Thursday, November 7, 2019

Weekly Village Update 11.7.19

The voice "FOR BUSINESS" in Blowing Rock and beyond

Congratulations to our new & returning 2020 Board Members! 

The Chamber board will hold its annual strategic plan review and planning retreat on Wednesday, November 20 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at BRAHM for all current 2019 board members. New board members are encouraged to attend if available. New board members will be contacted about setting up an orientation in December. The first regular official board meeting for the 2020 Board will be Wednesday, January 9th at 8:00 am at the Chamber. Please mark these dates on your calendars.

It is important to note that the Chamber board does not have a residency requirement like the Town of Blowing Rock requiring board members to live in the city limits of Blowing Rock.
2020 Board of Directors:

Zak Ammar
Jim McDowell
Billy Chick
Lee Carol Giduz, BRAHM
Mark Mashburn, Century 21 Mountain Vistas
Charlie Sellers, The Blowing Rock Attraction
Emily Brinker, The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop
Melissa Pickett, Blowing Rock Inn
Ronnie Mark, Tanger Outlet Center
Zika Rea, Zap Fitness
Tony Rand, Residential Representative
Sam Hess, Hess & Hess, CPA
Kim Rogers, Jenkins Realtors
Jim Smith, Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery
Carrie Driskell, Residential Representative
Dana Clark, Walker College of Business
P. J. Wirchansky, Chetola Resort
Joyce Zellner, Residential Representative

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

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

Blowing Rock Edward Jones Office Celebrating Five Years in Business with an Anniversary Party - All are Invited!
TONIGHT! 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.

Put the WYNter Wonderland Cookie Package on your holiday gift list to support local youth in a sweet way!
The WYNter Wonderland Cookie package from Appalachian Cookie Company is a sweet way to treat your business clients & vendors while giving back to your community. You can place your online order to be shipped anywhere beginning Nov. 1st.

When you purchase this limited edition WYNter Wonderland Cookie, proceeds go to support the kids of the Western Youth Network (WYN). WYN supports and empowers under-served youth in the High Country through four specialized programs: mentoring, after-school, summer camp and substance abuse prevention.
This cookie starts with a chocolatey cocoa base then we add a heaping pile of chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate chips and is finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. The sweetest part, portions from every package sold go to benefit the Western Youth Network and their mission to build youth of character & confidence so that every young person in the High Country reaches their full potential.

Casting Bread needs donations for Thanksgiving

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

Middlefork Greenway Trailhead Grand Opening

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