Thursday, November 2, 2017

Weekly Village Update 11.2.17

Chamber Events & News

Congrats to Our Newly Elected Board Members!
The results of the slate ballot for our 2018 Blowing Rock Chamber Board Elections were 96% in favor of the slate.
Congrats to our newest board members!
Andy Barth, The Spice & Tea Exchange
Charlie Sellers, The Blowing Rock Attraction
Emily Brinker, The Speckled Trout
Mark Mashburn, State Farm Joy Whitlatch
Pam Vines, Jenkins Realtors
And to these re-elected board members:
Bryan Moore, Chetola Resort
Carol Dickerson, J.W. Tweeds
Jess Wehrmann, Monkee's of Blowing Rock
Jim Pitts, Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Business Tax Essentials Seminar
Friday, November 3rd at 9 am
Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory

This free seminar will cover the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business to withholding from employees and sales and use tax requirements.

Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge Group Silent Auction
Sunday, November 12th, 5 pm - 7 pm
Blowing Rock School Auditorium

The auction, held during Hometown Harvest, will feature goods & services from around the Blowing Rock Community. 

100% of the proceeds will go towards renovating the heavily used Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation space that hosts community fitness classes, summer camps, holiday festivals and more throughout the year.
Donations Accepted! For more information contact Kelly Cox at 252.287.3774 or

Register Now for the 2018 High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast
Tuesday, January 9th at 7:30 am
Appalachian Ski Mountain, Snowcloud Room

Register now and mark your calendars for the 2018 High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast hosted by Dr. Harry Davis. Dr. Davis, Professor of Banking and Economist for the North Carolina Banking Association, will provide the keynote address as he delivers his 2018 forecast.

Cost: $10 per person.
To register, call Harrison at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 828.295.7851or email

Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend!

Thanksgiving weekend is special in Blowing Rock!

Several restaurants and eateries will be open on Thanksgiving Day to welcome you! Click here for a list. We encourage you to call now to check availability. Reservations are required at most and seatings will sell out!

Don't miss Christmas in the Park on Friday, November 24th and the Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 25th! Click here for details.

Plus, the local Choose & Cut Christmas Tree season gets underway during Thanksgiving weekend. Make time to get your family tree at a local farm!
For more events, visit the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce online calendar!

Member Events & News

14th Annual Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit
Friday, November 10th at 8:15 am
Appalachian State University

Business owners from across the region will present and discuss entrepreneurial issues in a full day of speakers and workshops focused on entrepreneurial inspiration. This is an opportunity for students and community members to meet, network and learn from successful entrepreneurs. The day will end with the student Big Idea Pitch competition. It is sure to be a day to remember and one you don't want to miss. Free to attend. Free parking on campus.
Registration Deadline: Tomorrow, November 3rd

Be Local Promotion: Call for Sponsors
November & December
High Country Radio

Did​ ​you​ ​know​ ​that​ ​when​ ​consumers​ ​spend​ ​$1​ ​in​ ​a​ ​local​ ​independent​ ​business,​ ​between​ ​45​ ​and​ ​68 cents ​stays​ ​local,​ ​​re-circulating​ ​around​ ​the​ ​local​ ​community​?​ ​That​ ​same​ ​dollar​ ​spent​ ​in​ ​a national​ ​chain​ ​store​ ​typically​ ​leaves​ ​​just​ ​13​ ​cents​​ ​in​ ​the​ ​local​ ​economy. When​ ​hometown​ ​businesses​ ​are​ ​doing​ ​well our​ ​entire​ ​community benefits.​ ​​That's​ ​why​ High Country Radio's ​​Be​ ​Local campaign​ ​was​ ​created​, to​ ​show​ ​listeners​ ​why​ ​it's in​ ​​their​​ ​best​ ​interest​ ​to​ ​shop,​ ​dine ​and​ ​give​ ​locally​ ​whenever​ ​possible.

Why​ ​not​ ​take​ ​this​ ​opportunity​​ ​to​ ​help​ ​spread​ ​such​ ​an​ ​important message?​ ​Read More 
For more information, call Jessica at High County Radio 262-370-8963 or email

Rug Cleaning Special
Now - March 31st, 2018
Highland Pro Clean

30% OFF all in-shop area rug cleaning (pickup & delivery available for an additional charge).

For more information, call 828.733.5089 or email

Spa Daycation
Now - April 30th, 2018
The Spa at Chetola

$99 for the day. Valid Sunday - Thursday only.
Your daycation includes:

signature manicure & pedicure
lunch by the pool
use of pool, jacuzzi & sauna
use of fitness center
choice of one fitness class
complimentary hot teas & coffee

Any treatment add-ons will receive a 15% discount when booked with a daycation.

