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Coffee with the Candidates

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (7:45 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)


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What: This annual breakfast - coordinated by The Chamber in collaboration with the Carrboro Business Alliance - is a convenient and easy way to navigate the legislative lay of the land and connect with candidates running for office.

Where: The Carolina Inn - 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC

Why: Decisions made by elected leaders have a direct influence on your workforce and impact your business.

Offices Up for Election in 2023: Town of Carrboro Mayor, Town of Carrboro Town Council (3 seats), Town of Chapel Hill Mayor, Town of Chapel Hill Town Council (4 seats), Town of Hillsborough Mayor, Town of Hillsborough Town Commissioner (3 seats), Chapel Hill/Carrboro Board of Education (4 seats)

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About the Critical Issues Series: The 2023 Critical Issues Series includes quarterly forums that feature influential guest speakers who address timely topics for Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro related to the economy, economic development, public policy, and elections. The series is coordinated by The Chamber's Government Affairs Committee and is sponsored by Chapel Hill Media Group and ServPro of South Durham and Orange Counties with support from the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), which provides free and confidential business counseling.  

Save the date for the State Legislative Forum on November 30th and the Local Government Appreciation Reception on December 14th!

Contact: For questions, contact McKenzie Steagall, Programs and Events Manager for The Chamber at (443) 907-5476 (cell) or

Underwriting Sponsors of the 2023 Critical Issues Series Include:


$35 for members, $50 for non-members
The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Event Contact
McKenzie Steagall
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (7:45 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)

7:45 a.m. Breakfast & Registration

8:10 a.m. Program Begins

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