2023-02 Member Meeting

From the Board

The Board is trying out starting a new meeting time: 8:30 am. We’d like to try the new time to see if others can join us and then get to work.
Please pay your dues. Go to the shoppittsboro.com website ‘About’ page -> Join or Renew page. Scroll to the bottom and pay via PayPal. Your dues make the events possible!

Or send your dues to PBA, PO Box 107, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or bring your check to the next membership meeting, April 12th at 8:30 am at The Sycamore.

If you need an invoice, please email PBA at downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com with your email or USPS address and we’ll get you one!
THANK YOU to those who have paid!!

From the Speaker –

Theresa Thompson – Pittsboro Downtown Advisory Committee (PDAB) staff

Theresa talked about the Town of Pittsboro Utility Capacity (sewer and water) and handed out a fact sheet from Kent Jackson, from town’s Utility Dept. Monday evening at 7 pm at the Ag Center the Town Commissioners regular meeting has the Force Main on the agenda and will have a public hearing on the Systems Development Fee (~$20K/water + ~$19K/sewer per house). A public hearing is to hear from the public.

Theresa also talked about the progress Pittsboro Downtown Advisory Board is having with events and activities in downtown Pittsboro. She brought the current workplan and asked for feedback and suggestions for the next FY workplan!

We all appreciate that Theresa came to help businesses downtown understand what’s going on downtown!

Who was there….

The wonderful coffee service at the meeting is from the folks at 39 West Catering who get up early to help us get up early! The coffee is VERY welcome! Thanks!

Greg Lewis, The Sycamore at Chatham Mills, Forrest Hall, & 39 West Catering. 39 West has 5 vans now! Doing lots of catering! Sycamore has ostrich for St. Pat’s-which even people with alpha-gal can eat! Get your reservations now. Jazz on Wednesdays and piano Thursdays thru Saturdays. Forest Hall just had the floors redone and the bridal suite is just about ready for brides! BEST NEWS: The new chef used to be the chef at Fearrington House and is excited to be at Sycamore.

Maria Parker-Lewis, VP PBA Board and Event Committee – the PBA Events Committee has started meeting and needs more volunteers. If you know of a group that would like to volunteer to manage the kids activity space at Summerfest (July 2nd) – let Maria know. April 8th will be the 3rd annual Found It Chatham Rabbits. 7 bunnies around the area will entice visitors to find them and get entered in a raffle. Make sure your business is involved.

Pam Fulk, Pres. PBA Board – after retiring from Carolina Tiger Rescue, Pam is starting her consulting career to help organizations with program planning and board development.

Lucinda Poole, Chatham Magazine, is getting ads from several Siler City businesses! Talk to her about your business’s marketing plan and how she can get you out into the Triangle via Triangle Digital Partners and the Triangle Weekender.

Melissa Crane, Chatham Magazine, advertising The Triangle Weekender is an annual magazine that comes out in May and has things to see and do in the Triangle. Be a business that gets a full year of exposure to visitors – this opportunity closes April 12th. (It’s also digital!!). The Chatham Magazine summer edition covers June/July/August and closes end of April. Distribution is to over 29thousand readers!

Karen Tiede – Hoops and Balloons and PBA Website – please get your business events to her so she can put them on the shoppittsboro.com website!! Hoops and Balloons will be at EGGstreme April 1st at the Central Carolina Community College from 10 to 1. They’ll also be at Clydefest!

Jennie Knowlton, the Quiltmaker Cafe, PBA Board member thanked Carolina Brewery for the wonderful fundraiser they put on for the Quiltmaker Cafe. Stay tuned for more events.

Tiana Thurber, Reclamation, PBA Board member is having a night market at the Plant with a fashion show and food trucks and brews: 4/21/23. Come and adopt a pet too!

Lynn Hayes and Katie McReynolds, both Board members of Chatham Marketplace. Welcome! to these new folks coming and spreading the good news about Sycamore neighbor Chatham Marketplace! We’re excited to have you at the meetings and hearing about what’s happening at Chatham Marketplace. If you’ve never eaten there you’re backing up! And there’s outdoor seating.

Cindy Schmidt, Chatham County Historical Association & Museum, PBA Membership. Two events: March 25th at 12:30 at the Ag Center will be the Dedication of the preserved Smokehouse and a ham raffle! April 2 at 2 pm at the Historic Courthouse in the circle in Pittsboro, Grim and Taylor Hobbs will talk about the reconstruction of the Historic Courthouse after the devastating fire in 2010. This year, 2023, is the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the building after the fire.

We missed YOU! See you the second Wednesday, April 12th, at 8:30 am at The Sycamore at Chatham Mills – with fresh coffee 🙂

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