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Monthly Business Updates - August 2018

Business Updates

August 2018

Downtown Summer Social at The Pizza Press

Join us next week for the Downtown Partnership's Summer Social at The Pizza Press on Wednesday, August 15 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Network with other downtown businesses and friends of Downtown Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership will provide food from The Pizza Press, and we encourage you to stay and sample the selection from two dozen taps!

RSVP for the Summer Social on Eventbrite:

Promote your Downtown Business

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership recently commissioned two guides with tips and suggestions for your business. Have you seen them yet? 

  1. Promotional Opportunities for Downtown Businesses 
  2. New Business Welcome Guide

Webinar: Google’s Get Your Business Online

Join Alex Rike, Program Manager, at Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership's office for the "Become a Local Partner With Google" Webinar offered by the International Downtown Association.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
August 22nd at 3:00 p.m.

Good Neighbor Initiative Sponsorship Opportunity

On Thursday, September 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., downtown businesses can take part in a neighborhood block party with up to 500 Downtown Chapel Hill residents at the Hargraves Community Center. A Community Pride walk will be followed by a block party with food, music, and games - free and open to all!
Businesses that make a tax-deductable contribution will be recognized at the event and may have a booth to distribute promotional material, coupons, menus, and other items. 
To participate or for more information please contact:  
Aaron Bachenheimer at

Franklin Street Cocktails

We're also giving our craft cocktail and spirit establishments some love this month. The Crunkleton took over our Instagram accounts, posting stories of antique spirits or "dusties," clever cocktails, and all the great things that make this West End establishment unique - including Gary! 

A slide reel on our Facebook page highlighted how Lantern set's the mood, and lifts up the West End with its secret garden and legendary drinks in the sophisticated bar. 

Finally, Scott Maitland sat down for a quick interview and video highlighting the impact that TOPO Distillery has made in the state and around the world. Did you know that bottles of TOPO Organic Spirits make their way to Japan? They start as North Carolina organic wheat!  
Follow us on Instagram at @DowntownChapelHill for "Instagram takeovers"
TOPO Organic Sprits head from Franklin Street to Japan

Upcoming Events

Movies Under the Stars: Coco 
  • August 9th
  • Wallace Plaza
2nd Friday ArtWalk 
  • August 13th
  • Chapel Hill and Carrboro
Move in Weekend at UNC Chapel Hill
  • August 15th
Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast
  • August 16th
  • Wallace Plaza
Good Neighbor Initiative
  • September 6th
  • Hargraves Center