• Partnership for a Sustainable Community

  • The Chamber's Partnership for a Sustainable Community: The non-profit partner that strengthens and supports the Chamber's economic and community development work. 

    Mission: Apply business leadership to solve community problems and create opportunities.

    Strategy: The Partnership, with strong community and business support, delivers against four focus areas:  

    • Convene leaders
    • Educate and inform the community
    • Build organization capacity
    • Research and report on important community information



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    Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference 

    A powerful community convener, the Part­nership brings together 100 diverse com­munity leaders – local business owners and managers, elected officials, University faculty and staff, non-profit executives and volun­teers, municipal and county staff, and media – for the biannual Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference.



    Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro

    In addition to organizing the community’s Inter-City Visit, the Partnership pro­duces Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a ten-week community education program designed to teach emerging leaders about our community and position them to suc­cessfully address community challenges and opportunities.



    State of the Community Report

    The Partnership also col­laborates with the Chamber to produce the State of the Community Report, data that outlines how Chapel Hill and Carrboro perform as a community and how we stack up in retail spending, adult health, and air quality compared the Triangle and state. We compile and present this data annually to track the well-being of Chapel Hill-Carrboro along social, economic and environmental indicators.






    The Hundred Club of Orange County

    The Hundred Club of Orange County is a community supported fund that provides immediate financial support to the families of Orange County first responders killed in the line of duty.


    The Partnership enjoyed great success in 2016 including:

    • Graduated Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s 31st class of Leadership fellows who organized its Annual Small Miracles Project raising more than $11,000 for local nonprofits.
    • Expanded the popular State of the Community Report to a half-day conference, State of the Community Report & Conversations.
    • Recognizing our uniformed officers and community difference-makers at the annual Salute to Community Heroes, and
    • Serving as the fiscal sponsor of several of our community's nascent non-profits.
    • Convened nearly 80 community and business leaders at the biannual Inter-City Visit & Leadership Conference in Boulder and Denver focusing on economic development, transit, placemaking, housing, and town and gown relationships. 

    Sponsorship and Support

    The Partnership is funded through generous gifts and grants from individual and corporate supporters and through two fundraisers: the Community Bocce Tournament and Performance Golf Classic.

    To learn more about supporting the Partnership through sponsorship, contact Rebecca Dickenson at rdickenson@carolinachamber.org or (919) 357-9990.