A Voice for Business Owners and Engaged Citizens of Downtown Cary.

For over 20 years, the Heart of Cary Association has been a consistent voice in keeping citizens and business owners active, engaged, and informed within the Downtown Cary community.

Connected to the Heart of Downtown Cary since 1997

Our Mission is to inform, engage, support and empower merchants, organizations, and residents of Downtown Cary.

We do it by hosting membership meetings that feature speakers, announcements on current events in downtown and a meal. We also host events that bring people to downtown Cary and political forums. Members are encouraged to become involved through committees and by serving on the Board of Directors.

The Heart of Cary Association is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board oversees all committees. We have recently formed a merchants’ committee. Soon we will also form committees for nonprofits and residents. These committees will represent our three main stakeholders, and will meet to ensure that their interests are being taken into account within the Heart of Cary Association.

Upcoming Meetings & Events


What's Up? Downtown!
is back.

Have you ever been to a “What’s Up? Downtown!” event from the Heart of Cary? 

Join other Downtown stakeholders at The HEART of CARY ASSOCIATION’S networking event.

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