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All up in your business, September 3, 2014

Carrboro hosts first pepper festival

Carrboro Farmers’ Market’s first People’s Peppers event on Sept. 20 will celebrate the wide variety of peppers grown locally.

Margaret Krome-Lukens, assistant manager of the market, said market organizers have been wanting to hold an event focused on peppers for a couple of years.

“There are so many peppers sold at market, such a wide variety,” she said.

The market sells over 40 kinds of peppers, according to a press release about the event from the market.

Krome-Lukens said the season for peppers is longer than that of many other vegetables, and they are usually sold at the market from about early August to October.

The event will feature a pepper recipe contest, where market attendees will vote on their favorite recipe, Krome-Lukens said. All of the recipe submissions will be included in a cookbook that will be available for purchase at the event.

Krome-Lukens said she is not sure how many people will attend the market’s People’s Peppers event this year.

“It’s hard to say with a new event,” she said.

Kick-off events come to Franklin Hotel

The Franklin Hotel is holding “Countdown to Kick-Off ” pre-game shows before each home football game this season.

The shows will be hosted by Dave Nathan, an announcer for Tar Heel Sports Network, and Deems May, a former tight end at UNC, two hours before game time each week.

The hosts will give a recap of the football season and an analysis about the upcoming UNC game.

The shows are being sponsored by the radio station 106.1 FM. 

Catering and Sales Manager Wes Rowe said the radio station has put on similar pre-game events at other venues in Chapel Hill in previous years. The Franklin Hotel agreed to host this year’s shows.

“They were looking for another place to do it this year, and here at the Franklin we definitely try to be part of the community as much as possible,” Rowe said.

“We thought it would be a great idea to include that as part of our fall festivities here at the hotel.”

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Registration open for business expo

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual PRIMETIME Business Expo at the Sheraton Chapel Hill hotel Sept. 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The PRIMETIME Business Expo is the largest business expo in Orange County, according to the Chamber of Commerce's website. 

The expo is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be provided and no registration is required.

The Chamber of Commerce is organizing the expo in order to help attendees learn more about the local business community, according to their website.

The expo is being paired with September’s Business After Hours event, which is also organized by the Chamber of Commerce. According to the chamber’s website, the events were combined in order to maximize attendees’ networking opportunities.

Businesses can buy a table display to participate in the expo for $300, according to the Chamber of Commerce’s website.