Credit is due.

We’d just like to take a moment to thank the three people most responsible for our new website and logo. Their contributions have been critical as our online existence continues to grow in importance and we endeavor to spread our name through social media (follow and share us on facebook, twitter, and instagram!) and step up our newsletter/communications game with better coupons and greater relevance (& graphics). Not getting our newsletter? Sign up here: CM Newsletter Signup

Anyway, when we look good, we feel good, and we feel like we’re looking pretty good at the moment! Thank you, Jean Willoughby, of Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI), located here in Pittsboro. RAFI managed to use some precious grant money to put Jean to work on our behalf, managing our website redevelopment project. Jean is a marketing and communications wizard*, and she was wise enough to bring Gabriel de Paz on board to dig into our existing site and rebuild it with a new template that is much cleaner, navigable, and effective. He even took some great new pictures. The result is a near complete redesign and modernization of our website. Over time, we will continue to update the content on the site and take better advantage of the medium (online deli orders, turkey registration, etc.). For now, it’s nice just to have a functioning website that looks great and is flexible enough to support future goals. We can be proud to point customers, current and potential, to our digital home.

Speaking of looking great, we’ve been slowly rolling out the new Chatham Marketplace logo over these last few weeks. Look up there in the top-left corner of your screen. That’s it right there. Cool, huh? Thanks go to Martha Wilkes, Chapel Hill fine artist and digital/branding specialist, who has generously donated her time and considerable skills to our cause. You may see just one logo at the moment, but as we put our new logo and icons to greater use in communications, signage and swag (We’re getting t-shirts, yo!), you’ll come to see that Martha has assembled a truly inspired and versatile branding guide that will keep our look fresh and bright throughout the year. We’re super excited, and we can’t thank her enough.

Much gratitude is due to all three of these individuals, who have worked so hard on our behalf. Chatham Marketplace is forever in your debt!

*Jean is also a newly published author! Check out her book, Nature’s Remedies: An Illustrated Guide to Healing Herbs (Chronicle Books, December 2016). Yes, of course it’s available at Chatham Marketplace. 🙂