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Info for Businesses

Promotional Opp: UNC Ally Visibility Week 2016

UNC Ally Visibility Week 2016
January 24-31, 2016
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To participate or if you have questions, please contact:
Angel Collie, Assistant Director at UNC's LGBTQ Center,  at 
919-843-5376 or
UNC's LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Center is hosting UNC Ally Visibility Week  January 24-31, 2016.  The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is a proud supporter and contributor to the event and we hope your business will be as well. 

UNC Ally Visibility Week promotes ally visibility and shows appreciation for those who actively support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Throughout the week UNC's LGBTQ Center  will be passing out ALLY buttons for people to show their visible support for equality on campus and in the community. As an extra incentive to wear the button they are looking for support from local businesses to give discounts to individuals that are wearing the ally button during the week.

This is an easy and free way to give your business greater visibility and promotion while helping an important cause.

Suggestions of How to Participate:
  • Offer a special discount
  • Offer a free item or service
  • Offer a free drink, side item, or dessert with purchase of a meal
  • Offer a BOGO (buy one, get one free) deal on an item or service
  • Create a special menu item for the week. 
  • Decorate your storefront or a display for the week
  • Offer a special coupon, for customers to come back next week too
Benefits to Your Business:
  • Your business will receive free advertising in hundreds of publications and educational materials distributed on campus and the community, driving more customers to you.
  • Your business will be visible as an LGBTQ-affirming business to the thousands of allies on campus and the community, creating long-term relationships with customers. 
  • If requested, UNC's LGBTQ Center can provide a sign to put at the front of your business signifying that your business is LGBTQ-affirming. 
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or