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Walmart plans to build new store in northeastern Chatham CountyWalmart plans to build new store in northeastern Chatham County
[Mar. 2, 2012] Chatham County received a site plan today for a second Walmart location in Chatham County, a 148,400-square-foot, full-service store off of US 15/501 just south of the Orange County line. Walmart’s official statement said that the store will be part of its Buildings Sustainable Value Network, with a focus on energy-efficient design and operations.
 
Ultra Power Sports in Pittsboro adds U-Haul rentalsUltra Power Sports in Pittsboro adds U-Haul rentals
[Dec. 16, 2011] John Earl Frechette, owner of Ultra Power Sports, located at 5830 US Hwy. 64 E., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the cycle and scooter dealership.
 
The Fearrington House Voted a Top 100 Best Restaurant NationallyThe Fearrington House Voted a Top 100 Best Restaurant Nationally
[Dec. 16, 2011] The Fearrington House Restaurant is honored to have been voted by the diners of OpenTable as one of the nation's 100 best overall restaurants for 2011. The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
 
Sportsman Lanes Bowling Center in Siler City is closingSportsman Lanes Bowling Center in Siler City is closing
[Dec. 6, 2011] It saddens me to inform everyone that Sportsman Lanes is once again closing. We have made every effort within our means to keep the place going and provide affordable quality entertainment and fellowship for everyone that has joined us here. We truly wanted to keep the place running, but running into various obstacles from signage problems to outrages Progress Energy rates, we were just unable to bring in enough revenue. I spent money for my construction business for numerous months to attempt to keep it open, but just can’t afford it any longer. By Bob Welsh
 
Fearrington House Inn Named Five-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel GuideFearrington House Inn Named Five-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide
[Nov. 18, 2011] Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, unveiled its 54th annual listing of Five-Star and Four-Star hospitality establishments worldwide, and named The Fearrington House Inn as part of this list.
 
Chatham County helps Acme-McCrary relocate warehouse & distribution centerChatham County helps Acme-McCrary relocate warehouse & distribution center
[Nov. 10, 2011] At its meeting on November 7, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a points-based cash incentives agreement with Acme-McCrary, a 101 year-old hosiery and shapewear manufacturer, to help the plant relocate its warehouse and distribution facilities to the former Joan Fabrics building in Siler City.
 
Annual Chatham Business Expo coming to Pittsboro on October 20Annual Chatham Business Expo coming to Pittsboro on October 20
[Oct. 3, 2011] The Chatham Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Chatham Business EXPO on October 20, 2011. The event is open to all with no admission fee. With the theme, "Linking Business and Community," the Expo is focused on linking Chatham County businesses to Chatham residents. The Chamber realizes how important it is to support our local businesses. The Expo is an excellent way for businesses to showcase their products and services, providing local residents an opportunity to learn what is offered in their very own community. By Cindy Poindexter
 
Why did Shot of Spro leave the old Pittsboro Ford lot?Why did Shot of Spro leave the old Pittsboro Ford lot?
[Sep. 27, 2011] Let me clear up some rumors as to why we left the Old Pittsboro Ford lot. I tried to get a lease of our own because we were only month-to-month under a sublease. Having a lease would allow me to expand. For example, add seating and a few other ideas I had. The things I wanted to do required county and/or town approval and the forms also required a signature from the property owner (or agent). By Tina Meeks
Also: Shot of Spro
 
Chatham Small Business Center offers free business seminarsChatham Small Business Center offers free business seminars
[Sep. 15, 2011] TheSmall Business Center in Chatham County announces their schedule of free business seminars for this fall. These seminar topics will be offered first in Pittsboro and then again in Siler City. The sessions in Siler City start next month beginning on October 13. By Gary Kibler
 
Chatham County commissioners adopt changes to simplify subdivision processChatham County commissioners adopt changes to simplify subdivision process
[Sep. 9, 2011] On Sept. 6, 2011, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve amendments to the county’s Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations aimed at simplifying the process for approval of new subdivisions, including those requiring environmental impact assessments.
 
Visitor spending in Chatham County climbed 4.6 percent in 2010Visitor spending in Chatham County climbed 4.6 percent in 2010
[Aug. 19, 2011] The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced that visitors to Chatham County spent $25.03 million in 2010, an increase of 4.6% from 2009. This shows an increase in tourism dollars despite the slow economic situation.
Also: Chatham NC Twitter Account
 
Duke Center for Living names Debbie Knight it's new directorDuke Center for Living names Debbie Knight it's new director
[Jul. 15, 2011] The Duke Center of Living announces the appointment of Ms. Debbie Knight as the organization's new director. In her role as Facility Director, Ms. Knight will play an integral part in the health and wellness initiatives benefiting the members of the Duke Center for Living. By Pat Richardson
Also: Duke Center for Living
 
Carolina Advanced Digital named one of Top 300 Small Businesses of the SouthCarolina Advanced Digital named one of Top 300 Small Businesses of the South
[Jun. 28, 2011] On June 23, Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. (CAD), an engineering company focused on IT infrastructure, management and security solutions, was recognized by Business Leader Media as one of the Top 300 Small Businesses of the South at the awards ceremony held at the Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. CAD ranked 29th in the Triangle market and 167th in the South. CAD is owned by John and Susan Jabbusch, longtime residents of Siler City.
 
Galloway Ridge at Fearrington names new executive director
[Jun. 27, 2011] The Board of Directors of Galloway Ridge, Inc. announces the appointment of Heather Rusnak as the organization's new Executive Director. The Board of Directors and their management company, CRSA, conducted a widespread and intense national search for the new Executive Director, Ms. Heather Rusnak.
 
Enrollment now open for Leadership ChathamEnrollment now open for Leadership Chatham
[Jun. 21, 2011] The Chatham Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications now through August 26, 2011 for the new class year of Leadership Chatham. It is a signature program of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, is an innovative program designed to develop informed, skilled, and involved community leaders.

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