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  • Our Voice

    Decisions made by government officials and elected leaders have consequences for your business. For better or worse, government matters. If you need a simple synopsis of who's-who and what's-where when it comes to regulatory policy in Greater Chapel Hill, then this blog is for you. Featuring a weekly snapshot of hot topics and timely takeaways, Our Voice is your guide for navigating the legislative lay of the land.
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    Katie Loovis
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    With five days of rain ahead of us, it's apropos to consider the inevitable runoff and flooding we will experience. Stormwater management is a material issue for local businesses. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen are discussing a proposed stormwater utility rate structure, and the Carrboro Business Alliance - an association of 80 Carrboro-based enterprises that share a vision for a strong, resilient Carrboro – are advocating for three simple things. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    Find out the results of the 2018 Primary Elections and learn more about the winning candidates' positions on 13 business-critical issues. Read more
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    Aaron Nelson
    Tuesday, April 3, 2018
    "When it comes to #affordablehousing, we need to be more optimistic and less patient," according to Chamber CEO Aaron Nelson. Watch as Aaron Nelson explains why we need #MoreHousingFaster and how we can do it, and then click through to read his full column in The Herald Sun. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Primary elections are often punctuated with little interest and low turnout; but in Orange County, NC, where many more Democrats are registered than Republicans, the winner of the May primary almost always wins the general election in November. Bottom line - this primary matters and the Chamber is ramping-up our advocacy. Read on to learn how you can get informed and engaged. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    “The world is run by those who show up.” A wise adage Owner of Back Alley Bikes, Jason Merrill, shared through a video challenge to local citizens to volunteer on a community advisory board, committee, or commission. Jason serves on the Chapel Hill Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board. Learn how you can get more involved, too. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Monday, March 5, 2018
    Calling all Chapel Hill business leaders: The Chapel Hill Town Council wants to hear your voice as it embarks on a nationwide search for a new Town Manager. They have four questions and four easy ways to engage. Act now. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Chamber President and CEO Aaron Nelson reveals the top findings from the Chamber's 2018 Economic Conditions Survey, which provides year-over-year insights into the perspectives of local business leaders on the local economy and doing business in greater Chapel Hill. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Renowned economist Dr. Michael L. Walden shares his forecast and important news on the state of our economy during the Chamber's Economic Outlook Briefing. (Part I of II) Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Monday, February 12, 2018
    It's Valentine's Day this week and since listening is loving, love is in the air. Our local elected officials are doing a LOT of listening this week (no major votes). You could say they are bringing back that lovin’ feeling. Read more to see the topics for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County elected officials. Read more
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    Katie Loovis
    Monday, January 29, 2018
    Make your voice matter - join a volunteer county or town advisory board, committee, or commission. Applications are open now. Read more
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