Thursday, October 31, 2019

Weekly Village Update 10.31.19

The voice "FOR BUSINESS" in Blowing Rock and beyond

TWO Business After Hours Opportunities in November!

Joint Business After Hours &
Ribbon Cutting at Caldwell Community College - Watauga Campus in Boone, with Boone and Blowing Rock Chambers!
Tuesday, Nov. 12th
5 - 7 pm
372 Community College Drive, Boone NC

CCC&TI Networking Event

Caldwell Community College Watauga Campus, Boone
11/12/19 5:00pm - 11/12/19 7:00pm

Blowing Rock Chamber Business After Hours at Town Tavern, Sponsored by Spectrum Reach!
Tuesday, Nov. 19th
5:30 - 7 pm
1182 Main Street, Blowing Rock
Town Tavern & Spectrum Reach Networking Event

Town Tavern, Blowing Rock
11/19/19 5:30pm - 11/19/19 7:00pm

Upcoming Committee Meetings
The Economic Development Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, November 5th at 3 pm at the Blowing Rock Chamber.

Serve on a Town of Blowing Rock Board

Are you interested in the future of your community and have extra time to volunteer? Would you like to serve on one of Blowing Rock’s municipal boards?

The Blowing Rock Town Council will soon consider appointments to the Planning Board, the Board of Adjustment, the Tourism Development Authority, the Alcohol Beverage Control Board and the Blowing Rock Appearance Advisory Commission. Each of these boards has an essential role in preserving and protecting the quality and character of our community.

AppState to Host Huge Annual Entrepreneurial Summit on Friday, Nov. 15th
Charles Hardin says, "I have been to this event the past two years and find it to be both educational and inspirational. You will get to network with many regional business leaders as well as young entrepreneurs aspiring to create new businesses. Join us for this great event!"

No registration fee.
Free food all day. 
Free parking in the Rivers Street deck.
A variety of events from 9 am - 5 pm, see the agenda.

Networking Expo is at 2pm.

Beer is served at the Big Idea Pitch at 3:30. 😀

Member News

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!

Middle Fork Greenway Trailhead Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 3:30 pm
Middle Fork Greenway Trailhead in BR
You can park at Tanger Outlets and walk over to the new parking area trailhead for the Middle Fork Greenway!

Please join us to hear the latest updates on the Middle Fork Greenway and celebrate the Grand Opening of the Middle Fork Greenway Trailhead! 

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.

Blue Ridge Mountain Club Welcomes New Sommelier, Joshua Purdy
Blue Ridge Mountain Club (BRMC) is pleased to announce a key addition to their private mountain community. Joshua Purdy, a level two Certified Sommelier, has joined the team as Club House/Food and Beverage Director, which will elevate the overall community offerings and add a level of refinement for BRMC owners and guests.

Before joining BRMC, Purdy relocated to North Carolina to become Sommelier and Manager of Artisanal, a first in class fine-dining restaurant in Banner Elk, NC. Purdy moved from Arkansas, where he was the General Manager and Sommelier at Flavor Café, a staple in the Eureka Springs area for over 20 years. He grew his experience in New York City from 2007-2010 working as General Manager of an Irish Pub group and in Arkansas as Beverage Director and Sommelier for the Bowman Restaurant Group from 2010-2016.

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

Order by Thursday Nov. 21st for cafe pick-up on the 27th!

Call: 828.268.9600
Order your Thanksgiving Meal from Reid's Catering!
Available for pre-order:
Ready to Roast Brined Turkey $95
(Each side below feeds 3-4 guests)
1 Dozen Yeast rolls $8
Green Bean Casserole $15
Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Cranberries & Pecans $15
Whipped Potatoes & Turkey Gravy $15
Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Homemade Marshmallows $15
Cranberry Jam $8
Housemade Pickles $8
Sage Cornbread Stuffing $15
Dessert options:
Pecan Pie $30
Sweet Potato Pie $24

Thanksgiving at Green Park Inn
A High Country Thanksgiving Feast at Green Park Inn, Thursday, November 28th
Join us for a 3-course meal. Menu selections for adults and children.
Seatings available 1 pm - 4 pm.
Adult (11+) $39 / Child (10 and under) $17

Cool Upcoming Events at Art of Living Retreat Center

Eric Reeves named Real Estate Staging Association President for NC
Congrats to Eric Reeves, owner of reFresh Your Space for becoming the distinguished NC RESA President for 2020!

The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) was formed in April 2007, by a group of 600 real estate stagers and several home staging training providers with a desire to advance excellence and professionalism in the real estate staging industry, by forming the industry’s first trade association. 

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