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WinterFest is ONE
Download our full
schedule of events and ice stroll location map here.
Be sure to visit blowingrockwinterfest.com for detailed info for all the events
planned in town Jan. 24-27th and to buy tickets for the WinterFashion Show,
Polar Plunge, Beer Garden, and Wine Tasting & Auction. All ticket
prices increase by $5 when purchased at the door!
Economic Kickoff Breakfast
January 24th at
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.
approved our request to move Savor’s Grand Tasting event on Saturday to
Main Street! The focus of the
event will be high-end wine tasting, paired with small bites of food from
our local restaurants and live music sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountain Club.
Logistics / Top 10
street will be closed from Sunset Drive to Morris Street all day Saturday,
May 4 and will be pedestrian only.
signage will direct traffic to parking decks and other important
traffic will be directed to use US 321 Bypass.
wine tasting will be in a controlled access area on the west side of Main
tasting vendor tents will not be directly in front of businesses.
food or retail vendors will be allowed outside the membership of the
member businesses outside the area of closure will be offered space to sell
wine related merchandise.
member restaurants outside the area of closure will be allowed to bring
food trucks or other vending.
Street parking lot will be available for public use.
The Blowing Rock
Leadership Challenge is an innovative leadership development program
produced and sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. This
program is designed to meet our community’s future needs for the active
participation of informed and educated leaders. The goal of the program is
to identify potential leaders and provide them with the community
information and encouragement needed to spur local action and involvement.
Graduates are challenged to apply their talents throughout the community by
becoming a part of local organizations, including public boards, nonprofit
groups, civic organizations, helping agencies and of course, the Chamber.
Leadership Challenge was started in 2007 and has an alumni group of almost
80. In addition to the Challenge held every other year, the alumni group is
also responsible for the production of the Blowing Rock Candidates’ Forum
for municipal elections in the fall. This program is an excellent
opportunity for people to meet many community leaders, to get connected to
the community and to learn how things work.
The deadline for
applications is February 1st.
Crafting the Customer Experience equips your
team with the necessary tools to evaluate and improve your current customer
engagement strategy. Consider it the 2019 playbook for consumer loyalty
regardless of industry.
January 24th, 8:30
am - 4:30 pm
Statistics show that
customers are the least loyal they've ever been with nearly 100%
"cheating" on their favorite brands, products and retailers. It
hurts, particularly when it comes to your bottom line. Loyalty matters.
That's why the NC Chamber has partnered with the renowned Biltmore Center
for Professional Development to offer a one-day customer engagement
workshop. Learn More
Expert Tips from
Billy Chick, Edward Jones Financial Advisor
As the year winds
down, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can
improve in 2019. Perhaps you’ll decide to exercise more, eat healthier
foods, reconnect with old friends or volunteer at a school or charitable
organization. All these goals are certainly worthwhile, but you also may
want to add some New Year’s financial resolutions to your list.
The Blowing Rock
Historical Society is taking artist applications for participation in the
10th anniversary of the Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage program
this summer. Interested artists are encouraged to apply.