Thursday, March 8, 2018

Weekly Village Update 3.8.18




Chamber Events & News


March Marketing Tips
Spring is just a few weeks away! Now is the time to evaluate and plan your spring marketing.

Use some of this month's themes and holidays to give your marketing a fresh update!



Blowing Rock Young Professionals
Monday, March 12th at 5 pm
The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop

Blowing Rock Young Professional’s (BRYP) is open to anyone, age 21 - 45. Meetings are quarterly, no charge to join. Each event will have a different topic with a speaker (10 minutes).

BRYP's mission is to create a platform for members to build relationships, both professionally and personally, to engage politically and philanthropically, and to contribute to projects that enrich our community.


Protect Your Business from Fraud!
Register NOW!
Wednesday, March 14th at 1 pm
First Citizens Bank, Blowing Rock

Amber Moore, CTP, Small Business Treasury Specialist will teach us how to protect our businesses from fraud.

FREE and open to the public. Space is limited to 20 attendees. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration required; call the Chamber at 828.295.7851.
Registration closes Tuesday, March 13th


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.



Don't Miss the FIRST Business After Hours of the Season!
Tuesday, March 20th, 5:30 pm - 7 pm
Host: Premier Sotheby's International Realty, Blowing Rock
Location: American Legion Hall

Join us for a fun evening of networking & nibbles!
Don't forget your business card!

Business After Hours is free for Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Members. Want to attend but aren't a member? Call Loni Miller, Director of Membership Services at 828.295.7851 or email loni@blowingrock.com.


Member Events & News

Awards & Accolades!

Blowing Rock Named One of America's Favorite Places to Visit!

Expedia.com polled 1,000 Americans to determine their favorite medium and small towns to visit in the U.S. Blowing Rock landed at #16 on the list of 25 with TWO of our MEMBERS receiving FEATURES!


Expedia recommends visitors check out the groomed trails and freestyle terrain at Appalachian Ski Mountain, or test their limits with swinging bridge challenges and extreme ATV rides with Sky Valley Zip Tours.



The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has announced that The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show has been selected as one of the top ten hunter shows in the country and is therefore nominated for the 2018 Horse Show of the Year award. This award is given each year to a Hunter type horse show which maintains the highest standards in Hunter competition. The Horse Show of the Year Award will be presented in Pennsylvania at the end of May. We hope to hear more good news then! Read More
Harris Prevost of Grandfather Mountain and Dr. Dana Clark of Appalachian State University both accepted the NC Winners Circle Award at the VisitNC 365 Conference on Monday. The Winners Circle Award originated in 2004 in an effort to recognize communities, organizations, events and people in the tourism industry that have made significant and continuing contributions to the growth and success of North Carolina's tourism industry. Past recipients include Richard Petty, Spencer Robbins, and Hugh Morton.


New Branch Manager at Wells Fargo!
Wells Fargo in Blowing Rock has a new branch service manager. Join us in welcoming Bri Bowling to the role!

Stop by 983 Main Street or call 828.295.7621 for your banking needs.



Foggy Rock Temporarily Closed
for Repairs
Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub is closed to repair and replace their heating and air conditioning unit.

They plan to reopen on Thursday, March 15th. Watch their Facebook page for updates.

In the meantime, please visit Sunny Rock for breakfast or lunch!


St. Paw-trick's Day Celebration
Thursday, March 15th, 4 pm - 10 pm
BBQ, Burgers & Brews, Boone

SNIPS will receive 10% of all food and drink ordered between 4 pm and 10 pm. Handmade crafts will also be available. Help SNIPS in their mission to lower homeless animal and euthanasia rates! Spay/Neuter Is a Positive Solution!


St. Patrick's Day Party & Fundraiser
Saturday, March 17th
Six Pence Pub

Great food & drinks, door prizes for donations (minimum $5), live music 8 pm - 11 pm.

All charitable proceeds benefit Appalachian Regional Healthcare Cancer Emergency Fund.


St. Patrick's Day Special
Saturday, March 17th
Green Park Inn

In addition to the regular menu, slow roasted corned beef brisket with braised cabbage & root vegetables will be available for $14. 

Drink special on Irish Coffee and Guinness. 


Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Saturday, March 17th, 8 am - 12 pm
Boone United Methodist Church

Shop a variety of items including kitchenware, home d├ęcor, furniture, bedding, and maybe even a kitchen sink! All proceeds support SNIPS spay/neuter goal of no more unwanted animals in our community.


TAC Talk: Supporting Your Health with Essential Oils
Thursday, March 22nd at 6 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Give your immune system a boost and learn how essential oils can benefit your health as we transition into Springtime! Attendees will learn the foundation of using essential oils to benefit all aspects of their health as well as walk home with their very own Thieves Essential Oil Spray ($5).


Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 1st, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Chestnut Grille at Green Park Inn

Open to the public.

Call 828.414.9230 now to make your reservations!



Easter Day Buffet
Sunday, April 1st, 11 am - 3 pm
Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola

Open to the public.

Call 828.295.5505 now to make your reservations!



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Community Events & News

It's Time to Register the Kids for Summer Day Camp!
Summer is almost here and do you know what that means? Summer Day Camp 2018!

Summer camp is offered to rising kindergarten -rising 6th graders. Activities include games, arts and crafts, swimming at the pool, weekly field trips, hiking, fishing and more!


Spring Forward!
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11th!

While cell phones and many other clocks will automatically adjust to the time change, your old fashioned digital ones will need to be reset. Don't forget to "spring forward" before you go to bed this Saturday night!


It's Blowing Rock's 129th Birthday!
Monday, March 12th at 3:30 pm
Blowing Rock Town Hall

Join your neighbors & friends to celebrate Blowing Rock’s 129th birthday! Enjoy cake and see who receives this year’s Historic Markers.


Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Fraud Prevention Seminar: Wednesday, March 14th at 1 pm, First Citizens Bank, Blowing Rock
Business After Hours: Tuesday, March 20th at 5:30 pm, hosted by Premier Sotheby's International Realty, Blowing Rock, event will be held at American Legion
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, March 27th at 8 am
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, April 4th at 8 am

All meetings are held at the Chamber Boardroom unless otherwise noted.

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