Durham named one of 10 ‘Best Minor League Baseball Towns

“Durham ranks 10th among the “Best Minor League Baseball Towns,” according to a new report from SmartAsset.

The rankings are based on multiple metrics on quality of life – including unemployment rate, income, crime rates, dining and entertainment venues per 10,000 residents – and game-day experience. For game-day experience – including team wins, attendance and stadium amenities – Durham is No. 3.”

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Colopy: Bronto growing, hiring since NetSuite buy

“Five months after he announced Silicon Valley giant Netsuite (NYSE: N) would be acquiring his company for $200 millionBronto Software CEO Joe Colopy says it’s “business as usual” – and that means job openings.

The company, at 288 employees, up from 255 when the deal was announced in April, is “hiring and growing like crazy,” says Colopy.”

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Record year: DPAC rakes in $1.6M for Durham

“The city of Durham will earn $1.6 million from the Durham Performance Arts Center this year. The city, which owns DPAC, says unaudited financial statements for the 2014-2015 season’s financial results show the theater generated a net income of $5.3 million. The city gets a share of that under DPAC’s operating agreement.”

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Digitalsmiths co-founder: Here’s how we’re using TiVo’s wallet

“A year and a half after his Durham company was acquired by TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) for $135 million, Digitalsmiths co-founder and president Matt Berry says the unit still feels like a startup.

“We still have that traditional American Tobacco Campus-type culture,” he says.  ut now it has a heftier wallet and an international rolodex.”

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Downtown Durham, NC, becomes magnet for diners, art-lovers

On a recent Sunday, chatter from people waiting on the sidewalk for tables at Dame’s Chicken and Waffles wafted on a fall breeze across a tree-lined plaza where several people sat, read and sipped coffee. Across the street, a group celebrating their friends’ anniversary wandered into the barroom of Pizzeria Toro to drink cocktails and eat Neapolitan-style slices.

In the past decade or so, downtown Durham has become a destination for diners, carousers and art lovers after years as a business district that was mostly lifeless on nights and weekends. The influx of trendy establishments has helped Durham shed its former image as the grittier sibling to North Carolina’s capital city Raleigh or the bucolic college town Chapel Hill in a tri-city region known as the Triangle.

Red more in the Bowling Green Daily News.

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Congratulations to Adwerx!

“Adwerx is thrilled to be a finalist for two NC Tech Awards; “Best Place to Work” and “Top 10 Startups to Watch” 

A review committee, comprised of economic development, education, media, non-profit and technology leaders across the state, selected the finalists and winners for the 20th Annual NC Tech Awards. Winners will be announced at the NC Tech Awards Gala, held on November 12.”

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FOX 50 Family Festival – Special Announcement

October 2, 2015 —  Due to the cancellation of the FOX 50 Family Fest and the Great American Tobacco Duck Race, a random Sweepstakes drawing will take place. No refunds will be given. Ducks will be on sale through October 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Three (3) Corporate Duck Winners and three (3) People Duck Winners will be chosen by a random sweepstakes drawing which will occur from all eligible entries on or around October 12th and announced on either the 4:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m. FOX 50 newscast which will take place at WRAZ-TV FOX 50 Studios, 2619 Western Blvd. Raleigh, NC and on www.Fox50.com. Ducks will remain the property of WRAZ-TV FOX 50 and will be donated to area non-profits.

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Mike Birling Named IL Executive of the Year

“Bulls General Manager Honored as League’s Top Executive for Second Time

The International League has named Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling as 2015 Executive of the Year. Under his leadership, the Bulls set back-to-back single-season paid attendance records in 2014 and 2015, ending this past campaign with an all-time high of 554,788 cumulative fans. This is the second International League Executive of the Year award for Birling, who took home the honor after his first season as Bulls GM in 2003.”

Read more at DurhamBulls.com

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Monuts lets go of original downtown Durham location

Monuts lets go of original downtown Durham location

 Monuts Donuts is officially letting go of its first location on East Parrish St., but remains open on Ninth Street.

In a heartfelt letter posted to fans on its Facebook page, owners Lindsay and Rob Moriarty detailed the reason why they decided to sell 110 E. Parrish St. location, where they had planned to open an entirely new restaurant.

Read more at WRAL.com

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Giddyup: Durham’s Ponysaurus now open on Hood Street

“London may have double-decker buses,but Ponysaurus is going next level on the concept with a double-decker patio at its new Durham location at 219 Hood St. You can try it out now, too: Ponysaurus opened last night. The bar will now open every afternoon at 4 p.m., except Mondays, and plans to expand its weekend hours in coming weeks.:

Read more in the Indy Weekly.

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