The Chamber office and Visitor Center will
be closed Thursday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving holiday. Look for
our next newsletter edition on Thursday, November 29th.
Chamber Events & News
Blowing Rock Named
One of the Most Charming Southern Small Towns
Trips to Discover recently published an article on the 11
Most Charming Southern Small Towns in the U.S. The author notes:
"An area full of history and charm, the South is dotted with beautiful
towns worthy of exploration." Read the article to find out why Trips
to Discover chose Blowing Rock as one of the top eleven.
The Annual Blowing
Rock Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party is just around the corner. Join us
December 11th at 6 pm at the Inn at Crestwood. Tickets are $25 per person.
See the email
invitationfor more details.
Call Harrison at
828.295.7851 to secure your reservation.
2018 Local Holiday
Give back locally
while giving to others this holiday season! Here is your guide to
supporting local non-profit and retail Chamber member businesses this
The 2019 Blowing
Rock Community Calendars are now available! Stop by the Chamber office or
Town Hall to pick up your copy!
5:30 - 7 pm
Business After Hours is co-hosted by Blue Ridge Realty & Investments,
LLC and Blowing Rock Ale House. Join us at the Ale House for a fun evening
of networking, light appetizers and door prizes. Please RSVP for Business
After Hours via the link included in the event email.
We’re all for small
businesses because when they thrive, we all do! Show your LOVE for
Blowing Rock Saturday November 24th (and every day!) - shop small, shop
local! While out enjoying the Christmas parade, be sure to stop and shop at
our local retailers, and grab a meal or snack and refreshments at local
eateries. Make a day of it!
November 29th at 9
Please join us for a
ribbon cutting celebration at Famous Toastery on Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock. Help us
welcome them to the community and enjoy samples of a variety of their most
popular quiches and scones! Stay or return for a meal... Chamber
members receive a 10% discount!
The 3rd Annual
High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast will be held on January 24th in the
Snow Cloud Room at Appalachian Ski Mountain. The event is co-hosted by the
Blowing Rock and Boone Area Chambers of Commerce.
InFocus Photo Booth
is not your typical photo booth! They create the "FUN" for any
event and memories to last a lifetime. They cater to proms, weddings,
corporate events, sponsored parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras,
birthdays, holiday parties, graduations, social gatherings or any event!
Visit their website or call owner Chad Jones
Member Events & News
Adds 9-Hole Disc Golf Course
Chetola Resort is
excited to announce the addition of another outdoor activity to their
recreational experience for guests: the installation of a disc golf course.
The professionally designed 9-hole course (and a separate 3-hole course) is
free for resort guests and open to the public for a nominal fee. Read More
6 Tips for a
Successful Small Business Saturday
At Beyond, we’re
proud to work with so many local businesses that bring communities
together. Saturday, November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a day for
consumers across the country to return to America’s main streets and show
support for local, independently-owned businesses. While Black Friday and
Cyber Monday might favor the big retailers, Small Business Saturday gives
local businesses a time to shine. Read our blog to learn how you can have your most
successful Small Business Saturday yet.
TODAY, November 15th
Purse for two special Christmas concerts featuring Travis Cottrell on
December 10th and Michael W. Smith on December 20th. Concerts will be held
at the Training and Conference Center in Blowing Rock. Tickets go on sale
November 15th at 10 am.
Grab some food and
beverages at Town Tavern and let your server know you're there to support
Blowing Rock School. This night is to raise funds for teacher and staff
requests. Be sure to thank the staff and Justin Davis for their generosity!
8th Annual Turkey
November 22nd at 9
This fun 5K will
take place Thanksgiving morning on the Boone Greenway Trail at
Clawson-Burnley Park. Everyone is welcome to participate, including
families with children, strollers and pets on a leash. All participants are
asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Hospitality
House Bread of Life Hunger Relief program. Register Online (price goes up November 17th!)
In the spirit of
giving during the Holiday Season, J.McLaughlin will have a food drive for
Blowing Rock Cares. This will culminate with a Sip and Shop on
November 24th with 15% of the proceeds going to Blowing Rock
Cares. The following items tend to dispense most rapidly: canned
soups, canned fruit in light syrup and canned beans. Also needed are
hygiene products such as travel size toothpaste, wrapped bars of soap,
bathroom tissue and small bottles of hand lotion. Please bring your
donations by J. McLaughlin.
November 24th, 11
am - 5 pm
The public is
invited to Alta Vista Gallery for this free event. Enjoy the gallery’s
Christmas décor, hot cider or wine and a variety of goodies such as
homemade sausage balls and Christmas cookies. Some of the gallery’s artists
will be on hand and there will be a showing of paintings, including those
small enough to give as gifts. Read More.
Due to an illness in
the family, Bolick & Traditions Pottery has canceled the Annual
Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening this year. However, you are invited to join
them for their first ever Open House at their Blowing Rock store. Shop for
special pieces such as Santa Face Jugs, Swirl Vases, Teapots, Owl Mugs and
more. Be present at 10 am for the best selection.
Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday event that you are sure to love.
Enjoy free hot chocolate, hayrides, live music, visits with Santa, lighting
of the town and more! Don't miss the Christmas parade on Saturday at 2 pm!
Chamber Information and Meetings
Business After Hours: Thursday, November 20th at 5:30 pm,
co-hosted by Blue Ridge Realty & Investments and Blowing Rock Ale House
Christmas Parade: Saturday, November 24th at 2 pm,
Downtown Blowing Rock
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 27th at 8 am
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, November 29th at 9 am, Famous
Board of Directors Retreat: Thursday, December 6th at 9 am, Blue
Ridge Mountain Club
Holiday Stroll: Friday, December 7th, 5 - 8 pm,
Downtown Blowing Rock
Chamber Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 11th at 6 pm, Inn at
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, January 9th at 8 am
High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast: Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 am,
Appalachian Ski Mtn
All meetings are held in the Chamber
Boardroom unless otherwise noted.