16 Places to Go in 2016

“What’s on your travel wish list for 2016? Narrowing down ours wasn’t easy, but after tapping into our global network of tastemakers and writers ⎯ and having endless heated discussions ⎯ the results are FINALLY in. From an Arctic wonderland and European arts hub to a buzzy Caribbean island and under-the-radar American town, Emily Saladino profiles our favorite destinations for the upcoming year. Happy travels.”

Read more at Jetsetter.com.

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Honoring the Triangle’s healthiest employers of 2015

“Business leaders from across the Triangle crowded into the Durham Convention Center on Thursday, December 3,  to celebrate the Triangle Business Journal’s 2015 Healthiest Employers Awards.

“They are all an inspiration,” emcee Tisha Powell, WTVD news anchor, said to the crowd. “When [wellness] is a collective goal, it can be exciting and fun.”

Read more in Triangle Business Journal.

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Three Triangle shops among ’10 Best Bakeries in North Carolina

“Three Triangle-area bakeries are among the ” 10 Best Bakeries in North Carolina,” according to Carolina Epicurean.

Gugelhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant in Durham is “a terrific bakery and cafe,” Loaf in Durham is “a neighborhood shop where you pick up your fresh-baked goods” and at La Farm Bakery in Cary, “the star here is definitely bread,” writes the Asheville-based blogger.”

Read more in Triangle Business Journal.

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TiVo’s Tom Rogers: Digitalsmiths is changing how we’re growing

“Television technology giant TiVo’s (Nasdaq: TIVO) growth models are changing – and it’s because of services offered by tech-savvy subsidiaries, such asDigitalsmiths, which has 55 employees in Durham.

That’s according to statements by TiVo CEO Tom Rogers on Tuesday evening’s earnings call, where the California company, which acquired Durham-based Digitalsmiths in 2014 for $135 million, announced $102.8 million in service, software and technology revenue, up 17 percent year-over-year.”

Read more in Triangle Business Journal.

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Appia parent Digital Turbine consolidates, expands Durham headcount

Digital Turbine (Nasdaq: APPS) CEO Bill Stone says negotiations are under way with Appia’s longtime landlord, the Capitol Broadcasting-owned American Tobacco Campus, to sort out its “longer-term expansion plans” for the Durham market.

While he’s not specific, he says the company has already signed on to expand into “thousands” of square feet of additional space at ATC as those plans are being sorted out. He says the need for space is prompted by Appia’s growth.”

Read more in Triangle Business Journal.

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Raleigh-Durham, sharing a hyphen and a hotel growth spurt

“A word to the wise: Do not lump Raleigh and Durham together when speaking with the locals.

Talk to a booster of Raleigh, the North Carolina state capital, and they’ll sing the praises of a local economy fueled in part by the state government and medical industry, complemented by institutions such as the free North Carolina Museums of Natural Science, Art and History and, as of this summer, the world’s largest beer garden.  Drive 25 minutes northwest to Durham and you’ll find a downtown area reinventing itself from its tobacco- and textile-industry past to develop a thriving culinary, arts and entertainment scene fueled in part by dozens of local startups.”

Read more in Travel Weekly.

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24 Hours In Durham, North Carolina

Durham isn’t your average city. Thanks to the presence of Duke University, as well as the city’s position in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, Durham has always benefited from a near constant influx of new residents not only from around the country, but from around the world. The result is a diverse, multi-cultural town in the heart of North Carolina with everything from stellar restaurants to an almost inconceivably robust calendar of cultural events throughout the year. If you find yourself in this great city though for only a short stay, here are some places and experiences that are not to be missed during your 24 hours in Durham.

Read more at Trivago.com

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The 13 hottest American cities for 2016

We’ve found the 15 hottest US cities for 2016, all of which will be booming next year thanks to new jobs, growing industries, burgeoning art and food scenes, and affordable real estate.

Rising prices in San Francisco will continue to push young hipsters out to Oakland and up north to Portland. Queens will become the hot borough in New York City because of its affordable real estate and rich culinary scene. 

To compile this list we looked at job growth, population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well-being of each city’s residents. We also considered how innovative and “cool” the city is — an important factor in attracting the young creative types who will make each city hot.

Read more in Business Insider.

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