Amber Moore, CTP, Small Business Treasury
Specialist will teach us how to protect ourselves from fraud.
This seminar is FREE and open to the
public. Space is limited to 20 attendees; registration is required.
Refreshments will be served.
Reserve your seat NOW by calling the
Chamber at 828.295.7851.
Registration will close when all seats are
Firehouse Cultural Center
The committee is looking at the Firehouse
location being repurposed from its current Parks & Rec / maintenance
use, to a cultural center and community auditorium space, due to its
historic significance and centralized location with access to parking. The
committee had an agreement with the Town to conduct due diligence on this
use of the Firehouse until the end of April 2018. We will report to
Town Council in May.
We are calling this project the
"Firehouse Cultural Center" due to its multi-purpose abilities.
The committee will review the survey data
in more detail at the next meeting and compile a summarized report that
we'll present to council in May. 225 locals were surveyed, and the majority
were in support of an auditorium. The first Survey Question was, "Do
you think Blowing Rock would benefit from an intimate (less than 150 seats)
multi-purpose community auditorium for music, dance, and theatre
productions, movies, education, presentations, entertainment and larger civic
functions?" 73% of people answered YES.
This committee will provide another update
following their meeting with Town Council.
Business Tax Workshop
Thursday, March 15th at 9 am
NC Department of Revenue, Hickory
This free workshop will cover basic
business requirements from how to register a business as well as how to
file and pay taxes that are relevant to your business.
The North Carolina Department of
Transportation (NCDOT) is conducting a survey to find out what North
Carolina residents think about various services provided by
NCDOT. This survey is part of our department’s efforts to measure
performance and provide high quality services. Results from this
survey will be used to identify ways we can make North Carolina
transportation safer, more efficient, and customer-focused.
This is a unique opportunity to advance
BBB's mission through: setting standards for marketplace trust; educating
consumers and businesses on best practices; celebrating marketplace role
models; calling out substandard behavior; and creating a community of
trustworthy businesses and charities. BBB seeks an ambitious, savvy and
visionary leader steeped in integrity. This position reports to a regional
board of directors and leads an experienced team of sales, marketing and
“J.D. is a valuable member of the
Southeast Region and we are pleased to welcome him as the new
superintendent of Blue Ridge Parkway,” said Regional Director Austin. “J.D.
is a proven leader with vast experience managing complex operations,
building strong teams and collaborating with community partners.” Read More
Superintendent J.D. Lee
Parkway is #1 in Visitation!
More than 16 million people accepted the Blue Ridge
Parkway's invitation to explore these gorgeous mountains in 2017,
making the park unit the most visited in the country! For several years,
the Parkway and Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California have
traded turns in the number one position, but this was the Parkway's year!
Doncaster Store Closing
Doncaster Blowing Rock will be closing
their doors tomorrow, Friday, March 2nd.
If you have gift certificates, please be
sure to stop by the store to redeem them before they close.
If you have questions, please call the
store at 828.295.4200
The Office of Relocation and Dual Career
Assistance within Appalachian State University is a new university program
developed collaboratively by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office
of Human Resources. Its purpose is to support new and prospective faculty,
staff and their dual career partners and families in relocating to the
local community. Read More
Please email Becky Gosky or call 828-262-6483 to
discuss how we may partner to help our new Appalachian faculty and staff
and the Blowing Rock Chamber members.
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
Blue Ridge Parkway's Linn Cove Viaduct
Closed for Maintenance
The National Park Service has announced
the closure of the Linn Cove Viaduct (Milepost 304) located on the Blue
Ridge Parkway from March 1, 2018 through May 24, 2018.
The closure is for surface repaving and
bridge maintenance. These projects require a full closure of the Parkway,
including closure of the trail below the bridge. Linn Cove Viaduct will
reopen for Memorial Day weekend. Read More
Photo from blueridgeparkway.org
MyFuture NC Listening Tour
Wednesday, March 7th, 2 pm - 6 pm
Broyhill Center, Lenoir
The myFutureNC Commission wants to hear
from business leaders in your community! We are a new, statewide group with
a focus on improving educational attainment and economic opportunities for
all North Carolinians.
We are traveling across the state this year
to get input and ideas from North Carolinians. We want to hear from
everyone: educators, parents, service providers, faith leaders,
businesspeople, government representatives, and students.
Drop in at any time: We will be talking to
participants 1:1 starting at 2:00, meeting in small groups at 3:15,
and hosting a community conversation with local education thought leaders