We are quickly approaching 2021 and that means we've got a lot going on to get ready for the new year! Don't miss out on taking advantage of your membership by skipping these opportunities:
Member to Member Loyalty Card - this card is to promote Chamber Members supporting each other! Offer a small discount or special rate to fellow Chamber members . Email Regina to be included.
Chamber Directory & Visitors Guide Ads - our Chamber Directory is printed every year and has a distribution over 12,000+. Would you like to include an ad to further promote your business? Email Regina by December 16th to be included. New this year - we are offering design services.
Blowing Rock WinterFest - is on its way! The order deadline for an ice sculpture is December 28th. Email Suzy to participate in WinterFest.
Stay at Home Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
As cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country, Governor Roy Cooper issued additional COVID-19 safety measures and is implementing a stay at home order from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Executive Order No. 181 goes into effect on Friday, December 11th and runs through Friday, January 8th.
With mask requirements staying in place, this order aims to keep individuals socially distanced and safe at home. The order requires that all non-essential businesses must close at 10 p.m. Travel to and from work; to obtain food, medical care, fuel or social services; or to take care of a family member is exempted.
This year we will not be hosting the Polar Bear Plunge or any ticketed events, but we working on creating a fun weekend focused on celebrating the restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities in Blowing Rock.
Want to add something to the schedule of events? Email Suzy the information.
Granite Insuranceis an independent agency focused on serving nationally and locally. We believe in protecting families and businesses, by providing the trust they need and choice they deserve for their insurance needs. Our clients success is our passion.
The Blake on Mainis a quaint 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on Main Street in Blowing Rock, North Carolina that is offered for short-term rental.
Hospitality House Honor Card
Send a $5 Honor Card to a friend or family member this season honoring them with a gift to Hospitality House. 100% of contributions support our housing, hunger relief and homeless prevention programs in seven NC counties. The 2020 Holiday Honor Cards are available through December, online at HospHouse.org for a minimum donation of $5 per card. Hospitality House will ship your cards free of charge. Additionally, they will even mail your entire Christmas card list for you. Simply provide each Tribute recipient address in the online donation form.
Give the gift of Chetola!
Tis’ the season to treat your employees!
Though the holidays may look a little different this year, it’s important to make sure your employees feel the spirit of the season. Give them the gift of Chetola. Come together with your team and enjoy carryout meals from Timberlake’s or treat them to a Chetola gift card to enjoy the season with family.
Insider's Report: What's next at Flat Top Manor? It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for! Work is officially underway to restore the exterior of Flat Top Manor at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. There are many steps to restoring the mansion’s grandeur. Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation for a special 30-minute webinar, What’s Next at Flat Top?, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 15, to learn more about the process ahead.
December 12, 2020-January 4, 2021 with a “very virtual” rendition of the High Country’s newest holiday tradition.
Enjoy Snowbelle favorites like SING, MERRY & BRIGHT and LIKE THIS choreographed by
Cheryl Cutlip. Embrace the true meaning of Christmas with SILENT NIGHT choreographed by Bradley Parquette and LITTLE DRUMMER BOY choreographed by Amanda Edge. Kicking their way through the streets, meet our Snowbelles up close and in person as they share sights and sounds of North Carolina's High Country as well as personal heartwarming stories.
The 2021 season of The Schaefer Center Presents performing arts series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, announces the lineup for its spring virtual series, presented February 4-March 25. All events are free, thanks to a group of generous sponsors. The fall series included a mix of regional and national theatre, Americana and holiday music, and a special engagement with Dr. Jane Goodall, and the spring series offers an equally diverse lineup: award-winning playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith, the best in contemporary dance by the renowned BalletX, the Steep Canyon Rangers in a live streamed concert from the stage of the Schaefer Center, and a “best of” showcase by the Appalachian Dance Ensemble, featuring works by distinguished faculty choreographers in the Department of Theatre and Dance. A companion series of free virtual events for K-12 schools and families across our region is also being offered throughout the spring by the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series.
The spring series is free of charge, but advance registration is required at theschaefercenter.org. Patrons who wish to make a donation in any amount to support the series and its mission have the option to do so on the website.
Give the Gift of Westglow
Give the Gift of Westglow this Holiday Season! Enjoy attractive savings on Westglow Day Spa Package Gift Certificates!
providing gift wrapping services this holiday season. From November 27 to December 20, shoppers can visit Suite 48 (formerly, Wilson’s Leather) at Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a beautifully wrapped gift at a small price.
Proceeds from the gift-wrapping service benefit Casting Bread’s work to increase food security for people in need. You may also drop off donations of shelf-stable food at the gift-wrapping station.
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.