Thursday, October 17, 2019

Weekly Village Update 10.17.19

The voice "FOR BUSINESS" in Blowing Rock and beyond

Public Notice from the Town of Blowing Rock

VISIONING WORKSHOPS for Hwy 321 (Valley Blvd)
This Spring, the Town of Blowing Rock formed an Ad Hoc Committee to study the Hwy 321 corridor. The Town then hired Benchmark Planning to assist the Ad Hoc in creating a vision for Hwy 321 (Valley Blvd). To gather public input, the Town will hold two meetings at Town Hall. You have one more opportunity to provide feedback on land uses, landscaping and beautification, site design, building design, and community appearance. Please join us to help create a future vision for Hwy 321.

·     Tuesday, Oct 29th at 7 PM - last opportunity to provide input!

Blowing Rock Chamber Member-to-Member Discount Card
Deadline to sign-up: Nov. 8th!
Every Chamber Member receives a Member-to-Member Discount Card. It’s a great way to get local business year-round.
Most people offer 10% off goods or services, or a free consult. Your business will be listed on an accordion style card (which folds to the size of a business card) along with other participating members. Your offer must be honored from 1/1/20 through 12/31/20. These offers are only for members, and members must present the physical card to receive the discount.

The card will state: *Offers and discounts vary. Please inquire prior to purchase. Not valid with any other coupons or discounted offers.*

Please email your discount or member-only offer to as soon as possible!

Local Real Estate Market Update: Record Sales!
Local Realtors® sold more homes in August and September than any two-month period in at least 15 years, according to the latest real estate report by the High Country Association of Realtors®.

The one-two punch powered sales for the year. They have grown 8 percent compared to 2018, and 20 percent compared to 2017.
The brisk business occurred as interest rates remained near record lows and inventory continues to turn over quickly. Read more.

Find Potential Employees at AppState's Fall Talent Jam Night
Oct. 24th from 5 - 7 pm
At Ransom on King Street

$20 Need Talent Pitch (employers)
$10 Have Talent Pitch (job seekers)
Free General Admission to watch

Pitches expected to sell out in advance, so register online asap at

October Events Affecting Tourism / Crowds
Be sure to keep an eye on upcoming events each weekend in October to help you gauge potential crowds along with leaf peepers! There's a major local event each weekend this month. Check the events calendar for additional details and events.

Valle Country Fair in Valle Crucis - October 19
Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk - October 19 and 20
ASU vs Georgia Southern (Black Thursday) - October 31

Christmas in the Park
Blowing Rock Parks and Rec is hosting the Blowing Rock Christmas Festival on Friday, Nov. 29th.
Retailers are invited to set up a booth in the "Christmas Market" in Memorial Park. Email Autumn Goheen for more information.

This week in photos

Candidates Forum
Alair Homes Chamber Partnership Celebration

Business After Hours at The Ridgeline

Fall Foliage 2019

Member News

Speckled Trout featured in Our State Magazine

The Speckled Trout is now open on Wednesdays for lunch and dinner all month long!

October hours: Open every day except Tuesdays, 11 am - 9ish pm

New owners of the Boxwood Lodge acquire the three Village Inns Properties
Guido Rodrigues and his wife Lauren Pahl-Rodrigues of GLF Hospitality Group have acquired the Ridgeway Inn, Village Inn and Hillwinds Inn (The Village Inns), in addition to the Boxwood Lodge. Join us in congratulating them and welcoming them to our business community! Scott Wiggins will continue helping GLF manage the properties.

Email Lauren - GLF Hospitality Group, 856-393-8817

AppSki Preseason Sale
Appalachian Ski Mtn.’s 22nd annual preseason sale is now through Oct. 20th. Take advantage of the huge savings on all your winter needs.

Slopeside at Appalachian Ski Mtn., you will find everything from Skis and Snowboards to Helmets, Accessories, and Children’s clothing, all discounted up to 70% off!

With name brands like Burton, 686, Mountain Hardwear, Spyder, Obermeyer, Nordica, Roxy, Salomon, K2, Atomic, Rossignol, Volcom, Never Summer, Ride, 4Frnt, Line, Northwave, Gnu, Libtech, and more, you can see why the 20th Annual Preseason Sale is where you need to be. Details

Alzheimer's Seminar
Sunday, Oct. 20th, 12:15 - 2:00 pm
Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock

The one-hour program covers:
» Typical age-related changes.
» Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s.
» How to approach someone about
memory concerns.
» Early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis
and the diagnostic process.
» Alzheimer’s Association resources. 

RSVP at or by calling 800.272.3900

Trick or Treat at Tanger
Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock will host the annual Trick or Treating event on Thursday, October 31st from 5 - 7 PM. This is a fun, family event for all! Stores will host a Spooktacular Scavenger hunt for guests of all ages to participate in all the fun clues and complete your scavenger hunt card. Bring your completed cards to shopper service to be entered in a drawing for a Tanger Gift Basket filled with lots of spooky goodies! 

We will have additional fun activities for the family such as a Touch-A-Truck meet and greet with local fire and police, a fun Halloween games area in the courtyard, monster mash party with DJ and photo booth, local food trucks, and much more!

Caldwell Hospice Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, Nov. 5th from 11:30 - 1 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites in Boone
Free lunch provided

Join us to learn more about our local Hospice (serving Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties) and end of life care options available.

Call (828) 754-0101 to reserve a seat

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue Dances into Schaefer Center on Friday, Nov. 8th
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
$25 / $15 / $5
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation took audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society during their 2017 US tour. The production is a high-energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.

Call the box office at 828-262-4046

Blowing Rock Edward Jones Office Celebrating Five Years in Business with an Anniversary Party - All are Invited!
Thursday, Nov. 7th from 4 - 7 pm
Edward Jones - Billy Chick, Advisor
7535 Valley Blvd. (next to Food Lion)
Blowing Rock

As the leaves reveal their brilliant color, we are reminded of all we have to be thankful for. We are so excited and grateful to now have been serving our community for over 5 years!

Please come and celebrate this special milestone with us. Meet our branch team and enjoy some refreshments with some neighborhood friends.

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