Don't Miss the LAST Business After Hours
of the Season!
Tuesday, November 21st at 5:30 pm
The Inn at Crestwood
Join us at the beautiful Inn at Crestwood
for a fun fall evening of networking & nibbles! Don't forget your
Celebrate Small Business with Us!
Saturday, November 25th is Small Business
Saturday. When small businesses succeed, we all do. So each year on the
Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers, business owners and organizations
come together to Shop Small and share the places they love with the people
they love. Join the movement this November 25 by shopping small and sharing
your favorite places with friends and family. You can help by writing a
positive review for a small business, making a holiday purchase or sharing
your love for your favorite small businesses on social media. Let’s rally
around these places that make our community special!
Hotels & Restaurants: We Need Your
It's that time of year again! Blowing Rock
WinterFest is just around the corner! It's our 20TH YEAR! Let's make it the
best yet! We want to promote your business, but need your help. Please
provide your lodging package information or comfort food items and we will
include you on the WinterFest website!
Nominations Now Being Accepted for SBA
2018 Business Week Awards
SBA is now accepting nominations for
its 2018 National
Small Business Week Awards, including the Small Business Person of the Year.
Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding
achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their
local communities and to our nation’s economy.
Do you know the 2018 SBA North Carolina
Small Business Person of the Year?
Several restaurants will be open on
Thanksgiving Day: Gamekeeper, Rowland's, Savannah's Oyster House and
Southern Comforts, just to name a few! We encourage you to know before you
go and call ahead! Some places are already sold out.
Click here for a list of several options. If you
don't see your favorite place listed, give them a call!
Member Events & News
Thanksgiving Pre-Order Menu
Order Thanksgiving Dinner Now!
Place your order by tomorrow, Friday,
November 17th for pickup on November 22nd or 23rd.
Reid's has all the trimmings - let us help
you gather your feast! Menu items include turkey, all the trimmings and
dessert choices as well!
Winter is just around the corner! Mast
Store is helping Share the Warmth in all its communities by holding a coat
collection. Columbia Sportswear, Mast Store’s vendor partner, is making a
donation of new coats, jackets and fleeces to keep the chill away too.
Donations made at the Original Mast Store
& Annex and the Mast Store in Boone will go to Hunger and Health
Coalition and Hospitality House. The new outerwear from Columbia is going
to students in the Watauga County School System.
Donations should be clean and gently used,
so they are ready for the recipient. Blankets, gloves, hats and heavy
sweaters are also accepted.
For more information, call 828.963.6511 or
Tunes at The Trout
Thursday, November 16th, 6 pm - 8 pm
The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle
Andrew Massey will perform original music
plus classic covers of Sam Cooke, CCR and more!
For more information, call 828.295.9819
Friday, November 17th, 1 pm - 5 pm
Mon & Tue, November 20th & 21st,
10 am - 4 pm
166 Furman Road, Suite C, Boone
Support Blue Ridge Conservancy's efforts
to Save the Places You Love! Help with a large mailing project to raise
funds that will sustain and advance BRC’s conservation impact in the
Please stop by at your convenience to help
address and prepare envelopes while enjoying refreshments, snacks and fun
with other BRC supporters. Any amount of help is appreciated!
Their crisp, affecting pop delivers its
intimate emotion in the same way Us The Duo has always communicated with
their fans: directly, and from the heart. “Just Love,” the first album by
the Southern California-based couple since 2014’s “No Matter Where You Are”
was recorded at The Smoakstack Studio in Nashville with co-producer Nathan
Thomas. Their soulful new album reflects the couple’s musical bedrock – the
soul of Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and Prince, hip-hop
forebears like Lauryn Hill, and the jazz that inspired Michael when he was
learning to play piano.
Only a couple of more weeks until the
holidays are in full swing at Chetola. The annual Thanksgiving Weekend
events return with carriage rides, cookies and Santa! Also a special
meet-and-greet and book signing of "Bob Timberlake's Letter to Home."
Get an early start on your holiday
shopping! There will be an array of handmade crafts including jewelry,
notecards, coasters & trivets, dog & cat toys, bandanas, knitted
hats, blankets, scarves, magnets, college themed items, holiday items and
Proceeds benefit Watauga Humane Society's
spay-neuter community assistance programs.
Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening
Saturday, November 25th, 10 am - 5 pm
Traditions Pottery, Lenoir
Be present at 10 am to watch the wood kiln
being unloaded, then make your selection of face jugs including Santa
Claus, Mrs. Claus, Monday-Friday jugs, Christmas items, Candle sticks,
swirl vases and more! Shop the 2 galleries for more functional pottery like
mugs, bowls, serving pieces and decorative items. Lunch will be served with
proceeds going to Widows Mite Ministries.
Enjoy Christmas décor and foods, meet
artists and find unique gifts such as: small paintings, stained glass,
art tiles, hand-painted scarves, pottery, and He Gave Me Barn Cats,
the debut novel of the gallery owner Maria
Join us for a Holiday Open House and
explore Winter Exhibits. After the town Christmas Parade, a free concert by
local band "Mexican Hot Chocolate" and holiday card making. Learn More
Winter Exhibition Celebration
Thursday, November 30th at 5 pm
Celebrate the grand opening of three
exhibitions! Hors d’oeuvres & live music. Along with a cash bar, there
will be a special seasonal beer tasting offered by Blowing Rock Brewing
Company. Learn More
Girls Night Out
Thursday, November 30th, 6 pm - 8 pm
Artwalk, Downtown Blowing Rock
Calling all ladies! The holiday season is
quickly approaching; don't let Christmas shopping stress you out this year.
Grab your gal pals and join Artwalk for Girls Night Out filled with fun,
food, refreshments and plenty of discounts!
The Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room at Chetola
Resort will be transformed into a Christmas spectacle for this annual
event! Over 75 themed trees & wreaths will be on display for your
viewing enjoyment! Bid on your favorite fully decorated tree that even
comes with PRESENTS!
Admission is by monetary donation. All
proceeds benefit Western Youth Network.
You'd better not growl, you'd better not
hiss - Santa Paws is coming to town!
Saturday, a photographer will be available
to take photos of your pet & family for a $20
donation. Appointments are suggested (sign up); walk-ins accepted. Sunday, elves
will be on hand to help you select & pose for photos with a shelter
animal. Hand made crafts, jewelry & holiday items will be for sale both
days. Donations of blankets, treats, food and cleaning supplies are