·Ribbon Cutting: El Rincon on Main St., Fri, June 14 at 3 pm - free
·Ginny Stevens Lane Dedication Ceremony: Sunday, June 16 at 4 pm, Edgewood Cottage
·Committee Meeting Entrepreneurial &
Tues, June 18 at
·Business After Hours, Tues, June 18 at 5:30 pm: Hosted by 4 Forty Four, Jenkins
Realtors & Catered by Moondance Catering. 452 Sunset Drive, Blowing
·Ribbon Cutting: Village Thrift on Valley Blvd, Wed, June 19 at 9:30 am
·Ribbon Cutting: Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge, Sun, June 23 at 3 pm
·Committee Meeting Community, Gov't &
Education: Tues, June 25 at 3:30 pm
·Ribbon Cutting: Funky Tulip on Main St., Thurs, June 27 at 5 pm
·Ribbon Cutting: Chef & Somm on Main St., Fri, June 28 at 5 pm
Business After Hours
June 18th at 5:30 pm
Hosted by 4 Forty Four & Jenkins
Catered by Moondance Catering
452 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock
Join us for this amazing event!
The pair make great neighbors - both located on the
corner of Sunset Drive and Hwy 321.
4 Forty Four is a full service custom construction,
renovation, interior design and consulting business. Jenkins Realtors has
been serving the High Country with real estate and rentals for over 40
* Door Prize for early registration – Vx3
Trail Ride for 2 with Lunch included
* Door Prize for completion of punch card
received at sign in – Best Cellar $250 gift certificate!
RSVP to win!
452 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock
06/18/19 5:30pm - 06/18/19 7:00pm
Prize for Early Registration: Vx3 Trail Ride for 2 with lunch
Help us welcome El Rincon to
Main Street! Owner Letecia Ruiz has accomplished her dream of opening her
own restaurant after years of working at Southern Comforts in the same
space. She is offering breakfast, lunch and dinner every day with American
and Mexican food on the menu. Please join us!
Ginny Stevens Lane
Sunday June 16,
2019 at 4 pm
Friends of Ginny Stevens invite
you to the dedication of GINNY STEVENS LANE on the lawn of Edgewood
Reception to follow at Rumple
(Enter across from BRAHM)
Wed, June 19th at
8332 Valley Boulevard
This wonderful addition to our
community will benefit the Blowing Rock Women's Club's scholarship program.
Save money, find great treasures, and give back. Please join us and plan to
our June Board Meeting
Resort has appointed Angus Lamond to represent their seat on the Chamber
Service Industry Staffing Issues - The board heard from several local
businesses in the restaurant, lodging and retail industries who are
struggling to find enough employees to be open 7 days a week this summer.
Staffing continues to be our biggest challenge in tourism. Business owners
shared the multitude of tactics they've used to attempt to find help,
retention strategies, and trends that they're seeing with employment which
include these interesting takeaways:
unemployment rate is 2.9%. Further, 3% of the population is un-employable.
So most people who are able to work are working. The pool is very small
right now. Many businesses are engaging in employee sharing.
is a trend at App State with students taking the majority of their summer
courses online. This means less students are around to work during the
summer. Student labor rates have fallen drastically and we are seeing less
and less students join the service industry workforce during college; and a
rise in affluent student populations.
continues to be a challenge for workers in Blowing Rock, with most of our
workforce commuting from long distances.
Board discussed all of these issues and brainstormed many avenues to
resolve these issues.
workforce issues will continue to be discussed and long term work to
alleviate these issues will continue in our EDC committee meetings.
Saturday, June 22
2 - 5 pm at Tanger
·Check out a
variety of EV models including Tesla, Nissan, Chevy and more.
local EV owners.
stores of Tanger Outlets while you're there and enjoy their new courtyard,
fire pit and games area!
music in the courtyard by Strictly Clean and Decent at the Concerts in the
Courtyard from 4 - 7 pm.
chargers being installed at Tanger this month!
partnership by Tanger Outlets and Blue Ridge Energy
We are asking all downtown
businesses to decorate their storefronts and windows with a special
"Mile of Flowers" theme the week of June 23 - 29. All displays
should go up by Monday, June 24th to qualify. Judging will happen on
Thursday, June 27th with awards going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Expert Tip on the
Chamber blog this week: The Right Insurance Can Meet Both Short and Long Term Needs
If you’re going to achieve your
important financial goals, you’ll need to build an appropriate investment
portfolio. But that’s only part of the story – because you also need to
protect what you have, what you earn and what you’d like to leave behind.
That’s why it’s a good idea to become familiar with the various types of
insurance and how they can address short- and long-term needs. Read more on the blog.
This week in
Grilled Cheese Cafe Ribbon Cutting in
There are a few tent party
locations in the center section that are not yet reserved.
This is a great opportunity to host a private party or to promote your
business or non-profit organization to an audience of 3,000+. More info and
pricing can be viewed on the Symphony website. Please contact Sarah for
details on availability. This year's event is July 26th.
Aldridge) Children's Book Signing at The Blowing Rock, June 15 from 2 pm - 5 pm
the Park June 16 will feature The King
Shagging at the Rock will happen
on June 22. Details
Mountain Club hosts its Annual Summer
Soulstice day of fun on June 22. Live music, food, fun for kids and
adults, all to benefit Hospitality House. Details
·Movies in the
Park will feature "Black
Panther" on Thursday, June 27 at 8:30 pm. Details
Summer Theatre Series kicks off on
June 27 with Mamma Mia! Details
Summer Festival kicks off the season with Ben
Folds on June 29. Details