TO: All Chamber Members FROM: Aaron Nelson DATE: February 6, 2020 at 3:20 PM SUBJECT: Message from Chamber President and CEO, Aaron Nelson, re: Big Bold Ideas Dear Chamber Members, On Friday, during our 77th Annual Meeting, the Big Bold Steering Committee Chair Creighton Blackwell provided an inspirational update on Big Bold Ideas – the community-wide goal-setting venture that we launched together last year.I am writing today to share Creighton’s update and invite you and your colleagues to get
Chamber members share success stories and honor three outstanding leaders as Directors discuss 2019 achievements, 2020 priorities, and Big Bold Ideas Chapel Hill, NC – On January 31, 2020, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro (The Chamber) convened more than 400 Chamber members and community leaders for the 77th Annual Meeting presented by Bold Construction. During the meeting, Chamber members shared success stories and honored three outstanding leaders as Directors discussed 2019 achievements,
Chamber elects 2020 officers, mobilizes 100+ volunteers, and readies the nearly 800-member network for a banner year CHAPEL HILL, NC: The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro elected its 2020 Officers, mobilized 100+ volunteers, and is readying its network of nearly 800-member employers for a successful year. “We are off to a strong start in 2020,” said newly-elected Board Chair Ellen Shannon, Vice President of Planning & Development at Shannon Media, Inc – producer of Chapel Hill, Chatham, and
17th annual awards ceremony recognizes selfless acts of community service CHAPEL HILL, NC: On December 12, 2019, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro honored twelve local heroes during “Salute to Community Heroes,” the 17th annual awards ceremony presented by AT&T. The awards are part of The Chamber's commitment to recognize and encourage volunteerism and selfless service, and promote a thriving, healthy, and sustainable community.2019 HeroesFire Driver Mechanic Chris Squires, Carrboro
“To encourage more local shopping and dining, the Carrboro Business Alliance 1) releases a new video, called “Funky Town,” 2) announces the line-up of holiday events, called “Carrboro Cheer,” and 3) shares hundreds of dollars in Small Business Saturday #WeBuyLocal Deals and Discounts.” (“Funky Town,” the new CBA sizzle reel produced by I-40 Films, targets visitors and promotes more local Carrboro shopping and dining.) CARRBORO, NC: The Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA) invites everyone
175 community delegates gathered, selected, and united around a youth masterplan, workforce development and innovation, and more affordable housing as top priorities for collective action. [Watch the Big Bold Ideas Community Convention Highlight Reel by Critical Focus Creative; Learn more at BigBoldIdeas.org] Chapel Hill, NC: On November 7, 2019, the Big Bold Ideas Steering Committee convened 175 diverse delegates from across the Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community for the Big Bold Ideas
More than 450 Big Bold Ideas Submitted Chapel Hill, NC: The Big Bold Ideas Steering Committee is pleased to announce that more than 450 big ideasfor a better community were submitted and now it is time for the community to: 1) crowd-sort the ideas and 2) register as a Community Convention Delegate to help select the three Big Bold Ideas. “We are impressed with the quantity and quality of big ideas that have been submitted and call on the entire community to help us select the best ideas for our
Presentation featured up-to-date community data, commencement of the 35th Leadership Class, and launch of Big Bold Ideas Chapel Hill, NC: The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro (The Chamber) delivered the 12th annual State of the Community Report, which tracks the well-being of Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro across social, economic, and environmental indicators. “The state of our community is strong: we are one of the healthiest counties in the state with one of the most well-educated
Chapel Hill, NC: Forty community leaders from diverse backgrounds and all sectors have joined the Big Bold Ideas Steering Committee and issued a community-wide call for big, bold ideas to help build a better community. Submit your big bold idea now via text, 919-525-1395, or online at www.BigBoldIdeas.org. Steering Committee The Steering Committee is a diverse group of community leaders, including Mayors and business owners, community activists and artists, and civic and social leaders.Jessica Aylor,
Winston-Salem, NC – The successful rebranding of the Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce to The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro – complete with new name, tagline, and logo – earned the 2019 Communications Excellence Award from the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE). The award recognizes the most outstanding communications campaign by a chamber of commerce throughout North and South Carolina. “We are so excited to receive this prestigious award from
Renowned economist Dr. Michael Walden shares economic forecast and The Chamber CEO presents local economic survey results Chapel Hill, NC - Yesterday, The Chamber hosted the Economic Outlook Forum, featuring renowned economist Dr. Michael L. Walden, who presented the state of the economy and shared his economic predictions for the year ahead. The Chamber President and CEO, Aaron Nelson, followed with a timely presentation on the annual economic conditions survey results, revealing local business
Directors announce 2018 progress and 2019 priorities, honor four local leaders, unveil the new brand, and introduce "Big Ideas” Chapel Hill, NC – On Feb. 1, 2019, the Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) convened more than 400 community leaders for the 76th Annual Meeting. During the meeting, Chamber directors discussed 2018 performance, shared 2019 priorities, recognized four local leaders with awards, unveiled the new brand, and introduced “Big Ideas: For a Greater
The 2018 Annual Report is displayed as an infographic and includes the financial performance of The Chamber (2018 revenues and expenses), as well as noteworthy accomplishments for The Chamber and the region. Contact: For questions, contact Chamber Vice President for External Affairs, Katie Loovis at (919) 696-0781 (cell).
