Friday, November 13, 2020

Weekly Village Update 11.12.20


Chamber News
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse candidates. We congratulate the winners of each of these races, and look forward to working with them on business-first policies to continue building strong communities and families. 
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Chamber Partner Program
We've expanded the Chamber Partner Program to include two new levels of benefits.
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
Are you interested in learning more about Partner benefits? Call the Chamber at 828.295.7851 to learn more.
Chamber Directory Ad Sale
Ad spaces for the 2021 Chamber Membership Directory are available for purchase now through Dec. 16th .

Our directory has been the #1 requested free publication the Chamber produces.
Over 12,000 of the new guides will be distributed through the Blowing Rock
Visitor Center, all N.C. Welcome Centers, handed out at trade shows and
available through our lodging partners. They will also be mailed to each person
who contacts the Chamber requesting information on Blowing Rock. Take this opportunity to market and
promote your business to thousands of potential visitors and customers!

New this Year - in house design services. Want to place and ad or update an old one but don't know where to begin? We've got you covered. Design services begin at $95.

Contact Regina today to reserve your space!
The Chamber's 25 Days of Holiday Shopping has started! Follow along on facebook to see gift ideas featured daily. The complete gift gift is coming soon!
Prices have been lowered on nearly everything at! Shop now for touchless thermometers, nitrile gloves, masks, face shields, sanitizing wipes and sanitizer liquid and gel.
And now through Nov 20--get 160 wipes and 5 KN95 masks for free when you place an order of $60 or more.
Chamber Member Code: Blowing Rock Chamber
Workplace Wellness with Mandy Cohen
Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services headlines the first session, scheduled for Monday, November 16th from 1:00-3:00pm, and presented by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Dr. Cohen will provide a brief update on the State's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and deliver remarks on the importance of emphasizing workplace wellness and catching up on deferred healthcare as we continue to work through our economic rebound.
Equitable Hiring Webinar
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, much of North Carolina’s economy is bouncing back, and many employers are surprisingly experiencing a labor shortage. Revising hiring policies to include people with criminal records in the workforce is one solution. The North Carolina Department of Commerce Reentry Initiative presents “Equitable Hiring: Thinking Beyond the Box to Build Stronger Businesses and Safer Communities.” This one-hour virtual presentation will explain how businesses have the power to safely and effectively implement “Equitable Hiring” practices to help meet their business needs, obtain incentives for doing so, and create safer communities, all while reducing their concerns about litigation. This free, virtual event is being offered exclusively to Chamber of Commerce members. Please join us on Thursday, November 19, at 12 Noon.
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
Mast Store Employee For A Day Sale
This year, Employee For A Day is moving exclusively to Mast Store Online running from 11/13 to 11/16. This is your opportunity to save 25% on up to six regularly-priced items. Most of your favorite items you find in-store will be available online.
Children's Council Fundraiser
Starting November 12th through November 20th will be hosting an online auction where you will have a chance to win some unique and fun experiences! Get your tablets, phones or laptops ready to bid from the comfort of your own home! We have mountain get-a-ways, ski passes, bourbon, food, RVs, lake stays AND SO MUCH MORE!

The auction goes LIVE tonight at 7pm here.
Boone Underground Open House
Boone Underground, the High Country's first high-tech coworking space, wants to invite you to a COVID-safe open house event. During the event we'd like to share the vision for our space and how we plan to reach the community. Light snacks and drinks will be provided as you tour the space. Register Here.
25 Years of The Gilded Lily by Patra
Patra is celebrating 25 Years of The Gilded Lily by Parta this month! Visit the store in person or online for weekly specials.

ALSO - watch Patra compete on an episode of Sleighed, a holiday decorating competition show! Sleighed is produced by The Design Network. Watch the episode here.
Schaefer Center Presents
The Schaefer Center Presents (SCP) virtual performing arts series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, is proud to feature three special events centered around Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace. A documentary film, a live webinar for App State students, and a public encore presentation of the webinar are scheduled for Nov. 17-19, respectively. All events are FREE of charge, but advance registration is required at
Carolina West Wireless Black Friday Deals
It's the Black Friday - Better Than Ever Sale at Carolina West Wireless. No need to wait to shop Black Friday deals, they are available now! Click here to view more deals
Modern Ford Year End Sale
Modern Ford of Boone is having a year end sale!

2020 Ford F 150 up to $13300 off
2020 Ford Explorer up to $11000 off
2020 Ford Expedition up to $12700 off

Visit their location of New Market Blvd. in Boone.
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 Team enjoyed visiting VPC Builders this week.
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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