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Survey: Few companies interested in millennials or diversity
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
DURHAM – Nearly 60 percent of U.S. chief financial officers say their firms are not adapting to attract millennial workers – those under age 35. While millennials offer technological and creative advantages, they tend to be less loyal to the company and require more management oversight, some say. CFOs also expect employment to increase by
Regional leaders honored at awards gala
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
DURHAM – Triangle area business and community leaders converged on the American Tobacco Campus Dec. 11 to celebrate leadership in the region. Sponsored by the Carolina Hurricanes, five individuals and organizations that have made significant and measurable contributions to the quality of life and economic health of the Triangle received the
Blue Coffee has last hurrah on Corcoran Street
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
DURHAM – Blue Coffee Cafe hosted a moving party to celebrate almost a decade of serving breakfast and lunch favorites in the City Plaza. The restaurant will relocate to the corner of Church and Main streets due to differences of opinion and vision between BCC owner Gwendolyn Matthews and the new owner of the Jack Tar Hotel building where BCC is
Raleigh welcomes Smashburger location
Thursday, December 18, 2014
RALEIGH – As the slogan goes, “the secret is in the Smash,” as the Smash sauce is what makes Smashburger burgers so delectable. In addition to the restaurant that opened in Durham in March, the Triangle now boasts a Raleigh location of the fast-growing burger joint chain at 6679 Falls of Neuse Road in the Falls River shopping center.
íTis the season to mix and mingle
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
If you aren’t a natural connector, you’re probably dreading the coming deluge of holiday events and parties. Sure, you know you should take advantage of the opportunity to network at these gatherings (especially if they’re work-related), but small talk and introductions just aren’t your forte. You’re much more comfortable
Flu season takes a toll on businesses, economy
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sick with the flu? Stay home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu costs the United States an average of $10.4 billion annually for hospitalizations and outpatient visits.* To reduce infecting the entire staff, Community Care of North Carolina, the physician-led nonprofit that helps improve quality and cut costs in the
AT&T faces race discrimination suit
Thursday, December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A group that advocates for economic inclusion and fair contracting for B=black-owned media recently filed a $10 billion lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against AT&T and DirecTV. The National Association of African American Owned Media filed the lawsuit for an unnamed company that “owns seven original content, high
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
PROCESS SEMINAR Durham will host a building permit process seminar Dec. 18, 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers. Contact: Vincent Wingate at Vincent.Wingate@DurhamNC.gov. VENDORS WANTED Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are wanted for the first Sophisticated Shopping Soiree Dec. 20, 2 to 6 p.m. at Reign Ultra Lounge, 808 W. Hodges
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Survey: Few companies interested in millennials or diversity

DURHAM – Nearly 60 percent of U.S. chief financial officers say their firms are not