Thursday, December 12, 2019

Weekly Village Update 12.12.19

Ribbon Cutting, Christmas Ornament, and more!

The voice "FOR BUSINESS" in Blowing Rock and beyond

Ribbon Cutting for 4 Forty Four Design Studio - TOMORROW
Friday, December, 13th
11:30 am at the 4 Forty Four office
452 Sunset Dr Unit C, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at 4 Forty Four's new Design Studio. Meet the design team at 4 Forty Four while previewing their newly renovated office space. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

2019 Christmas Ornament
Holiday Ornament Signing by Artist Ed Springs
Holiday Ornament Signing by Artist Ed Springs
Blowing Rock Chamber -132 Park Ave
Wednesday, December 18th 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Stop by the Chamber on Wednesday, December, 18th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and have your Holiday Ornament signed by artist Ed Springs.
Holiday cheer, hot cider, and cookies will be provided.

Ornaments are available for purchase at the Chamber for $15.

Ads and Updated Business Listings for 2020-2021 Visitor Guide due January 11th
It's time to reserve your ad space in the 2020-2021 Visitor Information Guide & Member Directory - the most requested publication in Blowing Rock! Download the sales sheet for details and pricing.

We're also asking all members to trim your business descriptions for the guide and our website for simplicity and consistency between listings. Please visit the online Google form to provide an updated description limited to 250 characters (including spaces). Or if you prefer, email your description to

4th Annual Economic Kickoff Breakfast
Hosted by the Blowing Rock & Boone Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, Jan. 16th - 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Meadowbrook Inn

Featured guest include the Keynote Speaker,
Dr.Harry Davis from the Walker College of Business and Presenter, Brad Moretz from Appalachian Ski Mountain.

To register for the breakfast, click here. Blowing Rock Chamber Members should use code "BROCK" at checkout to receive a $5 discount on their registration fee. 

Grow with Google on Feb. 20th at BRAHM
Business owners, marketing professionals, and salespeople should attend!
Anyone who wants to learn new marketing skills or reach potential customers online will learn Google’s latest best practices for engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, and social media marketing. 

Stay tuned for more information

NC Chamber publishes "How they Voted"
This publication identifies the key policies that were presented to legislators prior to the 2019 session and tracks how they ultimately voted on the issues most important to job creators.

Member News

Mountain Alliance Dinning Guide
Sponsor transformative experiences, support for local teens and support local businesses all while eating at some of the area’s best restaurants! 100% of the proceeds support after-school tutoring, experiential education and incredible  experiential education and incredible opportunities for Avery and Watauga teens. Get great deals at some of the best High Country restaurants, support local businesses, and sponsor opportunities for local teens.

Vincent Properties Job Posting
Busy Real Estate Firm seeking Full Time 'Listing Coordinator'/Receptionist. Duties include administrative and office tasks, and assisting with real estate efforts. Job includes visiting properties and some out-of-office duties as well. Applicant must possess good skills in communication, organization, multi-tasking, and attention to detail. We are looking for an individual who is motivated, works well as a team, and takes initiative. Must be proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc). Real Estate Knowledge not required but is a plus! Conveniently located on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock, walking distance to great coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and close to walking trails for nice lunch break options! M-F 8:30-5:30. Pay commiserate with experience!

Applicants can send resume to:

BRAHM Winter Exhibition Celebration- Tomorrow
Friday, December, 13th
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum for a special event that celebrates the opening of their 2019 winter exhibits.

This event includes complimentary refreshments and is FREE & open to the public.

Photos with Santa
Saturday, December, 14th
10 am - 2 pm
Martin House Courtyard, 1098 Main Street

Mountain Laurel Floristry & Mountain Thread Company present Photos with Santa. Handcrafts and Cheer provided - bring your own camera!

$5 suggested donation- proceeds benefit Delacruz Farm. Click here for more information.

Sugar Mountain Resort
December 13-15

Sugar Moutain Resort is celebrating 50 years of Sugar. Join them this weekend for the Easy Street Chair Lift Ribbon Cutting, Sugarfeast, Fireworks and more! For a full list of events visit their website here.

Novembers Realtor Report
The growth has been powered by a prolonged busy summer selling season. Realtors® have sold more than 200 residential and multi-family homes every month since May, according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The last three months - September, October and November - recorded the highest sales during those months since at least 2005, the earliest MLS data available. Read the full press release here.

Blue Ridge Realty & Investments Opens Office in Lenoir
Todd Rice and Bill Aceto, co-owners of Blue Ridge Realty & Investments announce the Grand Opening of their Lenoir Office located at 215 Chruch Street NW in beautiful downtown Lenoir. The professional team includes Lenoir REALTOR® and Broker-In-Charge, Don Williams; REALTORS® Breanna McKay, Mary Baker, and Beverly Clark; in addition to the Broker Operations Manager, REALTOR® Michelle Hammond.

Green Park Inn Christmas Dinner
Wednesday, December 25th
Seating's from 1 pm - 4 pm
Reservations required, call (828)414-9230

Enjoy your Christmas dinner at the Chestnut Grille for a 3-course dinner, chosen for the selections attached here.

The Horton Hotel is Hiring!
The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge is looking to grow their housekeeping team. Shifts are typically from 9 am - 3 pm. A wonderful place to work in the heart of Boone!

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