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Promotional Opportunity for Merchants: Good Neighbor Initiative


Good Neighbor Initiative
Promotional Opportunity for Downtown Merchants

Good Neighbor Walk 2011The 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 UNC Student Government Association & Carolina Union Activities Board, and Empowerment Inc. 


The goal is to encourage students, living in neighborhoods that surround the downtown, to meet their neighbors and 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.


On Thursday, September 13, from 5PM to 9PM, we will hold a neighborhood block party with up to 500 downtown residents at the Hargraves Community Center at 216 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.

Good Neighbor Initiative


How Businesses Can Participate:
  • Financially support and sponsor specific aspects of the Block Party or make a general donation
  • Contribute a gift certificate or an item for the Block Party raffle.
Benefits to Participating Businesses:
  • Sponsors will be recognized at the event, as well as in other promotional media
  • 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. 
  • You will reach up to 500 downtown residents, many of whom will be new residents and potential future patrons. 
  • All donations are tax-deductible.

In the coming weeks the Good Neighbor Initiative coordinating volunteers will be visiting downtown business to ask for your support. 


For more information contact:  Aaron Bachenheimer at or Rebecca Pratt at or call 919-962-8298.

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 Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or Visit 

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