Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Weekly Village Update 5.28.20

Chamber News
Symphony by the Lake has been postponed to Saturday, August 22nd
The 33rd Annual Symphony by the Lake at Chetola has been postponed to Saturday, August 22nd, 2020. This year’s program will feature musical selections from previous Symphony by the Lake performances and will be comprised of the “best of the best.”

“After careful consideration of all the factors, we feel that the Symphony would be a great path forward for the community as so many consider this event to be the social centerpiece of Blowing Rock’s summer. While some more vulnerable residents and visitors will not be in attendance, we feel that there will be many who will participate in a socially distanced manner. Many people are hoping to see some normalcy in their lives and the Chamber is attempting to offer this by hosting Symphony by the Lake and other Chamber sponsored events. Anyone who is uncomfortable should first and foremost take care of themselves and their loved ones” said Charles Hardin, President / CEO of the Blowing Rock Chamber.
Blowing Rock Farmers Market is Today!
The Blowing Rock Farmers Market will begin this Thursday, May 28th, from 3pm-6pm on Park Ave. The Farmers Market will be every Thursday till September 24th.

The Blowing Rock Farmers Market will include familiar vendors including Summer Fresh Flower Farm, Blue Goat Dairy, as well as new vendors this year, BFR Beef and B & L Farms Produce.

Visit the Blowing Rock Farmers Market Facebook page to stay up-to-date!
Count On Me NC
 “Count on Me NC” initiative the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), along with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), the North Carolina Tourism Bureau (VisitNC), and the North Carolina State University, just launched.

 “Count on Me NC” is a program specifically created to provide customers reassurance that participating restaurants and businesses, including lodging, have implemented and are practicing the highest sanitation and safety measures. Training and certification are free. For more information, please visit:

For a list of Blowing Rock businesses who have already completed the training, visit and input Blowing Rock, NC in the "Search by City" field.

Email Regina to have the "Count On Me NC" logo displayed next to your business name on
Town of Blowing Rock
The Town of Blowing Rock has cancelled the 4th of July Festival. This includes the Parade and Fireworks.

There is a planning board meeting tonight at 5:30 pm. On the agenda is discussion about Hwy 321 Visioning recommendations.

You can view the meeting here.
Take the Census!
Have you filled out the Census yet? It is important that everyone fill out a census to provide Blowing Rock with the appropriate representation.

Business Resources
You can find business resources and COVID-19 safety guidelines on the Blowing Rock Chamber website under "COVID-19 Toolbox."
Member News
Plein Air Festival
August 19 - 22
The Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is a four-day plein air painting event. It takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the village of Blowing Rock in western North Carolina. Its aim is to bring painters together to paint outside in the fresh air while getting to know each other and sharing their work.
Join the VPC Builders team!
VPC Builders is a full-service construction firm specializing in commercial and residential new construction, remodeling and additions, and home projects. Our team is constructed of dynamic individuals who know how to work hard but have fun while doing so. We are looking to expand our team and hire an Administrative Office Assistant who has a high standard of professionalism and wants to expand their skills and knowledge in the construction industry.

View the full job description here.
The Children's Council
The Children's Council is here to help!
The following programs are available to families free of charge either over the phone or on Zoom.

  • Diaper Bank
  • Mother's Connect
  • Moms for Moms
  • Circle of Parents
  • Parenting Support
  • Family Connects

Visit The Children's Council online for more information.
Art of Living Retreat Center
The Art of Living Retreat Center is offering several June packages ONLINE. Visit their website for more information.

  • Ayurveda Seasonal Home Cleanse
  • Happiness Retreat
  • Holistic Spine Care
We'd love to see you!
The Chamber Team is glad to see our businesses re-opening! Email Regina to let us know your open and we will stop by for a socially distance visit.
Mayor Charlie Sellers was the first one in the Salon chair at Studio M Salon.
The Chamber team placed these A-frame signs along Main Street promoting the 3 W's : Wear, Wait, and Wash.
Who knew you could sit next to The Beatles at Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub? Visit them to see who else is dining in with them!
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email by Wednesday.

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Thank you to our 2020 Chamber Partners!

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