Thursday, December 13, 2018

Weekly Village Update 12.13.18

Commerce Communications

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Chamber Events & News

Our Membership Committee will compile all nominations and send the ballot of finalists to Chamber members for popular vote to determine the final winners. Winners will be announced at our Awards Luncheon on February 12th at Meadowbrook Inn!
2018 Chamber Award Nominations
Deadline: Tomorrow, December 14th
Help select our 2018 Chamber Award Winners. Tell us, "who" is the best in the following categories and be sure to include a description of why your nominee should win the award:

·     Commercial Renovation 
·     New Construction
·     Outstanding Business Service
·     Best Customer Service
·     Service to Community
·     Jerry Burns Ambassadorial Award
·     Business of the Year

Local Holiday Gift Guide
Still need to pick up some holiday gifts? Check out our gift guide updated with new offers! Give back locally while giving to others this holiday season... shop local!

WinterFest 2019
Volunteer Opportunities & Ice Sculptures
Can you lend a hand during WinterFest weekend? There are a few volunteer opportunities available. Please email Sarah, or call 828.295.7851 for details.

Did you miss the deadline to reserve an ice sculpture for the Ice Stroll? There's room for a few more, but your reservation must be submitted no later than tomorrow, December 14th! Check your email or contact Sarah for more info.

Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
Winter storms can be anything. It could be a moderate snow over a few hours. Winter storms could be sleet, freezing rain, icing or dangerously low temperatures that sometimes go along with strong winds. One of the main concerns is that a winter storm can knock out heat, power and communications services to your home or office. When these services are out, they could be out for days at a time.

It is important to be prepared for winter weather. Click here for tips before, during and after a winter storm.

PARTNERS! Canines hopes to end the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and puppies in NC! Intake numbers of dogs and puppies in rural southern shelters are extremely high. Many times puppies and highly adoptable dogs are being euthanized due to lack of space. We hope to help shelters change their intake policies, promote spay/neuter in communities and find ways to rescue the majority of adoptable dogs and puppies in high kill shelters.

For more information, call 828.434.0620, visit the website. or follow them on Facebook.

Come see PARTNERS! Canines High Country K-9 Keg Pull at Blowing Rock WinterFest on January 26th.
Registration begins at 11:30 am and races begin at 1 pm.

Member Events & News

TAC Talk: Country Music Pioneers of Southern Appalachia: G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter
TONIGHT, December 13th at 6 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum welcomes music historian Josh Beckworth who will speak on one of the most influential musical duos in the history of traditional music in Country Music Pioneers of Southern Appalachia: G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter. Their lives and music, which were strongly tied to Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee and Ashe and Watauga counties, provide a fascinating insight into life in the Appalachian Mountains at the turn of the 20th century.

Santa at the Rock
December 15th & 22nd, 1 - 3 pm
Come see Santa at The Blowing Rock! He'll be waiting for children by the fire from 1 - 3 pm on Saturdays until Christmas! No admission required to visit with Santa; admission needed for entry to attraction.

Ski with Santa
December 24th, 1 - 4 pm
App Ski Mountain will host a very special guest on Christmas Eve: Santa! Spot him on the slopes from 1 - 4pm.

Chamber Information and Meetings

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.

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