Thursday, April 4, 2019

Weekly Village Update 4.4.19

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Chamber Events & News

Vision Northwest NC
Economic Leadership for 2020 and Beyond
May 22nd, 8 am - 6 pm

Seeking an opportunity to spark dialogue regarding economic leadership in 12 Northwest North Carolina counties, we announce the creation of Vision Northwest North Carolina, a one-day summit that will highlight local trends in economic, workforce and talent development.

Registration begins at 8 am; the event concludes with a networking reception from 4 - 6 pm. The cost is $95 per person including meeting materials, lunch and snacks.
Featured panels include:

·     Beyond Borders: lessons learned and opportunities shared from development-minded leaders in the region and beyond.
·     May the Force Stay with You: discussion regarding workforce development trends, employee retention and benefit strategies in the Northwest prosperity zone.
·     Build Your Future: focus on talent development and trends in training/education of the workforce of tomorrow.

Business After Hours
5 Area Chambers!
Save the Date: Special Mega Networking Event!
April 23rd
5:30 - 7:00 pm
At Linville Falls Winery in Newland, NC
Network with members of Burke, McDowell, Avery, and Boone Chambers! Over 400 people expected to attend!
Sponsored by Carolina West Wireless

Savor Blowing Rock
May 2-5
New events! New locations!
Over 45 wines on Main Street
and food pairings from local restaurants.

Learn more at

Contact Loni to talk about participating as a business

Relax in our rooftop and lobby lounges, serving craft beverages, specialty beers and wines, as well as delicious shared plates. Cozy up to our fire sphere and unwind, wrapped in a warm blanket, surrounded by breathtaking 360 degree views of Howard’s Knob, Appalachian State and historic downtown Boone. 

Experience a warm, small town welcome and experience a place that’s on a whole new level - scenic views, extraordinary service, and fine touches. 

Call 828.832.8060 for information.
Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge
Boone’s only boutique hotel and rooftop lounge, boasting modern d├ęcor and a down to earth, local vibe. Our 15 uniquely decorated guest rooms feature the comfort of Kingsdown mattresses, 100% fine cotton and plush down bedding, custom wood slab furniture, and special amenities to make your stay in Boone one you’ll never forget. Our intimate space is infused with beautifully handcrafted designs and historical references, referencing the story of our building and its original owner, Walter Horton. Our luxurious suites overlook King Street and downtown Boone and we have a few pet-friendly rooms for those who love to travel with their pups. Many of Boone’s popular local restaurants, retail stores, and the Appalachian State campus are within walking distance, right outside our doors. Room rates include our complimentary artisan breakfast bar and free parking in downtown Boone. 

Member Events & News

Movies at the Museum: The Flavor of Place
April 4th at 6 pm
Join Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in welcoming award-winning food writer, Sheri Castle who will be inviting us to consider what it means to be a locavore and why this choice matters. To provide context for this conversation, we will be watching and discussing themes from the Lexicon of Food series presented by PBS and created by the Lexicon of Sustainability project. The selected short films encourage us to think about how food can have a sense of place, and why we might care about where exactly the food that we eat comes from. 

Fly Tie & Fish Fry Picnic
April 5th, 6 - 9 pm
Chetola Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Services is hosting a fish fry with fly tying lessons to kick-off the start of trout season. Enjoy a bonfire, s'mores, beer tent and more. Picnic will be held at Timberlake's Patio & Lakeside Lawn. Call 828.295.5505 to RSVP.

At the Trout Derby the next day, a Chetola Sporting Reserve Outdoor Programs Representative will spend the afternoon offering young trout derby participants at Broyhill Park an array of demos, clinics and contests. Read More

Spring Exhibition Celebration
April 5th, 6 - 10 pm
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community to a Spring Exhibition Celebration. The public is invited to engage, discover and connect through the arts at the Turchin Center, where the festivities will include costumed dancers and live music in the Main Gallery, refreshments and a cash bar. During this event the Turchin Center will celebrate four exhibitions and many of the artists will be on-hand to meet visitors and provide insight into their intriguing work. This event is free and open to the public. Read More

Dine Out for Kids
April 7th, Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Come out and support Dine Out For Kids presented by The Children's Council of Watauga County. Eat at one of the 25 restaurants listed and 10% or more of proceeds from each restaurant will be donated to the Children's Council!

This event kicks off The Week of The Young Child. Follow the Facebook Page for more fun events!

Rise Against Hunger
April 7th, 3 - 5 pm
You are invited to join Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church's Meal Packaging Event at Blowing Rock School. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. You can be part of the efforts to end hunger by signing up to volunteer for a few hours of packing food.

Outdoor Legends
April 11th, 6 - 9 pm
Outdoor Legends is hosted by the Outdoor Recreation Management program at Lees-McRae College. The event, held at The Apple Barn in Valle Crucis, is split into two portions. From 6 - 7 pm, attendees will have the opportunity to network with both current and past Outdoor Legends. This networking portion will include dinner and drinks. From 7 - 9 pm, a panel discussion with this year’s Outdoor Legends will offer these industry leaders a platform to showcase their stories and experiences. 

2019 Outdoor Legend Lineup
·     Nina Fischesser
·     John Huie
·     Goose Kearse
·     KB Medford

Bridal Showcase
April 14th, 1 - 4 pm
Calling all brides and grooms!! The Inn at Crestwood is holding its annual Bridal Showcase and it is free to attend! Meet some of the best vendors around, get a tour of The Inn at Crestwood, taste delicious food and wine and more! Call 828.963.6646 to RSVP.

More events can be found on our online calendar.

Newsletter submissions must be received no later than 5 pm Tuesday prior to publication and meet guidelines.

Community Events & News

40th Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby
April 6th, Sunrise - 4 pm
Kids are invited to fish at Broyhill Park, where fishing licenses are not required (fishing licenses are still needed in all other Watauga County locations, and all posted regulations apply). Derby headquarters, where participants' fish are measured and registered, is at the Blowing Rock Clubhouse, right next to the pool. No entry fees are required and no pre-registration necessary. Winners and prizes will be announced at 4:30 pm.

Chamber Information and Meetings

Talent Jam - Work It Watauga: Thursday, April 4th at 5 pm, Ransom in Boone
After Hours Mega Networking Event: Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:30 pm, Linville Falls Winery
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, May 1st at 8 am
Savor: Thursday, May 2nd - Sunday, May 5th, Downtown Blowing Rock, Various Locations
Vision Northwest North Carolina: Wednesday, May 22nd at 8 am, Appalachian State University
Art in the Park: Saturday, May 25th, 10 am - 5 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock

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

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