This is your LAST CHANCE to have your
business listed on our Member to Member Discount Card (an accordion-style
card which folds to the size of a business card) along with other
participating business members. This card is distributed to all of our
In May 2017, the Blowing Rock Chamber of
Commerce approached the Blowing Rock Town Council to inquire about
repurposing the use of the old firehouse on the corner of Park Avenue and
Wallingford, into a multi-purpose community auditorium. The Town
Council agreed and subsequently approved a one-year agreement to allow the
Chamber to explore the possibilities, prepare a design and establish an
The purpose of this survey is to get a
better understanding of patron sentiment and whether or not a smaller, more
scalable venue would be welcome and supported in the Town of Blowing
Rock. Your feedback and response is critically important and we would
encourage you to take a moment to fill out the survey and to offer
Click the image above to watch a video
explaining why our Economic Development Committee is researching this
project for Blowing Rock.
Do you know a Chamber Member who deserves
an award? We are now taking nominations for the BEST Commercial Renovation,
New Construction, Outstanding Business Service, Customer Service, Service
to Community, Jerry Burn Ambassadorial, and Business of the Year.
Please click the "nominate"
button, and for each category, give us the person's or business name and a
reason why they deserve the award.
A ballot to vote for the final top
nominees in each category will be sent in January.
Labor law posters provided by the NC
Department of Labor have been updated to include the required information
pertaining to the NC Employee Fair Classification Act, which takes effect
December. 31st. Labor law posters are available from NCDOL FREE of charge.
Employers should be aware that some
companies who sell similar workplace posters use scare tactics to sell
their products. Read More
To determine which posters are required,
or to order updated posters, visit www.labor.nc.gov
US Small Business Administration Blog: 7
Types of Advertising That Don't Cost an Arm and a Leg
Advertising can be a powerful way to deal
with marketing challenges such as low brand awareness, a declining customer
base or heavy competition. Or perhaps you simply have a desire to drive
more foot traffic to your business and think advertising can help. Read More
Member Events & News
Glenn & Lula Bolick Receive 2018 North
Carolina Heritage Award
Lula and Glenn Bolick of Caldwell County
have brought multiple mountain and piedmont traditions into the 21st
century. As potters, they continue the practice of Lula’s family, the Owens
of Seagrove. Glenn sustains his family’s traditions as a saw-miller, musician,
and storyteller, all showcased at the family’s annual Heritage Day
Come sing in Christmas with our wintertime
sing-along! We'll enjoy hot cider and treats while sharing carols and other
Christmastime tunes! Our host, Saro Lynch-Thomason, will teach a few songs
from English wassailing traditions, a practice going back to medieval times
in which peasants would sing for cider, gifts and food at the homes of
nobles. We will also sing carols collected from the Appalachian Mountains.
Participants are welcome to bring seasonal songs good for singing in
With 25 musical numbers containing all or
parts of over 30 yuletide songs, performances by the Carolina Snowbelles
and Western Carolina Youth Ballet, this fast-paced tribute to the Andy
Williams and Bing Crosby television holiday shows of the 60's and 70's is
sure to rejuvenate your holiday spirit!
Help bring comfort to those taking shelter
at the Hospitality House this season by participating in the Create
Community Gift Drive. Provide everyday essentials by purchasing items on
the Hospitality House Wish List. Gifts cards in small increments from Big
Lots are also welcome. Drop off items at the Blowing Rock Art & History
Museum during normal business hours. The holiday gift drive will run until
December 20th, 2017. Please call/text Jessica Maceda 828.773.8764 if
you have any questions.
The Honor Card is a unique way to
recognize friends, neighbors, family members and loved ones while at the
same time giving a meaningful gift to someone in need. 100% of every dollar
raised goes toward providing housing, food, counseling and life-changing services
to the individuals and families that call Hospitality House home. Read More
Honor Cards are available now through
January for a minimum $5 donation.