• Ambassadors

    • Annual Meeting

    • Board Retreat

    • Business Excellence Awards

    • Face Time

    • CEO Summit

    • Community Bocce Derby

    • Economic Development & Public Policy Committee

    • Performance Golf Classic

    • Inter-City Visit & Leadership Conference

    • Taking Care of Business

    • Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro

    • Non-Profit Roundtable

    • Orange & Chatham Counties Development Briefing

    • PRIMETIME Business Expo

    • REALTOR Referral Partners

    • Retail Roundtable

    • Salute to Community Heroes

    • SlideShare

    • Small Business Health Service

    • State of the Community Report & Conversations

    • CHYP|Chapel Hill-Carrboro Young Professionals 

  • SlideShare

    If you missed a program or need a refresher, visit SlideShare to view our Chamber’s most recent presentations and workshops.


    Small Business Health Service

    The Small Business Health Service is a partnership with Piedmont Health to provide affordable health care to un- and under-insured employees and family members of Chamber members. It does not provide health insurance but rather access to affordable primary health care, health services, and medication. Participating in the service is free and gives members - and their employees and their dependents - access to primary care physicians for $60 per visit, including any in-house exams, as well as generic prescription medications filled on-site for $10. Learn more.


    Ambassadors are volunteers who build relationships with our Chamber’s newest members, facilitate networking among members, and encourage meaningful participation and involvement in Chamber programs. Ambassadors attend monthly meetings, accept new member assignments at each meeting, conduct introductory new member interviews in-person or over the phone, and maintain monthly contact – via email or phone - with their assignments for one year. Contact rey Fox Williams, vice president for membership, at jsimmons@carolinachamber.org or (919) 357-9982 to volunteer as an Ambassador. 

    Face Time– Monthly 

    Our monthly networking event, usually 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Find the location on our online calendar at carolinachamber.org/events

    • Host sponsorships available for $700 plus venue and catering donation. Contact ctu@carolinachamber.org or (919) 357-9990.


    Economic Development and Public Policy Committee - Monthly

    This committee made up of Chamber members meets at the Chamber on the first Thursday of the month at 8 a.m.  Contact Kristen Smith, vice president of advocacy and engagement, at ksmith@carolinachamber.org or (919) 357-9988, for more information or to join the committee.


    Non-Profit Roundtable- Monthly

    Powered by Executive Service Corps, this is networking and education for non-profits, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 4-5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month


    Retail Roundtable – Monthly

    Networking and education for retailers, from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every other month at a Chamber member retail location. Contact Alex Nickodem at anickdoem@restoredurhamorange.org for more information. 


    REALTOR Referral Partners

    Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS members are enrolled in our Chamber and receive benefits including access to our money-saving partnerships; free admission to networking events and roundtables; and member pricing for issues briefings, development events and briefings with our elected officials. OCHARREALTORS who want even more exposure and to put their smiling face directly in front of folks who want to buy in Chapel Hill may join our Chamber as REALTOR Referral Partners for $100 a year. Download an application.


    Taking Care of Business Forum - Monthly

    Networking and education for small businesses, from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month; except April, August and December when it is 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Fine the topic online at carolinachamber.org/events.


    Chapel Hill Young Professionals-Monthly 

    The Chapel Hill Young Professionals (CHYP) serves members ages 40 and under. Networking events are held monthly, and one event each quarter includes educa­tional programming. CHYP nurtures our youngest members to enhance their professional development and build active community members. Annual YPN membership is $50 for Chamber members; $100 for non-members; or $10/event. Learn more.


    Annual Meeting - Jan. 2017

    More than 350 Chamber members, elected officials and guests attend the Chamber’s Annual Meeting to celebrate the successes of our business community in 2016, and get a preview of the exciting developments for 2017. *Date is tentative. Please visit our calendar for the most current schedule of events.


    Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro - Spring 2017

    This 10-week intensive program is designed to ensure a continual pool of leadership talent for our community. Between 10-20 participants learn about social, cultural, political, and economic fac­ets of our community from today’s leaders. Team building and leadership skills curriculum is includ­ed, taught by local experts. Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro is a program of the Chamber’s 501(c)(3) community and economic development organization, the Partnership for a Sustainable Community. Learn more.

    • Sponsorships available for $400-$3,000. Contact ctu@carolianchamber.org or (919) 357-9990.

    Business Excellence Awards - May 2017

    This awards ceremony is to the honor the best in business! The Chamber awards over a dozen exceptional businesses and leaders for their great achievements in the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro business community in 2015 at a dazzling red carpet awards ceremony complete with a cocktail reception, awards ceremony and entertainment, followed by an after-party. 

    Bocce Derby - Summer 2017

    This fun-filled tournament draws 50 two-player teams and more than 50 spectators annually. Bocce players enjoy a round-robin format tournament, refresh­ments throughout the tournament in addition to dinner, a post-tournament reception, awards for tournament winners and winners of various contests, and a pre-tournament party – La Notte Prima – for sponsors, players and guests. Bocce is a fundraiser for the Chamber’s 501(c)(3) community and economic development organization, the Partnership for a Sustainable Community.

    CEO Summit 

    The CEO Summit is an invitation-only, biannual network­ing and discussion forum for local executives. This luncheon event provides area CEOs the unique opportunity to meet, form peer relationships and discuss common business concerns. The CEO Sum­mit includes lunch for 30-40 executives.

    State of the Community Report & Conversations – Apr. 2017

    Born out of graduate student research at UNC, this briefing looks at Social, Environmental and Economic Indicators about the health of our com­munity. The Briefing delivers relevant information to more than 250 community and business leaders over a full, seated breakfast. Attendees can expect to gain a comprehensive overview of the health of our community, including areas where we are  thriving and areas to be improved. Chamber President and CEO Aaron Nelson will present the report and take questions from attendees.  The mini conference will be a great opportunity to learn more about our community and talk to peers about working together on the best path forward. The State of the Community Report is a program of the Chamber’s 501(c)(3) community and economic development organization, the Partnership for a Sustainable Community.


    Performance Golf Classic 

    This day-long tournament traditionally draws 100 golfers. Golfers enjoy 18 holes in a "captain's choice" format. Player packages include breakfast, lunch, post-tournament reception with awards presentation and a raffle, and refreshments throughout the day. Golf is a fundraiser for the Chamber's 501(c)3 community and economic development organization, the Partnership for a Sustainable Community.

    PRIMETIME Business Expo

    Chapel Hill’s largest Business Expo, Primetime, is hosted by our Chamber and features 40-60 displays from Chamber member and non-member businesses.

    Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference - 2018

    Through the Inter-City Visit and Leadership Con­ference, your Chamber’s charitable Partnership for a Sustainable Community convenes leaders of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community to learn from the experiences of another community, to better understand our community’s assets, and to build relationships among participants that help us suc­cessfully address our local challenges and opportu­nities. Diverse leaders from across our community including local business owners and managers, elected officials, university leaders, non-profit leaders, municipal and county staff, and commu­nity members participate in the Inter-City Visit. All members of our community are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Inter-City Visit is a program of the Chamber’s 501(c)(3) community and economic development organization, the Partnership for a Sustainable Community. Learn more.

    Board Retreat and Planning Conference – 2017

    During the annual strategic planning conference of the Board of Directors, Board members and staff meet for a dinner session followed by a full day of work. The Board is led through facilitated discus­sions of short and long-term objectives and the future of the Chamber. Both incoming and retiring Board members are invited to attend. The Board of Directors is made up of 32 leaders across various industries within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro com­munity.