Downtown Durham Inc

Downtown Durham, Inc. Hosts Annual Meeting Nov. 20

Durham, N.C. – Downtown Durham, Inc. will host its 2019 Annual Meeting featuring Peter Kageyama, author of “For theLove of Cities” on Wednesday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center.

DDI’s Annual Meeting is an update on the organization’s progress and accomplishments over the previous year. It brings together elected officials, downtown businesses and DDI supporters to network, hear new ideas from national experts and celebrate the people who keep downtown Durham vibrant and growing.

“Our theme this year is ‘For the Love of Downtown Durham,’” said Nicole Thompson, DDI President and CEO. “This past year downtown Durham faced one of the biggest challenges it has ever dealt with; yet with the support of the downtown community and beyond, it emerged even stronger. We will talk about the growth we saw last year both in downtown and for DDI.”

The keynote address will explore the mutual love affair between people and their place. From Kageyama’s book: “As communities begin thinking of themselves as engaged in a relationship with their residents, and residents begin to consider their emotional connections with their places, we open up new possibilities in community, social and economic development.”

Tickets to the Annual Meeting and additional information about this event and Downtown Durham, Inc. are available at


For more than 25 years, Downtown Durham, Inc. has been the economic development engine for downtown Durham, NC. Downtown Durham is home to more than 55 retail stores, 120 restaurants and bars, and 4,000 residential units – all in an area just under one square mile. As the entity responsible for the business improvement district, DDI provides resources to keep downtown Durham clean and safe, and to attract visitors and residents to downtown businesses, venues and events. For more information, visit

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