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Where Talent and Opportunity Meet
Hiring new employees? Connect with local
talent at this NEW and FUN approach to a
traditional job fair or networking event! Talent
Jam is a hyper-local pitch event that allows you 60 seconds to pitch your
organization and hiring needs for a group of job seekers and
Don't miss out, pitch opportunities are
limited. Registration closes Monday, April 1st.
Watch the video above for an overview of
What does a pitch look like?
Companies looking for talent, and people
that have talent, each deliver alternating 60-second pitches. View video
samples here: Have Talent | Need Talent
The event is followed by a casual but
impactful networking reception.
Family Forward NC
April 1st at 10 am
This summit is for
employers, business and community leaders who want to attract and retain
top talent, support child health and well-being, help close the skills gap
and support future workforce development. Participants will leave with the
knowledge and tools to start or continue conversation and action about
benefits within their own organization.
The summit will be
held at RTI International's Horizon Building, Research Triangle Park.
Tickets are $65, lunch provided.
There are many ways
to finance your small business! Herman Metzler of SCORE will discuss
several topics including funding sources, loans, venture capital, angel
investors, crowdfunding, government grants and more.
The seminar is FREE
and will be held at Appalachian Enterprise Center, Boone. RSVP
Guests at panel discussion and afternoon tea
at Green Park Inn.
Leadership Challenge Reaches Halfway Point
The Blowing Rock Leadership
Challenge has continued throughout the month of March with a series of
valuable programs taking the 14 participants on a whirlwind tour of local
culture and infrastructure. Highlights of the past month include a panel
discussion at Green Park Inn, government presentations at Town Hall,
presentations by Blowing Rock Police Department and Emergency Services,
business challenges and opportunities discussion with local business
owners, and an education and workforce session.
See photos and catch up with the
group on our blog.
Visit the website for a comprehensive
schedule of events, seminars, pairing dinners, and to purchase tickets or
sign-up to volunteer!
This year’s SAVOR Blowing Rock
event is shaping up to be a huge hit! Thanks to all of our members who are
working with us to make it more member-centric. Here are a few things to
know about this year’s changes to the events:
·TASTE! A Restaurant Showcase is always popular with
locals and tends to sell out. This year we are excited to host it at the
outdoor tent at Chetola. We will enjoy food from 15 local restaurants,
wine, beer, and music from the ever-popular group “Strictly Clean and
Decent”. Purchase tickets before it sells out.
Tasting on Saturday is now called “Vintner’s Village”. We will have over 40 wines
representing many different regions throughout the world. Additionally, we
will be pairing small bites from local restaurants with the wines on Main
Street. Customers will have wristbands and be able to taste, shop, and
enjoy live music at our outdoor stage on Laurel Lane courtesy of our
friends at Blue Ridge Mountain Club. The event will run from 1 - 5 pm.
Local retailers are allowed to have a table to sell their products. No outside
vendors will be allowed. Contact Loni for details on how to get involved.
will host a beer garden from 12 - 4 pm on Saturday, and The
Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop will host our distilled spirits in their parking lot from 12 - 4 pm
·The Reserve Tastings will still be happening at The Inn
at Ragged Gardens at 12 pm and 3 pm. These also sell out, so get your
new event, “Gospel, Grits and Gravy” was a huge success. We will
have it again this year at Chetola’s outdoor tent on Sunday starting at 9
am. This year’s event will benefit both of our local food pantries.
We will email a printable
schedule to everyone a couple of weeks before the festival.
Patoprsty (BRC Middle Fork Greenway Project Director), Zak Ammar
(President, Blowing Rock YP), Caroline Gandy (BRC Development Associate),
Emily Brinker (Blowing Rock YP Member and Co-Owner of The Speckled Trout
Restaurant & Bottle Shop)
Professionals Raise Funds
for Blue Ridge
Blowing Rock Young
Professionals held a St. Patty's Day fundraiser event to raise money for
the Blue Ridge Conservancy. The event raised $571.79.
The YP Group is
looking to host quarterly events like this to benefit the community and
Banks Landscaping is owned and
operated by Richard and Jenifer Banks. We have over 20 years serving the
High Country. We specialize in drainage issues, property cleanup, mulching,
tree and shrub installation, boulder walls, stone steps, stone gardens, stone
edging, grading, new home landscape installation, driveway repair and much
Visit the website or call 828.925.2744 for more information.
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. Complimentary breakfast by Famous Toastery will be
Made in the
Mountains Quilt Event
March 29th - 31st
Whether you're a
seasoned quilter or a new adventurer, this quilt event is unlike any other
you'll find in the NC mountains!
The 2019 Made in the
Mountains Quilt Event is presented by the Blowing Rock Quilt Cooperative,
Roey's Quilts and The Mountain Thread Company. It will take place in
downtown Blowing Rock.
The public is
invited to an open house style event at the American Legion building. Meet
National Park Service staff and learn more about the Blue Ridge Parkway
with a "behind the scenes" look. Parkway Superintendent J.D. Lee
along with other representatives of the Parkway's management team, staff
and partners will discuss upcoming projects.The event will highlight over
20 information stations with park staff and partners at each station to
Movies at the
Museum: The Flavor of Place
April 4th at 6 pm
Join Blowing Rock
Art & History Museum in welcoming award-winning food writer, Sheri
Castle who will be inviting us to consider what it means to be a locavore
and why this choice matters. To provide context for this conversation, we
will be watching and discussing themes from the Lexicon of Food series
presented by PBS and created by the Lexicon of Sustainability project. The
selected short films encourage us to think about how food can have a sense
of place, and why we might care about where exactly the food that we eat
Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Services is hosting a fish fry with fly tying
lessons to kick-off the start of trout season. Enjoy a bonfire, s'mores,
beer tent and more. Picnic will be held at Timberlake's Patio &
Lakeside Lawn. Call 828.295.5505 to RSVP.
At the Trout Derby
the next day, a Chetola Sporting Reserve Outdoor Programs Representative
will spend the afternoon offering young trout derby participants at
Broyhill Park an array of demos, clinics and contests. Read More
April 5th, 6 - 10
The Turchin Center
for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community
to a Spring Exhibition Celebration. The public is invited to engage,
discover and connect through the arts at the Turchin Center, where the
festivities will include costumed dancers and live music in the Main
Gallery, refreshments and a cash bar. During this event the Turchin Center
will celebrate four exhibitions and many of the artists will be on-hand to
meet visitors and provide insight into their intriguing work. This event is
free and open to the public. Read More