The Chamber has few board vacancies to fill specifically in the retail, accommodations and professional services sectors. The Chamber board has a distribution of seats among business sectors. Terms are two years with an option of renewing up to three terms. If you are interested in serving along with other Blowing Rock business community leaders on the Chamber board, please email Charles Hardin at HardinCE@BlowingRock.com or call to get more information.
Chamber members may nominate any other Chamber member or you may nominate yourself. If you nominate someone else, please let them know that we will contact them.
The Blowing Rock Chamber will be representing Blowing Rock businesses at the App State Part Time Job Fair on Wednesday, September 2nd.
Need help? Submit the following information to Regina by Tuesday, September 1st to be represented at the job fair.
Job Title (Ex: Host, Desk Clerk, Retail Sales)
Business & Entrepreneurial Development Committee Goal Complete!
High-speed Internet is a very important consideration for people considering relocating to Blowing Rock, especially those who plan to work from home, start a new business, or buy an existing business. The Business & Entrepreneurial Development Committee of the Chamber’s EDC has thus long been seeking to expand the high-speed Internet options available in the Blowing Rock area. We are very pleased to announce that a High Country company, SkyBest Communications - the wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyLine Membership Corporation, recently celebrated its arrival in Blowing Rock with a ribbon-cutting. As SkyLine Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Edward Hinson explained, “Blowing Rock is a natural fit for us. Even with a bustling downtown, the deficiencies in broadband communication services really stood out. Working with the community, we were able to make a business case for bringing fiber here. We aren't investing in yesterday's technology. Bringing just 10-15-20 Mbps service to a customer doesn't cut it anymore. We're bringing symmetrical Gig-level speeds – both ways (uploading and downloading). That's taking us into the future, meeting the demands that have been created by advances in technology.”
For homes or businesses WITHOUT internet service, text "Internet" to 919-750-0553
Blowing Rock Community Calendar
It's time to gather details for the 2021 Blowing Rock Community Calendar! As always, our goal is to have the calendar printed and ready for distribution by Thanksgiving weekend. The calendar lists Town and civic events, as well as festivals, event series, and cultural programming. Please send your public events for inclusion by September 30. We know that 2021 may still warrant some tentative planning, so the usual scheduling disclaimers will reflect that.
Photo submissions are also welcome! The image theme for 2021 is animals, so we're accepting photos of birds, deer, or other wild High Country critters, as well as pets enjoying mountain activities. Photos must be high resolution for printing, and the cutoff date is the same: September 30.