Thursday, September 10, 2020

Weekly Village Update 9.10.20


Chamber News
Grow With Google Fall Webinar Series
Grow with Google Webinar Series Schedule
All events will be held from 1-2PM on the date listed
We’d Love to Hear From YOU!
How are we doing as your Chamber of Commerce? Share with us and other members how membership in the Chamber has helped support and promote your business. Share your experiences with the Chamber or collaborations with other businesses that have been created by being a member. With your permission, we will then share these testimonials on our website and/or social media channels.

Please reach out to Regina McCaughan at In advance, thank you for sharing!
Blowing Rock Young Professionals
Are you a Blowing Rock Young Professional (ages 21-40) or do you know a young professional who is looking to get more involved?

On Thursday, September 24th a few members of the BRYP will be at the Blowing Rock Farmers Market to meet new members & share more information on the group.

Get connected with BRYP, buy some local products, listen to live music and hang out!
NC Broadband Survey
We urge all homeowners and businesses to complete the broadband survey below sent to us by Blue Ridge Energy from the North Carolina Department of Information Technology.

The survey will gather information on locations with adequate internet access and speeds with the results used to determine which communities receive future grant funding for high speed internet service. Click here for more information on how to take the survey.

For homes or businesses WITH internet service, take the survey at

For homes or businesses WITHOUT internet service, text "Internet" to 919-750-0553
Have you taken the Census?
There are only a few weeks left to take the Census! The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.

The Census only takes minutes to complete at
Chamber Member Health Insurance Discount
Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA) makes it easy for members of any Chamber of Commerce in 26 western North Carolina counties to save money on their benefits with up to 25% savings on monthly costs vs an ACA plan**. And now, these businesses can save on average, an additional 2% on monthly costs through Chamber Health Insurance for Western North Carolina.

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

Our newsletter reaches over 1,000 member contacts each Thursday!
Upcoming Activities & Meetings

Member News
New Members!
We've got several new members! Learn more about their businesses by click on their names.

Sporting Clay Tournament
The Hunger & Health Coaliton is hosting a Sproting Clay Tournament at the Chetola Sporting Reserve October 10th & 11th.

All of their fundraising goes straight back into making these programs stay open, and continually able to help anyone in

Give them a call at 828-262-1628 if you'd like to donate or join the team of amazing volunteers.

Walker College of Business Career Week
Walker Business Connections Virtual Career Week from 9/30 to 10/2 includes workshops, panels and a virtual career fair.

High Country Breast Cancer Foundation Virtual 5K
Walk your 5K any time from October 24-31 and tag HCBCF in your pictures on social media! Registration is $10 and every bit goes to helping those in need who have been affected by breast cancer right here in the High Country!

You can also order a t-shirt for $20 which includes shipping. The shirts are already paid for, so the entire $20 also goes right to local patients in need! Shirts will ship in November after orders are in.

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Fly Fishing Tournament
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is hosting the 2020 Blue Ridge Parkway Masters Fly Fishing Tournament, on Thursday, September 24, to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The single angler event will be held on private trophy water near Boone, North Carolina, and hosted by Chetola Resort & Spa and its Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guides. Proceeds support the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Registration is limited, and the fee is $500. Sign up today! More details at
Visiting Scholar at Rumple
Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church invites everyone to a lecture & discussion series on Zoom, September 13-14th.

Visit for more information and to register!
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 got to help present $5,000 to The Children's Council of Watauga County, Inc. from the Famous Toastery soft opening weekend. Thank you to the community for showing amazing support of both organizations!
Congratulations to Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation, Town of Blowing Rock and the Blowing Rock TDA and all those involved in completing the new playground in Memorial Park! A wonderful addition to our community.
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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