Thursday, August 8, 2019

Weekly Village Update 8.8.19

Important Upcoming Chamber Events

Shred Day at
First Citizens Bank Blowing Rock
August 14th from 9 am - 1 pm

All you can shred until the truck is full!
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.

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

Drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and dinner gift certificate giveaways!

Join us!
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

Lodging indicators positive for first half of 2019
Lodging data recently released by Visit NC shows that commercial lodging in North Carolina has once again broken a half-year record in terms of total room demand.

North Carolina year-to-date demand growth outpaces the South Atlantic region (+0.6 percent) and U.S. demand growth (-0.5 percent). Since 2000, year-to-date demand through June in N.C., meaning the number of commercial room nights sold of more than 18 million, has grown 38 percent in 19 years.

Member News

Sculpture Walk at Chetola with Events all Weekend
Over 50 large, mid-scale and small sculptures will be exhibited August 9th - 11th on Chetola Lake.  The Public is invited to stroll around the lakeside at Chetola Resort to meet renowned sculptors and view their award-winning works of art. Activities all weekend long create a family friendly destination. Special evening events feature art Icons, Bob Timberlake and Joe Miller on Friday night 6:30-9:30 pm.

Free Educational Seminar with Dinner
Longevity: Real Life Challenges During Retirement
August 26th from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Famous Toastery 349 Sunset Dr. Blowing Rock

Hosted by: Billy Chick AAMS, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones and Ed Hardie, Dedicated Life Consultant, Prudential Life Distributors Kindly

RSVP By: Date: 08-21-2019 Phone number: 828-295-6176

This is a free event and seating is limited, please be sure to RSVP. A multi-course dinner will be provided to all attendees catered by Famous Toastery.

Middle Fork Greenway Check Drop Off Party
Wednesday, August 14, from 5 - 7 pm
Free admission to Mystery Hill, All Welcome

Bring your kids, invite your staff! All Mystery Hill attractions will be open with free access!  Here is the link to our Check Drop Off Party Facebook Page.  

We will meet up on Tomahawk Hill where you can get your photo taken at the photo booth, and learn how to throw a Tomahawk!!!  Group photo and Greenway progress updates at 5:45 pm. 

FOOD: Mystery Hill will provide tasty treats from each of their represented iconic High Country brands: Hole Lotta Doughnuts, Hatchet Coffee, Check Farmstead Creamery, and Appalachia Cookie Company.  Booneshine Brewing and Lost Province Brewing Co. will provide beverages.  Live Music from The Neighbors 

PARKING: You can park at Tweetsie Railroad and walk the Middle Fork Greenway to Mystery Hill. We highly recommend doing this, especially if you've not been on the trail yet! As soon as you turn in to Tweetsie RR, turn left into the first parking area. The greenway is in between the parking lot and Hwy 321. It's less than a 5-minute walk.  

Please make your check out to the Middle Fork Greenway. If you can't make it to the Check Drop Off Party, you can mail your check to:
Middle Fork Greenway
PO BOX 568 
Boone, NC 28607

Thank you so much for your continued support of this community Greenway!

Science, Art, Adventure Day Camp, Aug. 12 - 16
In partnership with Appalachian State University's Math & Science Education Center, the Science, Art, & Adventure Camp is open to 6 - 12 year olds.

Visit to learn more and sign up today (only 5 spots remaining).

NCDOL Encourages Businesses to Participate in “Safe + Sound Week” Aug. 12 - 18
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.

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

Annual Rotary Charity Auction
Save the Date: Saturday, Aug. 17th
Silent auction begins at 3:00 and live auction begins at 6:00 pm at the American Legion.

If anyone has an item suitable for the silent auction please contact the Chamber at 295-7851 and ask for Charles.

All the funds after expenses are divided up among the local helping organizations that Rotary supports. for more details.

Rosen Sculpture Winners Announced
The winners of the Martin & Doris Rosen 33rd Rosen Sculpture Competition are as follows:
· First Place $3,000: Bob Doster A Memorial, 2014-2018, Stainless steel, Lancaster, SC
· Second Place $2,000: Glenn Zweygardt, Adam Meets Eve, 2018, Fabricated and cast bronze, steel, cast glass, granite, Alfred Station, NY
· Third Place. $1,000: Derek Chalfant, Back Home Again, 2016, Stainless steel, Elmira, NY

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.

·     Free Wine Tasting at the beautiful Grandfather Mountain Vineyards
·     Complimentary access to the Watauga County Dog Park –
·     Lost Province will give you a FREE bag of homemade doggie treats & 50% OFF ANY appetizer!
·     A guide led walk around downtown Boone – so many fantastic sniffs and tinkle spots that you will love!
·     Rooms are outfitted with cozy rugs for you to snuggle and other fun goodies!

More events can be found on our online calendar.

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