Thursday, August 9, 2018

Weekly Village Update: 8.9.18

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Chamber Events & News

Art in the Park
August 11th, 10 am - 5 pm
Join us on Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock for some of the best local and regional handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, paintings, and more.

Free parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on Wallingford Street and at BRAHM. Free trolley from Tanger Outlets and Food Lion, all day, looping every 20 minutes.

Sunday Concerts in the Park
August 12th, 4 - 6 pm
Free, family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park, Downtown Blowing Rock and enjoy Soul Americana music by Ashley Heath.

State of the Town
August 16th, 5:30 - 7 pm
Come hear about this year's successes, current challenges, and the future of our village.

In addition to the regular agenda which includes the Town of Blowing Rock, the TDA, and the Chamber, we will host the US Chamber to present Congresswoman Virginia Foxx a Spirit of Enterprise Award at the beginning of the program.

Business After Hours
August 21st, 5:30 - 7 pm
Join us at SouthMarke, Downtown Blowing Rock for a fun evening of networking & nibbles! Don't forget your business card!

About Us - White Blaze Marketing
White Blaze Marketing
Join us in welcoming new member White Blaze Marketing to the community! This full-service marketing agency specializes in the outdoor and tourism industries. They utilize professional photography and videography, advanced strategies for social media and online advertising, content marketing, and brand development to help their clients reach more customers and grow their businesses. For more information, call 704.699.2766. 

Member Events & News

The Rosen Sculpture Competition Winners Announced
During the last weekend in July, a record 168 art enthusiasts attended the Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Jurors. This year’s jurors, Daniel T. Beck and Ian Henderson, both from the Penland School of Crafts, offered participants a compelling narrative of each sculpture as the group visited each of the ten works located on campus in the vicinity of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. 

The winners of the Martin & Doris Rosen 32nd Rosen Sculpture Competition are... Read More

Can you Help?
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Volunteer Corps is supporting our local Park Service with volunteers to help paint the comfort stations at Price Campground. There are 7-8 buildings that need priming and painting. All supplies are supplied by the Park Service. If you would like to participate on August 16 (9 am - noon) and/or August 20, 21, 27, 28, and 30 (9 am - noon and 1 pm - 4 pm) please complete the volunteer agreement & waiver and email them to Clary Pickering.

The Chetola Sporting Reserve’s NRA-Sanctioned Women-Only Shotgun and Pistol Courses Focus on Fundamentals and Safety
The world’s fastest growing demographic in the firearms world can take classes with fellow female enthusiasts. No boys allowed. The Women-Only Basic Shotgun Course takes place on August 12th with Women-Only Basic Pistol a month later on September 9th. The hands-on courses focus on firearm safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship. Read More

End of Season Sale
August 10th - 18th
DeWoolfson has a special coupon code just for Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce members to use during their annual end of season sale. Use code CC2018 online or in store. Offer expires August 18th. See store for details.

Cork & Canvas
August 11th at 10 am
Create art in a relaxed atmosphere at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by Claude Monet's "Grainstacks at the End of Summer, Morning Effect". All materials are provided. Wine and light snacks are complimentary. Seating is limited.

The Noel Friedline Quartet
August 12th at 5 pm
The High Country Jazz Society's August concert features the Noel Freidline Quartet at the Meadowbrook Inn. This popular, dynamic group will present a musical tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet!

Blowing Rock Community Foundation Days
August 17th - 31st
The Blowing Rock Community Foundation raises funds to be used exclusively for the benefit of the Blowing Rock Community. Proceeds from these events will go towards their mission to raise and award charitable contributions to non-profit organizations (501c3) and scholarships that benefit the Blowing Rock Community.

BBQ Party
August 18th, 2 - 5 pm
Join Stella Blue's Pawtique at the Rotary Pavilion and Davant Ballfield for a grand opening celebration! Pets welcome!

Chamber Information and Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Park Avenue
Art in the Park: Saturday, August 11th, 10 am-5 pm, Park Avenue
Sunday Concert in the Park: Sunday, August 12th, 4-6 pm, Memorial Park
State of the Town: Thursday, August 16th at 5:30 pm, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Business After Hours: Tuesday, August 21st at 5:30 pm, SouthMarke
Shred Day: Thursday, August 23rd, 9 am-1 pm, First Citizens Bank
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, August 28th at 8 am
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Tuesday, August 28th at 5:30 pm, American Legion
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, September 5th 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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