Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration
at the NEW gift shop at BRAHM! While you're there, be sure to do some
holiday shopping! It's a great opportunity to pick up something special for
family or friends!
Beer, wine & champagne will be
provided - it's a celebration!
Stroll, 5 pm - 8 pm
Hit the streets of Blowing Rock and finish
(or start) your holiday shopping! Stores will be open late with
refreshments & specials. Enjoy a visit from Santa, carolers, live
music, dancers and much more! The Stroll continues at Tanger Outlet, 8 pm -
& Shop, 8 pm - 10 pm
Exclusively for Chamber members and local
friends: show/print this ad for a FREE $20 gift card on December 8th only!
Join Tanger's Moonlight Sip & Shop event immediately following Downtown
Blowing Rock's Holiday Stroll!
It's a magical night that will make you fall in love with
Blowing Rock all over again. Don't miss it! Learn
Will You Lend Santa a Hand?
Our Chamber works very closely with Santa
Claus each Christmas. We are in need of volunteers to help Santa with
answering letters from the children.
Please call Loni Miller at 828.295.7851 if
you are interested in helping Santa and she'll provide the top-secret
We Need Your Feedback!
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 execution
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.
Blowing Rock was just listed in a piece
picked up by MSN.com featuring "20 U.S. towns perfect for
relaxing by the fire."
We're in fantastic company on the list
with Jackson, WY, Steamboat Springs, CO, and Mammoth Lakes, CA mentioned as
well! Plus, the previously published list of "America's 50 Prettiest
Winter Towns" (that also features Blowing Rock) is currently back on
their main travel page. See full list
Member Events & News
Welcome New Member:
Your Favorite Assistant
Simplify your workday by working with an
21 Things Your Favorite Assistant Can Take
Off Your To-Do List Today!
your next email campaign
and implement software applications
social media graphics
training and procedure manuals
your next print publication
your digital assets for your company
and clean-up your database
10. Edit and
process your photos
and design your website
and edit your content
your next mailing
15. Make a
16. Create a
survey and compile results
letters and blog posts
you by freeing up your time
Consultations are always free! Blowing
Rock Chamber Members receive a flat $20 off any service booked in the month
of December (minimum $50)!
For more information, call Tanna
Greathouse at 828.263.4066 or email
Thank you Todd Bush for sharing this
amazing photo of the Supermoon!
The last Supermoon of 2017 was visible
Sunday night through the Monday morning this week. Here it is setting
directly over Beech Mountain’s 5506’ summit (Eastern America’s highest
town) seen from just outside Banner Elk, NC Monday morning around 7:30 am.
A 300 mm telephoto lens at f8 for 1/500th of a second was used for this
photo. A Supermoon occurs when the moon is closest to Earth in its
elliptical orbit during full or new moon.
Wednesday, November 16th, Grandfather
Mountain introduced its newest Western cougars to the public. Named Logan
and Trinity, the sibling duo is now on display in the park’s environmental
The nature preserve adopted the brother
and sister cubs in March 2016 after they’d been orphaned in the wilds of
Idaho before they could learn to hunt. They were found on an Idaho man’s
property that January, emaciated and searching for food. Upon rescuing
them, Idaho Fish and Game contacted Grandfather’s habitat staff to see
if the mountain could provide the cubs a home.
Partnership to Support Patients Facing
After months of collaboration, a new
partnership between Boone’s longest running food pantry and the Appalachian
Regional Healthcare System is ready to deepen the care provided to food
insecure patients. Working together, The Hunger and Health Coalition and
the team at Watauga Medical Center have collaborated to provide food
distribution to patients at the hospital and continuing support after being
released. Read More
National Park Service maintenance
personnel are conducting boom axe operations in multiple locations along
the Blue Ridge Parkway. Intermittent and temporary closures in active work
zones should be expected. Both lanes of the Parkway will be closed to all activity
(cars, bicycles, and hikers) in active work zones to ensure the safety of
the maintenance workers as well as Parkway visitors.
Affected sections will be closed from 8 am
- 4 pm. The road will be open on the weekend.
For reference, Blowing Rock is at milepost
Specific information regarding daily
closures is available on the Parkway's Real Time Road
Chamber Events, Information & Meetings
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
Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Thursday, January 4th at 10 am, Chamber
Chamber Board Meeting: Wednesday, January 10th at 8 am, Chamber