Thursday, August 15, 2019

Weekly Village Update 8.15.19

TONIGHT: State of the Town
Hosted by the Blowing Rock Chamber at
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
August 15th from 5:30 - 7 pm

Come hear about this year's successes, current challenges, and the future of our village with Q&A at the end. And get a chance to meet and hear from our new Town Manager, Shane Fox! Anyone can attend.
This is a free, public event.

Next Business After Hours:
August 20th at 5:30 pm
Inn at Crestwood

Crestwood is a mere 10 minute drive from downtown Blowing Rock. This will be a great event with drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and dinner gift certificate giveaways! Don't miss this networking event!
If you haven't already - RSVP for Business After Hours

Inn at Crestwood
08/20/19 5:30pm - 08/20/19 7:00pm

More Upcoming Chamber Events

Farmer's Market every Thursday on Park Ave. 3-6 pm

Front Porch Eats Ribbon Cutting at Mystery Hill
August 22nd at 8:30 am

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on the Chamber Lawn
August 27th at 5 pm

Business Before Hours at the Community Club Library
September 11th at 8:30 am

Business After Hours at Blowing Rock Medical Park
September 17th at 5:30 pm

Partner Appreciation Dinner at Best Cellar
September 24th at 6 pm - email Loni if you are interested in partnership

CCC&TI Offers Online Courses for Small Business
Online Trainings
8/15 - Craft Beer Compliance for your Small Business – 1pm-3pm (Live Online)

8/20 – Branding Your Business – 6pm-8pm (Live Online)

9/10 – Basics of Bookkeeping – 6pm-8pm (Live Online)

9/12 – How to Start a Business – 6pm-8pm (Live Online)

This year's scholarship recipients are: Sacha Frindethie, Will Kirkland, Tristan Mick, Sam Nixon, Genevieve Powell, Iris Westerman, and Izzy Mitchell.
Blowing Rock Chamber Sponsors Local Scholarships for 3rd Year in a Row
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce sponsored scholarships for seven local students to attend the North Carolina School of Science & Math (NCSSM) Summer Accelerator program. 

The scholarships received funding from The Village Foundation, Blowing Rock Community Foundation, and the Kennedy-Herterich Foundation.

AppalCart Shuttle in Blowing Rock Runs on Saturdays Only
The free Appalcart shuttle in Blowing Rock will move to a Saturday-only schedule starting this weekend. The route is a loop from Green Park Inn to Tanger, and around to Main Street. It will continue on Saturdays, 10am-5pm, through October 28.

Another Shred Day in the books!
Thanks to those of you who came out for Shred Day at First Citizens. We are happy to provide this shredding service in partnership with First Citizens Bank each August.

Help Wanted: 2020 Census Takers
While the next census itself will be taken in 2020, the Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important positions. They plan to recruit and employ thousands of Americans as Census Takers throughout the country. All counties are still in need of applicants! 

Member News

Tanger Installed EV Charging Stations!
Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock has just completed installation of two double EV Charging Stations (total of 4 cars). They have been working diligently to improve their sustainability initiatives and offer more services to the community. The new stations are managed through ChargePoint and are 100% complimentary to all Tanger guests! Please help us spread to work about this wonderful new feature!

Click on the image to view the auction flyer
Rotary Charity Auction this Saturday, August 17th
·     Doors open at 3 pm
·     Silent auction from 3 - 5 pm
·     Live auction begins at 5 pm

This year marks the 7th auction with proceeds to date of over $168,000. 100% of funds raised are fed directly into the high county through the many wonderful organizations of the area. Food and refreshments will be served. Come enjoy a fun time for a great cause!

Riders in the Sky at Tweetsie this weekend
Come hear America's favorite Cowboys, as this Grammy Award-winning quartet sing and entertain audiences "the Cowboy Way". Performances at Noon and 3 pm.

MacHouse Designs Opening Sunday at 1 pm!
Maria is excited to open her doors to the public on Sunday, August 18th at 1 pm. MacHouse features new high-quality furniture, rugs, art and home decor. MacHouse Designs is located at 1516 Main Street in the old Storie’s carpet building. Owned by Scott & Maria Coombes, Maria is a local interior decorator.

Free Educational Seminar with Dinner
Longevity: Real Life Challenges During Retirement
August 26th from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Location: The Ridgeline*
*PLEASE NOTE the catered meal will now be provided by and the location changed to The Ridgeline in Blowing Rock (8960 Valley Blvd.).
Hosted by: Billy Chick AAMS, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones and Ed Hardie, Dedicated Life Consultant, Prudential Life Distributors Kindly

This is a free event and seating is limited, please be sure to RSVP.
RSVP By: Date: 08-21-2019 Phone number: 828-295-6176

Are you within 10 years from retirement? Join our local Edward Jones office for a complimentary workshop where we'll hear from industry experts in long term care planning, wealth transfer strategies, and Medicaid planning.

James H. Fisher International Grand Prix Coming to Blowing Rock
World-class competitors from multiple countries will be invited to Blowing Rock for the $50,000 James H. Fisher International Grand Prix on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the L.M. Tate Show Grounds, starting at 2 pm.

The day will feature action on the track, but also a Calcutta auction, with the winner receiving several prizes that will be announced later. All Calcutta proceeds go to charity. Also featured will be live music and food trucks.Tickets are $75 for premium seats, which includes a special luncheon at 11 a.m., reserved box seating and valet parking. General admission is $10. For ticket information, visit or email

RoundUp PB Scotts First Annual Event
Sunday, August 18th from 3 - 7 pm at Twigs
Bringing back the music that shaped our lives back between 1976-1983. Come see Nantucket and Sidewinder, PB Scotts favorite NC homegrown bands. $40 tickets avail at Get them before it sells out!

Tanger Courtyard Concert Series
Upcoming Events
Listen to local musicians on stage in our brand new courtyard every other Saturday evening from 4 PM – 7 PM! The Chick-fil-A Boone Food Truck will be on site with yummy bites! Plus, register to win prizes too. Bring a lawn chair and your friends and family! All events are FREE & family friendly.

August 17 - The Lucky Strikes Orchestra
August 31 - ASU Pep Band & High Standards

Dog Weekend at the Horton Hotel
Aug. 23rd - 25th: Book a room at the Horton during Dog Weekend. A portion of the proceeds go to the Watauga Humane Society.

More events can be found on our online calendar.

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