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Promotional Opportunity for Downtown Businesses

Be a Part of the Good Neighbor Initiative
 in Downtown Chapel Hill!

GNI 2010 - 3The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership participates in 

the Good Neighbor Initiative at the beginning of every UNC fall semester along with the Chapel Hill Police Department, the Office of Student Affairs, UNC Local Relations Office, the student body government, and Empowerment Inc. 


The goal is to encourage students, living in neighborhoods that surround the downtown, to meet their neighbors and to work together to make neighborhoods a place of pride and safety. Students and year-round residents are given information concerning area services, garbage collection and recycling, local ordinances, alcohol laws and safety information during a neighborhood walk-around.


This year, on September 13, from 5PM to 9PM, we will hold a neighborhood block party with up to 500 downtown residents at the Hargraves Community Center on N. Roberson Street. The event involves a short neighborhood walk followed by a large community celebration with food, music, and games - free and open to all downtown residents.

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How Businesses Can Participate:
--Make a monetary donation and be listed as a sponsor of the Good Neighbor Block Party.
--Contribute a gift certificate or an item for the Block Party raffle.
Benefits to Participating Businesses:
--Sponsors will be recognized on the event banner on site, as well as promotional flyers and posters that will be distributed throughout the community. 
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--Businesses that provide financial sponsorship or donate gift certificates of at least $25 in value are welcome to come set up at the event and have a booth, put up promotional material, and hand out coupons, menus, and other items. 
--Your business will reach up to 500 downtown residents, many of whom will be new residents and potential future patrons. 

--All donations are tax-deductible.


For more information contact:  Aaron Bachenheimer at or 828-773-0099. 

CHDP Logo 2011The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership leads and manages the downtown through partnership efforts; marketing and promotins improving the visual appeal of downtown; and rebuilding downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses. Contact us at 967-9440 or 

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