Chamber elects 2019 officers, mobilizes hundreds of volunteers and new members, and readies the 1,000-member network for a banner year CHAPEL HILL, NC: The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce elected its 2019 Officers, is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers and new members, and readying its network of 1,000-member employers for a successful year. “We are poised for a banner year in 2019,” said newly-elected Board Chair Creighton Blackwell, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Coastal Credit
CHAPEL HILL, NC: Last night, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce honored twelve local heroes during “Salute to Community Heroes,” the 16th annual awards ceremony presented by AT&T and sponsored by Hendrick Subaru Southpoint. “Last night, we honored twelve local heroes who have demonstrated remarkable, selfless acts of service,” said Aaron Nelson, President and CEO of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. “These heroes among us work day-in and day-out to make our community a safe and
The 2018 Inter-City Visit to Lawrence, Kansas Delegates return with new perspective and a passion for more partnerships CHAPEL HILL, NC: The 2018 Inter-City Visit Delegation returned from the three-day learning experience in Lawrence, Kansas with new perspective and a passion for more partnerships. The program featured 15 sessions and deep dive discussions with more than 100 Lawrence leaders, including the Chancellor of the University of Kansas, the President of Haskell Indian Nations
Chamber Honors the Graduates of Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2018 Chapel Hill, NC: On August 23, 2018, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce and its Partnership for a Sustainable Community honored the graduates of Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2018 (Leadership). This annual program, now in its 34th year, is designed to inform, develop, and engage committed and emerging local leaders. (The 2018 Class of Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Staff) “The commitment that the Class of 2018 put
Chamber unveils latest data tracking the well-being of Greater Chapel Hill and reports ten key findings Chapel Hill, NC: The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce and its Partnership for a Sustainable Community today hosted the State of the Community Report, an annual event which tracks the well-being of Greater Chapel Hill across social, economic, and environmental indicators. “Our vision is for Greater Chapel Hill to be a globally recognized community. To get there, we must know where we lead
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Leaders from Chapel Hill, N.C., and University of North Carolina Travel to Boulder and Denver, Colo.
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Sunday, September 25 through Tuesday, September 27 For more information, contact: Kristen Smith, (919) 740-8046, firstname.lastname@example.org Margot Lester, (323) 314-3735, email@example.com Leaders from Chapel Hill, NC and University of North Carolina Travel to Boulder and Denver, Colorado for Inter-City Visit Community and business leaders from the greater Chapel Hill, NC community, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will travel to Boulder and
The Chamber’s Partnership for a Sustainable Community will host an Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference in Boulder, Colorado, Sept. 25-28, 2016. The purpose of the visit is to convene leaders of the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community to learn from the experiences of another community, to better understand the assets and opportunities of our own region, and to build relationships among participants that will help us successfully address local challenges and opportunities. Lydia Lavelle,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kristen Smith June 23, 2015 (919) 357-9988 firstname.lastname@example.org LOCAL CHAMBER PUBLICATION WINS REGIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS This year, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce took home both a regional and national award for their 2015 Calendar & 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Sunday, September 21 through Tuesday, September 23 For more information, contact: Kristen Smith, (919) 740-8046, email@example.com Margot Lester, (323) 314-3735, firstname.lastname@example.org Leaders from Chapel Hill, NC and University of North Carolina Travel to Athens-Clarke County for Inter-City Visit Community and business leaders from the greater Chapel Hill, NC community, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will travel to Athens-Clarke