No. 9 "Top Metro for Alternative Spirituality."

Duke University and NCCU recognized as 2017 Best Colleges

Duke University and NCCU were recognized by The U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 Best Colleges listings. Duke University was ranked at No. 8 in the National Universities top 50 category. N.C. Central University, the only school in the immediate Triangle area to make the Regional Universities list, came in at No. 72 and also landed on the report’s list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities coming in at No.13.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Durham recognized as No. 3 top city with the most access to quality healthcare

U.S. News & World Report named 10 metro areas offering the greatest access to healthcare, determined by the number of highly ranked hospitals within a 250-mile radius of each city. Durham was recognized as the No. 3 city noting the academic hospitals like University of North Carolina Health Care and Duke University Hospital. Duke also received the U.S. News' highest possible rating in nine procedures or conditions.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Durham recognized as a top 50 city to flip houses

Durham was recognized among Wallet Hub's top 50 cities to flip houses. The cities were compared across three key dimensions: house-flipping market potential, renovating and remodeling costs, and quality of life. Durham ranked No. 53 for house-flipping market potential rank, No. 69 for renovation and remodeling costs and No. 52 for quality of life and received a total score of 58.07.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Durham Hotel restaurant was recognized as one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016

Bon Appétit has recognized Chef Andrea Reusing and The Durham for having one of  "America's Best New Restaurants 2016."

Former Hillside High student wins hurdles title at World Junior Championship

Marcus Krah, a recent Hillside High graduate , won a world IAAF World U20 championship in the 110 meter hurdles in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He was also named The 2015/16 Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year for demonstrating high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article86000567.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article86000567.html#storylink=cpy

Friday, July 22, 2016

DPAC was recognized as the No. 3 venue in the nation

Pollstar Magazine has recognized DPAC as the No. 3 top venue  in overall attendance in the nation. DPAC entertained more than half a million guests in its recently concluded 2015-16 season, setting new records for attendance, sellout performances and total events.

Durham recognized as one of the '10 Best Cities for Return on Salary'

Careercast has recognized Durham as one of the 10 Best Cities for Return on Salary 2016.

DPAC was recognized as the No. 3 venue in the nation

Pollstar Magazine has recognized DPAC as the No. 3 top venue in overall in attendance in the nation. DPAC entertained more than half a million guests in its recently concluded 2015-16 season, setting new records for attendance, sellout performances and total events.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

NCCU recognized as HBCU of the Year

N.C. Central University has been honored as the 2016 HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest during the annual awards contest recognizing achievement among the nation’s 111 historically black colleges and universities. NCCU’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise, known as BRITE, also was named as the Best STEM Program, and the Campus Echo won in the category of Best Student Newspaper.The HBCU Digest Awards were presented in Washington, D.C., at the University of the District of Columbia. A panel of former and current HBCU presidents, alumni, faculty, students, journalists and former award winners served as judges.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Durham recognized as No. 1 city with the lowest parking rates

Durham was recognized as the No.1 city with the lowest parking rates and the No. 20 best overall city to drive in, in WalletHub's  " 2016 Best and Worst Cities to Drive in" annual report"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

US News & World Report has recognized the Triangle as the No.4 best place to live

U.S. News & World Report analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each city, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.The Triangle was recognized as the No. 4 Best Place to Live.

Duke Children's Hospital recognized in 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report's best children’s hospital rankings

Duke Children’s Hospital ranked 15th nationally in Pediatric Neonatology according to U.S News & World Report in their 2016-17 rankings of the best children’s hospitals. They ranked in the top 25 in 3 additional specialties (Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Pediatric Cancer.) The also ranked in the top 50 in six additional specialties including Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Durham was recognized as the Nation’s 20th Bee City USA

Durham City Council unanimously passed a resolution to adopt the practices required to become a Bee City USA. Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell has designated the Durham Bee City Committee, a group of residents and business owners committed to protecting pollinators, as the facilitator for Durham’s efforts to meet the requirements of being a Bee City USA. Several key partners in the Durham Bee City Committee include Keep Durham Beautiful, Honeygirl Meadery, the NC Museum of Life and Science, Bee Downtown, Burt’s Bees, Durham County Cooperative Extension, Lee attracting birds and bees, Triangle Land Conservancy, and Durham County Bee Keepers.

Durham recognized as the No.12 most educated city in America

Forbes has recognized Durham as the No. 12 "Most Educated City in America."

Monday, June 6, 2016

Durham metro recognized as No. 5 best area for single mothers

By measures of income, childcare, and housing affordability, the Durham,Chapel Hill metro is one of the best areas for single mothers. A single mother has to work 49.6 hours per week at the median wage to afford a typical two-bedroom apartment in the Durham,Chapel Hill metro one of only nine metro areas in which this measure is less than 50 hours.

Durham metro recognized as area where your paycheck goes the furthest

The Durham,Chapel Hill region was recognized as the No. 6 best metro area where paychecks go the furthest.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Durham Distillery recognized by two spirits competitions

Durham Distillery gins were recognized by two spirits competitions: the Beverage Testing Institute and the Fifty Best Awards. Both CONNIPTION Navy Strength and American Dry gins were awarded gold medals from Fifty Best, and CONNIPTION Navy Strength gin received an almost perfect score of 96 out of 100 from the Beverage Testing Institute.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Durham Convention Centers' General Manager; Jen Noble, was recognized with Elite Award

Jen Noble, General Manager of the Durham Convention Center, received the Elite Award from Facilities and Destinations Magazine. Noble is one of the 12 distinguished convention center executives from around the country that were recognized with this award.The award was created by Facilities and Destinations Magazine to recognize top professionals making a difference in the meetings and events industry. The award was given to 12 convention center executives from around the country, and was a featured section in the March issue of Facilities and Destinations Magazine.

