CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


12/5/2017 7:37pm

Though Chapel Hill businesses see a decrease in revenue as students go home for winter break, it is mediated by an increase in patronage by local families.

Winter is coming, but local businesses are ready

As the stress of finals week concludes and UNC students leave town, Chapel Hill businesses will look to permanent residents to fill their shops and restaurants.  Katie Loovis, vice president for external affairs at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, said the total economic impact of winter break is felt most strongly by restaurants and retail but is less extreme than one may think.  Although roughly 30,000 students leave for the break, Loovis said many University faculty, hospital staff and international students stay in town, meaning Chapel Hill shops continue to serve a large customer base. 


9/5/2017 8:09pm

UNC System Body President Margaret Spellings speaks at February's annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Meeting.

Chamber of Commerce calls for removal of Silent Sam

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce released a statement on Aug. 28 that supported the recent requests for the removal of UNC’s confederate soldier statue, Silent Sam, and apologized for their past support of segregation before the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964. 

11/2/2015 9:49pm

Courtesy of Eva Barnett

Eva’s Beauty Shop, a community spot for over 40 years

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct seven business leaders into its Hall of Fame on November 5. The Daily Tar Heel will feature each of these inductees. Eva Barnett, owner of Eva’s Beauty Shop, will be among those inducted.


10/28/2015 12:34am

Chris Hogan poses with his cows while they feed on Thursday, Oct 22. Hogan says that the cows are more like pets than normal farm animals.

Lake Hogan Farm praised for its 'agritourism'

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct seven business leaders into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 5. The Daily Tar Heel will feature each of these inductees. Three generations of the Hogan family, of Lake Hogan Farm, will be among those inducted.


10/26/2015 9:43pm

Stepney Edwards attends to a patron of Midway Barber Shop on Rosemary Street. 

Late barbershop owner inducted into Hall of Fame

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct seven business leaders into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 5. The Daily Tar Heel will profile each of these inductees. Stephen Edwards, founder of Midway Barber Shop, is among those to be inducted.