This July, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro hosted the 2020 Business Excellence Awards at a unique online ceremony.
Carrboro Coffee Roasters was honored to be selected as a Finalist alongside respected and loved businesses, Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe & Flyleaf Books. Vimala ultimately won the category and we applaud her & her teams success as a client and partner of Carrboro Coffee!
23 finalists were honored and 10 winners were presented awards live, with the help of the Carolina Athletics Event Management team.
“This pandemic has been tough for all of us, but even in very difficult times, we must take time to celebrate successes,” said Aaron Nelson, President and CEO of The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill Carrboro. “And so for this hour, we will celebrate our community’s best businesses and leaders.”
The Finalists & Award Winners nominated, followed by an application process, & then were selected by The Chamber’s Awards Selection Committee which was made up of local business and community leaders from diverse industries with a demonstrated commitment to our community.
The Committee, chaired by Camille Berry of the Community Home Trust, reviewed detailed pages of nominations from 90 nominees, selected three consensus finalists in each category, and then voted by secret ballot on the winners.
We want to congratulate all of the finalist and winners and thank the Chamber and everyone involved in promoting our local businesses.
The Mid-Size Business of the Year is presented to an outstanding Chamber member that has shown growth, innovation of product, exemplary customer service, response to adversity, and contribution to the community.
Our friend Travel with Wendy interviews CCR President Scott Conary about their history and work done in the coffee industry for the past 2 decades+.
We know that the COVID-19 outbreak has affected many of you already, while others wait to know what the full impact will be. These are uncertain times for everyone in the specialty coffee community & beyond.
I’m writing to let you know that our commitment remains. We continue to do everything possible to provide you with the best coffees, and to support our partners at origin, especially those harvesting, processing and shipping coffees right now.
While there can be a lot of uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the situation. we want to remind you that we are here to support you through this the best we can. CCR is adhering to all official recommendations and taking additional steps to ensure our team is healthy and able to continue their work.
We continue to plan our green coffee buying, which is a based on a fixed seasonal cycle. We are working to ensure we can fulfill your needs throughout the year, and we are also thinking about our producers who need our support.
Public health is extremely important to us, as well as that of all of the business owners, managers, staff and customers we work with, & It is our duty to help ensure the public safety of our customers and staff. In that regard, below is what we at CCR are doing to keep everyone safe, & some helpful information to make your space, and the people in it, safer.
Remember to wash hands frequently, avoid touching the face, and practice good general hygiene. Customers and staff may be able to continue to operate and navigate safely with these simple measures implemented, including creating the Spatial Distancing to diminish potential contact between customers.
Specialty coffee relies on a global network of passionate professionals and we know that if we work together, we will be stronger as a community.
Remember, the best way to deal with this situation is to follow real, verifiable science and the CDC. There is a lot of misinformation out there right now. Stay diligent, healthy, support local businesses, and stay caffeinated.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Please cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Use alcohol wipes (60% or higher) to wipe down common use items, often handled directly with your hands.
Keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance between individuals to mitigate potential transmission
A Message from Carrboro Coffee Roasters:
At this time we have taken steps to limit group gatherings to follow current social/spatial distancing recommendations in light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, as defined by the CDC.
To this end, we will be postponing all workshops and classes. When a new date is announced you will have the option to attend this same workshop on the rescheduled date, or you can transfer your attendance to another workshop of your choice.
Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your preference when the time comes, and we will handle the registration and confirmation for you.
WCHL – ChapelBoro Interview!
This is Tourism | March 1, 2018
Scott Conary, Owner at Open Eye Café, Caffe Driade, and Carrboro Coffee Roasters
And now it’s time for our weekly feature, This is Tourism, produced in partnership with the Orange County Visitors Bureau. This morning I’m joined by Scott Conary. He’s the owner of well known and frequented local establishments Caffe Driade, Open Eye Café, and Carrboro Coffee Roasters. His coffee is enjoyed in nearly 100 retail, restaurant and café locations from the coast to the mountains of North Carolina, and 41 of them are right here in Orange County. Scott is a hard man to pin down! He’s all over the map, consulting restaurants, meeting farmers to source the best coffee beans in the world, and judging international barista competitions. Thank you for being here with us!