Several Durham neighborhoods rank high on Rent Lingo's "Charm Index"

Apartment review and listing site RentLingo recently finished a "Charm Index" report on neighborhoods across the country. In Durham, the areas around Liberty and Mangum streets received 85 out of 100 possible points, and the neighborhoods of Central Park, Trinity Heights, and Parkwood were also mentioned as top Durham neighborhoods with charm.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Durham recognized as No.5 best place for STEM graduates

NerdWallet recognized Durham as the No.5 best place for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates 2016. Rankings were based on salaries, concentration of STEM jobs and the unemployment rate, as well as U.S. Census Bureau data on the cost of median monthly rent in each location.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

DCVB recognized with two communicator awards

DCVB won two Awards of Distinction from The Communicator Awards: Multisensory Visitor Info Center (Won for Interactive Multimedia: Direct Marketing and the Annual Report (Won for Annual Report: Government). The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.Over 6,000 entries are received annually from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

DCVB receives when work works award

When Work Works National Partners, Families and Work Institute (FWI) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recognized The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau as a winner of the 2016 When Work Works Award. As a winner, DCVB ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Duke University named Tree Campus USA

Duke University has been named "Tree Campus USA" designated by the Arbor Foundation. This year marked the eighth straight Duke was recognized as a Tree Campus USA, which honors the campus’ commitment to sustainability and a tree care program.

Durham Distillery takes home four awards from the San Francisco Spirits Competition

Durham Distillery took home the gold medal for its Conniption Navy Strength Gin; silver for its Conniption American Dry Gin; and bronze medals for its Damn Fine Coffee Liquer and Damn Fine Mocha Liquer at the San Francisco Spirits Competition in March. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

Durham Distillery recognized at American Craft Spirits Association’s Distillers Convention

Durham Distillery was recognized with three medals at the American Craft Spirits Association’s Distillers Convention. The Conniption American Dry Gin won silver accolades while both the Damn Fine Coffee Liqueur (a partnership with Raleigh’s Slingshot Coffee Co.) and the Conniption Navy Strength Gin took the bronze.The organization is a nonprofit whose voting members must be licensed craft distillers.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Jim Goodmon honored in ‘CREative Thinkers’ real estate awards

The Carolina Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate presented local executives with real estate awards recognizing creative projects on Wednesday.  Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capital Broadcasting Co. won for spearheading the revitalization of the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham.

Durham recognized as next big beer city

Durham has been recognized as one of Thrillist "10 Untapped Beer Cities Poised to Blow Up"

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Quintiles lands on Fortunes "Worlds Most Admired Companies" list

Quintiles (NYSE: Q) has landed on Fortune's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." The Durham-based company is one of six North Carolina-headquartered firms to make the list.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Associate Director of Duke Performances wins second Grammy

Eric Oberstein, associate director of Duke Performances, won the best-instrumental-composition Grammy for his work on Arturo O’Farrill’s album “Cuba: The Conversation Continues.” This makes his second Grammy awarded in two years.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/on-the-beat-blog/article60541766.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, February 11, 2016

NC School of Science and Mathematics teacher wins Grammy

Phillip Riggs, who has been teaching for 27 years and at the School of Science and Mathematics since 2008, has won a Grammy for Music Educator of the Year. He  was chosen from a field of more than 4,500 nominations from all 50 states. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Durham recognized as one of the best places for fundraisers to work

U.S. News & World Report’s  2016 Best Jobs ranking provides a tool for job-seekers to compare professions based on important metrics like salary and expected number of openings. Durham was recognized as a top match for fundraisers. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

21c Museum Hotel recognized as one of the hottest new hotel & venue openings globally

21c Museum Hotel – Durham was recognized as one of the "100 Hottest New Hotel & Venue Openings" globally by The Venue Report.

Durham recognized with Audrey Nelson award

Durham has been recognized by the National Community Development Association (NCDA) with a 2016 Audrey Nelson award for its partnership to help homeless veterans.This year’s award highlights the Denson Apartments for Veterans, Located at 1598 Sedgefield Street, the first permanent supportive housing in Durham for veterans who are homeless and have disabilities. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fullsteam Brewery wins 2016 Good Food Award

Fullsteam Brewery received a 2016 Good Food Award in the beer category for their Brandy Barrel-Aged First Frost brew. 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, January 15, 2016

NCCU recognized as No.17 best online graduate education program in the U.S.

A new U.S News & World Report recognized NCCU as the No.17  best online graduate education program in the U.S. The study ranked 192 U.S. universities and included factors such as student engagement, admissions selectivity, accreditation and peer reputation.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Washington Duke Inn recognized as the No.1 college hotel in the U.S.

The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is the No. 1 college hotel in the U.S., according to a new report from College Rank .

DPAC among top five theaters in America

DPAC placed in the top five theaters in America in the Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today year-end published attendance and sales rankings. DPAC’s 2015 calendar year featured 233 events that drew a record-setting 484,527 guests and 104 sellouts. 2015 represents DPAC’s seventh year of operation under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM).