Thursday, September 13, 2018

Weekly Village Update 9.13.18

Commerce Communications

Be "in the know" with Chamber news, local happenings & more!

Chamber Events & News

Photo courtesy of Thomas Sherrill.
Ribbon Cutting Recap
On Wednesday, September 5th, we joined with the Boone Area and Caldwell County Chambers of Commerce to celebrate and experience the new lakeside tent at Chetola Resort. The upgraded facility includes new all-weather flooring, improvements to landscaping and grounds, and space to comfortably seat 300 guests. Read More

Ginny Stephens Lane Dedication
September 16th at 4:30 pm
You are invited to the unveiling of Ginny Stevens Lane. We will gather on the lawn of Edgewood Cottage. Reception immediately following.

Questions? Contact Marcia Quinn at 828.295.9344

Business After Hours
September 18th, 5:30 - 7 pm
Join us for a fun evening of networking, nibbles, and live music by The Harris Brothers at The Blowing Rock! If you haven't already, please RSVP. Your RSVP helps us plan this event and is your entry "ticket" for door prizes! Don't forget your business card for networking.

Business Tax Workshop
September 20th at 9 am
The NC Department of Revenue is offering this FREE workshop at their office in Hickory. You will learn basic business requirements including how to register a business and how to file and pay taxes relevant to your business.

Nominations for Board of Directors Now Open!
The Blowing Rock Chamber is looking for a few good people to serve on its board of directors. Each year at this time the board takes nominations for board seats from the membership at large. If you know of someone, perhaps yourself, who would be interested in being part of a very active group of business leaders helping to forge the future of our community while supporting and promoting our business members, please email Charles Hardin. These nominees, along with those submitted by the board, will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee and a slate of directors will be submitted to the membership for a vote in late October or early November.

Anne's Garden Kitchen
Anne's Garden Kitchen cooks farm-to-table gourmet dishes. Order online at Anne's Garden Kitchen and High Country Food Hub on Facebook. Purchase at J & M Produce, or order via email from For more information, or to order by phone, call 828-295-3035.

Member Events & News

The 2018-19 season of Appalachian State's “The Schaefer Center Presents…” Announced
The 2018-19 season of “The Schaefer Center Presents…” performance series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, offers students, faculty, staff and the community a diverse array of music, theatre and dance events, spanning from October 2018 through April 2019. The series promotes the power and excitement of the live performance by creating memorable performance experiences and related educational and outreach activities. Read More

5th Annual The Blowing Rock Music Festival - Rescheduled for October 7th at Noon
This annual festival that takes place at the Blowing Rock Attraction has been rescheduled from this Saturday to Sunday, October 7th due to Hurricane Florence. With multiple performances on two stages, the event offers entertainment all afternoon. Gates open at 8:30 am, music starts at noon. The event is co-hosted by the Harris Brothers, and includes acts like the Robertson Boys. Attendees are welcome to bring coolers; food vendors will be available. 

Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K Sponsored by Stick Boy Bread Company
September 22nd, at 8 am
Enjoy the scenic views of the Blue Ridge as you challenge yourself with a climb up the historic Mayview neighborhood alongside other Blue Ridge Conservancy supporters. Run the 3.1 miles as fast as you can knowing that sticky buns, coffee, and even beer await as you cross the finish line. Formerly known as the Mayview Madness, the event was started 19 years ago as a fundraiser for what was then known as High Country Conservancy.

Artist Reception: Monique Carr
September 22nd, 11 am - 5 pm
Alta Vista Gallery in Valle Crucis has a new show of oils by nationally-acclaimed, award-winning plein air painter, Monique Carr. “Textures of Nature” is hanging now through October 13th, and it can be previewed on the gallery’s Facebook page. On Saturday, September 22nd, from 11 am to 5 pm, the public is invited to drop in at Alta Vista to enjoy the new show and to hear Carr discuss her art. Refreshments will be served. Read More

Community Events & News

Blowing Rock Fall Classic - Cancelled
September 15th
The 2018 event scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. From the organizers: “Prudently we are cancelling the Blowing Rock Fall Classic due to impending weather. We are honoring our donation pledges to the groups that were prepared to help us…Thanks for your support and understanding.”

Updates on Hurricane Florence
For the latest travel-related and emergency updates on Hurricane Florence, refer to the NC Department of Transportation and Ready NC. They both have social feeds and Facebook pages. Here are some handy links:

Chamber Information and Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Park Avenue
Business After Hours: Tuesday, September 18th at 5:30 pm, The Blowing Rock
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, September 25th at 8 am
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, October 3rd at 8 am
Candidates Forum: Tuesday, October 16th at 5:30 pm, Blowing Rock School
Partner Appreciation Event: Tuesday, September 25th at 6 pm, Celebrating our 2018 Partners - If you're interested in sponsoring or partnering in 2019, please email Loni.

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

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