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Tuesday September 21st

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that businesses in the area can join. It serves and advances the interests of those businesses and fosters a sustainable environment for them to thrive. It connects members with whatever they need to thrive and helps them save money.

The chamber itself has 10 staff members, and it is supported by community investors. It has a Board of Directors with 32 governing members.

	Pat Evans, current chairwoman of Friends of Downtown Chapel Hill, stands outside the Franklin Hotel.

40 years of Chapel Hill work by Pat Evans

Since moving to Chapel Hill in 1970, Pat Evans has left her mark on the town in many ways, including the Carolina blue fire trucks and development of Meadowmont. In her long career of public service, Evans has served on the Chapel Hill Town Council, the Planning Board, the Tourism Board and Friends of the Downtown Chapel Hill — just to name a few. “I never saw myself running for council, but I always saw myself as a volunteer,” she said.

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Local commerce chamber fastest growing in NC

A recent membership drive established the local chamber of commerce as the fastest growing in North Carolina. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce added 285 new members between April 5 and April 7. The membership drive broke the state record for chamber membership events.

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Town sets goals to improve business community

Employer retention and business regulation improvements are the top priorities in a plan by a local organization to improve the area’s business climate.For the first time, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce has released an official list of public policy goals for the next two years.

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