Thursday, December 19, 2019

Weekly Village Update 12.19.19

Holiday Hours, Awards Luncheon & NYE Events

The voice "FOR BUSINESS" in Blowing Rock and beyond

The Chamber will be closed December 24th & 25th to be with family

The Weekly Village Update will not run next week on Thursday, Dec. 26th. Please submit material to for the newsletter that will be published on
Thursday, Jan. 2nd.

Restaurant Holiday Hours
Visit for a list of Christmas dining options.

Submit your nominations by Friday, January 3rd.
Awards Luncheon
We need your help with selecting our 2019 Chamber Award Winners. 
Tell us, "who" is the best in the following categories:

·    Commercial Renovation 
·    New Construction
·    Outstanding Business Service
·    Best Customer Service
·    Service to Community
·    Jerry Burns Ambassadorial Award
·    Business of the Year

Be sure to include a description of "why" your nominee should win the award.

Our membership committee compiles all nominations and sends the ballot of finalists in each category to all Chamber members for popular vote to determine the final winners, which are announced at our Award Luncheon on Feb. 11th at Chetola Resort. 

Ads and Updated Business Listings for 2020-2021 Visitor Guide due January 11th
It's time to reserve your ad space in the 2020-2021 Visitor Information Guide & Member Directory - the most requested publication in Blowing Rock! Download the sales sheet for details and pricing.

We're also asking all members to trim your business descriptions for the guide and our website for simplicity and consistency between listings. Please visit the online Google form to provide an updated description limited to 250 characters (including spaces). Or if you prefer, email your description to

4th Annual Economic Kickoff Breakfast
Hosted by the Blowing Rock & Boone Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, Jan. 16th - 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Meadowbrook Inn

Featured guest include the Keynote Speaker,
Dr.Harry Davis from the Walker College of Business and Presenter, Brad Moretz from Appalachian Ski Mountain.

To register for the breakfast, click here. Blowing Rock Chamber Members should use code "BROCK" at checkout to receive a $5 discount on their registration fee. 

WinterFest Update
WinterFest is January 23rd- 26th

The 22nd Annual Blowing Rock WinterFest is quickly approaching. Visit the WinterFest website for a full list of events.

Act fast and purchase tickets today! The 6:45 pm seating of WinterFeast is SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available for the 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm seating. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Chamber at 828.295.7851

Member News

New Member: High Country Caregivers
High Country Caregivers provides advocacy, support, and education for kinship caregivers and their families. We are dedicated to relatives, respite, and resources for kinship caregivers, and relatives caring for loved ones with life-limiting illnesses and debility.

The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge Inn named one of Top 100 Restaurants
USA Today shared "America's Top 100 Restaurants, according to Open Table". The list is generated from diner reveiws from Oct. 2018 to Sept. 2019.

Congratulations to The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge for making the list!

Green Park Inn Host New Year's Eve Gala
Ring in 2020 at Green Park Inn's Annual New Year's Eve Gala - $90
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Four course meal, High Standards Big Band, Champagne toast at midnight.

Call the Green Park Inn for reservations at 828.414.9230

Carolina West Wireless Holiday Event
It’s the Holiday 250 Event at Carolina West Wireless! Save $250 on any smartphone when activating a new line of service! Click here for current offers.

Westglow Gift Certificates Special
Give the gift of Westglow this year! Now through Christmas, enjoy attractive rates on Westglow Gift Certificates! Visit the link to purchase instantly.

NYE at The Horton Hotel
The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge is excited to invite everyone to Boone's First Annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop. Join them for a complimentary bubbly toast and count down to the New Year with a dazzling ball that will be dropped from the rooftop.
Doors open at 6 pm and will stay open with last call at 12:30 am. Stay the night and add on our NYE Bubbly Package to your stay so you can sleep in at The Horton as well as secure your spot in our lobby lounge and rooftop. 

Sugar Celebrates 50 Years!
Sugar Mountain Resort is celebrating 50 years in business.

Click here to watch Sugar Mountain Resorts 50th Anniversary Documentary.

Mountain Alliance Dinning Guide
Sponsor transformative experiences, support for local teens and support local businesses all while eating at some of the area’s best restaurants! 100% of the proceeds support after-school tutoring, experiential education and incredible  experiential education and incredible opportunities for Avery and Watauga teens. Get great deals at some of the best High Country restaurants, support local businesses, and sponsor opportunities for local teens.

Photos from the week

The Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting last Friday at 4 Forty Four's new design studio.

Learn more about the design studio by visiting their website here.
The Chamber hosted the artist behind the 2019 Christmas ornament Ed Springs on Wednesday to sign ornaments and for cookies and hot cider. The annual Christmas ornament features a local landmark. This year the ornament is of Mayview Manor. Christmas Ornaments are still available for purchase at the Chamber for $15.

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