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About the Durham Business & Professional Chain
The Durham Business & Professional Chain (The Chain) is Durham's place-to-go to get connected into the Triangle business scene. With its long-standing networking relationships with local businesses, institutions and influences, a Chain membership can advance your ambitions, promote your goals and enrich the local Black business community.
Individual memberships start at $ 50 annually and wil be one of the best investments you can make in 2020.
Economic Agenda for
Durham's Black Economy
Building a Vibrant Black Economic Sector
Building a vibrant and sustainable economy for Black Durham has been one of The Chain's missions since its founding in 1937.
You're invited to help us chart the way to the future -- the future where there is equitable access to public resources, access to capital and where the playing field is leveled and driven by talent and not by entitlement.
It all starts with a plan that includes all voices who have an interest in the improvement of Black economics in Durham and the Triangle.
The Chain's Economic Development Committee will resume meeting when the Coronavirus ban is lifted.
For more information, contract Larry Hester at 919-624-9472.
Coronavirus CARES ACT Resources
As our city, state and nation continue to suffer from the devastation caused by the Corononavirus, The Chain will share information about resources for small businesses as it becomes available.
NC SBA Link (April 29, 2020)
Center for Women & Enterprise
Small Diverse Business Relief Fund
CARES Act Business Owners Info Package Package
Other Funding Sources
SBA Disaster Relief Application
VIDEO ON CARES ACT
Support Durham NC Black-Owned Restaurants
Durham has a long legacy of participation in the hospitality industry -- from hotels, restaurants, catering, bed & breakfasts and more recently food trucks and pop-up events.
See our handy Black-owned restaurant guide below to let you know where to go to in the Bull City.
Catering By George
True Flavors Diner
Urel's Jamaica House