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LAST First Friday Sip & Shop of the
October 5th, 3 pm
merchants invite you to join them for the LAST "happy hour" style
stroll of this season where you can sip and shop in stores from 3 pm
until... (many stores may be open late!) Stop by your favorite shops, or
check out a new one, before heading over to Music on the
Lawn! Free refreshments
Join us on Park
Avenue for the LAST Art in the Park of the season! Don't miss your last
chance to see some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople
showcasing their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography,
painting and more at this show.
downtown on the street and in the parking decks. Free trolley from Tanger
Outlets and Food Lion, all day, looping every 20 minutes.
Thank you, Modern
Toyota and Subaru, Boone for sponsoring our 2018 season!
Bring a lawn chair
or blanket to Memorial Park for the LAST Concert in the Park of the season!
Family-friendly, casual and free! We are wrapping up the season with
traditional swing music by The Starlighters.
Thank you, Premier
Sotheby's International Realty, Blowing Rock for sponsoring our 2018
breathtaking views and even better networking at our recent Business After
Hours event at The Blowing Rock Attraction. Host Charlie Sellers welcomed
members with great food and beverages under a perfect sky. Over 80 people
were in attendance, and we launched our new "RSVP to enter the
drawing" incentive. Read More
Image from Inc. Magazine
and Your Organization to Others? Be Careful When Comparing One Thing to
How often do we
compare ourselves and our organization to others? It's a common exercise
that can ultimately be a negative experience because we all have our own
personal and organizational DNA. We are apples and oranges in most
cases. A recentInc. Magazinearticle on LinkedIn suggests that we
should compare ourselves to who we were yesterday instead of comparing
ourselves to others. Do we want to be better than them or better than what
we were yesterday or last year? Read More
Real Estate Report
The local housing
market was sizzling in August, as Realtor® sales were the highest
recorded in the High Country area in at least 13 years. Rising mortgage
rates didn’t deter buyers. Neither did prices, with the average closing
price the highest in eight years. Read More
Mark Your Calendar and Prepare for the
Candidates Round Table
October 4th at 7 pm
The Blowing Rock Civic Association invites
you to a round table discussion at the American Legion in Blowing Rock to
learn the candidates' positions on issues that impact you and the Blowing
Rock county district. Laurel Lane to Wallingford is an alternate route if
the Farmers Market is still breaking down on Park Avenue. Read More
October 23rd at 5:30 pm
The annual Watauga
County Meet the Candidates Forum will be held at the Watauga County
Courthouse. The event is co-hosted by the Boone Area & Blowing Rock
Chambers of Commerce. A live simulcast can be heard in its entirety on
WATA (1450 AM / 96.5 FM).Read More
Member Events & News
Top Pick for Fall
The Atlanta Journal
Constitution recently listed their "top picks for fall color that
include several Georgia state parks, a scenic view of the foliage by train,
and a spot in North Carolina." Guess where that spot in NC might be?
Blowing Rock is included in this collection of places that mostly focuses on
natural scenery, with a great mention of our Main Street, hiking, and local
Woodworks will donate 5% of their profit on all cutting boards, cheese
boards, serving platters, and sushi planks to rebuilding efforts in coastal
North Carolina. Call 828.459.6636 for details.
Invite your friends
and neighbors, bring your family, and join First Baptist Blowing Rock for a
great night of live music and food on the lawn! Enjoy food from All Thai’d
Up Ice Cream, The Cardinal Boone, Egg Rollin’, and J&J’s Hawaiian
Shaved Ice food trucks.
Looking for a way to
give toWestern Youth Networkthis year? What better way than to participate in the Festival
of Trees event as a tree or wreath designer! This is a great way to spend
time with friends and family, show off your talents, and come together for
a great cause!
Join the Turchin
Center for the Visual Arts for a large-format, steam-roller woodblock
printing spectacle with a variety of printmaking kiosks, food trucks,
music, and more! There will be screen printing, wood and linoleum block
printing, 3D printing, CNC engraving, tintype portraits, buttons made from
tiny prints, printed t-shirts and a kids print-stamping booth. Free and
open to the public. Learn More
On Saturday, a
printmaking workshop for Appalachian State students will take place on the
campus in Wey Hall. The public is invited to observe, however space in
October 6th, 8 am
- 1 pm
The Blowing Rock
Women's Club is holding a yard sale at 144 Green Street. All profits will
go towards their scholarship fund for local students. Items include
Christmas & holiday décor, kitchen items, home décor and much more! For
more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blowing Rock
Art & History Museum (BRAHM) is proud to welcome Erin R.
Corrales-Diaz, Assistant Curator of American Art at the Worcester Art
Museum for its annual Alexander Arts Lecture. This year's talk is
titled Lady Rebels: Southern Women Artists and Art Education during
America’s Gilded Age.
Get ready to tee off
at Hound Ears Club for Hospitality House!
Men’s, women’s and
mixed foursomes are invited to the four-person scramble format event that
features a hole-in-one contest, putting contest, 13 yard par 3 challenge,
prizes, gift bags, cigars, silent auction, on-course snacks and catered
Semi-Annual Clean-Up” includes white goods, yard debris, mattresses, etc.
Please separate yard debris into three piles: loose leaves, limbs, and
plants; do not block ditches or drains. The Semi-Annual Clean-Up is offered
in the fall and spring of each year.
Questions? Call the
Town of Blowing Rock at 828.295.5200
Chamber Information and Meetings
Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Park Avenue
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, October 3rd at 8 am
Candidates Round Table: Thursday, October 4th at 7 pm, American
First Friday Sip & Shop: Friday, October 5th, 3 pm until...?,
Participating Blowing Rock Merchants
Art in the Park: Saturday, October 6th, 10 am - 5 pm, Park
Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock
Concert in the Park: Sunday, October 7th, 4 - 6 pm, Memorial
Park, Downtown Blowing Rock
Business After Hours: Thursday, October 11th, 5:30 pm - 7 pm,
The Schaefer Center
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, October 18th at 4 pm, Fireflies
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, October 23rd at 8 am
Candidates Forum: Tuesday, October 23rd at 5:30 pm, Watauga
Board of Directors Retreat: Thursday, November 15th, 9 am - 3 pm,
BRMC Clubhouse and Grill
All meetings are held in the Chamber
Boardroom unless otherwise noted.