Dear Carrboro Business Alliance Members and Friends,
There’s a lot going on in Carrboro, so this is a quick update on our collective state of play, some upcoming events, and some action requests.
Don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions.
Staff Support for the Carrboro Business Alliance
(919) 696-0781 (cell)
TONIGHT: The Aldermen will continue their public hearing on the Lloyd Family Farm Conditional Use Permit request for Phase I Shops along 700 & 706 Old Fayetteville Road. The CBA Leadership Council expressed unanimous support.
EVENTS: The Chamber and CBA encourage you to attend/engage with these upcoming celebrations in Carrboro
- Ribbon Cutting for Shelton Station: Join us tomorrow, Oct 23 from 4-6pm to celebrate the opening of this modern, loft-style community in the heart of downtown Carrboro. Complimentary food from Mediterranean Deli. Register
- Ribbon Cutting for Craftboro Brewing: Join us this Friday, Oct 25 at 4pm in South Green to welcome this new neighborhood brewery and bottle shop to the community and the CBA. Register
- Business After Hours at Shelton Station presented by First Citizens Bank & Trust: Join us Thursday, Nov 14 from 5:30-7:30pm for this special happy hour in Carrboro that will feature an update from the CBA Founding Champions, Investors, and Leadership Council members. Register
- Carrboro Film Festival: Now in its 14th year, the Carrboro Film Festival features “Southern films in one of the South’s funkiest small towns.” Join us at the ArtsCenter Nov 15-17. Learn more
- Small Business Saturday: Save the date: Sat., Nov 30, for a day dedicated to local shopping and dining. The CBA will promote local businesses through the #WeBuyLocal campaign and we’ll kick off with free Small Business Saturday gift bags from American Express filled with local swag and coupons at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market from 9-10am. Be a part of it.
ELECTIONS: Election Day is two weeks away and early voting is underway. Do you know who is on your ballot? Learn about each candidate, watch their (un)forum videos, and review their survey responses. Visit the CBA election page.
PARKING: The CBA advocates for no net loss of publicly available parking in downtown Carrboro. Part of the solution for long-term, comprehensive parking solutions could include a thoughtfully designed system for paid parking and enforcement, which the town is currently exploring. Learn more.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Read the October Economic Development Report.
#WEBUYLOCAL: In a spirit of celebration and to encourage more local shopping and dining, the CBA is coordinating three #WeBuyLocal campaigns in 2019 featuring deals and discounts: 1) welcome back UNC students, 2) fall festivals, and (it’s not too late to be included in) 3) Carrboro Cheer. Share your deal now.
MARKETING: Help us build our collective social influence, like us on Facebook (@CarrboroBusinessAlliance), follow us on twitter (@localcarrboro), and bookmark our website: www.CarrboroBusinessAlliance.com.
WCOM-LP 103.5 FM: Stay tuned for the recent CBA interview at the community radio station with “Time Out” Host, Bill Hendrickson, and hat tip CBA Chair Bridget Pemberton-Smith (Art Therapy Institute) and Leadership Council Member Dan Mayer (The ArtsCenter) for participating.
GROW OUR ALLIANCE
- Nominate yourself or a colleague for a two-year CBA leadership term and help shape our collective action, starting January 2020.
- Become a CBA Founding Champion or Founding Investor and help us take our work to the next level.
- Know others who would benefit from being a part of the CBA? Encourage them to join now.
GOVERNANCE: The mission of the Carrboro Business Alliance is to: 1) Connect members with information, potential customers, and other enterprises, 2) Represent the local business interests with local government and policy makers, and 3) Promote members and the Carrboro community. The CBA is governed by a Leadership Council with administrative support from The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro. The 2019 Leadership Council is:
- Chair: Bridget Pemberton-Smith, Art Therapy Institute (formerly Cameron's)
- Vice Chair: Chrystina Elle Passanisi, Sofia's Boutique
- Scott Conary, Open Eye Cafe
- Betsey Elbogen, Perch Coworking
- David Jessee, J&J Futures (Photgrapher and property owner of 106 S. Greensboro Street)
- Barbara Jessie-Black, PTA Thrift Shops
- Debra Markley, Piedmont Health
- Dan Mayer, The ArtsCenter
- Nathan Mills, Mills Rentals
- Nathan Milian, Carr Mill Mall
- Josh Moorhead, Weaver Street Market
- Rae Mosher, Carrburritos
- Bill Soeters, The UPS Store in Carrboro Plaza
- Ex-Officio non-voting member: Annette Stone, Carrboro Economic and Community Development, Town of Carrboro