Join your friends from the Blowing Rock
and Boone Area Chambers of Commerce for a ribbon cutting celebration at
reFresh Your Space NEW Home Staging Studio! Champagne and sweet treats will
Register to win a FREE home staging
Savor 2018 Update!
It’s that time of
year again, time to get ready for Savor! We have been working on making
this year’s event the best it has ever been. We have many, all-new events
that will be added this year and will continue many of our successful old
ones too. One of the big changes will involve the former Grand Tasting
event in the big tent. This event is being overhauled and replaced with a
concept that is more on-trend with other high-quality culinary festivals.
We have added new anchor events for each day of the festival and will have
more complete details to share very soon.
Of course we need
many hands to make Savor Blowing Rock a reality. In addition to the 125
volunteers we need to work the actual event, we are resurrecting what was
once the super successful Blue Ridge Wine Festival Committee and renaming
it Team Savor. While the Chamber's Strategic Events Committee
has already outlined the main components of the events, we need people who
will work with us to make them happen.
Team Savor will meet weekly at 10:00 am on
Wednesdays for one hour or less from March 7 through May 2.
Of course no one
can make every meeting, but we do expect you to make most of them. If you
have questions or are interested in serving, please contact
Charles, Loni, or Harrison.
should be thinking about how you can leverage the Savor weekend to your
advantage. We will be contacting many of you with specific ideas, and ask
you to consider producing smaller events at your place of business during
the gaps in the festival schedule. We provide a few large events to draw
a crowd to town, but we want our visitors to really Savor the true Blowing
Rock experience, through your authentic businesses!!
This event is not
a time to sit back and see what falls in your door. It is an opportunity
for you to leverage this theme to create a compelling reason for customers
to come in your door. The Chamber’s leadership along with our partner, the
TDA and our sponsors, will provide the festival big events and the
marketing to get the customers here. Once they're here, it is EVERYONE'S
job to show off Blowing Rock's BEST and give our customers the best
experience possible so they will return.
Put your thinking
caps on, and let us know how you'd like to get involved.
Happy Entrepreneurship Week
The US Small Business Association's
Emerging Leaders Initiative provides free entrepreneurship education and
training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies that are
potential job creators. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes
nearly 100 hours of classroom time. Read More
Amber Moore, CTP, Small Business Treasury
Specialist will discuss how to protect yourself from fraud. This seminar is
FREE and open to the public; registration is required. Refreshments will be
Space is limited to 20 attendees. Call
the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828.295.7851 to reserve your seat.
Registration will close when all seats are
Member Events & News
App State Football Corporate Packages
Corporate package offering is a fantastic
way for a business to get involved with Appalachian Football!
Contact the athletic ticket office at
828.262.2079 for more information about how to secure your package for this
The news of Billy Graham's passing on
Wednesday, Feb. 21st quickly spread across the world. Locally, Graham's
impact was felt at our Samaritan's Purse facility, whose programs impact
over 100 countries.
Exhibition "Creative Democracy: The
Legacy of Black Mountain College."
Now - June 2nd
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at
Appalachian State University
This exhibition, on display in the Main
Gallery, features the artwork of many of the artists who attended and
taught at Black Mountain College during its colorful 24-year history. Some
of those artists are still working. The exhibition looks at the legacy of
the Black Mountain College artists, what the Black Mountain experience
meant to them, their influences on one another and their continuing place
in the art world. Read More
Basil's will donate 15% of all food & drink
sold between 10:30 am - 11 pm to low cost spay/neuter services funded by
SNIPS of Watauga County Humane Society. Arts, crafts & jewelry will be
on sale from 11:30 am - 8:30 pm.
The public is invited to “engage, discover
and connect through the arts.” This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the
artists and gain an “insider’s view” of the featured exhibitions. This
event will be the beginning of a series of events celebrating the Turchin
Center’s 15th year anniversary!
This festive evening will include live
music, refreshments and a cash bar and is free and open to the
public. Read More
Take a walk through the galleries with
Dianna Cameron, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections Director, and get
a behind-the-scenes look into "Selections from the Collection."
Guests are invited to converse and pose questions while enjoying
complimentary cookies (courtesy of Appalachia Cookie Co.) and coffee
(courtesy of Hatchet Coffee Co.) at the Museum.