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.”

Read more in Triangle Business Journal.


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.”

Read more in Triangle Business Journal.


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.


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.”

Read more at NCTA.


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 Ducks will remain the property of WRAZ-TV FOX 50 and will be donated to area non-profits.


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.”



31 Things You Need to Eat In Chapel Hill and Durham Before You Die

“Home to arguably the greatest rivalry in collegiate athletics, Chapel Hill and Durham are also the epicenter of something else we should be talking about: a vibrant, up-and-coming food scene that is not for the faint of heart.

From good ol’ Southern comfort food to burgers to staple drunk eats, these towns have got something for everyone. Whether you’re pulling for UNC or Duke, I think we can all agree that the food in these college towns is something special.”

Read ore in Durham Magazine