The auction, hosted by the Blowing Rock
Leadership Challenge group, will feature goods & services from around
the Blowing Rock Community.
100% of the proceeds will go towards
renovating the heavily used Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation space that
hosts community fitness classes, summer camps, holiday festivals and more
throughout the year. Donations to the project can also be made at the Chamber.
Don't miss the LAST Business After Hours
of the season!
Join us at the beautiful Inn at Crestwood
for a fun fall evening of networking & nibbles! Don't forget your
Thanksgiving Weekend is Just Around the Corner!
Thanksgiving weekend is special in Blowing
Several restaurants and eateries will be
open on Thanksgiving Day to welcome you! Click here for a list. We encourage you to call now
to check availability. Reservations are required at most and seatings will
Don't miss Christmas in the Park on
Friday, November 24th and the Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 25th!
Click here for details.
Plus, the local Choose &
Cut Christmas Tree season gets underway during Thanksgiving weekend. Make
time to get your family tree at a local farm!
For more events, visit the Blowing Rock
Chamber of Commerce online calendar!
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!
A change at the Chamber: Billie Rogers is no longer with the
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. If you were working with Billie on
WinterFest or other Chamber events and/or projects, please contact Loni
Miller, Director of Membership Services at 828.295.7851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
Register Now for the 2018 High Country
Economic Kickoff Breakfast
Tuesday, January 9th at 7:30 am
Appalachian Ski Mountain, Snowcloud Room
Register now and mark your calendars for
the 2018 High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast hosted by Dr. Harry Davis.
Dr. Davis, Professor of Banking and Economist for the North Carolina
Banking Association, will provide the keynote address as he delivers his
Bradley Anderholm, whose background
includes more than 30 years of hospitality administration experience, takes
the helm as General Manager of Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, as Margaret
Holder steps down following 27 years of service.
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
Sunday, November 12th, 2 pm - 5 pm
The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge is
excited to partner with Anna Banana’s and Stick Boy Kitchen for our
Wonderful Women clothing drive! On November 12th, drop by Stick Boy Kitchen
(across from the Wellness Center on Boone Heights Drive) and donate your gently
used clothing. While you are there enjoy a tasting opportunity of the Wonderful
Women Cookie, a limited release by Stick Boy!
Book Your Holiday Party at The Blowing
Rock Ale House & Brewery
The holidays are just around the corner
and finding the right venue for your special occasion can be a
challenge. Good news, we can help! The Blowing Rock Ale House &
Brewery provides custom holiday party packages to meet the needs of your
Contact us to schedule your holiday party
by calling 828.414.9005.
Upcoming at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
Coffee with the Curator
Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at
Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons
Tuesday, November 14th at 11 am
Take a walk through the galleries with the
Curator and get a behind-the-scenes look into "Comic Stripped: A
Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons." Guests are
invited to converse and pose questions while enjoying complimentary cookies
(courtesy of Appalachia Cookie Co.) and coffee (courtesy of Hatchet Coffee
Co.) with the Curator at the Museum. Learn More
The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee
Thursday, November 16th at 7 pm
An audience favorite at Sundance, The
True Meaning of Pictures is an introduction to the work of photographer
Shelby Lee Adams. Born in Eastern Kentucky, Adams has devoted 30 years of
his life to visiting and making portraits of families living in Appalachia,
those who have been misrepresented in the media and derogatorily referred
to as “hillbillies.” Learn More
Us the Duo
Friday, November 17th at 7 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
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 much
Proceeds benefit Watauga Humane Society's
spay-neuter community assistance programs.
Be sure to
check our website
calendaroften for more events! The calendar is updated regularly
with local and area happenings.
Community Events & News
Saturday, November 11th
There will be two different opportunities
to commemorate Veteran's Day in Blowing Rock.
Local veterans will gather in Memorial
Park with American Legion 256 on Saturday at 11 am for a community
ceremony. All are welcome.
Tanger Outlets will also be recognizing
the holiday on Saturday by honoring a local veteran and unveiling a special
mural created to honor vets in our community. Their program begins at 11
10th Annual Hometown Harvest
Sunday, November 12th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blowing Rock School Gym
Bring your favorite covered dish to share
and enjoy dinner with your community!
Enter your cake in the cake decorating
contest! The Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge Group will hold a silent
auction. Please consider bringing a donation for Casting Bread Food Pantry!
Monday, November 13th, 7 am - 12:30 pm
Watauga High School
Call or text 828.406.2861 to sign-up!
Christmas in the Park
Friday & Saturday, November 24th &
Downtown Blowing Rock
Friday visit Santa and enjoy hayrides, hot
chocolate, bounces houses and much more.
Don't miss the Christmas Parade on Main
Street, Saturday at 2 pm!
For more information, call 828.295.5222
Chamber Events, Information & Meetings
Chamber Board Retreat: Wednesday, November 15th, American Legion
Business After Hours: Tuesday, November 21st at 5:30 pm, The Inn
Christmas Parade: Saturday, November 25th at 2 pm, Main
Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 25th, Shop Local Small
Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 28th at 8 am, Chamber
Chamber Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 6th at 8 am, Chamber
Ribbon Cutting: Friday, December 8th at 4:30 pm, BRAHM
Holiday Stroll: Friday, December 8th at 5 pm, Downtown
Chamber Christmas Party: Wednesday, December 13th, The Gamekeeper