Capitol Broadcasting in the Bull City: The CBC Durham Impact Report 2023

CBC Durham Impact Report 2023 Cover

CBC’s long-term philosophy in community development has always been, “When a community is successful, its businesses will be successful.” The CBC Durham Impact report has been released for 2023 and showcases the community involvement from Durham Real Estate, American Tobacco, American Underground, and the Durham Bulls. Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for this CapCom story […]

American Underground Shares Continued Growth, Impact in Annual Report

American Underground Annual Report

Every year since 2013, American Underground has surveyed their AU community to gather data on growth, diversity and community impact.  The startup hub and workspace recently released their 2023 Annual Report. “We were happy to report another year of growth for the AU community, with the total number of companies and AU-based employees at highest […]

Second Group of Emerging Leaders Graduate From CBC Intern and Leadership Program

2023 Emerging Leaders

The 2023 class of Emerging Leaders became Goodmon Fellows on Wednesday, December 13, 2023.  The interns in Capitol Broadcasting’s sophomore year of the new program with Leadership Triangle graduated at a luncheon in the PNC Triangle Club at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park with their CBC mentors and LT coaches in the crowd. “Leadership Triangle, […]

CBC Onboards 2nd Class of Emerging Leaders Interns

Emerging Leaders

The 2nd class of Capitol Broadcasting’s Emerging Leaders Program, a collaboration with Leadership Triangle, began with an onboarding of the student interns on Monday, August 14, 2023, at CBC’s Western Blvd headquarters.  Eleven students, rising juniors and seniors, from three local universities, NC Central, Shaw and St. Augustine’s, were selected to participate.  Last fall CBC […]

Durham Magazine Features Michael Goodmon as Influencer

Michael Goodmon - Durham Magazine

Durham Magazine included Corp Senior Vice President Michael Goodmon in the publication’s 5th Annual Influencers Issue, featuring the CBC executive in a list of “nine people shaping our city’s future.”  The profiles were written by “those who know them well.”  Bee Downtown Founder & CEO Leigh Kathryn Bonner, a long-time friend penned the piece about […]

Murals Brighten American Underground

In 2022, American Underground added two murals to enrich the public areas of their offices. North Carolina artists Sean Kernick and Candy Carver each painted very different and dynamic pieces for the campus. “The murals were part of a larger space refresh project earlier this year, which also included new amenities like phone booths, a […]

American Underground Expands Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Last week American Underground kicked off the next iteration of their Idea to Entrepreneur program, helping support and mentor up-and-coming creators.  AU ran the program as a two-day event last year and scaled it up to a three-month endeavor this year. “The AU has always been a home for early stage entrepreneurs,” said AU Executive […]

Triangle Startup Guide exclusive: Inside the American Underground

WRAL-TV Streaming Anchor/Producer Editor Meghan Glova penned this piece about one of CBC’s Durham divisions, American Underground, for WRAL TechWire. In an exclusive interview with WRAL Techwire, American Underground’s Executive Director Tim Scales shares what’s different about American Underground.  “The AU leads with a mission that all members should be welcomed, known, and involved,” said Scales. “In practice, this […]

2022 Black Founders Exchange at American Underground Open for Applications

Applications for the seventh annual Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange are now open. This week-long immersion program at American Underground in Durham, NC is designed to move companies with a high-growth, scalable model from initial product to successfully raising seed capital with their business. Apply by July 11 at AU Director of Programs Garry Lyon explained how the […]

American Underground Releases 2021 Annual Report

American Underground 2021 Annual Report

The data is in, and American Underground is sharing in their latest annual report with information collected between October 2020 and September 2021. The team says, “Our favorite stat is that 52% of AU member companies are led by a woman and/or a person of color, the highest percentage since we began measuring back in 2014.” […]