Blowing Rock Nets $2M Grant for Middle
The Chamber has been a huge supporter of
this project and is excited to announce that the Town of Blowing Rock has
been awarded $2 million from the Eastern Federal Lands Access Program to
construct a 1.3 mile segment of the Middle Fork Greenway across town and
National Park Service property! Section one of the project will connect the
Blowing Rock trailhead in front of Shoppes on the Parkway to The Foley
Center at Chestnut Ridge.
Participating Blowing Rock merchants
invite you to join them for a "happy hour" style stroll where you
can sip and shop in downtown stores! Stop by your favorite shops, or check
out a new one before heading over to Music on the Lawn! Free refreshments
On Saturday, August 26th, a group 17 of
Blowing Rock Community leaders participated in an outing to the Tryon
International Equestrian Center for one of the Center’s Saturday Night
Lights events. The trip was organized by the Town, the Chamber of
Commerce and the TDA to witness first hand one of this country’s most
elaborate and spectacular equestrian venues. Read More
Round 3 - Vote! Vote! Vote!
Boone and Blowing Rock are still in the
running for Blue Ridge Outdoors' Top Adventure Towns 2017!
Round 3 is down to 12 "mountain
biking meccas, paddling paradises, hiking nirvanas, and much more"
contending for the top spot.
Voting for the third round will be open
until September 4th and you can vote once a day! You must be registered
with the site to vote, but registration is free.
July was the busiest month in local real
estate sales in almost a year as buyers were undeterred by a brief spike in
interest rates. Those rates have since dropped to their lowest level so far
this calendar year. At the same time, nationally, home prices are
increasing as inventory tightens.
There were 204 homes worth $50.04 million
sold locally in July according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service
which tracks Realtor® activity within Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga
counties. Read More
A Seminar for Small Businesses Entering
Tuesday, September 12th
Omni Charlotte Hotel
The Overseas Private Investment
Corporation (OPIC) is set up by the federal government as a private
corporation to assist businesses wishing to enter the international
OPIC is a quasi-government agency that
assists business in this country who are looking to expand into the world
market. They are conducting a seminar in Charlotte to fully explain what
they do and how they can help.
CareerFest is Appalachian State
University's largest and most comprehensive career event. Serving students
and alumni of all majors and skills, the event is host to many
companies, non-profits, healthcare and government agencies that are ready
to network with students and introduce them to valuable internship and job
Appalachian State University is offering
members of the Blowing Rock or Boone Chambers a $50 registration discount
in the “For Profit” category.
A 3-day music and camping experience like
no other making it’s home on a gorgeous mountaintop outside of Boone, just
minutes from the New River. This will be the highest quality lineup Blue
Bear Mountain has ever seen featuring The Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band, The
Steel Wheels, Larry Keel Experience, Acoustic Syndicate, Sol Driven Train,
South Hill Banks, The Tim Carter Band, Sally & George, The Josh
Daniels/Mark Schimick Project, Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin and more!
Multiple ticket packages available. Call
828.406.4226 or visit website for details.
Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea
Saturday, September 9th
Mast General Store
This year marks the 40th
anniversary of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail. In celebration of
the milestone, all Mast Stores in North Carolina are donating 10% of the
day’s sales on September 9th to the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
The stores will host volunteers and a
Mountains-to-Sea Trail information table. A brochure will show the closest
access to the trail from the store.
Everyone is invited to attend the
dedication of the life size bronze sculpture "Elliott Daingerfield en
Plein Air". The program will welcome Dr. Lawrence Wheeler, Director
and CEO of the NC Museum of Art. A rare collection of Daingerfield paintings
will be on display.
Grilling, Eating and Mingling
Sunday, September 10th at 2 pm
Rogers' Pavillion, Deep Gap
Ladies, sign up today and join Watauga
Women in Leadership to explore fun recipes on the grill, mingle and enjoy a
late summer day together.
Charles Rogers will be teaching grilling
classes! Participants will divide up in groups and create appetizers,
salads, entrees, sides & desserts on the grill. Join us and create a
party while networking and having a blast with new and old friends!
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will
host Blueprints & Bow Ties Live Auction and Gala on October 19th. It
will be a memorable evening supporting Habitat's mission of building homes,
communities and hope.
Please consider sponsoring this event!
Watauga Habitat is changing lives one family at a time; your sponsorship is
an investment in our community. Contact Allison Jennings at 828.268.9545 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on premiere,
platinum, gold, silver & bronze sponsorship opportunities!