Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekly Village Update 3.30.17

Chamber Events & News

Ribbon Cutting & Celebration TOMORROW!
Friday, March 31st at 5 pm
My Mountain Home
120 Maple Road, Blowing Rock
(in the former church on the corner of 321 and Sunset Drive)

Stop by Friday after work for food & drinks and to give My Mountain Home a warm welcome to the community!
Local wine & beer and hors d'oeuvres by CR catering will be served! Please RSVP so we can provide an accurate headcount!

Laurel Lane Project
Tuesday, April 4th at 3 pm

Join us on the eastern point of the median at the intersection of Main Street & Laurel Lane as we break ground on this special project!

We Need a Few More Volunteers!
Can You Help?
SAVOR Blowing Rock is just around the corner (April 20-23) and we need a little help from our friends! We can't do this great event without our awesome volunteers! Click the "volunteer now" button to see a list of opportunities and to sign up!

Questions? Call Billie 828.295.7851

SAVOR More . . .

TASTE! will be held April 20th, 6 - 8 pm and is a culinary compilation showcasing many of the Blowing Rock and High Country restaurants. Restaurants will serve small plate sized portions of some of their signature dishes. North Carolina produced beers, wines and other beverages will also be available for tasting.

NEW THIS YEAR: we have hired an amazing dance band, Carolina Soul!

Tickets will sell out quickly, get yours today!

There are so many great seminars and tastings to choose from April 20-22 during SAVOR Weekend! Some of the more unique are the ones featuring North Carolina products – Vodka made from muscadine grapes, Bitters made from grapefruit, lavender and hibiscus, and the history of moonshine in North Carolina and its beginnings with Jack Daniels.

Check the event schedule on our website for a list of all seminars & tastings. Tickets are selling quickly, get yours before they sell out!

Vote for Blowing Rock!
Blowing Rock has been nominated to be in the running for USA Today's 10 Best: Best Southern Small Town!

Show your love for Blowing Rock and vote! You can vote once daily until polls close at noon on Monday, April 24th!

Do You Want to be a
If you are a Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce member who has been in business in the Blowing Rock area for 20 years or longer, we want to hear from you! Contact Director of Membership Services, Loni, and complete a short questionnaire so we can feature you!

Introducing The NEW
A new, responsive website, is now live! This new site will automatically size to any device and has a fresh, clean look. 

Be sure to take a few minutes and check it out!

Member Events & News

New Member:
Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge
Encore Travel provides incredible experiences for your vacation. Wendy's extensive knowledge and specialization delivers personal service, amenities and value for your travel investment. She diligently works behind the scenes before, during and after to ensure every detail is covered.
  "Travel consulting is my forte and experiencing the world is my passion!" ~ Wendy Snider, Owner

 FREE Tutoring
Wednesdays at 5 pm 
First Baptist Church, Blowing Rock

FREE math, science & reading tutoring program for all middle school students!

Small Business Memberships at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Did you know that the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum offers Small Business Memberships which allow all of your employees to get into BRAHM for free anytime? Additionally, small business memberships include a number of other business perks and advertising opportunities.

Turchin Center
The Nile Project
Sunday, April 2nd
Admission is always FREE!

2:30 pm - 4 pm: Panel Discussion "River Stories" at Turchin Center Lecture Hall.

A collective of 35 musicians from 11 Nile countries will make sounds reflecting a remarkable synthesis of highly diverse rhythms and tonal systems, lyrics sung in numerous languages and instruments ranging from Kenyan kettledrums to Egyptian flutes.

Re-Openings Friday, April 7th

Village CafĂ©, Downtown Blowing Rock will reopen for the season on April 7th! April hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm. 
Call 828.295.3769 for more information.
Tweetsie Railroad will reopen for the season on April 7th! Hours are Friday-Sunday, 9 am - 6 pm until Memorial Day weekend. 
Call 828.264.9061 for more information.

Movies at the Museum
Thursday, April 13th at 7 pm
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Admission: $7 general / $5 student with ID, seniors & active military.

Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina.
Make it a date night, dinner and a movie! Pick up your ticket at BRAHM during museum hours on April 13 and present it at Bistro Roca for a 10% discount on your meal (valid April 13 only).

Community Events

38th Annual Trout Derby
Saturday, April 1st, Sunrise - 4 pm

Friendly competition for kids & adults!
No entry fee or pre-registration!

Trophies & prizes awarded at 4:30 pm. 

Trail Communities Conference
Thursday & Friday, May 4th & 5th
Roth Room at the Liberty, Elkin

The goal of the “trail communities” conference is to help leaders of communities along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) learn more about the status of the MST statewide and learn from experts who can help you plan, build and market your part of the MST.

Chamber Information & Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

Ribbon Cutting: Friday, March 31st at 5 pm, My Mountain Home

Ground Breaking: Tuesday, April 4th at 3 pm, Laurel Lane

Board of Directors: Wednesday, April 5th at 8 am

Leadership Challenge: Wednesday, April 5th at 1 pm, BRAHM

Blowing Rock Young Professionals Meetup: Monday, April 10th at 5:30 pm, Blowing Rock Ale House

Business After Hours: Tuesday, April 18th at 5:30 pm, Westglow Resort & Spa

SAVOR Blowing Rock: Thursday - Sunday, April 20 - 23, Downtown Blowing Rock

Executive Board: Tuesday, April 25th at 8 am

Economic Development Council: Tuesday, April 25th at 3:30 pm (NEW quarterly meetings)

All meetings are held in the Chamber Boardroom unless otherwise noted.