About Us

Who We Are

The Durham Business & Professional Chain is Durham's oldest African American business advocacy organization. Founded in 1937, its mission is wealth creation through the removal of structural barriers to African American economic participation.


One of the Durham Business & Professional Chain's missions is providing resources that can help business and professional people succeed. 

"This is a great organization to be a part of. I have made so many connections and friends through my involvement. If you want to grow your business or you are looking to get involved more in the community or you just want to gain knowledge that will help you grow professionally and personally then the Durham Chain is where you need to be." -Chain member

What We Offer

Networking events, writers roundtable, business roundtable, youth mentoring, seminars, workshops and much more.  These are just a few of the great things we offer at the chain.  Join us today!


Here is an example of one of our recent workshops we had on "Blogging for Business" Seminar with presenter La'Ticia Nicole

Rites of Passage Program Graduated 30th Class June 7, 2019

If you are searching for a positive mentoring program during the school year for an African American young man ages 13 – 17, you’re invited to learn more about the Durham Business & Professional Chain’s Rites of Passage Program.

The Rites of Passage Program has a 30 year history of helping our young men learn to take responsibility, to develop positive life skills and to lead more successful lives. 

The Rites of Passage celebrated our 30th Annual Graduation Ceremony where we recognized the graduates’ achievements, uplifted them in their role as adults and positioned them for continued success in all their future endeavors.

For more information on registration for the next school year please call 919-683-1047.  You can also get more information here.