Aaron Nelson, president/CEO
UNC Class of 1997, SBP
• Government Relations and
• Economic Development
• Community Development
• Access to information and
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Chamber of Commerce is
organization that serves
and advances the
business interests of our
community and builds a
where business thrives.
Our Commitments to You
• The Chamber advocates for your organization’s
interests and the interests of our local business
• The Chamber connects you with the people
and information you need to thrive; and
• The Chamber helps you save money.
Kristen Smith, vice president for
advocacy and engagement
• Member outreach and
• Public policy tracking and
• Earned and social media
UNC Class of 2002
Ten Things You May Not
Have Known about
Vice President for Advocacy & Engagement
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
Over 1,300 members strong &
cover the entire region
• We have over 1,300 members, most of them with 10
employees or fewer, including 100 nonprofits.
• Most of our members are in Chapel Hill and Carrboro,
but we have members located all over the Triangle.
• Did you know that the University of North Carolina has
been a Chamber member for more than 40 years?
We have the “same last name” as
other Chambers of Commerce
• We formally disassociated with the U.S.
Chamber in 2009 over their position on health
care and climate change.
• We are members of the N.C. Chamber, N.C. Retail Merchants
Association, the Carolinas Association of Chamber of
Commerce Executives and the Association of Chamber of
We offer a Small Business Health & Dental Service
$60 doctors visits , $10 prescriptions , and discounted dental services
at Piedmont Health Services
You can rent our conference room!
Email Justin Simmons at email@example.com.
We Advocate for the Business Community
We have a 16-point public policy agenda
covering four main ideas:
Retain, Recruit, & Grow Employers
Improve Regulatory Environment & Business
Build & Maintain Infrastructure
Increase participation and influence by and of
the business community
We advocate for projects that
benefit UNC & its students
In partnership with UNC, we birthed a green
and sustainable certification program
Check out gogreenplus.org for more information!
We help develop leaders
Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro: April 7-June 11
We have Young Professionals Network!