To book your daycation, call 828.295.5531

Holiday Decorating Service
Schedule a Consultation Now
reFresh Your Space

Take the stress out of your holiday by having an expert holiday designer work with you to create a gorgeous holiday home away from home, perfect for relaxing and enjoying time with your friends and family! Arrive at your home to find a special holiday wonderland! Let reFresh Your Space, Inc. take care of all the details so you can enjoy your mountain getaway. Learn More
For more information, call 828.351.7215

Upgraded Snowmaking System
One-hundred percent of Sugar Mountain Resort’s skiable terrain is equipped with an underground piping system and surface machinery that produces manmade snow. Maintaining, upgrading and replacing the 48 year old system is a constant work-in-progress. During the past summer months a 1,000 gallons per minute, high-efficiency, variable-speed water pump replaced the oldest of the four, increasing capacity by 15%. Two new fully-automated SMI tower snow machines were added to the current fleet. Each of these upgrades means more snow, more quickly. Read More
For opening day information, call 800 SUGAR MT.

Closing for Season
This is the last week for Village Café this season!

Join them this week through Sunday 8 am -2 pm before they close for the season!

Sunday, November 5th will be their FINAL day until they re-open for the 2018 season.

For information & reservations, call 828.295.3769.

Fall Exhibition Celebration
Friday, November 3rd, 6 pm - 10 pm
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

During this celebration, the Turchin Center will celebrate five new exhibitions in grand style. The public is invited to “engage, discover and connect through the arts.” This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and gain an “insider’s view” of the featured exhibitions. Read More

Free and open to the public. Includes live music, refreshments and cash bar. 

Tasting & Music Nights
Tasting Night will now be held on Fridays beginning tomorrow, November 3rd.

Restaurant Music Night will be held on Thursdays beginning November 9th.

For more information, call 828.295.9819.

Fall After Market Sale
Friday & Saturday, November 3rd & 4th, 9 am - 7 pm
Sunday, November 5th, 12 pm - 5 pm
Hickory Furniture Mart

Held once in the spring and once in the fall, this event traditionally takes place after the wholesale Market in High Point. Take advantage of incredible discounts throughout the Mart. You will find one of a kind Market samples and overruns not available anywhere else. Showroom samples and displays are marked down for immediate availability.

Employee for a Day Sale
Sunday & Monday, November 5th & 6th
Mast General Store

Print the Employee For a Day coupon and bring it to any location of Mast General store to receive your discount! Valid November 5 & 6, 2017 only; exceptions and exclusions apply. Not available for online purchases.

Blowing Rock: A Sense of Place
Thursday, November 9th, 11 am - Noon
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Is Blowing Rock unique? Is it historic? Does the area convey a sense of place? Historian Trent Margrif will explore these and other topics in his presentation. With the themes of BRAHM’s exhibition The Village of Blowing Rock: Exploring Our History as a guide, Margrif will share rare photos and unique oral histories and provide general observations of the community.

Wonderful Women
Sunday, November 12th, 2 pm - 5 pm
Stickboy Kitchen

The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge is excited to partner with Anna Banana’s and Stick Boy Kitchen for our Wonderful Women clothing drive! On November 12th, drop by Stick Boy Kitchen (across from the Wellness Center on Boone Heights Drive) and donate your gently used clothing. While you are there enjoy a tasting opportunity of the Wonderful Women Cookie, a limited release by Stick Boy!

Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30 pm
Appalachian State University Athletics Center

Watauga Women in Leadership invites you to an evening hosted by Chancellor Sheri Everts, featuring Senator Deanna Ballard. Senator Ballard will be talking about Breaking the Glass Ceiling for women. 

Free to attend! Light hors d’oeuvres provided.

For more information, call Billie Rogers at 828.295.7851 or email

Community Events & News

Daylight Savings Time: Fall Back
Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed this Saturday night! Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 am Sunday, November 5th!

Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Chamber Board Retreat: Wednesday, November 15th, American Legion

Business After Hours: Tuesday, November 21st at 5:30 pm, The Inn at Crestwood

Christmas Parade: Saturday, November 25th at 2 pm, Main Street

Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 28th at 8 am, Chamber Office

Chamber Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 6th at 8 am, Chamber Office

Ribbon Cutting: Friday, December 8th at 4:30 pm, BRAHM Gift Shop

Holiday Stroll: Friday, December 8th at 5 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock

Chamber Christmas Party: Wednesday, December 13th, The Gamekeeper Restaurant

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