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About Carrboro Business Alliance

The Carrboro Business Alliance was founded in 2014 by a small group of local business and nonprofit leaders who saw the opportunity to improve collaboration and advance shared goals. Today, the Carrboro Business Alliance includes nearly 100 Carrboro-serving enterprises - ranging from one-person studios to national corporations - and is governed by a Leadership Council with administrative support from The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro.

Our Mission

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


Chair: Bridget Pemberton-Smith, Art Therapy Institute (formerly Cameron's)

Vice Chair: Christina Passanisi, Sofia's Boutique

Scott Conary, Open Eye Cafe

Betsey Elbogen, Perch Coworking

David Jessee, J&J Futures (Photgrapher and property owner of 106 S. Greensboro Street)

Barbara Jessie-Black, CommunityWorx

Debra Markley, Piedmont Health

Dan Mayer, The ArtsCenter

Nathan Mills, Mills Rentals

Nathan Milian, Carr Mill Mall

Josh Moorhead, Weaver Street Market

Rae Mosher, Carrburritos

Bill Soeters, The UPS Store in Carrboro Plaza

Ex-Officio non-voting member: Annette Stone, Carrboro Economic and Community Development, Town of Carrboro


*Staff support: Katie Loovis, Vice President for External Affairs, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro