• Get Involved

  • Photo credit: Kristen Smith - Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of CommerceEvery day, the Chamber is advocating for your business interests, but we can’t do it alone.  We need YOU to get involved.  Here are the top five ways to get involved in advocacy at the Chamber. 

     

    Read “Government Matters” 

    Government Matters” is a monthly e-publication of the Chamber’s and is an easy way to stay informed.  If you have feedback on content or format, definitely let us know! 

     

    Serve on the Economic Development and Public Policy Committee

    This committee made up of Chamber members meets at the Chamber on the first Thursday of the month at 8 AM (See our online calendar).  Let us know if you would like to be included in email reminders.

     

    Volunteer to Speak at Town Council (or Board of Alderman or County Commissioners)

    If you can't make our monthly Economic Development and Public Policy Committee meetings but still want to speak up on behalf of our local business community to the Chapel Hill Town Council, Carrboro Board of Aldermen, or Orange County Commissioners, we'll get you in the loop! Kristen Smith, vice president for advocacy and engagement, will let you know when opportunities arise. Contact Kristen at ksmith@carolinachamber.org or (919) 357-9988 and tell her you'd like to volunteer to speak at Town Council.

     

    Contact your Locally-Elected Official

    The Chamber is advocating on your behalf, but it’s great when elected officials can hear directly from the Chamber’s member (See our Advocacy Resources page for some tips).  Check out our Local Government page or let us know if you’d like help finding out how to contact a mayor, an alderman, a council person, a county commissioner, a General Assembly member, or a member of Congress!

     

    Contact Local Media

    Care about a local issue? Think something should be changed to make our community more business friendly? Write a letter to the editor or record a commentary. 

     

    Serve on a Town or County Board  

    The Chamber wants to increase business representation on municipal and county boards.  Check out these links for open positions: 

     

    Vote  

    The Chamber does participate in local elections, by hosting forums and interviewing candidates, but the most effective way to have your voice heard is to exercise your right to vote.