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Local Businesses Show their #CarrboroLove this Valentine’s Day

Local Businesses Show their #CarrboroLove this Valentine’s Day

Carrboro Business Alliance Connect

Local Businesses Show their #CarrboroLove this Valentine’s Day

@FortheLoveofCarrboro is an annual tradition in February to celebrate all that makes Carrboro a great place to live, learn, work, play, and visit

CARRBORO, N.C. – Local Carrboro businesses are sharing their #CarrboroLove this Valentine’s Day. The love fest is part of @ForTheLoveofCarrboro, an annual tradition in February to celebrate all that makes Carrboro a great place to live, learn, work, play, and visit.

“We want to take this opportunity on Valentine’s Day to show and share our love of Carrboro and for all the people who make up this wonderful community – you continue to support us through this ongoing pandemic and we are grateful,” said Bridget Pemberton-Smith, chair of the Carrboro Business Alliance Marketing Committee and executive director of the Art Therapy Institute

Local Businesses Spreading the #CarrboroLove 

Local businesses are taking part in the Carrboro love fest through a #CarrboroLove campaign. Local businesses are making donations to local charities, offering "made in Carrboro" treats and other uniquely Carrboro gifts and experiences for your Valentine, and amplifying the #Carrborolove on social media (facebook and instagram). For example: 

  1. Open Eye Café will donate proceeds from sales today (Valentine's Day) to the Street Outreach Harm Reduction and Deflection (SOHRAD) program, which is co-managed by the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness and is doing important and loving work to help our neighbors and community.
  2. Neal’s Deli made adorable heart-shaped biscuits as take-out treats and Weaver Street Market has a case full of Valentine’s Day delectables, including heart-branded cheeses, wines, and chocolates as well as heart-shaped baguettes!
  3. Carr Mill Mall offers a delightful, historic, local shopping experience for your Valentine, and you can find great second hand treasures just down the road at CommunityWorx, which now offers online shopping, too! 

Check out the Carrboro Business Alliance directory to find all sorts of local gift ideas and experiences.

#CarrboroLove Social Media

Residents and other lovers of Carrboro are invited to join in the love fest. Spread good vibes on social media with #CarrboroLove posts on facebook and instagram about your favorite Carrboro people, places, and spaces - including your favorite local businesses.

#CarrboroLove Staycation

Also, rekindle your love of Carrboro with a romantic staycation. Book your stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites and check out for a safe and memorable weekend itinerary. The Carrboro Tourism Development Authority (CTDA) coordinates the #VisitCarrboro platform, which is complete with Covid-conscious list of activities, such as shopping at the renowned Carrboro Farmers Market, enjoying a floating spa experience at Arete, walking and biking through the many local parks and trails, and savoring some of the best cuisine in the state.

About For the Love of Carrboro: For the Love of Carrboro is an annual tradition in February to celebrate all that makes Carrboro a great place to live, learn, work, play, and visit. Local businesses have engaged in the love fest, which is coordinated by the Town through @Fortheloveofcarrboro, with a #CarrboroLove campaign featuring donations to local charities, local Valentine’s Day treats, and social media spotlights (facebook and instagram).

About the Carrboro Business Alliance: The Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA), founded in 2014 on the shared belief that "local matters," is now more than 100 local businesses collaborating to help Carrboro thrive. The CBA mission is to 1) connect members with information and customers, 2) promote members and the Carrboro community, and 3) represent local business interests with policy makers. The success of the CBA was made possible by CBA Founding Champions: Carr Mill Mall, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, and the Town of Carrboro; and CBA Founding Investors: Atma Hotel Group, Carrboro Creative, Chapel Hill Tire, Coastal Credit Union, CommunityWorx, Duke Energy, Eller Capital Partners, I-40 Films, New Media Campaigns, Weaver Street Market, and Wrenn Works. Follow the CBA on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter, and join the conversation with #LocalMatters.

Contact: For questions, contact CBA staff support, Katie Loovis, at (919) 696-0781 (cell) or

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