Here at Shop Durham,

We want to do two things: help you discover great locally owned businesses and make a difference in our community.

Shop Durham is a small, local grassroots operation with a big mission: To keep Durham local.

We launched Shop Durham in 2017 with nothing more than a love for the great city of Durham and its local businesses. 

The program was designed to reward you for shopping locally, but it’s so much more than that. When you use your Shop Durham card, you are stimulating our local economy by keeping your dollars in Durham- which creates jobs & embraces what makes Durham unique. 

We also assist with fundraising efforts for Durham nonprofits like Duke Homestead, Scrap Exchange, Hope Animal Rescue, and many more.

With hundreds of participating businesses, including spots to eat or to grab coffee, photographers to dentists and everything in-between, the Shop Durham Card rewards you for discovering new local businesses and we bet you’ll find your new favorite place in there.

What's most important to us is whether or not we're making a difference in Durham. We want locals to see the benefits of keeping your dollars in Durham. To see how benefits the local economy. To keep our city unique.

Our team

Katelyn Belch

Founder & Director

Most days, you’ll find me chasing our toddler around, snapping photos of my favorite spots around Durham — or selling a house or two. (Yep, I own a real estate company too!)

I hope you enjoy the Shop Durham card and discover something about the city that is new to you.

Tony Belch

Co-Founder & partnerships

I’m a Durham native and have loved watching this city transform. One of the things I enjoy most about Durham is the diverse population that creates such a wonderful mix of art, culture, and perspectives. 

Most days you will find me working at Duke University or doing my best to keep up with my entrepreneurial wife and energetic son! We hope you enjoy Shop Durham as much as we enjoy doing it.