Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Weekly Village Update 7.2.20

Chamber News
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NC Governor extends Phase II, Face Masks mandatory in public areas
NC Governor Cooper extended Phase II "Safer at Home" Order to Friday, July 17th.

In addition, face masks are now required in all public indoor & outdoor spaces.

Chamber PPE Discount
The Chamber and NewDay have partnered to bring small businesses reliable access to high quality PPE with on-time delivery. Get the supplies you need to practice safe operation as you reopen. Check out these great prices. You can use discount code: Blowing Rock Chamber at checkout to receive 10% off your order. 

Count On Me NC
 “Count on Me NC” is an 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, launched 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: Have you completed your training?

Be sure to verify your business name, address, and category for accuracy. If corrections are needed, send them to If your business listing is NOT appearing on the site, submit your information via the link here. Note that it can take 24-48 hours for corrections or additions to appear on the website. Any questions or concerns with that submission link should also be directed to the NCRLA team at

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

Email Regina to have the "Count On Me NC" logo displayed next to your business name on
Blowing Rock Job Opportunities Facebook Page
Are you hiring? Share your employment opportunities on the Chamber Facebook Group: Blowing Rock Job Opportunities

The Blowing Rock Job Opportunities Facebook group is designed to help Blowing Rock Chamber Business Members recruit employees. This group is open to the public and will be monitored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Business Resources
Upcoming Activities & Meetings

There will be no Fourth of July parade.
Member News
App Summer: From Our Home to Yours
Festival organizers for Appalachian State University’s annual summer arts event, An Appalachian Summer Festival, announce the complete programming calendar for this summer’s revised virtual series. The online festival features a month-long selection of livestreamed and specially pre-recorded concerts, live chats with artists, film screenings, and virtual tours. The pivot from in-person to online was created in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the cancellation of live events for the first time in festival history. App Summer, which typically draws more than 27,000 visitors to the High Country each summer, will present its 36th season of special programming daily July 1-31.

All events are free and will be streamed via the website as well as the festival’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Film screenings require pre-registration, as registration capacity is limited. Some events will be archived for later viewing; others are only available for the scheduled date and time. Full descriptions about each event and how to access them are available at
Mountain Laurel Floristry Pop Up Shop
Mountain Laurel Floristy will have a pop up shop outside of The Mountain Thread Co. located in the Martin House on Main Street this weekend!

Stop by Thursday, July 2 - Monday, July 6 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm to shop a selection of orchids, framed botanicals and Kokedama.
JW Tweeds July 4th Weekend Sale
JW Tweeds is offering a special 4th of July sale offering 30% off all regular priced merchandise.

The special runs from July 1st to July 5th.
Meet Ten Hands Pottery at Bolick & Traditions Pottery
Ten Hands Pottery will be at Bolick & Traditions Pottery shop on Main Street this weekend! Meet the artist and enjoy a free Moon Pie & a Pepsi to celebrate Independence Day.

Original Owens Pottery in signature red will be 25% off July 3, 4 & 5th!
4th of July Night Flight
Sky Valley Zipline & Tours wants to celebrate Independence Day with you! Book a night flight tour for this weekend and zip past fireworks!

Visit for more information on our Covid-19 procedures and reservations! 828-264-0002
Zaloo's Kayak & Fly Shop Grand Opening
Join Zaloo's Kayak & Fly Shop on Saturday, July 11th for their grand opening celebration.

The Chamber will host a joint ribbon cutting with the Ashe County Chamber on Friday, July 10th at 11:00 am.
Virtual Summer Camp
Blowing Rock Parks & Rec will not be hosting the traditional in person summer camp this year. But, they've gone virtual - for FREE!
Get ready to experience science experiments, arts and crafts, virtual field trips, interactive virtual games, education series, and more!

We'd love to see you!
The Chamber Team is glad to see our businesses re-opening! Email Regina to let us know you're open and we will stop by for a socially distance visit.
The Chamber is decorated for the 4th of July Holiday!
The Blowing Rock Farmers Market is in full swing! Every Thursday from 3-6pm on Park Ave.
Wells Fargo is back open! Lobby service is limited, the drive-thru and ATM are open.
Cabin Fever of Blowing Rock is open! Help us welcome new owner, Tim, to the community!
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

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