Thursday, January 2, 2020

Weekly Village Update 1.2.20

The voice "FOR BUSINESS" in Blowing Rock and beyond

Thank you to our 2020 Chamber Partners! We are excited for the New Year.

Submit your nominations TODAY! Nominations close Friday, January 3rd.
Awards Luncheon
We need your help with selecting our 2019 Chamber Award Winners. 
Tell us, "who" is the best in the following categories:

·    Commercial Renovation 
·    New Construction
·    Outstanding Business Service
·    Best Customer Service
·    Service to Community
·    Jerry Burns Ambassadorial Award
·    Business of the Year

Be sure to include a description of "why" your nominee should win the award.

Our membership committee compiles all nominations and sends the ballot of finalists in each category to all Chamber members for popular vote to determine the final winners, which are announced at our Award Luncheon on Feb. 11th.

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. 

WinterFest January 23rd- 26th
The 22nd Annual Blowing Rock WinterFest is quickly approaching. Visit the WinterFest website for a full list of events. Email if your business is hosting an event of special during WinterFest weekend to have that information share on the website and social media.

Act fast and purchase tickets today! The 5:30 and 6:45 pm seating of WinterFeast are SOLD OUT. Limited tickets are still available for the 8:00 pm seating. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Chamber at 828.295.7851

Host Business Before Hours
Are you interested in hosting a Business Before Hours?

Business Before Hours
8:30am - 9:30am
March 11th, June 10th, September 9th

Email Suzy Barker for more information and availability.

Member News

To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email by Wednesday.
Tag the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce on social media to have your post shared to our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

New Member: Allen Tate of the High Country!
Allen Tate Realtors of the High Country's trained agents have the latest in cutting edge technology allowing us to move real estate quickly and provide buyers with detailed property search information.

For more information visit the Allen Tate of the High Country website.

Sunset Drive Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 14th at 4:00 pm
Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock

Join the Chamber and the Town of Blowing Rock in marking the completion of Sunset Drive.

BRAHM's Scholars & Scones: Hugh Morton
On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020, from 11 am - 12 pm, Jesse Pope will lead a conversation at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum about the past, present, and future of Grandfather Mountain State Park. The talk will focus on the life and legacy of Hugh Morton, founder of Grandfather Mountain nature preserve.

The Mountain Thread Company hosts Paper Snowflake Contest
The contest will run from Jan 6th - 20th.
Winner will be announced during WinterCraft on Friday January 24, 2020 from 5-8 PM in the courtyard next to The Mountain Thread Company at 1098 Main Street, Blowing Rock.

Visit the Facebook event for more information on how to enter, categories, and the grand prize!

Weekly Yoga Classes at BRAHM are back!
Starting Friday, Jan. 17th
Classes offered for $10 on Fridays from 10:30 - 11:30 at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum.

Take time to unwind and restore yourself for the weekend with a gentle yoga class presented by High Country Yoga.
Props and mats provided; bringing own mat is suggested.

10 Tips on How to Reduce Taxable Income for Small Businesses
10 Tips on How to Reduce Taxable Income for Small Businesses by The Harford.

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More events can be found on our online calendar.

To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email by Wednesday.

Our newsletter reaches over 1,000 member contacts each Thursday!

Thank you to our 2020 Chamber Partners!

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