Did you know... The Blowing Rock Chamber is the oldest Chamber in the High Country.
Founded in 1927, Grover C. Robbins was the first President. He also founded
Tweetsie Railroad and Hound Ears.
Welcome New Town
The Town of Blowing Rock has
hired a new Town Manager, Shane Fox. Shane most recently served as the
Cleveland County Chief Financial Officer. Fox has more than 15 years of experience in local government
finance including auditing, financial reporting and executive management.
He graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in accounting,
and previously served as the executive director of the High-Country Counsel
of Government in Boone.
Welcome to our
newest Chamber staff member, Suzy Barker!
We are thrilled to announce that
Suzy Barker will be joining the Blowing Rock Chamber team today! Suzy will
be working cross-functionally with Loni on events, membership, and all
Pictured above are some of our
awesome trash pickup volunteers (left to right):
Zika Rea, Sean Rea, Addison
Kidwell, Pete Rea, and Elyse Rea.
Renews Adopt-A-Highway Agreement on Hwy 221
The Blowing Rock Chamber of
Commerce voted to renew our adoption agreement of Highway 221 (Blowing Rock
section) for another 5 years with the NC DOT. We have scheduled trash
pickup volunteer days throughout the year. Help us take pride in our area
by encouraging your own groups to Adopt a Local Highway.
Register now for this one-day
summit that will highlight local trends in economic, workforce and
Featured panels include:
Borders: lessons learned and
opportunities shared from development-minded leaders in the region and beyond.
·May the Force
Stay with You: discussion regarding workforce
development trends, employee retention and benefit strategies in the
Northwest prosperity zone.
Future: focus on talent development and
trends in training/education of the workforce of tomorrow.
Member Events & News
Coffee Club with
Friday, April 26
from 8:30 - 9:15 am
Chamber of Commerce
Join Billy Chick, Edward Jones
Financial Advisor for a brief presentation on current events in the market
and economy. An informal discussion will follow.
Meet in the conference room at
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. Coffee and breakfast will be served.
Questions? Call 828.295.6176
Nobel Peace Prize
Changes in the World
Friday, April 26
at 10 am
University’s Walker College of Business welcomes Indian child rights
activist and Nobel Peace Prize 2014 Laureate Kailash Satyarthi as the
keynote speaker for a special co-presentation of the Boyles Distinguished
Lecture Series and the Global Opportunities Conference. A reception will
follow, and both lecture and reception are open to the public with no cost
family-friendly day featuring "The Classics" Band, The Cardinal
Burger Wagon, local vendors, and a silent auction -- all to benefit the
Autism Society of NC. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Modern Art: The Cone Sisters in North Carolina” brings together works by
artists who drew the admiration and attention of Claribel and Etta Cone,
including paintings, sculpture, and prints by Henri Matisse, and works on
paper by Rembrandt van Rijn, Sarah Stein, Jacques Villon, Marie Laurencin,
Ben Silbert, John Graham, and Everett Bryant. These works are presented
alongside art and objects that Claribel and Etta gifted to members of their