Be "in the know" with Chamber
news, local happenings & more!
Chamber Events & News
2018 in Review
2018 was a great
year and our hard work paid off! Check out our Blowing Rock Chamber of
Commerce 2018 Fact Sheet showing how many visitors we brought to town,
member numbers, networking events, ribbon cuttings, festivals and so much
Artists! If you want
to participate in the 2019 Art in the Park season (any of the 6 shows: May
25, June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7, October 5) you must complete
your application by January 15th! Applications are only being taken via
The 3rd Annual High
Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast is co-hosted by the Blowing Rock and
Boone Area Chambers of Commerce and is presented by Peak Group.Insure,
formerly the Nationwide Insurance Charles Eyler Agency. The event will be
held in the Snow Cloud Room at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Longtime
Appalachian State Walker College of Business faculty member, Dr. Harry
Davis, will deliver his 2019 economic forecast. Tickets are $10 for
Chamber members, $15 for non-members.
Doors open at 7:15
am; the event will end promptly at 9 am. Free parking will be available in
the Appalachian Ski Mountain member lot.
Come support your
favorite local non-profit organizations and restaurants as they vie for the
chili cook-off trophy! Blowing Rock Rotary hosts this fun and philanthropic
event, taking place in the Blowing Rock School Gym. Fourteen non-profits
are registered to compete. Entry is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 5 to 12, and
under 5 are free!
went state-by-state to find small towns with a plethora of
activities for both locals and visitors. Blowing Rock was selected the BEST
Small Town in North Carolina! The author notes: "... the town’s
real charm is its downtown, where you can find over 100 small shops and
restaurants. With sweeping mountain views, this small town seems to be
right out of a storybook."
Mark your calendars
now and plan to attend the 2019 season of Business Before Hours and
Business After Hours!
Watch your email for
details and registration information prior to each event. Your registration
helps our hosts plan for food & beverages, PLUS only those who register
via the emailed link will be entered in the raffle for door prizes!
features Blowing Rock in "U.S. Small Towns That Are Even Cuter in
Winter." Fodor's is a well-known travel brand, producing travel guides
and online content. The author notes: "... the only place in the
world where snow falls upside down."
Chetola Resort &
Spa announced their 2018 Co-Employees of the Year are Tim Marley from the
maintenance team and Allison West from the marketing team! Tim and Allison are
pictured here with Kent Tarbutton, proprietor of Chetola Resort. Join us in
congratulating them on a job well done!
TAC Talk: Devorah
January 17th at 6
presentation at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Meagan Brown
of Devorah Chocolate will uncover the numerous steps
integral to chocolate making as we taste, touch and smell our way through
Green Park Inn is
once again offering Jazz at WinterFest featuring Todd Wright Quartet!
Reservations required, please call 828.414.9230.
Cork & Canvas
January 25th, 4 -
6 pm and
January 26th, 10 am - noon
Create art in a
relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained art instructors at Blowing Rock
Art & History Museum. Each participant goes home with a finished work
of art inspired by a famous work. All materials including canvasses, paint,
brushes and aprons are provided. Wine, beer (or mimosas for the morning
session) and light snacks are complimentary. Online ticket purchase
required in advance of event. Limited seating available.
During the federal
government shutdown, some facilities on the Blue Ridge Parkway will remain
open. Maintenance and trash removal will not be done; volunteers are trying
to keep up with that in some areas. If you visit please pack out your
trash. In general, the Parkway is open as long as weather allows, though
things like restrooms and visitor centers are not available.