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About Carrboro Business Alliance

Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA)

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 is governed by an active Leadership Council and two committees, and all members are Carrboro-serving enterprises. 

Our Mission

Connect members with information, customers, and other enterprises
Represent the local business interests with policymakers
Promote members and the Carrboro community

Governance

Leadership Council

Chair: Rae Mosher, Carrburritos Taqueria

Vice Chair: Josh Moorhead, Weaver Street Market

Immediate Past Chair: David Jessee, J&J Futures, photographer, and local commercial property owner (106 S. Greensboro Street)

Marketing Committee Chair: Bridget Pemberton-Smith, Art Therapy Institute

Scott Conary, Open Eye Cafe and Carrboro Coffee Roasters

Martina Brooks, Atma Hotel Group (Hampton Inn & Suites)

Miles Fitch, Fitch Lumber Co.

Barbara Jessie-Black, CommunityWorx

Debra Markley, Piedmont Health

Dan Mayer, The ArtsCenter

Jason McCarter, Craftboro Brewing Depot

Nathan Mills, Mills Rentals

Nathan Milian, Carr Mill Mall

Sheila Neal, Neal's Deli

Chrystina Elle Passanisi, Sofia's Boutique

Ex-Officio non-voting member: Jon Hartman-Brown, Economic Development Director, Town of Carrboro

*Staff support: Katie Loovis, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Marketing Committee

  1. Marketing Committee Chair: Bridget Pemberton-Smith, Art Therapy Institute
  2. David Jessee, J&J Futures (Property owner: 106 S. Greensboro St.)
  3. Barbara Jessie-Black, CommunityWorx
  4. Debra Markley, Piedmont Health
  5. Dan Mayer, The ArtsCenter
  6. Josh Moorhead, Weaver Street Market
  7. Wendy Smith, The ArtsCenter
  8. Jon Hartman-Brown, Town of Carrboro
  9. *Staff support: Katie Loovis, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

→ Learn about our programs and events.

Policy Committee 

  1. Policy Committee Chair: David Jessee, J&J Futures (Property owner: 106 S. Greensboro St.)
  2. Scott Conary, Open Eye Cafe and Carrboro Coffee Roasters
  3. Miles Fitch, Fitch Lumber Co.
  4. Nathan Milian, Carr Mill Mall
  5. Nathan Mills, Mills Rentals
  6. Rae Mosher, Carrburritos Taqueria
  7. Sheila Neal, Neal's Deli
  8. Jon Hartman-Brown, Town of Carrboro
  9. *Staff support: Katie Loovis, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

→ Learn about our policy priorities

CBA Founding Funders

Significant funding and in-kind support throughout 2018-2019 allowed the CBA to build a strong foundation, accelerate performance, and reach the next level. This important progress was made possible by early investors and partners, known as CBA Founding Champions and CBA Founding Investors.