Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Weekly Village Update 6.4.20

Chamber News
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center will open Friday, June 5th.
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!
Jay Vincent from Vincent Properties is showing off their Count On Me NC Certificate!
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
Re- Energize Watauga Fund
The Re-energize Watauga Fund aims to provide a rapid source of assistance for Watauga County-based businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.
This fund is in partnership with the Watauga County EDC and will administered by Mountain BizWorks.

Learn more about the fund and how to apply 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."
Upcoming Activities & Meetings
Member News
Mystery Hill Vortex Pass
Chamber Deal- $30 off the Annual Vortex pass plus a FREE one-hour tomahawk session - discount code - Chamber Deal.

Visit to redeem the discount code.
Red Cross needs volunteers!
Red Cross Blood Donor Screener Volunteers are needed in Watauga County! **Expedited Application Process**

COVID-19 has disrupted the lives in many communities, but the need for blood for patients in need hasn’t changed. A patient needs blood every 2 seconds. Volunteer at blood drives to support your community.

  • Blood Donor Screeners greet donors and ensure those entering blood drives have a healthy temperature. PPE is provided.
  • Time Commitment: One 5-6 hour shift per month; Flexible– sign up for shifts that work with your schedule!
  • Expedited Application Process: Visit to apply online.
  • Questions? Contact or 336-646-4047
LifeStore Bank Opens Lobbies
LifeStore Bank and Insurance is using a phased approach for opening the bank lobbies and they plan to follow approved guidelines by the State and Local Officials.

Beginning Thursday, June 4th
Monday - Friday
Lobby Hours - 8AM - 5PM,
Drive -thru Hours- 8AM - 6PM

Drive-thru Hours - 8AM - Noon

LifeStore Insurance
Lobby Hours - 8AM - 5PM, M-F
Save the Date: Heritage Day at Bolick & Traditions Pottery
Saturday, June 27th 10am - 4pm

Be present at 10am to watch Bolick & Traditions Pottery unload the kiln!

Face Jugs, Vases, Pitchers, Sculpted Items & more will be available.

4443 Bolick Road, Lenoir, NC 28645

*Subject to change if Phase II is extended
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.
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

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

Our newsletter reaches over 1,000 member contacts each Thursday!
Thank you to our 2020 Chamber Partners!

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