Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weekly Village Update 8.17.17

Chamber Events & News

Dark in the Park!
Monday, August 21st, 2 pm - 3 pm
Chamber Lawn

Come to the Dark Side - We Have Treats!

Join us for an Eclipse Party! We will gather at the Chamber and party on the lawn (or walk to Memorial Park) to celebrate Eclipse 2017. Sun Chips, Moon Pies, Solar Punch (Loni's special recipe!) and lots of fun await!

See you on the dark side! It's going to be "TOTALITY AWESOME"!

This is a BYOG event!
**(bring your own glasses)**

Many members are having special eclipse events too (Canyons, Appalachian State and Grandfather Mountain to name a few). If you have time to go to those venues, we encourage you to go and enjoy a spectacular event.    

Shop Owners: If you aren't hosting an event and can close shop for 30 minutes we would love to have you come out and celebrate a truly "once in a lifetime" event. The eclipse lasts about 2 minutes.

Business After Hours
Tuesday, August 22nd at 5 pm
Tweetsie Railroad

Meet us on Main Street at Tweetsie Railroad for a fun evening of networking, nibbles, refreshments and giveaways! Don't forget your business card!

Double the fun . . . our friends from the Boone Chamber will be joining us!

Business After Hours events are free to members of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Questions? Not a member, but want to attend?
Call Loni Miller, Director of Membership Services at 828.295.7851 

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Tuesday, August 29th at 5:30 pm
American Legion

Volunteers, we want to celebrate you!

We couldn't do everything we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. We look forward to treating you to dinner! 
If you volunteered this year, but did not receive the dinner invitation, please call the Chamber at 828.295.7851

Vote for Boone & Blowing Rock!
Boone and Blowing Rock are in the running for Blue Ridge Outdoors' Top Adventure Town 2017! According to the outdoor magazine, they have "narrowed the field to 48 mountain biking meccas, paddling paradises, hiking nirvanas, and much more." Now it's time for readers to vote for their favorites! Boone and Blowing Rock are featured together. Voting for the first round will be open till August 21 and folks can vote once a day! 

You must be registered with the site to vote, but registration is free.

Welcome New Member:
reFresh Your Space
reFresh Your Space, Inc (RYS) is a small, locally owned and operated Home Staging and reDesign firm based out of Blowing Rock. At RYS, it is our goal to exceed our client’s expectations both in customer service and in our execution of the staging process. Whether we are staging a vacant home to help buyer’s imagine the possibilities of each room, or working with an existing home owner helping them to highlight the features and benefits of their home by decluttering or depersonalizing the home; the ultimate intent is to sell the home faster and for more money than what is average for their particular market. At RYS, we strive to use sustainably sourced products, and when possible, we try to reNew, reFurbish, and rePurpose a home using the home owner’s own furnishings. 
reFresh Your Space, Inc.'s Home Staging and reDesign services works with you to ensure each room of your home reflects your family's interests; while at the same time making certain to maintain the intended function of the space. Ultimately, we want to help you reFresh Your Space!

To learn more, visit: or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

Member Events & News

Upcoming at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Movies at the Museum: A Weaverly Path
Thursday, August 17th at 7 pm

A Weaverly Path offers an intimate, visually stunning portrait of Swiss-born tapestry weaver Silvia Heyden and captures the inner dialogue and meditations of an extraordinary artist in the moments of creation. The film follows Heyden during a year of weaving and reflection. Learn More
A Starry Night
Saturday, August 19th at 5:30 pm

The evening begins with A Moveable Feast featuring dinners in private homes, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Then, the party moves to BRAHM for All That Jazz, an after party of cocktails, dessert, jazz and more, from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Learn More

Rotary Auction
Saturday, August 19th at 3 pm
American Legion

Fun, food and wine!

Doors open at 3 pm, silent auction ends at 5:30 pm. Live auction at 5 pm.

All proceeds are returned to High Country charities. Over the last 4 years over $105,000 has been given to benefit our community.
For more information, call 828.295.7851

Decades Rewind
Friday & Saturday, August 25th & 26th
Fletcher Opera House, Raleigh

Sunday, August 27th
Roger L. Stevens Center, Winston-Salem

Your Music. Your Memories. Your Life.

If you’ve been looking for a theatrical concert that will transport you back to the days of your youth with the passionate, beautiful songs of the past, Decades Rewind™ is an incredibly memorable & nostalgic show that you’ve been dreaming of! Featuring the top hits of the golden age of music (from the 60’s to the 80’s), Decades Rewind™ is a veritable time machine of amazing music that will never fade away.
Ticket prices range $33 - $45

Artist Reception
Saturday, August 26th at 11 am - 5 pm
Alta Vista Gallery

Drop in to meet award-winning plein air painter Jeremy Sams and enjoy his 26 new acrylic landscape paintings. Sams, an Impressionist who has won every art competition he entered this year, was recently featured in an international magazine. Read More

Refreshments will be served.

Midsummer Night's 2nd Chance Prom
Saturday, August 26th at 7 pm
Meadowbrook Inn

Your 2nd chance is finally here! Save the date for the High Country's inaugural Second Chance Prom! Dress however you want! Dance with whoever you want! Be who you are! All are welcome, this is a community event.

Tickets: $50 online / $60 at door / $35 student with valid ID. Price includes passed hors d'oeuvres & slider bar.
Questions? Contact Lauren Jaquays at

Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays at 4 pm, Park Avenue

Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, August 22nd at 8 am, Chamber Office

Business After Hours: Tuesday, August 22nd at 5:30 pm, Tweetsie Railroad

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Tuesday, August 29th at 5:30 pm, American Legion Hall

Chamber Board Meeting: Wednesday, September 6th at 8 am, Chamber Board Room

Art in the Park: Saturday, September 9th, 10 am - 5 pm, Park Avenue

Sunday Concert in the Park: Sunday, September 10th at 4 pm, Memorial Park

BR Young Professionals Meetup: Monday, September 11th at 5:30 pm, Blowing Rock Ale House

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