• Local Businesses Welcome UNC Students with Deals and Discounts

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    August 16, 2019
    Chapel Hill, NC (August 16, 2019): Local Chapel Hill and Carrboro business owners are teaming-up with the Carrboro Business Alliance, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership to welcome UNC students back to town and encourage them to shop and dine locally.
    “We are excited to welcome UNC students and encourage them to enjoy local shopping and dining in our shared downtowns,” said Bridget Pemberton-Smith, Chair of the Carrboro Business Alliance. “Over the next week, everyone can enjoy deals and discounts at local restaurants and retailers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, from Caffé Driade and Carolina Coffee Shop to Carrburritos and Carr Mill Mall!”

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    Local residents, including students, can make a real difference in maintaining our community's quality of life by paying attention to where they shop and dine. According to the recent Small Business Economic Impact Study:
    • Approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business remains in the local community.
    • Every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional 50 cents in local business activity as a result of employee spending and businesses purchasing local goods and services.
    • For every ten jobs at a small business, another seven are supported in the local community.
     “The dollars you spend at a local business are reinvested in our community's employees through wages and in other organizations through the purchase of legal, accounting and other business services,” said Aaron Nelson, President and CEO of The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro. “Remember, when you spend it here, you keep it here.”
    This back-to-school local deals and discounts campaign is the first of seven campaigns planned for 2019 in coordination with the local business community and the Carrboro Business Alliance, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. 
    • UNC Back to School Week (Sat 8/17- Sun 8/25) 
    • Carrboro Music Festival (Sat 9/28 - Sun 9/29) 
    • Chapel Hill Festifall Arts Festival (Sat 10/12) 
    • Carrboro West End Poetry Festival (Wed 10/16 - Sat 10/19)
    • Carrboro Film Festival (Sat 11/15 - Sun 11/17)
    • Small Business Saturday (Sat 11/30)
    • Annual Carrboro Tree Lighting (Friday) and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade (Saturday) (December TBD)
    Those business owners who wish to promote a deal or discount in a future campaign, please post here.

    Contact: For questions about this campaign, future deals and discounts, or #WeBuyLocal, contact Katie Loovis, Vice President for External Affairs, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, KLoovis@carolinachamber.org, (919) 696-0781 (cell)

    Local Deals and Discounts

    Welcome Back UNC Students! #WeBuyLocal

    *All offers good from Saturday, August 17, 2019 through Sunday, August 25, 2019 unless otherwise noted.
    *Deals collected and promoted by local Carrboro and Chapel Hill business owners in partnership with the Carrboro Business Alliance, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.


    Ali Cat Toys

    200 North Greensboro Street (Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro)
    Buy any backpack or lunchbox now thru the end of August and receive a FREE SLICE OF PIZZA from Carrboro Pizza Oven.

    Be Pure.

    200 North Greensboro Street
    (Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro)
    Book a Nail Appointment and get 15% OFF your product purchase.

    Ben & Jerry's

    102 West Franklin Street
    (Chapel Hill)
    FREE Waffle Cone & Sprinkles with Purchase of a Regular or Large Sized Ice Cream of Any Flavor.

    Caffé Driade

    1215-A East Franklin St
    (Chapel Hill)
    FREE size upgrade of any coffee or espresso drink purchase (ex: order a small and get a large). 

    Carolina Coffee Shop

    138 East Franklin Street
    (Chapel Hill) 
    HALF OFF Small Bites menu from 3-5pm.

    Carrboro Massage & Acupuncture

    401 West Weaver St, Unit B
    $10 OFF all services for the month of August.

    Carrburritos Taqueria

    704 West Rosemary Street
    10% OFF of your total purchase. 

    Chapel Hill Tire

    All locations
    (Chapel Hill and Carrboro)
    BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL – $25 OFF. For just $80, we will perform these 5 essential services: Oil and Filter Change*, Brake Inspection, Tire Rotation, Battery and Charging System Test Tread Inspection and Tire Pressure Adjustments. *Please visit website for more deals and discounts. 

    Intrinsic Touch Massage Therapy

    103 West Weaver Street
    Receive EXTRA 15 MINUTES on your first massage therapy appointment.

    Love and Peace Boutique

    200 North Greensboro Street
    (Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro)
    50% OFF select items.

    North Carolina Crafts Gallery

    212 West Main Street
    10% OFF one item! (NC Crafts Gallery is your spot for one-of-a-kind, North Carolina made gifts and locally crafted goods. Pottery, jewelry, wood, glass and more). 

    Open Eye Cafe

    101 South Greensboro Street (Carrboro)
    FREE size upgrade of any coffee or espresso drink purchase (ex: order a small and get a large). 

    Perch Coworking

    106 South Greensboro Street, Suite E (Carrboro)
    FREE Half Day Trial Visit.

    TCR: Triangle Cellular Repair

    601 West Rosemary Street, Suite 105
    (Chapel Hill)
    $5 tempered glass screen protector for iPhones.

    The ArtsCenter

    300-G East Main Street

    25% Student Discount on September Concerts with code STUDENT2019.

    The Clean Machine Bike Shop

    104 West Main Street
    A super-friendly, locally-owned shop for all your bike needs, including repairs, round-town cycling advice and general high fives! For current rotating promos check out www.thecleanmachine.com.

    The Fragrance Shop

    200 North Greensboro St
    (Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro) 
    15% OFF your purchase (excludes Essentials products).

    The Pizza Press Chapel Hill

    133 West Franklin Street
    (Chapel Hill)
    BOGO - Buy 1 Pizza, Get 1 Pizza Free (with purchase of 2 Beverages)

    Thirteen West

    200 North Greensboro St
    (Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro) 
    10% OFF your first item purchased with us when you stop in to see our new apparel & gift shop!

    This & That Gift Gallery

    118-C East Main Street
    10% OFF any item when you mention this ad! (Consignment art work not eligible.)

    Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom

    102 East Main Street
    FREE garlic fries with any purchase.

    Women's Birth & Wellness Center

    930 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Chapel Hill)
    Buy one Coobie Bra get once HALF OFF. 

    Katie Loovis, VP for External Affairs
    (919) 969-0781



  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
    104 South Estes Drive
    P.O. Box 2897
    Chapel Hill, NC 27515
    (919) 967-7075 Fax: (919) 968-6874