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Thursday, May 31, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Friday, June 1, 2018   Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Fusion Fish   Tomorrow, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Fusion Fish, a contemporary Asian restaurant in Meadowmont Village in Chapel Hill, NC. WHAT: Fusion Fish Grand Opening & Ribbon CuttingWHO: Fusion Fish owner and staff, Chamber staff ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event, Member News
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Joint Statement on Light Rail from the Chapel Hill and Durham Chambers of Commerce   Having led our respective communities’ successful ballot initiatives that enabled the Light Rail projects in 2011 and 2012, and having worked with various stakeholders throughout its development, we are disappointed that the state legislature is changing the rules for fair partnership again. The Durham-Orange ...read more
Categories: CEO Statement, Advocate
Monday, May 21, 2018
Top Individuals, Businesses, and Nonprofits Recognized at the  2018 Business Excellence Awards Chapel Hill, NC (May 21, 2018) – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce recognized the winners of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards and the 97.9 The Hill People's Choice Awards on Friday evening during the fourth annual Business Excellence Awards - a dazzling red carpet celebration at the Paul ...read more
Categories: Event, Member News
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Hosts most successful membership drive in the history of the Carolinas Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce welcomes 217 new members while hosting the most successful membership drive in the history of the Carolinas.   “We are delighted to welcome more than 200 new members to the Chamber,” said Reagan Greene Pruitt, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Chapel ...read more
Categories: Advocate, Event, Save Money, Connect, Member News
Monday, May 07, 2018
Chamber Announces Finalists for Business Excellence Awards and 97.9 The Hill People’s Choice Awards Chapel Hill, NC: Recognizing the very best in business, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the fourth annual Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) and the 97.9 The Hill People’s Choice Awards. “Voting has ended, the people have spoken, and we have 105 terrific ...read more
Categories: Event, Connect, Member News
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Primaries matter: The business community engages in the 2018 primary elections   CHAPEL HILL, NC: Orange County, NC is overwhelmingly one party, which means the winner of the May primary is often the winner of the November general election. Primaries matter. Today, to educate our members and the community, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce launched the (un)forum and candidate ...read more
Categories: Advocate
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Announces four new initiatives, honors four public servants, shares 75-year retrospective, and features one of Fortune’s most powerful women as keynoteChapel Hill, NC – On Feb. 8, 2018, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce (@CarolinaChamber) convened 400 community leaders for the 75th Annual Meeting (#75thAM). During the meeting, Chamber Directors announced four new initiatives, honored ...read more
Categories: Connect, Member News, Advocate, Event
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Thursday, January 4   For more information contact: Nicholas Johnson, (919) 357-9989 or njohnson@carolinachamber.org   Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Holman Family Dental Care   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Holman Family Dental Care, 3 p.m., Thursday, January 4 at 1836 Martin Luther King ...read more
Categories: Event
Friday, December 15, 2017
Community Health Centers serve as the primary medical home for 26 million people in America (that’s nearly 1 out of 12). From an infant getting her first well-baby checkup to a grandpa needing help managing his diabetes, community health centers are a safety net for medically underserved communities. The problem is that 70% of federal funding for community health centers expired on September 30, ...read more
Categories: Advocate, CEO Statement
Thursday, December 14, 2017
CHAPEL HILL, NC: Today, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce hosted “Salute to Community Heroes” – the 15th annual awards ceremony, presented by AT&T, that honored the seven most outstanding first responders and employees from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County.  “Today, we honored the success of seven local first responders and employees of the year,” said Aaron Nelson, President ...read more
Categories: Partnership for a Sustainable Community
Monday, November 27, 2017
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Today, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce welcomed Rebecca Dickenson as the new Vice President for Membership.   “We are pleased and excited to welcome Rebecca Dickenson as our Vice President for Membership,” said Aaron Nelson, President and CEO of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. “Rebecca is an expert in business-to-business marketing and customer ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, October 23, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Friday, October 27, 2017   For more information, contact: Nicholas Johnson at (919) 357-9989 or njohnson@carolinachamber.org   Chamber hosts ribbon cuttings for three Chapel Hill businesses   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host three ribbon cuttings on Friday, October 27 for Alumni Hall Grand Opening, Rasa Anniversary Celebration and Coldwell Banker ...read more
Categories: Event, Connect
Thursday, October 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              CONTACT: Katie Loovis, (919) 696-0781   CHAPEL HILL, NC: Today, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, the Orange-Chatham Group of the Sierra Club, and the Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition launched the (un)forum – a virtual, viral local candidate forum.   “Instead of a traditional, in-person ...read more
Categories: Advocate
Friday, September 08, 2017
In preparation for Hurricane Irma the Chamber has been working with local emergency management agencies to open channels of communication with our business community in three ways.We want to connect you with the most current information about this storm and any future emergencies.  Links below to local emergency management and emergency information:ORANGE COUNTY Sign up for Orange County Emergency ...read more
Monday, August 28, 2017
