All events have been cancelled and will resume when notification is issued by the appropriate governmental agencies.

October 12, 2019         Black Durham Business Success   

                                             Achieving Against the Odds 

                                              12 pm - 7 pm   Phoenix Event Center  810 Fayetteville St.  Suite  101  Durham  NC
















On Saturday October 12, 2019 the Durham Business & Professional Chain (The Chain) will celebrate “Durham Black Business Success” in a day-long tribute to nine Black entrepreneurs and businesses formed from 1887 to 1950 who are still operating in the Durham community. The honorees will share stories that are rich in the history of an overcoming people who placed Durham on the map as a place of excellence for the world to behold.

The honorees are Burthey Funeral Services, Durham Business & Professional Chain, Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Home, Mechanics & Farmers Bank, Mrs. Mozella McLaughlin, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, Scarborough & Hargett Celebration of Life Center, Speight’s Auto Service Center and The Carolina Times.

The Chain’s “Durham Black Business Success” is also a featured event site for the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Durham’s founding, making this celebration all the more meaningful in the context of our city’s history. It is the story of achievement against the odds told in our own words.

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October 24, 2019           Delightfully Different Durham Lunch

                                                Meet Up    --  Palace International

                                                1:00 pm - 2:30  pm     1104  Broad Street  Durham  NC


November 14, 2019       Seminar: Fundamentals of Business &                                                            Real Estate Financing

                                                                6 pm - 8 pm   Phoenix Event Center  810 Fayetteville St.  Suite  101  Durham  NC

Durham economy is booming and now is the time to increase personal and business investment in Durham and the Triangle.  Learn more about financing options for businesses and commercial investments at our November seminar "Business Credit" . Bring your questions and get the answers.  Don't miss this seminar about the fundamentals of successful business and commercial real estate financing. Alicia Johnson of 26 Commercial Capital will be our presenter for this fact-filled seminar from a local lender. Topics covered will include:

  • Business loans

  • Unsecured lines of credit 

  • Real estate bridge loans

  • Hard money loans

  • CMBS (securitized) loans

  • Conventional loans

  • FHA and VA loans and

  • SBA 504and 7a loans                                                                                                                                  Bring your questions and get the answers about how to position yourself to benefit from this wide array of loan options.