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Chamber Calls on Community to Support Local Black Businesses

All are encouraged to participate in the first Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP #BuyBlackCHC Scavenger Hunt and the many local Juneteenth celebrations

Chapel Hill, NC: The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro encourages all members and residents to celebrate Juneteenth and support local Black businesses through a fun and meaningful scavenger hunt coordinated by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP

“The Chamber is delighted to co-sponsor the first Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Juneteeth Black Business Scavenger Hunt and hope folks will join us in participating,” said Aaron Nelson, President & CEO, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro. 

Scavenger Hunt: The scavenger hunt, called “#BuyBlackCHC Scavenger Hunt!” is an opportunity for all participants to support Black-owned businesses, learn Black history, and win prizes. The more than 100 trivia questions and activities are open to all and made available through the free GooseChase app, which features virtual and in-person options. 

Participate: It is free and easy to participate with three simple steps.

  1. Download the free GooseChase iOS or Android app and create a personal account with username and password of your choice. 
  2. Select the Juneteenth BoB Scavenger Hunt game (you can search for it using game code VJ9WKX, and the password is #buyblackchc). 
  3. Follow the prompts to create your player profile and begin completing the more than 100 trivia questions and activities.

Follow: Visit @chcnaacp_econ and follow hashtag #BuyBlackCHC to learn more and find tips, teasers, and bonus points. View and participate in all of the inaugural Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration events.   

Juneteenth: Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro proclaimed the observance and commemoration of Juneteenth for Saturday, June 19, 2021. The Chamber encourages all members to take time to learn about, celebrate, and honor the incredible contributions of Black Americans to our nation and community. 

The Chamber: The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro is a membership organization that serves and advances the business interests of Greater Chapel Hill, including the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro as well as southern Orange, northern Chatham, and southwest Durham counties. The Chamber's network of more than 700 member enterprises employs 95,000 workers throughout the region. Together with its network, The Chamber is committed to building a sustainable community where business thrives.

Contact: For questions about The Chamber and its co-sponsorship of the Juneteenth #BuyBlackCHC Scavenger Hunt, contact Vanessa Watson, Director of Communication and Programs, at (919) 357-9989.

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