About: The Carrboro Business Alliance was founded in 2014 by a small group of local business and nonprofit leaders who saw the opportunity to improve collaboration and advance shared goals. Today, the Carrboro Business Alliance includes nearly 100 Carrboro-serving enterprises - ranging from one-person studios to national corporations - and is governed by a Leadership Council with administrative support from The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro. 

Mission: The mission of the Carrboro Business Alliance is to:

  • Connect members with information, potential customers, and other enterprises 
  • Represent the local business interests with local government and policy makers
  • Promote members and the Carrboro community


  1. Chair: Bridget Pemberton-Smith, Art Therapy Institute (formerly Cameron's)
  2. Vice Chair: Chrystina Elle Passanisi, Sofia's Boutique
  3. Scott Conary, Open Eye Cafe
  4. Betsey Elbogen, Perch Coworking 
  5. Tyler Huntington, Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom
  6. David Jessee, J&J Futures (Property owner of 106 S. Greensboro Street
  7. Barbara Jessie-Black, PTA Thrift Shops
  8. Nathan Milian, Carr Mill Mall
  9. Wendy Smith, Sofia's Boutique (formerly Chapel Hill Magazine and Cameron's)
  10. Bill Soeters, The UPS Store in Carrboro Plaza
  11. Debra Markley, Piedmont Health 
  12. Dan Mayer, The ArtsCenter
  13. Rae Mosher, Carrburritos 
  14. Nathan Mills, Mills Rentals 
  15. Ex-Officio non-voting member: Annette Stone, Carrboro Economic and Community Development, Town of Carrboro
*Staff support: Katie Loovis, Vice President for External Affairs, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, (919) 696-0781 (mobile)


401 Main St.

Acme Food & Beverage Co.

Advance Auto Parts

Ali Cat

Alicia Stemper Photography


American Stone Company

Andrews Heating & Air

Art Therapy Institute

Atma Hotel Group

Auto Logic

Balloons & Tunes

Bank of America

Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling, LLC


Carolina Car Wash and Detail

Carolina Dialysis-Carrboro

Carolina National Insurance Agency

Carr Mill Mall

Carrboro Coffee Roasters

Carrboro Community Acupuncture

Carrboro Economic and Community Development

Carrboro Farmers' Market

Carrboro Midwifery PLLC

Carrboro Plumbing


Carrboro Pizza Oven

Chapel Hill Tennis Club

Chapel Hill Tire

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation

Club Nova Community, Inc.

Coastal Credit Union

David Stuckey

Dispute Settlement Center

Drama Kids of Orange County

El Centro Hispano

Exhale Massage

F&F Automotive

Ferguson Enterprises

Fitch Lumber Company

Fleet Feet Carrboro

Greg Lopeman State Farm

Harris Teeter, Inc.

Hickory Tavern

Honeysuckle Tea House

Integral Services - Real Estate Solutions

Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

Intrinsic Touch Massage Therapy

Julian Appraisals & Consulting



Leading and Governing Associates

Learning Outside

Lightspire Design And Fabrication

Linda Graham Design

Main Street Properties of Chapel Hill LLC

 Mel's Commissary

Mellott Contractors & Supply Co., Inc.

NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Milltown Gastropub

Orange County Literacy Council

New Media Campaigns

Orange County Public Library

Orange County Living Wage

Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)

Perch Coworking

Piedmont Health

Sofia's Boutique

Sherri Ontjes

Sparrow & Sons Plumbing, Inc.

South Green / Woodhill NC. LLC

Springbranch Landscapes

State Employees Credit Union

Stone Services Inc

SunTrust Bank

Table Inc.

Terra Nova Global Properties

The ArtsCenter

The Chateau Apartments

The Merch

The Pocket PhD

The PTA Thrift Shop, Inc.

The Tanner Law Firm

This + That Gift Gallery

Townsend Bertram & Company

Tyler's Taproom

UNC Health Care

VIP Print & Sign


Weaver Street Market

Weaver Street Realty

Wright Brothers' Landscaping & Tree Service


Yaggy Corporation

Yeargan's Top Notch Automotive

Youth Forward 

 YouthWorx on Main