Like many Americans, we at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce are saddened and alarmed by the recent events in our sister community of Charlottesville, Virginia.  In light of those events, we feel it appropriate to weigh in on an issue closer to home, UNC’s Silent Sam memorial to Confederate soldiers and our current community conversation on race and history.   Our Chamber of Commerce ...read more
Categories: Advocate
Monday, August 14, 2017
CHAPEL HILL, NC —The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce today announced that Katie Loovis has been named Vice President for External Affairs. Loovis’ service with the Chamber will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017.   “We are pleased and excited to welcome Katie Loovis as our Vice President for External Affairs,” said Joel Levy, CPA, Chair of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce ...read more
Categories: CEO Statement
Friday, June 09, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Friday, June 9, 2017   For more information contact: Nicholas Johnson, (919) 357-9989 or njohnson@carolinachamber.org   Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Dunkin’ Donuts on East Franklin Street  The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the Dunkin’ Donuts, 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 13 at 1509 E. Franklin ...read more
Categories: Member News, Event
Monday, May 22, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Saturday, May 20  For more information contact: Nicholas Johnson, (919) 357-9989 or njohnson@carolinachamber.org     Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for School of Rock Chapel Hill   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will facilitate a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of School of Rock Chapel Hill, 1 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at 1500 N. Fordham Blvd ...read more
Categories: Event, Member News
Monday, May 22, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Thursday, May 18  For more information contact: Nicholas Johnson, (919) 357-9989 or njohnson@carolinachamber.org     Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Hyatt Place Chapel Hill/Southern Village   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will facilitate a ribbon cutting to kick off the grand opening celebration for Hyatt Place Chapel Hill/Southern Village sponsored ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event, Member News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Chapel Hill, NC –  In partnership with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Garner Chamber of Commerce, and the Haywood Chamber of Commerce, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce has launched the Carolina Chamber Export Assistance Center (CCEAC).  The CCEAC is designed to assist businesses by streamlining the processing of electronic export documents for international trade, ...read more
Categories: CEO Statement, Advocate, Save Money, Connect
Monday, March 27, 2017
Chamber ANNOUNCES 2017 Business excellence awards finalists   Chapel Hill, NC – As the Tar Heels get ready for the Final Four, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce announces the finalists for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards (the BEAs).  The finalists have been chosen from more than 50 nominations by a selection committee of local business and community leaders from diverse ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event, Member News
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Chamber HOSTED 2017 ANNUAL MEETING, HONORING PUBLIC SERVANTS AND CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS   Chapel Hill, NC – On Feb. 2, 2017, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Meeting presented by Europa Center and SunTrust Bank.  The Chamber honored four individuals with awards in addition to hosting UNC President Margaret Spellings as keynote speaker.    District Manager Indira ...read more
Categories: Connect, Advocate, Event
Thursday, October 27, 2016
NEARLY 20 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND ELECTED BODIES ENDORSE BOND REFERENDUMS FOR SCHOOLS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING October 26, 2016 Chapel Hill, NC: Nearly 20 community organizations have endorsed both Orange County bond referendums for schools and affordable housing. "It's critical for our students and families that both these bonds pass so that we can get started repairing and renovating our ...read more
Categories: Advocate
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Sunday, September 25 through Tuesday, September 27   For more information, contact: Kristen Smith, (919) 740-8046, ksmith@carolinachamber.org Margot Lester, (323) 314-3735, margot@thewordfactory.com  Leaders from Chapel Hill, NC and University of North Carolina Travel to Boulder and Denver, Colorado for Inter-City Visit   Community and business leaders from the greater ...read more
Categories: Advocate, Event, Connect, Partnership for a Sustainable Community
Friday, August 05, 2016
CHAMBER INDUCTS SIX INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES INTO THE CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO BUSINESS HALL OF FAME   Chapel Hill, NC – On the evening of Aug. 4, 2016, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce honored six individuals and families at its annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Celebration at The Carolina Inn.   “I am so honored to be here tonight, celebrating ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Chamber’s Partnership for a Sustainable Community will host an Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference in Boulder, Colorado, Sept. 25-28, 2016.  The purpose of the visit is to convene leaders of the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community to learn from the experiences of another community, to better understand the assets and opportunities of our own region, and to build relationships among ...read more
Categories: Advocate, Event, Connect, Partnership for a Sustainable Community
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct six business leaders and families into the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4 at The Carolina Inn.   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame Celebration and Induction Ceremony honors individuals who have made lasting and meaningful contributions to local business and the ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event
Monday, May 16, 2016
