Thursday, January 16, 2020

Weekly Village Update 1.16.20

Check out WinterFest events: Printable Schedule Here
The 22nd Annual Blowing Rock WinterFest is quickly approaching. Act now and purchase tickets today! All three seating's of WinterFeast are SOLD OUT. Visit the WinterFest website for a full list of events. Tickets can also be purchased online.

Email if your business is hosting an event of special during WinterFest weekend to have that information share on the website and social media.

UNC-TV Weekend featured Winterfest
UNC-TV Weekned featured Winterfest on their Facebook and website.
More awesome Winterfest promo!

Awards Luncheon Finalist: Vote now!
Thank you for submitting your nominees, now is the time to vote for the finalist in each category. 

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon takes place at 11:30am on February 11th at The Meadowbrook Inn. Please call the Chamber at 828.295.7851 to purchase tickets for $25 each.

Grow with Google Seminar
Grow with Google on Feb. 20th at BRAHM

Business owners, marketing professionals, and salespeople should attend!
Anyone who wants to learn new marketing skills or reach potential customers online will learn Google’s latest best practices for engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, and social media marketing. 

Stay tuned for more information.

NC DOT Survey
The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to build a transportation system people want, need and will use. So, what is it that you want? Now is the time to speak up. Participate in a short survey by Feb. 14 and share what’s important to you.

Member News

To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email by Wednesday mornings.
Remember to tag the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce on social media to have your post shared to our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Slumber Party at The Horton
Thursday, January 30- 31
It's time for a slumber party on King Street in downtown Boone...wear your pjs or don't! Meet us at The Horton Hotel & Lounge for a night full of specialty treats, throwback movies, killer tunes, and end the night in one of our 15 cozy rooms! Check-in is at 3pm and our lounge opens at 4pm. Enjoy this SPECIAL DEAL for $120 rate on 1/30/20 (rates for suites are $200).

On Thursday, January 30th, 2020, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) will present two musical heritage documentaries made by talented filmmaker and Appalachian State graduate, Rebecca Jones.

TangerKIDS Grants Program
Tanger Outlet Center in Blowing Rock is pleased to continue our TangerKIDS Grants program!
Grant requests can support educational programs, equipment, special projects or specific department needs in any amount up to $2,500. A Tanger appointed grant committee will review all requests and select which school(s) will receive funding for the upcoming school year. Grants will be considered based on scope and need as illustrated on the request form.

Tanger Outlet Center in Blowing Rock takes pride in being part of this community and is excited to support our local schools. Please note that you must complete, electronically sign and submit your TangerKIDS Grants submission form online by March 13, 2020 in order to be considered. Should you have any questions along the way, please feel free to contact the Blowing Rock Center by phone, 828-295-4444.

Sponsor BR Parks & Rec Kinderball
With a sponsorship of $250.00, your business name will be screen-printed on the back of the team’s jersey and full recognition of your support will be displayed in both local and social media. Your sponsorship will help offset the cost of equipment, such as basketballs, goals, team jerseys and snacks.

For more information email Barker Stanely.

Real Estate Report for 2019
Number of homes sold up 11 percent in 2019

Realtors set a new high mark in home sales, registering 11 percent growth over 2018. Total sales dollar value was up 34 percent thanks in great part to the demand in high dollar homes. Realtors sold more million dollar homes last year than in all of 2018 and 2017, combined.

Sunset Drive Ribbon Cutting

Time to Shop on Sunset!

The Town of Blowing Rock and the Blowing Rock Chamber co-hosted a ribbon cutting to mark the completion of the Sunset Drive project. Take a drive down the newly paved road and visit the Sunset Drive businesses to show them some love now that the project if done.

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