Thank you for celebrating and supporting what we love most about Durham: the local, independent businesses who reflect the unique character, flavor, and culture of the place we call home. Choose to support Durham with your dollars, your voice, your vote, and your heart.
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1) The business is privately held and not publicly traded
2) The business is based locally and has no corporate or national headquarters outside the state
3) The business owners who have a controlling interest of more than 50% live in Durham or surrounding county
4) The business can make independent decisions regarding the name and look of the business, business purchasing, practices and distribution, as well as pays all their own marketing, rent, and other business expenses