Just in time for the Academy Awards, see Oscar-nominated documentaries for FREE during the Full Frame Winter Series. 

Presented by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and American Tobacco Campus, the Full Frame Winter Series presents three documentary films in January and February. They are “Three Identical Strangers,” “Free Solo” and “Minding the Gap.” All screenings are open to the public and will be screened at The Carolina Theatre of Durham.    

“Free Solo” and “Minding the Gap” are nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards on Feb. 24. 

Read more at Duke Today.


San Francisco fintech plans to double in Durham

“A San Francisco fintech firm is planning to double its Durham operation.

Credible, which trades on the Australian Stock Exchange under the CRD ticker, is about to embark on a huge hiring spree at the American Tobacco Campus, CEO Stephen Dash says.

“There’s a lot of talent in this state,” he notes.

The company opened its Durham hub with just two employees last year, picking the Bull City to support its mortgage operation over a dozen other metros across the U.S., due to talent pool and its “really nice” airport. Today, the team has grown to 25, with plans to reach 50 within a year. 



ATC Prepared to Offer Sponsorship and In-Kind Support

Crowdsourcing Already Successful at Campus PopUp Showcase 

(DURHAM, NC) – January 23, 2019 – Building off the successful run of revolving small businesses in its PopUp retail and restaurant space, American Tobacco today issued a call for submissions pitching a new campus event.

Dubbed “The Triangle’s Next Great Event Challenge,” the application window is open now through February 15 for event planners, nonprofit groups, concert promoters, tech evangelists, sports enthusiasts and everyone in between to make their case for why and how their dream event will tap into a widely shared interest and enhance the community.

Assuming the pitches meet the criteria in the call for ideas, American Tobacco Campus’ selection team will choose a partner to sponsor, which will receive in-kind use of the facility, sponsorship support and expert support from the campus’ seasoned events staff. 

Organizers are seeking event ideas that will engage diverse audiences; connect with the arts, technology, education and/or sports; and have a person and/or team running the event with a proven track record. Events that are political or religious in nature will not be considered.

The application process is open now. Interested groups can apply and review the rules and evaluation process HERE.

“Since the campus’ redevelopment more than a decade ago, we’ve hosted roughly one million people on campus each year for events ranging from fun runs to concerts to tech unveilings,” says Valerie Ward, CPCE Director, Marketing & Events. “Our location and assortment of venues have proven extremely effective.”   

Adds Adam Klein, Director of Strategy at Capitol Broadcasting Co., which owns the American Tobacco Campus, “We’ve worked with grassroots groups and industry pros to pull off events never before seen in the Triangle, and we’re excited to work with a new class of dreamers to bring big ideas and big crowds to the campus. Our events challenge is another way we are actively contributing to Durham and the Triangle’s culture of innovation and discovery.”

The Triangle’s Next Great Event Challenge is partly inspired by the success of PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus, a regular and revolving showcase of new retail entrepreneurs and their concepts. From spring rolls to beard wax and many inventive things in between, the space located in one of the country’s largest and most acclaimed historical redevelopment projects, has become a go-to spot for sampling the hottest and most exciting trends our region has to offer.

American Tobacco’s social channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).


Soul Cocina and Chocolatay Confections to Bring International Cuisine to 2019 PopUp @ American Tobacco

Plant-based Latin Dishes and Award-winning Confections Bring Global Taste to Durham Feb. 7-22

(Durham, N.C.) – January 22, 2019 – Silvana Rangel-Duque along with Matthew and Danielle White may have different backgrounds, but each of them brings something unique to Durham – globally-inspired food made from scratch.

Soul Cocina, Rangel-Duque’s Latin-American eatery, prides itself on its plant-based food with an emphasis on local and gluten-free ingredients. Born in Colombia, Rangel-Duque learned the art of food and the importance of agriculture. She brings this passion for fresh food and her knowledge of age-old traditions to the Triangle in the form of delectable dishes like tamales and pasteles de yuca.

Rangel-Duque started Soul Cocina in 2015 with the goal to bring innovative food to people from all walks of life.

Drawing inspiration from the other side of the globe, Matthew and Danielle White created Chocolatay Confections where they craft European-style treats by hand. They make a variety of tempting treats like bonbon bars, brittles, pralines, and caramels. In fact, their Sunflower Crunch Cup received a Good Food Award in 2018.

Matthew and Danielle White moved to Chapel Hill in 2012 and began Chocolatay Confections to share the joy of chocolate with others.

The PopUp experience at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham was created to feature unique entrepreneurs that bring a special flair to the Triangle through good food and community.

Dates and Times:

  • Feb. 7-22
    • Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm

More on PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus

PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus will regularly feature new entrepreneurs and their concepts. The revolving showcase deepens and enhances Durham’s role as “the Startup Hub of the South.”  

The PopUp experience has spread from the single location to also include PopUp opportunities at The Bullpen.

PopUps featured in the space include: Caballo Rojo, Boricua Soul, MicMag by Me, East Durham Pie Shop, Beard and Lady and NC Oyster 365.

Entrepreneurs can review PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus’ microsite ( for details and information on how to be involved.

Consumers can also check the microsite for information on the latest PopUp showcase. American Tobacco’s social channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) will carry PopUp news. The hashtag is #PopUpDurham. Images for press are here.  

About American Tobacco Campus

American Tobacco offers one million square feet of premium office space in a historic factory setting bustling with restaurants and businesses as well as the Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Featured in US News & World Report as the national model for urban revitalization, the campus serves as a bridge from Durham’s past as one of the Tobacco capitals of the world to its present and future as a knowledge, science, and medical capital.

ATC owner Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield Sports) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.

Bull Durham Brewing Sold, Will Stay at DBAP

“The first brewery in America to operate in a Minor League baseball stadium, Bull Durham Beer Co., owned by WRAL and Durham Bulls parent company Capitol Broadcasting, has been sold.

R&D Brewing Company based in Raleigh purchased Bull Durham Beer Co. for an undisclosed amount.”

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