Thursday, July 19, 2018

Weekly Village Update 7.19.18

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Chamber Events & News

Ribbon Cutting TODAY!
July 19th at 4 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Mountain Laurel Floristry with a ribbon cutting at their storefront located at 1116-1 Main Street!

Small Business Summer School Webinar
July 25th at Noon
The experts at Constant Contact, Google, LinkedIn and Vistaprint will share their marketing advice for a successful end of the year! Register for the LiveStream today!

Symphony by the Lake is Just ONE WEEK Away! Do You Have Tickets?
Take your seat under the evening sky by Chetola Lake and experience a moving performance by Symphony of the Mountains. Tickets are available online or at the Chamber. Don't wait; you'll pay $10 more at the gate!

General Admission: $40 advance / $50 day of show

Deadline to purchase Audiophile Section tickets ($95 / $105 with parking pass) is Monday, July 23rd!

Young Professionals Family Event
July 31st at 6 pm
Join the Blowing Rock, Boone and Caldwell County Young Professionals for a family event! Enjoy a day of High Country attractions with your family for free or at a discounted rate, relax by the river, and enjoy a cookout!

Tanya's Decor
Tanya’s Decor is run by seasonal Blowing Rock resident Tanya Herbert. She can refresh your home by rearranging your cherished belongings, sometimes swapping entire rooms, adding fresh paint or a hanging a few new pieces on the walls. Tanya is in need of a part-time assistant to help move furniture for her clients. Contact her at

Member Events & News

Westglow Resort Nominated for 10Best
Westglow Resort & Spa has been nominated in USA Today's 10Best contest in the Best Health & Wellness Resort category. Voting is open until August 6th. You can vote daily without registration. 

The Gamekeeper Christmas in July Special
If your workplace is anything like ours, your employees are like family. The Gamekeeper wants to invite your family to celebrate the holidays with ours. From now through the first week of August, we’re offering our Christmas in July special for company holiday parties. Act now to receive 15% off parties held on a Tuesday-Thursday, and 8% off parties held on a Friday or Saturday. Call 828.963.7400 with the size of your party, desired day and time, and we will handle the rest.

An Appalachian Summer Festival
Now - August 4th
Each July, Appalachian State University presents a series of concerts, films, dance performances, and lectures as part of their Appalachian Summer Festival. Still to come this month: The Hot Sardines, Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, Rhiannon Giddens, BODYTRAFFIC, and more. Kristen Chenoweth will close out the season on August 4th.

Celtic Time Machine
July 21st at 7:30 pm
Enjoy Americana, Celtic, folk, New Age, Flamenco, Renaissance as well as some classical music at the Blowing Rock School auditorium.

Summer Concert: Ken Frazell & Jodi Burns
July 22nd at 4 pm
This concert will take place in Blowing Rock Art & History Museum's intimate Atrium, which seats 60 guests. Seating is first come, first served.

Moses Cone Memorial Park Rehabilitation Update
July 24th, 5 - 7 pm
Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation for a wine and cheese reception at the American Legion, Downtown Blowing Rock. Update remarks and Q&A begin at 5:45 pm.

Bass Lake Family Bike Day
July 25th
The Blue Ridge Parkway is opening the trail around Bass Lake to bicycle traffic for a single day, special event!

60th Annual Blowing Rock Tour of Homes
July 27th, 9 am - 5 pm
The annual Tour of Homes, sponsored by St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, opens the doors to some of Blowing Rock’s most special private homes! This tour offers an opportunity to admire the special features and furnishings that have been cherished by homeowners for generations.

Watauga Humane Society Rummage Sale
July 27th & 28th
The sale will be at the National Guard Armory off State Farm Road in Boone. The Watauga County Humane Society relies on the rummage sale to generate much needed funds for the adoption center. All proceeds from the sale go to the care and feeding of the animals awaiting their new homes.

Rosen Sculpture Walk
July 28th at 10 am
The Rosen Sculpture Walk begins with a brief introduction at the Schaefer Center. It is free, open to the public, and includes stops at ten sculptures providing an opportunity to learn more about each work and its artist. The walk concludes at the Schaefer Center with the naming of the top winners followed by a reception. Read More

Artist Reception
July 28th, 11 am - 5 pm
Alta Vista Gallery has a new art show hanging now through August 14th, “Contemporary Impressionism,” 30 oils by Linville Ridge artist Joan Sporn who died this year following a battle with cancer. Alta Vista represented Sporn for 21 years and is hosting a reception for her show on July 28th. The public is invited to drop in to meet her sons and mingle with others to celebrate together how her work mirrors her life. Refreshments will be served.

The Denim Ball
August 3rd at 6 pm
Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation at Chetola Resort for a fun-filled fundraising ball to benefit Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Enjoy dinner, drinks, auction, and live music!

Chamber Information and Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Park Avenue
Movies in the Park: Thursdays at dusk, Memorial Park
Monday Concert in the Park: Mondays at 7 pm, Broyhill Park
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, July 19th at 4 pm, Mountain Laurel Floristry
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, July 24th at 8 am
Symphony by the Lake: Friday, July 27th at 7:30 pm (gates open at 5:30 pm), Chetola Resort
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, August 1st at 8 am
First Friday Sip & Shop: Friday, August 3rd, 3 pm until..., Participating Blowing Rock Merchants
Art in the Park: Saturday, August 11th, 10 am-5pm, Park Avenue
Sunday Concert in the Park: Sunday, August 12th, 4-6pm, Memorial Park
Business After Hours: Tuesday, August 21st at 5:30 pm, SouthMarke
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, August 28th at 8 am

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

Chamber Partners

Important Contacts

NC DOT Project Hotline
Caprice Cheek
NC DOT Assistant Residential Engineer
Doug Eller
NC Governor
Roy Cooper

US Senator
Tom Tillis
US Senator
Richard Burr
NC Senator
Deanna Ballard

US House Representative
Virginia Foxx
NC House Representative
Jonathan C. Jordan
US President
Donald J. Trump

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