Thursday, November 8, 2018

Weekly Village Update 11.8.18

Commerce Communications

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Chamber Events & News

2019 Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Election Results

The results of the slate ballot were 93% in favor of the slate.

Congratulations to our newest board members:

Ronnie Mark, Tanger Outlets, retail
Sam Hess, Hess and Hess, LLP, professional
Zika Rea, ZAP Fitness, at large
Tony Rand, resident member

Additional congratulations to our re-elected board members:

Melissa Pickett, Blowing Rock Inn, accommodations
Billy Chick, Edward Jones, financial
Jim McDowell, Mountainaire Inn & Log Cabins, accommodations
Ben Powell, Walker College of Business, at large
Zak Ammar, Vixster, services
Lee Carol Giduz, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, attractions

Member to Member Discount Card
Deadline to Participate: TOMORROW, Nov 9th!
Would you like to offer a discount to Chamber members? The Member to Member Discount Card allows Blowing Rock Chamber members to share offers and discounts with other Chamber members. This card encourages members to give business to one another year-round!

11th Annual Hometown Harvest
November 11th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Join friends, neighbors and community members at the Blowing Rock School Gym for a community covered dish supper. Bring your favorite dish to share! Donations for Blowing Rock Cares and Casting Bread Food Pantry will also be collected.

For more information, call Harrison at the Chamber at 828.295.7851 or email

Business After Hours
November 20th, 5:30 - 7 pm
The November Business After Hours is co-hosted by Blue Ridge Realty & Investments, LLC and Blowing Rock Ale House. Join us at the Ale House for a fun evening of networking, light appetizers and door prizes.

Please watch your email for a link to RSVP for this event.

Small Business Saturday
November 24th
We’re all for small businesses. Because when they thrive, we all do. That’s why American Express founded Small Business Saturday® in 2010 - to help small businesses do more business. Since then, millions of people across the country have used the day to Shop Small® and come together in support of their communities. 

Show your LOVE for Blowing Rock Saturday November 24th (and every day!) - shop small, shop local!

Ribbon Cutting
November 29th at 9 am
Please join us for a ribbon cutting celebration at Famous Toastery on Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock and help us welcome them to the community!

Watch your email for details.

Chamber Holiday Party Tickets
The Annual Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party is just around the corner. Join us December 11th at 6 pm at the Inn at Crestwood. Tickets are $25 per person.

Call Harrison at 828.295.7851 to secure your reservation.

Save the Date: WinterFest 2019
Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate the fun side of winter with us January 24-27, 2019. Enjoy the Polar Plunge, K-9 Keg Pull, WinterFeast, Ice Carving, Hayrides, WinterFashion Show, Winter Beer Garden, Wine Tasting and Auction, WinterPaws Dog Show and more! For more information, event schedule and tickets, visit our website.

Member Events & News

Students Salute Veterans
TODAY! November 8th at 12:45 pm
Blowing Rock First Graders will present "A Salute to Veterans" in the school auditorium. Open to the community and veterans.

For more information call the school at 828.295.3204.

Grand Opening Kick Off
November 8th - 10th
Carolina West Wireless is celebrating their grand opening with a kick off! Grand prize is two tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks football game. Enter to win other prizes and enjoy discounts. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

Food Drive
November 10th - 24th
In the spirit of giving during the Holiday Season, J.McLaughlin will have a food drive for Blowing Rock Cares. This will culminate with a Sip and Shop on November 24th with 15% of the proceeds going to Blowing Rock Cares. The following items tend to dispense most rapidly: canned soups, canned fruit in light syrup and canned beans. Also needed are hygiene products such as travel size toothpaste, wrapped bars of soap, bathroom tissue and small bottles of hand lotion. Please bring your donations by J. McLaughlin.

Spirit Night Fundraiser
November 15th, 5 - 9 pm
Grab some food and beverages at Town Tavern and let your server know you're there to support Blowing Rock School. This night is to raise funds for teacher and staff requests. Be sure to thank the staff and Justin Davis for their generosity!

TAC Talk: The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region
November 15th at 6 pm
Thursday Art and Culture (TAC) Talks bring collegiate level lectures to the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. The experience of food serves as an evocative lens onto colonial settlements and antebellum plantations, New South cities and Civil Rights-era lunch counters, chronic hunger and agricultural reform, counterculture communes and iconic restaurants of the evolving South. In this session, Dr. Ferris will explore how food - as cuisine and as commodity - has expressed and shaped southern identity to the present day.

Open House
December 1st, 10 am - 6 pm
Due to an illness in the family, Bolick & Traditions Pottery has canceled the Annual Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening this year. However, you are invited to join them for their first ever Open House at their Blowing Rock store. Shop for special pieces such as Santa Face Jugs, Swirl Vases, Teapots, Owl Mugs and more. Be present at 10 am for the best selection.

Community Events & News

Veteran's Day Ceremony
November 9th at 11 am
The Annual Veterans Day Ceremony for American Legion 256 will be held in the American Legion building in Blowing Rock. All are invited to honor veterans.

Chamber Information and Meetings

Community, Government & Education Committee Meeting: Tuesday, November 13th at 3:30 pm
Board of Directors Retreat: Thursday, November 15th, 9 am - 3 pm, BRMC Clubhouse and Grill
Business After Hours: Thursday, November 20th at 5:30 pm, co-hosted by Blue Ridge Realty & Investments and Blowing Rock Ale House
Christmas Parade: Saturday, November 24th at 2 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 27th at 8 am
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, November 29th at 9 am, Famous Toastery
Holiday Stroll: Friday, December 7th, 5 - 8 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock
Chamber Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 11th at 6 pm, Inn at Crestwood

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

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