If you have an interest in serving on one of these important citizen boards, please complete a Board Appointment Application by Monday, January 4, 2021. The application is located on our website (www.townofblowingrock.com) or a copy can be picked up at Town Hall. Once completed please submit to Hilari Hubner, Town Clerk, at Post Office Box 47, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 either by mail or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Decorating Contest
Want to show off your business's Holiday Spirit?
The Holiday Decorating contest will be live on Facebook from Dec. 11-24th. The public will be asked to vote by "liking" the image or images of their choice!
All business are encouraged to enter. Awards will be given to a retail business for Best Window Display and to a business for Best Indoor or Outdoor display.
Email Suzy to enter the Holiday Decorating contest by Dec. 9th.
High Country Workforce has come out with a new Labor Update. Read the full report here.
Google is offering FREE Small Business Advisors session till the end of the year. Learn more and book your appointment here.
Looking to explore new marketing ideas? Here is a list of 50 Local Marketing Ideas. Including becoming a Chamber Member!
NCDHHS has come out with the SlowCOVIDNC app to help notify others about exposure points.
Download theSlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification app, enable your Bluetooth and Exposure Notification settings, and be notified if you have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result in the app.
Once you opt-in to the notification system, you can also anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result in the app. SlowCOVIDNC protects your identity and privacy while empowering you to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
The Small Business & Technology Development Center has prepared a survey to determine the impact of COVID-19 on small business supply chain.
Cafe Violette is offering $10 Martinis & $10 Mussels every Thursday from 5pm-8pm.
Sipping Sunday's special on select red wine at half price (glass and bottle) from 5pm-8pm.
The Hellbender is doing a weekly Thursday Night Special - enjoy a Burger, Salad or Wings with a draft beer or glass of wine for $11!
The Speckled Trout will have live music tonight from 6pm-8pm. Enjoy live music or grab a beer and sit on the heated patio!
Carlton Gallery Open House
Carlton Gallery’s 38th Winter Group Exhibition with Small Works begins with a Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday, November 27-28 from 10 am to 5 pm. This exhibition features small works in paintings, decorative and functional pottery, basketry, gourds, wearable fiber, wood, glass, and jewelry by the many talented artisans in the gallery.
J.W Tweeds Special
Avoid the Crowds!
J.W. Tweeds will open our doors from 9:00 am until 10:00 am on Saturday, November 28th, for an exclusive Black Saturday shopping event for only our Chamber members and friends. Take an additional 20% off all merchandise including sales and promotions.
High Country Real Estate Report
At the end of the October REALTORS® recorded, year to date, 2,634 homes sold for $923.48 million. That just surpassed the year-end totals for 2019; 2,608 homes with $804.59 million.
Even more impressive, for the year so far the median sold price is up 16 percent compared to the entirety of last year, $280,000 to $240,500.
In October, REALTORS® sold 414 residential listings worth $166.7 million. It was the second consecutive month - and only the second time ever - regional homes sales broke the 400 mark.
High Country Dinning Pass
Black Friday Deals start on Tuesday Nov. 24th with High Country 365.
Purchase a discounted Dinning Pass and you will be saving money and supporting our restaurants and schools!
Last year the Hunger and Health Coalition gave gifts to 221 children and 58 seniors in need throughout the community. With the pandemic far from over, we expect that number will only rise. While celebrating this season, make time to remember that not everyone gets to enjoy the holidays, and help us ensure that every family that asks us for help can get it.
Donations can be made by credit card to the Hunger and Health Coalition via their virtual store on their website or by mailing a check or cash donation to P.O Box 1837, Boone, North Carolina, 28607. All donations must be submitted by December 2nd to ensure enough time for gifts to be purchased for families.
Thank you. If you would like to donate or would like more information on the Sharing Tree, please call (828)262-1628 and ask to speak with Anita Wilson, Director of Operations. We wish you health and safety as this tumultuous year ends and all the best going into a new year.
We'd love to see you!
The Chamber Team is glad to see our businesses re-opening! Email Regina to let us know you're open and we will stop by for a socially distance visit.