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Chamber Events & News
Many restaurants are
offering Valentine's specials. If you don't already have a reservation,
please call ahead for availability.
Need a last minute gift? Stop by a local
shop - they'll be happy to help you find something perfect!
Think outside the "box"! Nothing
says romance like a a beautiful hike with views for miles, a hand-in-hand
stroll under the lights of downtown, drinks or s'mores by a cozy fire…
Blowing Rock has it all! For more ideas, click hereorcheck out Romancing the
Matt Vincent accepted the Business of the
Year Award on behalf of VPC Builders.
Photo credit: David Rogers for Blowing Rock
Chamber Award Winners!
On Tuesday, February
12th, The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 32nd Annual
Awards Ceremony. This luncheon is our annual opportunity to honor
businesses voted “the best” in each category by the Chamber members. Each
of these businesses were nominated by Chamber members and voted on by
Chamber members. It is a great honor to be selected by other businesses for
excelling in this marketplace. Read More on the Chamber blog.
Click here for article and photos by David Rogers,
Blowing Rock News.
Last chance to
secure your ad space in Blowing Rock's #1 most requested publication! The
Blowing Rock Visitor Information Guide & Directory features a
comprehensive list of member hotels, attractions, restaurants, shopping and
services. Also included is a calendar of events, articles on the history of
Blowing Rock, entertainment, recreation and much more to attract visitors
and cultivate tourism. The directory is also a popular reference for new
residents and those building second homes.
Email the signed ad
contract and artwork to Sarah or call the Chamber at 828.295.7851 to
reserve your ad space.
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.
February 19th at
The 2019 season of
Business After Hours kicks off at Reid's Cafe at Tynecastle in Linville. Be
sure to join us for a fun evening of networking and nibbles!
An email was sent
yesterday with more details and RSVP instructions. Questions? Call the
Chamber at 828.295.7851 or email Harrison.
Class at Blowing Rock School
A big round of
thanks and congratulations to Zak Ammar, CEO of Vixster and Executive
Committee member of the BR Chamber. Zak initiated, and is leading the first
Entrepreneurship Class at the Blowing Rock School. The Chamber has
been active in a number of ways working with the School to increase awareness
of the students about the business community and the skills necessary for
success. Erich Schlenker, Managing Director at the Center for
Entrepreneurship at App State has been supporting and teaming with
Zak. The Principal, Patrick Sukow and teacher, Rob Smith, have been
extremely supportive of this endeavor. The plan is for this to be an
ongoing program with the school. Great job Zak!
Workshop is for businesses that have at
least two years of successful sales, and those responding to Requests for
Proposals for government solicitation.
February 28th at 9
procurement counselors from the North Carolina Procurement Technical
Assistance Center (PTAC) will lead an informative and interactive workshop
guaranteed to jump-start your next federal proposal. Learn how
· Identify contract
opportunities that are realistic for you.
· Understand how
the government describes what it needs.
· Prepare responsive
and effective proposals.
· Improve your
chances at winning government contracts.
Good design starts
with active listening. Whatever your design needs, I will get to the root
of who, what, where and why and then together we’ll find the how. Whether
it’s hourly design and layout work, logo design and rebranding, long term
campaign management, or large scale projects, I’m ready to help. As a
photographer and designer, my approach brings more than just a layout. It
comes with the ability to hear the desire each business uniquely holds.
Whether it’s through print or strictly digital, I can bring life to your
ideas through my approach to design. Contact Anjula Caldwell Designs at
805.689.0171 or email@example.com to discuss your marketing needs today.
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offers many products that can be used as "menus" to help guide
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information, call 828.262.0027 or visit the website.
February 22nd at
Join Billy Chick,
Edward Jones Financial Advisor the last Friday of each month through April
for a brief presentation on current events in the market and economy. An
informal discussion to follow. Meet in the conference room at Blowing Rock
Chamber of Commerce; coffee and donuts provided.