Thursday, November 29, 2018

Weekly Village Update 11.29.18

Commerce Communications

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

Holiday Stroll
December 7th, 5 pm - until...
Hit the streets of Blowing Rock and finish (or start) your holiday shopping! Plan to be downtown for one of the most charming holiday events of the season. It’s like a town-wide holiday open house and an evening of fun surrounded by the twinkling lights of the season.

Enjoy holiday shopping with shops open late, live music in the gazebo, Santa & carolers walking around town, craft market, Carolina Snowbelles dance performance, holiday cocktails and marshmallow roasting, and more! Learn More

Bragging Rights:
Amazing work happening in our Community, Government & Education Committee
Our Blowing Rock Chamber has several committees that are doing AMAZING work for our members. 
Historically, we haven't slowed down long enough to brag about these big projects.

We would like to take a moment to update YOU - our members, on the important advocacy work our Community, Government & Education Committee (CG&E) has completed this year. 

This committee has had such an impact on our Chamber and area that we hope you will take the time to read this update, and understand what an impact we can make together!

Mayview Plaza Project
We are happy to report that the Mayview Plaza project is now complete... in time for the holidays!

A big thank you to 4 Forty Four for completing the final piece of the design, and to all who helped make this project possible!

Real Estate Report
Local real estate sales eclipsed 200 for the fourth consecutive month in October, as sales year-to-date continue to be the highest in more than 10 years. Realtors® sold 225 homes worth $64.51 million in October, according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service. It records all Realtor sales in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties. Read More

Tar Heel State's Workplace Injury and Illness Rate Drops to a Historic Low
New figures show North Carolina’s nonfatal workplace injury and illness rate for private industry declined to a historic low in 2017. The 2017 rate is 2.3 cases per 100 full-time workers, a drop from 2.5 in 2016. The Tar Heel state remains one of the safest states in which to work with a rate below the national rate of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time workers. Read More

Chamber Holiday Party Tickets
Deadline Approaching
Join us at the Inn at Crestwood, December 11th at 6 pm for our annual Chamber Holiday Party. Enjoy a special menu, cash bar, giveaways and live music. Tickets are $25 per person. Call Harrison at 828.295.7851 to secure your reservation.

Deadline to purchase tickets is December 7th.

WinterFest 2019
Important Deadlines
Deadlines to participate in several events are quickly approaching. Reserve your spot(s) today; don't wait until it's too late!

WinterFeast: Deadline to reserve a table to serve at WinterFeast is November 30th.

Ice Stroll: Deadline to reserve a custom ice sculpture for the stroll is December 7th.

Charity Chili Challenge: Deadline to reserve a challenge participant table is December 7th.

Questions? Email Sarah or call 828.295.7851.

Tammy Taylor Interiors
At Tammy Taylor Interiors we believe design is for everyone. We know that our clients want to concentrate their resources on what matters... the "pretty stuff", not the consultation fees it takes to make it happen. That is why we keep our fees low and the customer service we provide high. Every project is different as is every budget. Everyone deserves the time and attention needed to make their home a beautiful place to live. For more information call 704.842.3969.

Give the gift of Westglow this holiday season!

Take advantage of Westglow’s annual
Holiday Gift Certificate Sale

Member Events & News

Festival of Trees
November 29th - December 2nd
Join Western Youth Network at Chetola Resort and stroll through a room brimming with holiday cheer! Open to the public with admission by donation. Over 75 themed trees and wreaths will be on display and available for purchase by silent auction! Bid on your favorite fully decorated tree that even comes with presents!

Winter Exhibition Celebration
December 6th, 5 - 7 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is hosting a reception to celebrate the latest changeover of exhibitions in the galleries. Hors d'oeuvres, drinks and music are offered throughout the evening. You'll have the chance to meet museum staff, exhibiting artists, featured historians and fellow cultural enthusiasts from across our High Country community.

Winter Exhibition Celebration
December 7th, 6 - 10 pm
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community to a Winter Exhibition Celebration. Festivities will include live music from Nate Harris and the Spice Creek Ramblers, savory refreshments, holiday cookies, hot cider and a cash bar. During this celebration, the Turchin Center will celebrate three new exhibitions and the artists will be on-hand to meet visitors and provide insight into their intriguing work. Read More

Chamber Information and Meetings

Board of Directors Retreat: Thursday, December 6th at 9 am, Blue Ridge Mountain Club
Holiday Stroll: Friday, December 7th, 5 - 8 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock
Chamber Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 11th at 6 pm, Inn at Crestwood
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, January 9th at 8 am
High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast: Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 am, Appalachian Ski Mtn

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