Chamber ANNOUNCES WINNERS for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards   Chapel Hill, NC – On Friday, May 13, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the second annual Business Excellence Awards (the BEAs) at a red carpet affair at the Center for the Dramatic Art, home of PlayMakers Repertory Company, with nearly 300 in attendance.   The winners for the Business ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Friday, May 13   For more information contact: Kristen Smith, (919) 357-9988, ksmith@carolinachamber.org  Chamber Hosts Second Annual Business Excellence Awards, the BEAs   At the 2016 Business Excellence Awards or the BEAs, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will award over a dozen exceptional businesses and leaders for their achievements in the greater ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Tuesday, January 26, 2016   For more information contact: Kristen Smith, (919) 357-9988, ksmith@carolinachamber.org    Former UNC System President Tom Ross Will Keynote the Chamber’s Annual Meeting   Former UNC system president Tom Ross will serve as the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s Annual Meeting presented by Bank of North Carolina and Europa Center.     WHO: ...read more
Categories: Advocate, Event, Connect, Save Money
Monday, November 09, 2015
CHAMBER INDUCTS SEVEN INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES INTO THE CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO BUSINESS HALL OF FAME   Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce honored seven individuals and families at its annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Celebration on Thursday, November 6 at The Carolina Inn.   “The Chamber created the Chapel Hill-Carrboro ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Friday, Oct. 30   For more information, contact: Kristen Smith at (919) 357-9988 or ksmith@carolinachamber.org  Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber Celebrates Location of Armacell’s Americas Headquarters   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Armacell’s executive offices in Chapel Hill.  The ribbon cutting will take ...read more
Categories: Event, Connect
Thursday, October 22, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Friday, Oct. 23   For more information, contact: Kristen Smith at (919) 357-9988 or ksmith@carolinachamber.org  CHAMBER HOSTS RIBBON CUTTINGFOR SILVERSPOT CINEMA AT UNIVERSITY PLACE   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Silverspot Cinema at University Place.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m., ...read more
Categories: Event, Connect
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of multiple locations of The Vapor Girl.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 12:00 p.m., Friday, July 10.   WHO: Chamber staff and ambassadors, The Vapor Girl staff, local community and business leaders, elected officials WHAT: The Vapor Girl Ribbon CuttingWHEN: 12:00-1:00 p.m.WHERE: 1821 N. ...read more
Categories: Event, Connect
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT: Kristen Smith June 23, 2015                                                                   (919) 357-9988                                                                                              ksmith@carolinachamber.org      LOCAL CHAMBER PUBLICATION WINS REGIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS   This year, the Chapel ...read more
Categories: Advocate, Connect, Partnership for a Sustainable Community, Save Money
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
 Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Celebrates theGrand Reopening of its Chapel Hill OfficeResidential real estate office unveils renovations and upgrades at special ribbon-cutting ceremony  RALEIGH, N.C. – June 17, 2015 – Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW), the leading real estate company in the Triangle area, today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Chapel ...read more
Categories: Event, Connect
Thursday, June 04, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Thursday, June 4   For more information contact: Nicholas Johnson, (919) 357-9989 or njohnson@carolinachamber.org    Southern Village Hosts Kickoff Ceremony and Groundbreaking for Chapel Hill’s Newest Hotel   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will attend the kickoff ceremony and groundbreaking of Southern Village Hyatt Place Hotel at the Village Green in ...read more
Thursday, June 04, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Thursday, June 4 2015   For more information contact: Nicholas Johnson, (919) 357-9989 or njohnson@carolinachamber.org    Renowned Art Gallery, Kalisher, Opens at New Location in Carrboro   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at the grand opening of Kalisher at its new location, 406 E. Main St. in Carrboro.  The gallery is a leading ...read more
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host the Orange County Development Briefing, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Top of the Hill’s Great Room in Chapel Hill.  Commercial and residential real estate professionals, planners and economic developers will present the latest trends about the local markets, new economic development initiatives, and the status of ...read more
Categories: Advocate, Event
Friday, September 19, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Sunday, September 21 through Tuesday, September 23   For more information, contact: Kristen Smith, (919) 740-8046, ksmith@carolinachamber.org Margot Lester, (323) 314-3735, margot@thewordfactory.com  Leaders from Chapel Hill, NC and University of North Carolina Travel to Athens-Clarke County for Inter-City Visit   Community and business leaders from the greater Chapel ...read more
Categories: Advocate, Connect, Event, Partnership for a Sustainable Community
Monday, March 17, 2014
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom will open its first restaurant in the Carolinas, located in downtown Chapel Hill at 140 West Franklin Street.  WHO: Old Chicago Pizza & TaproomWHAT: Grand Opening and Ribbon CuttingWHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, March 20, with ribbon cutting held at 11 a.m.WHERE: 140 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC   A grand opening celebration will be held on Thursday, March ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce announced the 2013 Business of the Year award winners today at its Annual Meeting held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.       The winners for each award are as follows: The 2013 Chair’s Award for Public-Private Partnership is awarded to Mark Chilton, former mayor of ...read more
Categories: Advocate, Event, Connect, Save Money
Friday, January 17, 2014
Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2013 Business of the Year finalists.  Award winners will be revealed at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30 at The UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education, located at 100 Friday Center Dr. in Chapel Hill.    The finalists for the 2013 Business of the Year Awards ...read more
Categories: Connect, Event