Three Chapel Hill-area businesses held ribbon cuttings last week.
Edward Jones investment firm has opened a location at the Chapel Hill 40 office park on Weaver Dairy Road across from Timberlyne shopping center. Pat Phelan and his team have been serving clients in the Chapel Hill area for over 14 years.
Meadowmont welcomed OrangeTheory Fitness, a group interval fitness training concept combining treadmills, weight blocks and rowing that promises more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours after your workout.
And the Green Beagle Lodge opened on Millhouse Road at the foot of Blackwood Mountain. The pet lodging and services business uses harvested rain water for cleaning, features natural sunlight throughout and and plans to have wooded nature trails.• The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host the best in the business community Nov. 13 at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame Gala hosted by the Carolina Inn. The following business leaders will be inducted: Al Pons, Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center; Sandy McClamroch, WCHL; Bynum and Susie Weaver, Bynum Weaver Funeral Home; Bob Nutter, Maple View Farm; Eunice Brock, Brock and Associates; and, Maurice and Mary Julian, Julian’s.
• Speaking of the chamber, nominations are open for the Salute to Community Heroes Award. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes the men and women committed to making Chapel Hill-Carrboro a thriving, healthy and sustainable community. Nominations are open through Nov. 19. More information, as well as a nomination form, can be found at the chamber’s website.
• Baxter Arcade has opened on Chapel Hill’s North Graham Street. The gaming arcade and bar features old school offerings such as Mortal Combat II, Donkey Kong, and Ms. Pac Man, among others.
• SCORE Chapel Hill will host an entrepreneurial business seminar Nov. 11 at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel. The free event, co-hosted with Sam’s Club, will feature keynote presentations by Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, and Aaron Nelson, Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce president. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses through education and mentorship.
• Sofia’s Boutique will host a Fly London brand trunk show Thursday, Nov. 6, at its Carr Mill Mall location. The trunk show is in celebration of the upcoming opening of Sofia’s Shoetique, the area’s largest independent shoe store.
• The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and the Town of Chapel Hill have announced the addition of pedestrian way finding signage to be installed throughout downtown Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the UNC-Chapel Hill campus this fall. The blue signage, to be placed in nine locations, will provide directional information on locations, as well as average walking times to highlight downtown’s walkability as well as its wide range of attractions. The “Walk Chapel Hill” program is partnered by the Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau, and UNC-Chapel Hill.
• The November 2014 issue of Our State: Down Home in North Carolina magazine features the Town of Hillsborough prominently. Hillsborough resident and author Frances Mayes (”Under the Tuscan Sun”) has penned a piece highlighting the town. A photo essay titled “Hillsborough Harmony” features the town’s food, music, writers, artists, famers, gardens, history and personalities that make the town unique.
• Peacock Alley Gifts is celebrating at its new University Mall location Nov. 6. The tableware and gifts store will welcome Ralph Lauren to its family of designers, which includes Vietri, William Yeoward, SFERRA and Herend, among other.
• According to a report from the Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau, August showed the largest percentage increase for hotel metrics over the last 18 months, with an aggregate occupancy rate of 78.7 percent. That is an 8 percent increase over July, and a 15 percent increase over August 2013. Orange County has 1,623 rooms throughout Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough.
• Chapel Hill’s Southern Season will open two pop-up gourmet and gift shops in Raleigh and Charlotte in early November. Cameron Village will host the Raleigh location, while Charlotte’s pop-up store will be located in the Village at SouthPark. The Charlotte pop-up will serve as a preview for the 50,000 square-foot store opening in Charlotte in late 2016.
• Arrichion has opened a new studio in Durham’s Southpoint area, providing hot yoga and circuit training to residents of Durham, Chapel Hill and RTP. Durham Arrichion is located at 202 West N.C. 54, Suite 102 in the Southpoint Crossing Shopping Center.
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