Durham Magazine September 2019

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In 2018, 12.2 million people visited Durham, a

the college education value index. Duke was

Triangle, a nonprofit

to a new study by Discover Durham. The study

the country by Kliplinger, whose rankings “weigh

to help underemployed

North Carolina, Virginia, New York, New Jersey

with networking, job

the financial impact will be released later this

Dress for Success

3.4% increase over the previous year, according

founded 10 years ago

showed that the majority of visitors were from

and unemployed women

and South Carolina. A separate report detailing

Zankhna Parekh, a Durham-based fashion

skills and attire, served


Finale of Charlotte Fashion Week on Aug. 31.

July. Megan Eilenberger, director of programs,


changed how people apply for work, raising the

Kempf will be

“When we first opened our doors in the Triangle,

and galleries

the workforce, but today we’re seeing women

work at the 2019

Megan says.

trade show at

Through a collaboration between Durham Tech

Louvre mall in

National” and funded by the MetLife Foundation

Oct. 18. “The Value

coach to support students. Over the course

will be on display.

972 Durham and Raleigh residents met with

27,000 visitors.

issues. Of the residents who continued to meet

Durham was ranked as the fourth most-educated

81% reduced their debt and 45% improved their

11 data metrics to create its rankings, including

its 15,000th client – Lisa Owens, pictured – in says that changing technology has drastically

painter Nancy

importance of employment groups like hers.

among 450 artists

we saw a lot of women who were just entering

showcasing their

who have years of education and experience,”

Art Shopping

to a sold-out crowd in Durham, with the

proceeds going to the family of Kong Lee, the Kaffeinate owner who was killed in the April 10 gas explosion.

AND THE AWARD GOES TO … The Trott residence in the ClevelandHolloway

neighborhood was

Paris, which begins

– Durham Tech has hired a full-time financial

of Hope,” pictured,

of the yearlong partnership this past year,

The 2018 Art Shopping event drew an estimated

among the winners of a national competition

city in America by WalletHub. WalletHub used

credit score.

the percentage of adults 25 and older with a


gap and the quality of the public

bachelor’s degree, the racial education

appointed to the Durham Open Space and

Duke University was named the

County’s real estate division to identify properties

Carolina by SmartAsset. The rankings

Commission’s social media presence.

including average scholarships and

July that one of its agents, Teisha Wymore, was Trails Commission. Teisha will work with the

No. 1 Best Value College in North

for public use. She will also help to enhance the

were formulated using categories

by North Carolina

Modernist Houses, a

nonprofit advocacy group

with a financial coach after their first session,

school system.

designer, showcased her work in the Grand

Her summer 2019 collection debuted

and The Financial Clinic – titled “WorkBOOST

West & Woodall Real Estate announced in

affordability alongside academic quality.”

She was one of only a few designers chosen.

the Carrousel du

a financial coach to discuss personal finance

also ranked as the eighth best college value in

for the preservation and promotion of modernist architecture. Designed by Tina Govan and built

in 2017, the Trott residence placed second in the jury award and third place in the people’s choice category.


The Algonquin Tennis Club, which was formed in 1922

and became a vital part of the African American community, received a state highway

historical marker, which was

unveiled in August, at the site

grants, average starting salary upon

of its founding, now the W.D.

graduation, tuition, living costs and







Hill Recreation Center.