Thursday, February 8, 2018

Weekly Village Update 2.8.18

Chamber Events & News

Register NOW for TODAY's Marketing Tips Webinar and Future Webinar
Constant Contact is hosting a FREE webinar TODAY February 8th at 1 pm to educate chamber members on how to quantify the value of their email list. Register Now

Register for a FREE "Open for Business" live stream workshop on Wednesday, February 21st! Whether it's in person or on the go, it's important to create a seamless shopping experience for your customers to grow your business. The US Small Business Administration Tech Coalition is teaming up with industry experts from Facebook, Google, Constant Contact and Square to host this workshop.
Join the February 21st workshop via the 

Time for New Year's Financial Resolutions by Billy Chick, Edward Jones Financial Advisor
We’ve reached the end of another year – which means it’s just about time for some New Year’s resolutions. Would you like to study a new language, take up a musical instrument or visit the gym more often? All these are worthy goals, of course, but why not also add some financial resolutions? Read More
Billy Chick, Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, February 13th at 11:30 am
Green Park Inn

Chamber Award Winners will be announced!

Tickets: $25/each, RSVP required. Call Harrison at 828.295.7851 to RSVP and purchase tickets.

Deadline: Tomorrow, Friday, February 9th.
Nearly sold out; only a few tickets available!

Show Your LOVE for Blowing Rock


Shop LOCAL this Valentine's Day!

You can find everything you need for Valentine's Day right here in Blowing Rock!
Check out these great options!

Ugga Mugga Bakery
Valentine's Menu
Place your order now and treat your Valentine to something delectable! Open for pickups and walk ins next Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Camp Coffee Roasters
Sweetheart Blend
For a limited time only, an amazing coffee for you and your sweetheart! With two 90+ point coffees in the same bag, it’s love at first sip!
Park Place Florist & Gifts
Valentine's Flowers
Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like beautiful flowers! With over 20 years in the business, Park Place Florist & Gifts knows flowers!

Chestnut Grille at Green Park Inn
Surf & Turf
Treat your Valentine to the special surf & turf entree or order off the full new winter menu! Please call 828.414.9230 for reservations. Menu available Wednesday, February 14th - Saturday, February 17th, 6 pm - 9 pm.
The Table at Crestwood
Valentine's Dinner
Call and make your reservations for The Table at Crestwood's grand re-opening!! It's going to be delicious and the perfect spot to bring your valentine!
Spa & Rowland's at Westglow
Gift Certificates & Dinner
Give the gift of love this Valentine's Day! Now until February 14th Westglow is offering attractive savings on gift certificates. Celebrate your loved one with a gift from Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best #1 Domestic Destination Spa. Dinner for two at Rowland's available to include select bottles of wine. Please call 828.295.5141 for reservations. Menu available Saturday, February 10th - Wednesday, February 14th.

Do you have a Valentine's Day gift item or special? Would you like us to help spread the word?
Tag us on your Facebook or Instagram post and we will give you a social share!

Member Events & News

Members in the News ... in Print and on the Air!

Take Heart
Featured in Our State Magazine
A trip to Take Heart means leaving with your arms - and your heart - fuller than before.
Monkee's of Blowing Rock
Featured in Capital at Play!
Monkee's of Blowing Rock want their customers to feel they're at home.

UNC TV's NC Weekend Visits Blowing Rock!
Bob Garner of UNC TV's NC Weekend has been spending a lot of time in Blowing Rock! Timberlake's featured on the show on January 4, and last weekend, Blowing Rock Brewery and their Ale House was highlighted. A piece was filmed at the Speckled Trout just a little while back, and last week the crews were at Chestnut Grille at Green Park Inn. We're glad Bob and his crew seem to be onto something we all know: Blowing Rock has great food!
See all the recent shows on the NC Weekend website.

BBB Torch Award for Ethics
Nominations Open!
Better Business Bureau of Western North Carolina has issued a call for nominations for their Annual Torch Awards for Ethics. Torch Awards for Ethics honors companies that demonstrate a high standard of ethics, generating trust among their employees, customers, and communities. The award embodies Better Business Bureau's mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

We know there are so many businesses in Blowing Rock working hard to do the right thing!
(BBB Accreditation not required.)

Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track Summit
Do you know a high school student who is interested in college? Check out the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track Summit designed to help students and parents prepare for the college application and acceptance process.

Click the image to watch a short video!
Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track Summit

Movies at the Museum
MC Richards: The Fire Within
Thursday, February 8th at 6 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

In the film, we witness M.C. Richards engaging in contemplative questioning regarding the nature of art, imagination, wholeness, community, and our place in the cosmos. She inspires us to live creatively, to believe in ourselves, to experience the sensuality of existence. This is a film not just about M.C. It’s about all of our quests to become authentic creators of art and community.
$5 students/seniors/active military, $7 general admission. Learn More

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Friday, February 9th at 7 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Last seen in Boone in 2000, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo return to present their playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form. For more than 40 years, the Trocks, as they are affectionately known, have been delighting audiences of all ages with a company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works. Read More
Tickets: $35 adults, $25 faculty/staff, $15 students/children. For more information, call the box offce at 800-841-ARTS (2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit the website.

Be a Sweetheart, Feed the Hungry
Wednesday & Thursday, February 10th & 11th
Mast General Stores

The Mast General Stores in Valle Crucis and Boone are partnering with the Hunger and Health Coalition (HHC) to restock the HHC food pantry. The annual Be a Sweetheart, Feed the Hungry campaign matches each pound of candy purchased at Mast Store with a $1 donation, which will provide five meals for someone in our community who is hungry. Read More

Cork & Canvas:
Valentine's Day Edition
Wednesday, February 14th at 4 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Create art in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained instructor. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's Series I No. 8 painting. All materials, including canvas, paint, brushes, and aprons are provided. Wine and light snacks are complimentary.
$40/members, $45/non-members

Appalachian State University's Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Spring 2018 Season
The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present four major productions during the spring 2018 season. Productions will take place at the university’s Valborg Theatre, I.G. Greer Studio Theatre and the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The season highlights new works, including “Well” by Lisa Kron, and well-known favorite Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Read More

Please visit our website calendar for more events.

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Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Resource Development Committee Meeting: Monday, February 12th at 4 pm
Chamber Awards Luncheon: Tuesday, February 13th at 11:30 am, Green Park Inn
Community Development Committee Meeting: Tuesday, February 13th at 4 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, February 22nd at 3:30 pm, reFresh Your Space, Boone
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, February 27th at 8 am

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

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