Thursday, August 24, 2017

Weekly Village Update 8.24.17

Chamber Events & News

Farmers Market
The Blowing Rock Farmers Market is held on Park Avenue every Thursday, 4 pm - 6 pm through October. This year's market is three times the size of last season!

Come on out for local produce and goods from area farmers! If there's light rain, the market is still open - just bring your umbrella!

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

Recap: Business After Hours at Tweetsie Railroad
Fun was had by all at this joint Business After Hours at Tweetsie Railroad on Tuesday, August 22nd! It's double the fun when the Boone Chamber joins us! It was a fantastic evening of celebrating Tweetsie's 60th Anniversary along with networking, food & beverages, giveaways and a lot of laughs!

The next Business After Hours will be Tuesday, September 19th at Chetola.
Scroll through our album on Facebook and be sure to tag yourself (and others you know) in photos!

Payroll News: New Overtime Wage Level Under Review
The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced they are putting the new overtime rule implemented under the Obama administration under review by putting out a Request for Information to the business community. Read More

Expanding Horizons:
A Seminar for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets
Tuesday, September 12th
Omni Charlotte Hotel

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is set up by the federal government as a private corporation to assist businesses wishing to enter the international marketplace.

OPIC is a quasi-government agency that assists business in this country who are looking to expand into the world market. They are conducting a seminar in Charlotte to fully explain what they do and how they can help. 
Seminar is free and open to the public.

Vote for Boone/Blowing Rock:
Round Two!
Boone and Blowing Rock made it to Round 2 and are still in the running for Blue Ridge Outdoors' Top Adventure Town 2017!

There are now 24 "mountain biking meccas, paddling paradises, hiking nirvanas, and much more" contending for the top spot. 

Boone and Blowing Rock are featured together. Voting for the second round will be open until August 28th and you can vote once a day! Bookmark the voting site to it's easy to find!
You must be registered with the site to vote, but registration is free.

Welcome New Member:
Canvas Beauty Bar
Canvas Beauty Bar is a full service hair salon and blow dry bar. Created by two local stylists, the vision for Canvas was a beauty salon that incorporated exclusive and customized services with a social atmosphere. We are a place where women feel beautiful just by walking inside and an environment where men think of haircuts as a luxury, not an obligation. We are a modern hair salon with a classic style, offering services that bring out the best in the client and stylist. Reminiscent of the days of traditional beauty shops, Canvas is a new and fresh hair salon that will change the way you look at the industry. Join us as we make beauty social.

Member Events & News

Job Opportunities!

Education & Outreach Director
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

The Education & Outreach Director is in charge of the museum’s educational outreach and programming. BRAHM’s programming and outreach not only serve its members, but also strive to continually make sure that the museum’s resources are made available to all in our community.

Housekeeping Project Coordinator
The Extra Hands

The Extra​ ​Hands​ ​is​ ​looking​ ​to​ ​hire​ ​a​ ​Housekeeping​ ​Coordinator​ ​that​ ​can​ ​assist​ ​with​ ​both​ ​cleaning​ ​rental properties​ ​and​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​administrative​ ​duties.​ ​Basic​ ​computer​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​a​ ​working​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​Microsoft Excel​ ​and​ ​Word​ ​required.​ ​One​ ​year​ ​related​ ​housekeeping/customer​ ​service​ ​is​ ​preferred. 

Community Foundation Days and Groovy Nights
Friday, August 25th
Game Day: Play bridge, mahjong, gin rummy & other favorite table games!

Saturday, August 26th
Tennis & Croquet Tournaments: All levels of play welcome!

Sunday & Monday, August 27th & 28th
Friday, September 1st
Groovy Nights: Everyone's favorite hilarious variety show event is back!

Events are held at the Blowing Rock Country Club and are open to the public. 

Registration and ticket proceeds benefit the Community Foundation's charitable programs and scholarships.

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 Sherri Jaquays at

Fall Exhibition Celebration
Thursday, August 31st at 5:30 pm
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

BRAHM invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of five new exhibitions during their Fall Exhibition Celebration.

Free admission, live music & hors d'oeuvres.

5th Annual Blue Bear Music Festival
Thursday - Saturday, September 7th - 9th
Blue Bear Mountain Campground

A 3-day music and camping experience like no other making it’s home on a gorgeous mountaintop outside of Boone, just minutes from the New River. This will be the highest quality lineup Blue Bear Mountain has ever seen featuring The Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band, The Steel Wheels, Larry Keel Experience, Acoustic Syndicate, Sol Driven Train, South Hill Banks, The Tim Carter Band, Sally & George, The Josh Daniels/Mark Schimick Project, Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin and more!
Multiple ticket packages available. Call 828.406.4226 or visit website for details.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
September 16th & 30th and October 14th
Peacock Hall, Appalachian State University

Enroll now to learn the Lean Six Sigma methodologies to solve complex business problems and identify improvement opportunities!

Program participants will attend three, 1-day sessions led by Dr. Dinesh Dave. 

Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

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

Resource Development Committee Meeting: Monday, August 28th at 4 pm, Chamber Office

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

EDC Entrepreneur & Business Development Sub-Committee Meeting: Thursday, September 7th at 3:30 pm, Chamber Office

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

EDC Community Development Sub-Committee Meeting: Tuesday, September 12th at 4 pm, Chamber Office

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

Business Before Hours: Wednesday, September 13th at 8:30 am, The New Public House

Village Foundation Board Meeting: Thursday, September 14th at 4 pm, Chamber Office

Business After Hours: Tuesday, September 19th at 5:30 pm, Timberlake's at Chetola

Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, September 26th at 8 am, Chamber Office

Partner Appreciation Dinner: Thursday, September 28th at 6 pm, BRAHM
Call Charles, Loni or Billie at 828.295.7851 for information.

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