In a spirit of celebration and to encourage more local shopping and dining, the Carrboro Business Alliance is coordinating three #WeBuyLocal campaigns in 2019: Download #WeBuyLocal Fall Festival Deals & Discounts

About the current campaign: The current #WeBuyLocal campaign amplifies the four fall festivals in our community - Carrboro's Music, Poetry, and Film Festivals and Chapel Hill's FestiFall Arts Festival, and offers the many residents and guests to downtown Carrboro and Chapel Hill local deals and discounts.  

About all three campaigns: The Carrboro Business Alliance is coordinating three #WeBuyLocal campaigns in 2019 to promote more local shopping and dining, and is proud to do so in collaboration with The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

  1. (August) UNC Back to School Week (Sat 8/17- Sun 8/25) 

  2. (September/October/November) Fall Festivals
  3. (November/December) Carrboro Cheer 
    • Small Business Saturday, 11/30
    • Elf Market, 12/7
    • Carrboro Annual Children’s Chorus & Tree Lighting; 2nd Friday ArtWalk & Light Up Carrboro, 12/13
    • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, 12/14 

Why #WeBuyLocal Matters: It is important for residents, including students, to understand that they can make a real difference in maintaining our community's quality of life by paying attention to where they shop and dine. According to the recent Small Business Economic Impact Study: “Approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business remains in the local community.  Every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional 50 cents in local business activity as a result of employee spending and businesses purchasing local goods and services. For every ten jobs at a small business, another seven are supported in the local community.”

"The dollars you spend at a local business are reinvested in our community's employees through wages and in other organizations through the purchase of legal, accounting and other business services. When you spend it here, you keep it here." (Aaron Nelson, President & CEO, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro)

Contact: For questions, contact Katie Loovis, Carrboro Business Alliance Staff Support at (919) 696-0781 (cell) or