Tuesday night was a fun kickoff to our
first Business After Hours of the season. Hosted by our friends at Premier
Sotheby's, we enjoyed great food and great networking. Paige Taylor,
managing broker for the Blowing Rock Sotheby's office reminded us that...
Amber Moore, CTP, Small Business Treasury
Specialist will discuss how to protect your business from fraud. This
seminar is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Registration required; space is limited
to 20 attendees. Call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at
828.295.7851 to reserve your seat.
Check for Charities!
Tuesday we presented a check to local
charities as a result of monies raised during Blowing Rock WinterFest. The
festival brings around 2,000 visitors each January and proceeds raised by
the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and our WinterFest events are donated
to various area nonprofits. This year the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
was able to present checks to seven organizations including Western Youth
Network, Blue Ridge Conservancy, Blood, Sweat & Gears, Mountain
Alliance, the local Boy Scouts, and Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation. Over
15 different charities also benefitted from the Chili Cookoff. Total
money raised for area non-profits during WinterFest came in at a
whopping $25,550! We are proud to support our non-profits and
tourism industry through this great festival, which celebrated its 20th
anniversary this year.
Pictured left to right, top to bottom:
Charles Hardin, Jennifer Warren (WYN),
Todd Carter (Hospitality House), Wendy Patoprsty (Blue Ridge
Conservancy/Middle Fork Greenway), Scott Nelson and Sherry Pitts (Blood,
Sweat & Gears), David Barker (Blowing Rock Market / Chamber Chairman of
In the middle holding the
check: Rachel Witmer (Mountain
Alliance), Sam Copenhaver (Boy Scout, Troop 100's Patrol
Leader), Jennifer Brown (Blowing Rock Parks & Rec)
Let us Help You SAVOR the Event!
We have a lot of great events in store for
SAVOR Blowing Rock, May 3-6! A few of these include:
Taste! on Thursday, Black & Gold Night
on Friday, Culinary Village and Horses, Hats & Hootch on Saturday,
Gospel, Grits & Gravy on Sunday, and much, much more! Visit our website for a complete schedule of the weekend's
Is your business hosting an event or
seminar during SAVOR in the down times between the anchor events? If so, please
send us the details and we will add it to the SAVOR Blowing Rock website.
Also send a link to your Facebook event so that we can share the event! Do
you have an Instagram promo for your event? Tag the Chamber in your post so
we see it and we will re-post!
Call 828.295.7851 or email email@example.com to add your event, to talk about ideas,
or to find out how you can host an event during SAVOR!
Member Events & News
Welcome New Member:
Pete & Geana Welter, a husband and
wife team of entertainment specialists run their full-time business in
Banner Elk and serve North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida and
Arizona. Pete is also a premiere DJ for Disney Cruise Lines and they offer
DJ/MC for weddings and events, karaoke, trivia, bingo, all-ages interactive
games and even game shows!
For more information, call 828.565.2345, visit their website, or follow them on Facebook!
Welter Entertainment presents Karaoke
every Friday night in Banner Elk! Join the fun 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Banner Elk
Cafe & Lodge and 9 pm at Barra.
Moondance Catering has a new website! Take
a look and contact Jessica to cater your next business luncheon, open
house, private dinner, small wedding, or grand opening.
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.
Opening Reception for
The Way We Worked
Saturday, March 24th, 2 pm - 4 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
What would life be like without teachers,
doctors, or firefighters? Every day Americans are hard at work on farms,
factories, in homes or at desks, keeping our communities thriving. BRAHM,
in cooperation with North Carolina Humanities Council, will explore the
professions and the people that sustain American society.
This popular, annual concert features
Appalachian faculty, students and guest artists showcasing their talents in
choreography and performance. This spring’s concert is scheduled to include
work by faculty Emily Daughtridge and Susan Lutz, as well as a choreographic
world premiere by a national guest artist.
Sign up Now for Climbing & Outdoor Adventure Camps
June 18th - August 3rd
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