Published: Sep 14, 2008 07:45 AM
Modified: Sep 14, 2008 07:45 AM
New faces, events at University Mall
University Mall has had a new owner -- MadisonMarquette -- since January and a new general manager, Ed Camp, since May. In June Susan Reda took over special events. Camp and Reda are both UNC grads, and they have put a big emphasis on community outreach. When U-Mall held its annual Hot Diggity sale in early July, 10 nonprofit organizations had booths to publicize their endeavors. In August, the mall had a sandbag levy display to raise money for Midwest flood victims. Other such events are being planned.A new series called An Evening With brings entertainment to University Mall on Saturdays. On Sept. 20, The Bouncing Bulldogs jump rope team, fresh from the Olympics in Beijing, will perform at one end of the mall while the musical group Trilogy performs at the other.Another example of community outreach made some waves when Camp asked residents to weigh in online about what kind of stores they wanted at the mall. While no new leases have been signed yet, residents did vote three-to-one in favor of keeping the Roses store.
TutorJam of Chapel Hill (www.tutorjam.com) is a newly opened web-based tutoring service for K-12 students.Topics include math, English, science and social studies. Sessions are interactive. The company's U.S. headquarters is at 1829 E. Franklin St.; it also has offices in Ontario, Canada.