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September Events: Social Media, Disaster Prep, Development Changes, & More

September Events: Social Media, Disaster Prep, Development Changes, & More!
September Events: Social Media, Disaster Prep, Development Changes, & More!
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September in Chapel Hill is a busy month, packed with events and meetings that have a direct impact on the future of our downtown community. I hope you'll join us to learn more.  If you have questions contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or
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Information, Conversation, Imagination! 
Are you feeling both social and persuasive? Do you have a creative vision for the future of Rosemary Street that others should embrace? We want to hear it!  Join community members, Town and University leaders, and downtown business and property owners for the Rosemary Imagined Social Event on Tuesday, September 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at TRU Deli + Wine (114 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill). Rosemary Imagined is an innovative community-led planning initiative that will refine our thinking of how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. 
Grow Your Business with Social Media & Email 
We are offering this FREE workshop is for small businesses and nonprofit organizations to learn how to effectively use email marketing and social media on Thursday, September 19 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at University Presbyterian Church (110 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill). This session is presented by  Jim Jubelirer, ActionCOACH Business Coaching and co-hosted with the Chapel Hill - Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.   Register Today!
Dollars and $ense: True Costs and Benefits of Development 
The Chamber's Partnership for a Sustainable Community, the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County have partnered to bring you the results of a public-private research project on the positive economic impact of growing the commercial tax base in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Joe Minicozzi of Urban3 will present the report findings, Wednesday, September 18 at 12 pm (noon), Chapel Hill Library & 6 pm, Extraordinary Ventures. Chuck Marohn will also be speaking about road improvements that pay. The two combined will give a good directive to think about our growth and how to allow it to benefit our community. / 
Disaster Preparedness Seminar 
In light of the recent flooding that has afflicted many local businesses, the Chapel Hill - Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, SCORE and the Carolina Club are pleased to sponsor this seminar to better prepare our community. Join them on Thursday, September 26 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the Carolina Club for a continental breakfast and information on how to prepare your business. Pre-registration required. 

DESIGN 2020: LUMO Changes 
Another DESIGN 2020 project is about to launch - the review and update of Chapel Hill's land use and development rules, which are currently outlined in a document called the Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO);  the 10-year-old zoning and codes rulebook that guides and directs the development of land in Chapel Hill.  
LUMO Launch Event on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 pmThe Town will host a kickoff event to introduce the LUMO Update project to the community. Lead consultant, Lee Einsweiler of Code Studio, will provide an overview of the project. The meeting will be held in the Great Hall at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road in Chapel Hill. 
LUMO Topic Area Stakeholder Meetings on Thursday, September 26 at 5:30 pm: The Town will host a meeting to hear from stakeholders who are interested in the Signage and Bed & Breakfast components of the LUMO. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room B at the Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library Drive.   
Grants Available
The Facade Improvement Grant was created by the Downtown Partnership to encourage private investment through the renovation of facades in downtown; to encourage good design that will serve as quality examples; and to preserve unique architectural character. We have funds available for downtown businesses and property owners to make improvements to their facades, signage, and more.
New Downtown Business Guide & Map 
The beautiful weather and numerous community events bring tourists, campus visitors, and locals galore to our downtown. Help them navigate downtown and find your business much easier! We've just printed a new edition of the Downtown Guide and Map; a brochure-size guide available to all businesses and organizations for FREE! 
Call us at 919-967-9440 and we'll drop some off at your business today. 
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. 
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