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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Chamber?
The Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business community in Hillsborough and Northern Orange County. Membership in the Chamber of Commerce lends extra credibility to your concerns about government and issues surrounding the community. The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit organization, funded largely through membership fees and profits from special events. We receive no funds from any governmental entity and are not affiliated with the state or federal Department of Commerce.

Who runs the Chamber?
The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce is a business leadership organization - governed by a 13 member Board of Directors, run by a talented staff and supported by community investors. Daily operations are handled by our staff, consisting of Kim Tesoro (CEO), Korie Dean (Communications Assistant), and Shari Metzger (Member Relations Coordinator). For more information, visit our "Who We Are" page.

Is the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce?
NO. Our Chamber is not a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and no portion of our members' membership dues go to the U.S. Chamber.

Where is the Chamber located?
Our mailing and physical address is 121 N. Churton Street, Suite 1C, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

How do I join the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce?

We are so excited you are thinking about joining the Chamber! For more information on joining, please contact our CEO, Kim Tesoro at kim@hillsboroughchamber.com, or visit our "JOIN NOW" tab located at the top of your screen.

How do I renew my membership?
For information on renewing your membership, please visit the "Renew" page under the "JOIN NOW" tab at the top of your screen. Renewals can be paid by check or credit card.

What membership levels do you offer?
We offer five (5) membership levels, ranging in price from $200 to $5000 annually. Each membership level offers different member benefits. To learn more about membership levels and benefits, please visit our "Membership" tab located at the top of your screen.

How can I find out about upcoming events?
Upcoming events are always listed on our Events Calendar. Additionally, our weekly newsletter, Hillsborough Happenings, is a great source for information about events. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email korie@hillsboroughchamber.com

I am looking to relocate. How can I find more information about ________?
Welcome to Hillsborough! We are so glad to have you. Lots of resources and information about relocating to our area, including our community and elected officials, can be found under the "Relocate" tab at the top of your screen.

Can you certify my Certificate of Origin?
YES! If you are in need of Certificate of Origin certification, please call our office at 919-732-8156.

Do you list job openings for businesses in your area?
If you are a member of the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, we would be glad to list any and all job openings you have. Please email korie@hillsboroughchamber.com with the information and we will list it at soon as possible. Job openings can be found under the "Economic Development" tab at the top of your screen.