Thursday, March 15, 2018

Weekly Village Update 3.15.18

Edition: March 15, 2018

Chamber Events & News

Don't Miss the FIRST Business After Hours of the Season!
Tuesday, March 20th, 5:30 pm - 7 pm
Host: Premier Sotheby's International Realty, Blowing Rock
Location: American Legion Hall

Join us for a fun evening of networking,
nibbles and giveaways!
Don't forget your business card.

Business After Hours is free for Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Members. Want to invite a non-member? Call Loni Miller, Director of Membership Services at 828.295.7851 or email

FREE Small Business Trainings!
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute is offering several FREE trainings to help with your business! Mark your calendars and register today.

March 22nd: How to get a Trademark
Location: Appalachian Enterprise Center

March 28th: Small Business Bootcamp
Location: Boone Public Library

April 5th: Sales & Use Tax Workshop
Location: Appalachian Enterprise Center

April 25th: Small Business Bootcamp
Location: Boone Public Library

Member Events & News

Welcome New Member:
Appalachian Construction & Handyman
"We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and treats your property as if it were our own. We offer a variety of commercial and residential services to Watauga, Avery, Ashe, and Wilkes counties as well as the surrounding areas. Satisfaction guaranteed!"

For more information, call 828.263.7469

Get Involved - Volunteer!
Many opportunities at Flat Top Manor!

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is recruiting volunteers to work with Parkway staff on providing interpretation and education programs for visitors as well as general site information. These are wonderful opportunities to gain a deeper knowledge about the 3,500 acre park while passing on stories to the thousands who explore the manor and carriage trails each year.

Blowing Rock 3D Print Club
ROCKED the Competition!
Join us in congratulating Blowing Rock's 3D Print Club on winning the 3rd Annual Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition held at NCCET in Hickory! This was only their second competition ever and they WON! Students were tasked with creating and printing a catapult and firing it at distances between 10 - 20 feet.

After Blowing Rock tied with a high school, the competition went into sudden death ... resulting in another tie and a second sudden death!
Blowing Rock Wins 3D Print Competition
Watch Blowing Rock's winning shot!
Click the image above for the video.

St. Paw-trick's Day Celebration
Thursday, March 15th, 4 pm - 10 pm
BBQ, Burgers & Brews, Boone

SNIPS will receive 10% of all food and drink ordered between 4 pm and 10 pm. Handmade crafts will also be available. Help SNIPS in their mission to lower homeless animal and euthanasia rates! Spay/Neuter Is a Positive Solution!

Spirit Night Fundraiser
Saturday, March 17th
Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop

In the spirit of community, 10% of the day's food sales will be donated to the Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation Revitalization Project for new floors, paint, and ceiling tiles.

Help make our community a better place for residents and visitors. The Parks and Recreation building is used for numerous purposes including kids summer camps, exercise classes for all ages, meetings, festivals, and other events in town.
For more info, call 828.295.9819

St. Patrick's Day Party & Fundraiser
Saturday, March 17th
Six Pence Pub

Great food & drinks, door prizes for donations (minimum $5), live music 8 pm - 11 pm.

All charitable proceeds benefit Appalachian Regional Healthcare Cancer Emergency Fund.

St. Patrick's Day Special
Saturday, March 17th
Green Park Inn

In addition to the regular menu, slow roasted corned beef brisket with braised cabbage & root vegetables will be available for $14. 

Drink special on Irish Coffee and Guinness. 

Call 828.414.9230 for reservations.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Saturday, March 17th, 8 am - 12 pm
Boone United Methodist Church

Shop a variety of items including kitchenware, home d├ęcor, furniture, bedding, and maybe even a kitchen sink! All proceeds support SNIPS spay/neuter goal of no more unwanted animals in our community.

Sinister Brunch
Sunday, March 18th, 11 am - 3 pm
Gamekeeper Restaurant & Bar

Don't miss out, celebrate the last Sunday of winter with Gamekeeper! Brunch favorites plus a slew of $5 Sinister cocktail specials. Enjoy a Sinister Sunrise and raise your glass as we toast a raucous fare-the-well to this Sinister Winter!

TAC Talk: Supporting Your Health with Essential Oils
Thursday, March 22nd at 6 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Give your immune system a boost and learn how essential oils can benefit your health as we transition into Springtime! Attendees will learn the foundation of using essential oils to benefit all aspects of their health as well as walk home with their very own Thieves Essential Oil Spray ($5).

Chili Cookoff Benefit & Silent Auction
Friday, March 23rd, 6 pm until ?
Blowing Rock School Gym

Rally to support Ms. Brenda in the cafeteria as she toughs out her 3rd round of cancer. The faculty will host a chili cook-off where they show off their culinary talents. Vote for the winner with donations.

There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds go towards Brenda's medical bills.
Questions? Call 828.295.3204.

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 1st, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Chestnut Grille at Green Park Inn

Open to the public.

Call 828.414.9230 now to make your reservations!

Sign up Now for Climbing & Outdoor Adventure Camps
June 18th - August 3rd
Rock Dimensions

Rock Dimensions’ climbing adventure camp provides five days of land-based outdoor activities including rock climbing, rappelling, caving, ropes/challenge course and climbing tower. The climate is positive, respectful and encouraging. The opportunity for fun and personal growth is a focus of this program, full of activities designed to challenge, build confidence, and allow kids to enjoy the beauty of being kids!

Please visit our website calendar for more events.

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Community Events & News

Angel Investment Group Meeting
Thursday, March 22nd at 4 pm
American Legion

Please join this event to learn more about the High Country Impact Fund, the area's first angel investment group.

Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Business After Hours: Tuesday, March 20th at 5:30 pm, hosted by Premier Sotheby's International Realty, Blowing Rock, event will be held at American Legion
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, March 27th at 8 am
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, April 4th at 8 am
Fraud Prevention Seminar: Wednesday, April 4th at 1 pm, First Citizens Bank

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

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