Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekly Village Update 5.11.17

Chamber Events & News

Mother's Day Gift Guide
Only Three Shopping Days Left!
Mother's Day is This Sunday, May 14th

 We encourage everyone to Shop Local for Mom this Mother's Day!

Need inspiration? We asked members to send us their special items & sales, and we put it all together in a handy gift guide! Click the button to view it and get shopping!

TODAY at Blue Ridge Realty & Investments, LLC
Thursday, May 11th at 4 pm
1129-1 Main Street

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration at the new Blowing Rock location of Blue Ridge Realty & Investments, LLC!

Bull & Bear Vacation Rentals
131 Morris Street
Wednesday, May 17th at 5 pm

The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop
922 Main Street
Monday, May 22nd at 4 pm

Business After Hours
Tuesday, May 16th, 4 - 7 pm
High Gravity Adventures

Join the Blowing Rock and Caldwell Chambers of Commerce for a fun evening of networking and adventures! Participation is optional. Come to watch! 

4 - 5:30 pm: Experience the aerial courses with a short complimentary climbing ticket.

5:30 - 7 pm: Social hour and the
Three-person Giant Swing will be operating!  

Reservations for adventures required!

Art in the Park
Saturday, May 20th, 10 am - 5 pm
Park Avenue

May Art in the Park Highlights:
  • It's our 55th Year! 
  • 80 Artists
  • Featured Artist: Tim Turner
  • 3 Non-Profit Booth: Dylan's Heart, The Blowing Rock Woman's Club, The Community Care Clinic
  • FREE trolley from Tanger Outlets and Food Lion
  • Located on Park Avenue again. See you there!
Questions? Contact the Chamber at 828.295.7851

Concert in the Park
Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm
Memorial Park

Always on Sundays following Art in the Park, Sunday Concerts in the Park offer free, family-friendly entertainment! Bring a lawn chair or blanket! The 2017 Season of Concerts in the Park is sponsored by Diamond Properties and kicks off with Bluegrass/Folk/Blues by Handlebar Betty! 

Member Events & News

Mountain Ninja Warrior Sponsorship Applications Open
The Mountain Ninja Warrior community fundraiser and competition is returning to High Gravity Adventures! Planning is underway for this all-day event to be held on Sunday, October 1st, and this is the call for your business to get involved! Event sponsorships and team fundraisers are available this year!

Music on the Lawn
Friday, May 12th at 5:30 pm
Inn at Ragged Gardens

Music on the Lawn is held every Friday evening, May through October (weather permitting) with a different band featured every week. Concerts are free; cash bar & lawn menu are available. Bring a lawn chair and arrive early to secure a spot on the lawn. No pets, coolers or outside food and beverage. The 2017 season kicks off tomorrow with King Bees performing!

8th Annual SNIPS Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13th, 8 am - Noon
Precision Printing Company
1302 Blowing Rock Road, Boone

Proceeds benefit Watauga Humane Society's spay/neuter program.
Shoe Drive: The Watauga Humane Society is conducting a shoe collection drive May 15th - July 15th to raise funds for the care, feeding, love and medical needs of our shelter animals.   
For more information, contact Watauga Humane Society at 828.264.7865

Silicon Hollar Start-Up Social
Monday, May 15th at 5:30 pm 
The Greenhouse, 164 Depot St., Boone

This anti-networking event is for entrepreneurs, coders, hackers and investors. We talk about upcoming Silicon Hollar events and provide updates on tech and entrepreneurship initiatives. 

Movies at the Museum
Tyrus: The Documentary
Thursday, May 18th at 7 pm
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Set against a backdrop of immigration, poverty and racial prejudice, Tyrus is the true story of 105 year old pioneering Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong, revealed through the lens of filmmaker Pamela Tom.

Tickets: $5 students, seniors / $7 general admission

Midnight at the Oasis
Friday, May 19th at 7 pm
Meadowbrook Inn

Celebrating 39 years of service, information and shelter. OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Watauga and Avery Counties.

Tickets: $35 per person. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and dancing.

Meet the First Citizens Bank Team
Thursday, June 15th at 5 pm
540 Hwy 105 Ext., Boone

Meet our new business banker and the rest of the team. A donation will be made to a local non-profit organization.

For more information, contact First Citizens Bank at 828.295.3162

Chamber Information & Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, May 11th at 4pm, Blue Ridge Realty & Investments
Business After Hours: Tuesday, May 16th at 5:30 pm, High Gravity Adventures
Ribbon Cutting: Wednesday, May 17th at 5:30 pm, Bull & Bear
Art in the Park: Saturday, May 20th at 10 am, Park Avenue (in front of Chamber)
Concert in the Park: Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm, Memorial Park Gazebo (Handlebar Betty performing)
Executive Board: Tuesday, May 23rd at 8 am
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, May 25th at 5 pm, Savannah's Oyster House
Public Viewing of Sunset Drive Gateway Project: Tuesday, May 30th at 4:30 pm, American Legion
Board of Directors: Wednesday, June 7th at 8 am, BRAHM
All meetings are held in the Chamber Boardroom unless otherwise noted.

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